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Wondering how many people died the year you were born? These are the rates from 1933-2018

Grant Suneson
24/7 Wall Street

The coronavirus has caused over 100,000 deaths and over 1 million infections in the United States so far in 2020. While for many Americans the pandemic has dramatically increased the risk of death, life expectancy in the U.S. has risen steadily for many years. American children born in 2018 are more likely to live longer and healthier lives than they were just a few decades earlier.

Since the 1930s, the life expectancy at birth in America has increased from 60-plus years to nearly 70 years. The nation's mortality rate – annual deaths per 100,000 people – has been decreasing steadily over the past century, from over 1,800 per 100,000 in the late 1930s to less than 800 per 100,000 since 2006.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Census Bureau to determine how many people died each year since 1933. Data on the leading causes of death also came from the CDC.

For decades, the two most common causes of death have remained the same. Heart disease has been the deadliest condition in America since 1920, when pneumonia and influenza deaths began to decline. Cancer has ranked as the second-most common cause of death in America since 1938. Though both men and women can develop these diseases, the incidence is higher among men. 

From 1938 to 2008, the third leading cause of death was cerebrovascular disease, a group of conditions that affect the blood flow to the brain such as stroke, stenosis, aneurysms, and vascular malformations. In 2009, chronic lower respiratory diseases replaced cerebrovascular disease as the third-leading cause of death. Mortality rates for these types of conditions – which include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, emphysema, and others – have increased by more than 30% from 1980 to 2014, which could reflect a number of factors, including historical smoking patterns, poverty, dietary factors, occupational exposures and others.

Despite the spike in mortality rates from these diseases, accidents supplanted respiratory diseases as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2016. Accidental deaths are at an all-time high, accounting for more than 1 in 20 deaths in the country. This increase is largely due to the ongoing opioid epidemic. With more than 67,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2018, drug overdose was the most common type of accidental death.

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1933.

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,850 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 63.3 years

• Deaths: 1,342,106

• Population: 125,578,763

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (286,360 deaths, 21.3% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (128,479 deaths, 9.6% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Pneumonia and influenza (120,142 deaths, 9.0% of all deaths)

1934

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,888 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 61.1 years

• Deaths: 1,396,903

• Population: 126,373,773

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (303,724 deaths, 21.7% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (134,428 deaths, 9.6% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Pneumonia and influenza (122,441 deaths, 8.8% of all deaths)

1935

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,860 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 61.7 years

• Deaths: 1,392,752

• Population: 127,250,232

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (312,333 deaths, 22.4% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (137,649 deaths, 9.9% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Pneumonia and influenza (132,625 deaths, 9.5% of all deaths)

1936

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,964 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 58.5 years

• Deaths: 1,479,228

• Population: 128,053,180

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (341,350 deaths, 23.1% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Pneumonia and influenza (153,189 deaths, 10.4% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cancer (142,613 deaths, 9.6% of all deaths)

1937

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,883 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 60.0 years

• Deaths: 1,450,427

• Population: 128,824,829

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (346,401 deaths, 23.9% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Pneumonia and influenza (148,014 deaths, 10.2% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cancer (144,774 deaths, 10.0% of all deaths)

1938

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,764 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 63.5 years

• Deaths: 1,381,391

• Population: 129,824,939

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (350,168 deaths, 25.3% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (149,214 deaths, 10.8% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (111,567 deaths, 8.1% of all deaths)

1939

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,767 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 63.7 years

• Deaths: 1,387,897

• Population: 130,879,718

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (360,634 deaths, 26.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (153,846 deaths, 11.1% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (114,967 deaths, 8.3% of all deaths)

1940.

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,785 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 62.9 years

• Deaths: 1,417,269

• Population: 132,122,446

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (385,191 deaths, 27.2% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (158,335 deaths, 11.2% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (119,753 deaths, 8.4% of all deaths)

1941

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,695 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 64.8 years

• Deaths: 1,397,642

• Population: 133,402,471

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (386,141 deaths, 27.6% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (159,926 deaths, 11.4% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (118,584 deaths, 8.5% of all deaths)

1942

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,636 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 66.2 years

• Deaths: 1,385,187

• Population: 134,859,553

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (394,915 deaths, 28.5% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (163,400 deaths, 11.8% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (120,652 deaths, 8.7% of all deaths)

1943

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,702 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 63.3 years

• Deaths: 1,459,544

• Population: 136,739,353

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (421,391 deaths, 28.9% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (166,848 deaths, 11.4% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (127,300 deaths, 8.7% of all deaths)

1944

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,619 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 65.2 years

• Deaths: 1,411,338

• Population: 138,397,345

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (418,062 deaths, 29.6% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (171,171 deaths, 12.1% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (124,250 deaths, 8.8% of all deaths)

1945

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,575 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 65.9 years

• Deaths: 1,401,719

• Population: 139,928,165

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (424,328 deaths, 30.3% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (177,464 deaths, 12.7% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (129,144 deaths, 9.2% of all deaths)

1946

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,530 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 66.7 years

• Deaths: 1,395,617

• Population: 141,388,566

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (429,230 deaths, 30.8% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (182,005 deaths, 13.0% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (125,646 deaths, 9.0% of all deaths)

1947

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,532 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 66.8 years

• Deaths: 1,445,370

• Population: 144,126,071

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (460,580 deaths, 31.9% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (189,811 deaths, 13.1% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (131,039 deaths, 9.1% of all deaths)

1948

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,502 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 67.2 years

• Deaths: 1,444,337

• Population: 146,631,302

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (471,469 deaths, 32.6% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (197,042 deaths, 13.6% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (131,036 deaths, 9.1% of all deaths)

1949

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,457 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 68.0 years

• Deaths: 1,443,607

• Population: 149,188,130

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (518,568 deaths, 35.9% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (206,325 deaths, 14.3% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (149,953 deaths, 10.4% of all deaths)

1950.

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,446 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 68.2 years

• Deaths: 1,452,454

• Population: 152,271,417

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (535,705 deaths, 36.9% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (210,733 deaths, 14.5% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (156,751 deaths, 10.8% of all deaths)

1951

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,424 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 68.4 years

• Deaths: 1,482,099

• Population: 154,877,889

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (545,675 deaths, 36.8% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (215,525 deaths, 14.5% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (163,550 deaths, 11.0% of all deaths)

1952

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,395 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 68.6 years

• Deaths: 1,496,838

• Population: 157,552,740

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (555,141 deaths, 37.1% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (223,277 deaths, 14.9% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (166,331 deaths, 11.1% of all deaths)

1953

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,386 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 68.8 years

• Deaths: 1,517,541

• Population: 160,184,192

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (570,275 deaths, 37.6% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (229,079 deaths, 15.1% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (169,800 deaths, 11.2% of all deaths)

1954

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,315 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 69.6 years

• Deaths: 1,481,091

• Population: 163,025,854

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (560,077 deaths, 37.8% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (234,669 deaths, 15.8% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (167,777 deaths, 11.3% of all deaths)

1955

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,332 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 69.6 years

• Deaths: 1,528,717

• Population: 165,931,202

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (584,620 deaths, 38.2% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (240,681 deaths, 15.7% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (174,142 deaths, 11.4% of all deaths)

1956

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,334 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 69.7 years

• Deaths: 1,564,476

• Population: 168,903,031

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (602,995 deaths, 38.5% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (247,357 deaths, 15.8% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (177,845 deaths, 11.4% of all deaths)

1957

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,357 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 69.5 years

• Deaths: 1,633,128

• Population: 171,984,130

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (628,504 deaths, 38.5% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (253,183 deaths, 15.5% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (187,709 deaths, 11.5% of all deaths)

1958

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,343 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 69.6 years

• Deaths: 1,647,886

• Population: 174,881,904

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (643,041 deaths, 39.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (256,727 deaths, 15.6% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (192,545 deaths, 11.7% of all deaths)

1959

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,317 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 69.9 years

• Deaths: 1,656,814

• Population: 177,829,628

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (645,877 deaths, 39.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (261,943 deaths, 15.8% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (192,767 deaths, 11.6% of all deaths)

1960.

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,339 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 69.7 years

• Deaths: 1,711,982

• Population: 180,671,158

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (661,712 deaths, 38.7% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (267,627 deaths, 15.6% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (193,588 deaths, 11.3% of all deaths)

1961

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,299 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 70.2 years

• Deaths: 1,701,522

• Population: 183,691,481

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (663,391 deaths, 39.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (273,502 deaths, 16.1% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (192,951 deaths, 11.3% of all deaths)

1962

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,324 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 70.1 years

• Deaths: 1,756,720

• Population: 186,537,737

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (688,009 deaths, 39.2% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (278,562 deaths, 15.9% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (197,451 deaths, 11.2% of all deaths)

1963

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,346 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 69.9 years

• Deaths: 1,813,549

• Population: 189,241,798

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (707,830 deaths, 39.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (285,362 deaths, 15.7% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (201,166 deaths, 11.1% of all deaths)

1964

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,304 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 70.2 years

• Deaths: 1,798,051

• Population: 191,888,791

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (699,861 deaths, 38.9% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (289,577 deaths, 16.1% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (198,209 deaths, 11.0% of all deaths)

1965

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,307 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 70.2 years

• Deaths: 1,828,136

• Population: 194,302,963

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (712,087 deaths, 39.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (297,588 deaths, 16.3% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (201,057 deaths, 11.0% of all deaths)

1966

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,309 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 70.2 years

• Deaths: 1,863,149

• Population: 196,560,338

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (727,002 deaths, 39.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (303,736 deaths, 16.3% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (204,841 deaths, 11.0% of all deaths)

1967

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,274 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 70.5 years

• Deaths: 1,851,323

• Population: 198,712,056

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (721,268 deaths, 39.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (310,983 deaths, 16.8% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (202,184 deaths, 10.9% of all deaths)

1968

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,305 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 70.2 years

• Deaths: 1,930,082

• Population: 200,706,052

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (744,658 deaths, 38.6% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (318,547 deaths, 16.5% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (211,390 deaths, 11.0% of all deaths)

1969

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,272 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 70.5 years

• Deaths: 1,921,990

• Population: 202,676,946

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (739,265 deaths, 38.5% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (323,092 deaths, 16.8% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (207,179 deaths, 10.8% of all deaths)

1970.

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,223 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 70.8 years

• Deaths: 1,921,031

• Population: 205,052,174

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (735,542 deaths, 38.3% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (330,730 deaths, 17.2% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (207,166 deaths, 10.8% of all deaths)

1971

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,213 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 71.1 years

• Deaths: 1,927,542

• Population: 207,660,677

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (743,368 deaths, 38.6% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (337,398 deaths, 17.5% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (209,092 deaths, 10.8% of all deaths)

1972

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,215 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 71.2 years

• Deaths: 1,963,944

• Population: 209,896,021

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (755,864 deaths, 38.5% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (345,618 deaths, 17.6% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (213,344 deaths, 10.9% of all deaths)

1973

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,201 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 71.4 years

• Deaths: 1,973,003

• Population: 211,908,788

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (757,075 deaths, 38.4% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (351,055 deaths, 17.8% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (214,313 deaths, 10.9% of all deaths)

1974

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,152 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 72.0 years

• Deaths: 1,934,388

• Population: 213,853,928

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (738,171 deaths, 38.2% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (360,472 deaths, 18.6% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (207,424 deaths, 10.7% of all deaths)

1975

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,094 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 72.6 years

• Deaths: 1,892,879

• Population: 215,973,199

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (716,215 deaths, 37.8% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (365,693 deaths, 19.3% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (194,038 deaths, 10.3% of all deaths)

1976

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,084 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 72.9 years

• Deaths: 1,909,440

• Population: 218,035,164

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (723,878 deaths, 37.9% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (377,312 deaths, 19.8% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (188,623 deaths, 9.9% of all deaths)

1977

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,052 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 73.3 years

• Deaths: 1,899,597

• Population: 220,239,425

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (718,850 deaths, 37.8% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (386,686 deaths, 20.4% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (181,934 deaths, 9.6% of all deaths)

1978

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,044 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 73.5 years

• Deaths: 1,927,788

• Population: 222,584,545

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (729,510 deaths, 37.8% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (396,992 deaths, 20.6% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (175,629 deaths, 9.1% of all deaths)

1979

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,011 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 73.9 years

• Deaths: 1,913,841

• Population: 225,055,487

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (733,235 deaths, 38.3% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (403,395 deaths, 21.1% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (169,488 deaths, 8.9% of all deaths)

1980.

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,039 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 73.7 years

• Deaths: 1,989,841

• Population: 227,224,681

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (761,085 deaths, 38.2% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (416,509 deaths, 20.9% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (170,225 deaths, 8.6% of all deaths)

1981

• Age-adjusted death rate: 1,007 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 74.1 years

• Deaths: 1,977,981

• Population: 229,465,714

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (753,884 deaths, 38.1% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (422,094 deaths, 21.3% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (163,504 deaths, 8.3% of all deaths)

1982

• Age-adjusted death rate: 985 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 74.5 years

• Deaths: 1,974,797

• Population: 231,664,458

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (755,592 deaths, 38.3% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (433,795 deaths, 22.0% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (157,710 deaths, 8.0% of all deaths)

1983

• Age-adjusted death rate: 990 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 74.6 years

• Deaths: 2,019,201

• Population: 233,791,994

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (770,432 deaths, 38.2% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (442,986 deaths, 21.9% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (155,598 deaths, 7.7% of all deaths)

1984

• Age-adjusted death rate: 982 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 74.7 years

• Deaths: 2,039,369

• Population: 235,824,902

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (765,114 deaths, 37.5% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (453,492 deaths, 22.2% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (154,327 deaths, 7.6% of all deaths)

1985

• Age-adjusted death rate: 988 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 74.7 years

• Deaths: 2,086,440

• Population: 237,923,795

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (771,169 deaths, 37.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (461,563 deaths, 22.1% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (153,050 deaths, 7.3% of all deaths)

1986

• Age-adjusted death rate: 978 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 74.7 years

• Deaths: 2,105,361

• Population: 240,132,887

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (765,490 deaths, 36.4% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (469,376 deaths, 22.3% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (149,643 deaths, 7.1% of all deaths)

1987

• Age-adjusted death rate: 970 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 74.9 years

• Deaths: 2,123,323

• Population: 242,288,918

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (760,353 deaths, 35.8% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (476,927 deaths, 22.5% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (149,835 deaths, 7.1% of all deaths)

1988

• Age-adjusted death rate: 975 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 74.9 years

• Deaths: 2,167,999

• Population: 244,498,982

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (765,156 deaths, 35.3% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (485,048 deaths, 22.4% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (150,517 deaths, 6.9% of all deaths)

1989

• Age-adjusted death rate: 950 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 75.1 years

• Deaths: 2,150,466

• Population: 246,819,230

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (733,867 deaths, 34.1% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (496,152 deaths, 23.1% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (145,551 deaths, 6.8% of all deaths)

1990.

• Age-adjusted death rate: 938 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 75.4 years

• Deaths: 2,148,463

• Population: 249,464,396

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (720,058 deaths, 33.5% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (505,322 deaths, 23.5% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (144,088 deaths, 6.7% of all deaths)

1991

• Age-adjusted death rate: 922 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 75.5 years

• Deaths: 2,169,518

• Population: 252,153,092

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (720,862 deaths, 33.2% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (514,657 deaths, 23.7% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (143,481 deaths, 6.6% of all deaths)

1992

• Age-adjusted death rate: 905 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 75.8 years

• Deaths: 2,175,613

• Population: 255,029,699

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (717,706 deaths, 33.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (520,578 deaths, 23.9% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (143,769 deaths, 6.6% of all deaths)

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1993

• Age-adjusted death rate: 926 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 75.5 years

• Deaths: 2,268,553

• Population: 257,782,608

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (743,460 deaths, 32.8% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (529,904 deaths, 23.4% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (150,108 deaths, 6.6% of all deaths)

1994

• Age-adjusted death rate: 913 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 75.7 years

• Deaths: 2,278,994

• Population: 260,327,021

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (732,409 deaths, 32.1% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (534,310 deaths, 23.4% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (153,306 deaths, 6.7% of all deaths)

1995

• Age-adjusted death rate: 910 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 75.8 years

• Deaths: 2,312,132

• Population: 262,803,276

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (737,563 deaths, 31.9% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (538,455 deaths, 23.3% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (157,991 deaths, 6.8% of all deaths)

1996

• Age-adjusted death rate: 894 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 76.1 years

• Deaths: 2,314,690

• Population: 265,228,572

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (733,361 deaths, 31.7% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (539,533 deaths, 23.3% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (159,942 deaths, 6.9% of all deaths)

1997

• Age-adjusted death rate: 878 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 76.5 years

• Deaths: 2,314,245

• Population: 267,783,607

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (726,974 deaths, 31.4% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (539,577 deaths, 23.3% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (159,791 deaths, 6.9% of all deaths)

1998

• Age-adjusted death rate: 870 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 76.7 years

• Deaths: 2,337,256

• Population: 270,248,003

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (724,859 deaths, 31.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (541,532 deaths, 23.2% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (158,448 deaths, 6.8% of all deaths)

1999

• Age-adjusted death rate: 876 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 76.7 years

• Deaths: 2,391,399

• Population: 272,690,813

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (725,192 deaths, 30.3% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (549,838 deaths, 23.0% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (167,366 deaths, 7.0% of all deaths)

2000.

• Age-adjusted death rate: 869 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 76.8 years

• Deaths: 2,403,351

• Population: 282,162,411

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (710,760 deaths, 29.6% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (553,091 deaths, 23.0% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (167,661 deaths, 7.0% of all deaths)

2001

• Age-adjusted death rate: 859 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 77.0 years

• Deaths: 2,416,425

• Population: 284,968,955

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (700,142 deaths, 29.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (553,768 deaths, 22.9% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (163,538 deaths, 6.8% of all deaths)

2002

• Age-adjusted death rate: 856 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 77.0 years

• Deaths: 2,443,387

• Population: 287,625,193

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (696,947 deaths, 28.5% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (557,271 deaths, 22.8% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (162,672 deaths, 6.7% of all deaths)

2003

• Age-adjusted death rate: 844 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 77.6 years

• Deaths: 2,448,288

• Population: 290,107,933

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (685,089 deaths, 28.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (556,902 deaths, 22.7% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (157,689 deaths, 6.4% of all deaths)

2004

• Age-adjusted death rate: 814 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 77.5 years

• Deaths: 2,397,615

• Population: 292,805,298

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (652,486 deaths, 27.2% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (553,888 deaths, 23.1% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (150,074 deaths, 6.3% of all deaths)

2005

• Age-adjusted death rate: 815 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 77.6 years

• Deaths: 2,448,017

• Population: 295,516,599

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (652,091 deaths, 26.6% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (559,312 deaths, 22.8% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (143,579 deaths, 5.9% of all deaths)

2006

• Age-adjusted death rate: 792 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 77.8 years

• Deaths: 2,426,264

• Population: 298,379,912

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (631,636 deaths, 26.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (559,888 deaths, 23.1% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (137,119 deaths, 5.7% of all deaths)

2007

• Age-adjusted death rate: 775 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 78.1 years

• Deaths: 2,423,712

• Population: 301,231,207

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (616,067 deaths, 25.4% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (562,875 deaths, 23.2% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (135,952 deaths, 5.6% of all deaths)

2008

• Age-adjusted death rate: 775 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 78.2 years

• Deaths: 2,471,984

• Population: 304,093,966

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (616,828 deaths, 25.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (565,469 deaths, 22.9% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Chronic lower respiratory diseases (141,090 deaths, 5.7% of all deaths)

2009

• Age-adjusted death rate: 750 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 78.5 years

• Deaths: 2,437,163

• Population: 306,771,529

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (599,413 deaths, 24.6% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (567,628 deaths, 23.3% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Chronic lower respiratory diseases (137,353 deaths, 5.6% of all deaths)

2010.

• Age-adjusted death rate: 747 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 78.7 years

• Deaths: 2,468,435

• Population: 309,346,863

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (597,689 deaths, 24.2% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (574,743 deaths, 23.3% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Chronic lower respiratory diseases (138,080 deaths, 5.6% of all deaths)

2011

• Age-adjusted death rate: 741 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 78.7 years

• Deaths: 2,515,458

• Population: 311,718,857

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (596,577 deaths, 23.7% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (576,691 deaths, 22.9% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Chronic lower respiratory diseases (142,943 deaths, 5.7% of all deaths)

2012

• Age-adjusted death rate: 733 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 78.8 years

• Deaths: 2,543,279

• Population: 314,102,623

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (599,711 deaths, 23.6% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (582,623 deaths, 22.9% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Chronic lower respiratory diseases (143,489 deaths, 5.6% of all deaths)

2013

• Age-adjusted death rate: 732 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 78.8 years

• Deaths: 2,596,993

• Population: 316,427,395

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (611,105 deaths, 23.5% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (584,881 deaths, 22.5% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Chronic lower respiratory diseases (149,205 deaths, 5.7% of all deaths)

2014

• Age-adjusted death rate: 725 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 78.9 years

• Deaths: 2,626,418

• Population: 318,907,401

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (614,348 deaths, 23.4% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (591,700 deaths, 22.5% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Chronic lower respiratory diseases (147,101 deaths, 5.6% of all deaths)

2015

• Age-adjusted death rate: 733 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 78.7 years

• Deaths: 2,712,630

• Population: 321,418,820

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (633,842 deaths, 23.4% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (595,930 deaths, 22.0% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Chronic lower respiratory diseases (155,041 deaths, 5.7% of all deaths)

2016

• Age-adjusted death rate: 729 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 78.7 years

• Deaths: 2,744,248

• Population: 323,071,342

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (635,260 deaths, 23.1% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (598,038 deaths, 21.8% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Accidents (unintentional injuries) (161,374 deaths, 5.9% of all deaths)

2017

• Age-adjusted death rate: 732 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 78.6 years

• Deaths: 2,813,503

• Population: 325,147,121

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (647,457 deaths, 23.0% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (599,108 deaths, 21.3% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Accidents (unintentional injuries) (169,936 deaths, 6.0% of all deaths)

2018.

2018

• Age-adjusted death rate: 724 deaths per 100,000 people

• Avg. life expectancy: 78.7 years

• Deaths: 2,839,205

• Population: 327,167,439

• Leading cause of death: Heart disease (655,381 deaths, 23.1% of all deaths)

• Second leading cause of death: Cancer (599,274 deaths, 21.1% of all deaths)

• Third leading cause of death: Accidents (unintentional injuries) (167,127 deaths, 5.9% of all deaths)

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