Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada. Table 102-0561 – Leading causes of death, total population, by age group and sex, Canada, annual. http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=1020561&&pattern=&stByVal=1&p1=1&p2=-1&tabMode=dataTable&csid= -accessed June 21, 2017.
Unintentional injuries were the leading cause of death among 1 to 4 year-olds in 2012 – accounting for 35% of all deaths.
This was followed by congenital malformations, defects and chromosomal abnormalities accounting for 25% of deaths, and cancer accounting for 13% of deaths.