Minority Health Data

Leading Causes of Death by Race, Hamilton County 2011-2013

White

Black

1

Heart Disease

Heart Disease

2

Cancer

Cancer

3

Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease

Diabetes

4

Accidents

Stroke

5

Stroke

Alzheimer’s Disease

6

Alzheimer’s Disease

Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease

7

Diabetes

Accidents

8

Suicide

Nephritis (Kidney Disease)

9

Liver Disease

Homicide

10

Nephritis (Kidney Disease)

Liver Disease


Hamilton County Age-adjusted Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population 2011-2013, by Race

White

Black

TN Total

Heart Disease

173.4

207.1

202.7

Cancer

170.1

198

186.2

Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease

54.4

38.8

52.3

Accidents

48.6

33.2

51.3

Stroke

40.0

52.7

44.7

Alzheimer’s Disease

39.9

41.8

37.4

Diabetes

22.5

60.9

25.1

Suicide

17.1

5.1

14.5

Liver Disease

11.3

9.2

13.3

Nephritis (Kidney Disease)

8.9

31.7

12.9

Homicide

3.3

27.1

6.9

Source: Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Policy, Planning and Assessment