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What the 10 Leading Causes of Death Cost the U.S. Economy

January 19, 2012 | 1,804 views

Overall costs for the top 10 causes of death in the United States topped $1.1 trillion in 2007, which is the most recent year for which a full report is available.  24/7 Wall St. reviewed the causes to determine how much each one is costing.  Here is some of what they found:

10. Suicide:  Number of deaths: 37,793, Total cost: $36 billion

9. Pneumonia:  Number of deaths: 50,003, Total cost: $40 billion

8. Renal Disease:  Number of deaths: 50,472, Total cost: $61 billion

7. Diabetes:   Number of deaths: 68,905, Total cost: $112 billion

6. Alzheimer’s Disease:  Number of deaths: 83,308, Total cost: $70 billion

5. Accidents:  Number of deaths: 118,043, Total cost: $308 billion

4. Strokes:  Number of deaths: 129,180, Total cost: $34 billion

3. Chronic Lung Disease:  Number of deaths: 137,789, Total cost: $65 billion

2. Cancer:  Number of deaths: 573,855, Total cost: $227 billion

1. Heart Disease:  Number of deaths: 595,444, Total cost: $190 billion

To find out more about the causes of death and their costs, you can click on the link below.

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