Notes: Causes of death are ranked according to number of deaths.
In 2015, a total of 1,339,226 deaths among females and 1,373,404 deaths among males occurred. Heart disease and cancer were the top two causes of death for both females and males; other leading causes varied in rank by sex. The 10 leading causes of death accounted for approximately three-quarters of all deaths.
Data Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 2015.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Number of Deaths from 10 Leading Causes, by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015