What Are the Leading Causes of Death for Americans?
You can use these charts from the Centers for Disease Control to better understand risks to your health.
- This grid shows the top ten causes of death for Americans in ten different age groups in 2009. For example, the number one leading cause of death of Americans aged 1 to 44 is unintentional injury.
- This similar ten by ten grid shows the leading causes of death by unintentional injury. The overall most common cause of unintentional injury death is motor vehicle traffic accidents.