Table 1
Ranking and number of deaths for the 10 leading causes, Canada, 2000 and 2009

Table 1
Ranking and number of deaths for the 10 leading causes of death, Canada, 2000 and 2009
Cause of death 2000 2009
rank number percent rank number percent
All causes of death ... 218,062 100.0 ... 238,418 100.0
Total, ten leading causes of death ... 175,149 80.3 ... 182,139 76.4
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1 62,672 28.7 1 71,125 29.8
Diseases of heart (heart disease) 2 55,070 25.3 2 49,271 20.7
Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 3 15,576 7.1 3 14,105 5.9
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4 9,813 4.5 4 10,859 4.6
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 5 8,589 3.9 5 10,250 4.3
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 6 6,714 3.1 6 6,923 2.9
Alzheimer's disease 7 5,007 2.3 7 6,281 2.6
Influenza and pneumonia 8 4,966 2.3 8 5,826 2.4
Intentional self-harm (suicide) 9 3,606 1.7 9 3,890 1.6
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 10 3,136 1.4 10 3,609 1.5
All other causes ... 42,913 19.7 ... 56,279 23.6