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BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1334

Leading causes of death differ by sex: Men are more likely than women to die of cancer, while women are more likely to die of circulatory diseases, show new government figures on the leading causes of death in England and Wales in 2003. Circulatory diseases accounted for 38% of all deaths, while cancer accounted for 25% and respiratory diseases accounted …

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