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The top 15 causes of death

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Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
According to worldlifeexpectantcy.com, the top 15 causes of death are (in the USA):

1)Heart disease
2)Cancer
3)Stroke
4)Chronic lung disease
5)accidents
6)Alzheimer's
7)diabetes
8)Influenza and pneumonia
9)nephritis/kidney disease
10)blood poisoning
11)suicide
12)liver disease
13)hypertension/renal
14)Parkinson's disease
15) homicide

Surprised at the statistics, or is none of this new to you? What I am surprised at, is that suicide is higher than homicide, and that homicide is at the bottom of this list! Heart disease as number one, seriously? Although, this doesn't surprise me.... but isn't it silly our society is taking so many measures to try to protect ourselves in every way possible, except health-wise?

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TraurigerFechter Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, nothing here ever makes sense.
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Wait wait wait, why do you think homicide would be higher? Honestly, do you think the US is one big 80s slasher film?
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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No-pretext Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
The number one cause of death is breathing, everyone who has ever attempted it has eventually been found dead.
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:iconbellemylene:
BelleMylene Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Except for cockroaches. Those bastards live forever.
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Rawglor Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I'm gonna go exercise...
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ScottaHemi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
homicide is low because we're allowed to protect ourselves!
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Gingerpony Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The reason suicide is so high is because of the finacial state the world is in and bullying....pretty sad really....
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Suicides are so high because it's so damn easy to get guns in the USA. 
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UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To kill yourself, you don't need a gun :no:
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed, but the chances of doing it successfully are drastically higher than with any other method. Cutting takes minutes to hours to die from, depending on how 'well' one does it, jumping usually requires the jumper to enter a public space, where people will attempt to talk them out of it, overdosing takes time, etc...
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UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
but when you have the determination to die, the method is irrelevant :nod:
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:iconadiraiju:
Adiraiju Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Suicide ABOVE homicide...

I don't know what's worse: seeing it in print, or the fact that I'm not surprised at all...
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know, right?
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JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And how many of the suicides/homicides are actually assisted suicides? And how many suicides occured because the person had an illness (mental or physical) that they could not deal with any longer?
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simplecity8km Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
u are a sleeping journalist |||
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Unknownmarksman115 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You forgot death. That's the number one cause of death. :icontrollfaceplz:
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UltimateRidley Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You mean this guy? :icondeathplz:
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:iconunknownmarksman115:
Unknownmarksman115 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, why not.
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Rawglor Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:ohnoes:
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Unknownmarksman115 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD
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JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: I laughed at this. Thank you, I haven't been able to laugh for a while. :hug:
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Tazhia Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I can survive Woman in Black than this should be a piece of cake :iconscaredplz:
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dude dont watch insidious then
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:icontazhia:
Tazhia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not my fault my teacher put it as a 'treat'. Anyway if i walked out of that lesson i'd be a complete nut case
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You poor soul
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Tazhia Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcuteeyesplz:
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Kiryuin-Satsuki Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Wheres auto fixation?
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
accidents?
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mraaronmarker Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am suffering from 1 through 14.
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Bummer, man
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mraaronmarker Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Playing around. Really I fight all these by forcing myself to exercise six days a week for twenty to thirty. It's literally a war in my brain.
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
exercising is one of the hardest things for me to do. Its just not very....fun. ><
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BelleMylene Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Most of those deaths are caused by obesity, and in turn, causes depression which causes the suicide death as well. I'm not surprised. Obesity, in my opinion, should be treated as a global epidemic.
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UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think cancer is related to obesity, I know fit people with heart disease :shrug:

I agree that obesity is a problem, but not the main killer.
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Exactly!!
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JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see what's wrong with being a little bit fat, it's just where it gets to a point that you are unhealthy because of it when it is a problem.
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep!
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Lilibodett Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry if this is out of conversation, but in htf, the only cause of death is 15
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UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What is htf?
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:iconlilibodett:
Lilibodett Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Tree Friends
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, but they are immortal :omg:
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Lilibodett Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like the Higurashi characters...
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't see how this is "Surprising," Surprising would be seeing "Flying torpedo attacks," relatively high :O
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Maybe someday!
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BrennanBA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The deadliest animal, to humans, in Australia is the horse.
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:iconknightster:
Knightster Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Meh. We all kick the bucket sooner or later. Might as well enjoy the time we've got eh?
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
:dummy: It's time for pizza!
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VISIONOFTHEWORLD Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
All the causes of death you listed are generally normal causes- heart disease especially. Cancer is a disease. Stroke is similar to heart attack except in a different place, and has the same causes. Most of these are diseases- look at that- humans aren't immortal!
But homicide is different than all of them, because it's a form of death inflicted on someone by another person

You should take a look at the countries that have homicide rates as high as the US (there are some) and then look at the actual NUMBER of murders in the USA, which is staggering.
I don't understand how it is you've made this simple thought that people aren't trying to protect themselves healthwise. Of course they are. People see doctors all the time, go on diets (it's a billion dollar industry here) and have almost an excessive amount of healthcare providers and services- many of which aren't needed (cosmetics, sex changes, penis enlargement!)
You haven't heard any Americans talk about preventing suicide? Preventing heart disease? Why don't you type "how to prevent heart disease" in google. How many hits, like five? Right! So what's your point? Let me guess- we shouldn't care about murder or try to regulate guns. 20 children getting massacred in a school is just collateral damage, and more people die in accidents so that means we shouldn't pass gun laws. Amiright?
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought homicide was higher.
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