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Preventable Deaths

PREVENTABLE DEATHS & MEDICAL ERRORS LEADING CAUSES IN THE USA MEDICAL ERRORS Cause Annual number of deaths Medical errors are the second biggest cause of preventable deaths in the USA. According to a HealthGrades study, there are nearly double the number of deaths due to medical errors than were found in the 1999 10M report "To Er is Human." 1st. Smoking Tobacco 435,000 Medical errors lead to: 2nd- Medical errors 195.000 3rd. Obesity, overwelght 111,909 4th- Alcohol 85,000 5th- Infectious diseases 75,000 An associated cost of more than $6 billion per year, 6th - Toxins 55,000 7th- Traffic collislons 43,000 O TOXINS 8th. Firearm deaths 29,000 gth - Venereal disease Toxins vary greatly in their potency, causing reactions ranging from minor and acute to almost immediately deadly. This is the case of Botulinum toxin, a toxin commonly used in various settings for cosmetic procedures. 20,000 10th- Drug abuse 17,000 Botex leads to: TOBACCOO Tobacco use is associated with a number of different cancers, including lung cancer, as well as with chronic lung diseases and cardiovascular diseases. In some cases there are adverse reactions, including respira- tory failure and death, following Botox treatments. The toxin is used in varying dosages as a treatment for a variety of conditions. Smoking tobacco leads to: ttttt 1 out of every 5 preventable deaths. O ALCOHOL In the USA up to 2 million people have alcohol-related liver disorders. +90% of lung cancer deaths -80% of lung cancer deaths Chronic alcohol abuse can cause fatty liver, cirhosis and alcoholic hepatitis. among men. among women, Alcohol leads te: FIREARM DEATHS Gun related violence is most common in poor urban areas and in conjunction with gang violence, often involving juveniles or young adults. Alcoholic cirhosis incidence in about 1 out of 5 individuals who drink heavily for a decade or more. погe. Firearms lead te 11.2% of deaths among 17- through 19- year olds. INFECTIOUS DISEASES Fu is one of the most commom infectious diseases. In 2009, a flu pandemic of a new strain of HINI DRUG ABUSE O influenza virus alarmed the world. Drug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects almost every commu- nity and family in some way. Flu is responsible for tttt Drug abuse leads to: On average 40,000 deaths each year in the US between 1979 and 2001. Around 40 million serious ilinesses or injuries O VENEREAL DISEASES OBESITY O Among all sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS is the most dangerous. It remains the sixth-leading cause of death among 25- to 44-year-olds. Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breathing difficulties during sleep. certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. HIV leads to: tt. Obesity leads to: About 3 deaths every 2 hours in the USA. 14 out of 20 cardiovascular disease. PREVENTABLE CAUSES OF DEATH AMONG CHILDREN (per year) 16 out of 20 cases of type 2 diabetes TRAFFIC COLLISIONS Motor vehicle collisions are responsible for a significant number of deaths and disabilities, as well as significant finan- cial costs to both society and individuals. Traffic collisions lead to: The highest number of deaths among children worldwide 10 19 years old. Toxins Vehicle collisions Drowning Burns Falls term Sources: Medical News Today | National Cancer Institute | Wikipedia Information provided by: LIFE Inserance

Preventable Deaths

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A visualization of preventable deaths that you can avoid with a healthy lifestyle. The following infographic is specific to the US but is also applicable worldwide.


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