TABLE 10.

Mortality From 15 Leading Causes of Death: United States, 2000 and 2001

Cause of Death (Based on the 10th Revision International Classification of Diseases, 1992)Rank*20012000% Change in Age-Adjusted Rate, 2000–2001
NumberPercentRateNumberPercentRate
All causesNA2 416 425100.0854.52 403 351100.0869.0−1.7
Diseases of heartI00–I09, I11, I13, I20–I511700 14229.0247.8710 76029.6257.6−3.8
Malignant neoplasmsC00–C972553 76822.9196.0553 09123.0199.6−1.8
Cerebrovascular diseasesI60–I693163 5386.857.9167 6617.060.9−4.9
Chronic lower respiratory diseasesJ40–J474123 0135.143.7122 0095.144.2−1.1
Accidents (unintentional injuries)V01–X59, Y85–Y865101 5374.235.797 9004.134.92.3
Diabetes mellitusE10–E14671 3723.025.369 3012.925.01.2
Influenza and pneumoniaJ10–J18762 0342.622.065 3132.723.7−7.2
Alzheimer’s diseaseG30853 8522.219.149 5582.118.15.5
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosisN00–N07,N17–N19, N25–N27939 4801.614.037 2511.513.53.7
SepticemiaA40–A411032 2381.311.431 2241.311.30.9
Intentional self-harm (suicide)*U03, X60–X84, Y87.01130 6221.310.729 3501.210.42.9
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosisK70, K73–K741227 0351.19.526 5521.19.50.0
Assault (homicide)*U01–U02, X85–Y09, Y87.11320 3080.87.116 7650.75.920.3
Essential (primary) hypertension and hypertensive diseaseI10,I121419 2500.86.818 0730.86.54.6
Pneumoniitis due to solids and liquidsJ691517 3010.76.116 6360.76.10.0
All other causesResidualNA400 93516.6NA391 90416.3NANA
  • NA indicates not applicable.

    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, mortality, 2000–2001.

  • * Rank based on 2001 data. Ranking is shown for 15 leading causes of death. For an explanation of ranking procedures, see Technical Appendix in Vital Statistics of the United States, Vol. II, Mortality Part A (published annually).

  • Age-adjusted death rate per 100 000 US standard population.