Annual Deaths by Cause
Monday, Jul 20, 2009
National Vital Statistics Report 2006, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, April 2009, ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/HealthStatistics/NCHS/Publications/NVSR/5714/TableB.xls (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr57/nvsr57_14.pdf, by state: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/LCWK9_2006.pdf).
- Annual deaths in the world, by cause, 2002: http://www.who.int/whr/2004/annex/topic/en/annex2en.pdf
- Annual deaths for children under 5 in the world, by cause, 2000-2003: http://www.who.int/whr/2005/annex/annexes3-4_en.pdf
One odd thing is that a person is twice as likely to kill him or herself (suicide) than to be killed by someone else (homicide).
Suicides rates by country (per 100,000 individuals):