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Percent Change in Selected Leading Causes of Death from 2000 to 2004

Mortality Data From the National Vital Statistics System. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm

Reference

Title
Mortality Data From the National Vital Statistics System
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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