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                                 FIFTEEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
                                       ARKANSAS, 2001



                                                                     ARKANSAS

                               CAUSE OF DEATH                       RANK  NUMBER     RATE     PCT

TOTAL DEATHS, ALL CAUSES                                                  27,703   1028.1   100.0

DISEASES OF HEART ..........................I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51   1    8,244    305.9    29.8
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS.........................................C00-C97   2    6,081    225.7    22.0
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES ...................................I60-I69   3    2,252     83.6     8.1
CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES .........................J40-J47   4    1,366     50.7     4.9
ACCIDENTS (UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES)..................V01-X59,Y85-Y86   5    1,268     47.1     4.6
   TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS .................................V01-V99,Y85          686     25.5     2.5
   NONTRANSPORT ACCIDENTS ..............................W00-X59,Y86          582     21.6     2.1
DIABETES MELLITUS ..........................................E10-E14   6      755     28.0     2.7
INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA ....................................J10-J18   7      734     27.2     2.6
NEPHRITIS, NEPHROTIC SYNDROME AND NEPHROSIS N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27   8      520     19.3     1.9
SEPTICEMIA .................................................A40-A41   9      502     18.6     1.8
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ............................................G30  10      450     16.7     1.6
INTENTIONAL SELF-HARM (SUICIDE) ..................U03,X60-X84,Y87.0  11      378     14.0     1.4
CHRONIC LIVER DIS AND CIRRHOSIS ........................K70,K73-K74  12      231      8.6     0.8
ASSAULT (HOMICIDE) ...........................U01-U02,X85-Y09,Y87.1  13      185      6.9     0.7
AORTIC ANEURYSM AND DISSECTION .................................I71  14      174      6.5     0.6
PARKINSON'S DISEASE ........................................G20-G21  15      173      6.4     0.6
ALL OTHER CAUSES ..................................................        4,390    162.9    15.8





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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