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 33.6
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 2 45 29.1
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 41 26.5
SIDS (R95) 4 34 22.0
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 8 5.2*
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18) 5 8 5.2*
TOTAL DEATHS   249 161.0
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 46 14.2
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 1.8*
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 5 5 **
TOTAL DEATHS   100 30.8
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 148 52.1
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 107 37.6
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 37 13.0
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 8 2.8*
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 8 2.8*
TOTAL DEATHS   372 130.9
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 126 47.5
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 83 31.3
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 7.2*
TOTAL DEATHS   349 131.7
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 207 64.7
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 88 27.5
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 3 85 26.6
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 78 24.4
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 32 10.0
TOTAL DEATHS   727 227.4
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 277 89.3
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 229 73.8
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 191 61.6
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 73 23.5
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 48 15.5
TOTAL DEATHS   1232 397.1
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 512 306.7
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 328 196.4
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 92 55.1
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 58 34.7
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 51 30.5
TOTAL DEATHS   1424 852.9
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 526 713.6
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 369 500.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 110 149.2
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 85 115.3
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 72 97.7
TOTAL DEATHS   1577 2139.5
75-84 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 552 1510.4
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 468 1280.5
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 186 508.9
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 166 454.2
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 5 73 199.7
TOTAL DEATHS   1993 5453.3
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 329 3259.7
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 176 1743.8
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 130 1288.0
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 4 69 683.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 63 624.2
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18) 5 63 624.2
TOTAL DEATHS   1250 12384.8
* 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