Table 2
Ranking and number of deaths for the 10 leading causes of death by sex, Canada, 2009

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Table 2
Ranking and number of deaths for the 10 leading causes of death by sex, Canada, 2009
Cause of death Males Females Male-Female ratioNote 1
rank number percent rank number percent
All causes of death ... 120,311 100.0 ... 118,107 100.0 102
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1 37,452 31.1 1 33,673 28.5 111
Diseases of heart (heart disease) 2 25,950 21.6 2 23,321 19.7 111
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 3 6,045 5.0 6 4,205 3.6 144
Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 4 5,823 4.8 3 8,282 7.0 70
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5 5,525 4.6 4 5,334 4.5 104
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 6 3,616 3.0 7 3,307 2.8 109
Intentional self-harm (suicide) 7 2,989 2.5 13 901 0.8 332
Influenza and pneumonia 8 2,694 2.2 8 3,132 2.7 86
Alzheimer's disease 9 1,932 1.6 5 4,349 3.7 44
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 10 1,775 1.5 9 1,834 1.6 97
All other causes ... 26,510 22.0 ... 29,769 25.2 89
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