Leading Causes of Premature Death (Death before age 75), 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 Premature Deaths #1 Cause of Premature Death and # of Premature Deaths
Age-adjusted Premature Death Rate
#2 Cause of Premature Death and # of Premature Deaths
Age-adjusted Premature Death Rate
#3 Cause of Premature Death and # of Premature Deaths
Age-adjusted Premature Death Rate
#4 Cause of Premature Death and # of Premature Deaths
Age-adjusted Premature Death Rate
#5 Cause of Premature Death and # of Premature Deaths
Age-adjusted Premature Death Rate
2012

Total: 58,740
Cancer
19,176
92 per 100,000
Heart Disease
12,308
59 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
3,851
22 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
2,363
11 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,836
11 per 100,000
2011

Total: 58,307
Cancer
18,830
90 per 100,000
Heart Disease
12,374
59 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
3,695
21 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
2,260
10 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,871
9 per 100,000
2010

Total: 57,736
Cancer
18,784
91 per 100,000
Heart Disease
12,573
61 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
3,263
18 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
2,265
10 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,708
10 per 100,000
2009

Total: 58,317
Cancer
18,707
90 per 100,000
Heart Disease
12,752
61 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
2,918
16 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
2,237
10 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,720
9 per 100,000
2008

Total: 58,806
Cancer
18,975
92 per 100,000
Heart Disease
13,648
66 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
3,613
20 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
2,221
10 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,708
9 per 100,000
2007

Total: 58,628
Cancer
19,137
95 per 100,000
Heart Disease
13,522
66 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
3,507
20 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
2,088
10 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,730
10 per 100,000
2006

Total: 59,297
Cancer
18,852
94 per 100,000
Heart Disease
13,716
68 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
3,105
17 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
2,035
10 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,861
10 per 100,000
2005

Total: 60,458
Cancer
19,031
96 per 100,000
Heart Disease
14,406
72 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
2,995
17 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
2,315
11 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,851
11 per 100,000
2004

Total: 61,267
Cancer
19,500
100 per 100,000
Heart Disease
14,186
72 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
2,525
14 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
2,268
11 per 100,000
Stroke
1,849
9 per 100,000
2003

Total: 63,092
Cancer
19,623
101 per 100,000
Heart Disease
15,370
79 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
2,848
16 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
2,307
12 per 100,000
Stroke
1,970
10 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.