Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

2006-2008
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 61 36.8
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 2 43 25.9
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 3 42 25.3
SIDS (R95) 4 27 16.3
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18) 5 8 4.8*
TOTAL DEATHS   254 153.2
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 47 14.6
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 7 2.2*
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 3 4 **
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 3 **
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 2 **
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 2 **
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18) 5 2 **
TOTAL DEATHS   85 26.5
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 147 48.5
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 115 38.0
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 27 8.9
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 10 3.3*
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 5 6 2.0*
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 6 2.0*
TOTAL DEATHS   362 119.5
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 153 57.3
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 79 29.6
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 22 8.2
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 20 7.5
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 5 16 6.0*
TOTAL DEATHS   372 139.4
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 166 56.3
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 77 26.1
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 3 74 25.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 65 22.1
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 32 10.9
TOTAL DEATHS   660 224.0
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 322 99.5
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 206 63.7
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 199 61.5
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 84 26.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 61 18.8
TOTAL DEATHS   1338 413.4
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 613 288.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 307 144.3
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 93 43.7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 71 33.4
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 66 31.0
TOTAL DEATHS   1655 777.7
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 647 738.3
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 379 432.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 145 165.5
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 90 102.7
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 66 75.3
TOTAL DEATHS   1818 2074.6
75-84 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 587 1435.4
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 471 1151.8
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 164 401.0
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 156 381.5
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 81 198.1
TOTAL DEATHS   2160 5281.9
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 406 3076.5
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 200 1515.5
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 139 1053.3
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 4 122 924.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 77 583.5
TOTAL DEATHS   1613 12222.5
* 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