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Cancer is the leading cause of death in North Carolina in 2016

Health & Wellness

By Local Labs News Service | Nov 22, 2019

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There were 19,523 North Carolina residents who died of cancer in 2016, 6.9 percent more than the total who died from heart disease, according to data obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics.

The National Center for Health Statistics is the nation’s primary health statistics agency. The CDC and other health-related organizations can use NCHS data for a variety of ends.

The following table shows total deaths by cause of death in 2016 and 2015.

Leading Causes of Death in North Carolina
Cause
2016 deaths
2015 deaths
Alzheimer's disease
4,153
3,803
CLRD
5,311
5,221
Cancer
19,523
19,322
Diabetes
2,811
2,746
Heart disease
18,266
18,474
Influenza and pneumonia
1,896
2,115
Kidney disease
2,002
1,821
Stroke
4,940
5,033
Suicide
1,373
1,406
Unintentional injuries
5,476
4,991

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