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Table 2 Ranking, number and percentage of male and female deaths for the 10 leading causes, Canada, 2007 

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Ranking, number and percentage of male and female deaths for the 10 leading causes, Canada, 2007 
  Males Females
  rank number % rank number %
All causes of death ... 118,681 100.0 ... 116,536 100.0
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1 36,569 30.8 1 33,026 28.3
Diseases of heart (heart disease) 2 26,381 22.2 2 24,118 20.7
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 3 6,015 5.1 6 3,936 3.4
Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 4 5,719 4.8 3 8,262 7.1
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5 5,572 4.7 4 5,087 4.4
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 6 3,906 3.3 7 3,488 3.0
Intentional self-harm (suicide) 7 2,727 2.3 12 884 0.8
Influenza and pneumonia 8 2,438 2.1 8 3,014 2.6
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 9 1,877 1.6 9 1,926 1.7
Chronic Liver disease and cirrhosis (liver disease) 10 1,756 1.5 11 895 0.8
Alzheimer's disease 11 1,739 1.5 5 4,164 3.6
Septicaemia 14 964 0.8 10 1,008 0.9
All other causes ... 23,018 19.4 ... 26,728 22.9
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 for males.