The federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention has prepared a list of top five most common death causes in America. Fortunately, many of these illnesses can be avoided. What is more, from 2010 to 2014, 3 out of these five causes of death vanished? A report from two years ago filed by CDC has revealed the most common leading causes of decease in the US were strokes, cancer, heart injuries, accidents and chronic respiratory illnesses.
- Authorities raise awareness for Americans to prevent a range of deadly diseases.
- CDC has listed the most frequent death causes in the US.
These were predicted to be among the most frequent causes of death in people under 80 years old. Back in 2014, these five causes were attributed to 63% of the deaths occurring that year. The study has also analyzed and proved that 15% of the deceases were due to cancer, 43% because of accidents, 33% due to chronic respiratory illnesses, and 30% of the heart-damaged deaths could have been prevented.
Tom Frieden, the director of the CDC, has argued that the number of Americans who die due to these reasons is slowly decreasing, the majority of these illnesses being preventable. Nevertheless, overdose deaths are constantly increasing given the rise in the opioid epidemic. Frieden also asserted that there are a lot of significant differences concerning death causes between the states in the US.
The government succeeded to save a lot of lives nowadays given the treatment promotion and prevention. Based on the data from 2010, in 2014, the preventable cancer deaths decreased to 25%, also decreasing the number of lung cancer deaths to 12%. The CDC has also registered a decline in the stroke deaths from injuries or accidents. Unfortunately, in 2014, there was recorded a 23% increase in drug overdose deceases.
The federal agency argued that they have also recorded an increase in the number of respiratory diseases deaths with 1%, being categorized as insignificant. The fact that CDC became responsible for preventing the population and informing it about the possible risks, they will help state and federal authorities to set goals and strategies to decrease the number of deaths due to these diseases.
Another important tool in preventing these diseases is a health provider. Caregivers are offering counseling, advice to avoid certain injuries that could trigger strokes or heart diseases and coaching on how to quit smoking. At the top of the list naming these five terrible causes, heart diseases seem to be the most frequent cause of death.
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