Rates of the leading causes of death in the U.S. 2017

Rates of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States in 2017 (per 100,000 population)*

Rates of the leading causes of death in the U.S. 2017 This statistic shows the rates of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States in 2017. In that year, the most significant cause of death were diseases of the heart with 165 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants of the United States.
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Rates of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States in 2017 (per 100,000 population)*

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Cause of deathDeaths per 100,000 population
Heart disease165
Malignant neoplasms152.5
Accidents (unintentional injuries)49.4
Chronic lower respiratory
diseases
40.9
Cerebrovascular diseases37.6
Alzheimer’s disease31
Diabetes mellitus21.5
Influenza and pneumonia14.3
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome
and nephrosis
13
Intentional self-harm (suicide)14
Cause of deathDeaths per 100,000 population
Heart disease165
Malignant neoplasms152.5
Accidents (unintentional injuries)49.4
Chronic lower respiratory
diseases
40.9
Cerebrovascular diseases37.6
Alzheimer’s disease31
Diabetes mellitus21.5
Influenza and pneumonia14.3
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome
and nephrosis
13
Intentional self-harm (suicide)14
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This statistic shows the rates of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States in 2017. In that year, the most significant cause of death were diseases of the heart with 165 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants of the United States.
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