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COVID-19 is the Number One Cause of Death in the U.S. in Early 2021

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COVID-19 is the Number One Cause of Death in the U.S. in Early 2021

In 2020, COVID-19 became the third leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by cancer and heart disease. However, that ranking includes months in early 2020 when the pandemic had not fully taken hold in the U.S. The death toll from COVID-19 has risen sharply, particularly since the November and December holidays. […]

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How do mortality rates in the U.S. compare to other countries?

How do mortality rates in the U.S. compare to other countries?

The U.S. has lower than average mortality rates for cancers but higher than average rates in the other causes of mortality. This collection of charts explores how mortality rates in the U.S. compare to similar OECD countries (those that are …

What do we know about social determinants of health in the U.S. and comparable countries?

What do we know about social determinants of health in the U.S. and comparable countries?

This collection of charts explores international comparisons of social, environmental, and economic factors that influence health but are in some respects outside the control of the health system. Relative to similarly wealthy countries, the U.S. has worse life expectancy, mortality, …