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BODY WATCH : Leading Causes of Death of Men

June 20, 1995

Here are the leading causes of death of men today in the United States, according to Men's Fitness magazine:

Ages 25 to 34 1. Accidents 2. HIV 3. Homicide 4. Suicide 5. Cancer

Ages 35 to 44 1. HIV 2. Accidents 3. Heart disease 4. Cancer 5. Suicide

Ages 45-54 1. Heart disease 2. Cancer 3. HIV 4. Accidents 5. Suicide

Ages 55 to 64

1. Cancer 2. Heart disease 3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 4. Cerebrovascular disease 5. Accidents

Ages 65-74 1. Heart disease 2. Cancer 3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 4. Cerebrovascular disease 5. Diabetes

Ages 75-84 1. Heart disease 2. Cancer 3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

4. Cerebrovascular disease 5. Pneumonia

Ages 85 and older 1. Heart disease 2. Cancer 3. Cerebrovascular disease 4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 5. Pneumonia Source: National Center for Health Statistics

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