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The state of North Carolina scores higher than the nation overall in births to unmarried mothers, preterm births, teen births and low birthweight. The state also has a higher homicide rate and higher mortality rate from drug overdose deaths than the national rate.

However, the Tar Heel state has a larger proportion of its population with health insurance than the national average and a lower mortality rate in heart disease than the national rate.

Here is a list of the 15 leading causes of death in North Carolina in 2013 with ICD 10 codes:

  1. Malignant neoplasms (C00-C97)
  2. Diseases of heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51)
  3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)
  4. Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)
  5. Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01-X59,Y85-Y86)
  6. Alzheimer’s disease (G30)
  7. Diabetes mellitus (E10-E14)
  8. Influenza and pneumonia (J09-J18)
  9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27)
  10. Septicemia (A40-A41)
  11. Intentional self-harm (suicide) (U03,X60-X84,Y87.0)
  12. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74)
  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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Page last reviewed: May 22, 2015
Page last updated: May 22, 2015