The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its leading causes of death for U.S. citizens.
2016 report for 2014 data:
|3||Chronic lower respiratory diseases||147,101|
|4||Accidents (unintentional injuries)||136,053|
|5||Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases)||133,103|
|8||Influenza and Pneumonia||55,227|
|9||Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis||48,146|
|10||Intentional self-harm (suicide)||42,773|
The CDC has released U.S. mortality statistics since 1952. The purpose of the data is to inform Americans and to guide healthy policy and prevention measures. The past few years have shown a decline in deaths from heart disease and cancer. This is a result of less smokers and better dietary practices. However, there has been an increase in deaths from suicides, liver disease, stokes and unintentional injuries. The leading cause of death from unintentional injuries is poisoning, which includes the overdose of drugs. Traffic accidents are the second leading cause of unintentional injuries.
Death rate – 821.5 deaths per 100,000 population
Life expectancy – 78.8 years
Infant Mortality rate – 5.96 deaths per 1,000 live births
Women outlive men by 4.8 years
Source: CDC Report