Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

1996-1998
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 67 42.8
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (760-771.2,771.4-779)
Congenital Malformations (740-759) 2 50 32.0
SIDS (798.0) 3 43 27.5
Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 4 39 24.9
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 5 10 6.4*
TOTAL DEATHS   273 174.5
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 49 14.7
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 2 9 2.7*
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 3 7 2.1*
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 4 5 **
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 5 3 **
TOTAL DEATHS   92 27.6
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 150 63.0
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 2 102 42.8
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 3 26 10.9
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 4 7 2.9*
Congenital Malformations (740-759) 5 4 **
TOTAL DEATHS   324 136.1
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 159 57.1
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 2 91 32.7
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 3 28 10.1
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 4 20 7.2
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 5 18 6.5*
TOTAL DEATHS   398 142.9
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 188 52.1
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 2 126 34.9
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 3 83 23.0
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 4 68 18.8
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 5 42 11.6
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (571) 5 42 11.6
TOTAL DEATHS   709 196.4
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 1 282 110.2
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 2 194 75.8
Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 3 111 43.4
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 4 52 20.3
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (571) 5 41 16.0
TOTAL DEATHS   920 359.4
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 1 409 355.5
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 2 254 220.8
Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 3 54 46.9
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 4 46 40.0
Diabetes (250) 5 45 39.1
TOTAL DEATHS   1080 938.6
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 1 606 985.1
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 2 377 612.8
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (490-494,496) 3 120 195.1
Diabetes (250) 4 65 105.7
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 5 57 92.7
TOTAL DEATHS   1588 2581.4
75-84 Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 1 407 1535.7
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 2 343 1294.2
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 3 145 547.1
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (490-494,496) 4 111 418.8
Diabetes (250) 5 52 196.2
TOTAL DEATHS   1509 5693.7
85+ Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 1 302 5438.5
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 2 111 1998.9
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 3 110 1980.9
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (490-494,496) 4 46 828.4
Influenza and Pneumonia (480-487) 5 45 810.4
TOTAL DEATHS   910 16387.5
* 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: 10/27/11