Death in the 30s
Death is rare (about 1-in-500 to 1-in-1,000) and the main causes of death in the early 30's are accidents, suicide, and homicide, with cancer and heart disease getting into the top three places for the late 30's and early 40's.
Death Rate: Fortunately, death is rare in the 30's with an annual rate of about 1-in-1000 for ages 25-34 and 1-in-500 for ages 35-44.
Top Ten Causes of Death: For ages 25-34 years, the top ten causes of death in USA 1999 were:
- accidents (29.0%),
- suicide (12.4%),
- homicide (10.3%),
- cancer (9.8%),
- heart disease (7.5%),
- HIV (6.6%),
- diabetes (1.4%),
- cerebrovascular diseases including stroke (1.4%),
- congenital defects including chromosome conditions (1.1%),
- chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (1.0%), and
- other causes (19.5%) [CDC NVSR 2001].
For ages 35-44 years, the top ten causes of death in USA 1999 were:
- cancer (18.7%),
- accidents (17.1%),
- heart disease (15.2%),
- suicide (7.2%),
- HIV (7.0%),
- chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (3.7%),
- homicide (3.6%),
- cerebrovascular diseases including stroke (2.9%),
- diabetes (2.2%),
- influenza and pneumonia (1.2%), and o
- ther causes (21.2%) [CDC NVSR 2001].
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