STATISTICS STATISTICS

12 Leading Causes of Death

All Causes 2,162,000
Heart Disease 725,000
Cancers 506,000
Strokes 145,000
Accidents (detail in table below) 93,500
Chronic Pulmonary Disease 89,000
Pneumonia & Influenza 78,500
Infectious & Parasitic Disease*** 58,000
Diabetes 49,000
Diseases of Arteries 41,000
Suicide **** 30,800
Homicide & Legal Intervention **** 25,700
Cirrhosis & Other Liver Diseases 25,600

Accidental Deaths

All Accidents 93,500
Motor Vehicle* 48,024
Falls* 12,096
Poisoning (solid, liquid, gas)* 6,226
Fire & Flames* 4,965
Suffocation (mechanical, ingestion) 4,761
Drowning* 4,199
Other Transportation 3,831
Surgical/Medical Misadventures* 2,858**
Natural/Environmental Factors 1,798
Firearms* 1,501*****

15,01 Firearms Accidents for Kids & Adults. This is in a Nation of 270,000,000 people. What Percentage is that?

Based on National center for Health Statistics 1990, lates official estimates

Footnotes

* 1988, latest official figures
** A Harvard University study would put the figure for death by medical negligence at 93,000
*** Esp. septicemia and AIDS; as of 1989 more American males died of AIDS than homicide
**** Approx. 60% involve firearms
***** Includes estimated 500 handgun and 280 hunting accidents

 

 

 


 
           
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