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Table 15 Leading causes of YLL by sex and race – Whites

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

  Cause list YLL % total
  Total White males 8,293,920  
1 Ischaemic heart disease 1,584,087 19.1%
2 Lung trachea or bronchial cancer 656,850 7.9%
3 Road Traffic Accidents 573,953 6.9%
4 Self-inflicted 469,430 5.7%
5 HIV 334,425 4.0%
6 Cerebrovascular Disease 276,544 3.3%
7 COPD 244,401 2.9%
8 Homicide and Violence 221,000 2.7%
9 Cirrhosis of the liver 183,600 2.2%
10 Cancer colon or rectum 180,184 2.2%
11 Diabetes mellitus 173,405 2.1%
12 Conditions arising during the perinatal period 158,462 1.9%
13 Lower respiratory infections 158,231 1.9%
14 Congenital Abnomalities 135,970 1.6%
15 Poisoning 134,929 1.6%
16 Prostate cancer 128,058 1.5%
17 Inflammatory Cardiac 121,438 1.5%
18 Lymphomas 116,804 1.4%
19 Leukemias 99,137 1.2%
20 Cancer pancreas 89,780 1.1%
  Sub-total 6,040,688 72.8%
  Cause list YLL % total
  Total White females 6,018,361  
1 Ischaemic heart disease 895,819 14.9%
2 Lung trachea or bronchial cancer 460,651 7.7%
3 Breast cancer 370,855 6.2%
4 Cerebrovascular Disease 342,620 5.7%
5 Road Traffic Accidents 268,996 4.5%
6 COPD 240,803 4.0%
7 Diabetes mellitus 169,449 2.8%
8 Cancer colon or rectum 163,068 2.7%
9 Lower respiratory infections 153,465 2.5%
10 Conditions arising during the perinatal period 124,599 2.1%
11 Congenital Abnomalities 112,925 1.9%
12 Self-inflicted 112,621 1.9%
13 Ovarian cancer 108,262 1.8%
14 Lymphomas 87,677 1.5%
15 Cancer pancreas 83,238 1.4%
16 Cirrhosis of the liver 81,843 1.4%
17 Dementia and other degenerative and hereditary CNS disorders 76,867 1.3%
18 Leukemias 74,069 1.2%
19 Homicide and Violence 72,469 1.2%
20 Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease 72,258 1.2%
  Sub-total 4,072,553 67.7%