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                                 COMPARISON OF FIFTEEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
                                       ARKANSAS AND UNITED STATES, 1997



                                                                     ARKANSAS                 UNITED STATES

                     CAUSE OF DEATH                       RANK  NUMBER    RATE     PCT     RANK  RATE     PCT

TOTAL DEATHS, ALL CAUSES                                        27,824   1102.9   100.0          864.9   100.0

DISEASES OF HEART ...................390-398,402,404-429 |  1    8,455    335.1    30.4  |   1   271.2    31.4
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS .............................140-208 |  2    6,060    240.2    21.8  |   2   200.8    23.2
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES ........................430-438 |  3    2,462     97.6     8.8  |   3    59.7     6.9
ACCIDENTS AND ADVERSE EFFECTS .................E800-E949 |  4    1,336     53.0     4.8  |   5    34.4     4.0
  MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS .....................E810-E825 |         725     28.7     2.6  |        15.8     1.8
  OTHER ACCIDENTS & ADVERSE EFFECTS .E800-E807,E826-E949 |         611     24.2     2.2  |        18.6     2.2
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASES ..........490-496 |  5    1,248     49.5     4.5  |   4    41.3     4.8
PNEUMONIA AND INFLUENZA .........................480-487 |  6    1,045     41.4     3.8  |   6    33.0     3.8
DIABETES MELLITUS ...................................250 |  7      637     25.2     2.3  |   7    23.3     2.7
NEPHRITIS AND NEPHROSIS .........................580-589 |  8      412     16.3     1.5  |   9     9.6     1.1
SEPTICEMIA ..........................................038 |  9      378     15.0     1.4  |  11     8.4     1.0
SUICIDE .......................................E950-E959 | 10      355     14.1     1.3  |   8    11.1     1.3
HOMICIDE AND LEGAL INTERVENTION ...............E960-E978 | 11      296     11.7     1.1  |  13     7.0     0.8
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ...............................331.0 | 12      253     10.0     0.9  |  12     8.4     1.0
CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE AND CIRRHOSIS .................571 | 13      183      7.3     0.7  |  10     9.3     1.1
ATHEROSCLEROSIS .....................................440 | 14      162      6.4     0.6  |  15     5.9     0.7
HYPERTENSION W/WO RENAL DISEASE .................401,403 | 15      142      5.6     0.5  |   *     5.0     0.6
HIV INFECTION ...................................042-044 |  *       66      2.6     0.2  |  14     6.2     0.7
ALL OTHER CAUSES ....................................... |       4,334    171.8    15.6  |        91.0    13.7





*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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