leading cause of death

leading cause of death

Epidemiology The most common cause of death in a particular region or population group
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Road injury tops the list as leading cause of death among 10-to 19-years-olds globally killing over 115,000 people.
The latest report from the Office of National Statistics reveals that over 61,000 people died of dementia last year, making the chronic mental disorder the leading cause of death in England and Wales.
Unintentional injuries replaced cancer as the leading cause of death in this demographic group.
Nevertheless, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, said the American Heart Association in its latest update, published December 17, 2014 in its journal Circulation.
CANBERRA (CyHAN)- An aging population has resulted in dementia and Alzheimer's disease becoming the second leading cause of death in Australia, according to official statistics released on Tuesday.
AIDS has become the leading cause of death for adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among adolescents globally, according to global health agencies.
According to the guidelines, which were published in the journal Stroke, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death among men, but the third leading cause of death among women.
A joint survey by the Chinese CDC and the Beijing-based Huilongguan Hospital ranked suicide as the fifth leading cause of death overall and the leading cause of death for people aged 15 and 34 in China.
Stroke fell from the third leading cause of death to the fourth, while chronic lower respiratory diseases took its place as No.
It is the fourth leading cause of death among adults 18 to 65 and the third leading cause of death among teens and young adults.
While suicide was the leading cause of death for inmates under the age of 35, it fell far behind several illnesses as a cause of death for older inmates.
AIDS becomes the leading cause of death among all Americans ages 25 to 44.