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Top Deadly Diseases of the World

Of 57 million total deaths worldwide, heart disease accounts for more than 12%. See the table below for the rest of the top ten deadly diseases.

 Disease Annual
of all
1. Ischaemic heart disease 7.25 million 12.8%
2. Cerebrovascular disease 6.15 million 10.8
3. Lower respiratory infections 3.46 million 6.1
4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 3.28 million 5.8
5. Diarrhoeal diseases 2.46 million 4.3
6. HIV/AIDS 1.78 million 3.1
7. Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers 1.39 million 2.4
8. Tuberculosis 1.34 million 2.4
9. Diabetes mellitus 1.26 million 2.2
10. Hypertensive heart disease 1.15 million 2.0

See also Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Tropical Diseases, Rare and Deadly Diseases, Food-Borne Diseases, Mosquito and Tick-Borne Diseases, Childhood Diseases.

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