Some leading causes of death in US states (1999 - 2016)

Source:, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, "NCHS - Leading Causes of Death: United States"

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The data tells us that heart disease and cancer have been the main death causes in most US states between 1999 and 2016. But it also points to the fact that the absolute number of deaths from all other diseases or actions having severe consequences was also significant.