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 39.1
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 2 50 33.7
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 3 47 31.6
SIDS (R95) 4 26 17.5
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 15 10.1*
TOTAL DEATHS   260 175.1
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 26.5
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 155 56.6
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 104 38.0
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 22 8.0
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 8 2.9*
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 7 2.6*
TOTAL DEATHS   341 124.6
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 143 53.9
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   359 135.3
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 236 70.6
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 97 29.0
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 3 96 28.7
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 84 25.1
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 26 7.8
TOTAL DEATHS   782 234.0
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 288 97.7
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 225 76.3
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 188 63.8
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 67 22.7
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 53 18.0
TOTAL DEATHS   1190 403.8
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 470 326.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 301 208.9
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 90 62.5
Diabetes (E10-E14) 4 44 30.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 41 28.4
TOTAL DEATHS   1283 890.3
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 541 778.8
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 381 548.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 115 165.5
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 88 126.7
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 67 96.5
TOTAL DEATHS   1575 2267.3
75-84 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 510 1529.9
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 497 1490.9
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 170 510.0
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 167 501.0
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 65 195.0
TOTAL DEATHS   1951 5852.5
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 330 3834.1
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 160 1859.0
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 132 1533.6
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 4 63 732.0
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 58 673.9
TOTAL DEATHS   1122 13035.9
* 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