Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

2001-2003
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 54 37.8
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 2 49 34.3
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 3 44 30.8
SIDS (R95) 4 32 22.4
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18) 5 10 7.0*
TOTAL DEATHS   261 182.7
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 46 14.2
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 2 10 3.1*
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 3 7 2.2*
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 4 5 **
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 5 **
TOTAL DEATHS   99 30.6
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 148 51.6
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 89 31.0
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 31 10.8
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 9 3.1*
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 9 3.1*
TOTAL DEATHS   335 116.8
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 141 53.2
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 66 24.9
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 26 9.8
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 20 7.5
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 14 5.3*
TOTAL DEATHS   350 132.0
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 232 70.4
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 100 30.4
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 3 93 28.2
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 69 20.9
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 32 9.7
TOTAL DEATHS   759 230.4
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 288 93.4
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 233 75.5
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 182 59.0
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 66 21.4
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 54 17.5
TOTAL DEATHS   1226 397.5
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 502 325.9
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 324 210.4
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 86 55.8
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 49 31.8
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 45 29.2
TOTAL DEATHS   1385 899.3
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 506 718.3
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 393 557.9
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 115 163.3
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 83 117.8
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 70 99.4
TOTAL DEATHS   1583 2247.2
75-84 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 541 1568.5
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 501 1452.5
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 171 495.8
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 164 475.5
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 69 200.0
TOTAL DEATHS   2001 5801.3
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 337 3622.5
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 159 1709.1
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 141 1515.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 72 773.9
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 5 71 763.2
TOTAL DEATHS   1216 13071.1
* 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