2015 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT DEATHS BY UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH CATEGORY AND SEX OF DECEDENT

  TOTAL SEX
Female Male
# % # % # %
TOTAL 89,130 100.0 44,582 50.0 44,548 50.0
UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH CATEGORY: 18,467 20.7 8,758 47.4 9,709 52.6
Diseases of Heart
Hypertension 942 1.1 546 58.0 396 42.0
Cerebrovascular Disease 5,028 5.6 2,976 59.2 2,052 40.8
Atherosclerosis 131 0.1 65 49.6 66 50.4
Cancer 19,309 21.7 9,000 46.6 10,309 53.4
Diabetes Mellitus 2,743 3.1 1,253 45.7 1,490 54.3
Pneumonia and Influenza 2,113 2.4 1,125 53.2 988 46.8
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 5,221 5.9 2,753 52.7 2,468 47.3
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 1,254 1.4 451 36.0 803 64.0
Septicemia 1,557 1.7 876 56.3 681 43.7
Nephritis, Nephrosis, & Nephrotic Syn. 1,822 2.0 881 48.4 941 51.6
Unintentional Motor Vehicle Injuries 1,516 1.7 440 29.0 1,076 71.0
Unintentional Poisonings 1,431 1.6 514 35.9 917 64.1
All Other Unintentional Injuries 2,039 2.3 932 45.7 1,107 54.3
Suicide 1,406 1.6 336 23.9 1,070 76.1
Homicide 593 0.7 116 19.6 477 80.4
Alzheimer's disease 3,803 4.3 2,706 71.2 1,097 28.8
HIV disease 235 0.3 66 28.1 169 71.9
All Other Causes of Death 19,520 21.9 10,788 55.3 8,732 44.7

Prepared by NC DHHS/Division of Public Health/State Center for Health Statistics