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This Chart Tells You How You'll Probably Die

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Based on the latest data and statistics, a new chart shows the leading cause of deaths in various age groups. HIV made the list. 

A chart produced by the National Center for Injury Prevention at Control and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is making us a little anxious about the future. Based on real data and statistics, researchers have pieced together leading causes of deaths based on various age groups. 

Unfortunately, AIDS-related deaths remain surprisingly high among adults. In 2014, the chart shows that 583 people between the ages of 25 and 34 died from AIDS-related complications in the United States, and 1,174 people between 35 and 44. 

Suicide ranked as the number two leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 34, just behind unintentional injury, which was the leading cause of death for people between the ages 1 and 44.

Overall, the CDC reports that 6,721 died from AIDS-related complications in 2014, proving that it's still a significant cause of death for certain populations. The southern states have the highest number of people living with the virus, however if population size is taken into account, says the CDC, the Northeast has the highest rate of HIV-positive people. 

Furthermore, HIV has seen a dramatic spike in people as young as 13-years old. In 2015, young gay and bisexual men accounted for 84 percent of all new HIV diagnoses in people between the ages 13 and 24 — young black gay/bisexual men are even more severely affected, the CDC reports. 

Read the chart below: 

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