Top 9 Causes Of Death In America

#7 Accidents/Unintentional Injuries

Unintentional injuries resulting from things like car accidents and falls accounted for 6 percent of U.S. deaths in 2017, with their death rate rising from 47.4 in 2016 to 49.4 in 2017. Notably, the category also includes fatal drug overdoses, which increased overall from 63,632 in 2016 to 70,237 in 2017.

Number of Deaths: 169,936
Rate: 49.4

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