Up to 40% of premature deaths in US are preventable, says CDC

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 06 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3122
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

If all US states achieved the same death rates for the top five causes of death—heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional injury—as those achieved by the states with the lowest rate for each cause, 20% to 40% of premature deaths in the United States could be prevented, the Centers …

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