#1 Keep the facts the facts.

The current birth rate for U.S. in 2020 is 11.990 births per 1000 people, a 0.09% increase from 2019. The birth rate for U.S. in 2019 was 11.979 births per 1000 people, a 0.09% increase from 2018.

U.S. Death Rate 1950-2020 | MacroTrends
Year Death Rate Growth Rate
2020 8.880 1.120%
2019 8.782 1.120%
2018 8.685 1.220%

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  1. Heart disease
    2018 incidence: 655,381
    Rate: 163.6 per 100,000 US standard population
    Percentage of total deaths: 23.1%
    Heart disease—most commonly caused by coronary artery and valvular diseases—is the #1 killer in the United States. It accounted for almost one-fourth of all registered deaths. The death rate from heart disease, however, fell by 0.8%, from 165.0 per 100,000 in 2017 to 163.6 in 2018.

These 2018 changes—albeit slight—are good news for Americans. Life expectancy has increased, and the age-adjusted death rate has decreased. Importantly, the number of deaths from accidental overdoses has also declined. Let’s hope the trend continued for Americans in 2019 and beyond.


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