Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

2002-2004
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 52 36.0
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 2 45 31.2
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 41 28.4
SIDS (R95) 4 34 23.5
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 8 5.5*
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18) 5 8 5.5*
TOTAL DEATHS   249 172.4
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 46 14.4
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 2 11 3.4*
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 3 8 2.5*
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 6 1.9*
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 5 5 **
TOTAL DEATHS   100 31.3
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 148 50.0
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 107 36.1
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 37 12.5
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 8 2.7*
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 8 2.7*
TOTAL DEATHS   373 126.0
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 126 47.4
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 83 31.2
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 25 9.4
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 20 7.5
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 19 7.1*
TOTAL DEATHS   350 131.5
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 206 63.8
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 88 27.3
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 3 85 26.3
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 78 24.2
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 32 9.9
TOTAL DEATHS   726 224.9
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 277 87.4
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 229 72.3
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 191 60.3
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 73 23.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 48 15.1
TOTAL DEATHS   1232 388.8
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 512 307.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 328 196.7
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 92 55.2
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 58 34.8
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 51 30.6
TOTAL DEATHS   1425 854.6
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 526 726.6
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 369 509.8
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 110 152.0
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 85 117.4
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 72 99.5
TOTAL DEATHS   1577 2178.6
75-84 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 552 1533.5
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 468 1300.1
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 186 516.7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 166 461.1
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 5 73 202.8
TOTAL DEATHS   1993 5536.6
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 329 3320.5
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 176 1776.3
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 130 1312.1
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 4 69 696.4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 63 635.8
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18) 5 63 635.8
TOTAL DEATHS   1250 12616.1
* 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