Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

2000-2002
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 58 40.7
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 2 50 35.1
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 3 47 33.0
SIDS (R95) 4 26 18.3
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 15 10.5*
TOTAL DEATHS   260 182.5
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 44 13.4
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 2 8 2.4*
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 3 7 2.1*
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 4 6 1.8*
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 3 **
TOTAL DEATHS   87 26.6
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 155 55.7
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 104 37.4
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 22 7.9
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 8 2.9*
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 7 2.5*
TOTAL DEATHS   341 122.6
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 143 53.8
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 64 24.1
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 26 9.8
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 22 8.3
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 11 4.1*
TOTAL DEATHS   361 135.7
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 236 70.2
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 97 28.9
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 3 96 28.6
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 84 25.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 26 7.7
TOTAL DEATHS   783 232.9
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 288 96.8
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 225 75.6
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 188 63.2
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 67 22.5
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 53 17.8
TOTAL DEATHS   1190 400.0
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 470 328.0
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 301 210.1
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 90 62.8
Diabetes (E10-E14) 4 44 30.7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 41 28.6
TOTAL DEATHS   1283 895.4
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 541 786.0
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 381 553.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 115 167.1
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 88 127.8
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 67 97.3
TOTAL DEATHS   1575 2288.2
75-84 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 510 1542.0
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 497 1502.7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 170 514.0
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 167 504.9
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 65 196.5
TOTAL DEATHS   1952 5902.1
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 330 3827.0
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 160 1855.5
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 132 1530.8
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 4 63 730.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 58 672.6
TOTAL DEATHS   1122 13011.7
* 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: 01/20/15