Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

1994-1996
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 76 46.4
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (760-771.2,771.4-779)
SIDS (798.0) 2 62 37.8
Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 3 58 35.4
Congenital Malformations (740-759) 4 46 28.1
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 5 11 6.7*
TOTAL DEATHS   307 187.2
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 49 14.9
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 2 6 1.8*
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 3 5 **
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 4 3 **
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 5 2 **
Influenza and Pneumonia (480-487) 5 2 **
TOTAL DEATHS   82 25.0
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 147 64.3
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 2 106 46.3
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 3 38 16.6
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 4 6 2.6*
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 5 5 **
TOTAL DEATHS   336 146.9
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 209 68.4
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 2 106 34.7
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 3 38 12.4
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 4 31 10.1
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease (042-044) 5 21 6.9
TOTAL DEATHS   483 158.0
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 225 62.6
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 2 111 30.9
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 3 90 25.0
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 4 63 17.5
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (571) 5 42 11.7
TOTAL DEATHS   725 201.7
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 1 255 110.9
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 2 172 74.8
Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 3 119 51.8
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 4 49 21.3
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (571) 5 43 18.7
TOTAL DEATHS   860 374.0
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 1 384 370.4
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 2 278 268.2
Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 3 67 64.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (490-494,496) 4 46 44.4
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 5 45 43.4
TOTAL DEATHS   1075 1037.1
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 1 535 904.2
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 2 409 691.2
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (490-494,496) 3 115 194.4
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 4 69 116.6
Diabetes (250) 5 50 84.5
TOTAL DEATHS   1539 2600.9
75-84 Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 1 392 1680.2
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 2 366 1568.7
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 3 129 552.9
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (490-494,496) 4 107 458.6
Diabetes (250) 5 46 197.2
TOTAL DEATHS   1436 6154.9
85+ Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 1 263 5205.9
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 2 114 2256.5
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 3 94 1860.6
Influenza and Pneumonia (480-487) 4 37 732.4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (490-494,496) 5 30 593.8
TOTAL DEATHS   817 16171.8
* 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