Table 1-4
Ten leading causes of death by selected age groups, by sex, Canada1 — 25 to 34 years

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25 to 34 years: Part 1
  Deaths
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
  rank 2 number rank 2 number rank 2 number rank 2 number rank 2 number
Both sexes  
Total, all causes of death (A00‑Y89) ... 2,780 ... 2,658 ... 2,649 ... 2,666 ... 2,806
Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01‑X59, Y85‑Y86) 1 815 1 791 1 853 1 821 1 827
Intentional self-harm (suicide) (X60‑X84, Y87.0) 2 556 2 513 2 517 2 480 2 511
Malignant neoplasms (C00‑C97) 3 337 3 362 3 330 3 339 3 346
Diseases of heart (I00‑I09, I11, I13, I20‑I51) 4 144 4 134 4 132 4 166 4 173
Assault (homicide) (X85‑Y09, Y87.1) 5 133 5 129 5 113 5 114 5 142
Influenza and pneumonia (J09‑J18) 6 58 8 30 10 17 10 25 10 16
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00‑Q99) 7 46 6 36 6 41 7 45 8 32
Cerebrovascular diseases (I60‑I69) 8 37 8 30 8 26 9 30 7 39
Diabetes mellitus (E10‑E14) 9 31 7 33 9 25 8 32 9 30
Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease (B20‑B24) 10 27 11 24 7 34 6 52 6 51
  rank 2 percent rank 2 percent rank 2 percent rank 2 percent rank 2 percent
Total, all causes of death (A00‑Y89) ... 100.0 ... 100.0 ... 100.0 ... 100.0 ... 100.0
Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01‑X59, Y85‑Y86) 1 29.3 1 29.8 1 32.2 1 30.8 1 29.5
Intentional self-harm (suicide) (X60‑X84, Y87.0) 2 20.0 2 19.3 2 19.5 2 18.0 2 18.2
Malignant neoplasms (C00‑C97) 3 12.1 3 13.6 3 12.5 3 12.7 3 12.3
Diseases of heart (I00‑I09, I11, I13, I20‑I51) 4 5.2 4 5.0 4 5.0 4 6.2 4 6.2
Assault (homicide) (X85‑Y09, Y87.1) 5 4.8 5 4.9 5 4.3 5 4.3 5 5.1
Influenza and pneumonia (J09‑J18) 6 2.1 8 1.1 10 0.6 10 0.9 10 0.6
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00‑Q99) 7 1.7 6 1.4 6 1.5 7 1.7 8 1.1
Cerebrovascular diseases (I60‑I69) 8 1.3 8 1.1 8 1.0 9 1.1 7 1.4
Diabetes mellitus (E10‑E14) 9 1.1 7 1.2 9 0.9 8 1.2 9 1.1
Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease (B20‑B24) 10 1.0 11 0.9 7 1.3 6 2.0 6 1.8
  rank 2 age-specific rate 3 rank 2 age-specific rate 3 rank 2 age-specific rate 3 rank 2 age-specific rate 3 rank 2 age-specific rate 3
Total, all causes of death (A00‑Y89) ... 60.4 ... 59.0 ... 60.0 ... 59.7 ... 63.4
Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01‑X59, Y85‑Y86) 1 17.7 1 17.6 1 19.3 1 18.4 1 18.7
Intentional self-harm (suicide) (X60‑X84, Y87.0) 2 12.1 2 11.4 2 11.7 2 10.8 2 11.5
Malignant neoplasms (C00‑C97) 3 7.3 3 8.0 3 7.5 3 7.6 3 7.8
Diseases of heart (I00‑I09, I11, I13, I20‑I51) 4 3.1 4 3.0 4 3.0 4 3.7 4 3.9
Assault (homicide) (X85‑Y09, Y87.1) 5 2.9 5 2.9 5 2.6 5 2.6 5 3.2
Influenza and pneumonia (J09‑J18) 6 1.3 8 0.7 10 0.4 10 0.6 10 0.4
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00‑Q99) 7 1.0 6 0.8 6 0.9 7 1.0 8 0.7
Cerebrovascular diseases (I60‑I69) 8 0.8 8 0.7 8 0.6 9 0.7 7 0.9
Diabetes mellitus (E10‑E14) 9 0.7 7 0.7 9 0.6 8 0.7 9 0.7
Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease (B20‑B24) 10 0.6 11 0.5 7 0.8 6 1.2 6 1.2
25 to 34 years: Part 2
  Deaths
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
  rank 2 number rank 2 number rank 2 number rank 2 number rank 2 number
Males  
Total, all causes of death (A00‑Y89) ... 1,852 ... 1,789 ... 1,832 ... 1,845 ... 1,963
Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01‑X59, Y85‑Y86) 1 633 1 627 1 644 1 648 1 643
Intentional self-harm (suicide) (X60‑X84, Y87.0) 2 437 2 395 2 404 2 362 2 415
Malignant neoplasms (C00‑C97) 3 143 3 167 3 158 3 188 3 176
Assault (homicide) (X85‑Y09, Y87.1) 4 104 4 100 4 88 5 87 5 116
Diseases of heart (I00‑I09, I11, I13, I20‑I51) 5 90 5 83 5 87 4 113 4 123
Influenza and pneumonia (J09‑J18) 6 31 8 17 10 12 10 17 11 8
Cerebrovascular diseases (I60‑I69) 7 25 10 13 8 16 9 18 9 20
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00‑Q99) 8 21 7 19 7 21 7 29 8 21
Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease (B20‑B24) 9 19 9 14 6 22 6 34 6 32
Diabetes mellitus (E10‑E14) 10 15 6 21 8 16 8 24 7 22
  rank 2 percent rank 2 percent rank 2 percent rank 2 percent rank 2 percent
Total, all causes of death (A00‑Y89) ... 100.0 ... 100.0 ... 100.0 ... 100.0 ... 100.0
Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01‑X59, Y85‑Y86) 1 34.2 1 35.0 1 35.2 1 35.1 1 32.8
Intentional self-harm (suicide) (X60‑X84, Y87.0) 2 23.6 2 22.1 2 22.1 2 19.6 2 21.1
Malignant neoplasms (C00‑C97) 3 7.7 3 9.3 3 8.6 3 10.2 3 9.0
Assault (homicide) (X85‑Y09, Y87.1) 4 5.6 4 5.6 4 4.8 5 4.7 5 5.9
Diseases of heart (I00‑I09, I11, I13, I20‑I51) 5 4.9 5 4.6 5 4.7 4 6.1 4 6.3
Influenza and pneumonia (J09‑J18) 6 1.7 8 1.0 10 0.7 10 0.9 11 0.4
Cerebrovascular diseases (I60‑I69) 7 1.3 10 0.7 8 0.9 9 1.0 9 1.0
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00‑Q99) 8 1.1 7 1.1 7 1.1 7 1.6 8 1.1
Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease (B20‑B24) 9 1.0 9 0.8 6 1.2 6 1.8 6 1.6
Diabetes mellitus (E10‑E14) 10 0.8 6 1.2 8 0.9 8 1.3 7 1.1
  rank 2 age-specific rate 3 rank 2 age-specific rate 3 rank 2 age-specific rate 3 rank 2 age-specific rate 3 rank 2 age-specific rate 3
Total, all causes of death (A00‑Y89) ... 80.0 ... 79.0 ... 82.5 ... 81.9 ... 87.8
Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01‑X59, Y85‑Y86) 1 27.3 1 27.7 1 29.0 1 28.8 1 28.8
Intentional self-harm (suicide) (X60‑X84, Y87.0) 2 18.9 2 17.5 2 18.2 2 16.1 2 18.6
Malignant neoplasms (C00‑C97) 3 6.2 3 7.4 3 7.1 3 8.3 3 7.9
Assault (homicide) (X85‑Y09, Y87.1) 4 4.5 4 4.4 4 4.0 5 3.9 5 5.2
Diseases of heart (I00‑I09, I11, I13, I20‑I51) 5 3.9 5 3.7 5 3.9 4 5.0 4 5.5
Influenza and pneumonia (J09‑J18) 6 1.3 8 0.8 10 0.5 10 0.8 11 0.4
Cerebrovascular diseases (I60‑I69) 7 1.1 10 0.6 8 0.7 9 0.8 9 0.9
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00‑Q99) 8 0.9 7 0.8 7 0.9 7 1.3 8 0.9
Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease (B20‑B24) 9 0.8 9 0.6 6 1.0 6 1.5 6 1.4
Diabetes mellitus (E10‑E14) 10 0.6 6 0.9 8 0.7 8 1.1 7 1.0
25 to 34 years: Part 3
  Deaths
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
  rank 2 number rank 2 number rank 2 number rank 2 number rank 2 number
Females  
Total, all causes of death (A00‑Y89) ... 928 ... 869 ... 817 ... 821 ... 843
Malignant neoplasms (C00‑C97) 1 194 1 195 2 172 2 151 2 170
Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01‑X59, Y85‑Y86) 2 182 2 164 1 209 1 173 1 184
Intentional self-harm (suicide) (X60‑X84, Y87.0) 3 119 3 118 3 113 3 118 3 96
Diseases of heart (I00‑I09, I11, I13, I20‑I51) 4 54 4 51 4 45 4 53 4 50
Assault (homicide) (X85‑Y09, Y87.1) 5 29 5 29 5 25 5 27 5 26
Influenza and pneumonia (J09‑J18) 6 27 8 13 15 5 12 8 11 8
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00‑Q99) 7 25 6 17 6 20 7 16 9 11
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (K70, K73‑K74) 8 19 10 12 11 8 12 8 13 6
Diabetes mellitus (E10‑E14) 9 16 10 12 10 9 12 8 11 8
Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00‑O99) 10 14 8 13 7 12 8 14 8 15
  rank 2 percent rank 2 percent rank 2 percent rank 2 percent rank 2 percent
Total, all causes of death (A00‑Y89) ... 100.0 ... 100.0 ... 100.0 ... 100.0 ... 100.0
Malignant neoplasms (C00‑C97) 1 20.9 1 22.4 2 21.1 2 18.4 2 20.2
Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01‑X59, Y85‑Y86) 2 19.6 2 18.9 1 25.6 1 21.1 1 21.8
Intentional self-harm (suicide) (X60‑X84, Y87.0) 3 12.8 3 13.6 3 13.8 3 14.4 3 11.4
Diseases of heart (I00‑I09, I11, I13, I20‑I51) 4 5.8 4 5.9 4 5.5 4 6.5 4 5.9
Assault (homicide) (X85‑Y09, Y87.1) 5 3.1 5 3.3 5 3.1 5 3.3 5 3.1
Influenza and pneumonia (J09‑J18) 6 2.9 8 1.5 15 0.6 12 1.0 11 0.9
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00‑Q99) 7 2.7 6 2.0 6 2.4 7 1.9 9 1.3
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (K70, K73‑K74) 8 2.0 10 1.4 11 1.0 12 1.0 13 0.7
Diabetes mellitus (E10‑E14) 9 1.7 10 1.4 10 1.1 12 1.0 11 0.9
Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00‑O99) 10 1.5 8 1.5 7 1.5 8 1.7 8 1.8
  rank 2 age-specific rate 3 rank 2 age-specific rate 3 rank 2 age-specific rate 3 rank 2 age-specific rate 3 rank 2 age-specific rate 3
Total, all causes of death (A00‑Y89) ... 40.5 ... 38.8 ... 37.2 ... 37.2 ... 38.5
Malignant neoplasms (C00‑C97) 1 8.5 1 8.7 2 7.8 2 6.8 2 7.8
Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01‑X59, Y85‑Y86) 2 7.9 2 7.3 1 9.5 1 7.8 1 8.4
Intentional self-harm (suicide) (X60‑X84, Y87.0) 3 5.2 3 5.3 3 5.1 3 5.3 3 4.4
Diseases of heart (I00‑I09, I11, I13, I20‑I51) 4 2.4 4 2.3 4 2.0 4 2.4 4 2.3
Assault (homicide) (X85‑Y09, Y87.1) 5 1.3 5 1.3 5 1.1 5 1.2 5 1.2
Influenza and pneumonia (J09‑J18) 6 1.2 8 0.6 15 0.2 12 0.4 11 0.4
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00‑Q99) 7 1.1 6 0.8 6 0.9 7 0.7 9 0.5
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (K70, K73‑K74) 8 0.8 10 0.5 11 0.4 12 0.4 13 0.3
Diabetes mellitus (E10‑E14) 9 0.7 10 0.5 10 0.4 12 0.4 11 0.4
Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00‑O99) 10 0.6 8 0.6 7 0.5 8 0.6 8 0.7
1.
The geographic distribution of deaths in this table is based on the deceased's usual place of residence. Counts in this table exclude deaths of non-residents of Canada.
2.
The ranking of the leading causes of death is based on the number of deaths.
3.
The age-specific mortality rates per 100,000 population use the population estimates in the Appendix 3 as denominator.
Note(s):
See "Introduction", "Glossary" and "Definitions, data sources and methods" sections.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Vital Statistics, Death Database (CANSIM table 102-0561).
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