Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Deaths and Mortality

Look at the numbers below and make a graph or chart to show as much of the data as you can.

(Data are for the U.S.)

  • Number of deaths: 2,426,264
  • Death rate: 810.4 deaths per 100,000 population
  • Life expectancy: 77.7years
  • Infant Mortality rate: 6.69 deaths per 1,000 live births

Number of deaths for leading causes of death:

  • Heart disease: 631,636
  • Cancer: 559,888
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 137,119
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 124,583
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 121,599
  • Diabetes: 72,449
  • Alzheimer's disease: 72,432
  • Influenza and Pneumonia: 56,326
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 45,344
  • Septicemia: 34,234
Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2006, tables B, D, 7, 30

From http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm

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