Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

2003-2005
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 60 38.0
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 2 46 29.2
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 3 44 27.9
SIDS (R95) 4 26 16.5
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 9 5.7*
TOTAL DEATHS   250 158.5
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 48 14.8
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 8 2.5*
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 7 2.2*
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 3 7 2.2*
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 5 4 **
TOTAL DEATHS   98 30.3
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 152 52.4
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 103 35.5
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 35 12.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 12 4.1*
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 12 4.1*
TOTAL DEATHS   381 131.4
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 127 47.8
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 82 30.9
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 27 10.2
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 22 8.3
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 5 21 7.9
TOTAL DEATHS   343 129.2
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 177 56.4
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 86 27.4
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 3 81 25.8
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 79 25.2
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 29 9.2
TOTAL DEATHS   676 215.5
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 277 87.7
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 223 70.6
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 183 57.9
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 74 23.4
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 44 13.9
TOTAL DEATHS   1226 388.2
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 492 275.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 326 182.3
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 87 48.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 69 38.6
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 5 56 31.3
TOTAL DEATHS   1434 801.8
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 564 741.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 372 488.8
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 115 151.1
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 76 99.9
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 74 97.2
TOTAL DEATHS   1607 2111.8
75-84 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 531 1395.9
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 485 1275.0
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 187 491.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 162 425.9
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 5 75 197.2
TOTAL DEATHS   2046 5378.7
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 346 3168.8
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 185 1694.3
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 145 1328.0
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 4 69 631.9
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 61 558.7
TOTAL DEATHS   1342 12290.5
* 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