Figure 3.4.2: Leading causes of death by sex
Percent, Middlesex-London, 2013 to 2015 annual average
Females and males share eight out of the top ten leading causes of death from 2013 to 2015 in Middlesex-London.
The top five leading causes of death for females and males were the same, however the rank order differed for the top three causes between females and males. Dementia and Alzheimer disease was the leading cause of death for women (12.4%) followed by ischaemic heart disease (10.8%) and lung cancer (6.2%). For men, ischemic heart disease was the leading cause of death (15.5%) followed by lung cancer (6.7%) and dementia and Alzheimer Disease (6.0%).
Unique to the top ten list for females was breast cancer (4.0%) and falls (2.7%) whereas unique to males was lymph and blood cancer (3.4%) and prostate cancer (3.2%).
The top ten list for females makes up a slightly larger percent of all overall deaths (55.4%) as compared to males (52.3%) same from 2013 to 2015 for Middlesex-London residents.