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                                 FIFTEEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
                                         ARKANSAS, 2005



                                                                     ARKANSAS

                               CAUSE OF DEATH                       RANK  NUMBER     RATE     PCT

TOTAL DEATHS, ALL CAUSES                                                  28,041   1009.0   100.0

DISEASES OF HEART ..........................I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51   1    7,569    272.3    27.0
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS.........................................C00-C97   2    6,355    228.7    22.7
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES ...................................I60-I69   3    1,845     66.4     6.6
CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES .........................J40-J47   4    1,557     56.0     5.6
ACCIDENTS (UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES)..................V01-X59,Y85-Y86   5    1,326     47.7     4.7
   TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS .................................V01-V99,Y85          728     26.2     2.6
   NONTRANSPORT ACCIDENTS ..............................W00-X59,Y86          598     21.5     2.1
INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA ....................................J10-J18   6      886     31.9     3.2
DIABETES MELLITUS ..........................................E10-E14   7      824     29.6     2.9
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ............................................G30   8      686     24.7     2.4
NEPHRITIS, NEPHROTIC SYNDROME AND NEPHROSIS N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27   9      624     22.5     2.2
SEPTICEMIA .................................................A40-A41  10      518     18.6     1.8
INTENTIONAL SELF-HARM (SUICIDE) ..................U03,X60-X84,Y87.0  11      400     14.4     1.4
ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION AND HYPERTENSIVE RENAL DIS ..........I10,I12  12      261      9.4     0.9
CHRONIC LIVER DIS AND CIRRHOSIS ........................K70,K73-K74  13      228      8.2     0.8
PNEUMONITIS DUE TO SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS ..........................J69  14      224      8.1     0.8
ASSAULT (HOMICIDE) ...........................U01-U02,X85-Y09,Y87.1  15      219      7.9     0.8
ALL OTHER CAUSES ..................................................        4,519    162.6    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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