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According to a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, about 46.7% of US mortality in the year 2000 was caused by preventable disease and injury.
|poor diet and physical inactivity||365,000||15.2%|
|motor vehicle crashes||43,000||1.8%|
|incidents involving firearms||29,000||1.2%|
|illicit use of drugs||17,000||0.7%|
- AH, M., Marks, J., Stroup, D., & Gerbeding, J. Actual-Causes-of-Death-in-the-United-States,-2000. JAMA, 2004;291(10), 1238-1245.