Chronic Diseases

What Killed Americans in 2015?
Condition
Number of Deaths

Heart disease 614,348
Cancer 591,699
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 147,101
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 136,053
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases) 133,103
Alzheimer's disease 93,541
Diabetes 76,488
Influenza and pneumonia 55,227
Chronic kidney diseases 48,146
Intentional self-harm (suicide) 42,773


Most Common Chronic Diseases in Developed Countries (alphabetical order)

Arthritis
Cardiovascular Disease
Cancer
Diabetes
Epilepsy (seizures)
Obesity
Tooth/Gum Disease



Additional Information

Arthritis
Cardiovascular Disease
Cancer
Type 2 Diabetes
Epilepsy
Obesity
Tooth/Gum Disease



Updated 6/16/16


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