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