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Table 1 Ranking of underlying causes of deaths due to infectious diseases in the united states in 1980 and 1997 [1].

From: Epidemiology and antifungal resistance in invasive candidiasis

  1980 1997
Rank Type of infection No. of deaths Type of infection No. of deaths
1 Respiratory tract 56,966 Respiratory tract 87,181
2 Septicemia 9,438 Septicemia 22,396
3 Kidney/utl 8,006 HIV/AIDS 16,524
4 Heart 2,486 Kidney/UTI 13,413
5 Tuberculosis 2,333 Heart 5,577
6 Bacterial meningitis 1,402 Hepatobiliary 4,596
7 Gastrointestinal 1,377 Mycoses 2,370
8 Hepatobiliary 1,277 Tuberculosis 1,259
9 Perinatal 1,035 Gastrointestinal 1,053
10 Mycoses 828 Perinatal 820
  1. Categories of infectious diseases identified by anatomic site rather than by causative microorganism did not have any microorganism specified in the death-certificate data. UTI = urinary tract infedtion.