PAKISTAN VS AFGHANISTAN: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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AFGHANISTAN PAKISTAN Deaths
Cause Of Death Rank Deaths Rank Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease1180,6151265,051- 84,435
Influenza and Pneumonia2142,741483,856+ 58,885
Stroke3109,3162109,165+ 151
Low Birth Weight482,4693101,682- 19,213
War580,049306,145+ 73,904
Tuberculosis680,021843,894+ 36,127
Other Injuries774,9191035,350+ 39,569
Diarrhoeal diseases872,941558,000+ 14,940
Birth Trauma962,106755,890+ 6,216
Congenital Anomalies1036,6071226,492+ 10,115
Road Traffic Accidents1129,6531127,081+ 2,572
Kidney Disease1228,0881716,461+ 11,626
Drownings1327,9171617,048+ 10,869
Maternal Conditions1426,940258,933+ 18,007
Lung Disease1526,458656,666- 30,207
Falls1625,819541,447+ 24,372
Liver Disease1722,8451318,451+ 4,394
Meningitis1821,3232112,650+ 8,673
Diabetes Mellitus1918,267943,128- 24,861
Asthma2017,2622310,521+ 6,741
Endocrine Disorders2114,709267,454+ 7,255
Violence2213,6431417,983- 4,340
Alzheimers/Dementia2312,4641915,428- 2,964
Measles2412,26959676+ 11,593
Breast Cancer2512,0591517,865- 5,806
Stomach Cancer2611,127383,823+ 7,304
Hypertension2711,0041816,235- 5,231
Suicide2810,785373,914+ 6,871
Malnutrition299,596315,498+ 4,099
Pertussis308,191325,358+ 2,833
Oesophagus Cancer318,111335,117+ 2,993
Lymphomas327,706287,166+ 541
Epilepsy337,438423,146+ 4,292
Oral Cancer347,2162211,048- 3,832
Inflammatory/Heart356,990512,245+ 4,745
Peptic Ulcer Disease366,9842410,153- 3,169
Other Neoplasms376,464492,284+ 4,180
Lung Cancers386,351296,612- 261
Tetanus395,506277,383- 1,877
Syphilis405,500403,609+ 1,891
Colon-Rectum Cancers414,946354,485+ 462
Leukemia424,781344,794- 13
Liver Cancer434,764364,458+ 306
Rheumatic Heart Disease444,6932015,306- 10,614
Cervical Cancer453,617443,074+ 543
Fires463,523393,821- 298
Poisonings473,095452,903+ 192
Appendicitis483,025502,281+ 744
Bladder Cancer492,118462,633- 515
HIV/AIDS502,090413,570- 1,480
Skin Disease512,061532,004+ 58
Uterin Cancer522,00156852+ 1,150
Ovary Cancer531,864433,139- 1,275
Hepatitis B541,460522,226- 766
Prostate Cancer551,331472,589- 1,259
Pancreas Cancer561,16161606+ 555
Malaria571,12458747+ 378
Encephalitis581,122482,514- 1,392
Skin Cancers591,12063478+ 642
Alcohol6095262499+ 452
Ascariasis6192369105+ 818
Drug Use62765551,262- 497
Diphtheria636767541+ 635
Leishmaniasis6437060659- 289
Otitis Media6531368120+ 193
Upper Respiratory662317298+ 132
Parkinson's Disease6720257784- 582
Iodine Deficiency681587199+ 58
Multiple Sclerosis6914665201- 54
Rheumatoid Arthritis7013667184- 48
Dengue719166197- 105
Anemia728764361- 273
Schizophrenia73397445- 7
Hepatitis C743270104- 72
Leprosy75187398- 79
Chlamydia765764+ 0
Trypanosomiasis770770- 0
Chagas disease780780- 0
Schistosomiasis790790- 0
Trichuriasis800800- 0
Hookworm Disease810810- 0
Vitamin A Deficiency820820- 0
Depression830830- 0
Prostatic Hypertrophy840840- 0
Osteoarthritis850850- 0
Oral conditions860860- 0
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to PAKISTAN

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THE INTELLECTUAL EXERCISE

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: http://worldlifeexpectancy.com/world-rankings-total-deaths

ABOUT OUR DATA

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.

Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
Data Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 2017