Rates of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States in 2016 (per 100,000 population)*

Rates of the leading causes of death in the U.S. 2016 This statistic shows the rates of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States in 2016. In that year, the most significant cause of death were diseases of the heart with 165.5 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants of the United States.
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Cause of deathDeaths per 100,000 population
Heart disease165.5
Malignant neoplasms155.8
Accidents (unintentional injuries)47.4
Chronic lower respiratory
diseases
40.6
Cerebrovascular diseases37.3
Alzheimer’s disease30.3
Diabetes mellitus21
Influenza and pneumonia13.5
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome
and nephrosis
13.1
Intentional self-harm (suicide)13.5
Cause of deathDeaths per 100,000 population
Heart disease165.5
Malignant neoplasms155.8
Accidents (unintentional injuries)47.4
Chronic lower respiratory
diseases
40.6
Cerebrovascular diseases37.3
Alzheimer’s disease30.3
Diabetes mellitus21
Influenza and pneumonia13.5
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome
and nephrosis
13.1
Intentional self-harm (suicide)13.5
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This statistic shows the rates of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States in 2016. In that year, the most significant cause of death were diseases of the heart with 165.5 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants of the United States.
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Release date
December 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
* All data are preliminary and age-adjusted.
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