Drug Induced Deaths in Perspective - 2004



2004 Mortality - Selected Causes
Underlying Cause Number % of Total ICD-10 Code(s)
All Causes 2,397,615 100 --
Atherosclerotic Heart Disease 201,100 8.39 I25.1
Lung Cancer 158,009 6.59 C34
Myocardial Infarction 156,800 6.54 I21
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 102,801 4.29 J44
Stroke 76,481 3.19 I64
Diabetes 73,138 3.05 E10-E14
Alzheimer's 65,965 2.75 G30
Pneumonia 58,564 2.44 J12-J18
Hypertension 54,707 2.28 I10-I13
Congestive Heart Failure 53,191 2.22 I50.0
Unspec. Dementia 46,625 1.94 F03
Motor Vehicle 44,933 1.87 Multi - See NVS Report
Colon Cancer 44,591 1.86 C18
Breast Cancer 41,316 1.72 C50
Septicemia 33,373 1.39 A40-A41
Suicide 32,439 1.35 X60X84,Y87.0
Drug Induced 30,711 1.28 Multi - See NVS Report
Prostate Cancer 29,004 1.21 C61
Renal (Kidney) Failure 24,535 1.02 N17-N18
Alcohol Induced 21,081 0.88 Multi - See NVS Report
Falls 18,807 0.78 W00-W19
Parkinson's 17,989 0.75 G20
Homicide 17,357 0.72 X85Y09,Y87.1
Inhaled Food/Vomit 16,777 0.70 J69.0
Urinary Tract Infection 13,913 0.58 N39.0
Unspec/Ill-defined 13,044 0.54 R99
Skin Cancer 7,952 0.33 C43
Unspec. Exposure 6,173 0.26 X59
Obesity 4,203 0.18 E66
Fire 3,229 0.13 X00-X09


Sources:
National Center for Health Statistics,
Multiple Cause of Death Public Use Files, 2004

National Vital Statistics Reports
Volume xx, Number xx April xx, 2007,
Deaths: Final Data for 2004

Centers for Disease Control, Wonder System

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