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                                 COMPARISON OF FIFTEEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
                                       ARKANSAS AND UNITED STATES, 1998



                                                                     ARKANSAS                 UNITED STATES

                     CAUSE OF DEATH                       RANK  NUMBER    RATE     PCT     RANK  RATE     PCT

TOTAL DEATHS, ALL CAUSES                                        27,452   1081.5   100.0          865.0   100.0

DISEASES OF HEART ...................390-398,402,404-429 |  1    8,431    332.2    30.7  |   1   268.0    31.4
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS .............................140-208 |  2    5,950    234.4    21.7  |   2   199.4    23.1
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES ........................430-438 |  3    2,344     92.3     8.5  |   3    58.5     6.9
ACCIDENTS AND ADVERSE EFFECTS .................E800-E949 |  4    1,296     51.1     4.7  |   6    34.5     4.0
  MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS .....................E810-E825 |         675     26.6     2.5  |        15.5     1.8
  OTHER ACCIDENTS & ADVERSE EFFECTS .E800-E807,E826-E949 |         621     24.5     2.3  |        19.0     2.2
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASES ..........490-496 |  5    1,236     48.7     4.5  |   4    42.3     4.9
PNEUMONIA AND INFLUENZA .........................480-487 |  6    1,096     43.2     4.0  |   5    35.1     4.1
DIABETES MELLITUS ...................................250 |  7      644     25.4     2.3  |   7    23.9     3.0
NEPHRITIS AND NEPHROSIS .........................580-589 |  8      393     15.5     1.4  |   9     9.7     1.1
SEPTICEMIA ..........................................038 |  9      358     14.1     1.3  |  11     8.7     1.0
SUICIDE .......................................E950-E959 | 10      344     13.6     1.3  |   8    10.8     1.3
HOMICIDE AND LEGAL INTERVENTION ...............E960-E978 | 11      232      9.1     0.8  |  13     6.4     0.7
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ...............................331.0 | 12      231      9.1     0.8  |  12     8.4     1.0
CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE AND CIRRHOSIS .................571 | 13      203      8.0     0.7  |  10     9.2     1.1
ATHEROSCLEROSIS .....................................440 | 14      150      5.9     0.5  |  14     5.7     0.7
CONDITIONS ORIGINATING IN PERINATAL PERIOD ......760-779 | 15      127      5.0     0.5  |   *     4.9     0.6
HYPERTENSION W/WO RENAL DISEASE .................401,403 |  *      125      4.9     0.5  |   1     5.3     0.6
ALL OTHER CAUSES ....................................... |       4,292    169.1    15.6  |        60.6     6.2





*NOT IN THE TOP FIFTEEN
RATES ARE PER 100,000 POPULATION

SOURCE OF ARKANSAS DATA:  CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 
SOURCE OF U.S. DATA:  PROVISIONAL DATA FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS
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