Causes of death across all age groups in the United States

Here's a fascinating look at the different causes of death across all age groups in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is data from 2010—the latest compilation. There's many more interesting graphics.

Causes of death across all age groups in the United States

Evolution of death causes since 1958

Causes of death across all age groups in the United States

Rate of deaths per age group

Causes of death across all age groups in the United States

Life expectancy evolution by race and sex

Causes of death across all age groups in the United States

Infant mortality evolution

Causes of death across all age groups in the United States

And finally, the ranking of deaths for leading causes of death. These are our real enemies, folks:

    • Heart disease: 597,689
    • Cancer: 574,743
    • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 138,080
    • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 129,476
    • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 120,859
    • Alzheimer's disease: 83,494
    • Diabetes: 69,071
    • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 50,476
    • Influenza and Pneumonia: 50,097
    • Intentional self-harm (suicide): 38,364

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