Top Ten Causes of Death in America

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Cause of Death Number of Deaths
1. Heart disease 595,444
2. Malignant neoplasms 573,855
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 137,789
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 129,180
5. Accidents 118,043
6. Alzheimer’s disease 83,308
7. Diabetes 68,905
8. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 50,472
9. Influenza and pneumonia 50,003
10. Suicide 37,793
Originally published:, January 13, 2012.
Source: CDC 2010 study of more than 2.4 million deaths. Age-adjustment accounts for the impact of rising life over time
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