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Top Ten Causes of Death

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    Date Posted

    This report contains the rates of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States and the proportional mortality of these causes. The National Vital Statistics Reports named the following causes of death as the ten leading causes of death in the United States in 2014:

    • diseases of heart
    • malignant neoplasms
    • chronic lower respiratory disease
    • diabetes mellitus
    • cerebrovascular diseases
    • nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis
    • influenza or pneumonia
    • Alzheimer's disease
    • accidents
    • suicide

    The rates are defined with death and cause of death codes in the Sentinel Distributed Database (SDD) from 2000 to 2016. This request was distributed to Data Partners on November 21, 2016. 

    Additional Details
    FDA Center
    Time Period
    January 1, 2000 - August 31, 2016
    Analysis Type
    Population / Cohort
    All individuals
    Data Sources
    Sentinel Distributed Database (SDD)