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Table 23 Leading causes of YLD – Whites

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

  WHITE MALES
Rank Cause list YLD % total YLD
  Total YLD 5,963,710  
1 Alcohol use 488,341 8.2%
2 Unipolar major depression 390,121 6.5%
3 Osteoarthritis 378,589 6.3%
4 Drug use 324,878 5.4%
5 COPD 319,049 5.3%
6 Dementia and other degenerative and hereditary CNS disorders 293,857 4.9%
7 Cerebrovascular Disease 258,909 4.3%
8 Asthma 216,831 3.6%
9 Motor vehicle accidents 195,590 3.3%
10 Congenital Abnomalities 189,083 3.2%
11 Diabetes mellitus 174,663 2.9%
12 Bipolar disorder 161,700 2.7%
13 Schizophrenia 134,190 2.3%
14 Ischaemic heart disease 130,502 2.2%
15 Falls 113,345 1.9%
16 HIV 111,533 1.9%
17 Obsessive-compulsive disorders 71,313 1.2%
18 Prostate cancer 68,023 1.1%
19 Panic disorder 63,735 1.1%
20 PTSD 55,968 0.9%
  sub-total 4,140,220 69.4%
  WHITE FEMALES
Rank Cause list YLD % total YLD
  Total YLD 6,234,020  
1 Unipolar major depression 736,746 11.8%
2 Osteoarthritis 439,876 7.1%
3 Dementia and other degenerative and hereditary CNS disorders 375,458 6.0%
4 Cerebrovascular Disease 323,173 5.2%
5 COPD 307,237 4.9%
6 Alcohol use 291,334 4.7%
7 Asthma 253,904 4.1%
8 Diabetes mellitus 210,058 3.4%
9 Congenital Abnomalities 162,162 2.6%
10 PTSD 159,120 2.6%
11 Panic disorder 145,888 2.3%
12 Bipolar disorder 131,835 2.1%
13 Schizophrenia 118,134 1.9%
14 Rheumatoid arthritis 110,674 1.8%
15 Motor vehicle accidents 109,754 1.8%
16 STD's excluding HIV 101,298 1.6%
17 Ischaemic heart disease 100,510 1.6%
18 Drug use 98,319 1.6%
19 Maternal Conditions 82,750 1.3%
20 Falls 76,404 1.2%
  Sub-total 4,334,635 69.5%