Table 16 B
Leading Causes of African American Deaths by Selected Age Groups
2009 Resident Data
 
Age Group   Number Percent
 
Under 1 Total 24  
  Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period 16 66.7
Congenital Malformations, Deformations and Chromosomal Abnormalities 5 20.8
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 2 8.3
Homicide and Legal Intervention 1 4.2
 
1 – 4 Total 3  
  All Infective and Parasitic Diseases 1 33.3
Diseases of the Heart 1 33.3
Unintentional Injuries 1 33.3
 
5 – 14 Total 8  
  Unintentional Injuries 7 87.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 1 12.5
 
15 – 24 Total 14  
  Unintentional Injuries 3 21.4
All Other External Causes 2 14.3
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2 14.3
Malignant Neoplasms 2 14.3
All Infective and Parasitic Diseases 1 7.1
All Other Diseases 1 7.1
Anemias 1 7.1
Cerebrovascular Diseases 1 7.1
Homicide and Legal Intervention 1 7.1
 
25 – 44 Total 52  
  Diseases of the Heart 13 25.0
Homicide and Legal Intervention 7 13.5
Malignant Neoplasms 7 13.5
Unintentional Injuries 6 11.5
All Other Diseases 5 9.6
All Infective and Parasitic Diseases 3 5.8
 
45 – 54 Total 66  
  Diseases of the Heart 20 30.3
Malignant Neoplasms 17 25.8
All Other Diseases 8 12.1
All Infective and Parasitic Diseases 3 4.5
Cerebrovascular Diseases 3 4.5
Diabetes Mellitus 3 4.5
Unintentional Injuries 3 4.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2 3.0
Homicide and Legal Intervention 2 3.0
 
55 – 64 Total 73  
  Malignant Neoplasms 24 32.9
Diseases of the Heart 18 24.7
All Other Diseases 9 12.3
Diabetes Mellitus 6 8.2
Cerebrovascular Diseases 5 6.8
 
65 – 84 Total 148  
  Malignant Neoplasms 46 31.1
Diseases of the Heart 35 23.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 14 9.5
All Other Diseases 11 7.4
Diabetes Mellitus 10 6.8
 
85 and Total 59  
Over All Other Diseases 11 18.6
  Alzheimer's Disease 10 16.9
Malignant Neoplasms 9 15.3
Diseases of the Heart 7 11.9
Diabetes Mellitus 4 6.8