Table 6
Ranking and number of deaths for the five leading causes, Canada, provinces and territories, 2007

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Rank Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut
1 Cancer
69,595
Cancer
1,335
Heart disease
313
Cancer
2,464
Cancer
1,808
Cancer
18,667
Cancer
25,456
Cancer
2,678
Cancer
2,271
Cancer
5,556
Cancer
8,920
Cancer
67
Heart disease
37
Cancer
33
2 Heart disease
50,499
Heart disease
1,082
Cancer
304
Heart disease
1,786
Heart disease
1,339
Heart disease
11,246
Heart disease
18,910
Heart disease
2,230
Heart disease
2,115
Heart disease
4,685
Heart disease
6,699
Heart disease
43
Cancer
36
Suicide
20
3 Stroke
13,981
Stroke
296
Stroke
68
Stroke
531
Stroke
366
Chronic lower respiratory
2,878
Stroke
5,343
Stroke
629
Stroke
595
Stroke
1,113
Stroke
2,297
Accidents
18
Accidents
23
Heart disease
13
4 Chronic lower respiratory
10,659
Diabetes
235
Influenza and pneumonia
60
Chronic lower respiratory
469
Chronic lower respiratory
312
Stroke
2,728
Accidents
3,807
Accidents
481
Accidents
422
Accidents
1,006
Chronic lower respiratory
1,392
Stroke
7
Suicide
9
Accidents
11
5 Accidents
9,951
Chronic lower respiratory
190
Chronic lower respiratory
53
Accidents
441
Accidents
306
Accidents
1,971
Chronic lower respiratory
3,627
Diabetes
386
Chronic lower respiratory
414
Chronic lower respiratory
919
Accidents
1,311
Chronic lower respiratory
6
Chronic lower respiratory
8
Chronic lower respiratory
10
Source: Statistics Canada. Leading Causes of Deaths in Canada, 2007, CANSIM Table 102–0563.