Infographic: Leading Causes of Death for American Women (2010)
Leading Causes of Death for American Women (2010)
Of the women who died in 2010, one in four women died from heart disease. It's the #1 killer of women. It strikes at younger ages than most people think, and the risk rises in middle age.
Cause of Death
- Heart Disease: 290,305*
- Cancer: 273,706*
- Stroke: 77,109*
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 70,536*
- Alzheimer's Disease: 58,130*
- Diabetes: 33,581*
To learn more, visit www.hearttruth.gov.
Numbers of deaths are based off the most recent data available and rounded to the nearest tenth.
*National Vital Statistics System, Underlying Cause of Death on CDC Wonder Database
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Last Updated: March 8, 2013