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New York City (NYC)
Deaths - Leading Causes (By Age)
2014*

 
     
  Rank All Ages All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Diseases of Heart
16,517
31.1
7,961
30.5
8,556
31.8
 
 
2
Malignant Neoplasms
13,380
25.2
6,602
25.3
6,778
25.2
 
 
3
Influenza and Pneumonia
2,220
4.2
1,073
4.1
1,147
4.3
 
 
4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
1,827
3.4
845
3.2
982
3.6
 
 
5
Diabetes Mellitus
1,798
3.4
893
3.4
905
3.4
 
 
6
Cerebrovascular Diseases
1,787
3.4
745
2.9
1,042
3.9
 
 
7
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
1,026
1.9
669
2.6
357
1.3
 
 
8
Essential Hypertension and Hypertensive Renal Disease
991
1.9
451
1.7
540
2.0
 
 
9
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substance
893
1.7
655
2.5
238
0.9
 
 
10
Alzheimer's Disease
789
1.5
215
0.8
574
2.1
 
   
All Other Causes
11,806
22.3
5,981
22.9
5,825
21.6
 
   
Total
53,034
100.0
26,090
100.0
26,944
100.0
 
  Rank Under 1 year All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Short Gestation and Low Birth Weight
116
22.5
65
22.6
51
22.4
 
 
2
Congenital Malformations, Deformations
99
19.2
50
17.4
49
21.5
 
 
3
Cardiovascular Disorders Originating in the Perinatal Period
53
10.3
35
12.2
18
7.9
 
 
4
External Causes
47
9.1
27
9.4
20
8.8
 
 
5
Respiratory Distress of Newborn
14
2.7
5
1.7
9
3.9
 
 
5
Other Respiratory Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period
14
2.7
5
1.7
9
3.9
 
 
7
Newborn Affected by Complications of Pregnancy
12
2.3
8
2.8
4
1.8
 
 
8
Bacterial Sepsis of Newborn
9
1.7
3
1.0
6
2.6
 
 
8
Newborn Affected by Complications of Placenta
9
1.7
5
1.7
4
1.8
 
 
8
Necrotizing Enterocolitis of Newborn
9
1.7
2
0.7
7
3.1
 
   
All Other Causes
134
26.0
83
28.8
51
22.4
 
   
Total
516
100.0
288
100.0
228
100.0
 
  Rank 1 to 14 years All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Malignant Neoplasms
41
18.9
26
20.5
15
16.7
 
 
2
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
27
12.4
20
15.7
7
7.8
 
 
3
Congenital Malformations, Deformations
25
11.5
13
10.2
12
13.3
 
 
4
Assault (Homicide)
17
7.8
9
7.1
8
8.9
 
 
5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
16
7.4
9
7.1
7
7.8
 
 
6
Diseases of Heart
7
3.2
1
0.8
6
6.7
 
 
6
Cerebrovascular Diseases
7
3.2
5
3.9
2
2.2
 
 
All Other Causes
77
35.5
44
34.6
33
36.7
 
 
Total
217
100.0
127
100.0
90
100.0
 
  Rank 15 to 24 years All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Assault (Homicide)
105
21.3
94
26.5
11
8.0
 
 
2
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
62
12.6
44
12.4
18
13.0
 
 
3
Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)
58
11.8
40
11.3
18
13.0
 
 
4
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
52
10.5
39
11.0
13
9.4
 
 
5
Malignant Neoplasms
47
9.5
32
9.0
15
10.9
 
 
6
Diseases of Heart
27
5.5
20
5.6
7
5.1
 
 
7
Congenital Malformations, Deformations
19
3.9
10
2.8
9
6.5
 
 
8
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
11
2.2
5
1.4
6
4.3
 
 
9
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease
9
1.8
7
2.0
2
1.4
 
 
10
Cerebrovascular Diseases
7
1.4
5
1.4
2
1.4
 
   
All Other Causes
96
19.5
59
16.6
37
26.8
 
   
Total
493
100.0
355
100.0
138
100.0
 
  Rank 25 to 34 years All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
173
18.4
125
19.6
48
15.9
 
 
2
Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)
121
12.9
88
13.8
33
11.0
 
 
3
Malignant Neoplasms
119
12.7
60
9.4
59
19.6
 
 
4
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
88
9.4
73
11.5
15
5.0
 
 
5
Assault (Homicide)
79
8.4
69
10.8
10
3.3
 
 
6
Diseases of Heart
62
6.6
44
6.9
18
6.0
 
 
7
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease
28
3.0
17
2.7
11
3.7
 
 
8
Diabetes Mellitus
25
2.7
16
2.5
9
3.0
 
 
9
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium
19
2.0
-
-
19
6.3
 
 
10
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
15
1.6
9
1.4
6
2.0
 
   
All Other Causes
209
22.3
136
21.4
73
24.3
 
   
Total
938
100.0
637
100.0
301
100.0
 
  Rank 35 to 44 years All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Malignant Neoplasms
343
22.0
140
14.3
203
34.8
 
 
2
Disease of Heart
211
13.5
152
15.5
59
10.1
 
 
3
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
174
11.1
136
13.9
38
6.5
 
 
4
Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)
90
5.8
67
6.9
23
3.9
 
 
5
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
83
5.3
68
7.0
15
2.6
 
 
6
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease
60
3.8
33
3.4
27
4.6
 
 
7
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
56
3.6
40
4.1
16
2.7
 
 
8
Diabetes Mellitus
54
3.5
29
3.0
25
4.3
 
 
9
Assault (Homicide)
53
3.4
48
4.9
5
0.9
 
 
10
Cerebrovascular Diseases
48
3.1
31
3.2
17
2.9
 
   
All Other Causes
390
25.0
234
23.9
156
26.7
 
   
Total
1,562
100.0
978
100.0
584
100.0
 
  Rank 45 to 54 years All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Malignant Neoplasms
1,150
30.0
551
23.0
599
41.7
 
 
2
Diseases of Heart
817
21.3
588
24.6
229
15.9
 
 
3
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
264
6.9
191
8.0
73
5.1
 
 
4
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease
167
4.4
115
4.8
52
3.6
 
 
5
Cerebrovascular Diseases
122
3.2
67
2.8
55
3.8
 
 
6
Diabetes Mellitus
119
3.1
73
3.1
46
3.2
 
 
7
Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)
107
2.8
74
3.1
33
2.3
 
 
8
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
106
2.8
89
3.7
17
1.2
 
 
9
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
103
2.7
74
3.1
29
2.0
 
 
10
Influenza and Pneumonia
93
2.4
60
2.5
33
2.3
 
   
All Other Causes
779
20.4
509
21.3
270
18.8
 
   
Total
3,827
100.0
2,391
100.0
1,436
100.0
 
  Rank 55 to 64 years All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Malignant Neoplasms
2,560
35.1
1,334
30.4
1,226
42.3
 
 
2
Diseases of Heart
1,763
24.2
1,230
28.0
533
18.4
 
 
3
Diabetes Mellitus
307
4.2
191
4.3
116
4.0
 
 
4
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
197
2.7
148
3.4
49
1.7
 
 
5
Influenza and Pneumonia
195
2.7
115
2.6
80
2.8
 
 
6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
188
2.6
106
2.4
82
2.8
 
 
7
Cerebrovascular Diseases
182
2.5
102
2.3
80
2.8
 
 
7
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
182
2.5
129
2.9
53
1.8
 
 
9
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease
174
2.4
130
3.0
44
1.5
 
 
10
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substance
164
2.3
125
2.8
39
1.3
 
   
All Other Causes
1,376
18.9
783
17.8
593
20.5
 
   
Total
7,288
100.0
4,393
100.0
2,895
100.0
 
  Rank 65 to 74 years All Male Female  
 
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
Deaths
Percent
 
 
1
Malignant Neoplasms
3,351
36.1
1,735
33.6
1,616
39.3
 
 
2
Diseases of Heart
2,545
27.4
1,533
29.7
1,012
24.6
 
 
3
Diabetes Mellitus
401
4.3
230
4.5
171
4.2
 
 
4
Influenza and Pneumonia
321
3.5
175
3.4
146
3.5
 
 
5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
319
3.4
162
3.1
157
3.8
 
 
6
Cerebrovascular Diseases
240
2.6
135
2.6
105
2.6
 
 
7
Essential Hypertension and Hypertensive Renal Disease
178
1.9
95
1.8
83
2.0
 
 
8
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
134
1.4
98
1.9
36
0.9
 
 
9
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
131
1.4
84
1.6
47
1.1
 
 
10
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis
106
1.1
53
1.0
31
1.3
 
   
All Other Causes
1,555
16.8
868
16.8
687
16.7
 
   
Total
9,281
100.0
5,168
100.0
4,113
100.0
 
  Rank 75 to 84 years All Male Female  
  Deaths Percent Deaths Percent Deaths Percent  
 
1
Diseases of Heart
3,949
32.7
1,939
33.1
2,010
32.4
 
 
2
Malignant Neoplasms
3,350
27.8
1,690
28.8
1,660
26.7
 
 
3
Influenza and Pneumonia
581
4.8
312
5.3
269
4.3
 
 
4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
547
4.5
260
4.4
287
4.6
 
 
5
Cerebrovascular Diseases
501
4.2
213
3.6
288
4.6
 
 
6
Diabetes Mellitus
470
3.9
214
3.7
256
4.1
 
 
7
Essential Hypertension and Hypertensive Renal Disease
254
2.1
119
2.0
135
2.2
 
 
8
Alzheimer's Disease
187
1.5
61
1.0
126
2.0
 
 
9
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
174
1.4
87
1.5
87
1.4
 
 
10
Septicemia
140
1.2
73
1.2
67
1.1
 
   
All Other Causes
1,918
15.9
1,242
20.0
676
11.5
 
   
Total
12,071
100.0
5,861
100.0
6,210
100.0
 
  Rank 85 and over All Male Female  
  Deaths Percent Deaths Percent Deaths Percent  
 
1
Diseases of Heart
7,127
42.3
2,447
41.5
4,680
42.7
 
 
2
Malignant Neoplasms
2,417
14.4
1,033
17.5
1,384
12.6
 
 
3
Influenza and Pneumonia
982
5.8
376
6.4
606
5.5
 
 
4
Cerebrovascular Diseases
665
3.9
177
3.0
488
4.5
 
 
5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
630
3.7
238
4.0
392
3.6
 
 
6
Alzheimer's Disease
560
3.3
138
2.3
422
3.9
 
 
7
Diabetes Mellitus
415
2.5
136
2.3
279
2.5
 
 
8
Essential Hypertension and Hypertensive Renal Disease
374
2.2
124
2.1
250
2.3
 
 
9
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
186
1.1
75
1.3
111
1.0
 
 
10
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis
172
1.0
73
1.2
99
0.9
 
   
All Other Causes
3,312
19.7
1,075
18.2
2,237
20.4
 
   
Total
16,840
100.0
5,892
100.0
10,948
100.0
 
     
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Source:
NYC DOH and Mental Hygiene
Summary of Vital Statistics - Appendix A/Table M7