Mortality in the United States in 2014
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
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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