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Conditions by Deaths

Conditions here are listed sorted by the annual number of deaths attributed to the condition. Percentages refer to the rate in the overall population, not the percentage of deaths.

Condition Percent Rate US Deaths Data
1. Death 0.88% 1 in 113 2.4 million 2,391,399 annual deaths in 1999 (NVHS Sep 2001)
2. Chronic Illness 0.60% 1 in 166 1.6 million 1,634,976 deaths (68.4% of deaths) from top-5 chronic diseases: heart disease, cancers, stroke, COPD, and diabetes (CDC/1999)
3. Cardiovascular Disease 0.35% 1 in 287 945,836 945,836 deaths in the USA (American Heart Association, 2004)
4. Heart disease 0.27% 1 in 375 725,191 725,192 annual deaths (NVSR Sep 2001); 30.3% of deaths
5. Cancer 0.20% 1 in 489 555,500 555,500 annual deaths (SEER 2002 estimate)
6. Ischemic heart disease 0.19% 1 in 513 529,658 529,659 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
7. Coronary heart disease 0.18% 1 in 541 502,188 502,189 deaths in the USA 2001 (American Heart Association, 2004)
8. Heart attack 0.17% 1 in 591 459,840 459,841 deaths in 1998 (NHLBI); 199,154 deaths for AMI reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
9. Smoking 0.16% 1 in 618 440,000 440,000 annual deaths each year are smoking-associated (CDC)
10. Obesity 0.11% 1 in 906 300,000 300,000 premature deaths associated with obesity annually (CDC)
11. Respiratory conditions 0.09% 1 in 1,164 233,659 233,659 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
12. Digestive Diseases 0.07% 1 in 1,424 191,000 191,000 deaths in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, 1994)
13. Stroke 0.06% 1 in 1,625 167,366 167,366 deaths in 1999 (CDC); 7.0% of deaths in 1999.
14. Respiratory system cancer 0.06% 1 in 1,647 165,129 165,130 estimated deaths for respiratory system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
15. Cerebrovascular Conditions 0.06% 1 in 1,663 163,537 163,538 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 167,366 annual deaths (NVSR Sep 2001)
16. Lung cancer 0.06% 1 in 1,695 160,439 160,440 estimated deaths for lung/bronchial cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
17. Injury 0.05% 1 in 1,839 147,891 147,891 deaths due to injury (IOM)
18. Digestive system cancer 0.05% 1 in 2,017 134,840 134,840 estimated deaths for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
19. COPD 0.05% 1 in 2,190 124,181 124,181 annual deaths; 5.2% of deaths (CDC/1999).
20. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 0.05% 1 in 2,190 124,181 124,181 annual deaths; 5.2% of deaths (CDC/1999).
21. Adverse reaction 0.04% 1 in 2,518 108,000 108,000 deaths from adverse drug reactions after administration of FDA-approved drugs in USA 1996 (American Medical Association)
22. Accidental injury 0.04% 1 in 2,678 101,536 101,537 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 97,860 deaths (NVSR Sep 2001)
23. Medical misadventure 0.04% 1 in 2,775 98,000 98,000 preventable deaths from medical errors annually in America (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
24. Accidental death 0.04% 1 in 2,779 97,859 97,860 annual deaths in 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
25. Nosocomial infections 0.03% 1 in 3,400 80,000 80,000 deaths annually (Starfield, JAMA 284(4), 2000)
26. End-stage renal disease 0.03% 1 in 3,551 76,583 76,584 deaths in patients undergoing treatment in the USA 2001 (United States Renal Data System 2003 Annual Data Report, 2003)
27. Diabetes 0.03% 1 in 3,811 71,372 71,372 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 68,399 annual deaths or 2.9% of deaths (CDC/1999)
28. Flu 0.02% 1 in 4,268 63,729 63,730 annual deaths for influenza and pneumonia (NVSR Sep 2001); estimated 20,000 deaths from flu (NIAID)
29. Nerve conditions 0.02% 1 in 4,269 63,713 4,622 people died from nervous system disorders in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
30. Nervous system disorders 0.02% 1 in 4,269 63,713 4,622 people died from nervous system disorders in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
31. Pneumonia 0.02% 1 in 4,402 61,776 61,777 people died from pneumonia each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
32. Liver failure 0.02% 1 in 4,533 60,000 More than 60,000 Americans die each year (NWHIC)
33. Genital system cancer 0.02% 1 in 4,590 59,249 59,250 estimated deaths for genital system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
34. Colorectal cancer 0.02% 1 in 4,755 57,200 57,200 deaths in USA 1999 (CDC)
35. Heart failure 0.02% 1 in 4,953 54,913 54,913 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); 39,000 deaths a year (NHLBI)
36. Alzheimer's Disease 0.02% 1 in 5,050 53,852 53,852 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 44,536 annual deaths (NVSR Sep 2001)
37. Congestive Heart Failure 0.02% 1 in 5,351 50,824 50,824 deaths (NHLBI 1999); about 260,000 deaths a year (CDC-OC)
38. Automobile accidents injury 0.02% 1 in 6,408 42,443 42,443 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 42,401 deaths reported in USA 1999 for "motor vehicle accidents" (NVSR Sep 2001); 41,804 deaths in 2000 (CDC); 9.6 per 100,000 in Canada 19971
39. Breast Cancer 0.02% 1 in 6,618 41,100 41,100 deaths in 1999 (CDC); 41,528 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
40. Artery conditions 0.01% 1 in 6,668 40,787 40,788 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
41. Pneumococcal pneumonia 0.01% 1 in 6,800 40,000 40,000 deaths
42. Nephritis 0.01% 1 in 6,889 39,480 39,480 in USA 2001 (CDC)
43. Kidney conditions 0.01% 1 in 7,656 35,525 35,525 deaths reported in USA 1999 for nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (NVSR Sep 2001)
44. Kidney disease 0.01% 1 in 7,656 35,525 35,525 annual deaths due to nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (NVSR Sep 2001)
45. Bedsores 0.01% 1 in 7,925 34,319 34,320 deaths from decubitus ulcers were attributable to the patient safety incident in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
46. Septicemia 0.01% 1 in 8,437 32,237 32,238 in USA 2001 (CDC); 30,680 annual deaths in 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
47. Prostate Cancer 0.01% 1 in 8,572 31,728 31,729 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
48. Suicide 0.01% 1 in 9,315 29,200 29,199 annual cases in 1999 USA including 16,599 by firearm (NVHS Sep 2001)
49. Pancreatic cancer 0.01% 1 in 9,352 29,082 29,082 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
50. Firearm Injury 0.01% 1 in 9,420 28,873 28,874 annual deaths from firearm injuries in 1999 USA including 16,599 for suicide and 10,828 for homicide (NVSR Sep 2001); 3.5 per 100,000 in Canada 19971
51. Cardiomyopathy 0.01% 1 in 9,977 27,260 27,260 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
52. Chronic liver disease 0.01% 1 in 10,358 26,259 26,259 annual deaths from chronic liver disease and cirrhosis in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
53. Liver conditions 0.01% 1 in 10,441 26,050 26,050 deaths in the USA 1987 for "chronic liver disease and cirrhosis" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
54. Cirrhosis of the liver 0.01% 1 in 10,441 26,050 26,050 deaths in the USA 1987 for "chronic liver disease and cirrhosis" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
55. Hypertensive heart disease 0.01% 1 in 10,449 26,029 26,029 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
56. Urinary system cancer 0.01% 1 in 10,510 25,880 25,880 estimated deaths for urinary system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
57. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 0.01% 1 in 11,928 22,801 22,802 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
58. Leukemia 0.01% 1 in 12,943 21,013 21,014 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
59. Lymphoma 0.01% 1 in 13,121 20,730 20,730 estimated deaths for lymphoma in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
60. Alcoholism 0.01% 1 in 14,188 19,170 19,171 persons died of alcohol-induced causes in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001)
61. Alcohol abuse 0.01% 1 in 14,188 19,170 19,171 persons died of alcohol-induced causes in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001)
62. Drug abuse 0.01% 1 in 14,239 19,102 19,102 persons died of drug-induced causes in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001)
63. Emphysema 0.01% 1 in 15,292 17,787 17,787 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
64. Hypertension 0.01% 1 in 16,030 16,967 16,968 annual deaths from primary hypertension and hypertensive renal disease in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001)
65. Homicide 0.01% 1 in 16,105 16,889 16,889 annual deaths in 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
66. Poisoning 0.01% 1 in 16,679 16,306 16,307 deaths (IOM); 14,078 deaths for unintentional poisoning and 5,191 for suicide poisoning in USA 2001 (CDC); 12,186 deaths reported in USA 1999 for accidental poisoning or exposure to noxious substances (NVSR Sep 2001); 6.0 per 100,000 in Canada 19971
67. Aortic aneurysm 0.01% 1 in 17,207 15,806 15,807 annual deaths in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001)
68. Pneumonitis 0.01% 1 in 17,815 15,267 15,268 deaths reported in USA 1999 for pneumonitis due to solids/liquids (NVSR Sep 2001)
69. HIV/AIDS 0.01% 1 in 17,841 15,244 15,245 deaths in 2000 (NIAID); 14,802 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
70. Falls 0.01% 1 in 18,110 15,019 15,019 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 13,162 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); 5.0 per 100,000 in Canada 19971
71. Atherosclerosis 0.01% 1 in 18,158 14,979 14,979 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); contributes to other causes rather than direct cause of death; 71,926 deaths for Atherosclerotic CVD (NHLBI 1999).
72. Parkinson's Disease 0.01% 1 in 18,639 14,593 14,593 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
73. Ovarian Cancer 0.01% 1 in 19,960 13,626 13,627 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
74. Benign tumor 0.00% 1 in 20,563 13,227 13,227 deaths reported in USA 1999 for benign neoplasms, in situ neoplasms or those of uncertain behavior (NVSR Sep 2001)
75. Brain cancer 0.00% 1 in 21,308 12,764 12,765 deaths reported in USA 1999 for cancer of brain, meninges or CNS (NVSR Sep 2001)
76. Stomach cancer 0.00% 1 in 21,400 12,710 12,711 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
77. Alcoholic liver disease 0.00% 1 in 22,746 11,958 11,958 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
78. Bladder Cancer 0.00% 1 in 22,836 11,911 11,911 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
79. Fractures 0.00% 1 in 23,255 11,696 4.3 per 100,000 with 1,302 cases in Canada 19971
80. Kidney Cancer 0.00% 1 in 24,469 11,115 11,116 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
81. Multiple Myeloma 0.00% 1 in 24,691 11,016 11,016 deaths reported in USA 1999 for multiple myeloma and other immunoproliferative syndromes (NVSR Sep 2001)
82. Congenital conditions 0.00% 1 in 26,171 10,393 10,393 deaths reported in USA 1999 for congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities(NVSR Sep 2001)
83. Congenital malformations 0.00% 1 in 26,171 10,393 10,393 deaths reported in USA 1999 for congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities(NVSR Sep 2001)
84. Suffocation 0.00% 1 in 26,214 10,375 10,376 annual cases in USA 1995 (IOM); 6.1 per 100,000 in Canada 19971
85. Pulmonary embolism 0.00% 1 in 30,222 9,000 9,000 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
86. Acute myeloid leukemia 0.00% 1 in 30,665 8,870 8,870 estimated deaths for Acute Myeloid Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
87. Blood conditions 0.00% 1 in 31,146 8,732 8,733 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
88. Atrial Fibrillation 0.00% 1 in 32,621 8,338 8,338 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
89. Hepatitis C 0.00% 1 in 34,000 8,000 estimated 8,000 to 10,000 deaths annually from Chronic HepC in USA (NIDDK)
90. Chronic Hepatitis C 0.00% 1 in 34,000 8,000 estimated 8,000 to 10,000 deaths annually in the United States (NIDDK)
91. Oral cancer 0.00% 1 in 36,334 7,485 7,486 deaths reported in USA 1999 for cancers of lip, oral cavity or pharynx (NVSR Sep 2001)
92. Esophagus Cancer 0.00% 1 in 36,334 7,485 7,486 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
93. Melanoma 0.00% 1 in 37,700 7,215 7,215 deaths reported in USA 1999 for skin melanoma (NVSR Sep 2001)
94. Medication errors 0.00% 1 in 38,857 7,000 estimated 7,000 deaths (Institute of Medicine report).
95. Endometrial Cancer 0.00% 1 in 41,212 6,600 estimated 6,600 deaths in women in the US 2002 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
96. Uterine Cancer 0.00% 1 in 42,053 6,468 6,468 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
97. Occupational Injuries 0.00% 1 in 46,575 5,839 about 5,840 deaths annually based on 16 per day (CDC-OC)
98. Asthma 0.00% 1 in 48,252 5,637 5,637 deaths in 1995 (NHLBI); 4,657 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); approximately 5,000 deaths annually (NIAID)
99. Food poisoning 0.00% 1 in 54,400 5,000 about 5,000 annually in USA (NIDDK)
100. Viral Hepatitis 0.00% 1 in 56,047 4,853 4,853 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); fewer than 1,000 deaths (NIDDK 1985)
101. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia 0.00% 1 in 56,666 4,800 4,800 estimated deaths for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
102. Peptic Ulcer 0.00% 1 in 59,079 4,604 4,604 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); 6,500 deaths (NIDDK 1987)
103. Cervical Cancer 0.00% 1 in 59,130 4,600 approximately 4,600 women will die in 2001 (DSTD)
104. Anemia 0.00% 1 in 60,404 4,502 4,503 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
105. Nutritional deficiency 0.00% 1 in 63,418 4,288 4,289 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
106. Left heart failure 0.00% 1 in 66,519 4,088 4,089 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
107. Larynx Cancer 0.00% 1 in 71,300 3,815 3,815 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
108. Rheumatic fever 0.00% 1 in 72,205 3,767 3,767 deaths reported in USA 1999 for acute rheumatic fever and chronic rheumatic conditions (NVSR Sep 2001)
109. Acute rheumatic fever 0.00% 1 in 72,205 3,767 3,767 deaths reported in USA 1999 for acute rheumatic fever and chronic rheumatic conditions (NVSR Sep 2001)
110. Rheumatic heart disease 0.00% 1 in 73,993 3,676 3,676 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
111. Soft Tissue Sarcoma 0.00% 1 in 74,316 3,660 3,660 estimated deaths for soft tissue/heart cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
112. Heart cancer 0.00% 1 in 74,316 3,660 3,660 estimated deaths for soft tissue/heart cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
113. Respiratory failure 0.00% 1 in 75,618 3,600 3,597 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
114. Congenital heart defects 0.00% 1 in 76,600 3,551 3,551 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
115. Gall Bladder Cancer 0.00% 1 in 76,836 3,539 3,540 estimated deaths for gall bladder/biliary cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
116. Drowning 0.00% 1 in 77,075 3,529 3,529 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); 1.8 per 100,000 in Canada 19971
117. Fire 0.00% 1 in 81,242 3,348 3,348 deaths reported in USA 1999 from accidental fire or smoke (NVSR Sep 2001)
118. Infectious Diarrhea 0.00% 1 in 87,741 3,100 3,100 deaths in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
119. Diverticular Disease 0.00% 1 in 90,666 3,000 3,000 deaths (NIDDK, 1985)
120. Gallstones 0.00% 1 in 91,428 2,975 2,975 people in the USA 1975 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, US Government Printing Office, NIDDK, 1994)
121. Gall bladder conditions 0.00% 1 in 96,113 2,830 2,830 deaths reported in USA 1999 for cholelithiasis and other gall bladder conditions(NVSR Sep 2001)
122. Pancreatitis 0.00% 1 in 100,740 2,700 2,700 deaths in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
123. Infant Death 0.00% 1 in 102,719 2,648 2,648 annual cases (NVSR Sep 2001); 7.1 per 1,000 infant deaths (per births) in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
124. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 0.00% 1 in 102,719 2,648 2,648 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
125. Endocrine system cancer 0.00% 1 in 111,475 2,439 2,440 estimated deaths for endocrine system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
126. Adult respiratory distress syndrome 0.00% 1 in 128,000 2,125 2,125 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
127. Pharynx cancer 0.00% 1 in 131,400 2,070 2,070 estimated deaths for pharynx cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
128. Group B Streptococcal Infections 0.00% 1 in 143,157 1,900 1,900 deaths annually in USA (DBMD)
129. Mouth cancer 0.00% 1 in 143,915 1,890 1,890 estimated deaths for mouth cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
130. Deep vein thrombosis 0.00% 1 in 157,500 1,727 1,727 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
131. Tongue Cancer 0.00% 1 in 160,000 1,700 1,700 estimated deaths for tongue cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
132. Hemophilia 0.00% 1 in 161,808 1,681 1,681 deaths for coagulation defects (NHLBI 1999)
133. Chronic myeloid leukemia 0.00% 1 in 173,248 1,570 1,570 estimated deaths for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
134. Hernia 0.00% 1 in 185,792 1,464 1,464 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
135. Thyroid cancer 0.00% 1 in 186,301 1,459 1,460 estimated deaths for thyroid cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
136. Acute lymphocytic leukemia 0.00% 1 in 187,586 1,449 1,450 estimated deaths for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
137. Hodgkin's Disease 0.00% 1 in 193,870 1,402 1,403 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
138. Bone cancer 0.00% 1 in 209,230 1,300 1,300 estimated deaths for bone/joint cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
139. Chronic Bronchitis 0.00% 1 in 232,081 1,172 1,172 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
140. Small Intestine Cancer 0.00% 1 in 240,707 1,129 1,130 estimated deaths for small intestine cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
141. Pneumoconiosis 0.00% 1 in 245,045 1,110 1,110 deaths in America 2001(NCHS, 2003)
142. Aplastic anemia 0.00% 1 in 254,443 1,068 1,069 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
143. Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome 0.00% 1 in 265,624 1,024 1,024 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
144. Inflammatory bowel disease 0.00% 1 in 272,000 1,000 fewer than 1,000 deaths in the USA 1987 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, US Government Printing Office, NIDDK, 1994)
145. Group A Streptococcal Infections 0.00% 1 in 272,000 1,000 1,000 deaths annually in USA (DBMD)
146. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 0.00% 1 in 272,000 1,000 1,000 deaths in the USA 1984-88 for "GERD and related esophageal disorders" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
147. Salmonella food poisoning 0.00% 1 in 272,000 1,000 estimated 1,000 deaths each year (DBMD); 38 reported deaths (NVSR Sep 2001)
148. Bronchiectasis 0.00% 1 in 280,412 969 970 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
149. Tuberculosis 0.00% 1 in 292,473 930 930 reported deaths in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
150. Vulva cancer 0.00% 1 in 320,000 849 850 estimated deaths for vulva cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
151. Meningitis 0.00% 1 in 320,000 849 850 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
152. Pyelonephritis 0.00% 1 in 321,513 845 846 deaths reported in USA 1999 for kidney infection (NVSR Sep 2001)
153. Hypothermia 0.00% 1 in 333,333 816 0.3 per 100,000 for "excessive cold" in Canada 1997 (86 cases)1
154. Pulmonary edema 0.00% 1 in 364,611 746 746 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
155. Gastritis 0.00% 1 in 386,913 702 703 deaths in the USA 1980’s (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
156. Ureter cancer 0.00% 1 in 394,202 689 690 estimated deaths for ureter/other urinary organ cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
157. Hemophilus influenzae B 0.00% 1 in 435,200 625 625 deaths annually in USA (DBMD)
158. Anal Cancer 0.00% 1 in 468,965 580 580 estimated deaths for anus/anal canal/anorectum cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
159. Sarcoidosis 0.00% 1 in 475,524 572 572 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
160. Asbestosis 0.00% 1 in 494,545 549 550 deaths in America 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
161. Machinery accidents 0.00% 1 in 500,000 544 0.2 per 100,000 people died from machinery injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
162. Angina 0.00% 1 in 540,755 502 503 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
163. Sickle Cell Anemia 0.00% 1 in 542,914 500 501 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
164. Campylobacter food poisoning 0.00% 1 in 544,000 500 estimated 500 deaths annually (DBMD)
165. Listeriosis 0.00% 1 in 544,000 500 500 deaths annually (DBMD)
166. Cystic Fibrosis 0.00% 1 in 560,824 484 485 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
167. Benign Prostate Hyperplasia 0.00% 1 in 632,558 430 430 deaths reported in USA 1999 for hyperplasis of prostate (NVSR Sep 2001)
168. Anaphylaxis 0.00% 1 in 680,000 400 at least 400 deaths in USA (NIAID penicillan reactions)
169. Penicillin allergy 0.00% 1 in 680,000 400 400 deaths annually among Americans (NIAID)
170. Pregnancy 0.00% 1 in 681,704 400 399 female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
171. Childbirth 0.00% 1 in 681,704 400 399 female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)
172. Maternal death 0.00% 1 in 695,652 391 391 women in 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
173. Acute Appendicitis 0.00% 1 in 697,435 389 390 deaths reported in USA 1999 for appendix conditions (NVSR Sep 2001)
174. Acute Bronchitis 0.00% 1 in 701,030 387 388 deaths reported in USA 1999 for acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis (NVSR Sep 2001)
175. Testicular Cancer 0.00% 1 in 755,555 360 360 estimated deaths for testicular cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
176. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia 0.00% 1 in 811,940 334 335 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
177. Meningococcal disease 0.00% 1 in 989,090 274 275 deaths annually in USA (DBMD); 227 in 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
178. Hemochromatosis 0.00% 1 in 1.1 million 237 238 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
179. Eye cancer 0.00% 1 in 1.5 million 180 180 estimated deaths for eye/orbit cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
180. Iron deficiency anemia 0.00% 1 in 2.3 million 117 118 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
181. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 0.00% 1 in 2.5 million 108 108 deaths reported in USA 1999 for inflammation of female pelvic organs (NVSR Sep 2001)
182. Chickenpox 0.00% 1 in 2.7 million 100 approximately 100 deaths (CDC-OC)
183. Food allergies 0.00% 1 in 2.7 million 100 approximately 100 Americans, usually children (NIAID)
184. Cocaine abuse 0.00% 1 in 3.1 million 87 87 deaths in the UK 1999 (National Statistics, UK Government, 2001)
185. Silicosis 0.00% 1 in 3.3 million 82 82 deaths in America 2001(NCHS, 2003)
186. Escherichia coli O157:H7 0.00% 1 in 4.5 million 61 61 deaths in USA annually (DBMD)
187. Animal bite 0.00% 1 in 5 million 54 less than 0.02 per 100,000 with 7 cases of deaths from "bites and stings" in Canada 19971
188. Nonulcer dyspepsia 0.00% 1 in 5.6 million 48 49 deaths in the USA 1980’s (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, 1994)
189. Insect sting allergies 0.00% 1 in 6.8 million 40 about 40 to 100 deaths annually from anaphylaxis (NIAID); less than 0.02 per 100,000 with 7 cases of deaths from "bites and stings" in Canada 19971
190. Syphilis 0.00% 1 in 8.2 million 32 33 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
191. Constipation 0.00% 1 in 9.4 million 28 29 deaths in the USA 1982-85 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
192. Rotavirus 0.00% 1 in 13.6 million 20 20 to 100 deaths in the USA (NIAID)
193. Thalassemia 0.00% 1 in 13.6 million 20 20 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
194. Whooping Cough 0.00% 1 in 16 million 16 17 people died annually from whooping cough in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, 2001)
195. Hemorrhoids 0.00% 1 in 16 million 16 17 deaths in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
196. Liver cancer 0.00% 1 in 21 million 12 12.382 deaths reported in USA 1999 for cancer of liver and intrahepatic bile ducts (NVSR Sep 2001)
197. Shigellosis 0.00% 1 in 27.2 million 10 10 reported deaths in USA 1999 for shigellosis and amebiasis (NVSR Sep 2001)
198. Amebiasis 0.00% 1 in 27.2 million 10 10 reported deaths in USA 1999 for shigellosis and amebiasis (NVSR Sep 2001)
199. Scarlet fever 0.00% 1 in 54.4 million 5 5 deaths reported in USA 1999 for scarlet fever and erysipelas (NVSR Sep 2001)
200. Erysipelas 0.00% 1 in 54.4 million 5 5 deaths reported in USA 1999 for scarlet fever and erysipelas (NVSR Sep 2001)
201. Measles 0.00% 1 in 136 million 2 2 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
202. Cholera 0.00% 1 in 272 million 1 1 death from 53 cases in USA in the years 1995-1999 (MMWR 1999)
203. Rabies 0.00% 1 in 272 million 1 1 death in the USA (CDC/1998)
204. Marine toxins 0.00% 1 in 272 million 1 1 death every 4 years (DBMD)
205. Polio 0.00% 1 in never 0 0 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)


Footnotes:
1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997
 

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