Don’t Ignore Your Heart! Take Care of You!!

Leading Causes of Death in Women (2008)

Of the women who died in 2008, one in four women dies from heart disease. It’s the #1 killer of women, regardless of race or ethnicity. It also strikes at younger ages than most people think, and the risk rises in middle age.

Number of Deaths* – Heart Disease, 305,630
Number of Deaths* – Stroke, 80,620
Number of Deaths* – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 71,760
Number of Deaths* – Lung Cancer, 70,070
Number of Deaths* – Breast Cancer, 40,590
Number of Deaths* – Diabetes, 35,210

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Numbers of deaths are based off the most recent data available and rounded to the nearest tenth.
*National Center for Health Statistics
Unpublished NHLBI tabulation of 2008 mortality data.

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About Margie - Blog Owner

Full-time Homemaker, Cakebaker, and Phototaker. I love my life! Blessed with the birth of a son, my only child, at 40 years old, my life took a MAJOR change. In exchange for the life I had chosen for myself, God gave me a love and instant ability for baking and confections. How can I argue with that?

Posted on February 20, 2012, in Health and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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