Infographic: Top 10 Causes of Death in Tennessee

May. 5, 2016

state of the state: top 10 causes of death graphic

Lack of access to preventive health care contributes to our state's mortality

Barriers to better health have serious consequences.

Studies have found certain behaviors may contribute strongly to each of the top 10 causes of death in Tennessee.

The graphic below shows these causes and the risk factors that may contribute to them.


Barriers to better health often fall into 3 categories:




Read about the programs helping people gain access to better health here.

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Source: Tennessee Department of Health, Mayo Clinic, World Heart Federation, National Institutes of Health, World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ca. 2013