Leading Causes of Death, 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: 147,366
Heart Disease
43,256
184 per 100,000
Cancer
35,598
158 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
6,986
31 per 100,000
Stroke
6,028
26 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
5,451
26 per 100,000
2011

Total: 147,078
Heart Disease
43,959
191 per 100,000
Cancer
35,032
159 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
6,902
31 per 100,000
Stroke
6,152
27 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
5,246
25 per 100,000
2010

Total: 144,894
Heart Disease
44,553
198 per 100,000
Cancer
35,092
162 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
6,775
31 per 100,000
Stroke
6,120
27 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
4,718
23 per 100,000
2009

Total: 144,860
Heart Disease
46,311
207 per 100,000
Cancer
34,820
160 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
6,661
31 per 100,000
Stroke
5,823
26 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
4,384
20 per 100,000
2008

Total: 147,455
Heart Disease
49,132
218 per 100,000
Cancer
35,100
163 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
6,841
31 per 100,000
Stroke
5,882
26 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
4,988
24 per 100,000
2007

Total: 146,250
Heart Disease
49,311
224 per 100,000
Cancer
35,185
167 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
6,466
30 per 100,000
Stroke
5,881
27 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
4,913
24 per 100,000
2006

Total: 147,800
Heart Disease
50,261
232 per 100,000
Cancer
35,073
168 per 100,000
Stroke
6,318
29 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
6,271
30 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
4,937
23 per 100,000
2005

Total: 151,095
Heart Disease
52,086
240 per 100,000
Cancer
35,324
170 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
6,812
32 per 100,000
Stroke
6,572
30 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
5,677
26 per 100,000
2004

Total: 151,365
Heart Disease
52,109
246 per 100,000
Cancer
35,842
175 per 100,000
Stroke
6,849
32 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
6,737
33 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
5,650
27 per 100,000
2003

Total: 154,901
Heart Disease
55,211
266 per 100,000
Cancer
36,043
178 per 100,000
Stroke
7,216
35 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
6,704
33 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
5,466
26 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.