Most Common Causes of Death, by Age

This is how the most common causes have changed over time, for people aged 0 to 85 in the United States.

Mortality/Age over the years

This is what I originally wanted to do when I was looking at shifting causes of death but I got sidetracked. Then Jonas Schöley pointed to his paper (pdf) that studied mortality for France through 1999. So of course I had to see what the United States looks like.

The data comes from the CDC. Charts and analysis in R, editing in Illustrator.

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