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Rethinking Current Approaches
- Underlying Causes of Death, United States 2000
- Illicit Drug Use: 1%
- Sexual Behavior: 1%
- Firearms: 1%
- Motor Vehicles: 2%
- Pollution/Toxic: 2%
- Infectious Agents: 3%
- Alcohol Consumption: 4%
- Poor Diet and Physical Activity: 15%
- Smoking: 18%
- Causes of Death, United States 2000
- Diseases of the heart = 30.4%
- Cancers = 23.0%
- Stroke = 7%
- COPD = 5.2%
Source: Mokdad A, Marks JS, Stroup DE, Gerberding JL. Actual causes of death in the United States. JAMA 2004; 291(10):1238-1245. Correction published JAMA 2005; 293(3): 293-294.
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