Heart disease, cancer top Pensacola area killers

  • July 22, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
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The Florida Department of Health released the 2014 Vital Statistics Report, a look at births, deaths, infant and fetal deaths, marriages and pregnancy terminations in the state.

Annual reports summarize data from original birth, life and death records filed with the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics and provide a view of population health changes.

State officials want to focus on infant mortality, which is at its lowest point in state history, and life expectancy, which is higher than the national average.

The department is launching “Florida’s Healthy Babies,” a collaborative effort with key partners across many sectors, to reduce disparities in infant mortality through improving healthy behaviors, social circumstances and physical environments.


What killed most Floridians in 2014? Heart disease, followed closely by cancer, lung disease, stroke and unintentional injury.

In Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, heart disease was the number one cause of death, followed by cancer.

{{business_name}}Escambia County causes of death by age group.

Escambia County causes of death by age group.

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Santa Rosa causes of death by age.

All data is available on Florida CHARTS.