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                                 FIFTEEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
                                         ARKANSAS, 2004



                                                                     ARKANSAS

                               CAUSE OF DEATH                       RANK  NUMBER     RATE     PCT

TOTAL DEATHS, ALL CAUSES                                                  27,531   1000.2   100.0

DISEASES OF HEART ..........................I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51   1    7,538    273.8    27.4
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS.........................................C00-C97   2    6,303    229.0    22.9
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES ...................................I60-I69   3    1,949     70.8     7.1
CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES .........................J40-J47   4    1,426     51.8     5.2
ACCIDENTS (UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES)..................V01-X59,Y85-Y86   5    1,406     51.1     5.1
   TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS .................................V01-V99,Y85          813     29.5     3.0
   NONTRANSPORT ACCIDENTS ..............................W00-X59,Y86          593     21.5     2.2
DIABETES MELLITUS ..........................................E10-E14   6      838     30.4     3.0
INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA ....................................J10-J18   7      759     27.6     2.8
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ............................................G30   8      621     22.6     2.3
NEPHRITIS, NEPHROTIC SYNDROME AND NEPHROSIS N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27   9      562     20.4     2.0
SEPTICEMIA .................................................A40-A41  10      469     17.0     1.7
INTENTIONAL SELF-HARM (SUICIDE) ..................U03,X60-X84,Y87.0  11      359     13.0     1.3
ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION AND HYPERTENSIVE RENAL DIS ..........I10,I12  12      239      8.7     0.9
CHRONIC LIVER DIS AND CIRRHOSIS ........................K70,K73-K74  13      229      8.3     0.8
ASSAULT (HOMICIDE) ...........................U01-U02,X85-Y09,Y87.1  14      210      7.6     0.8
PNEUMONITIS DUE TO SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS ..........................J69  15      194      7.0     0.7
ALL OTHER CAUSES ..................................................        4,429    160.9    16.1





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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