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Table 17 Leading causes of YLL by sex and race – American Indians

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

  Cause list YLL % total
  Total American Indian males 83,713  
1 Motor vehicle accidents 13,665 16.3%
2 Ischaemic heart disease 8,804 10.5%
3 Self-inflicted 6,472 7.7%
4 Homicide and Violence 5,287 6.3%
5 Cirrhosis of the liver 3,982 4.8%
6 Alcohol use 2,849 3.4%
7 Lung trachea or bronchial cancer 2,792 3.3%
8 Diabetes mellitus 2,610 3.1%
9 Lower respiratory infections 2,168 2.6%
10 Conditions arising during the perinatal period 2,078 2.5%
11 Poisoning 2,009 2.4%
12 HIV 1,952 2.3%
13 Cerebrovascular Disease 1,919 2.3%
14 Congenital Abnomalities 1,658 2.0%
15 Drowning 1,489 1.8%
16 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 1,239 1.5%
17 Inflammatory Cardiac 1,193 1.4%
18 Cancer colon or rectum 816 1.0%
19 Falls 755 0.9%
20 COPD 719 0.9%
  Sub-total 64,456 77.0%
  Cause list YLL % total
  Total Amerian Indian females 54,732  
1 Motor vehicle accidents 6,429 11.7%
2 Ischaemic heart disease 4,247 7.8%
3 Cirrhosis of the liver 3,311 6.0%
4 Diabetes mellitus 2,970 5.4%
5 Cerebrovascular Disease 2,057 3.8%
6 Breast cancer 1,901 3.5%
7 Lung trachea or bronchial cancer 1,788 3.3%
8 Self-inflicted 1,786 3.3%
9 Homicide and Violence 1,534 2.8%
10 Conditions arising during the perinatal period 1,531 2.8%
11 Lower respiratory infections 1,523 2.8%
12 Congenital Abnomalities 1,182 2.2%
13 Alcohol use 1,156 2.1%
14 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 907 1.7%
15 Cancer colon or rectum 851 1.6%
16 Poisoning 809 1.5%
17 COPD 731 1.3%
18 Ovarian cancer 678 1.2%
19 Inflammatory Cardiac 651 1.2%
20 Drowning 633 1.2%
  Sub-total 36,675 67.0%