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Are some days more fatal than others?

Mondays saw maximum number of deaths due to heart attacks, says a research

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Publish Date: May 2 2016 3:09PM | Updated Date: May 2 2016 3:19PM

Are some days more fatal than others?

 The ultimate truth i.e. death is claimed to be unpredictable and can strike on any day of the week. True enough?  But according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are particular days of the week on which deaths due to particular diseases do occur and are slightly more as compared to the other days of the week. 

 
The CDC's database contains data on all deaths in the U.S. from 1999 to 2014, and it was found that, in all, there were more than 39 million deaths over the course of these 15 years.
 
Moreover, the top 10 causes of death irrespective of some particular day were: heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, accidents, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, flu and pneumonia, kidney diseases and last but not the least, suicide. 
 
So, according to CDC’s report,
 
Mondays saw maximum number of deaths due to heart attacks. According to the report around 3, 48,206 fatal heart attack cases were reported while Tuesdays ranked second with 3, 37,918 deaths due to the same cause. 
 
Tuesdays topped the list of maximum number of deaths due to flu and pneumonia with 1, 34,567 deaths and recorded least number of deaths due to car accidents.
 
Deaths from accidents peaked on Saturdays and Sundays, with a total of 3, 09,206 accident-related deaths on Saturdays and 2, 89,248 on Sundays during the study period. Fridays were not far behind and were third with a total of 2, 47,844 deaths from accidents.
 
Interestingly, it was found that Thursdays, though, did not have lowest number but luckily the day had seen fewest number of deaths due to heart attacks and diabetes.