TABLE 2.1 Top Ten Causes of Death, Numbers of Deaths by Cause and Total, and Total Death Rates, by Age Group (1999)

 

Age Group (years)

Rank

Infant (<1)

1–4

5–14

1

Congenital anomaliesa 5,473

Accidentsb 1,898

Accidents 3,091

2

Short gestation and LBWc 4,392

Congenital anomalies 549

Malignant neoplasms 1,012

3

SIDS 2,648

Malignant neoplasms 418

Homicide 432

4

Complications of pregnancy 1,399

Homicide 376

Congenital anomalies 428

5

Respiratory distress syndrome 1,110

Diseases of the heart 183 4

Diseases of the heart 277

6

Placental cord membranes 1,025

Pneumonia and influenza 130

Suicide 242

7

Accidents 845

Perinatal periode 92

Chronic lower respiratory diseases 139

8

Newborn Sepsis 691

Septicemia 63

Benign neoplasms 101

9

Diseases of the circulatory system 667

Benign neoplasms 63

Pneumonia and influenza 93

10

Atelectasisf 647

Chronic lower respiratory diseases 54

Septicemia 77



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