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Cancer accounts for one out of every four deaths in the U.S.

Deaths: Final Data for 2013. National Vital Statistics Reports Web site. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_02.pdf

Reference

Title
Deaths: Final Data for 2013
Publication
National Vital Statistics Reports
Authors
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Volume & Issue
Volume 64, Issue 2
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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