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How Many People Died The Year You Were Born

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 732 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 78.8 years
> Deaths: 2,596,993
> Population: 316,427,395
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (611,105 deaths, 23.5% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (584,881 deaths, 22.5% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Chronic lower respiratory diseases (149,205 deaths, 5.7% of all deaths)

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 725 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 78.9 years
> Deaths: 2,626,418
> Population: 318,907,401
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (614,348 deaths, 23.4% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (591,700 deaths, 22.5% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Chronic lower respiratory diseases (147,101 deaths, 5.6% of all deaths)

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 733 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 78.7 years
> Deaths: 2,712,630
> Population: 321,418,820
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (633,842 deaths, 23.4% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (595,930 deaths, 22.0% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Chronic lower respiratory diseases (155,041 deaths, 5.7% of all deaths)

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 729 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 78.7 years
> Deaths: 2,744,248
> Population: 323,071,342
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (635,260 deaths, 23.1% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (598,038 deaths, 21.8% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Accidents (unintentional injuries) (161,374 deaths, 5.9% of all deaths)

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 732 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 78.6 years
> Deaths: 2,813,503
> Population: 325,147,121
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (647,457 deaths, 23.0% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (599,108 deaths, 21.3% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Accidents (unintentional injuries) (169,936 deaths, 6.0% of all deaths)

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 724 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 78.7 years
> Deaths: 2,839,205
> Population: 327,167,439
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (655,381 deaths, 23.1% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (599,274 deaths, 21.1% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Accidents (unintentional injuries) (167,127 deaths, 5.9% of all deaths)

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