Rates of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States in 2015 (per 100,000 population)*

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Cause of deathDeaths per 100,000 population
Heart disease168.5
Malignant neoplasms158.5
Chronic lower respiratory
Accidents (unintentional injuries)43.2
Cerebrovascular diseases37.6
Alzheimer’s disease29.4
Diabetes mellitus21.3
Influenza and pneumonia15.2
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome
and nephrosis
Intentional self-harm (suicide)13.3

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This statistic shows the rates of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States in 2015. In that year, the most significant cause of death were diseases of the heart with 168.5 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants of the United States.
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December 2016
United States
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* All data are preliminary and age-adjusted.

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