Leading Causes Of Deaths In Canada

Rank Cause of Death Number Of Victims, 2012 % Of Total Deaths
1 Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 74,361 30.2
2 Diseases of heart (heart disease) 48,681 19.7
3 Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 13,174 5.3
4 Chronic lower respiratory diseases 11,130 4.5
5 Accidents (unintentional injuries) 11,290 4.6
6 Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 6,993 2.8
7 Alzheimer’s disease 6,293 2.6
8 Influenza and pneumonia 5,694 2.3
9 Intentional self-harm (suicide) 3,926 1.6
10 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 3,327 1.3
This page was last updated on June 26, 2018.
Also from the World Health Organisation: The top 10 causes of death

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