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Leading Causes of Mortality Throughout the World, 2000 and 2012

Causes Number
of deaths
2000
Number
of deaths
2012
Total deaths 53 million 56 million
Ischaemic heart disease 6.0 million 7.4 million
Stroke 5.7 million 6.7 million
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) 3.1 million 3.1 million
Lower respiratory infections 3.5 million 3.1 million
Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers 1.2 million 1.6 million
HIV/AIDS 1.7 million 1.5 million
Diarrhoeal diseases 2.2 million 1.5 million
Diabetes mellitus 1 million 1.5 million
Road injury 1 million 1.3 million
Hypertensive heart disease 800,000 1.1 million
Preterm birth complications 1.3 million 1.1 million
Tuberculosis 1.3 million 900,000
Source: The World Health Organization (WHO).

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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