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Leading Causes of Death by Age

Age bracket:

5-24: 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.

25-44: 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.

45-64: 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.

65+: 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.



Leading Causes of Death by Age.

Leading Causes of Death by Age.


Leading Causes of Death by Age.

Leading Causes of Death by Age.