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Potentially preventable deaths from the five leading causes of death : United States, 2008–2010
  • Published Date:
    May 1, 2014
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 3.65 MB]


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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    Diseases of the heart (34%) -- Cancer (21%) -- Unintentional injuries (39%) -- Cerebrovascular disease (Stroke) (33%) -- Chronic lower respiratory diseases (39%).

    Infographic (p0501-preventable deaths) for Yoon PW, Bastian B, Anderson RN, Collins JL, Jaffe HW. Potentially preventable deaths from the five leading causes of death - United States, 2008–2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 May 2;63(17):369-375.

    Each year, nearly 900,000 Americans die prematurely from the five leading causes of death – yet 20 percent to 40 percent of the deaths from each cause could be prevented, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The five leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional injuries. Together they accounted for 63 percent of all U.S. deaths in 2010, with rates for each cause varying greatly from state to state. The report, in this week’s issue of CDC’s weekly journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, analyzed premature deaths (before age 80) from each cause for each state from 2008 to 2010. The authors then calculated the number of deaths from each cause that would have been prevented if all states had same death rate as the states with the lowest rates.

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