The Top 5 Causes of Death

December 1, 2016

CDC: Some preventable causes of death have declined, but these accounted for almost two-thirds of deaths from all causes.

The number of potentially preventable deaths declined for 3 of the 5 leading causes of death in the Unites States from 2010 to 2014, the CDC reported.The 5 leading causes of death for persons younger than 80 years accounted for 63% of deaths from all causes in 2014, the CDC added.Click through the slides above for the latest numbers on the leading causes of deaths and preventable deaths. Resources CDC estimates preventable deaths from 5 leading causesNumber of deaths for leading causes of death (CDC)