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                                 COMPARISON OF FIFTEEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
                                       ARKANSAS AND UNITED STATES, 1996



                                                                     ARKANSAS                 UNITED STATES

                     CAUSE OF DEATH                       RANK  NUMBER    RATE     PCT     RANK  RATE     PCT

TOTAL DEATHS, ALL CAUSES                                        26,526   1099.1   100.0          875.4   100.0

DISEASES OF HEART ...................390-398,402,404-429 |  1    8,310    344.3    31.3  |   1   276.6    31.6
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS .............................140-208 |  2    5,960    247.0    22.5  |   2   205.2    23.4
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES ........................430-438 |  3    2,294     95.1     8.6  |   3    60.5     6.9
ACCIDENTS AND ADVERSE EFFECTS .................E800-E949 |  4    1,265     52.4     4.8  |   5    35.4     4.0
  MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS .....................E810-E825 |         645     26.7     2.4  |        16.4     1.9
  OTHER ACCIDENTS & ADVERSE EFFECTS .E800-E807,E826-E949 |         620     25.7     2.3  |        19.0     2.2
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASES ..........490-496 |  5    1,115     46.2     4.2  |   4    40.0     4.6
PNEUMONIA AND INFLUENZA .........................480-487 |  6      944     39.1     3.6  |   6    31.1     3.6
DIABETES MELLITUS ...................................250 |  7      578     23.9     2.2  |   7    23.2     2.7
SEPTICEMIA ..........................................038 |  8      378     15.7     1.4  |  12     8.1     0.9
NEPHRITIS AND NEPHROSIS .........................580-589 |  9      375     15.5     1.4  |  11     9.2     1.1
SUICIDE .......................................E950-E959 | 10      329     13.6     1.2  |   9    11.6     1.3
HOMICIDE AND LEGAL INTERVENTION ...............E960-E978 | 11      243     10.1     0.9  |  14     7.8     0.9
CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE AND CIRRHOSIS .................571 | 12      192      8.0     0.7  |  10     9.5     1.1
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ...............................331.0 | 13      188      7.8     0.7  |  13     8.0     0.9
ATHEROSCLEROSIS .....................................440 | 14      162      6.7     0.6  |  15     6.3     0.7
CONDITIONS ORIGINATING IN PERINATAL PERIOD ......760-779 | 15      136      5.6     0.5  |   *     4.1     0.6
HIV INFECTION ...................................042-044 |  *      126      5.2     0.5  |   8    12.3     1.4
ALL OTHER CAUSES ....................................... |       3,931    162.9    14.8  |       126.5    14.3





*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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