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                                 COMPARISON OF FIFTEEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
                                       ARKANSAS AND UNITED STATES, 1995



                                                                     ARKANSAS                 UNITED STATES

                     CAUSE OF DEATH                       RANK  NUMBER    RATE     PCT     RANK  RATE     PCT

TOTAL DEATHS, ALL CAUSES                                        26,695   1110.3   100.0          880.0   100.0

DISEASES OF HEART ...................390-398,402,404-429 |  1    8,407    349.7    31.5  |   1   281.2    32.0
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS .............................140-208 |  2    6,035    251.0    22.6  |   2   204.7    23.3
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES ........................430-438 |  3    2,268     94.3     8.5  |   3    60.2     6.8
ACCIDENTS AND ADVERSE EFFECTS .................E800-E949 |  4    1,213     50.4     4.5  |   5    34.1     3.9
  MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS .....................E810-E825 |         652     27.1     2.4  |        15.9     1.8
  OTHER ACCIDENTS & ADVERSE EFFECTS .E800-E807,E826-E949 |         561     23.3     2.1  |        18.2     2.1
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASES ..........490-496 |  5    1,114     46.3     4.2  |   4    39.9     4.5
PNEUMONIA AND INFLUENZA .........................480-487 |  6      935     38.9     3.5  |   6    31.8     3.6
DIABETES MELLITUS ...................................250 |  7      553     23.0     2.1  |   7    22.5     2.6
SUICIDE .......................................E950-E959 |  8      356     14.8     1.3  |   9    11.8     1.3
SEPTICEMIA ..........................................038 |  9      352     14.6     1.3  |  13     8.0     0.9
NEPHRITIS AND NEPHROSIS .........................580-589 | 10      341     14.2     1.3  |  11     9.1     1.0
HOMICIDE AND LEGAL INTERVENTION ...............E960-E978 | 11      287     11.9     1.1  |  12     8.2     0.9
CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE AND CIRRHOSIS .................571 | 12      212      8.8     0.8  |  10     9.5     1.1
HIV INFECTION ...................................042-044 | 13      170      7.1     0.6  |   8    16.2     1.8
ATHEROSCLEROSIS .....................................440 | 14      167      6.9     0.6  |  14     6.4     0.7
HYPERTENSION W/WO RENAL DISEASE .................401,403 | 15      118      4.9     0.4  |   *     4.7     0.5
CONDITIONS ORIGINATING IN PERINATAL PERIOD ......760-779 |  *      113      4.7     0.4  |  15     5.0     0.6
ALL OTHER CAUSES ....................................... |       4,054    168.6    15.2  |       126.7    14.5





*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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