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U.S. Leading Causes of Death -
2002 Summary
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by Vaughn Aubuchon

The following table summarizes the leading causes of death for the United States for the year 2002.

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Leading Causes of Death Summary Chart
U.S. - Year 2002

All 2002
Deaths

 By Age Group

(1,000s)
% of
Total
1 - 4
(5 years)
5-14
(10 years)
15-24
(10 years)
25-44
(20 years)
45-64
(20 years)
65-Up
(30 years)
1

Heart Disease

710
30%

169

236

931

15,267

97,334

595,440

2

Cancer

552
23%

393

1,017

1,668

20,200

136,363

392,082

3

Cerebro-Vascular (Stroke)

166
7%

45

78

193

3,122

15,735

146,725

4

Chronic Lung Disease

124
5%

 

130

180

 

14,086

107,888

5

Accidents

94
4%

1,780

2,878

13,616

24,817

18,252

31,332

6

Diabetes

69
3%

 

 

 

2,416

13,958

52,102

7

Pneumonia/ Influenza

67
3%

96

 

188

1,437

 

60,261

8

Alzheimer's

49
2%

 

 

 

 

 

48,492

9

Nephritis, nephrosis

38
2%

 

 

 

 

4,821

31,588

10

Septicemia

32
1.3%

91

 

 

 

 

25,143

11

Suicide

28
1.2%

 

297

3,877

10,884

8,052

 

12

Liver disease

26
1.1%

 

 

 

3,644

12,206

 

13

Hypertensive renal

18

0.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Pneumonitis

17

0.7%

 

83

 

 

 

 

15

Homicide

16

0.7%

318

364

4,796

7,156

 

 

All Other

400
17%

1,439

1,764

4,907

31,534

72,865

314,134

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congen. malformations

471

387

425

 

 

 

HIV

 

 

178

8,302

5,336

 

Perinatal

84

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown Neoplasms

56

106

 

 

 

 

Totals =

2,406

100.0%

4,942

7,340

30,959

128,779

399,008

1,805,187

30

200

50

50

50

50

50

50

80

80

Alcohol

19

The top 2 causes for each age group are shown in RED.

Drug

16

Source: www.cdc.gov


Disclaimer
I created this Causes of Death Summary for 2002 from older CDC data, because I wanted to see the data across ALL age groups. The data from the Center For Disease Control is now divided into Infant, Adolescent and Adult. It is no longer easy to see the complete picture, across all age groups, without extensive research.

I hope that you have found this one-page, complete age data summary information page helpful.
Thank you very much for your time.

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