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Comparison of the leading cause of death in the US and Zimbabwe The leading cause of death for people over 45 in the US is Heart failure The leading cause of death in the US for people 1-45 is Accidents and adverse effects resulting from the accidents Motor vehicle accidents remain the highest risk for all age groups From age 1-4 the death rate per 10000 people is 383 From age 5-14 the death rate per 10000 people is 22 From age 15-24 the death rate per 100000 people is 903 From age 25-44 the death rate per 100000 people is 1778 From age 45-64 the death rate per 100000 people is 708 For people over 65 the death rate per 100000 people is 507140 AIDS is the leading cause of death in Zimbabwe 800000 people are infected with AIDS virus 20-25 of the sexually active population is believed to carry the virus Some of the differences may be accounted for that cultures are two very different ways of living We come from different backgrounds and were brought up differently Americans tend to be a little more obese and eat fattier foods than other countries making them more prone to getting forms of Heart disease People that live in Zimbabwe might not be as informed or precacious as we might be leading them to lead there lives more loosely in a sexually way I read that the Zimbabwe government does not take the same steps in dealing with preventative measures as the US I couldnt find much on Zimbabwe stance on Heart disease I believe that both countries need to spend some more time and money dealing with these diseases The similarities might be accounted for by the fact that accidents will happen and viruses will spread and the only way to stop it is to make every body perfect
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