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United States

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for United States including Life Expectancy by age and history, age adjusted death rates and world rankings for the top 50 causes and total deaths by cause. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    United States UNITED STATES LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    66.6
    73.1
    69.8
    23
    15
    16
    1970
    67.1
    74.7
    70.8
    24
    12
    21
    1980
    70.0
    77.5
    73.7
    22
    11
    18
    1990
    71.8
    78.8
    75.2
    29
    17
    21
    2000
    74.0
    79.5
    76.8
    28
    29
    28
    2010
    76.2
    81.1
    78.7
    30
    30
    30
    2016
    76.0
    81.0
    78.5
    37
    37
    34
     
     
    United States UNITED STATES LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    76.0
    81.0
    37
    37
    Age 5
    76.6
    81.5
    38
    39
    Age 10
    76.6
    81.5
    38
    39
    Age 15
    76.7
    81.6
    38
    39
    Age 20
    76.9
    81.7
    39
    39
    Age 25
    77.3
    81.8
    39
    39
    Age 30
    77.7
    82.0
    38
    39
    Age 35
    78.2
    82.3
    37
    37
    Age 40
    78.7
    82.6
    35
    36
    Age 45
    79.2
    82.9
    35
    36
    Age 50
    79.8
    83.3
    34
    35
    Age 55
    80.6
    84.0
    30
    35
    Age 60
    81.8
    84.7
    29
    34
    Age 65
    83.1
    85.7
    28
    33
    Age 70
    84.7
    86.8
    23
    30
    Age 75
    86.6
    88.3
    18
    25
    Age 80
    88.7
    90.1
    14
    20
    Age 85
    91.4
    92.3
    16
    23
     
     
    United States UNITED STATES TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    86.89
    130
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    44.41
    8
    3. Lung Disease
    32.01
    43
    4. Lung Cancers
    29.82
    18
    5. Stroke
    23.69
    178
    6. Breast Cancer
    17.56
    83
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    15.21
    138
    8. Influenza and Pneumonia
    14.91
    147
    9. Suicide
    12.70
    47
    10. Prostate Cancer
    12.69
    117
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.50
    62
    12. Kidney Disease
    10.90
    117
    13. Liver Disease
    10.21
    127
    14. Drug Use
    10.21
    5
    15. Road Traffic Accidents
    10.04
    127
    16. Endocrine Disorders
    8.11
    60
    17. Pancreas Cancer
    7.52
    33
    18. Hypertension
    7.42
    138
    19. Lymphomas
    7.27
    29
    20. Inflammatory/Heart
    6.40
    76
    21. Falls
    5.95
    81
    22. Violence
    5.53
    88
    23. Ovary Cancer
    5.25
    60
    24. Leukemia
    5.21
    23
    25. Parkinson's Disease
    4.76
    3
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Liver Cancer
    4.74
    107
    27. Other Injuries
    4.38
    158
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    4.08
    150
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.27
    72
    30. Bladder Cancer
    3.21
    55
    31. Other Neoplasms
    3.06
    77
    32. Uterin Cancer
    3.03
    53
    33. Low Birth Weight
    3.01
    144
    34. Skin Cancers
    2.85
    31
    35. Cervical Cancer
    2.84
    142
    36. Stomach Cancer
    2.52
    163
    37. Alcohol
    2.26
    64
    38. Oral Cancer
    2.06
    128
    39. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.01
    115
    40. HIV/AIDS
    1.72
    109
    41. Drownings
    1.13
    145
    42. Poisonings
    1.10
    76
    43. Asthma
    0.95
    148
    44. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.92
    8
    45. Skin Disease
    0.87
    128
    46. Fires
    0.73
    136
    47. Malnutrition
    0.64
    120
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.60
    162
    49. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.59
    173
    50. Epilepsy
    0.58
    177
     
     
    United States UNITED STATES TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    479,223
    20.90
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    263,916
    11.51
    3. Lung Disease
    181,735
    7.93
    4. Lung Cancers
    161,533
    7.05
    5. Stroke
    131,954
    5.76
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    80,463
    3.51
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    79,936
    3.49
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    60,418
    2.64
    9. Kidney Disease
    59,823
    2.61
    10. Breast Cancer
    47,291
    2.06
    11. Liver Disease
    46,942
    2.05
    12. Suicide
    45,986
    2.01
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    40,559
    1.77
    14. Endocrine Disorders
    40,035
    1.75
    15. Hypertension
    39,414
    1.72
    16. Lymphomas
    39,322
    1.72
    17. Road Traffic Accidents
    34,908
    1.52
    18. Drug Use
    34,010
    1.48
    19. Falls
    32,672
    1.43
    20. Prostate Cancer
    32,107
    1.40
    21. Inflammatory/Heart
    31,866
    1.39
    22. Parkinson's Disease
    28,106
    1.23
    23. Leukemia
    27,048
    1.18
    24. Liver Cancer
    24,566
    1.07
    25. Other Injuries
    20,113
    0.88
      Deaths %
    26. Bladder Cancer
    18,091
    0.79
    27. Oesophagus Cancer
    17,208
    0.75
    28. Violence
    16,936
    0.74
    29. Other Neoplasms
    16,503
    0.72
    30. Skin Cancers
    14,749
    0.64
    31. Ovary Cancer
    14,698
    0.64
    32. Stomach Cancer
    13,025
    0.57
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    11,008
    0.48
    34. Diarrhoeal diseases
    10,810
    0.47
    35. Oral Cancer
    10,515
    0.46
    36. Alcohol
    9,324
    0.41
    37. Uterin Cancer
    7,968
    0.35
    38. Cervical Cancer
    7,479
    0.33
    39. Low Birth Weight
    6,687
    0.29
    40. HIV/AIDS
    6,660
    0.29
    41. Skin Disease
    4,608
    0.20
    42. Multiple Sclerosis
    4,462
    0.19
    43. Asthma
    4,032
    0.18
    44. Poisonings
    3,852
    0.17
    45. Drownings
    3,685
    0.16
    46. Malnutrition
    3,564
    0.16
    47. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3,259
    0.14
    48. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3,118
    0.14
    49. Anemia
    3,071
    0.13
    50. Fires
    2,938
    0.13
     
     
    United States UNITED STATES CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    29.82
    18
    2. Breast Cancer
    17.56
    83
    3. Prostate Cancer
    12.69
    117
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.50
    62
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    7.52
    33
    6. Lymphomas
    7.27
    29
    7. Ovary Cancer
    5.25
    60
    8. Leukemia
    5.21
    23
      Rate World Rank
    9. Liver Cancer
    4.74
    107
    10. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.27
    72
    11. Bladder Cancer
    3.21
    55
    12. Uterin Cancer
    3.03
    53
    13. Skin Cancers
    2.85
    31
    14. Cervical Cancer
    2.84
    142
    15. Stomach Cancer
    2.52
    163
    16. Oral Cancer
    2.06
    128
     
     
    United States UNITED STATES HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    9.8
    43
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    19.5
    15.0
    109
    44
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    35.5
    37.0
    11
    23
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    6.89
    18

     
    United States UNITED STATES DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    326,625,791
    3
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.97
    123
    Population 0-14
    18.7%
    142
    Population 15-64
    65.6%
    93
    Population 65 +
    15.6%
    35
    Birth Rate / 1000
    12.50
    141
    Death Rate / 1000
    8.20
    75
    Fertility Rate
    1.87
    129
    Infant Mortality
    5.80
    152
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    N/D
    N/D
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.05
    99
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.00
    103
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.80
    91
    Net Migration
    3.90
    22
    Population Growth
    0.80%
    125
    Literacy Total
    99.0%
    51
    Literacy Male
    N/D
    N/D
    Literacy Female
    N/D
    N/D
    Unemployment
    4.4%
    136
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    78.5
    34
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    68.5
    40
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $59,500
    12
     
     
     

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    Data Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
    Age Adjusted Death Rate Estimates: 2017
    Calculations Provided by World Life Expectancy
    Data Accuracy Not Guaranteed
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Cook Islands, Dominica, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, San Marino, Tuvalu.