Sunday, May 21, 2017

Causes of death by age group

Causes of death per 100,000, by age group, in the United States, 2014.
Same information in tabular form.  A "0" indicates that the CDC did not list it in the top ten causes of death for that age cohort.  CLRD is Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases.
As a member of the 55-64 cohort, the biggest cause of mortality is.....turning 65.

All joking aside, the three big hitters for my age are Cancer, Heart Disease and Accidents.  The best "Band-aids" I can buy are to know the signs of cancer so it can be caught early, take a 81mg entric-coated aspirin every day, exercise, watch my weight and avoid doing stupid stuff.

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