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Helping People to Live Long and Productive Lives and Enjoy a Good Quality of Life: At A Glance 2011

Causes of Death Among U.S. Adults Aged 65 or Older, 2007


Causes of DeathPercentage of All Deaths
Heart Disease28.2%
Cancer22.2%
Stroke6.6%
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases6.2%
Alzheimer's Disease4.2%
Diabetes2.9%
Influenza and Pneumonia2.6%
Unintentional Injury2.2%
All Other Causes24.9%

Source: CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, 2007.

 

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