Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

1997-1999
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 57 36.8
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 2 50 32.3
SIDS (R95) 3 41 26.5
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 4 28 18.1
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 12 7.7*
TOTAL DEATHS   251 162.0
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 43 12.8
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 11 3.3*
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 6 1.8*
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 4 **
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 5 3 **
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 3 **
TOTAL DEATHS   86 25.7
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 131 53.5
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 91 37.1
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 23 9.4
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 14 5.7*
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 4 **
TOTAL DEATHS   302 123.3
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 159 59.9
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 75 28.2
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 33 12.4
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 17 6.4*
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 5 16 6.0*
TOTAL DEATHS   389 146.5
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 181 50.3
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 117 32.5
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 3 76 21.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 4 72 20.0
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 45 12.5
TOTAL DEATHS   694 193.0
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 264 98.0
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 195 72.4
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 110 40.8
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 57 21.2
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 39 14.5
TOTAL DEATHS   918 340.9
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 425 347.1
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 250 204.2
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 57 46.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 49 40.0
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 5 48 39.2
TOTAL DEATHS   1107 904.0
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 566 901.0
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 403 641.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 115 183.1
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 77 122.6
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 61 97.1
TOTAL DEATHS   1600 2546.9
75-84 Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 422 1493.3
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 350 1238.5
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 161 569.7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 125 442.3
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 57 201.7
TOTAL DEATHS   1566 5541.4
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 299 5083.3
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 120 2040.1
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 113 1921.1
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 56 952.1
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18) 5 51 867.1
TOTAL DEATHS   963 16372
* 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