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Table 14.VI.A

New York City (NYC)
Deaths - Leading Causes (By Age)
2012*

 
     
  Rank All Ages All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Heart Disease
16,732
31.9
7,955
31.0
8,777
32.8
 
 
2
Malignant Neoplasms
13,405
25.6
6,583
25.6
6,822
25.5
 
 
3
Influenza and Pneumonia
2,245
4.3
1,079
4.2
1,166
4.4
 
 
4
Diabetes Mellitus
1,813
3.5
883
3.4
930
3.5
 
 
5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
1,651
3.1
734
2.9
917
3.4
 
 
6
Cerebrovascular Diseases
1,647
3.1
671
2.6
976
3.6
 
 
7
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
1,034
2.0
701
2.7
333
1.2
 
 
8
Essential Hypertention and Renal Diseases
980
1.9
418
1.6
562
2.1
 
 
9
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
812
1.5
592
2.3
220
0.8
 
 
10
Alzheimer's Disease
696
1.3
208
0.8
488
1.8
 
   
All Other Causes
11,440
21.8
5,843
22.8
5,597
20.9
 
   
Total
52,455
100.0
25,667
100.0
26,788
100.0
 
  Rank Under 1 year All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Congenital Malformations, Deformations
125
21.4
60
18.9
65
24.4
 
 
2
Short Gestation and Low Birth Weight
119
20.4
63
19.9
56
21.1
 
 
3
Cardiovascular Disorders Originating in the Perinatal Period
75
12.9
41
12.9
34
12.8
 
 
4
External Causes
55
9.4
30
9.5
25
9.4
 
 
5
Newborn Affected by Complications of Pregnancy
22
3.8
13
4.1
9
3.4
 
 
6
Respiratory Distress of Newborn
15
2.6
12
3.8
3
1.1
 
 
7
Bacterial Sepsis of Newborn
10
1.7
6
1.9
4
1.5
 
 
7
Other Respiratory Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period
10
1.7
4
1.3
6
2.3
 
 
9
Newnatal Hemorrhage
9
1.5
7
2.2
2
0.8
 
 
9
Necrotizing Enterocolitis of Newborn
9
1.5
5
1.6
4
1.5
 
   
All Other Causes
134
23.0
76
24.0
58
21.8
 
   
Total
583
100.0
317
100.0
266
100.0
 
  Rank 1 to 14 years All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Malignant Neoplasms
42
19.4
18
15.1
24
24.5
 
 
2
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
31
14.3
20
16.8
11
11.2
 
 
3
Congenital Malformations, Deformations
26
12.0
17
14.3
9
9.2
 
 
4
Assault (Homicide)
19
8.8
14
11.8
5
5.1
 
 
4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
13
6.0
6
5.0
7
7.1
 
 
6
Heart Disease
12
5.5
7
5.9
5
5.1
 
 
7
Cerebrovascular Diseases
6
2.8
3
2.5
3
3.1
 
 
7
Influenza and Pneumonia
6
2.8
3
2.5
3
3.1
 
 
7
Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)
6
2.8
2
1.7
4
4.1
 
 
All Other Causes
56
25.8
29
24.4
27
27.6
 
 
Total
217
100.0
119
100.0
98
100.0
 
  Rank 15 to 24 years All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Assault (Homicide)
141
25.5
133
32.8
8
5.4
 
 
2
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
87
15.7
67
16.5
20
13.4
 
 
3
Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)
66
11.9
46
11.4
20
13.4
 
 
4
Malignant Neoplasms
51
9.2
27
6.7
24
16.1
 
 
5
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
48
8.7
40
9.9
8
5.4
 
 
6
Heart Disease
19
3.4
9
2.2
10
6.7
 
 
7
Congenital Malformations, Deformations
16
2.9
7
1.7
9
6.0
 
 
8
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
15
2.7
11
2.7
4
2.7
 
 
9
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease
11
2.0
5
1.2
6
4.0
 
 
10
Legal Intervention
7
1.3
6
1.5
1
0.7
 
 
All Other Causes
93
16.8
54
13.3
39
26.2
 
 
Total
554
100.0
405
100.0
149
100.0
 
  Rank 25 to 34 years All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
147
15.7
118
17.9
29
10.6
 
 
2
Assault (Homicide)
133
14.2
120
18.2
13
4.7
 
 
3
Malignant Neoplasms
126
13.5
67
10.1
59
21.5
 
 
4
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
100
10.7
84
12.7
16
5.8
 
 
5
Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)
94
10.1
66
10.0
28
10.2
 
 
6
Heart Disease
62
6.6
48
7.3
14
5.1
 
 
7
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease
34
3.6
24
3.6
10
3.6
 
 
8
Diabetes Mellitus
17
1.8
12
1.8
5
1.8
 
 
9
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Puerperium
16
1.7
-
-
16
5.8
 
 
10
Cerebrovascular Diseases
13
1.4
8
1.2
5
1.8
 
 
All Other Causes
193
20.6
114
17.2
79
28.8
 
 
Total
935
100.0
661
100.0
274
100.0
 
  Rank 35 to 44 years All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Malignant Neoplasms
342
22.0
148
15.2
194
33.0
 
 
2
Heart Disease
209
13.4
156
16.1
53
9.0
 
 
3
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
170
10.9
122
12.6
48
8.2
 
 
4
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
94
6.0
81
8.3
13
2.2
 
 
5
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease
90
5.8
54
5.6
36
6.1
 
 
6
Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)
83
5.3
64
6.6
19
3.2
 
 
7
Assault (Homicide)
59
3.8
46
4.7
13
2.2
 
 
8
Diabetes Mellitus
46
3.0
33
3.4
13
2.2
 
 
9
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
45
2.9
35
3.6
10
1.7
 
 
10
Cerebrovascular Diseases
38
2.4
20
2.1
18
3.1
 
 
All Other Causes
382
24.5
212
21.8
170
29.0
 
 
Total
1,558
100.0
971
100.0
587
100.0
 
  Rank 45 to 54 years All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Malignant Neoplasms
1,235
30.4
575
23.4
660
41.2
 
 
2
Heart Disease
808
19.9
568
23.1
240
15.0
 
 
3
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
275
6.8
186
7.6
89
5.6
 
 
4
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Desease
217
5.3
136
5.5
81
5.1
 
 
5
Diabetes Mellitus
143
3.5
97
3.9
46
2.9
 
 
6
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
127
3.1
99
4.0
28
1.7
 
 
7
Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)
125
3.1
88
3.6
37
2.3
 
 
8
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
118
2.9
80
3.3
38
2.4
 
 
9
Cerebrovascular Diseases
116
2.9
67
2.7
49
3.1
 
 
10
Mental Disorder Due to Use of Alchohol
87
2.1
68
2.8
19
1.2
 
 
All Other Causes
809
19.9
493
20.1
316
19.7
 
 
Total
4,060
100.0
2,547
100.0
1,603
100.0
 
  Rank 55 to 64 years All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Malignant Neoplasms
2,605
36.1
1,349
31.2
1,256
43.4
 
 
2
Heart Disease
1,753
24.3
1,181
27.4
572
19.8
 
 
3
Diabetes Mellitus
288
4.0
174
4.0
114
3.9
 
 
4
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
185
2.6
132
3.1
53
1.8
 
 
5
Viral Hepatitis
183
2.5
125
2.9
58
2.0
 
 
6
Influenza and Pneumonia
177
2.5
104
2.4
73
2.5
 
 
7
Cerebrovascular Diseases
173
2.4
108
2.5
65
2.2
 
 
8
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease
169
2.3
120
2.8
49
1.7
 
 
9
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
169
2.3
89
2.1
80
2.8
 
 
9
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
148
2.1
110
2.5
38
1.3
 
 
All Other Causes
1,361
18.9
826
19.1
535
18.5
 
 
Total
7,211
100.0
4,318
100.0
2,893
100.0
 
  Rank 65 to 74 years All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Malignant Neoplasms
3,340
37.2
1,756
35.5
1,584
39,4
 
 
2
Heart Disease
2,553
28.5
1,554
31.4
999
24.9
 
 
3
Diabetes Mellitus
382
4.3
190
3.8
192
4.8
 
 
4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
332
3.7
159
3.2
173
4.3
 
 
5
Influenza and Pneumonia
297
3.3
175
3.5
122
3.0
 
 
6
Cerebrovascular Diseases
248
2.8
126
2.5
122
3.0
 
 
7
Essential Hypertention and Hypertensive Renal Disease
170
1.9
84
1.7
86
2.1
 
 
8
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
118
1.3
77
1.6
41
1.0
 
 
9
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
113
1.3
78
1.6
35
0.9
 
 
10
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and nephrosis
86
1.0
51
1.0
35
0.9
 
 
All Other Causes
1,328
14.8
701
14.2
627
15.6
 
 
Total
8,967
100.0
4,951
100.0
4,016
100.0
 
  Rank 75 to 84 years All Male Female  
  Deaths Percent Deaths Percent Deaths Percent  
 
1
Heart Disease
4,108
34.0
2,072
35.2
2,036
32.9
 
 
2
Malignant Neoplasms
3,424
28.3
1,,703
29.0
1,721
27.8
 
 
3
Influenza and Pneumonia
605
5.0
324
5.5
281
4.5
 
 
4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
511
4.2
235
4.0
276
4.5
 
 
5
Diabetes Mellitus
487
4.0
215
3.7
272
4.4
 
 
6
Cerebrovascular Diseases
429
3.6
179
3.0
250
4.0
 
 
7
Essential Hypertention and Hypertensive Renal Disease
238
2.0
102
1.7
136
2.2
 
 
8
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
153
1.3
82
1.4
71
1.1
 
 
9
Alzheimer's Disease
153
1.3
50
0.9
103
1.7
 
 
10
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis
120
1.0
61
1.0
59
1.0
 
 
All Other Causes
1,850
15.3
858
14.6
992
16.0
 
 
Total
12,078
100.0
5,881
100.0
6,197
100.0
 
  Rank 85 and over All Male Female  
  Deaths Percent Deaths Percent Deaths Percent  
 
1
Heart Disease
7,202
44.2
2,357
42.2
4,845
45.3
 
 
2
Malignant Neoplasms
2,241
13.8
941
16.8
1,300
12.1
 
 
3
Influenza and Pneumonia
1,052
6.5
410
7.3
642
6.0
 
 
4
Cerebrovascular Diseases
620
3.8
157
2.8
463
4.3
 
 
5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
522
3.2
184
3.3
338
3.2
 
 
6
Alzheimer's Disease
489
3.0
127
2.3
362
3.4
 
 
7
Diabetes Mellitus
448
2.7
160
2.9
288
2.7
 
 
8
Essential Hypertention and Hypertensive Renal Disease
395
2.4
126
2.3
269
2.5
 
 
9
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
171
1.0
80
1.4
91
0.9
 
 
10
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis
154
0.9
57
1.0
97
0.9
 
 
All Other Causes
3,002
18.4
992
17.7
2,010
18.8
 
 
Total
16,296
100.0
5,591
100.0
10,705
100.0
 
     
  *Most Recent Data Available  
     
 
Source:
NYC DOH and Mental Hygiene
Summary of Vital Statistics - Appendix A/Table M7