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Cause Of Death Rank Deaths Rank Deaths Summary
Influenza and Pneumonia1174,7802104,458+ 70,323
Coronary Heart Disease2123,1811111,367+ 11,814
Diarrhoeal diseases396,820563,728+ 33,092
Stroke493,731384,590+ 9,141
War589,980356,184+ 83,796
Low Birth Weight678,660477,441+ 1,219
Birth Trauma767,451852,312+ 15,139
Tuberculosis866,992761,468+ 5,523
Other Injuries948,070948,145- 75
Road Traffic Accidents1039,0771230,310+ 8,767
Meningitis1127,8342411,053+ 16,781
Maternal Conditions1227,585308,225+ 19,360
Congenital Anomalies1325,2541426,353- 1,099
Malnutrition1425,0392011,698+ 13,341
Violence1524,0302211,366+ 12,664
Rheumatic Heart Disease1623,217298,253+ 14,964
Diabetes Mellitus1721,8631040,330- 18,468
Measles1821,368404,664+ 16,704
Drownings1919,6312311,347+ 8,285
Lung Disease2017,416661,586- 44,170
Hypertension2116,7361521,862- 5,126
Liver Disease2215,0761130,434- 15,358
Kidney Disease2314,4231329,576- 15,152
Poisonings2413,309289,686+ 3,623
Fires2513,290317,724+ 5,566
Endocrine Disorders2611,3351812,845- 1,510
Peptic Ulcer Disease2710,7831911,753- 970
Breast Cancer2810,2551616,167- 5,912
Stomach Cancer2910,163453,567+ 6,596
Asthma3010,0472510,817- 770
Tetanus318,327366,144+ 2,183
Falls328,1212111,506- 3,385
Pertussis337,757385,550+ 2,207
Oesophagus Cancer347,369394,735+ 2,634
Encephalitis357,323327,713- 390
Suicide367,3051713,377- 6,072
Lymphomas376,775346,493+ 282
Inflammatory/Heart386,6292610,509- 3,879
Oral Cancer396,4842710,084- 3,600
Other Neoplasms405,625541,952+ 3,674
Lung Cancers415,164375,999- 835
Appendicitis424,78471140+ 4,644
Liver Cancer434,383424,115+ 268
Colon-Rectum Cancers444,295443,834+ 461
Leukemia454,234414,351- 117
Epilepsy463,855336,802- 2,947
Cervical Cancer473,450472,870+ 580
Skin Disease483,360482,786+ 574
Drug Use493,286561,592+ 1,694
Syphilis502,701492,707- 6
Leishmaniasis511,96458891+ 1,073
Uterin Cancer521,86659797+ 1,069
Bladder Cancer531,854512,392- 538
Ovary Cancer541,601502,698- 1,097
HIV/AIDS551,526463,494- 1,968
Prostate Cancer561,178522,356- 1,177
Pancreas Cancer571,04561551+ 494
Skin Cancers5878165247+ 534
Hepatitis B59500434,036- 3,536
Alzheimers/Dementia60457551,776- 1,318
Dengue6142868177+ 251
Parkinson's Disease62412571,096- 684
Otitis Media6340469166+ 238
Ascariasis6436472131+ 233
Multiple Sclerosis6528066205+ 75
Anemia6623060573- 343
Diphtheria6721570140+ 75
Rheumatoid Arthritis6815863518- 359
Upper Respiratory6915673104+ 52
Malaria70156531,968- 1,813
Schizophrenia7114964330- 181
Chlamydia72827416+ 66
Hepatitis C736462521- 456
Alcohol745067197- 148
Iodine Deficiency7535759+ 25
Trypanosomiasis760760- 0
Chagas disease770770- 0
Schistosomiasis780780- 0
Leprosy790790- 0
Trichuriasis800800- 0
Hookworm Disease810810- 0
Vitamin A Deficiency820820- 0
Depression830830- 0
Prostatic Hypertrophy840840- 0
Osteoarthritis850850- 0
Oral conditions860860- 0

Note: Population is Equalized to PAKISTAN




The point of this intellectual exercise is to measure what would happen if two countries shared the same leading causes of death. To make these comparisons possible we equalized the population and used total deaths for each country's top 10 causes to simulate an "Exchange." Use the chart on the left to sort by the country name and use the summary plus and minus column to measure the differences in total deaths.

Life Expectancy statistics are calculated the same way everywhere in the world, but what we die from can be very different depending upon where we live. Despite these differences, with rare exception, the top 10 causes of death for any given country will represent between 70-80% of their total deaths. This is an intellectual exercise only, not a comparison of which country is healthier or to challenge existing life expectancy rankings. If you prefer to see total deaths for over 80 causes and choose your own countries to compare go here:


All meaningful comparisons between countries should be made using the same data source and year. The most reliable source for International comparisons is the World Health Organization because it is standardized for cross cultural comparisons. It is also reviewed annually, which often makes it more current than individual country data that can take years to compile. The WHO data includes individual country "projections," that are calculated based upon an annual consultation with each country before it is published. There are differences however, such as WHO data separates different forms of heart disease and cancer and combines Alzheimer's with Dementia. In this top 10 comparison WHO data for both countries was used (2014).