2016 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT DEATHS BY UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH CATEGORY AND SEX OF DECEDENT

  TOTAL SEX
Female Male Missing/Unknown
# % # % # % # %
TOTAL 90,498 100.0 44,887 49.6 45,607 50.4 4 0.0
UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH CATEGORY: 18,276 20.2 8,414 46.0 9,862 54.0 0 0.0
Diseases of Heart
Hypertension 995 1.1 558 56.1 437 43.9 0 0.0
Cerebrovascular Disease 4,941 5.5 2,843 57.5 2,098 42.5 0 0.0
Atherosclerosis 141 0.2 67 47.5 74 52.5 0 0.0
Cancer 19,526 21.6 9,174 47.0 10,352 53.0 0 0.0
Diabetes Mellitus 2,813 3.1 1,303 46.3 1,510 53.7 0 0.0
Pneumonia and Influenza 1,896 2.1 1,018 53.7 878 46.3 0 0.0
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 5,317 5.9 2,800 52.7 2,517 47.3 0 0.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 1,252 1.4 454 36.3 798 63.7 0 0.0
Septicemia 1,559 1.7 845 54.2 714 45.8 0 0.0
Nephritis, Nephrosis, & Nephrotic Syn. 2,002 2.2 1,023 51.1 979 48.9 0 0.0
Unintentional Motor Vehicle Injuries 1,541 1.7 455 29.5 1,086 70.5 0 0.0
Unintentional Poisonings 1,822 2.0 650 35.7 1,172 64.3 0 0.0
All Other Unintentional Injuries 2,128 2.4 963 45.3 1,165 54.7 0 0.0
Suicide 1,373 1.5 359 26.1 1,014 73.9 0 0.0
Homicide 736 0.8 169 23.0 565 76.8 2 0.3
Alzheimer's disease 4,152 4.6 2,953 71.1 1,199 28.9 0 0.0
HIV disease 209 0.2 54 25.8 155 74.2 0 0.0
All Other Causes of Death 19,819 21.9 10,785 54.4 9,032 45.6 2 0.0

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