Killer Quiz

Following are statistics from the Center for Disease Control listing, in alphabetical order,
the top fifteen killers (as of 2007) of people in the United States.
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases
  • Heart disease
  • Homicides
  • Hypertension
  • Influenza and Pneumonia
  • Nephritis (Kidney Disease)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Septicemia (Blood Poisoning)
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases)
  • Suicide
See if you can find the guess the ones that place number one, two, three and fifteen on the list with regard to the number of people killed by the phenomena. And remember, number one means that more people died from this than the others. I will list the answers, along with the actual number of deaths, in a day or two.


  1. Bob; wondered if you would be willing to also include the number of respondents as well as the correct answers?

    Here is my stab at it.

    1. Blood Poisoning
    2. Homicide
    3. Suicide
    15. Alzheimer's


  2. Here are the stats:

    Heart disease: 616,067
    Cancer: 562,875
    Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 135,952
    Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 127,924
    Accidents (unintentional injuries): 123,706
    Alzheimer's disease: 74,632
    Diabetes: 71,382
    Influenza and Pneumonia: 52,717
    Nephritis (Kidney Disease): 46,448
    Septicemia (Blood Poisoning): 34,828
    Suicide: 34,598
    Chronic Liver Disease: 29,165
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): 23,935
    Parkinson's Disease: 20,058
    Homicide: 18,361


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