Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

1995-1997
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 81 50.9
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (760-771.2,771.4-779)
Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 2 54 34.0
Congenital Malformations (740-759) 3 49 30.8
SIDS (798.0) 4 47 29.6
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 5 10 6.3*
TOTAL DEATHS   305 191.8
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 53 16.0
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 2 7 2.1*
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 2 7 2.1*
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 4 6 1.8*
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 5 3 **
TOTAL DEATHS   97 29.3
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 149 64.3
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 2 87 37.6
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 3 32 13.8
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 4 11 4.7*
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 5 6 2.6*
TOTAL DEATHS   318 137.3
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 185 63.4
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 2 101 34.6
Assault (Homicide) (E960-E969) 3 36 12.3
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 4 31 10.6
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease (042-044) 5 15 5.1*
TOTAL DEATHS   467 160.0
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 1 208 57.7
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 2 113 31.3
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 3 96 26.6
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 4 65 18.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (571) 5 44 12.2
TOTAL DEATHS   727 201.6
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 1 268 110.3
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 2 171 70.4
Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 3 110 45.3
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (571) 4 44 18.1
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (E950-E959) 5 43 17.7
TOTAL DEATHS   877 361.1
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 1 384 353.9
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 2 270 248.8
Unintentional Injuries (E800-E869,E880-E929) 3 65 59.9
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 4 45 41.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (490-494,496) 4 45 41.5
TOTAL DEATHS   1070 986.0
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 1 580 960.3
Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 2 403 667.3
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (490-494,496) 3 115 190.4
Diabetes (250) 4 63 104.3
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 5 54 89.4
TOTAL DEATHS   1562 2586.3
75-84 Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 1 392 1578.0
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 2 337 1356.6
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 3 142 571.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (490-494,496) 4 114 458.9
Diabetes (250) 5 61 245.6
TOTAL DEATHS   1479 5953.9
85+ Diseases of the Heart (390-398,402,404,410-429) 1 294 5520.1
Cerebrovascular Diseases (430-434,436-438) 2 120 2253.1
Malignant Neoplasms (140-208) 3 103 1933.9
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (490-494,496) 4 42 788.6
Influenza and Pneumonia (480-487) 5 40 751.0
TOTAL DEATHS   880 16522.7
* 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