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                                 FIFTEEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
                                       ARKANSAS, 1999



                                                                     ARKANSAS

                               CAUSE OF DEATH                       RANK  NUMBER     RATE     PCT

TOTAL DEATHS, ALL CAUSES                                                  27,934   1094.9   100.0

DISEASES OF HEART ..........................I00-I09,I10,I13,I20-I51   1    8,190    321.0    29.3
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS.........................................C00-C97   2    6,061    237.6    21.7
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES ...................................I60-I69   3    2,248     88.1     8.0
CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES .........................J40-J47   4    1,341     52.6     4.8
ACCIDENTS ..........................................V01-X59,Y85-Y86   5    1,276     50.0     4.6
   TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS .................................V01-V99,Y85          722     28.3     2.6
   NONTRANSPORT ACCIDENTS ..............................W00-X59,Y86          554     21.7     2.0
INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA ....................................J10-J18   6      763     29.9     2.7
DIABETES MELLITUS ..........................................E10-E14   7      668     26.2     2.4
SEPTICEMIA .................................................A40-A41   8      475     18.6     1.7
NEPHRITIS, NEPHROTIC SYNDROME AND NEPHROSIS N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27   9      448     17.6     1.6
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ............................................G30  10      422     16.5     1.5
INTENTIONAL SELF-HARM (SUICIDE) ......................X60-X84,Y87.0  11      341     13.4     1.2
CHRONIC LIVER DIS AND CIRRHOSIS ........................K70,K73-K74  12      216      8.5     0.8
AORTIC ANEURYSM AND DISSECTION .................................I71  13      183      7.2     0.7
ASSAULT (HOMICIDE) ...................................X85-Y09,Y87.1  14      181      7.1     0.6
PNEUMONITIS DUE TO SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS ..........................J69  15      163      6.4     0.6
ALL OTHER CAUSES ..................................................        4,958    194.3    17.7





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, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 

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