What’s your cause of death?

USA map

USA mapHere’s something interesting, and a bit creepy: a map showing the most common cause of death in each state in the USA, after heart disease and cancer. Check it out here.

It’s hard to say how this would generalize to other countries. I expect that you would see similar results in Canada in terms of heart disease and cancer being the top causes of death; what’s trickier is teasing out what the secondary causes are. I don’t know enough about statistics to be able to capture that data very well, although I am sure Statistics Canada has it.

While I doubt this would make anyone live their life much differently, it certainly is interesting.