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1/4 of all deaths in the U.S. are attributable to heart disease.

Kochanek, Kenneth, Jiaquan Xu, Sherry Murphy, Arialdi Minino, and Hsiang-Ching Kung. Deaths: Final Data for 2009. National Vital Statistics Report. 2011; 60(3). http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_04.pdf

Reference

Title
Deaths: Final Data for 2009
Publication
National Vital Statistics Report
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Kochanek, Kenneth, Jiaquan Xu, Sherry Murphy, Arialdi Minino, and Hsiang-Ching Kung
Volume & Issue
Volume 60, Issue 3
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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