How We Die (Chart Graph) | Washington Post | Sarah Kliff | 6/22/12

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The New England Journal of Medicine looks through 200 years of back issues to understand how we die differently:

1900 Top Causes:

  1. Pneumonia or Influenza
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Gastrointestinal  Infections

2010 Top Causes:

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Cancer
  3. Noninfectious Airways Diseases

For full article see: How we die (in one chart). Special  thanks to Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog for bringing this article to my attention. To view the Prof’s take on this article see:  How We Die Has Changed Over


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