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January 04, 2013 11:35 AM Chart of the Day: What Kills Young Americans

By Austin Frakt

Guns do a lot of the killing. From Judith and Sean Palfrey in New England Journal of Medicine:

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[Cross-posted at The Incidental Economist]

Austin Frakt is a health economist and an assistant professor at Boston University's School of Medicine and School of Public Health. He blogs at The Incidental Economist.
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  • Joe Mamma on January 14, 2013 11:55 AM:

    ) Smoking related deaths: 443,000/year due to cigarette smoking (read) and 49,400/year due to second hand smoke (read). Note: an estimated 600,000 people worldwide die annually due to second hand smoke (read).

    (2) Obesity related deaths: 300,000/year (read)

    (3) Deaths from medical mistakes: 225,000/year (read)

    (4) Deaths due to lack of health care: 101,000/year (read)

    (5) Americans murdered by other Americans: 16,500/year (read)

    (6) Drunk driving deaths: 11,773/year (read)

    (7) Pedestrians killed by automobiles: 4,300/year (read)