Top 9 Causes of Death In America

#8 Cancer

Cancer remained the No. 2 killer of Americans in 2017, accounting for 21.3 percent of overall deaths. However, its fatality rate fell from 155.8 in 2016 to 152.5 in 2017, marking the only statistically significant death-rate decrease among all the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. between the two years.

Number of Deaths: 599,108
Rate: 152.5

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