What Causes Death Among Americans?
I have been doing some research on what causes death among Americans. Here is what I have found:
In the United States, 36% of adults and 21% of children are obese. Each year, 280,000 people die from obesity. Obesity is caused by eating too much and moving too little. These obesity facts come at an annual cost of $147 billion. That is a lot of money. It seems to me that if people took better care of themselves, we could free up a bunch of money for many great causes. The bottom line is that 767 people a day choose to die of obesity. The weapon of choice, food. Do we get rid of food? Think about it.
Every year 88,000 people die in the United States from alcoholism. Divide the annual deaths by 365, and you get 241 deaths per day. The weapon of choice alcohol. Do we get rid of alcohol? Think about it.
Suicide kills 44,965 people each year in the United States. Seventy-one percent of suicide attempts are with drug overdoses; fourteen percent are cuttings or piercing, and six percent are with guns. Over half of successful efforts are with the use of firearms, seventeen percent succeed using hanging, and twelve percent of overdoses are successful. Every day 123 people kill themselves. The weapons of choice, guns, bedsheets, belts, rope, and drugs to name a few. Do we get rid of all of these methods? Think about it.
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