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Most adjusted death rates continue to fall

From 2011 to 2012, the age-adjusted death rate fell 1.8% for heart disease, 1.5% for cancer, 2.4% for chronic lower respiratory diseases, 2.6% for stroke, 3.6% for Alzheimer’s disease, 1.9% for diabetes, 8.3% for influenza and pneumonia, and 2.2% for kidney disease; but the rate for suicide rose 2.4%; and the rate for unintentional injuries remained the same. Source: “Mortality in the United States, 2012,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NCHS Data Brief #168, October 2014,

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