In public health, a big killer is a disease or other major cause of loss of human life. Examples include:
Ten Leading Causes of Death in the United States in the year 2000:
Bottom Content goes here.
Wikipedia content requires these links.....
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
- Heart disease: 710,760
- Cancer: 553,091
- Stroke: 167661
- Chronic lower respiratory disease: 122,009
- Accidents: 97,900
- Diabetes: 69,301
- Pneumonia/Influenza: 65,313
- Alzheimer's disease: 49,558
- Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 37,251
- Septicemia: 31,224