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 30.2
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 2 46 29.5
SIDS (R95) 3 44 28.2
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 4 41 26.3
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18) 5 8 5.1*
TOTAL DEATHS   257 164.9
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 37 12.3
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 22.3
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 148 45.7
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 111 34.3
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 24 7.4
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 12 3.7*
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 5 8 2.5*
TOTAL DEATHS   361 111.4
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 146 51.8
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 91 32.3
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 3 22 7.8
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 17 6.0*
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 14 5.0*
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 14 5.0*
TOTAL DEATHS   384 136.4
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 11.5
TOTAL DEATHS   641 222.4
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 327 97.5
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 227 67.7
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 226 67.4
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 87 25.9
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 80 23.8
TOTAL DEATHS   1399 417.0
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 634 274.4
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 348 150.6
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 95 41.1
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 66 28.6
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 5 57 24.7
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 57 24.7
TOTAL DEATHS   1723 745.8
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 692 746.6
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 382 412.1
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 165 178.0
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 88 94.9
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 63 68.0
TOTAL DEATHS   1881 2029.3
75-84 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 601 1421.4
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 453 1071.4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 194 458.8
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 141 333.5
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 5 80 189.2
TOTAL DEATHS   2183 5163.1
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 418 3244.8
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 231 1793.2
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 155 1203.2
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 4 118 916.0
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 87 675.4
TOTAL DEATHS   1684 13072.5
* 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