10 Leading Causes of Death in the U.S., 2014

Deaths from heart disease and cancer combined accounted for 46% of U.S. deaths in 2014.

Rank Causes of death All persons
All causes 2,626,418
1. Heart disease 614,348
2. Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 591,699
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 147,101
4. Unintentional injury 136,053
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 133,103
6. Alzheimer's disease 93,541
7. Diabetes mellitus 76,488
8. Influenza and pneumonia 55,227
9. Nephritis 48,146
10. Suicide 42,773
Source: cdc.gov.

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