Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

2007-2009
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 47 27.7
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 2 46 27.1
SIDS (R95) 3 44 26.0
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 4 41 24.2
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18) 5 8 4.7*
TOTAL DEATHS   256 151.1
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 37 11.5
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 4 **
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 4 **
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18) 4 3 **
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 2 **
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 5 2 **
TOTAL DEATHS   67 20.8
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 148 48.8
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 111 36.6
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 24 7.9
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 12 4.0*
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 5 8 2.6*
TOTAL DEATHS   359 118.3
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 146 53.9
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 91 33.6
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 3 22 8.1
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 17 6.3*
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 14 5.2*
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 14 5.2*
TOTAL DEATHS   384 141.8
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 173 60.0
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 77 26.7
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 3 72 25.0
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 68 23.6
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 33 11.4
TOTAL DEATHS   640 222.0
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 327 101.4
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 227 70.4
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 226 70.1
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 87 27.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 80 24.8
TOTAL DEATHS   1398 433.5
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 634 282.8
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 348 155.2
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 96 42.8
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 66 29.4
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 5 57 25.4
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 57 25.4
TOTAL DEATHS   1722 768.0
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 692 742.3
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 382 409.7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 165 177.0
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 88 94.4
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 63 67.6
TOTAL DEATHS   1880 2016.6
75-84 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 601 1445.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 453 1089.3
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 194 466.5
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 142 341.4
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 5 80 192.4
TOTAL DEATHS   2184 5251.5
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 418 2964.7
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 231 1638.4
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 155 1099.4
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 4 118 836.9
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 87 617.1
TOTAL DEATHS   1682 11929.9

* 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