Year: 1990 Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health, v.81, no.5, (September/October 1990), p.376-381 SIEC No: 19910301

This article discusses the impact of premature deaths in Canada. Premature deaths are divided into 3 broad categories: cancer, injuries/violence, & cardiovascular disease. As well, mortality rates are provided by specific cause. Coronary heart disease, car accidents, lung cancer & perinatal conditions ranked in the top 5 specific diseases. Breast cancer was also a large contributor of premature deaths for women, while suicide was a significant contributor for men. (VM)