CY2017 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT DEATHS BY UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH CATEGORY AND SEX OF DECEDENT

  TOTAL SEX
Female Male
# % # % # %
TOTAL 93,202 100.0 46,134 49.5 47,068 50.5
UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH CATEGORY: 18,840 20.2 8,615 45.7 10,225 54.3
Diseases of Heart
Hypertension 960 1.0 554 57.7 406 42.3
Cerebrovascular Disease 5,100 5.5 2,941 57.7 2,159 42.3
Atherosclerosis 119 0.1 62 52.1 57 47.9
Cancer 19,474 20.9 9,309 47.8 10,165 52.2
Diabetes Mellitus 2,908 3.1 1,287 44.3 1,621 55.7
Pneumonia and Influenza 2,079 2.2 1,100 52.9 979 47.1
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 5,545 5.9 2,990 53.9 2,555 46.1
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 1,274 1.4 482 37.8 792 62.2
Septicemia 1,499 1.6 804 53.6 695 46.4
Nephritis, Nephrosis, & Nephrotic Syn. 2,041 2.2 1,078 52.8 963 47.2
Unintentional Motor Vehicle Injuries 1,519 1.6 445 29.3 1,074 70.7
Unintentional Poisonings 2,311 2.5 752 32.5 1,559 67.5
All Other Unintentional Injuries 2,215 2.4 993 44.8 1,222 55.2
Suicide 1,527 1.6 345 22.6 1,182 77.4
Homicide 689 0.7 138 20.0 551 80.0
Alzheimer's disease 4,291 4.6 2,995 69.8 1,296 30.2
HIV disease 212 0.2 57 26.9 155 73.1
All Other Causes of Death 20,599 22.1 11,187 54.3 9,412 45.7

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