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Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Annual Report, Table 16

Leading Causes of Death (Total) 
Texas, 2014
(Rates Per 100,000 Population)
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 183,303 680.0 100.0
1 Diseases of the Heart 41,293 153.2 22.5
2 Malignant Neoplasms 38,727 143.7 21.1
3 Cerebrovascular Diseases 9,852 36.5 5.4
4 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 9,642 35.8 5.3
5 Accidents 9,598 35.6 5.2
6 Alzheimer's Disease 6,755 25.1 3.7
7 Diabetes Mellitus 5,327 19.8 2.9
8 Septicemia 4,102 15.2 2.2
9 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 3,997 14.8 2.2
10 Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 3,663 13.6 2.0
  All Other Causes 50,347 186.8 27.5

Leading Causes of Death (White*) 
Texas, 2014
(Rates Per 100,000 Population)
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 123,794 940.2 100.0
1 Diseases of the Heart 28,555 216.9 23.1
2 Malignant Neoplasms 26,660 202.5 21.5
3 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 8,101 61.5 6.5
4 Cerebrovascular Diseases 6,602 50.1 5.3
5 Accidents 5,998 45.6 4.8
6 Alzheimer's Disease 5,119 38.9 4.1
7 Diabetes Mellitus 2,663 20.2 2.2
8 Septicemia 2,474 18.8 2.0
9 Intentional Self-Harm 2,392 18.2 1.9
10 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 2,311 17.6 1.9
  All Other Causes 32,919 250.0 26.6

Leading Causes of Death (Hispanic) 
Texas, 2014
(Rates Per 100,000 Population)
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 37,629 352.3 100.0
1 Diseases of the Heart 7,543 70.6 20.0
2 Malignant Neoplasms 7,422 69.5 19.7
3 Accidents 2,557 23.9 6.8
4 Cerebrovascular Diseases 1,975 18.5 5.2
5 Diabetes Mellitus 1,832 17.2 4.9
6 Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 1,455 13.6 3.9
7 Alzheimer's Disease 1,140 10.7 3.0
8 Septicemia 1,020 9.6 2.7
9 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 1,011 9.5 2.7
10 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 851 8.0 2.3
  All Other Causes 10,823 101.3 28.8

Leading Causes of Death (Black) 
Texas, 2014
(Rates Per 100,000 Population)
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 21,880 703.4 100.0
1 Diseases of the Heart 5,195 167.0 23.7
2 Malignant Neoplasms 4,645 149.3 21.2
3 Cerebrovascular Diseases 1,275 41.0 5.8
4 Accidents 1,043 33.5 4.8
5 Diabetes Mellitus 832 26.7 3.8
6 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 690 22.2 3.2
7 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 675 21.7 3.1
8 Septicemia 608 19.5 2.8
9 Alzheimer's Disease 496 15.9 2.3
10 Assault 425 13.7 1.9
  All Other Causes 5,996 192.8 27.4

Note: * Data for Other deaths are grouped within the White category.


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Last updated September 14, 2016