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Top Causes of Death, US, 2018-2021  


25 January 2023, 17:33

While I can easily go on for hours on mortality trends, let me get straight to the point in the table and video below (only 12 and a half minutes long).

Top Causes of Death in the United States, 2018-2021

Video Presentation

And here is a video: [12.5 minutes]


[So you know what you’re getting into]

00:00 Intro

00:49 2018-2019

02:19 Old people

03:40 2017-2018 flu season

05:39 Suicide

06:19 Pandemic era

07:02 COVID

07:17 Heart disease increased

07:40 Cancer stayed the same

08:02 What counts as a COVID death?

09:07 Accidents went up

09:26 Stroke – up then stayed

09:34 Chronic lower respiratory disease – down a lot

09:50 Alzheimers – up and down

10:12 Diabetes – increased

10:29 Thinking like an actuary

11:24 Ranking is bumpy


If you’d like to get the spreadsheet underlying the table, go to my substack post (don’t worry, it’s all free – ignore substack’s attempt to get you to subscribe). You can download it there.


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