Leading Causes of death in United States

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017; Causes of death in United States, demographic summary, health risks, cancer rank by type, world rankings, health profile in United States. What is the leading cause of death in United States?

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Coronary Heart Disease 86.89 130 479,223 (20.90%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 44.41 8 263,916 (11.51%)
Lung Disease 32.01 43 181,735 (7.93%)
Lung Cancers 29.82 18 161,533 (7.05%)
Stroke 23.69 178 131,954 (5.76%)
Breast Cancer 17.56 83 47,291 (2.06%)
Diabetes Mellitus 15.21 138 79,936 (3.49%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 14.91 147 80,463 (3.51%)
Suicide 12.70 47 45,986 (2.01%)
Prostate Cancer 12.69 117 32,107 (1.40%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 11.50 62 60,418 (2.64%)
Kidney Disease 10.90 117 59,823 (2.61%)
Drug Use 10.21 5 34,010 (1.48%)
Liver Disease 10.21 127 46,942 (2.05%)
Road Traffic Accidents 10.04 127 34,908 (1.52%)
Endocrine Disorders 8.11 60 40,035 (1.75%)
Pancreas Cancer 7.52 33 40,559 (1.77%)
Hypertension 7.42 138 39,414 (1.72%)
Lymphomas 7.27 29 39,322 (1.72%)
Inflammatory/Heart 6.40 76 31,866 (1.39%)
Falls 5.95 81 32,672 (1.43%)
Violence 5.53 88 16,936 (0.74%)
Ovary Cancer 5.25 60 14,698 (0.64%)
Leukemia 5.21 23 27,048 (1.18%)
Parkinson's Disease 4.76 3 28,106 (1.23%)
Liver Cancer 4.74 107 24,566 (1.07%)
Other Injuries 4.38 158 20,113 (0.88%)
Congenital Anomalies 4.08 150 11,008 (0.48%)
Oesophagus Cancer 3.27 72 17,208 (0.75%)
Bladder Cancer 3.21 55 18,091 (0.79%)
Other Neoplasms 3.06 77 16,503 (0.72%)
Uterin Cancer 3.03 53 7,968 (0.35%)
Low Birth Weight 3.01 144 6,687 (0.29%)
Skin Cancers 2.85 31 14,749 (0.64%)
Cervical Cancer 2.84 142 7,479 (0.33%)
Stomach Cancer 2.52 163 13,025 (0.57%)
Alcohol 2.26 64 9,324 (0.41%)
Oral Cancer 2.06 128 10,515 (0.46%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 2.01 115 10,810 (0.47%)
HIV/AIDS 1.72 109 6,660 (0.29%)
Drownings 1.13 145 3,685 (0.16%)
Poisonings 1.10 76 3,852 (0.17%)
Asthma 0.95 148 4,032 (0.18%)
Multiple Sclerosis 0.92 8 4,462 (0.19%)
Skin Disease 0.87 128 4,608 (0.20%)
Fires 0.73 136 2,938 (0.13%)
Malnutrition 0.64 120 3,564 (0.16%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 0.60 162 3,259 (0.14%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 0.59 173 3,118 (0.14%)
Epilepsy 0.58 177 (0.00%)

Demographic Summary

United States
Value World Rank
Population total 326,625,791 3
Sex ratio m / f 0.97 123
Population 0-14 18.7% 142
Population 15-64 65.6% 93
Population 65 + 15.6% 35

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 9.8 43
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 19.5 15.0 109 / 44
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 35.5 37.0 11 / 23
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 6.89 18

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Lung Cancers 29.82 18
Breast Cancer 17.56 83
Prostate Cancer 12.69 117
Colon-Rectum Cancers 11.50 62
Pancreas Cancer 7.52 33
Ovary Cancer 5.25 60
Liver Cancer 4.74 107
Oesophagus Cancer 3.27 72
Bladder Cancer 3.21 55
Uterin Cancer 3.03 53
Skin Cancers 2.85 31
Cervical Cancer 2.84 142
Stomach Cancer 2.52 163
Oral Cancer 2.06 128

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Health Data used is WHO 2014, 2017 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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