Leading Causes of Death
Los Angeles County

2003-2012

Leading Causes of Death - 2008-2012

Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
#1 Cororany heart disease
11,677
Cororany heart disease
11,913
Cororany heart disease
12,635
Cororany heart disease
12,725
Cororany heart disease
13,428
#2 Stroke
3,360
Stroke
3,266
Stroke
3,278
Stroke
3,301
Stroke
3,280
#3 Lung cancer
2,809
Lung cancer
2,908
Lung cancer
2,931
Lung cancer
2,958
Lung cancer
2,910
#4 COPD
2,646
COPD
2,874
COPD
2,622
COPD
2,904
COPD
2,889
#5 Alzheimer's disease
2,476
Alzheimer's disease
2,346
Alzheimer's disease
2,242
Alzheimer's disease
2,125
Alzheimer's disease
2,190
#6 Diabetes
2,204
Diabetes
2,196
Diabetes
1,964
Pneumonia / influenza
2,097
Pneumonia / influenza
2,171
#7 Pneumonia / influenza
2,048
Pneumonia / influenza
2,062
Pneumonia / influenza
1,894
Diabetes
1,964
Diabetes
2,121
#8 Colorectal cancer
1,397
Colorectal cancer
1,400
Colorectal cancer
1,285
Colorectal cancer
1,388
Colorectal cancer
1,365
#9 Liver disease / cirrhosis
1,275
Liver disease / cirrhosis
1,246
Liver disease / cirrhosis
1,171
Liver disease / cirrhosis
1,246
Liver disease / cirrhosis
1,134
#10 Hypertension
1,242
Breast cancer
1,153
Breast cancer
1,116
Breast cancer
1,173
Breast cancer
1,079

Leading Causes of Death - 2003-2007

 
Year 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
#1 Cororany heart disease
13,890
Cororany heart disease
14,842
Cororany heart disease
15,154
Cororany heart disease
15,296
Cororany heart disease
16,320
#2 Stroke
3,323
Stroke
3,662
Stroke
3,775
Stroke
4,121
Stroke
4,249
#3 Lung cancer
2,950
Lung cancer
3,021
Lung cancer
3,036
Lung cancer
3,034
Lung cancer
3,150
#4 COPD
2,625
COPD
2,665
COPD
2,770
COPD
2,541
COPD
2,796
#5 Diabetes
2,184
Pneumonia / influenza
2,283
Pneumonia / influenza
2,333
Alzheimer's disease
2,272
Pneumonia / influenza
2,419
#6 Pneumonia / influenza
2,127
Diabetes
2,188
Diabetes
2,305
Diabetes
2,201
Diabetes
2,178
#7 Alzheimer's disease
1,780
Alzheimer's disease
1,551
Alzheimer's disease
1,546
Colorectal cancer
1,414
Colorectal cancer
1,450
#8 Colorectal cancer
1,323
Colorectal cancer
1,362
Colorectal cancer
1,409
Pneumonia / influenza
1,340
Alzheimer's disease
1,285
#9 Liver disease / cirrhosis
1,139
Breast cancer
1,102
Liver disease / cirrhosis
1,174
Homicide
1,166
Breast cancer
1,084
#10 Breast cancer
1,133
Liver disease / cirrhosis
1,071
Breast cancer
1,066
Liver disease / cirrhosis
1,069
Homicide
1,066

Leading Causes of PREMATURE* Death - 2008-2012

 
Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
#1 Coronary heart disease Coronary heart disease Coronary heart disease Coronary heart disease Coronary heart disease
#2 Homicide Homicide Homicide Homicide Homicide
#3 Motor vehicle crash Suicide Suicide Motor vehicle crash Motor vehicle crash
#4 Liver disease / cirrhosis Liver disease / cirrhosis Motor vehicle crash Liver disease / cirrhosis Suicide
#5 Suicide Motor vehicle crash Liver disease / cirrhosis Suicide Liver disease / cirrhosis
#6 Drug overdose Drug overdose Drug overdose Drug overdose Drug overdose
#7 Lung cancer Lung cancer Lung cancer Lung cancer Lung cancer
#8 Diabetes Diabetes Stroke Stroke Diabetes
#9 Stroke Stroke Diabetes Breast cancer Stroke
#10 Breast cancer Breast cancer Breast cancer Diabetes Breast cancer

* Death prior to age 75

Leading Causes of PREMATURE* Death - 2003-2007

 
Year 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
#1 Coronary heart disease Coronary heart disease Coronary heart disease Coronary heart disease Coronary heart disease
#2 Homicide Homicide Homicide Homicide Homicide
#3 Motor vehicle crash Motor vehicle crash Motor vehicle crash Motor vehicle crash Motor vehicle crash
#4 Drug overdose Liver disease / cirrhosis Suicide Suicide Suicide
#5 Liver disease / cirrhosis Suicide Lung cancer Lung cancer Lung cancer
#6 Suicide Lung cancer Liver disease / cirrhosis Liver disease / cirrhosis Drug overdose
#7 Lung cancer Stroke Diabetes Drug overdose Liver disease / cirrhosis
#8 Stroke Drug overdose Stroke Stroke Stroke
#9 Diabetes Diabetes Drug overdose Diabetes Diabetes
#10 Breast cancer Breast cancer Breast cancer HIV HIV

* Death prior to age 75

Source: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health