2 1900 Current Major Causes of Death Rank Cause Rank Cause Pneumonia 1. Heart diseaseTuberculosis 2. CancerDiarrhea / enteritis 3. StrokeHeart disease 4. Bronchitis/ emphysemaStroke 5. InjuriesLiver disease 6. Pneumonia/influenzaInjuries 7. DiabetesCancer 8. SuicideSenility 9. Chronic Liver DiseaseDiphtheria 10. HIV/AIDS**Formerly 8thSOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics.
3 Relative Risk of Major Risk Factors on Heart Disease and Early Death* Risk Factor Relative Risk of Relative Risk ofHeart Disease Early Death(All Causes)Low CardiovascularFitnessSmokingHigh SystolicBlood PressureHigh CholesterolObesity(BMI)*Statistically adjusted to assure independence of risk factors.Based on Blair, S. N. et al (see suggested readings)
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