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Deaths and Mortality

Data are for the U.S. and are final 2010 data; For the most recent preliminary data see Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2011 [PDF - 1.7 MB])

  • Number of deaths: 2,515,458
  • Death rate: 807.3 deaths per 100,000 population
  • Life expectancy: 78.7 years
  • Infant Mortality rate: 6.07 deaths per 1,000 live births

Number of deaths for leading causes of death:

  • Heart disease: 596,577
  • Cancer: 576,691
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 142,943
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,932
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 126,438
  • Alzheimer's disease: 84,974
  • Diabetes: 73,831
  • Influenza and Pneumonia: 53,826
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 45,591
  • Intentional self-harm (suicide): 39,518

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2011, tables 1, 7, 10, 20 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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