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Leading Causes of Death Worldwide

 

Rank

Cause of Death

Deaths in 2000

Deaths in 2016

1

Ischaemic heart diseases

6.0 million

7.4 million

2

Stroke

5.7 million

6.7 million

3

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

3.1 million

3.0 million

4

Lower respiratory infections

3.5 million

3.0 million

5

Dementias

1.2 million

2.9 million

6

Lung cancers

1.2 million

1.7 million

7

Diabetes mellitus

1.0 million

1.6 million

8

Road injury

1.0 million

1.4 million

9

Diarrhoeal diseases

2.2 million

1.4 million

10

Tuberculosis

1.3 million

1.3 million

Total Deaths

53 million

56.9 million

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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