The Leading Causes Of Death In America Are..

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Leading Causes of Death

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:

1 Heart Disease 614,348
2 Cancer 591,699
3 Chronic lower respiratory diseases 147,101
4 Accidents (unintentional injuries) 136,053
5 Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases) 133,103
6 Alzheimer’s disease 93,541
7 Diabetes 76,488
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.

Additional Data:

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

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