Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

1998-2000
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 54 35.6
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 2 45 29.7
SIDS (R95) 3 38 25.1
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 4 28 18.5
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 14 9.2*
TOTAL DEATHS   237 156.4
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 42 12.6
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 8 2.4*
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 5 **
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 4 4 **
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 5 3 **
TOTAL DEATHS   77 23.1
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 141 55.2
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 116 45.4
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 20 7.8
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 10 3.9*
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 5 **
TOTAL DEATHS   337 131.9
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 147 56.0
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 66 25.1
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 33 12.6
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 20 7.6
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 16 6.1*
TOTAL DEATHS   358 136.4
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 195 55.2
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 111 31.4
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 3 72 20.4
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 70 19.8
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 34 9.6
TOTAL DEATHS   699 197.7
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 258 92.5
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 204 73.1
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 148 53.0
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 63 22.6
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 42 15.1
TOTAL DEATHS   992 355.5
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 452 349.9
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 259 200.5
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 68 52.6
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 47 36.4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 5 43 33.3
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 43 33.3
TOTAL DEATHS   1148 888.8
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 558 859.4
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 396 609.9
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 122 187.9
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 89 137.1
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 60 92.4
TOTAL DEATHS   1609 2478.0
75-84 Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 468 1559.1
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 423 1409.2
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 174 579.7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 140 466.4
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 53 176.6
TOTAL DEATHS   1743 5806.7
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 305 4565.9
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 136 2035.9
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 123 1841.3
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 52 778.4
Influenza and Pneumonia (J10-J18) 5 45 673.7
TOTAL DEATHS   1011 15134.7
* 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