Top Five Leading Causes of Death By Age Group, Alaska

1999-2001
  Rank Deaths Age-Specific
Rate
Age Group Cause of Death (ICD Codes) 1 60 40.2
00-04 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00-P96)
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 2 46 30.8
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 44 29.5
SIDS (R95) 4 30 20.1
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 17 11.4*
TOTAL DEATHS   264 177.0
05-14 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 37 11.2
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 7 2.1*
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 6 1.8*
Congenital Malformations (Q00-Q99) 4 5 **
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 5 4 **
TOTAL DEATHS   75 22.7
15-24 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 150 56.7
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 96 36.3
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 18 6.8*
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 13 4.9*
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 6 2.3*
TOTAL DEATHS   331 125.1
25-34 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 158 60.3
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 2 59 22.5
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 3 31 11.8
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 4 21 8.0
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 5 13 5.0*
TOTAL DEATHS   372 142.1
35-44 Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 1 215 62.4
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 96 27.9
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 3 89 25.8
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 74 21.5
Assault (Homicide) (X85-Y09,Y87.1) 5 28 8.1
TOTAL DEATHS   731 212.3
45-54 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 263 91.3
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 210 72.9
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 165 57.3
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) (X60-X84,Y87.0) 4 60 20.8
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74) 5 43 14.9
TOTAL DEATHS   1067 370.5
55-64 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 441 324.8
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 276 203.3
Unintentional Injuries (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 3 82 60.4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 45 33.1
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 5 43 31.7
TOTAL DEATHS   1192 877.9
65-74 Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 1 551 820.8
Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 2 422 628.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 3 122 181.7
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 4 96 143.0
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 59 87.9
TOTAL DEATHS   1617 2408.7
75-84 Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 489 1542.9
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 472 1489.3
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 172 542.7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 160 504.8
Diabetes (E10-E14) 5 70 220.9
TOTAL DEATHS   1870 5900.4
85+ Diseases of the Heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 321 4208.7
Malignant Neoplasms (C00-C97) 2 145 1901.1
Cerebrovascular Diseases (I60-I69) 3 133 1743.8
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (J40-J47) 4 62 812.9
Alzheimer's Disease (G30) 5 45 590.0
TOTAL DEATHS   1092 14317.6
* 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