How Cincy Works: What’s Killing Us

Top 10 causes of death in Cincinnati (compared to the national average)
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For our June 2015 issue, we explore (and try to explain) the ins and outs of the Queen City.

10. Assault (Homicide): 19.1 (deaths per 100,000)
The national rate: 6.1

9. Influenza & Pneumonia: 21.9
The national rate: 17.5

8. Nephritis/Nephrosis (kidney disease): 23.2
The national rate: 15.4 

7. Alzheimer’s: 29.8
The national rate: 24.7

6. Accidents : 42.6
The national rate: 41.0

5. Diabetes: 44.8
The national rate: 23.7

4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease: 56.1
The national rate: 42.4

3. Cerebrovascular Disease: (stroke): 71.1
The national rate: 45.1

2. Cancer: 230.8
The national rate: 186.6

1.  Heart Disease: 265.2
This is the perennial number one killer of Americans, but the U.S. death rate for the same period was only 204.3

All data from the 2011 City of Cincinnati Mortality Data Project Summary. Numbers indicate deaths per 100,000 population, 2001–2007.

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