How Americans Die

February 14, 2013 by and tagged

Via The Economist, good news! Most likely, that asteroid won’t kill you. Bad news: you’re more likely to die from a whole bunch of other causes:

No big surprise to see heart disease way at the top of the causes of death.

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One Response to “How Americans Die”

  1.   Beth (@DataGeekB) Says:

    Neat infographic!
    I just wish there were some way to adjust the data for exposure to risk… As in… you can’t die in a cycling accident if you don’t ride a bike. Still, it does put things in perspective. Heart disease tops the chart, yet people don’t generally “worry” about that.


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