Discover more from STUMP - Meep on public finance, pensions, mortality and more
Top Causes of Death, US, 2018-2021
Video & Spreadsheet - Nutshell versions
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
And here is a video: [12.5 minutes]
02:19 Old people
03:40 2017-2018 flu season
06:19 Pandemic era
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
The table and the original data draws from CDC WONDER on which the table is based are in the spreadsheet below.
STUMP - Meep on public finance, pensions, mortality and more is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.