Table 7
Age-standardized mortality rates for the 10 leading causes of death, Canada, 2000 and 2009

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Table 7
Age-standardized mortality rates for the 10 leading causes of death, Canada, 2000 and 2009
Cause of death 2000 2009
rank Standardized rateNote 1 rank Standardized rateNote 1
All causes of death ... 615.5 ... 515.0
Males ... 778.3 ... 629.9
Females ... 493.2 ... 423.5
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1 180.4 1 160.3
Diseases of heart (heart disease) 2 152.0 2 101.4
Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 3 42.2 3 28.4
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4 27.2 4 22.9
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 5 25.8 5 24.5
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 6 18.9 6 14.9
Alzheimer's disease 7 13.2 7 11.8
Influenza and pneumonia 8 13.2 8 11.7
Intentional self-harm (suicide) 9 11.4 9 10.7
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 10 8.6 10 7.2
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