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Table 6 Twenty leading causes of DALYs and deaths, US 1996

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

  DALY % of total   Deaths % of total
Total DALYs 33,090,212   Total Deaths 2,314,689  
Ischemic heart disease 3,134,732 9.5 Ischemic heart disease 536,314 23.17
Cerebrovascular Disease 1,510,287 4.6 Lung trachea or bronchial cancer 168,206 7.27
Motor vehicle accidents 1,393,278 4.2 Cerebrovascular Disease 161,678 6.98
Unipolar major depression 1,370,285 4.1 COPD 99,982 4.32
Lung trachea or bronchial cancer 1,362,712 4.1 Lower respiratory infections 84,319 3.64
COPD 1,253,491 3.8 Diabetes mellitus 62,452 2.70
Alcohol use 1,141,193 3.4 Cancer colon or rectum 61,189 2.64
HIV 956,418 2.9 Breast cancer 46,649 2.02
Diabetes mellitus 946,291 2.9 Motor vehicle accidents 43,735 1.89
Osteoarthritis 942,682 2.8 Dementia and other degenerative and hereditary CNS disorders 43,190 1.87
Dementia and other degenerative and hereditary CNS disorders 889,242 2.7 Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease 39,589 1.71
Congenital Abnomalities 761,951 2.3 Prostate cancer 36,667 1.58
Homicide and Violence 714,621 2.2 Self-inflicted 31,725 1.37
Self-inflicted 674,443 2.0 HIV 31,188 1.35
Asthma 665,103 2.0 Cancer pancreas 29,494 1.27
Drug use 543,841 1.6 Inflammatory Cardiac 29,066 1.26
Breast cancer 514,786 1.6 Lymphomas 26,443 1.14
Conditions arising during the perinatal period 493,958 1.5 Cirrhosis of the liver 25,488 1.10
Cancer colon or rectum 483,931 1.5 Nephritis or nephrosis 24,569 1.06
Cirrhosis of the liver 411,539 1.2 Homicide and Violence 22,351 0.01