May 24, 2014

The Most Common Cause of Death at Every Age

An interesting infographic - The Most Common Cause of Death at Every Age - can be found here. To read it properly, it needs to be large,  too large to me to post.

As the chart shows, transport injuries and intentional injuries (including suicide) are the leading causes of death for young people. Transport injuries caused 36% of deaths among people aged 15 to 19 (and 29% of deaths among those aged 20 to 24), while intentional injuries were responsible for 30% and 32% of deaths for those age groups, respectively.

Once you start to get older, cancer and other diseases arise. Mental disorders account for a significant portion of deaths at nearly every age.

The data visualization posted to Reddit by UCanDoEat is based on 2010 data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Posted by Jill Fallon at May 24, 2014 7:56 PM | Permalink