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20th Century Death Infographic

David McCandless is a data journalist who visualizes complex data into beautiful infographics. His newest health related work presents the leading causes of mortality from 1900 to 2000.

Most causes of death are contributed to cardiovascular diseases (e.g. stroke) and non-communicable diseases (e.g. diabetes), as well as infectious diseases (e.g. diarrhea). 

Side Note: A non-communicable disease is not “communicated” from person to person, and better known as chronic disease. A communicable disease is “communicated” from person to person (or other carriers of the infection), and better known as infectious disease.