- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ATLANTA (AP) - The top 15 causes of death in the U.S. in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

1. Heart disease

2. Cancer

3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases

4. Stroke/disease of blood vessels in the brain

5. Accidents

6. Alzheimer’s disease

7. Diabetes

8. Kidney disease

9. Flu and pneumonia

10. Suicide

11. Septicemia (blood infections)

12. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

13. High blood pressure

14. Parkinson’s disease

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