GERMANY VS FRANCE: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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FRANCE GERMANY Deaths
Cause Of Death Rank Deaths Rank Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease175,5301184,456- 108,925
Alzheimers/Dementia259,128541,032+ 18,096
Stroke341,098257,039- 15,941
Lung Cancers440,396346,881- 6,485
Influenza and Pneumonia525,336823,385+ 1,952
Colon-Rectum Cancers624,978628,951- 3,973
Lung Disease723,587443,056- 19,469
Breast Cancer816,9581119,829- 2,871
Diabetes Mellitus914,986724,099- 9,113
Other Injuries1014,949266,297+ 8,653
Pancreas Cancer1113,0871217,178- 4,090
Suicide1213,0521810,816+ 2,235
Prostate Cancer1312,5361315,107- 2,571
Lymphomas1411,1291612,117- 988
Liver Cancer1510,791237,958+ 2,833
Kidney Disease169,744921,156- 11,412
Liver Disease179,7041414,820- 5,116
Other Neoplasms189,064247,615+ 1,449
Endocrine Disorders198,621209,227- 606
Leukemia208,453228,720- 267
Parkinson's Disease217,7451910,130- 2,385
Falls227,6541512,280- 4,626
Bladder Cancer237,336256,440+ 896
Stomach Cancer246,7321710,956- 4,225
Inflammatory/Heart256,692218,814- 2,122
Hypertension266,0801020,240- 14,160
Oral Cancer275,582276,103- 521
Oesophagus Cancer285,373285,993- 620
Ovary Cancer294,631305,693- 1,063
Malnutrition304,10554224+ 3,881
Alcohol314,105315,219- 1,114
Road Traffic Accidents323,965333,428+ 537
Skin Cancers333,600324,185- 586
Diarrhoeal diseases343,229295,964- 2,735
Uterin Cancer353,142362,642+ 501
Congenital Anomalies362,302391,820+ 481
Epilepsy372,157352,859- 702
Rheumatic Heart Disease382,023342,920- 897
Drug Use391,995401,627+ 369
Cervical Cancer401,663381,902- 239
Skin Disease411,560411,461+ 99
Asthma421,515431,171+ 344
Peptic Ulcer Disease431,104372,448- 1,344
Drownings441,08148448+ 633
Anemia451,02245710+ 312
Multiple Sclerosis46833421,401- 568
Tuberculosis4773951375+ 365
Violence4872546599+ 126
Schizophrenia4971855208+ 510
Low Birth Weight5071544712+ 3
Poisonings5163758158+ 479
HIV/AIDS5254550412+ 133
Rheumatoid Arthritis5351347470+ 43
Fires5450249413+ 90
Birth Trauma5540957173+ 236
Meningitis5626956179+ 90
Encephalitis5725553246+ 9
Hepatitis B5817952246- 68
Appendicitis5911259140- 29
Maternal Conditions60776139+ 38
Upper Respiratory615460130- 76
Syphilis62326225+ 7
War6322860+ 22
Otitis Media64176316+ 1
Hepatitis C6566411- 4
Measles663661+ 2
Tetanus673671+ 2
Pertussis681681+ 1
Chlamydia691691+ 0
Leishmaniasis701750+ 1
Iodine Deficiency711652- 1
Diphtheria720700+ 0
Malaria730710- 0
Trypanosomiasis740720- 0
Chagas disease750730- 0
Schistosomiasis760740- 0
Dengue770760- 0
Ascariasis780770- 0
Trichuriasis790780- 0
Hookworm Disease800790- 0
Leprosy810800- 0
Vitamin A Deficiency820810- 0
Depression830820- 0
Prostatic Hypertrophy840830- 0
Osteoarthritis850840- 0
Oral conditions860850- 0
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to GERMANY

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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