Death Rates By Cause

Death Rates By Cause

Nearly hundred thousand people die every year due to various causes and reasons in the United States. Some die naturally and some due to illnesses and in accidents and some due to violence and crime. The statistics show that in the United States most people die due to illnesses and health conditions.

Death rates are also influenced by the age group and the crime rate in that area. However, the death rate in the United States keeps changing year after year. However, the largest number of deaths occurs due to heart diseases and the second is terminal illness like cancer. The mortality rate is high for both men and women and then secondly children. There are actually a very few people who die due to natural causes and the percentage stands below 2 percent.

Here is some brief death and mortality rate for the US. Also, if you notice the below statistics you see heart diseases as the biggest cause of deaths. Then comes cancer and then stroke which is also related to the heart actually.

  • Number of deaths: 2,423,712
  • Death rate: 803.6 deaths per 100,000 population
  • Life expectancy: 77.9 years
  • Infant Mortality rate: 6.75 deaths per 1,000 live births

Number of deaths for leading causes of death:

  • Heart disease: 616,067
  • Cancer: 562,875
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 135,952
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 127,924
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 123,706
  • Alzheimer's disease: 74,632
  • Diabetes: 71,382
  • Influenza and Pneumonia: 52,717
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 46,448
  • Septicemia: 34,828

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