5 staggering stats about top causes of death in U.S.
No one knows when their number's up, but death may be delayed by leading a healthy lifestyle. Here are some staggering facts about the top harbingers of U.S. fatalities:
1,260,000 — Americans who had a coronary attack in 2009. Every minute someone in the U.S. will die from this leading killer.
23.1% — Percent of deaths are attributed to cancer.
$73.7 — Estimated dollars in billions that strokes will cost the U.S. in 2010, according to the National Stroke Association.
80-90% — Percent of smoking-related deaths that are caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
121,599 — People who died from accidents and unintentional injuries last year.