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Table 1 Ranking and number of deaths for the 10 leading causes, Canada, 2000 and 2007 

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Ranking and number of deaths for the 10 leading causes, Canada, 2000 and 2007 
  2000 2007
  rank number % rank number %
All causes of death ... 218,062 100.0 ... 235,217 100.0
Total, 10 leading causes of death ... 175,149 80.3 ... 180,848 76.9
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1 62,672 28.7 1 69,595 29.6
Diseases of heart (heart disease) 2 55,070 25.3 2 50,499 21.5
Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 3 15,576 7.1 3 13,981 5.9
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4 9,813 4.5 4 10,659 4.5
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 5 8,589 3.9 5 9,951 4.2
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 6 6,714 3.1 6 7,394 3.1
Alzheimer's disease 7 5,007 2.3 7 5,903 2.5
Influenza and pneumonia 8 4,966 2.3 8 5,452 2.3
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 10 3,136 1.4 9 3,803 1.6
Intentional self-harm (suicide) 9 3,606 1.7 10 3,611 1.5
All other causes ... 42,913 19.7 ... 54,369 23.1
not applicable
Note(s):
The order of the causes of death in this table is based on the rank ing of the 10 leading causes of death in 2007.