Causes and Rates of Death, 1900 vs. 2010

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This fantastic chart shows the number of people per 100,000 who died of various causes in 1900 vs. 2010. The most obvious change is that death rates are collectively much lower than they were 110 years ago. It’s quite striking to see how good humanity has become at extending our lives.

–From the Washington Post

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One Response to “Causes and Rates of Death, 1900 vs. 2010”

  1. tom paper Says:

    that is a fascinating chart – curious to know what is gastrointestinal infections and cerebrovascular disease…

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