Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

2001-2003
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 54 35.7
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 2 49 32.4
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 3 44 29.1
SIDS (R95) 4 32 21.1
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18) 5 10 6.6*
TOTAL DEATHS   261 172.3
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 46 14.1
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 2 10 3.1*
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 3 7 2.1*
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 4 5 **
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 5 **
TOTAL DEATHS   99 30.3
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 148 53.1
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 89 31.9
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 31 11.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 9 3.2*
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 9 3.2*
TOTAL DEATHS   335 120.2
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 141 53.4
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 66 25.0
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 26 9.8
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 20 7.6
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 14 5.3*
TOTAL DEATHS   348 131.8
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 232 71.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 100 30.7
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 3 93 28.5
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 69 21.2
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 32 9.8
TOTAL DEATHS   758 232.4
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 288 94.9
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 233 76.8
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 182 60.0
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 66 21.8
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 54 17.8
TOTAL DEATHS   1226 404.0
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 502 324.0
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 324 209.1
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 86 55.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 49 31.6
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 45 29.0
TOTAL DEATHS   1385 894.0
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 506 707.3
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 393 549.4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 115 160.8
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 83 116.0
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 70 97.9
TOTAL DEATHS   1583 2212.8
75-84 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 541 1548.6
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 501 1434.1
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 171 489.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 164 469.5
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 69 197.5
TOTAL DEATHS   2001 5727.9
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 337 3596.2
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 159 1696.7
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 141 1504.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 72 768.3
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 5 71 757.7
TOTAL DEATHS   1216 12976.2
* 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