Leading Causes of Death (LCOD) in Females United States, 2015 (current listing)

Leading Causes of Death, all females, all ages
All Females, All Ages Percent*
1) Heart disease 22.3
2) Cancer 21.1
3) Chronic lower respiratory diseases 6.2
4) Stroke 6.1
5) Alzheimer’s disease 5.7
6) Unintentional injuries 4.0
7) Diabetes 2.7
8) Influenza and pneumonia 2.3
9) Kidney disease 1.8
10) Septicemia 1.6

*Percent of total deaths in the race category due to the disease indicated. The white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian/Pacific Islander race groups include persons of Hispanic and non-Hispanic origin. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

Page last reviewed: April 10, 2018
Content source: Women's Health