Death in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on death in the United States

This dossier provides general information on death in the United States. It includes data on the leading causes of death in the U.S. with specific chapters on cancer deaths, suicide deaths, infant mortality, and more.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Births and deaths in the U.S. by state 2018

    • Total number of fatalities in the United States 1990-2018

    • Death rates for all causes in the U.S. 1950-2018

    • Death rate by age and sex in the U.S. 2018

    • Death rate by ethnic group and sex in the U.S. 2018

    • Rates of the leading causes of death in the U.S. 2019

    • Major causes of death in the U.S.: 1900 and 2019

    • Lifetime odds of dying from select causes in the U.S. in 2019

    • Deaths by selected major cause in the U.S. 2000-2018

    • Most unpleasant ways to die according to U.S. adults as of 2019

  • 2. Cancer deaths
    • Deaths by cancer in the U.S. 1950-2018

    • Number of cancer deaths in U.S. from 1999 to 2017

    • U.S. number of cancer deaths among women 2009 and 2021

    • U.S. number of cancer deaths among men 2009 and 2021

    • U.S. death rates from cancer by type and gender 2014-2018

    • U.S. mortality rates from cancer by ethnic group and gender 2014-2018

    • U.S. states with highest cancer death rates 2018

  • 3. Other disease deaths
    • Deaths by heart diseases in the U.S. 1950-2018

    • Death rate from cerebrovascular diseases in the U.S. in 2018, by age

    • U.S. Alzheimer death rates among older people 2000-2019

    • Death rate from nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis U.S. 1999-2018

    • Number of influenza deaths in the United States from 2010-2020

    • Deaths by HIV disease in the U.S. 1990-2018

    • Rate of deaths with asthma as the underlying cause in the U.S. 1999-2019

    • Death rate for tuberculosis in the U.S. 1960-2018

    • Death rate from Parkinson's disease U.S. 1999-2018

    • Number of deaths from epilepsy in the U.S. from 1999 to 2019

  • 4. Suicide
    • Death rate for suicide in the U.S. 1950-2018

    • Death rate for suicide in the U.S. 1950-2018, by gender

    • Number of deaths from suicide in the U.S. 2018, by method

    • U.S. states with the highest adolescent suicide rates U.S. 2020

    • Suicide death rates in the U.S. in 2018, by state

  • 5. Other causes of death
    • Death rate for homicide in the U.S. 1950-2018

    • Number of firearm deaths in the U.S. 1990-2018

    • Number of executions in the United States 2015-2021

    • Total number of unintentional-injury-related deaths in the U.S. 1930-2019

    • Number of choking-deaths in the U.S. 1945-2019

    • Number of drowning-deaths in the U.S. 1905-2019

    • Number of fall-deaths in the U.S. 1915-2019

    • U.S. drug overdose age-adjusted death rates 1999-2019

    • U.S. drug overdose deaths number 1999-2019

  • 6. Infant deaths
    • U.S. - Infant mortality rate 1990-2019

    • USA - infant mortality 1990-2018

    • Number of U.S. neonatal and postneonatal deaths from 1995 to 2018

    • U.S. neonatal and postneonatal mortality rates from 1995 to 2018

    • U.S. infant mortality rate by state 2019

    • Rates of the leading causes of infant death in the U.S. 2019

  • 7. After death
    • Market size of funeral homes in the U.S. 2015-2020

    • Market size of cemetery services in the U.S. 2015-2020

    • Median cost of a funeral in the U.S. by type 2014-2019

    • Median cost of a funeral and cremation in the U.S. 2014-2019

    • Burial rate in U.S. 2005-2040

    • U.S. cremation rate 1975-2035

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