CY2018 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT DEATHS BY UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH CATEGORY AND SEX OF DECEDENT

  TOTAL SEX
Female Male
# % # % # %
TOTAL 94,005 100.0 45,819 48.7 48,186 51.3
UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH CATEGORY: 19,254 20.5 8,821 45.8 10,433 54.2
Diseases of Heart
Hypertension 1,027 1.1 561 54.6 466 45.4
Cerebrovascular Disease 5,072 5.4 2,893 57.0 2,179 43.0
Atherosclerosis 138 0.1 58 42.0 80 58.0
Cancer 19,693 20.9 9,244 46.9 10,449 53.1
Diabetes Mellitus 3,021 3.2 1,263 41.8 1,758 58.2
Pneumonia and Influenza 2,067 2.2 1,050 50.8 1,017 49.2
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 5,367 5.7 2,824 52.6 2,543 47.4
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 1,303 1.4 494 37.9 809 62.1
Septicemia 1,531 1.6 787 51.4 744 48.6
Nephritis, Nephrosis, & Nephrotic Syn. 1,936 2.1 905 46.7 1,031 53.3
Unintentional Motor Vehicle Injuries 1,591 1.7 450 28.3 1,141 71.7
Unintentional Poisonings 2,171 2.3 718 33.1 1,453 66.9
All Other Unintentional Injuries 2,307 2.5 1,085 47.0 1,222 53.0
Suicide 1,499 1.6 329 21.9 1,170 78.1
Homicide 651 0.7 147 22.6 504 77.4
Alzheimer's disease 4,502 4.8 3,181 70.7 1,321 29.3
HIV disease 190 0.2 60 31.6 130 68.4
All Other Causes of Death 20,685 22.0 10,949 52.9 9,736 47.1

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