Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

2003-2005
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 60 41.0
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 2 46 31.4
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 3 44 30.0
SIDS (R95) 4 26 17.8
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 9 6.1*
TOTAL DEATHS   250 170.7
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 48 15.2
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 8 2.5*
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 7 2.2*
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 3 7 2.2*
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 5 4 **
TOTAL DEATHS   98 31.1
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 152 49.8
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 103 33.8
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 35 11.5
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 12 3.9*
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 12 3.9*
TOTAL DEATHS   382 125.2
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 127 47.6
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 82 30.7
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 27 10.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 22 8.2
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 5 21 7.9
TOTAL DEATHS   344 128.9
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 176 55.6
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 86 27.2
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 3 81 25.6
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 79 25.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 29 9.2
TOTAL DEATHS   675 213.3
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 277 85.5
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 223 68.9
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 183 56.5
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 74 22.8
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 44 13.6
TOTAL DEATHS   1226 378.5
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 492 273.5
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 326 181.2
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 87 48.4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 69 38.4
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 5 56 31.1
TOTAL DEATHS   1435 797.8
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 564 755.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 372 498.0
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 115 154.0
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 76 101.7
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 74 99.1
TOTAL DEATHS   1607 2151.4
75-84 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 531 1413.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 485 1290.7
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 187 497.7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 162 431.1
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 5 75 199.6
TOTAL DEATHS   2046 5445.0
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 346 3293.0
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 185 1760.7
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 145 1380.0
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 4 69 656.7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 61 580.6
TOTAL DEATHS   1342 12772.4
* 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