Top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. (2021)

The life expectancy in the United States of America is 78.8 years while the infant mortality rate is 558.3 infant deaths per 100,000 live births. But what are the leading cause of death?

Generally, women in the United States have a higher life expectancy than men. The women have a life expectancy of 81.4 while the men have a life expectancy of 76.3.

Life expectancy U.S.

Here are the top leading causes of death in the United States of America.

RankNameDeath
1Heart disease659,041
2Cancer599,601
3Accidents (unintentional injuries)173,040
4Chronic lower respiratory diseases156,979
5Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases)150,005
6Alzheimer’s disease121,499
7Diabetes87,647
8Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis51,565
9Influenza and pneumonia49,783
10Intentional self-harm (suicide)47,511

The data for this ranking is from CDC.

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