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Table B.2 Ranking of the 10 leading causes of death by sex, Canada, 2000 to 2004

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Cause of death 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Males Females Males Females Males Females Males Females Males Females
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Diseases of heart (heart disease) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 5 7 5 7 4 7 5 7 4 7
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 4
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 5 6 6
Intentional self-harm (suicide) 7 10 7 10 7 11 7 10 7 10
Influenza and pneumonia 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 9 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Alzheimer's disease 10 5 9 5 10 6 10 6 10 5

Note: The order of the causes of death in this table is based on the ranking of the 10 leading causes for males in 2004.
Source: Statistics Canada. Leading Causes of Deaths in Canada, 2000 to 2004, CANSIM Table 102-0561.