Top Ten Causes of Death

Project Title Top Ten Causes of Death
Date Posted
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Project ID
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This report contains the rates of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States and the proportional mortality of these causes. The National Vital Statistics Reports named the following causes of death as the ten leading causes of death in the United States in 2014:

  • diseases of heart
  • malignant neoplasms
  • chronic lower respiratory disease
  • diabetes mellitus
  • cerebrovascular diseases
  • nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis
  • influenza or pneumonia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • accidents
  • suicide

The rates are defined with death and cause of death codes in the Sentinel Distributed Database (SDD) from 2000 to 2016. This request was distributed to Data Partners on November 21, 2016. 

Population / Cohort
All individuals
Time Period
January 1, 2000 - August 31, 2016
Assessment Type
Exploratory Analyses
Study Type
Modular Program
Data Sources
Sentinel Distributed Database (SDD)
FDA Center
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