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Table 1 
Ranking, number and percentage of deaths for the 10 leading causes, Canada, 2000, 2010 and 2011

Ranking, number and percentage of deaths for the 10 leading causes, Canada, 2000, 2010 and 2011
Rank – 2000Number – 2000% – 2000Rank – 2010Number – 2010% – 2010Rank – 2011Number – 2011% – 2011
All causes of death ... 218,062 100.0 ... 240,075 100.0 ... 242,074 100.0
Males ... 111,742 51.2 ... 120,638 50.3 ... 121,042 50.0
Females ... 106,320 48.8 ... 119,437 49.7 ... 121,032 50.0
Total, 10 leading causes of death ... 175,149 80.3 ... 182,287 75.9 ... 181,625 75.0
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1 62,672 28.7 1 71,882 29.9 1 72,476 29.9
Diseases of heart (heart disease) 2 55,070 25.3 2 48,757 20.3 2 47,627 19.7
Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 3 15,576 7.1 3 13,706 5.7 3 13,283 5.5
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4 9,813 4.5 5 10,757 4.5 4 11,184 4.6
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 5 8,589 3.9 4 10,866 4.5 5 10,716 4.4
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 6 6,714 3.1 6 6,942 2.9 6 7,194 3.0
Alzheimer's disease 7 5,007 2.3 7 6,452 2.7 7 6,356 2.6
Influenza and pneumonia 8 4,966 2.3 8 5,106 2.1 8 5,767 2.4
Intentional self-harm (suicide) 9 3,606 1.7 9 3,951 1.6 9 3,728 1.5
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 10 3,136 1.4 10 3,868 1.6 10 3,294 1.4
All other causes ... 42,913 19.7 57,788 24.1 60,449 25.0
not applicable
Note(s): 
The order of the causes of death in this table is based on the ranking of the 10 leading causes of death in 2011.
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