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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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  • 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.


Presenter: Richard

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