4.8 Leading Causes of Death by Age Group Among Residents of Navajo Tribal Communities


Total Age Group:
<1 1-4 5-14 15-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 474 20 5 12 33 39 63 30 46 226
Unintentional injury 94 0 2 5 24 16 17 10 11 9
Motor Vehicle-Related 59 0 2 2 21 11 7 7 5 4
Drowning 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Other Injury 34 0 0 3 3 4 10 3 6 5
Diseases of Heart 79 0 0 0 1 2 6 1 11 58
Malignant Neoplasms 59 0 0 0 0 1 4 4 6 44
Diabetes 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 15
Alcoholism 15 0 0 0 0 1 6 2 4 2
Pneumonia/Influenza 37 3 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 28
Homicide/Legal-intervention 14 1 0 0 3 5 5 0 0 0
Suicide 19 0 0 1 2 7 7 1 0 1
Cerebrovascular Disease 17 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 14
Infectious & Parasitic Diseases 19 2 0 2 0 2 5 2 1 5
HIV Infection 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Other Infectious Disease 17 2 0 2 0 1 4 2 1 5
Ill Defined Conditions 13 3 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 4
Congenital Anomalies 9 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6
Diseases of Arteries 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Perinatal Conditions 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Atherosclerosis 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
All Other Causes 63 2 2 3 1 3 6 6 4 36



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