Top Ten Causes of Death for 2016

As of August 25, these are the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States.

 Abortion          690,193
Heart disease          400,589
Cancer          385,820
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease            95,918
Accidents            88,714
Stroke            86,790
Alzheimer’s            60,994
Diabetes            49,874
Influenza and Pneumonia            36,011
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis            31,394

As a percentage of the total:

 Abortion 36%
Heart disease 21%
Cancer 20%
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 5%
Accidents 5%
Stroke 5%
Alzheimer’s 3%
Diabetes 3%
Influenza and Pneumonia 2%
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis 2%

How many people have died from each cause today:

 Abortion              2,899
Heart disease              1,683
Cancer              1,621
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease                  403
Accidents                  373
Stroke                  365
Alzheimer’s                  256
Diabetes                  210
Influenza and Pneumonia                  151
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis                  132

Sources:  CDC, Guttmacher Institute