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                                 FIFTEEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
                                       ARKANSAS, 2002



                                                                     ARKANSAS

                               CAUSE OF DEATH                       RANK  NUMBER     RATE     PCT

TOTAL DEATHS, ALL CAUSES                                                  28,458   1050.1   100.0

DISEASES OF HEART ..........................I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51   1    8,305    306.4    29.2
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS.........................................C00-C97   2    6,261    231.0    22.0
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES ...................................I60-I69   3    2,227     82.2     7.8
CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES .........................J40-J47   4    1,434     52.9     5.0
ACCIDENTS (UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES)..................V01-X59,Y85-Y86   5    1,302     48.0     4.6
   TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS .................................V01-V99,Y85          747     27.6     2.6
   NONTRANSPORT ACCIDENTS ..............................W00-X59,Y86          555     20.5     2.0
DIABETES MELLITUS ..........................................E10-E14   6      788     29.1     2.8
INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA ....................................J10-J18   7      777     28.7     2.7
NEPHRITIS, NEPHROTIC SYNDROME AND NEPHROSIS N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27   8      600     22.1     2.1
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ............................................G30   9      551     20.3     1.9
SEPTICEMIA .................................................A40-A41  10      501     18.5     1.8
INTENTIONAL SELF-HARM (SUICIDE) ..................U03,X60-X84,Y87.0  11      377     13.9     1.3
PNEUMONITIS DUE TO SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS ..........................J69  12      223      8.2     0.8
CHRONIC LIVER DIS AND CIRRHOSIS ........................K70,K73-K74  13      222      8.2     0.8
ASSAULT (HOMICIDE) ...........................U01-U02,X85-Y09,Y87.1  14      194      7.2     0.7
AORTIC ANEURYSM AND DISSECTION .................................I71  15      179      6.6     0.6
ALL OTHER CAUSES ..................................................        4,517    166.7    15.9





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, Division of Health, DHHS 

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