Table 16
Selected causes of death among senior women and men aged 65 years and over, Canada, 2007

Table 16
Selected causes of death among senior women and men aged 65 years and over, Canada, 2007

Table summary
This table displays the results of selected causes of death among senior women and men aged 65 years and over. The information is grouped by selected causes of death appearing as row headers, women, men appearing as column headers, calculated using deaths per 100,000 population as a unit of measure.
Selected causes of death1 Women Men
deaths per 100,000 population
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 945.5 1,363.6
Diseases of the heart (heart disease) 894.1 1,058.4
Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 308.0 254.4
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 187.1 263.5
Alzheimer's disease 165.4 87.8
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 122.2 156.9
Influenza and pneumonia 112.8 108.8
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 105.0 114.3
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 72.2 86.9
Chronic liver diseases and cirrhosis (liver disease) 17.9 38.8
Intentional self-harm (suicide) 4.3 17.9
All causes of death 3,872.9 4,436.0
1. World Health Organization. International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10).
Sources: Statistics Canada, Health Statistics Division and Demography Division.
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