STATE VITALS: NEW YORK

The state of New York scores lower than the nation overall in births to unmarried mothers, preterm births and teen births.

However, among the 10 leading causes of death in the United States, the empire state has mortality rates that are higher than the U.S. rates for the following causes: heart disease and influenza/pneumonia and kidney disease.

Here is a list of the 15 leading causes of death in New York in 2013 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. Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)

5. Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01-X59,Y85-Y86)

6. Influenza and pneumonia (J09-J18)

7. Diabetes mellitus (E10-E14)

8. Alzheimer’s disease (G30)

9. Septicemia (A40-A41)

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

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

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

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

14. Parkinson’s disease (G20-G21)

15. Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids (J69)

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