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Table 18 Leading causes of YLL by sex and race – Asians

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

  Cause list YLL % total
  Total Asian males 173,201  
1 Ischaemic heart disease 24,497 14.1%
2 Motor vehicle accidents 13,759 7.9%
3 Self-inflicted 10,032 5.8%
4 Homicide and Violence 9,584 5.5%
5 Lung trachea or bronchial cancer 8,892 5.1%
6 Cerebrovascular Disease 8,875 5.1%
7 Cancer liver 6,330 3.7%
8 Conditions arising during the perinatal period 6,188 3.6%
9 Congenital Abnomalities 4,590 2.7%
10 HIV 4,520 2.6%
11 Diabetes mellitus 3,684 2.1%
12 Lower respiratory infections 3,593 2.1%
13 Cancer colon or rectum 3,578 2.1%
14 Inflammatory Cardiac 3,276 1.9%
15 Drowning 3,256 1.9%
16 Cancer stomach 2,935 1.7%
17 Leukemias 2,601 1.5%
18 Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease 2,365 1.4%
19 COPD 2,272 1.3%
20 Cirrhosis of the liver 2,113 1.2%
  Sub-total 126,941 73.3%
  Cause list YLL % total
  Total Asian females 121,261  
1 Ischaemic heart disease 10,953 9.0%
2 Cerebrovascular Disease 8,881 7.3%
3 Road Traffic Accidents 7,970 6.6%
4 Breast cancer 7,150 5.9%
5 Lung trachea or bronchial cancer 5,455 4.5%
6 Conditions arising during the perinatal period 4,451 3.7%
7 Congenital Abnomalities 4,223 3.5%
8 Self-inflicted 4,112 3.4%
9 Cancer colon or rectum 3,761 3.1%
10 Diabetes mellitus 3,331 2.7%
11 Homicide and Violence 2,920 2.4%
12 Cancer stomach 2,873 2.4%
13 Ovarian cancer 2,776 2.3%
14 Lower respiratory infections 2,677 2.2%
15 Cancer liver 2,210 1.8%
16 Leukemias 2,126 1.8%
17 Cancer cervix 1,892 1.6%
18 Cancer pancreas 1,888 1.6%
19 Inflammatory Cardiac 1,602 1.3%
20 Lymphomas 1,479 1.2%
  Sub-total 82,729 68.2%