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Leading causes of death:

01 Jan
  1. Diseases of heart (heart disease)
  2. Malignant neoplasms (cancer)
  3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases
  4. Accidents (unintentional injuries)
  5. Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke)
  6. Alzheimer’s disease
  7. Diabetes mellitus (diabetes)
  8. Influenza and pneumonia
  9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease)
  10. Intentional self-harm (suicide)
  11. Septicemia
  12. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis
  13. Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal dis­ease (hypertension)
  14. Parkinson’s disease
  15. Pneumonitis due to solids and liquid

 

(CDC) And the truth is, guns are nowhere to be found (it may be folded into the “accidents” category). This source said that there were 606 accidental gun deaths in 2010. They are careful NOT to break it out by age, so this includes both kids and adults.  606.

I find it fascinating that NOW it is hard to break the data out by age. It wasn’t hard 10 years ago! After a dozen searches, I could find nothing now. Why? I’m sure the information is there somewhere. I just don’t know how to access it.

 
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