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Top 10 Leading Causes of Death

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Top 10 Leading Causes of Death

Isabel Vargas, Contributor

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1. Heart Disease~ Men, people who smoke, people who are overweight or obese, people with a family history of heart disease, and people over age 55.

Number of deaths per years: 635,260

Percent of total deaths: 23.1 %Image result for heart diseasePicture Credit: Google 

2. Cancer~ People of a certain age, people who use tobacco or alcohol, people exposed to radiation and a lot of sunlight, and people who are obese.

Number of deaths per years: 598,038

Percent of total deaths: 21.7%

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3. Accidents (unintentional injuries)~ Men, people ages 1 to 44, and people with risky jobs.

Number of deaths per years: 161,374

Percent of total deaths: 5.9%Image result for accidents

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4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases~ women, people over age 65, people with a history of asthma, and individuals in lower income households.

Number of deaths per years: 154,596

Percent of total deaths:5.6% Image result for Chronic Lower Respiratory DiseasesPicture Credit: Google 

5. Strokes~ Men, women using birth control, people with diabetes, and people with high blood pressure.

Number of deaths per year: 142,142

Percent of total deaths: 5.18% Image result for strokes disease

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6. Alzheimer’s Disease~ Women, people over age 65, and people with a family history of diabetes.

Number of deaths per year: 116,103

Percent of total deaths: 4.23%

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7. Diabetes~ Type 1 Diabetes- people with a family history of disease, children between ages of 4 & 7, and people living in climates farther away from the equator.

Type 2 Diabetes- people who are overweight, adults, ages 45, and family history of diabetes.

Number of deaths per year: 80,058

Percents of total deaths: 2.9%

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8. Influenza and Pneumonia~ children, the elderly, people with chronic health conditions, and pregnant women.

Number of deaths per year: 51,537

Percents of deaths: 1.88%

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9. Kidney Disease~ People who smoke, overweight or obese, and history of kidney disease.

Number of deaths per year: 50,046

Percent of total deaths: 1.8%

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10. Suicide~ Men, brain injuries, depression, mental health conditions, and misuse alcohol or drugs.

Number of deaths per year: 44,965

Percent of total deaths: 1.64%

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Information: HeathLine 

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