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                                 FIFTEEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
                                       ARKANSAS, 2000



                                                                     ARKANSAS

                               CAUSE OF DEATH                       RANK  NUMBER     RATE     PCT

TOTAL DEATHS, ALL CAUSES                                                  28,182   1052.1   100.0

DISEASES OF HEART ..........................I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51   1    8,260    308.4    29.3
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS.........................................C00-C97   2    6,085    227.2    21.6
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES ...................................I60-I69   3    2,252     84.1     8.0
CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES .........................J40-J47   4    1,400     52.3     5.0
ACCIDENTS ..........................................V01-X59,Y85-Y86   5    1,255     46.9     4.5
   TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS .................................V01-V99,Y85          706     26.4     2.5
   NONTRANSPORT ACCIDENTS ..............................W00-X59,Y86          549     20.5     1.9
INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA ....................................J10-J18   6      797     29.8     2.8
DIABETES MELLITUS ..........................................E10-E14   7      715     26.7     2.5
NEPHRITIS, NEPHROTIC SYNDROME AND NEPHROSIS N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27   8      500     18.7     1.8
SEPTICEMIA .................................................A40-A41   9      435     16.2     1.5
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ............................................G30  10      430     16.1     1.5
INTENTIONAL SELF-HARM (SUICIDE) ......................X60-X84,Y87.0  11      344     12.8     1.2
CHRONIC LIVER DIS AND CIRRHOSIS ........................K70,K73-K74  12      227      8.5     0.8
PNEUMONITIS DUE TO SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS ..........................J69  13      219      8.2     0.8
ASSAULT (HOMICIDE) ...................................X85-Y09,Y87.1  14      204      7.6     0.7
PARKINSON'S DISEASE ........................................G20-G21  15      166      6.2     0.6
ALL OTHER CAUSES ..................................................        4,893    182.7    17.4





NOTE:  REFER TO PAGE IV FOR CHANGES IN CAUSE OF DEATH CLASSIFICATION
*NOT IN THE TOP FIFTEEN
RATES ARE PER 100,000 POPULATION

SOURCE OF ARKANSAS DATA:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 

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