This table provides an analysis of the causes of death in the United States, based on the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). The data are presented in terms of the number of deaths, the percentage of total deaths, and the death rate per 100,000 population.
From the data:
- The total number of deaths from all causes was 2,813,503.
- Diseases of the heart were the leading cause of death, accounting for 23.0% (647,457) of all deaths, with a death rate of 198.8 per 100,000 population.
- Malignant neoplasms (cancers) were the second leading cause of death, constituting 21.3% (599,108) of all deaths and a death rate of 183.9 per 100,000 population.
- Accidents (unintentional injuries) were the third leading cause of death, accounting for 6.0% (169,936) of all deaths and a death rate of 52.2 per 100,000 population.
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases were the fourth leading cause of death, comprising 5.7% (160,201) of all deaths and a death rate of 49.2 per 100,000 population.
- Other notable causes include cerebrovascular diseases (5.2%), Alzheimer’s disease (4.3%), and diabetes mellitus (3.0%).
- The smallest contributors to the total deaths in this data set include pneumonitis due to solids and liquids (0.7%), Parkinson’s disease (1.1%), and essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease (1.3%).
- All other causes (residual) accounted for 20.0% (561,920) of all deaths and a death rate of 172.5 per 100,000 population.
In summary, this table highlights the significant public health challenges posed by heart diseases and cancers, which together account for nearly half of all deaths in the United States. Meanwhile, accidents and chronic respiratory diseases also contribute significantly to the mortality rate.