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Mortality in the United States in 2014

As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
"Up to 40% of annual deaths from each of five leading US causes are preventable"

The CDC is the leading national public health institute of the United States. It is a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services.

Source: Statistics, National Center For Health. "Data Brief 229: Mortality in the United States, 2014." NCHS Data Brief, Number 229, December 2015 (n.d.): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web: https://www.cdc.gov/. Dec 2015.

Statistics, CDC. "Up to 40 percent of annual deaths from each of five leading US causes are preventable." Web: http://www.cdc.gov/. May 2014.

  • Total Deaths: 2,696,418

    100% of total deaths

  • Heart disease: 614,348

    23.4% of total deaths

  • Cancers: 591,699

    22.5% of total deaths

  • Diabetes Mellitus: 76,488

    2.9% of total deaths

Prevention is better than cure.

Especially when something has no cure.

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