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These are the 10 leading causes of death among US adults, the CDC says

Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases a list of the leading causes of death among U.S. adults.

USAFacts, a Washington-based nonprofit that compiles and reports on government data, took a deep dive into the latest data to identify any trends. 

Among a total of 3.46 million deaths in the year 2021 (the most recent year for which data is available), 74.5% of these deaths were attributed to 10 causes, according to a Thursday press release from USAFacts.

“Despite our access to state-of-the-art technology and forefront innovations, our health, individually and as a nation, continues to falter,” the doctor said. “This is a call for change.”

Fox News Digital reached out to USAFacts for comment on the findings.

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Melissa Rudy is health editor and a member of the lifestyle team at Fox News Digital. 

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