CHINA VS INDIA: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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INDIA CHINA Deaths
Cause Of Death Rank Deaths Rank Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease11,556,74621,597,170- 40,424
Lung Disease2964,89231,011,931- 47,039
Stroke3746,98912,098,609- 1,351,619
Influenza and Pneumonia4697,45410217,062+ 480,392
Tuberculosis5506,3873033,634+ 472,753
Diarrhoeal diseases6463,927519,208+ 454,719
Low Birth Weight7354,9183133,151+ 321,767
Diabetes Mellitus8320,89613165,989+ 154,906
Road Traffic Accidents9299,5279268,127+ 31,400
Liver Disease10279,47814161,377+ 118,101
Kidney Disease11277,44712187,373+ 90,075
Suicide12221,94516138,622+ 83,323
Falls13220,14317105,569+ 114,574
Hypertension14172,1548280,611- 108,457
Birth Trauma15148,1873725,919+ 122,268
Other Injuries16140,7592345,721+ 95,037
Alzheimers/Dementia17136,3567312,812- 176,455
Congenital Anomalies18124,9372444,671+ 80,266
Rheumatic Heart Disease19119,2901885,574+ 33,716
Asthma20118,7523527,680+ 91,072
Oral Cancer21101,5212738,575+ 62,946
Lung Cancers2291,3534635,640- 544,287
Breast Cancer2382,1562249,011+ 33,145
Cervical Cancer2474,1393329,140+ 44,999
HIV/AIDS2572,2713923,058+ 49,214
Drownings2667,7892151,961+ 15,828
Stomach Cancer2766,0346326,453- 260,419
Peptic Ulcer Disease2862,0372542,288+ 19,749
Colon-Rectum Cancers2957,45015148,964- 91,515
Violence3057,0114611,873+ 45,139
Malnutrition3156,2574810,539+ 45,718
Fires3255,1124910,380+ 44,732
Hepatitis B3346,572546,813+ 39,759
Maternal Conditions3446,395564,673+ 41,722
Measles3545,19965567+ 44,632
Oesophagus Cancer3644,38811196,639- 152,251
Meningitis3743,374556,218+ 37,156
Encephalitis3842,944573,622+ 39,323
Epilepsy3931,9554512,196+ 19,760
Lymphomas4031,5712838,425- 6,854
Liver Cancer4130,7215396,791- 366,070
Leukemia4229,8652057,230- 27,365
Endocrine Disorders4328,2143626,778+ 1,436
Poisonings4426,5664022,392+ 4,173
Malaria4525,475763+ 25,472
Ovary Cancer4623,3314315,210+ 8,121
Dengue4721,7687460+ 21,708
Rheumatoid Arthritis4821,1664710,954+ 10,212
Drug Use4918,4333427,925- 9,492
Inflammatory/Heart5018,2792936,621- 18,342
Pancreas Cancer5116,9391969,713- 52,774
Appendicitis5215,926592,002+ 13,925
Other Neoplasms5315,4172640,361- 24,944
Prostate Cancer5414,6183824,392- 9,774
Leishmaniasis5513,01368272+ 12,741
Tetanus5612,78364706+ 12,077
Skin Disease5712,000536,955+ 5,045
Bladder Cancer5811,3083229,437- 18,129
Anemia599,61369231+ 9,381
Leprosy608,973621,091+ 7,882
Alcohol618,4374412,585- 4,148
Syphilis626,61563982+ 5,633
Pertussis635,376601,534+ 3,842
Uterin Cancer645,3634216,499- 11,136
Multiple Sclerosis655,355611,374+ 3,981
Skin Cancers664,6904119,556- 14,865
Parkinson's Disease674,478509,789- 5,311
Schizophrenia682,106529,166- 7,060
Hepatitis C691,21467282+ 932
Otitis Media701,06570230+ 835
Upper Respiratory7183366370+ 463
Iodine Deficiency7253171132+ 399
Oral conditions73507860+ 507
Ascariasis744907390+ 400
War75273582,419- 2,146
Diphtheria76111770+ 111
Chlamydia77367510+ 26
Trypanosomiasis780780- 0
Chagas disease790790- 0
Schistosomiasis80072103- 103
Trichuriasis810800- 0
Hookworm Disease820810- 0
Vitamin A Deficiency830820- 0
Depression840830- 0
Prostatic Hypertrophy850840- 0
Osteoarthritis860850- 0
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to CHINA

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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