Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

2006-2008
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 61 39.9
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 2 43 28.1
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 3 42 27.5
SIDS (R95) 4 27 17.7
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18) 5 8 5.2*
TOTAL DEATHS   255 166.9
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 47 15.6
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 7 2.3*
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 3 4 **
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 3 **
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 2 **
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 2 **
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18) 5 2 **
TOTAL DEATHS   85 28.1
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 147 45.4
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 115 35.5
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 27 8.3
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 10 3.1*
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 5 6 1.9*
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 6 1.9*
TOTAL DEATHS   363 112.0
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 153 56.1
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 79 29.0
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 22 8.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 20 7.3
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 5 16 5.9*
TOTAL DEATHS   372 136.3
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 166 56.1
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 77 26.0
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 3 74 25.0
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 65 22.0
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 32 10.8
TOTAL DEATHS   661 223.5
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 322 96.0
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 206 61.4
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 199 59.3
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 84 25.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 61 18.2
TOTAL DEATHS   1339 399.2
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 613 280.6
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 307 140.5
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 93 42.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 71 32.5
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 66 30.2
TOTAL DEATHS   1657 758.5
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 647 747.6
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 379 438.0
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 145 167.6
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 90 104.0
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 66 76.3
TOTAL DEATHS   1818 2100.8
75-84 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 587 1419.2
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 471 1138.7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 164 396.5
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 155 374.7
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 81 195.8
TOTAL DEATHS   2159 5219.8
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 406 3315.1
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 200 1633.1
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 139 1135.0
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 4 122 996.2
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 77 628.7
TOTAL DEATHS   1613 13170.6
* 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