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The Most Common Causes Of Death

Posted in Blog on June 14, 2018

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According to the Center for Disease Control, about 7,196 Americans die every day in the US from a wide range of causes, both natural and unnatural.

This startling statistic made us wonder what the most common causes of death are across America and which causes of death are the most prevalent in each state.

To figure this out, our independent marketing team analyzed the latest CDC data to see what the most common cause of death is in each state, yielding some interesting results.

Top 10 States With The Most Deaths

Since California has such a huge population, it’s probably not surprising that they have the most reported deaths per year in America, totaling 219,824. Florida and Texas came in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, each reporting over 150,000 deaths per year.

Top 10 States With the Fewest Deaths

States with the fewest reported deaths in America include Alaska (3,621 deaths reported), Rhode Island, Delaware, Vermont, and Washington DC.

States Where You are Most Likely To Die From HIV

The prognosis for someone with HIV has rapidly improved since the disease was discovered years back. What was once thought to be a terminal problem is now able to be treated with medications. Still, HIV can develop into AIDS and result in tragic deaths. In America, the most HIV/AIDS related deaths were reported in Washington DC. The fewest were reported in Utah.

States Where You Are Most Likely to Die From Cancer

Cancer is the second biggest cause of death in America, responsible for 591,000 deaths each year. The most cancer-related deaths were reported in New York (414 deaths out of every 100,000). The fewest cancer-related deaths were reported in Utah (98 deaths out of every 100,000).

States Where You Are Most Likely To Die From Diabetes

The most diabetes-related deaths were reported in New York (47 deaths out of every 100,000) and the fewest diabetes-related deaths were reported in Nevada (11 deaths out of every 100,000).

States Where You Are Most Likely To Die From Parkinson’s Disease

The most Parkinson’s-related deaths were reported in New York (1,239 deaths out of every 100,000) and the fewest Parkinson’s-related deaths were reported in Alaska (23 deaths out of every 100,000).

States Where You Are Most Likely To Die From Alzheimer’s Disease

The most Alzheimer’s-related deaths were reported in California (31 deaths out of every 100,000) and the fewest were reported in Alaska (9 deaths out of every 100,000).

States Where You Are Most Likely to Die From Heart Disease

Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in America, causing over 614,000 deaths per year. The highest amount of deaths related to heart disease were reported in New York (504 out of every 100,000) and the fewest were reported in Alaska (105 out of every 100,000).

States Where You Are Most Likely to Die From Influenza and Pneumonia

New York has the highest amount of reported deaths stemming from Influenza and Pneumonia (55 deaths out of every 100,000) and Alaska has the fewest amount (9 deaths out of every 100,000) despite its harsh climate.

States Where You are Most Likely to Die From Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis

The highest amount of deaths related to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis were reported in New Mexico (24 deaths out of every 100,000) and the fewest amount were reported in Utah (7 out of every 100,000).

States Where You Are Most Likely to Die From Accidents

The highest amount of deaths stemming from hazardous accidents were reported in West Virginia (75 out of every 100,000) and the fewest were reported in Maryland (27 out of every 100,000).

States Where You Are Most Likely to Die from Motor Vehicle Accidents

The highest number of motor vehicle accident-related deaths were reported in Mississippi (22 deaths out of every 100,000) and the smallest number were reported in Washington DC (just 5 deaths out of every 100,000).

States With the Most Suicides Per Capita

Sadly, Montana reports the highest number of suicides in the country (23 deaths out of every 100,000). Washington DC reports the fewest suicides nationally (just 7 deaths out of every 100,000).

States Where You Are Most Likely to Die From Drugs

The highest number of drug-induced deaths were reported in West Virginia (35 deaths out of every 100,000) and the lowest number was reported in North Dakota (just 6 deaths out of every 100,000).

States Where You Are Most Likely to Die from Homicide

Washington DC reports the highest number of homicides in the nation (13 deaths out of every 100,000) and New Hampshire has the lowest number of homicides (1 death out of every 100,000).

States Where You Are Most Likely to Die From Alcohol

Since New Mexico reports the highest number of liver disease related deaths in the nation, it may not come as a huge surprise that they also report the highest number of alcohol-induced deaths nationally (24 deaths out of every 100,000). Maryland reports the fewest deaths stemming from alcohol (just 4 out of every 100,000).

States Where You are Most Likely to Die from Firearm Injuries

Alaska reports the highest number of deaths related to injuries caused by firearms (19 deaths out of every 100,000). Hawaii reports the fewest firearm-related deaths (just 2 out of every 100,000).

States With the Highest Causes of Death

Overall, New York reports the highest number of deaths caused by cancer, diabetes, heart disease, influenza/pneumonia, and Parkinson’s. New Mexico reports the highest number of deaths caused by alcohol and chronic liver disease. Washington DC reports the highest number of deaths caused by HIV/AIDS and homicides.

DISCLAIMER

The information and specific statistics displayed above are solely designed to provide general knowledge to the public and are being used as a part of attorney marketing. Cited statistics and statements were taken from research of various independent websites (referenced above). Weiss & Paarz did not take any steps to replicate the findings of any sources used in this infographic, nor were the numbers or results displayed above independently verified by Weiss & Paarz.

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