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Table 14.VI.B

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

 
     
  Rank Puerto Rican All Male Female  
  Deaths Percent Deaths Percent Deaths Percent  
 
1
Heart Disease
1,383
27.4
686
26.5
697
28.3
 
 
2
Malignant Neoplasms
1,103
21.8
587
22.7
516
20.9
 
 
3
Diabetes Mellitus
244
4.8
116
4.5
128
5.2
 
 
4
Influenza and Pneumonia
230
4.6
108
4.2
122
5.0
 
 
5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
185
3.7
86
3.3
99
4.0
 
 
6
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease
155
3.1
119
4.6
36
1.5
 
 
7
Cerebrovascular Diseases
134
2.7
53
2.1
81
3.3
 
 
8
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
115
2.3
75
2.9
40
1.6
 
 
9
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
114
2.3
78
3.0
36
1.5
 
 
10
Viral Hepatitis
108
2.1
70
2.7
38
1.5
 
 
All Other Causes
1,278
25.3
607
23.5
671
27.2
 
 
Total
5,049
100.0
2,585
100.0
2,464
100.0
 
  Rank Other Hispanic All Male Female  
  Deaths Percent Deaths Percent Deaths Percent  
 
1
Heart Disease
1,148
26.3
539
23.8
609
28.9
 
 
2
Malignant Neoplasms
1,131
25.9
565
25.0
566
26.8
 
 
3
Influenza and Pneumonia
184
4.2
97
4.3
87
4.1
 
 
4
Cerebrovascular Diseases
164
3.8
76
3.4
88
4.2
 
 
5
Diabetes Mellitus
162
3.7
133
5.9
29
1.4
 
 
6
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
150
3.4
78
3.4
72
3.4
 
 
7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
105
2.4
46
2.0
59
2.8
 
 
8
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
89
2.0
73
3.2
16
0.8
 
 
9
Assault (Homicide)
80
1.8
31
1.4
49
2.3
 
 
10
Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)
78
1.8
59
2.6
19
0.9
 
 
All Other Causes
1,080
24.7
564
24.9
516
24.5
 
 
Total
4,371
100.0
2,261
100.0
2,110
100.0
 
  Rank Asian and Pacific Islander All Male Female  
  Deaths Percent Deaths Percent Deaths Percent  
 
1
Heart Disease
1,086
31.5
622
33.5
464
29.2
 
 
2
Malignant Neoplasms
872
25.3
470
25.3
402
25.3
 
 
3
Influenza and Pneumonia
172
5.0
70
3.8
102
6.4
 
 
4
Cerebrovascular Diseases
151
4.4
77
4.1
74
4.7
 
 
5
Diabetes Mellitus
133
3.9
76
4.1
57
3.6
 
 
6
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
94
2.7
55
3.0
39
2.5
 
 
7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
90
2.6
56
3.0
34
2.1
 
 
8
Essential Hypertention and Renal Diseases
78
2.3
39
2.1
39
2.5
 
 
9
Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)
75
2.2
41
2.2
34
2.1
 
 
10
Alzheimer's Disease
39
1.1
17
0.9
22
1.4
 
 
All Other Causes
656
19.0
333
17.9
323
20.3
 
 
Total
3,446
100.0
1,856
100.0
1,590
100.0
 
  Rank Non-Hispanic
White
All Male Female  
  Deaths Percent Deaths Percent Deaths Percent  
 
1
Heart Disease
8,875
35.6
4,156
34.5
4,719
36.7
 
 
2
Malignant Neoplasms
6,441
25.9
3,185
26.5
3,256
25.3
 
 
3
Influenza and Pneumonia
1,117
4.5
541
4.5
576
4.5
 
 
4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
859
3.4
352
2.9
507
3.9
 
 
5
Cerebrovascular Diseases
701
2.8
285
2.4
416
3.2
 
 
6
Diabetes Mellitus
532
2.1
292
2.4
240
1.9
 
 
7
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
463
1.9
286
2.4
177
1.4
 
 
8
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
363
1.5
272
2.3
91
0.7
 
 
9
Essential Hypertention and Renal Diseases
352
1.4
153
1.3
199
1.5
 
 
10
Alzheimer's Disease
337
1.4
115
1.0
222
1.7
 
 
All Other Causes
4,864
19.5
2,398
19.9
2,466
19.2
 
 
Total
24,904
100.0
12,035
100.0
12,869
100.0
 
  Rank Non-Hispanic
Black
All Male Female  
  Deaths Percent Deaths Percent Deaths Percent  
 
1
Heart Disease
4,209
30.4
1,940
29.9
2,269
30.7
 
 
2
Malignant Neoplasms
3,475
25.1
1,563
24.1
1,912
25.9
 
 
3
Diabetes Mellitus
717
5.2
.08
4.8
409
5.5
 
 
4
Influenza and Pneumonia
537
3.9
242
3.7
295
4.0
 
 
5
Cerebrovascular Diseases
442
3.2
170
2.6
272
3.7
 
 
6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
388
2.8
184
2.8
204
2.8
 
 
6
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease
359
2.6
223
3.4
136
1.8
 
 
8
Essential Hypertention and Renal Diseases
357
2.6
143
2.2
214
2.9
 
 
9
Assault (Homicide)
261
1.9
235
3.6
26
0.4
 
 
10
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
209
1.5
152
2.3
57
0.8
 
 
All Other Causes
2,910
21.0
1,320
20.4
1,590
21.5
 
 
Total
13,864
100.0
6,480
100.0
7,384
100.0
 
     
  *Most Recent Data Available  
     
 

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Source:
NYC DOH and Mental Hygiene
Summary of Vital Statistics - Appendix A/Table M8