Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Public Health - Part 1
Lecture:The Effect and Value of Public Health
Slide content:2014 Top 10 Causes of Mortality in the U.S. Heart disease: 614,348 Cancer : 591,699 Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 147,101 Accidents (unintentional injuries): 136,053 Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 133,103 Alzheimer's disease: 93,541 Diabetes : 76,488 Influenza and pneumonia: 55,227 Nephritis , nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,146 Intentional self-harm (suicide): 42,773 (CDC, 2014) 14
Slide notes:Of the top ten causes of mortality in the United States, only #8, influenza and pneumonia, is caused, at least, to our current accepted knowledge, by infectious disease agents.