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Table 13 Five leading causes of mortality burden (YLL) by sex and age, US, 1996

From: The burden of disease and injury in the United States 1996

  Males
Rank All ages YLL % of total 0–4 YLL % of total
  Total 10,529,540   Total 652,949  
1 Ischaemic heart disease 1,806,420 17.16% Perinatal conditions 258,750 39.63%
2 Lung/Trachea/Bronchial cancer 777,726 7.39% Congenital abnormalities 127,080 19.46%
3 Motor vehicle accidents 701,111 6.66% Sudden infant death syndrome 61,101 9.36%
4 HIV/AIDS 575,297 5.46% Motor vehicle accidents 17,505 2.68%
5 Suicide 1,028,947 9.77% Lower respiratory infections 17,259 2.64%
Rank 5–14 YLL % of total 15–24 YLL % of total
  Total 185,702   Total 845,157  
1 Motor vehicle accidents 42,534 22.90% Motor vehicle accidents 263,631 31.19%
2 Homicide and violence 15,729 8.47% Homicide and violence 210,534 24.91%
3 Drowning 12,290 6.62% Suicide 131,075 15.51%
4 Congenital abnormalities 10,634 5.73% Drowning 20,807 2.46%
5 Suicide 8,483 4.57% Poisoning 18,087 2.14%
Rank 25–44 YLL % of total 45–64 YLL % of total
  Total 2,548,913   Total 3,150,157  
1 HIV/AIDS 444,123 17.42% Ischaemic heart disease 763,334 24.23%
2 Motor vehicle accidents 279,389 10.96% Lung/Trachea/Bronchial cancer 372,984 11.84%
3 Suicide 277,467 10.89% Cerebrovascular disease 115,851 3.68%
4 Homicide and violence 207,217 8.13% Cirrhosis of the liver 113,739 3.61%
5 Ischaemic heart disease 171,437 6.73% HIV/AIDS 111,874 3.55%
Rank 65–74 YLL % of total 75+ YLL % of total
  Total 1,786,501   Total 1,360,161  
1 Ischaemic heart disease 484,267 27.11% Ischaemic heart disease 382,495 28.12%
2 Lung/Trachea/Bronchial cancer 253,281 14.18% Lung/Trachea/Bronchial cancer 104,020 7.65%
3 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 103,012 5.77% Cerebrovascular disease 99,208 7.29%
4 Cerebrovascular disease 84,904 4.75% Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 85,031 6.25%
5 Colon/Rectum cancer 62,395 3.49% Prostate cancer 64,236 4.72%