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Table 1
Ten leading Causes of death, Canada, 2004 and 2005

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Cause of death 2005 2004 2004–2005
Rank Number % Rank Number % % change
Total, All causes of death ... 230,132 100.0 ... 226,584 100.0 1.6
10 leading causes of death ... 179,866 78.2 ... 178,842 78.9 0.6
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1 67,343 29.3 1 66,947 29.5 0.6
Diseases of heart (heart disease) 2 51,574 22.4 2 52,000 22.9 -0.8
Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 3 14,054 6.1 3 14,626 6.5 -3.9
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4 10,515 4.6 4 10,041 4.4 4.7
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 5 9,506 4.1 5 8,986 4.0 5.8
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 6 7,881 3.4 6 7,823 3.5 0.7
Influenza and pneumonia 7 5,845 2.5 7 5,729 2.5 2.0
Alzheimer's disease 8 5,762 2.5 8 5,536 2.4 4.1
Intentional self-harm (suicide) 9 3,743 1.6 9 3,613 1.6 3.6
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 10 3,643 1.6 10 3,541 1.6 2.9
Note: The order of the causes of death in this table is based on the ranking of the 10 leading causes in 2005.
Source:
Statistics Canada. CANSIM Table 102-0561.