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How Many People Died The Year You Were Born

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 1,201 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 71.4 years
> Deaths: 1,973,003
> Population: 211,908,788
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (757,075 deaths, 38.4% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (351,055 deaths, 17.8% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (214,313 deaths, 10.9% of all deaths)

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 1,152 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 72.0 years
> Deaths: 1,934,388
> Population: 213,853,928
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (738,171 deaths, 38.2% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (360,472 deaths, 18.6% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (207,424 deaths, 10.7% of all deaths)

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 1,094 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 72.6 years
> Deaths: 1,892,879
> Population: 215,973,199
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (716,215 deaths, 37.8% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (365,693 deaths, 19.3% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (194,038 deaths, 10.3% of all deaths)

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 1,084 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 72.9 years
> Deaths: 1,909,440
> Population: 218,035,164
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (723,878 deaths, 37.9% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (377,312 deaths, 19.8% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (188,623 deaths, 9.9% of all deaths)

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 1,052 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 73.3 years
> Deaths: 1,899,597
> Population: 220,239,425
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (718,850 deaths, 37.8% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (386,686 deaths, 20.4% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (181,934 deaths, 9.6% of all deaths)

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 1,044 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 73.5 years
> Deaths: 1,927,788
> Population: 222,584,545
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (729,510 deaths, 37.8% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (396,992 deaths, 20.6% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (175,629 deaths, 9.1% of all deaths)

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 1,011 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 73.9 years
> Deaths: 1,913,841
> Population: 225,055,487
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (733,235 deaths, 38.3% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (403,395 deaths, 21.1% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (169,488 deaths, 8.9% of all deaths)

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 1,039 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 73.7 years
> Deaths: 1,989,841
> Population: 227,224,681
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (761,085 deaths, 38.2% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (416,509 deaths, 20.9% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (170,225 deaths, 8.6% of all deaths)

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 1,007 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 74.1 years
> Deaths: 1,977,981
> Population: 229,465,714
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (753,884 deaths, 38.1% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (422,094 deaths, 21.3% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (163,504 deaths, 8.3% of all deaths)

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> Age-adjusted death rate: 985 deaths per 100,000 people
> Avg. life expectancy: 74.5 years
> Deaths: 1,974,797
> Population: 231,664,458
> Leading cause of death: Heart disease (755,592 deaths, 38.3% of all deaths)
> Second leading cause of death: Cancer (433,795 deaths, 22.0% of all deaths)
> Third leading cause of death: Cerebrovascular diseases (157,710 deaths, 8.0% of all deaths)

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