Leading Causes of Death Among Females by Year, New York State, 2003-2012

Source: Vital Statistics Data as of March, 2014
New York State Department of Health - Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics

Year and # of Deaths #1 Cause of Death and # of Deaths
Age-adjusted Death Rate
#2 Cause of Death and # of Deaths
Age-adjusted Death Rate
#3 Cause of Death and # of Deaths
Age-adjusted Death Rate
#4 Cause of Death and # of Deaths
Age-adjusted Death Rate
#5 Cause of Death and # of Deaths
Age-adjusted Death Rate
2012

Total: 76,107
Heart Disease
22,426
151 per 100,000
Cancer
17,796
138 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
3,928
29 per 100,000
Stroke
3,631
25 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,283
16 per 100,000
2011

Total: 76,474
Heart Disease
23,272
160 per 100,000
Cancer
17,714
140 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
3,741
28 per 100,000
Stroke
3,731
26 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,506
17 per 100,000
2010

Total: 75,335
Heart Disease
23,425
164 per 100,000
Cancer
17,704
142 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
3,765
29 per 100,000
Stroke
3,732
27 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,424
17 per 100,000
2009

Total: 75,091
Heart Disease
24,637
172 per 100,000
Cancer
17,324
139 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
3,596
27 per 100,000
Stroke
3,561
25 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,329
16 per 100,000
2008

Total: 77,143
Heart Disease
26,375
183 per 100,000
Cancer
17,611
142 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
3,911
30 per 100,000
Stroke
3,542
25 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,506
17 per 100,000
2007

Total: 76,406
Heart Disease
26,474
188 per 100,000
Cancer
17,738
146 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
3,590
28 per 100,000
Stroke
3,574
26 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,459
17 per 100,000
2006

Total: 77,260
Heart Disease
27,209
196 per 100,000
Cancer
17,881
148 per 100,000
Stroke
3,811
28 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
3,420
27 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,741
20 per 100,000
2005

Total: 79,816
Heart Disease
28,566
205 per 100,000
Cancer
17,968
148 per 100,000
Stroke
4,020
29 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
3,780
29 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
3,152
22 per 100,000
2004

Total: 80,025
Heart Disease
28,745
211 per 100,000
Cancer
18,204
153 per 100,000
Stroke
4,177
31 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
3,718
29 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
3,137
23 per 100,000
2003

Total: 81,851
Heart Disease
30,330
226 per 100,000
Cancer
18,486
156 per 100,000
Stroke
4,391
33 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
3,647
29 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
3,044
23 per 100,000

*Rates based on fewer than 20 events in the numerator are unstable.

**Ranks based on numbers of death.

Note: A small number of deaths with the no recorded age are included in the annual death data file. For the purpose of this analysis, those cases are not included.

Therefore, some death statistics reported in other reports may show slightly different results.