Leading causes of death, by sex (Females)

Related tables:   Life expectancy and deaths,   Births and deaths.  

Leading causes of death, by sex
(Females)
  2014
  Females
  rank number %
Total, all causes of death 128,060 100.0
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1 36,338 28.4
Diseases of heart (heart disease) 2 23,930 18.7
Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 3 7,913 6.2
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4 5,903 4.6
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 5 4,990 3.9
Alzheimer's disease 6 4,509 3.5
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 8 3,253 2.5
Influenza and pneumonia 7 3,635 2.8
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 9 1,613 1.3
Sepsis 10 1,224 1.0

For more information, consult Health in Canada.

Find information related to this table (CANSIM table(s); Definitions, data sources and methods; The Daily; publications; and related Summary tables).