Health Surveillance and Epidemiology

Number of Deaths for Leading Causes - Described Text

This horizontal bar graph shows the number of deaths for the leading causes of mortality among Toronto males and females in 2010.

The leading causes of death for males were 1331 for Ischaemic Heart Disease, 625 for Cancer of Lung and Bronchus, 440 for Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, 435 for Cerebrovascular Diseases, 305 for Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases, 291 for Cancer of Colon, Rectum and Anus, 258 for Diabetes, 236 for Cancer of Lymph, Blood, Related Tissues, 225 for Cancer of Prostate and 198 for Falls.

The leading causes of death for females were 1036 for Ischaemic Heart Disease, 909 for Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, 534 for Cerebrovascular Diseases, 445 for Cancer of Lung and Bronchus, 327 for Cancer of Breast, 256 for Diabetes, 256 for Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases, 249 for Influenza and Pneumonia, 231 for Cancer of Colon, Rectum and Anus, 219 for Cancer of Lymph, Blood, Related Tissues and 219 for Diseases of Urinary System.

Data was obtained from Vital Statistics Ontario Mortality Data, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, accessed through IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO. Date of extraction: September 2014.

** Leading causes of death are based on a standard list developed by Becker, et al. (2006) for the World Health Organization (WHO) that was modified by the Association of Public Health Epidemiologists of Ontario in 2008.