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Leading Causes of Death by Race
Los Angeles County, 2003

Total Population
White
Hispanic
Black
Asian/Pacific Islander

 

TOTAL POPULATION

Leading Causes of Death
 (Overall Numbers)

Leading Causes of Premature* Death

Rank & Cause of Death

Number of Deaths

Premature Death Rank

Rank & Cause of Death
Total deaths, all causes

61,026

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1. Coronary heart disease

16,320

1

1. Coronary heart disease
2. Stroke

4,249

8

2. Homicide
3. Lung cancer

3,150

5

3. Motor vehicle crash
4. Emphysema

2,796

13

4. Suicide
5. Pneumonia & influenza

2419

18

5. Lung cancer
6. Diabetes

2,178

9

6. Drug overdose
7. Colorectal cancer

1,450

12

7. Liver disease
8. Alzheimer's disease

1,285

51

8. Stroke
9. Breast cancer

1,084

11

9. Diabetes
10. Homicide

1,066

2

10. HIV

WHITE

Leading Causes of Death Leading Causes of Premature* Death
Rank & Cause of Death

Number of Deaths

Premature Death Rank

Rank & Cause of Death
Total deaths, all causes

34,105

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1. Coronary heart disease

10,003

1

1. Coronary heart disease
2. Stroke

2,441

9

2. Lung cancer
3. Emphysema

1,989

7

3. Suicide
4. Lung cancer

1,942

2

4. Drug overdose
5. Pneumonia & influenza

1,475

17

5. Motor vehicle crash
6. Alzheimer's disease

957

46

6. Liver disease
7. Diabetes

835

10

7. Emphysema
8. Colorectal cancer

824

12

8. Breast cancer
9. Breast cancer

576

8

9. Stroke
10. Pancreatic cancer

462

16

10. Diabetes

HISPANIC

Leading Causes of Death
(Overall Numbers)
Leading Causes of Premature* Death
Rank & Cause of Death

Number of Deaths

Premature Death Rank

Rank & Cause of Death
Total deaths, all causes

12,803

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1. Coronary heart disease

2,632

3

1. Homicide
2. Stroke

755

6

2. Motor vehicle crash
3. Diabetes

719

5

3. Coronary heart disease
4. Homicide

520

1

4. Liver disease
5. Liver disease

498

4

5. Diabetes
6. Motor vehicle crash

418

2

6. Stroke
7. Pneumonia & influenza

411

19

7. Suicide
8. Lung cancer

381

13

8. Drug overdose
9. Emphysema

311

29

9. HIV
10. Breast cancer

243

10

10. Breast cancer

BLACK

Leading Causes of Death
(Overall Numbers)
Leading Causes of Premature* Death
Rank & Cause of Death

Number of Deaths

Premature Death Rank

Rank & Cause of Death
Total deaths, all causes

8,517

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1. Coronary heart disease

2,269

2

1. Homicide
2. Stroke

584

5

2. Coronary heart disease
3. Lung cancer

451

4

3. HIV
4. Diabetes

378

7

4. Lung cancer
5. Homicide

369

1

5. Stroke
6. Emphysema

287

12

6. Motor vehicle crash
7. Pneumonia & influenza

271

17

7. Diabetes
8. Colorectal cancer

211

10

8. Drug overdose
9. Breast cancer

161

9

9. Breast cancer
10. High blood pressure & related kidney disease

159

16

10. Colorectal cancer

ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER

Leading Causes of Death
 (Overall Numbers)

Leading Causes of Premature* Death

Rank & Cause of Death

Number of Deaths

Premature Death Rank

Rank & Cause of Death
Total deaths, all causes

5,352

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1. Coronary heart disease

1,352

1

1. Coronary heart disease
2. Stroke

462

6

2. Lung cancer
3. Lung cancer

367

2

3. Motor vehicle crash
4. Pneumonia & influenza

250

17

4. Homicide
5. Diabetes

233

10

5. Suicide
6. Emphysema

198

32

6. Stroke
7. Colorectal cancer

170

8

7. Breast cancer
8. Liver cancer

157

9

8. Colorectal cancer
9. Stomach cancer

107

11

9. Liver cancer
10. Breast cancer

102

7

10. Diabetes

*Death before age 75

Source: Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

 

 

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