• There are many ways to die and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies the ways into 113 causes, which are grouped into 20 categories of disease and external causes
  • The CDC’s Underlying Cause of Death database provides estimates for the number of people who die due to each of the causes
  • This chart lets you explore and drill down into all the different layers of that data.


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Causes of Death - Interactive Data