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In 2008, cardiovascular disease accounted for 32.8% of all deaths in the U.S.–811,940, or 1 of every 3 deaths in the U.S.

Vital Statistics Public Use Files–2008 Mortality Multiple Causes Files. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/vitalstatsonline.htm. Published 2011

Reference

Title
Vital Statistics Public Use Files–2008 Mortality Multiple Causes Files
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
Published 2011
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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