# BEST-SELLERS / Top 10 Causes of Death

----------------------------------------------------------------- TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Diseases of the circulatory system. . . .254,683 2 Malignant neoplasms. . . . . . . . . . . 144,153 3 Diseases of the respiratory system. . . . 60,388 4 Diseases of the digestive system. . . . . 18,742 5 Injury and poisoning. . . . . . . . . . . 16,681 6 Mental disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,950 7 Diseases of the nervous system. . . . . . 11,577 8 Immunity disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . 10,605 9 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system. . .5,376 10 Diseases of the genito-urinary system. . .5,306 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1992 deaths supplied by Office of Population Censuses & Surveys -----------------------------------------------------------------