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                                 FIFTEEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
                                       ARKANSAS, 2003



                                                                     ARKANSAS

                               CAUSE OF DEATH                       RANK  NUMBER     RATE     PCT

TOTAL DEATHS, ALL CAUSES                                                  27,871   1021.7   100.0

DISEASES OF HEART ..........................I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51   1    7,762    284.6    27.8
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS.........................................C00-C97   2    6,105    223.8    21.9
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES ...................................I60-I69   3    2,107     77.2     7.6
CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES .........................J40-J47   4    1,499     55.0     5.4
ACCIDENTS (UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES)..................V01-X59,Y85-Y86   5    1,301     47.7     4.7
   TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS .................................V01-V99,Y85          739     27.1     2.7
   NONTRANSPORT ACCIDENTS ..............................W00-X59,Y86          562     20.6     2.0
INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA ....................................J10-J18   6      918     33.7     3.3
DIABETES MELLITUS ..........................................E10-E14   7      883     32.4     3.2
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ............................................G30   8      552     20.2     2.0
NEPHRITIS, NEPHROTIC SYNDROME AND NEPHROSIS N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27   9      522     19.1     1.9
SEPTICEMIA .................................................A40-A41  10      500     18.3     1.8
INTENTIONAL SELF-HARM (SUICIDE) ..................U03,X60-X84,Y87.0  11      370     13.6     1.3
PNEUMONITIS DUE TO SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS ..........................J69  12      222      8.1     0.8
CHRONIC LIVER DIS AND CIRRHOSIS ........................K70,K73-K74  13      219      8.0     0.8
ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION AND HYPERTENSIVE RENAL DIS ..........I10,I12  14      208      7.6     0.7
ASSAULT (HOMICIDE) ...........................U01-U02,X85-Y09,Y87.1  15      197      7.2     0.7
ALL OTHER CAUSES ..................................................        4,506    165.2    16.2





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, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 

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