Tables for Mortality: Causes of death, 2007

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Table 1
Mortality rates of leading causes of death by sex, Canada, 1981 to 2007
Sex and year Malignant neoplasms1 Diseases of heart2 Cerebrovascular diseases3 Chronic lower respiratory diseases4 Accidents (unintentional injuries)5
rate per 100,000
Males  
1981 239.7 370.5 75.7 43.3 64.1
1986 249.1 320.5 59.5 48.5 47.4
1991 246.2 253.6 51.6 45.3 41.8
1992 243.5 248.2 50.5 42.8 40.2
1993 241.8 248.2 52.7 45.3 41.1
1994 240.4 238.4 51.1 44.0 39.4
1995 237.6 234.0 50.8 42.6 38.6
1996 234.4 228.8 48.8 41.6 37.2
1997 228.0 220.2 48.8 41.1 35.9
1998 228.3 216.6 46.2 41.7 36.3
1999 227.2 211.0 44.2 40.1 37.2
2000 223.5 193.9 43.3 37.1 35.1
2001 221.4 181.5 41.5 35.4 34.6
2002 217.2 173.2 40.1 34.0 35.0
2003 212.6 169.8 38.3 33.1 34.1
2004 209.1 159.1 34.8 31.2 33.2
2005 204.8 151.2 32.5 31.4 34.8
2006 198.5 141.8 30.8 27.7 33.6
2007 197.6 138.6 29.7 29.0 34.5
Females  
1981 188.0 295.1 100.1 14.0 29.9
1986 195.6 263.6 83.6 20.6 26.5
1991 194.9 218.8 70.1 23.3 23.6
1992 194.1 209.8 70.1 23.8 22.5
1993 196.5 210.6 72.1 26.0 23.5
1994 197.0 208.0 69.2 25.6 22.3
1995 193.8 205.1 67.9 27.2 23.1
1996 197.4 202.0 67.0 27.7 22.7
1997 190.0 196.0 67.2 28.4 22.4
1998 193.1 190.9 63.8 29.1 21.9
1999 191.7 183.9 61.2 29.4 22.5
2000 191.8 172.8 60.4 28.2 21.6
2001 190.1 165.1 58.0 27.7 20.5
2002 191.2 159.6 56.0 27.7 22.2
2003 190.2 149.9 53.5 28.4 21.8
2004 188.7 144.7 50.3 27.8 21.1
2005 184.8 139.7 46.5 28.3 21.3
2006 181.9 128.9 43.7 25.9 21.7
2007 181.9 126.1 43.2 27.5 21.5
1. Causes 140 to 208 of the 9th revision of the I.C.D. (International Classification of Diseases) or causes C00 to C97 of the 10th revision of the I.C.D.
2. Causes 390 to 398, 402, 404 and 410 to 429 of the 9th revision of the I.C.D. or causes I00 to I09, I11, I13 and I20 to I51 of the 10th revision of the I.C.D.
3. Causes 430 to 434 and 436 to 438 of the 9th revision of the I.C.D. or causes I60 to I69 of the 10th revision of the I.C.D.
4. Causes 490 to 494 and 496 of the 9th revision of the I.C.D. or causes J40 to J47 of the 10th revision of the I.C.D.
5. Causes E800 to E868 and E880 to E929 of the 9th revision of the I.C.D. or causes V01 to X59 and Y85 to Y86 of the 10th revision of the I.C.D.
Notes: 9th revision of the I.C.D from 1981 to 1999 and 10th revision of the I.C.D. since 2000.
Rate (per 100,000) standardized on the age and sex structure of the 2001 population. The rates are not comparable between sexes but the trends are comparable.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Health Statistics Division, Vital Statistics and Demography Division, Demographic Estimates.

 

Table 2
Leading cause of death by age group, Canada, 2007
Age group Causes Percentage
Leading cause of death  
0 to 1 year Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 21.7
1 to 14 years Accidents (unintentional injuries) 29.0
15 to 24 years Accidents (unintentional injuries) 42.3
25 to 44 years Accidents (unintentional injuries) 22.7
45 to 64 years Malignant neoplasms 44.5
65 to 79 years Malignant neoplasms 40.4
80 years and over Diseases of heart 25.6
Second leading cause of death  
0 to 1 year Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 13.2
1 to 14 years Malignant neoplasms 17.4
15 to 24 years Intentional self-harm (suicide) 21.1
25 to 44 years Malignant neoplasms 20.8
45 to 64 years Diseases of heart 17.3
65 to 79 years Diseases of heart 20.0
80 years and over Malignant neoplasms 19.2
Third leading cause of death  
0 to 1 year Fetus and newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 9.6
1 to 14 years Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 8.4
15 to 24 years Malignant neoplasms 6.8
25 to 44 years Intentional self-harm (suicide) 15.1
45 to 64 years Accidents (unintentional injuries) 5.2
65 to 79 years Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.4
80 years and over Cerebrovascular diseases 8.1
Notes: Diseases of heart: Causes I00 to I09, I11, I13 and I20 to I51 of the 10th revision of the I.C.D (International Classification of Diseases).
Malignant neoplasms: Causes C00 to C97 of the 10th revision of the I.C.D.
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: Causes J40 to J47 of the 10th revision of the I.C.D.
Accidents (unintentional injuries): Causes V01 to X59 and Y85 to Y86 of the 10th revision of the I.C.D.
Cerebrovascular diseases: Causes I60 to I69 of the 10th revision of the I.C.D.
Fetus and newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy: Cause P01 of the 10th revision of the I.C.D.
Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified: Cause P07 of the 10th revision of the I.C.D.
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities: Causes Q00 to Q99 of the 10th revision of the I.C.D.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Health Statistics Division, Vital Statistics and Demography Division, Demographic Estimates.

 

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