What were the top causes of death in the US in 2016?

Updated: Aug 29, 2019
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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The top 10 causes of death (in persons aged 10–64years) in the United States in 2016, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, are as follows: [95]

  • Heart disease - 635,260

  • Malignant neoplasms - 598,038

  • Unintentional injury - 161,374

  • Chronic lower respiratory disease - 154,596

  • Cerebrovascular - 142,142

  • Alzheimer disease - 116,103

  • Diabetes mellitus - 80,058

  • Influenza and pneumonia - 51,537

  • Nephritis - 50,046

  • Suicide - 44,965


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