Table 23
Leading causes of death for population aged 65 and over by sex, Canada, 2012

Table 23
Leading causes of death for population aged 65 and over by sex, Canada, 2012
Table summary
This table displays the results of Leading causes of death for population aged 65 and over by sex. The information is grouped by Sex / Leading causes of deaths (appearing as row headers), Number, Percent and Rate per 100,000 population (appearing as column headers).
Sex / Leading causes of deaths Number Percent Rate per 100,000 population
Women  
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 25,460 25.0 892
Diseases of heart (heart disease) 21,080 20.7 738
Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 7,072 7.0 248
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4,970 4.9 174
Alzheimer's disease 4,347 4.3 152
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 3,416 3.4 120
Influenza and pneumonia 2,895 2.8 101
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 2,846 2.8 100
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 1,611 1.6 56
Sepsis 1,278 1.3 45
Other causes 26,701 26.3 935
All deaths 101,676 100.0 3,561
Men  
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 28,925 31.4 1,252
Diseases of heart (heart disease) 20,332 22.1 880
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5,148 5.6 223
Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 4,809 5.2 208
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 2,815 3.1 122
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 2,811 3.1 122
Influenza and pneumonia 2,282 2.5 99
Alzheimer's disease 1,875 2.0 81
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 1,469 1.6 64
Parkinson's disease 1,270 1.4 55
Other causes 20,325 22.1 880
All deaths 92,061 100.0 3,985
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