Causes of Death in America by Age Group
A look at the main causes of death for different age groups in 2017 America.
An important note to make at the beginning is that these represent percentage
deaths, not raw amounts. Directly by number of deaths, older americans die much
more often than their younger counterparts.
As expected, children under 5 died primarily from issues with childbirth
and other infant-specific diseases, which I grouped into two distinct causes of death
instead of many to avoid clutter. Another interesting thing I noted was that
there were a number of deaths in people aged 5 - 49 and 70+, but zero diabetes
related deaths for people aged 50 - 69. This might be a mistake on the end of
the source, or people aged 50 - 69 might be uniquely safe from diabetes-related
Source: Our World in Data
and Source Code on Github