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Table 1
Ranking and number of deaths for the 10 leading causes, Canada

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  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Cause of death rank number rank number rank number rank number rank number
All causes of death ... 218,062 ... 219,538 ... 223,603 ... 226,169 ... 226,584
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1 62,672 1 63,774 1 65,103 1 65,990 1 66,947
Diseases of heart (heart disease) 2 55,070 2 53,717 2 53,355 2 52,974 2 52,000
Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 3 15,576 3 15,452 3 15,453 3 15,283 3 14,626
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4 9,813 4 9,773 4 9,877 4 10,162 4 10,041
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 5 8,589 5 8,521 5 9,050 5 9,047 5 8,986
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 6 6,714 6 7,097 6 7,868 6 7,970 6 7,823
Influenza and pneumonia 8 4,966 8 4,776 8 4,725 8 4,957 7 5,729
Alzheimer's disease 7 5,007 7 5,477 7 5,515 7 5,504 8 5,536
Intentional self-harm (suicide) 9 3,606 9 3,692 9 3,650 9 3,765 9 3,613
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 10 3,136 10 3,221 10 3,437 10 3,503 10 3,541
All other causes ... 42,913 ... 44,038 ... 45,570 ... 47,014 ... 47,742
...not applicable
Note:The order of the causes of death in this table is based on the ranking of the 10 leading causes of death in 2004.