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Table 24 Leading causes of YLD – Blacks

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

  BLACK MALES
Rank Simple cause list YLD % total YLD
  Total YLD 1,086,407  
1 Alcohol use 135,346 12.5%
2 HIV 73,292 6.7%
3 Unipolar major depression 57,653 5.3%
4 Cerebrovascular Disease 49,191 4.5%
5 Drug use 44,504 4.1%
6 Asthma 42,295 3.9%
7 Diabetes mellitus 39,783 3.7%
8 COPD 38,739 3.6%
9 Osteoarthritis 38,641 3.6%
10 Congenital Abnomalities 36,030 3.3%
11 Road Traffic Accidents 31,173 2.9%
12 Dementia and other degenerative and hereditary CNS disorders 28,292 2.6%
13 Homicide and Violence 26,846 2.5%
14 Bipolar disorder 26,799 2.5%
15 Schizophrenia 24,323 2.2%
16 Ischaemic heart disease 18,148 1.7%
17 Falls 15,894 1.5%
18 Diarrhoeal diseases 15,602 1.4%
19 Inflammatory Cardiac 13,178 1.2%
20 Obsessive-compulsive disorders 12,818 1.2%
  sub-total 768,546 70.7%
  BLACK FEMALES
Rank Simple cause list YLD % total YLD
  Total YLD 1,145,131  
1 Unipolar major depression 119,471 10.4%
2 Alcohol use 74,248 6.5%
3 Cerebrovascular Disease 74,179 6.5%
4 Diabetes mellitus 54,409 4.8%
5 Asthma 50,869 4.4%
6 Osteoarthritis 48,521 4.2%
7 Dementia and other degenerative and hereditary CNS disorders 37,519 3.3%
8 HIV 31,719 2.8%
9 Congenital Abnomalities 31,654 2.8%
10 COPD 31,132 2.7%
11 PTSD 27,508 2.4%
12 Panic disorder 26,916 2.4%
13 Bipolar disorder 24,649 2.2%
14 Schizophrenia 22,823 2.0%
15 Ischaemic heart disease 21,685 1.9%
16 Road Traffic Accidents 19,754 1.7%
17 STD's excluding HIV 17,688 1.5%
18 Drug use 17,686 1.5%
19 Maternal Conditions 16,770 1.5%
20 Rheumatoid arthritis 15,521 1.4%
  sub-total 764,722 66.8%