10 Leading Causes of Death in the U.S., 2013

Deaths from heart disease and cancer combined accounted for 46% of U.S. deaths in 2013.

Rank Causes of death All persons
All causes 2,596,993
1. Heart disease 611,105
2. Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 584,881
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 149,205
4. Unintentional injury 130,557
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 128,978
6. Alzheimer's disease 84,767
7. Diabetes mellitus 75,578
8. Influenza and pneumonia 56,979
9. Nephritis 47,112
10. Suicide 41,149
Source: cdc.gov.

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