Ask your neighbors, friends and family members - what is the leading cause of death in the United States for people ages 1 to 44? Cancer? Heart disease? Suicide?
Nope. For that age group, the leading cause of death is unintentional injury. Car accidents, overdoses, slips and falls, pianos falling from fifth-floor apartments - in 2016, they accounted for nearly 62,000 deaths for those 44 and younger.