Figure 1 - Leading Causes of Death of People of All Ages in the United States: 2000

Figure 1 - Leading Causes of Death of People of All Ages in the United States: 2000

(Thousands of deaths)

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Cause Fatalities
Heart Disease 709,894
Cancer 551,833
Stroke 166,028
Pulmonary Disease 123,550
Accidents 93,592
Non-transportation-related 48,489
Transportation-related 45,103
Diabetes 68,662
Influenza or Pneumonia 67,024
Alzheimer's Disease 49,044

NOTE: Preliminary data.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics 49(12), Oct. 9, 2001, table B.