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Top 5 Causes of Death for Men, Women

Heart disease, cancer top both lists
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2016 11:14 AM CDT

(Newser) – Alzheimer's deaths are on the rise, according to the most recent data. An analysis of all US death certificates from 2014 shows deaths related to Alzheimer's spiked 10.5% over 2013, per the Los Angeles Times. Such deaths still make up just 5% of deaths for women and 2.2% for men, however. Leading the way in terms of causes of death were the usual villains of heart disease (23.4%) and cancer (22.5%). The leading causes of death differ for men and women:

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For men:

  1. Heart disease
  2. Cancer
  3. Accidents
  4. Respiratory diseases
  5. Stroke
For women:
  1. Heart disease
  2. Cancer
  3. Respiratory diseases
  4. Stroke
  5. Alzheimer's
Click for the top 10 causes of death overall or a list of American fears. (Read more death stories.)

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