Leading causes of death, by sex (Both sexes)

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Leading causes of death, by sex
(Both sexes)
  2011
  Both sexes
  rank number %
Total, all causes of death 242,074 100.0
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1 72,476 29.9
Diseases of heart (heart disease) 2 47,627 19.7
Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 3 13,283 5.5
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4 11,184 4.6
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 5 10,716 4.4
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 6 7,194 3.0
Alzheimer's disease 7 6,356 2.6
Influenza and pneumonia 8 5,767 2.4
Intentional self-harm (suicide) 9 3,728 1.5
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 10 3,294 1.4

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