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Integrating Evidence-Based Clinical and Community Strategies to Improve Health - Table 1

The Leading and Actual Causes of Death, United States, 2000

Leading cause of death Rate/100,000 Actual cause of death No. (%)
Heart disease 258.2 Tobacco 435,000 (18.1)
Malignant neoplasm 200.9 Poor diet and physical activity 400,000 (16.6)
Cerebrovascular disease 60.9 Alcohol consumption 85,000 (3.5)
Chronic lower respiratory tract disease 44.3 Microbial agents 75,000 (3.1)
Unintentional injuries 35.6 Toxic agents 55,000 (2.3)
Diabetes mellitus 25.2 Motor Vehicle 43,000 (1.8)
Influenza and pneumonia 23.7 Firearms 29,000 (1.2)
Alzheimer disease 18.0 Sexual behavior 20,000 (0.8)
Nephritis, nephritic syndrome, and nephrosis 13.5 Illicit drug use 17,000 (0.7)
Septicemia 11.3    
Other 181.4    
       
Total 873.1 Total 1,159,000 (48.2)

*From: Mokdad AH, Marks JS, Stroup DF Gerberding JL. Actual causes of death in the United States, 2000. JAMA 2004;291:1238-1245. See also the correction in JAMA 2005;293:293-294.

 

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Current as of: November 2013

Internet Citation: Integrating Evidence-Based Clinical and Community Strategies to Improve Health - Table 1. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. December 2013.
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