INDIA VS NEPAL: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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NEPAL INDIA Deaths
Cause Of Death Rank Deaths Rank Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease11,333,20211,446,853- 113,651
Lung Disease2840,8582896,779- 55,921
Stroke3674,0363694,258- 20,223
Influenza and Pneumonia4459,6244648,220- 188,595
Diarrhoeal diseases5343,8736431,178- 87,305
Diabetes Mellitus6282,7798298,243- 15,464
Tuberculosis7229,1275470,641- 241,514
Road Traffic Accidents8214,6779278,383- 63,706
Liver Disease9211,51410259,749- 48,235
Kidney Disease10189,21611257,862- 68,646
Low Birth Weight11173,6687329,864- 156,197
Alzheimers/Dementia12160,94817126,731+ 34,218
Asthma13144,71120110,369+ 34,343
Birth Trauma14132,58715137,726- 5,139
Hypertension15127,59214160,001- 32,409
Lung Cancers16116,8692284,904+ 31,965
HIV/AIDS1799,4652567,170+ 32,295
Congenital Anomalies1898,98218116,118- 17,136
Other Injuries1984,05716130,822- 46,766
Rheumatic Heart Disease2081,16219110,869- 29,707
Suicide2174,56612206,278- 131,713
Peptic Ulcer Disease2273,6812857,658+ 16,023
Cervical Cancer2370,8292468,906+ 1,924
Falls2469,17013204,603- 135,433
Oral Cancer2558,4962194,354- 35,859
Maternal Conditions2654,1803443,120+ 11,060
Stomach Cancer2753,0812761,372- 8,291
Meningitis2847,8883740,312+ 7,576
Breast Cancer2945,9622376,356- 30,394
Violence3040,6923052,987- 12,295
Lymphomas3139,0404029,342+ 9,698
Leukemia3238,8394227,756+ 11,082
Fires3338,1963251,222- 13,026
Encephalitis3435,3473839,913- 4,566
Endocrine Disorders3532,2454326,223+ 6,022
Ovary Cancer3628,3324621,684+ 6,648
Colon-Rectum Cancers3727,3612953,394- 26,033
Oesophagus Cancer3823,2543641,255- 18,001
Pertussis3923,203634,997+ 18,206
Hepatitis B4021,1653343,284- 22,119
Malnutrition4121,0883152,285- 31,197
Tetanus4217,6805611,881+ 5,800
Drownings4315,7292663,004- 47,275
Leishmaniasis4414,9165512,095+ 2,821
Epilepsy4514,8253929,700- 14,874
Bladder Cancer4613,0465810,510+ 2,536
Appendicitis4711,3755214,802- 3,427
Inflammatory/Heart4810,5205016,989- 6,469
Other Neoplasms4910,3355314,329- 3,994
Skin Disease5010,2445711,153- 909
Pancreas Cancer519,9765115,743- 5,767
Drug Use529,6514917,132- 7,481
Syphilis539,336626,148+ 3,188
Liver Cancer548,9854128,552- 19,568
Poisonings558,0634424,690- 16,627
Parkinson's Disease567,399674,162+ 3,237
Leprosy575,689608,340- 2,651
Prostate Cancer585,2895413,586- 8,297
Alcohol594,247617,841- 3,594
Measles603,8283542,009- 38,180
Skin Cancers612,889664,359- 1,470
Uterin Cancer621,984644,984- 3,000
Multiple Sclerosis631,784654,977- 3,193
Rheumatoid Arthritis641,7614819,672- 17,910
Anemia651,597598,934- 7,337
Dengue661,0694720,232- 19,163
Malaria677524523,677- 22,924
Upper Respiratory6871371774- 61
Hepatitis C69644691,128- 484
Otitis Media7057870990- 412
Schizophrenia71449681,958- 1,508
Ascariasis7223674455- 219
Iodine Deficiency7317872494- 316
Diphtheria743676104- 68
Chlamydia75237733- 11
Trypanosomiasis760780- 0
Chagas disease770790- 0
Schistosomiasis780800- 0
Trichuriasis790810- 0
Hookworm Disease800820- 0
Vitamin A Deficiency810830- 0
Depression820840- 0
Prostatic Hypertrophy830850- 0
Osteoarthritis840860- 0
Oral conditions85073471- 471
War86075254- 254
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to INDIA

Nepal

India

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