Cancer and heart disease are the two leading causes of death for Canadians.
Cancer accounts for 30% of deaths, and heart disease, 22%. Stroke, in third place, accounts for 6%.
Ranked in order, the other seven leading causes of death are chronic lower respiratory diseases, accidents, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, influenza and pneumonia, kidney disease and suicide.
The leading causes of death varies widely by age group. Among young adults aged 15 to 34, accidents and suicide ranked first and second respectively.