The latest numbers on causes of death in the United States compiled by the CDC show injuries lead the way in several age groups.
As we get older, cancer, heart disease and other illnesses creep into the top spot. For anyone between the ages of 45 and 64, malignant neoplasms (cancerous tumors) take the lead.
Other top-rated causes of death include suicide, diabetes, liver disease, homicide, and Alzheimer’s. Another chart shows unintentional falls as the leading cause of non-fatal injuries in nearly every age group.
Focusing on injuries, car accidents and poisoning are lead causes of death.