When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, understanding the most pressing health issues in your community is essential. Discover the top health risks affecting Wisconsinites and how to combat them for a longer, healthier life.

We're balancing careers, families, and personal ambitions, all while striving to stay healthy and vibrant. As we navigate these busy years, it’s important to be aware of the leading causes of death.

As a Type 2 diabetic, I stay very proactive as my disease, while being complicated to manage, can also lead to many of the death-causing diseases on this list.

This awareness can empower us to make informed choices about our health, advocate for better care, and support each other in leading longer, healthier lives.

Wisconsin Mortality Rates

In Wisconsin, several health conditions stand out as the leading causes of death, reflecting broader national trends while also pointing to unique regional factors.

These statistics not only highlight the importance of regular check-ups and healthy living but also emphasize the need for community support and resources. By understanding these risks, we can take proactive steps to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

Let's delve into the top five causes of death in Wisconsin, shedding light on the health challenges we face and the measures we can take to mitigate them.

This knowledge is a crucial step towards ensuring a healthier future for ourselves and our families.

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Top 5 Causes of Death in Wisconsin

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According to the latest complete numbers (2022) from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

5. Stroke

2,761 deaths

4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases

2,709 deaths

3. Accidents 

4,951 deaths

2. Cancer

11,654 deaths

1. Heart Disease 

13,128 deaths

Visit the CDC website for more on the Top 10 leading causes of death in Wisconsin, and every other state.

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