29th June 2020


What is the leading cause of death in Canada 2017?

In 2017, cancer and heart diseases remained the two leading causes of death in every province and territory for which data were available.

Likewise, what is the leading cause of death in Canada 2016?

Cancer (malignant tumours) and heart disease were the two leading causes of death in 2016, accounting for 48.6% of all deaths.

Secondly, which one is the most killer disease in Canada?

Age at time of death, all ages 12 13
Both sexes
Influenza and pneumonia [J09-J18]Rank of leading causes of death 178
Number of deaths6,235
Chronic lower respiratory diseases [J40-J47]Rank of leading causes of death 175

What age do people die in Canada?

The age at which the highest number of deaths occurred was 84 years for men and 90 years for women in 2016. For men, three-quarters (75%) of deaths occurred at age 65 or older, compared with 84% for women.

What is the most common type of cancer in Canada?

Lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer are the most commonly diagnosed types of cancer in Canada (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer). Based on 2020 estimates: These cancers account for about half (48%) of all new cancer cases. Prostate cancer accounts for about one-fifth (20%) of all new cancer cases in men.
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