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Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Annual Report, Table 17

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
MALES AGES 1-14
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 540 19 100
1 Accidents [Injuries] 182 6.4 33.7
2 Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 68 2.4 12.6
3 Congenital Malformations 37 1.3 6.9
4 Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 28 1 5.2
5 Assault [Homicide] 27 1 5
All Other Causes 198 7 36.7

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
FEMALES AGES 1-14
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 397 14.6 100
1 Accidents [Injuries] 116 4.3 29.2
2 Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 48 1.8 12.1
3 Congenital Malformations 37 1.4 9.3
4 Assault [Homicide] 30 1.1 7.6
5 Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 22 0.8 5.5
All Other Causes 144 5.3 36.3

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
MALES AGES 15-24
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 1,879 91.7 100
1 Accidents [Injuries] 815 39.8 43.4
2 Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 352 17.2 18.7
3 Assault [Homicide] 278 13.6 14.8
4 Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 100 4.9 5.3
5 Diseases of the Heart 51 2.5 2.7
All Other Causes 283 13.8 15.1

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
FEMALES AGES 15-24
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 681 35.6 100
1 Accidents [Injuries] 274 14.3 40.2
2 Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 89 4.6 13.1
3-4. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer]+ 57 3 8.4
3-4. Assault [Homicide]+ 57 3 8.4
5 Diseases of the Heart 30 1.6 4.4
All Other Causes 174 9.1 25.6

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
MALES AGES 25-34
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 2,774 141.1 100
1 Accidents [Injuries] 1,077 54.8 38.8
2 Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 456 23.2 16.4
3 Assault [Homicide] 288 14.7 10.4
4 Diseases of the Heart 205 10.4 7.4
5 Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 140 7.1 5
All Other Causes 608 30.9 21.9

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
FEMALES AGES 25-34
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 1,225 64.6 100
1 Accidents [Injuries] 322 17 26.3
2 Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 153 8.1 12.5
3 Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 117 6.2 9.6
4 Diseases of the Heart 109 5.7 8.9
5 Assault [Homicide] 73 3.9 6
All Other Causes 451 23.8 36.8

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
MALES AGES 35-44
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 3,712 205.9 100
1 Accidents [Injuries] 845 46.9 22.8
2 Diseases of the Heart 641 35.6 17.3
3 Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 423 23.5 11.4
4 Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 390 21.6 10.5
5 Assault [Homicide] 184 10.2 5
All Other Causes 1,229 68.2 33.1

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
FEMALES AGES 35-44
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 2,344 127.6 100
1 Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 544 29.6 23.2
2 Accidents [Injuries] 354 19.3 15.1
3 Diseases of the Heart 330 18 14.1
4 Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 132 7.2 5.6
5 Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 84 4.6 3.6
All Other Causes 900 49 38.4

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
MALES AGES 45-54
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 8,648 502.3 100
1 Diseases of the Heart 1,966 114.2 22.7
2 Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 1,723 100.1 19.9
3 Accidents [Injuries] 956 55.5 11.1
4 Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 636 36.9 7.4
5 Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 464 26.9 5.4
All Other Causes 2,903 168.6 33.6

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
FEMALES AGES 45-54
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 5,526 315.2 100
1 Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 1,719 98.1 31.1
2 Diseases of the Heart 883 50.4 16
3 Accidents [Injuries] 474 27 8.6
4 Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 232 13.2 4.2
5 Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 206 11.8 3.7
All Other Causes 2,012 114.8 36.4

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
MALES AGES 55-64
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 16,468 1,140.10 100
1 Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 4,721 326.8 28.7
2 Diseases of the Heart 4,018 278.2 24.4
3 Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 902 62.4 5.5
4 Accidents [Injuries] 887 61.4 5.4
5 Diabetes Mellitus 609 42.2 3.7
All Other Causes 5,331 369.1 32.4

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
FEMALES AGES 55-64
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 10,629 692.3 100
1 Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 3,599 234.4 33.9
2 Diseases of the Heart 1,916 124.8 18
3 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 499 32.5 4.7
4 Diabetes Mellitus 460 30 4.3
5 Accidents [Injuries] 434 28.3 4.1
All Other Causes 3,721 242.4 35

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
MALES AGES 65-74
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 19,616 2,262.90 100
1 Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 5,816 670.9 29.6
2 Diseases of the Heart 4,931 568.8 25.1
3 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 1,249 144.1 6.4
4 Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 890 102.7 4.5
5 Diabetes Mellitus 702 81 3.6
All Other Causes 6,028 695.4 30.7

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
FEMALES AGES 65-74
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 14,683 1,503.10 100
1 Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 4,639 474.9 31.6
2 Diseases of the Heart 2,818 288.5 19.2
3 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 1,192 122 8.1
4 Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 725 74.2 4.9
5 Diabetes Mellitus 574 58.8 3.9
All Other Causes 4,735 484.7 32.2

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
MALES AGES 75+
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 40,082 7,929.40 100
1 Diseases of the Heart 10,679 2,112.60 26.6
2 Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 7,802 1,543.50 19.5
3 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,649 524.1 6.6
4 Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 2,371 469.1 5.9
5 Alzheimer's Disease 1,862 368.4 4.6
All Other Causes 14,719 2,911.90 36.7

FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH 
FEMALES AGES 75+
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2014
(Rates per 100,000 Population)
Cause Deaths Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 51,773 7,063.80 100
1 Diseases of the Heart 12,646 1,725.40 24.4
2 Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 7,170 978.3 13.8
3 Alzheimer's Disease 4,393 599.4 8.5
4 Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 4,096 558.9 7.9
5 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 3,144 429 6.1
All Other Causes 20,324 2,773.00 39.3



+ These causes have tied.


2014 Annual Report List of Tables and References
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Last updated September 14, 2016