Top Five Causes of Death in the U.S. for 2008

Preliminary data from the US Centers for Disease Control indicates that stroke has slipped to the 4th leading cause of U.S. deaths in 2008. The top five causes of death in the U.S. are:

  1. Heart disease
  2. Cancer
  3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases
  4. Stroke
  5. Accidents

The reduction of stroke deaths is due in part to improved prevention along with greater use of medications to treat and prevent recurrent events.

PositiveTip: Careful positive choices will reduce the risk of each of these top killers! How are you doing?