Leading Causes of Death infographic

Leading Causes of Death
By American Heart Association News

Heart disease continues to kill more Americans than any other cause, according to 2014 federal data.

Heart disease
Total death: 614, 348
Percentage share of total: 23.4%

Cancer
Total death: 591,699
Percentage share of total: 22.5%

Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Total death: 147,101
Percentage share of total: 5.6%

Accidents
Total death: 136,053
Percentage share of total: 5.2%

Stroke
Total death: 133,103
Percentage share of total: 5.1%

Alzheimer’s disease
Total death: 93,541
Percentage share of total: 3.6%

Diabetes
Total death: 76,488
Percentage share of total: 2.9%

Flu, pneumonia
Total death: 55,227
Percentage share of total: 2.1%

Kidney disease
Total death: 48,146
Percentage share of total: 1.8%

Suicide
Total death: 42,773
Percentage share of total: 1.6%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention