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    What is all-cause mortality?1

    ·       Measurement of death from any cause 
    ·    Usually expressed as a rate over a specified period of time (generally years)​

    Why is all-cause mortality important?1

    ·         Shows which cau​ses of mortality need the greatest focus
    ·    Can reveal disparities between different populations

    ·      Education
    ·      Poverty
    ·      Unemployment

    Lowering all-cause mortality2-4

    ​      ·        Tackling leading causes of death

    ·      Heart disease
    ·      Cancer
    ·      Accidents
    ·      Chronic lower respiratory disease
    ·      COVID-19 (see resources for Maryland and National information)

          ·         Preventative measures for general health

    ·     Exercise
    ·     Healthy diet

    Percent distribution of the 10 leading causes of death by sex: United States 2017

     NOTES: CLRD is Chronic lower respiratory diseases. Values show percentage of total deaths. Totals may not add to 100 due to rounding. Other consists of causes of death not included in the top 10.

    SOURCE: NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality.

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    1. National Center for Health Statistics. Fast Facts: Deaths and Mortality. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Published February 28, 2020. Accessed June 2, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm​

    2. Kochanek KD, Murphy SL, Xu J, Arias E. Deaths: Final Data for 2017. National Vital Statistics Reports. 2019;68(9):77.

    3. Heron M. Deaths: Leading Causes for 2017. National Vital Statistics Reports. 68(6):77.

    4. Committee PAGA. Physical activity guidelines for Americans. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services. Published online 2008:15–34.