Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

2005-2007
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 68 41.7
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 2 49 30.1
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 3 43 26.4
SIDS (R95) 4 18 11.0*
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 7 4.3*
TOTAL DEATHS   237 145.5
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 48 15.0
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 2 6 1.9*
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 3 5 **
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 4 **
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 3 **
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 3 **
TOTAL DEATHS   92 28.7
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 150 49.9
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 101 33.6
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 34 11.3
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 14 4.7*
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 10 3.3*
TOTAL DEATHS   370 123.1
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 161 60.7
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 72 27.1
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 29 10.9
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 19 7.2*
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 17 6.4*
TOTAL DEATHS   364 137.3
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 160 53.0
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 85 28.2
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 3 82 27.2
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 68 22.5
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 26 8.6
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 26 8.6
TOTAL DEATHS   665 220.5
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 328 101.6
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 204 63.2
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 184 57.0
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 78 24.2
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 59 18.3
TOTAL DEATHS   1321 409.0
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 546 270.5
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 308 152.6
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 94 46.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 73 36.2
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 69 34.2
TOTAL DEATHS   1565 775.2
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 613 740.4
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 359 433.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 127 153.4
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 85 102.7
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 68 82.1
TOTAL DEATHS   1711 2066.7
75-84 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 534 1328.3
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 494 1228.8
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 165 410.4
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 159 395.5
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 5 78 194.0
TOTAL DEATHS   2130 5298.4
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 389 3127.3
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 200 1607.8
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 153 1230.0
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 4 101 812.0
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 66 530.6
TOTAL DEATHS   1532 12316.1
* 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: 10/27/11