A record number of Americans are dying from a phone’s impact on their health.
But the number of people dying each year from a smartphone is at a record low, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to a CDC study released Wednesday, mobile phone deaths in the United States rose from 10,812 in 2016 to 11,869 in 2017.
The number of mobile phone-related deaths rose to 17,818 in 2018, according the study.
This year’s study also showed that the number one cause of death among people under age 35 was heart disease, with more than 4 million people dying from that.
More: People who are obese have been more likely to be diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease that increases the risk of death from chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, and heart disease.
Obesity, heart disease and COPD are associated with higher risk of developing cancer and heart attacks, the CDC said.
The study also found that the prevalence of obesity has declined in recent years, but people with diabetes are more likely than people without the condition to develop the disease.