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 45.1
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 2 49 32.5
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 3 43 28.5
SIDS (R95) 4 18 11.9*
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 7 4.6*
TOTAL DEATHS   237 157.3
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 48 15.7
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 2 6 2.0*
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 30.1
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 150 46.7
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 101 31.5
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 34 10.6
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 14 4.4*
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 10 3.1*
TOTAL DEATHS   371 115.6
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 161 60.0
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 72 26.8
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 29 10.8
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 19 7.1*
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 17 6.3*
TOTAL DEATHS   364 135.5
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 160 52.7
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 85 28.0
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 3 82 27.0
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 68 22.4
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 26 8.6
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 26 8.6
TOTAL DEATHS   666 219.5
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 328 98.4
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 204 61.2
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 184 55.2
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 78 23.4
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 59 17.7
TOTAL DEATHS   1321 396.2
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 546 265.0
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 308 149.5
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 94 45.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 73 35.4
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 69 33.5
TOTAL DEATHS   1566 760.1
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 613 752.8
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 359 440.9
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 127 156.0
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 85 104.4
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 68 83.5
TOTAL DEATHS   1711 2101.1
75-84 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 534 1323.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 494 1224.0
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 165 408.8
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 159 394.0
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 5 78 193.3
TOTAL DEATHS   2130 5277.5
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 389 3340.2
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 200 1717.3
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 153 1313.8
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 4 101 867.3
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 66 566.7
TOTAL DEATHS   1532 13154.7
* 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: 01/20/15