Mortality in the US

This data from the US NCHS would be a good guide for prevention and treatment research.  It’s notable how low the numbers are for youth and children versus 45 years and up.

10 Leading Causes of Death, United States
2007, All Races, Both Sexes

Age Groups
Rank <1 1-4 5-9 10-14 15-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ All Ages

1
Congenital
Anomalies
5,785
Unintentional
Injury
1,588
Unintentional
Injury
965
Unintentional
Injury
1,229
Unintentional
Injury
15,897
Unintentional
Injury
14,977
Unintentional
Injury
16,931
Malignant
Neoplasms
50,167
Malignant
Neoplasms
103,171
Heart
Disease
496,095
Heart
Disease
616,067

2
Short
Gestation
4,857
Congenital
Anomalies
546
Malignant
Neoplasms
480
Malignant
Neoplasms
479
Homicide
5,551
Suicide
5,278
Malignant
Neoplasms
13,288
Heart
Disease
37,434
Heart
Disease
65,527
Malignant
Neoplasms
389,730
Malignant
Neoplasms
562,875

3
SIDS
2,453
Homicide
398
Congenital
Anomalies
196
Homicide
213
Suicide
4,140
Homicide
4,758
Heart
Disease
11,839
Unintentional
Injury
20,315
Chronic Low.
Respiratory
Disease
12,777
Cerebro-
vascular
115,961
Cerebro-
vascular
135,952

4
Maternal
Pregnancy
Comp.
1,769
Malignant
Neoplasms
364
Homicide
133
Suicide
180
Malignant
Neoplasms
1,653
Malignant
Neoplasms
3,463
Suicide
6,722
Liver
Disease
8,212
Unintentional
Injury
12,193
Chronic Low.
Respiratory
Disease
109,562
Chronic Low.
Respiratory
Disease
127,924

5
Unintentional
Injury
1,285
Heart
Disease
173
Heart
Disease
110
Congenital
Anomalies
178
Heart
Disease
1,084
Heart
Disease
3,223
HIV
3,572
Suicide
7,778
Diabetes
Mellitus
11,304
Alzheimer’s
Disease
73,797
Unintentional
Injury
123,706

6
Placenta
Cord
Membranes
1,135
Influenza
& Pneumonia
109
Chronic Low.
Respiratory
Disease
54
Heart
Disease
131
Congenital
Anomalies
402
HIV
1,091
Homicide
3,052
Cerebro-
vascular
6,385
Cerebro-
vascular
10,500
Diabetes
Mellitus
51,528
Alzheimer’s
Disease
74,632

7
Bacterial
Sepsis
820
Septicemia
78
Influenza
& Pneumonia
48
Chronic Low.
Respiratory
Disease
64
Cerebro-
vascular
195
Diabetes
Mellitus
610
Liver
Disease
2,570
Diabetes
Mellitus
5,753
Liver
Disease
8,004
Influenza
& Pneumonia
45,941
Diabetes
Mellitus
71,382

8
Respiratory
Distress
789
Perinatal
Period
70
Benign
Neoplasms
41
Influenza
& Pneumonia
55
Diabetes
Mellitus
168
Cerebro-
vascular
505
Cerebro-
vascular
2,133
HIV
4,156
Suicide
5,069
Nephritis
38,484
Influenza
& Pneumonia
52,717

9
Circulatory
System
Disease
624
Benign
Neoplasms
59
Cerebro-
vascular
38
Cerebro-
vascular
45
Influenza
& Pneumonia
163
Congenital
Anomalies
417
Diabetes
Mellitus
1,984
Chronic Low.
Respiratory
Disease
4,153
Nephritis
4,440
Unintentional
Injury
38,292
Nephritis
46,448

10
Neonatal
Hemorrhage
597
Chronic Low.
Respiratory
Disease
57
Septicemia
36
Benign
Neoplasms
43
Three
Tied
160
Liver
Disease
384
Septicemia
910
Viral
Hepatitis
2,815
Septicemia
4,231
Septicemia
26,362
Septicemia
34,828
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