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Common Causes of Death in USA

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Common Causes of Death in USA

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10 KEY FACTS
<1 YEARS OLD
Congenital Malformations
Present-from-birth Malformations

Congenital malformations are the number 1 cause of death in infants under one year of age in the US. These disorders include heart and neural tube defects and Down Syndrome. In children aged 1-4, congenital anomalies remain the second leading cause of death.

Prematurity
Incubator

Prematurity or preterm birth is the second most common cause of death under the age of one year in the US.

SIDS
Infant-death

Sudden, unexpected infant death is the third most common cause of death for those under the age of one in the US. SIDS is one of the parts of this sudden death, along with accidental suffocation in a sleeping environment and other deaths from unknown causes.

>1 YEARS OLD
Accident
Accident

Accidents or unintentional injuries are number 1 most common cause of death for individuals aged 1-44 in the US, and they rank as the third most common cause of death for those aged 45-64.

Cancer
Tumor-guy

Cancer is the second most common cause of death for individuals aged 5-14, 35-44, and those above 65 in the US. It also ranks as the leading cause of death for those between the ages of 45 and 64.

Heart Disease
Heart Diseased

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for individuals above 65 years old in the US, the second leading cause for those aged 45-64, and the third leading cause for those aged 35-44.

Suicide
Suicide-jumper

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for individuals aged 15-34 in the US and the third leading cause among those aged 5-14.

Homicide
Homicide

Homicide is the third leading cause of death for individuals aged 1-4 and 15-34 in the US.

Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
Crone Lung Diseased

Chronic lower respiratory disease is the third most common cause of death for those older than 65 in the US. These disorders can cause shortness of breath due to airway obstruction and may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma.

Stroke
Stroke-crew

Stroke is a common cause of death in the USA, ranking among the top five causes for those over 65.

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