Leading Causes of Death - Females - Non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander - United States, 2017

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Non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander1, Female, All ages2
Leading Causes of Death, United States, Non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander Females, 2017, all races and origins, all ages
Non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander, Female, All ages Percent
1) Cancer 25.5%
2) Heart disease 20.0%
3) Stroke 8.4%
4) Alzheimer’s disease 5.1%
5) Diabetes 4.1%
6) Unintentional injuries 3.3%
7) Influenza and pneumonia 3.2%
8) Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2.4%
9) Hypertension 2.3%
10) Kidney disease 2.1%

1Persons identified as white, black, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Asian or Pacific Islander were of non-Hispanic origin. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Figures for origin not stated are included in “all races and origins” but not distributed among race and Hispanic origin groups. For more information on race and Hispanic origin classification please see the Technical Notes section of “Deaths: Leading Causes for 2017”pdf icon.
2Figures include all ages, including age not stated.

Non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander1, Female, by Age Group
Leading Causes of Death, 2017, Non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander, Female, by Age Group
  Age Group3
Rank2 1-19 years 20-44 years 45-64 years 65-84 years 85+ years All ages
1 Unintentional injuries
20.1%
Cancer
32.4%
Cancer
50.9%
Cancer
30.0%
Heart disease
25.6%
Cancer
25.5%
2 Suicide
17.7%
Unintentional injuries
13.8%
Heart disease
12.0%
Heart disease
19.8%
Cancer
11.3%
Heart disease
20.0%
3 Cancer
15.7%
Suicide
13.0%
Stroke
6.0%
Stroke
8.6%
Stroke
10.0%
Stroke
8.4%
4 Birth defects
6.8%
Heart disease
6.3%
Diabetes
4.2%
Diabetes
5.0%
Alzheimer’s disease
10.0%
Alzheimer’s disease
5.1%
5 Heart disease
4.4%
Stroke
4.4%
Unintentional injuries
4.0%
Alzheimer’s disease
2.8%
Influenza and pneumonia
4.8%
Diabetes
4.1%
6 Homicide
3.2%
Homicide
3.3%
Suicide
2.1%
Unintentional injuries
2.8%
Diabetes
3.5%
Unintentional injuries
3.3%
7 Septicemia
2.0%
Pregnancy complications
2.2%
Kidney disease
1.5%
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
2.7%
Hypertension
3.3%
Influenza and pneumonia
3.2%
8 (tie rank)
Anemias
Influenza and pneumonia
1.6%
Diabetes
2.0%
Influenza and pneumonia
1.4%
Influenza and pneumonia
2.7%
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
2.9%
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
2.4%
9 4 Chronic liver disease
1.7%
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
1.2%
Kidney disease
2.6%
Unintentional injuries
2.2%
Hypertension
2.3%
10 (tie rank)
Benign neoplasms
Diabetes
Stroke
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Kidney disease
Perinatal conditions
0.8%
Influenza and pneumonia
1.3%
Chronic liver disease
1.2%
Hypertension
2.2%
Kidney disease
2.0%
Kidney disease
2.1%

1Persons identified as white, black, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Asian or Pacific Islander were of non-Hispanic origin. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. For more information on race and Hispanic origin classification please see the Technical Notes section of “Deaths: Leading Causes for 2016”.pdf icon
2Based on number of deaths. Tie ranks are listed in order of ICD-10 code.
3Figures for age not stated are included in “all ages” but not distributed among age groups.
4Cell blank due to previous tie ranks or no data available.

Short and Full Terms – 2017

Some terms in the leading causes of death tables have been shortened from those used in the National Vital Statistics Report. Below is a listing of the shortened terms used in the tables and their full, unabridged equivalents used in the report.

Short and Full Terms – Leading Causes of Death 2017
Short Term Full Term
Benign neoplasms In situ neoplasms, benign neoplasms and neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behavior
Birth defects Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Bronchitis Acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis
Cancer Malignant neoplasms
Chronic liver disease Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis
Diabetes Diabetes mellitus
Heart disease Diseases of heart
HIV disease Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease
Homicide Assault (homicide)
Hypertension Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease
Kidney disease Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis
Perinatal conditions Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
Pregnancy complications Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
Stroke Cerebrovascular diseases
Suicide Intentional self-harm (suicide)
Unintentional injuries Accidents (unintentional injuries)

Page last reviewed: November 20, 2019
Content source: Women's Health