Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

2004-2006
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 71 44.2
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 2 45 28.0
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 3 43 26.8
SIDS (R95) 4 24 15.0
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 8 5.0*
TOTAL DEATHS   246 153.3
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 49 15.2
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 8 2.5*
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 3 6 1.9*
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 4 5 **
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 5 **
TOTAL DEATHS   94 29.2
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 143 48.3
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 110 37.2
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 33 11.1
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 12 4.1*
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 9 3.0*
TOTAL DEATHS   378 127.7
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 147 55.4
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 72 27.1
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 30 11.3
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 20 7.5
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 20 7.5
TOTAL DEATHS   363 136.8
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 155 50.3
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 91 29.5
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 3 86 27.9
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 71 23.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 25 8.1
TOTAL DEATHS   675 219.0
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 300 93.7
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 221 69.0
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 179 55.9
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 77 24.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 44 13.7
TOTAL DEATHS   1258 392.9
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 478 250.9
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 303 159.0
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 94 49.3
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 75 39.4
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 5 69 36.2
TOTAL DEATHS   1449 760.5
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 613 775.9
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 363 459.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 112 141.8
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 85 107.6
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 71 89.9
TOTAL DEATHS   1654 2093.6
75-84 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 519 1318.7
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 474 1204.3
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 178 452.3
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 155 393.8
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 5 72 182.9
TOTAL DEATHS   2040 5183.2
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 362 3112.1
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 192 1650.6
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 131 1126.2
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 4 87 747.9
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 59 507.2
TOTAL DEATHS   1415 12164.7
* 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