Silver Book Fact

In 2011, the leading causes of death in the U.S. were chronic
diseases: heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, and stroke (cerebrovascular diseases).

Hoyert D, Xu J. Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2011. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Center for Health Statistics; 2012. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24984457/

Reference

Title
Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2011
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Hoyert D, Xu J
Volume & Issue
Volume 61, Issue 6
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • 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…  
  • From 2008 to 2016, combined state and federal Medicaid spending is projected to grow an average of 8.1% per year and to represent 16.4% of national health expenditures by 2016.  
  • In 2003, more than 13.2 million people age 65 and older were discharged from short stay hospitals. This is a rate of 3,679 for every 10,000 people age 65 and…  
  • People with Chronic Conditions are the Heaviest Users of Health Care Services  
  • In 2010, national health spending was estimated at $2.6 trillion.