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Poll Results: Which is not one of the top five leading causes of death in African Americans?

Stroke
11%
(117)
Heart Disease
14%
(142)
Cancer
6%
(66)
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
21%
(218)
Unintentional injuries
47%
(478)

The answer is Chronic lower respiratory diseases. Though it appears on the list of the CDC’s 10 Leading Causes of Death for the African American population in 2005, chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD) are the seventh leading cause of death among African Americans. In terms of the population of the United States, CLRD was the fourth most common cause of death (see the 2005 National Vital Statistics Report) and include asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.

For more information about chronic lower respiratory diseases, please visit our Lung Center.

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