Leading causes of death, by sex (Both sexes)

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Leading causes of death, by sex
(Both sexes)
  2012
  Both sexes
  rank number %
Total, all causes of death 246,596 100.0
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1 74,361 30.2
Diseases of heart (heart disease) 2 48,681 19.7
Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 3 13,174 5.3
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5 11,130 4.5
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 4 11,290 4.6
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 6 6,993 2.8
Alzheimer's disease 7 6,293 2.6
Influenza and pneumonia 8 5,694 2.3
Intentional self-harm (suicide) 9 3,926 1.6
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 10 3,327 1.3

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