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Five Risk Factors That Are Most Likely to Kill You

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In the midst of a pandemic, the safest thing you can do for your family may feel like staying inside. And while you're absolutely protecting yourself, and your family, by keeping indoors, you still might inadvertently be exposing yourself and them to other risk factors. 

So while you're sheltering-in-place, here are some reminders of the risk factors that cause the most deaths in the U.S. annually.

Number one? Having high blood pressure. This leads to an average of 454,347 annual deaths in the United States, according to Our World in Data, a project of the Global Change Data Lab. Data is from 2017, sourced from the Global Health Data Exchange.

For a list of the other top four risk factors, watch the video above, and read more about it here.

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