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

 
     
  Rank Puerto Rican All Male Female  
  Deaths Percent Deaths Percent Deaths Percent  
 
1
Diseases of Heart
1,343
27.1
682
26.7
661
27.6
 
 
2
Malignant Neoplasms
1,086
21.9
573
22.4
513
21.4
 
 
3
Diabetes Mellitus
221
4.5
101
4.0
120
5.0
 
 
4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
208
4.2
87
3.4
121
5.1
 
 
4
Influenza and Pneumonia
208
4.2
100
3.9
108
4.5
 
 
6
Cerebrovascular Diseases
161
3.3
68
2.7
93
3.9
 
 
7
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
154
3.1
123
4.8
31
1.3
 
 
8
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
126
2.5
83
3.2
43
1.8
 
 
9
Alzheimer's Disease
106
2.1
25
1.0
81
3.4
 
 
10
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substance
102
2.1
68
2.7
34
1.4
 
 
All Other Causes
1,236
25.0
645
25.2
591
24.7
 
 
Total
4,951
100.0
2,555
100.0
2,396
100.0
 
     
  Rank Other Hispanic All Male Female  
  Deaths Percent Deaths Percent Deaths Percent  
 
1
Malignant Neoplasms
1,214
25.6
573
24.0
641
27.3
 
 
2
Diseases of Heart
1,168
24.7
599
25.1
569
24.2
 
 
3
Cerebrovascular Diseases
224
4.7
97
4.1
127
5.4
 
 
4
Influenza and Pneumonia
209
4.4
99
4.2
110
4.7
 
 
5
Diabetes Mellitus
174
3.7
85
3.6
89
3.8
 
 
6
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
138
2.9
108
4.5
30
1.3
 
 
7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
130
2.7
58
2.4
72
3.1
 
 
8
Essential Hypertension and Hypertensive Renal Disease
108
2.3
41
1.7
67
2.8
 
 
9
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
104
2.2
81
3.4
23
1.0
 
 
10
Alzheimer's Disease
86
1.8
25
1.0
61
2.6
 
 
All Other Causes
1,181
24.9
619
26.0
562
23.9
 
 
Total
4,736
100.0
2,385
100.0
2,351
100.0
 
     
  Rank Asian and Pacific Islander All Male Female  
  Deaths Percent Deaths Percent Deaths Percent  
 
1
Malignant Neoplasms
1,161
29.9
658
30.3
503
29.5
 
 
2
Diseases of Heart
1,016
26.2
554
25.5
462
27.1
 
 
3
Cerebrovascular Diseases
203
5.2
91
4.2
112
6.6
 
 
4
Influenza and Pneumonia
185
4.8
105
4.8
80
4.7
 
 
5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
131
3.4
95
4.4
36
2.1
 
 
6
Diabetes Mellitus
121
3.1
71
3.3
50
2.9
 
 
7
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
111
2.9
69
3.2
42
2.5
 
 
8
Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)
78
2.0
50
2.3
28
1.6
 
 
9
Essential Hypertention and Renal Diseases
55
1.4
26
1.2
29
1.7
 
 
10
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis
50
1.3
28
1.3
22
1.3
 
 
All Other Causes
769
19.8
427
19.6
342
20.0
 
 
Total
3,880
100.0
2,174
100.0
1,706
100.0
 
     
  Rank Non-Hispanic
White
All Male Female  
  Deaths Percent Deaths Percent Deaths Percent  
 
1
Diseases of Heart
8,497
34.6
4,507
35.5
3,990
33.7
 
 
2
Malignant Neoplasms
6,295
25.7
3,153
24.8
3,142
26.6
 
 
3
Influenza and Pneumonia
1,065
4.3
563
4.4
502
4.2
 
 
4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
914
3.7
515
4.1
399
3.4
 
 
5
Cerebrovascular Diseases
695
2.8
418
3.3
277
2.3
 
 
6
Diabetes Mellitus
520
2.1
228
1.8
292
2.5
 
 
7
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
427
1.7
169
1.3
258
2.2
 
 
8
Use of or Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
419
1.7
105
0.8
314
2.7
 
 
9

Alzheimer's Disease

375
1.5
276
2.2
99
0.8
 
 
10
Essential Hypertension and Hypertensive Renal Diseases
355
1.4
180
1.4
175
1.5
 
 
All Other Causes
4,971
20.3
1,714
14.5
3,257
25.6
 
 
Total
24,533
100.0
11,828
100.0
12,705
100.0
 
     
  Rank Non-Hispanic
Black
All Male Female  
  Deaths Percent Deaths Percent Deaths Percent  
 
1
Diseases of Heart
4,152
30.2
1,958
30.2
2,194
30.2
 
 
2
Malignant Neoplasms
3,385
24.6
1,533
23.6
1,852
25.5
 
 
3
Diabetes Mellitus
716
5.2
318
4.9
398
5.5
 
 
4
Influenza and Pneumonia
508
3.7
242
3.7
266
3.7
 
 
5
Cerebrovascular Diseases
471
3.4
197
3.0
274
3.8
 
 
6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
406
3.0
186
2.9
220
3.0
 
 
7
Essential Hypertension and Renal Diseases
362
2.6
155
2.4
207
2.9
 
 
8
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease
298
2.2
196
3.0
102
1.4
 
 
9
Accidents Except Poisoning by Psychoactive Substances
220
1.6
148
2.3
72
1.0
 
 
10
Assault (Homicide)
211
1.5
186
2.9
25
0.3
 
 
All Other Causes
3,026
22.0
1,374
21.2
1,652
22.7
 
 
Total
13,755
100.0
6,493
100.0
7,262
100.0
 
     
  *Most Recent Data Available  
     
 

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