Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

1990-1992
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 85 49.8
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (760-771.2,771.4-779)
SIDS (798.0) 2 82 48.1
Congenital Malformations (740-759) 3 73 42.8
Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 4 54 31.6
Influenza and Pneumonia (480-487) 5 16 9.4*
TOTAL DEATHS   400 234.4
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 48 16.1
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 2 6 2.0*
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 3 5 **
Congenital Malformations (740-759) 3 5 **
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 5 3 **
TOTAL DEATHS   86 28.9
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 183 77.7
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 2 115 48.8
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 3 36 15.3
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 4 12 5.1*
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 5 4 **
TOTAL DEATHS   375 159.1
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 279 82.4
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 2 92 27.2
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 3 40 11.8
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease (042-044) 4 21 6.2
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 4 21 6.2
TOTAL DEATHS   553 163.3
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 208 63.6
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 2 101 30.9
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 3 73 22.3
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 4 59 18.0
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 5 28 8.6
TOTAL DEATHS   619 189.2
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 1 185 106.3
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 2 153 87.9
Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 3 109 62.7
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 4 38 21.8
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (571) 5 28 16.1
TOTAL DEATHS   671 385.7
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 1 378 415.0
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 2 284 311.8
Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 3 63 69.2
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (490-494,496) 4 51 56.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (571) 5 42 46.1
TOTAL DEATHS   1040 1141.8
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 1 416 841.2
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 2 407 823.0
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (490-494,496) 3 102 206.3
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 4 72 145.6
Diabetes (250) 5 37 74.8
Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 5 37 74.8
TOTAL DEATHS   1314 2657.1
75-84 Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 1 319 1792.8
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 2 274 1539.9
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 3 84 472.1
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (490-494,496) 4 74 415.9
Diabetes (250) 5 41 230.4
TOTAL DEATHS   1104 6204.7
85+ Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 1 170 4405.3
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 2 87 2254.5
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 3 58 1503.0
Influenza and Pneumonia (480-487) 4 36 932.9
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (490-494,496) 5 24 621.9
TOTAL DEATHS   552 14304.2
* Rates based on fewer than 20 occurrences are statistically unreliable and should be used with caution.
**Rates based on fewer than 6 occurrences are not reported.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11