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Table 16 Leading causes of YLL by sex and race – Blacks

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

  Cause list YLL % total
  Total Black males 1,978,704  
1 Homicide and Violence 250,257 12.6%
2 HIV 234,400 11.8%
3 Ischaemic heart disease 189,031 9.6%
4 Lung trachea or bronchial cancer 109,191 5.5%
5 Motor vehicle accidents 99,734 5.0%
6 Conditions arising during the perinatal period 92,854 4.7%
7 Cerebrovascular Disease 69,225 3.5%
8 Self-inflicted 47,940 2.4%
9 Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease 44,841 2.3%
10 Inflammatory Cardiac 41,409 2.1%
11 Diabetes mellitus 40,795 2.1%
12 Lower respiratory infections 38,675 2.0%
13 Congenital Abnomalities 30,182 1.5%
14 Cirrhosis of the liver 30,182 1.5%
15 Poisoning 30,101 1.5%
16 Prostate cancer 30,075 1.5%
17 Cancer colon or rectum 28,380 1.4%
18 COPD 21,382 1.1%
19 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 19,017 1.0%
20 Nephritis or nephrosis 17,092 0.9%
  Sub-total 1,464,762 74.0%
  Cause list YLL % total
  Total Black females 1,342,205  
1 Ischaemic heart disease 141,305 10.5%
2 HIV 89,973 6.7%
3 Cerebrovascular Disease 74,323 5.5%
4 Conditions arising during the perinatal period 73,969 5.5%
5 Breast cancer 70,421 5.2%
6 Lung trachea or bronchial cancer 55,561 4.1%
7 Diabetes mellitus 54,669 4.1%
8 Homicide and Violence 52,280 3.9%
9 Motor vehicle accidents 42,499 3.2%
10 Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease 39,005 2.9%
11 Cancer colon or rectum 28,896 2.2%
12 Congenital Abnomalities 28,218 2.1%
13 Lower respiratory infections 28,108 2.1%
14 Inflammatory Cardiac 25,707 1.9%
15 Nephritis or nephrosis 15,811 1.2%
16 Cirrhosis of the liver 15,701 1.2%
17 COPD 14,858 1.1%
18 Cancer pancreas 14,132 1.1%
19 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 13,841 1.0%
20 Cancer cervix 13,786 1.0%
  Sub-total 893,064 66.5%