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Leading Causes of Death in the United States
National Vital Statistics Report ^ | September 16, 2002 | National Vital Statistics Report

Posted on 07/26/2007 4:44:31 PM PDT by monkeycard

Leading Causes of Death in the United States As compiled from data reported by the National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 50, No. 15, September 16, 2002

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: death; statistics
I have found an interesting table of statistics [I know, I know] for 2002. The table is called the "Leading Causes of Death in the United States". I was unable to locate anything more upto date that 2002. The table seems to naturally fall into a "top ten" causes of death simply due to the numbers and percentages involved I guess. Can you guess the number one cause of death in the USA in 2002?
1 posted on 07/26/2007 4:44:33 PM PDT by monkeycard
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To: monkeycard

The heart stopping?


2 posted on 07/26/2007 4:46:00 PM PDT by caisson71
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To: monkeycard

Easy! LIBERALISM!


3 posted on 07/26/2007 4:46:37 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("You couldn't tame me, but you taught me.................")
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To: monkeycard

old age?


4 posted on 07/26/2007 4:46:46 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: monkeycard

No deaths to ETS (second hand smoke)


5 posted on 07/26/2007 4:46:56 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I'm so anti-pc, I use a Mac)
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To: monkeycard

If I’m not mistaken, the leading cause of deaths in the U.S. is ABORTIONS: 3,300 EACH DAY which works out to 1,500,000 per year. I failed to see that in the list.


6 posted on 07/26/2007 4:47:18 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: monkeycard

Not getting enough oxygen to the brain...


7 posted on 07/26/2007 4:48:26 PM PDT by GRRRRR (The Libtards are spoiling for a big fight!)
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To: monkeycard
I thought it was heart disease, but I checked to make sure before posting. (lol)
8 posted on 07/26/2007 4:49:21 PM PDT by srmorton (Choose Life!)
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To: monkeycard
Saliva. Swallowed slowly in small amounts over a long period of time.
9 posted on 07/26/2007 4:50:15 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: monkeycard
All Ages

Motor Vehicle Accidents 43,354
Firearms 28,663

It is time for serious background checks before licensing drivers.

10 posted on 07/26/2007 4:50:51 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: GSWarrior
old age?

Nobody dies of old age anymore, there has to be a reason for everything. You could be 95 years old and just die and somebody would have to put something down on your death certificate other than "old age".
11 posted on 07/26/2007 4:52:38 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: monkeycard

Can you guess the number one cause of death in the USA in 2002?


What ever it is you can bet it’s Bush’s fault!
;-)


12 posted on 07/26/2007 4:53:57 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: af_vet_rr

I was going to say global warming, but it’s been done to death.


13 posted on 07/26/2007 4:58:31 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: monkeycard
But, but, but AIDS didn't even make the list. This has to be wrong.

Or did the Pandemic not ever show up? We're all supposed to be dead my now. I read it in the LA Times in the late 80's so you know it has to be true.

14 posted on 07/26/2007 4:58:39 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: laweeks

I bet it’s not listed. Scrolling down to see if the list is here.


15 posted on 07/26/2007 4:58:55 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: monkeycard

SBDs


16 posted on 07/26/2007 4:59:54 PM PDT by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Would like to think it was suicidal death by democrats who couldn’t live with Bush’s win (would make it Bush’s fault, so to speak). But, alas, no such luck. ;-)


17 posted on 07/26/2007 5:02:30 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: monkeycard

18 posted on 07/26/2007 5:03:24 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: monkeycard

Government statistics will not show this, but
i believe that the Food and Drug Administration
is the most lethal agency in the United States.

The self-righteous and omniscient FDA forbids free men and women to cope with their medical maladies as they may judge best, thereby depriving them of
avenues of aid that have been well-proven elsewhere.

Their obligatory approval procedures also add many billions to the costs of healthcare in this country.


19 posted on 07/26/2007 5:05:56 PM PDT by Eleutherios
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To: monkeycard

Sorry, Libs, AIDS didn’t make the list and firarm deaths were last.


20 posted on 07/26/2007 5:06:13 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: InterceptPoint
But, but, but AIDS didn't even make the list.

Rest assured, the CDC and the GLTG folks are scrambling to get everything but firearms and auto accidents reclassified as AIDS-related.

And they're working angles on those two....

21 posted on 07/26/2007 5:17:06 PM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck ("Flying is like Life: Know where you are, where you're going, and how to get there." - 'Ol Dad)
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To: ConservaTexan

All Ages
Motor Vehicle Accidents 43,354
Firearms 28,663

What is also interesting about the Firearms statistics is the note at the bottom of the table:

NOTE: Firearms Statistics Include Gang Warfare, Self Defense Shootings and Criminals Killed by Police

Firearms deaths had to be lumped together simply to get into the top ten.


22 posted on 07/26/2007 5:18:15 PM PDT by monkeycard
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To: peggybac

BUMP!


23 posted on 07/26/2007 5:20:52 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: monkeycard

Death is the number one killer of Americans.


24 posted on 07/26/2007 5:24:22 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Salvation; laweeks
I bet it’s not listed. Scrolling down to see if the list is here.

The 1.29 million abortions in 2002 would put it comfortably at the top of the list.

25 posted on 07/26/2007 5:41:58 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: ConservaTexan

“I bet it’s not listed. Scrolling down to see if the list is here.” “The 1.29 million abortions in 2002 would put it comfortably at the top of the list.”

Did anybody see abortions listed? Doesn’t a living, breathing baby die each time there’s an abortion? What am I missing?


26 posted on 07/26/2007 5:53:11 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks
Did anybody see abortions listed?

Abortions are not considered deaths, in some wacko-liberal way of thinking.

27 posted on 07/26/2007 5:58:35 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: monkeycard

More than 96% of Americans die within six months of their birthday.

Unbelievable, but true.


28 posted on 07/26/2007 5:59:55 PM PDT by exit82 (I have a gut feeling: Michael Chertoff is a jerk.)
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To: monkeycard
Can you guess the number one cause of death in the USA in 2002?

Mainstream media still reading the New York Homosexual Times as its primer.
29 posted on 07/26/2007 6:02:53 PM PDT by Bars4Bill
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To: monkeycard

Leading cause of death is birth. Without birth, there is no death.


30 posted on 07/26/2007 6:10:49 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: monkeycard

This is much better.
http://webapp.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcaus10.html


31 posted on 07/26/2007 6:16:07 PM PDT by mazza
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To: monkeycard

Seeing Barbara Streisand naked?


32 posted on 07/26/2007 6:36:43 PM PDT by lowbridge (A Gun A Day Keeps The Government Away)
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To: monkeycard

Life..........is a terminal illness!


33 posted on 07/26/2007 6:45:51 PM PDT by Doctor Don
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To: monkeycard
Nothing in there about second-hand tobacco smoke.

How can that be?

According to several, that's the deadliest thing on the planet.

34 posted on 07/26/2007 7:05:21 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: monkeycard

As my grandfather used to say: “Lack of Breath.”


35 posted on 07/26/2007 7:13:01 PM PDT by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: monkeycard

Notice the LAST cause of Accidental death?
Accidental Discharge of Firearms: 776
Falls: 13,322

Falls kill 17 times more people than firearm accidents. Where is the Brady Bunch? They should save us all from falling. There should be a law that mandates wheelchair use for everyone over 65 years old. That could save over 8000 lives a year. Thats 60% of all deaths by fall of those over 65 years old.


36 posted on 07/26/2007 7:14:49 PM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: caisson71
The heart stopping?

Close.

Actually, the number one cause of death worldwide...
in fact, the cause of death for everyone who ever died is lack of oxygen to the brain.

37 posted on 07/26/2007 7:14:58 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Don't question faith. Don't answer lies.)
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To: Eleutherios

I agree with you. And even though it is never on time with what it is supposed to do and has a less than stellar record at doing it, the agency now wants the right to regulate tobacco. Which isn’t even a drug as the term is defined under the law (which differs from the dictionary definition, of course.)


38 posted on 07/26/2007 8:03:06 PM PDT by freespirited (Thank you for not lying about Republicans.)
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To: monkeycard

Bookmarked


39 posted on 07/26/2007 8:48:20 PM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: monkeycard

I was surprised that Arkancides didn’t make the list. There sure have been a lot of them.


40 posted on 07/26/2007 8:56:03 PM PDT by Rocky (Air America: Robbing the poor, and still unable to stay in business)
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To: laweeks

No, it’s not there.


41 posted on 07/26/2007 10:01:57 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Doctor Don

Thanks! Saved me the trouble...


42 posted on 07/27/2007 7:54:13 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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