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Leading Causes of Death by Age
Experiencing an uptick in recent years, accidents remain the Number One cause of death in York County 5-24-year-olds. For the first time in a decade, homicide overtook suicide as the second leading cause of death in this age bracket.
Accidents, cancer and suicide remain the leading causes of death for 25-44-year-old York County residents. While heart disease decreased significantly in this age bracket, an all-time-high of 22 suicides occurred in 2013.
While the rate of cancer deaths has dropped, it remains the leading cause of death in 45-64-year-olds. Heart disease as a cause of death in this age group has increased slightly since 2012.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in ages 65 and older in York County. Stroke and chronic lower respiratory disease have followed strikingly similar trends over a ten year period.