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Leading Causes of Death
Los Angeles County & California
1998-2003 & 1995-1997 Average

2003

Cause of Death

California

Los Angeles County

Long Beach*

Pasadena*

All Causes

239,325

61,072

3,318

1,167

Diseases of the Heart

69,013

19,263

1,131

410

Malignant Neoplasms

54,307

13,726

653

257

Cerebrovascular Disease

17,686

4,251

266

91

Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease

13,380

2,960

209

46

Accidents

10,470

2,340

117

30

Influenza/ Pneumonia

8,184

2,419

97

55

Diabetes

7,088

2,180

114

28

Alzheimer's Disease

6,585

1,287

59

28

Cirrhosis

3,832

1,054

51

7

Intentional Self-Harm

3,396

727

40

15

All Other Causes

45,384

10,865

581

200

2002

Cause of Death

California

Los Angeles County

Long Beach*

Pasadena*

All Causes

233,246

59,586

3,211

1,120

Diseases

68,387

18,991

1,124

349

Malignant Neoplasms

53,926

13,431

657

256

Cerebro- Vascular Disease

17,551

4,169

221

116

Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease

12,643

2,770

200

49

Accidents

9,882

2,194

101

29

Influenza/Pneumonia

8,098

2,494

104

56

Diabetes

6,783

2,122

89

30

Alzheimer's Disease

5,405

973

38

34

Cirrhosis

3,725

1,085

52

21

Intentional Self-Harm

3,210

727

56

11

Other Causes

43,636

10,630

569

169

2001

Cause of Death

California

Los Angeles County

Long Beach*

Pasadena*

All Causes

232,790

59,774

3,343

1,151

Heart Diseases

69,004

19,433

1,154

396

Malignant Neoplasms (Cancer)

53,810

13,588

668

272

Cerebro-Vascular Diseases (Stroke)

18,078

4,259

217

74

Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases

13,056

2,931

251

41

Accidents

9,274

2,021

116

32

Pneumonia & Influenza

8,167

2,421

106

52

Diabetes

6,457

1,890

78

30

Alzheimer's Disease

4,897

905

51

25

Cirrhosis

3,759

1,010

53

20

Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide)

3,256

762

52

13

Other Causes

43,032

10,554

597

196

2000

Cause of Death

California

Los Angeles County

Long Beach*

Pasadena*

All Causes

228,281

59,032

3,261

1,214

Heart Diseases

68,533

19,425

1,132

382

Malignant Neoplasms (Cancer)

53,005

13,254

642

272

Cerebro-Vascular Diseases (Stroke)

18,090

4,410

231

103

Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases

12,754

2,861

211

59

Accidents

8,814

1,986

108

41

Pneumonia & Influenza

8,355

2,477

108

75

Diabetes

6,203

1,879

95

36

Alzheimer's Disease

4,398

820

39

21

Cirrhosis

3,673

1,121

45

11

Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide)

3,113

711

43

16

Other Causes

41,343

10,088

607

198

1999

Cause of Death

California

Los Angeles County

Long Beach*

Pasadena*

All Causes

227,965

59,614

3,276

1,164

Heart Diseases

69,900

20,006

1,101

434

Malignant Neoplasms (Cancer)

52,880

13,457

671

251

Cerebro-Vascular Disease (Stroke)

18,079

4,435

245

72

Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases

13,187

3,031

213

57

Accidents

8,940

2,002

100

37

Pneumonia & Influenza

8,014

2,242

124

60

Diabetes

6,004

1,820

72

25

Alzheimer's Disease

3,934

772

39

19

Cirrhosis

3,546

1,047

57

23

Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide)

3,047

732

42

13

Other Causes

40,434

10,070

612

173

*City Health Department (Long Beach & Pasadena) figures are included with County whole.

1998

Cause of Death Los Angeles County California
All Causes 58,923 225,450
Heart Disease 19,570 68,946
Cancer 13,078 51,186
Cerebro-Vascular Disease (Stroke) 3,932 16,385
Pneumonia & Influenza 3,594 13,316
Pulmonary Disease 2,847 12,261
Accidents and Injuries 1,941 8,620
Diabetes 1,753 5,796
Cirrhosis 1,019 3,460
Suicide 794 3,215
Homicide 984 2,265
All Other Causes 9,411 40,000

Source: California Dept. of Health Services

 

Leading Causes of Deaths in Los Angeles County, 1995-1997

Cause of Death Average Number of Deaths Per Year Death Rate1 Age-Adjusted Death Rate2
All Causes 60,236.3 641.1 445.9
Coronary Heart Disease 17,362.7 184.8 109.7
All Cancers 13,445.7 143.1 111.2
Cerebro-Vascular Disease (Stroke) 4,101.3 43.6 25.4
Lung Cancer 3,327.7 35.4 28.3
Unintentional Injuries 2,187.7 23.3 21.9
Firearm Injuries 1,610.0 17.1 19.1
Homicide 1,465.7 15.6 17.7
Female Breast Cancer 1,138.3 24.2 18.7
Motor Vehicle Accidents 992.0 10.6 10.6
Suicide 867.7 9.2 8.9
Drug-Related Deaths 764.7 8.1 7.6

1 Rate is considered "Crude" per 100,000 population. No adjustments by age, sex or race are made.
2 Rates are per 100,000 population, age-adjusted to 1940 U.S. Standard Million.
Source:
California Dept. of Health Services

 

 

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