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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 2011 updates, 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
    74.4
    79.8
    77.0
    28
    28
    26
    2011
    76.1
    80.9
    78.6
    39
    39
    37
     
     
    United States UNITED STATES LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    76.1
    80.9
    39
    39
    Age 5
    76.7
    81.5
    39
    40
    Age 10
    76.8
    81.5
    39
    40
    Age 15
    76.9
    81.6
    39
    40
    Age 20
    77.1
    81.7
    38
    40
    Age 25
    77.5
    81.8
    37
    40
    Age 30
    77.8
    82.0
    37
    40
    Age 35
    78.1
    82.1
    38
    40
    Age 40
    78.5
    82.3
    39
    39
    Age 45
    78.9
    82.7
    37
    38
    Age 50
    79.5
    83.1
    37
    38
    Age 55
    80.4
    83.7
    35
    37
    Age 60
    81.4
    84.4
    35
    37
    Age 65
    82.7
    85.3
    36
    37
    Age 70
    84.2
    86.5
    36
    35
    Age 75
    86.1
    87.9
    34
    28
    Age 80
    88.3
    89.8
    38
    30
    Age 85
    91.1
    92.0
    43
    39
    Age 90
    94.3
    94.8
    41
    36
    Age 95
    97.9
    98.2
    47
    38
    Age 100
    102.0
    102.2
    75
    55
     
     
    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
    80.48
    135
    2. Lung Cancers
    35.38
    9
    3. Stroke
    25.36
    186
    4. Alzheimers/Dementia
    24.84
    3
    5. Lung Disease
    24.32
    90
    6. Breast Cancer
    18.80
    61
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    15.16
    138
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    13.88
    107
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.63
    56
    10. Hypertension
    11.40
    152
    11. Suicide
    10.27
    63
    12. Influenza & Pneumonia
    9.69
    168
    13. Kidney Disease
    9.25
    131
    14. Poisonings
    8.93
    19
    15. Lymphomas
    7.85
    21
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    7.40
    32
    17. Liver Disease
    7.35
    123
    18. Endocrine Disorders
    7.12
    91
    19. Inflammatory/Heart
    6.85
    88
    20. Violence
    6.47
    92
    21. Other Injuries
    6.21
    164
    22. Prostate Cancer
    6.05
    103
    23. Leukemia
    5.32
    27
    24. Falls
    4.36
    80
    25. Congenital Anomalies
    4.28
    148
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Liver Cancer
    3.93
    139
    27. Parkinson Disease
    3.45
    9
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.43
    79
    29. HIV/AIDS
    3.35
    95
    30. Ovary Cancer
    3.24
    41
    31. Low Birth Weight
    3.15
    147
    32. Bladder Cancer
    3.02
    73
    33. Other Neoplasms
    2.88
    97
    34. Skin Cancers
    2.79
    29
    35. Stomach Cancer
    2.76
    170
    36. Oral Cancer
    2.06
    134
    37. Uterin Cancer
    1.82
    43
    38. Hepatitis C
    1.68
    14
    39. Alcohol
    1.60
    49
    40. Drug Use
    1.45
    37
    41. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.22
    133
    42. Drownings
    1.16
    160
    43. Cervical Cancer
    1.13
    171
    44. Fires
    0.94
    122
    45. Birth Trauma
    0.91
    155
    46. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.90
    12
    47. Asthma
    0.87
    169
    48. Skin Disease
    0.78
    134
    49. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.63
    158
    50. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.61
    183
     
     
    United States UNITED STATES TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    445,864
    21.42
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    172,765
    8.30
    3. Lung Cancers
    165,402
    7.95
    4. Stroke
    146,664
    7.05
    5. Lung Disease
    130,808
    6.29
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    75,280
    3.62
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    62,592
    3.01
    8. Hypertension
    62,156
    2.99
    9. Influenza & Pneumonia
    57,722
    2.77
    10. Kidney Disease
    50,889
    2.45
    11. Breast Cancer
    47,377
    2.28
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    45,154
    2.17
    13. Lymphomas
    38,595
    1.85
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    35,715
    1.72
    15. Suicide
    35,441
    1.70
    16. Prostate Cancer
    34,299
    1.65
    17. Inflammatory/Heart
    33,885
    1.63
    18. Endocrine Disorders
    33,697
    1.62
    19. Liver Disease
    30,027
    1.44
    20. Poisonings
    29,473
    1.42
    21. Other Injuries
    25,827
    1.24
    22. Leukemia
    25,443
    1.22
    23. Falls
    24,337
    1.17
    24. Parkinson Disease
    21,557
    1.04
    25. Violence
    19,169
    0.92
      Deaths %
    26. Liver Cancer
    17,862
    0.86
    27. Bladder Cancer
    16,279
    0.78
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    15,710
    0.75
    29. Ovary Cancer
    15,254
    0.73
    30. Other Neoplasms
    15,145
    0.73
    31. Stomach Cancer
    13,230
    0.64
    32. Skin Cancers
    13,036
    0.63
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    11,835
    0.57
    34. HIV/AIDS
    11,630
    0.56
    35. Oral Cancer
    9,330
    0.45
    36. Uterin Cancer
    8,638
    0.42
    37. Low Birth Weight
    7,748
    0.37
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    7,298
    0.35
    39. Hepatitis C
    6,764
    0.33
    40. Alcohol
    6,230
    0.30
    41. Drug Use
    4,732
    0.23
    42. Cervical Cancer
    4,564
    0.22
    43. Skin Disease
    4,147
    0.20
    44. Multiple Sclerosis
    3,738
    0.18
    45. Asthma
    3,653
    0.18
    46. Drownings
    3,599
    0.17
    47. Fires
    3,463
    0.17
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3,401
    0.16
    49. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3,209
    0.15
    50. Anaemia
    3,059
    0.15
     
     
    United States UNITED STATES CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    35.38
    9
    2. Breast Cancer
    18.80
    61
    3. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.63
    56
    4. Lymphomas
    7.85
    21
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    7.40
    32
    6. Prostate Cancer
    6.05
    103
    7. Leukemia
    5.32
    27
    8. Liver Cancer
    3.93
    139
    9. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.43
    79
      Rate World Rank
    10. Ovary Cancer
    3.24
    41
    11. Bladder Cancer
    3.02
    73
    12. Other Neoplasms
    2.88
    97
    13. Skin Cancers
    2.79
    29
    14. Stomach Cancer
    2.76
    170
    15. Oral Cancer
    2.06
    134
    16. Uterin Cancer
    1.82
    43
    17. Cervical Cancer
    1.13
    171
     
     
    United States UNITED STATES HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    9.6
    49
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    26.3
    21.5
    94
    42
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    42.3
    48.6
    7
    16
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    247
    17

     
    United States UNITED STATES DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    307,212,123
    3
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.97
    138
    Population 0-14
    20.2 %
    142
    Population 15-64
    67.0 %
    66
    Population 65 +
    12.8 %
    41
    Birth Rate / 1000
    13.82
    139
    Death Rate / 1000
    8.38
    93
    Fertility Rate
    2.05
    114
    Infant Mortality
    6.40
    144
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.05
    130
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.04
    123
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.00
    107
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.75
    113
    Net Migrattion
    4.31
    16
    Population Growth
    0.98
    114
    Literacy Total
    99.0
    41
    Literacy Male
    99.0
    50
    Literacy Female
    99.0
    41
    Unemployment
    7.2
    92
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    78.6
    37
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    70.0
    32
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $47,000
    7
     
     
     

    Latest WHO data (2010), Death Rates are age-standardized, total deaths are % of population