The Top 5 Leading Causes of Death in Canada

  Cause of Death Number of Deaths Percentage of Total Rate
(per 100,000 persons)
(malignant neoplasm)
67,807 deaths 29.7% 207.7
Heart Disease 49,893 deaths 21.9% 152.8
Cerebrovascular diseases 13,805 deaths 6.1% 42.3
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 9,786 deaths 4.2% 30.0
Accidents 9,640 deaths 4.1% 29.5
Sources:  Statistics Canada, Canadian Vital Statistics, Death Database (CANSIM table 102-0561).
List Notes: Data is for the year 2006 for all ages. Rate is per 100,000 persons.
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