Dying to Know: What Are the Top Causes of Death in America


by SavvyRoo on Jul 7, 2014 | Views: 460 | Score: 5
Died From...Heart Disease33
Cancer32
Frailty8
Cerebrovascular Disease7
Accidents6
Alzheimer's4
Diabetes4
Infectious Diseases3
Nephropathies3
Sources: mic.com, cdc.gov
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SavvyRoo
SavvyRoo on Jul 7, 2014 1:46 PM said:

In the U.S., average life expectancy rates are the highest they've ever been, at roughly 79 years. We're living longer, but when we are dying, we're dying of different diseases than our turn-of-the-century ancestors. For example, in 1900 the leading cause of death was infectious disease which caused 53% of deaths. Today, infectious diseases only cause 3% of deaths.

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