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In 2004, the leading causes of death among Americans aged 65 and older were:

– Heart disease (1,418 deaths per 100,000 people)

– Cancer (1,052 per 100,000)

– Stroke (346 per 100,000)

– Chronic lower respiratory diseases (284 per 100,000)

– Alzheimer’s disease (171 per 100,000)

– Diabetes (146 per 100,000)

– Influenza and pneumonia (139 per 100,000)

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008.


Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being
U.S. Government Printing Office
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