TABLE 7

Mortality From 15 Leading Causes of Death: United States, 2000 (Final) and 2005 (Preliminary)

Causes of Death and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision CodesRanka20052000
n%Ratebn%Rateb
All causes2 447 910100.0798.82 403 351100.0869.0
Diseases of heart (I00–I09, I11, I13, I20–I51)1649 39926.5210.3710 76029.6257.6
Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)2559 30022.8183.8553 09123.0199.6
Cerebrovascular diseases (I60–I69)3143 4975.946.6167 6617.060.9
Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40–J47)4130 9575.343.2122 0095.144.2
Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59, Y85–Y86)5114 8764.738.197 9004.134.9
Diabetes mellitus (E10–E14)674 8173.124.569 3012.925.0
Alzheimer disease (G30)771 6962.922.949 5582.118.1
Influenza and pneumonia (J10–J18)862 8042.620.365 3132.723.7
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis (N00–N07, N17–N19, N25–N27)943 6791.814.337 2511.513.5
Septicemia (A40–A41)1034 1421.411.231 2241.311.3
Intentional self-harm (suicide) (*U03, X60–X84, Y87.0)1131 7691.310.629 3501.210.4
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (K70, K73–K74)1227 3931.18.926 5521.19.5
Essential (primary) hypertension and hypertensive renal disease (I10, I12)1324 8651.08.018 0730.86.5
Parkinson disease (G20–G21)1419 5470.86.415 6820.75.7
Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02, X85–Y09, Y87.1)1517 6940.75.916 7650.75.9
  • a Rank is based on 2005 data. Ranking is shown for 15 leading causes. For an explanation of ranking procedures, see ref 8.

  • b Age-adjusted death rate per 100000 US standard population.

  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System: mortality, 2005 and 2000 (www.cdc.gov/nchs/datawh/statab/pubd/ta.htm).