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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Causes of Death
in the United States

Most Common, 1999*

Nephritis and nephrosis 1.5%
Alzheimer's disease 1.9%
Influenza and pneumonia 2.7%
Diabetes mellitus 2.9%
Unintentional injuries 4.0%
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 5.2%
Stroke 7.0%
All cancers 23.0%
Diseases of the heart 30.4%

Percent of all deaths.

Source: CDC
*All data are adjusted to 2005 U.S. population

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