Mortality Rate Table 3: Ten Leading Causes of Death in the US and Asian or Pacific Islanders, 2001

 

Health Condition United States Population Asian or Pacific Islander Population
Cause Of Death Population Ranking Percent Of Total Deaths Population Ranking Percent Of Total Deaths
Heart Disease 1 29.0 2 25.4
Cancer 2 22.9 1 26.4
Stroke 3 6.8 3 9.4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases* 4 5.1 6 3.2
Accidents/unintentional Injuries 5 4.2 4 4.7
Diabetes 6 3.0 5 3.4
Influenza and pneumonia 7 2.6 7 3.2
Alzheimer’s disease 8 2.2 —— ——
Kidney Diseases 9 1.6 9 1.7
Septicemia** 10 1.3 —— ——
Assault (homicide) —— —— 10 1.5
Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) —— —— —— ——
Intentional Harm (suicide) —— —— 8 1.7

 

Source: CDC National Vital Statistics Reports, 2001
* Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases – emphysema or chronic bronchitis
** The presence and persistence of bacteria, viruses, toxins or poisons in the blood. Sometimes called blood poisoning.

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