The state of Nevada scores higher than the nation overall in births to unmarried mothers, cesarean deliveries, preterm births and teen births.

However, among the 10 leading causes of death in the United States, the silver state has mortality rates that are lower than the U.S. rates for the following causes: cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease and diabetes.

Here is a list of the 15 leading causes of death in Nevada in 2012 with ICD 10 codes:

1 Diseases of heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51)

2 Malignant neoplasms (C00-C97)

3 Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)

4 Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01-X59,Y85-Y86)

5 Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)

6 Intentional self-harm (suicide) (U03,X60-X84,Y87.0)

7 Influenza and pneumonia (J09-J18)

8 Diabetes mellitus (E10-E14)

9 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74)

10 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27)

11 Alzheimer’s disease (G30)

12 Septicemia (A40-A41)

13 Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease (I10,I12,I15)

14 Parkinson’s disease (G20-G21)

15 Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids (J69)

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