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WORLD RANKINGS-TOTAL DEATHS

If you really want to understand GLOBAL HEALTH you have come to the right place. Here you will not only find the latest World Health Organization (2010 Estimates) of total death counts by country, you can compare countries to each other for over 80 Causes of Death. No crude rates or age standardization calculations to confuse you in this Data Grid, just total deaths and unless you know exactly what you're looking for this raw data is where everything begins.

HOW WORLD HEALTH DATA IS COMPILED

This very 'smart chart' is where most of our research begins, but before we teach you how to use it, it is important to understand this is 'World Data' and these numbers will not necessarily match what an individual country might publish. The reason the totals for an individual country may not be identical is because the primary purpose of this Data is to facilitate global comparisons, so the condition of the world's health can be measured and monitored. Many Sites that publish world data use multiple sources for their comparisons, with rare exception we do not. We don't believe accurate comparisons can be made from multiple sources or that contain data from different years. You would be surprised by how many countries don't report their health data every year and some haven't updated their counts for 5 years or more. On the one hand these inconsistencies can lead to inaccuracies, but as you will see in some respects world data is even more relevant than what you receive from any individual country.

WHO Data is more than just estimates it also includes projections and these projections are far more than "mathematical expedients." Official WHO data includes an in depth consultation with every member country before it is released and since virtually every country in the world is at least two years behind, 2010 WHO data is more current. The latest USA data for example is 2007 and that's because it takes that long to compile it. Likewise all WHO data complies with official ICD-10 standards and many countries have yet to complete that conversion. But there are a few categories that are slightly different such as Alzheimer's. WHO data combines Alzheimer's with Dementia which means you'll see a higher number than you're used to, but it also includes a 2010 forecast and Alzheimer's is on the rise. Most numbers are close for developed countries and remember without standard categories and methods cross national comparisons could not be made.

We are in the business of helping organizations and companies make complex data of all types easy to understand and use. Global Health is our cause, but not our primary business. We offer www.worldlifeexpectancy.com as a public service and enjoy sharing our expertise with the millions of people, Academic Institutions and Governments throughout the world who use it.This chart is our invention and all you have to do is follow the sequence below to have a world class tool you can access over and over again to keep you up to speed on global health.

INSTRUCTIONS: WORLD RANKINGS-TOTAL DEATHS

  1. Cause of Death Column to the left is in World Rank Order.

2. Select a Country from the list on the right. Click on it to place it in the Grid. Once you click on a country it will move to the top of the list and will be highlighted in yellow as it enters the Grid. You can place up to 7 countries into the Grid at one time.

3. Once the Country is in the Grid you can change the Cause of Death Column from the World Order to the Individual Country order by clicking on the Abbreviation beneath the country Flag. Sorting the Data in this way enables you to compare one Country to another and against the World at the same time. Individual country Population numbers are across the top highlighted in orange to help you keep things in perspective.

4. To remove an Individual Country from the Grid, return to the Country List on the right and Click the country to remove it (one at a time). You can then replace it with another Country or click the orange "Clear" button located at the top of the List to remove all Countries at once.

5. To assist you in finding Countries you may use the controls above the list to alphabetize them or rank them to suit your purpose.

Example: Russia is country #129 in world life expectancy order. Scroll down the country list on the right to #129 and click on Russia to place it in the Grid. Now sort the Grid by clicking on the Abbreviation below the Russian Flag to see the Causes in Russia rank order. Notice Poison is the #4 cause of death in Russia, but #32 in the world....note Russia has more Deaths by Poison than Traffic Accidents. You will see other unusual patterns as you continue to place other countries into the Grid for review.

6. Click on any Country to begin....

Entering a Country into the Grid will cause these instructions to disappear. If you want to review them again, simply clear your Grid or click on the Instruction button above the cause of death column and they will return.

Coronary Heart Disease 1 7,253,824
Stroke 2 6,151,154
Influenza & Pneumonia 3 3,463,256
Lung Disease 4 3,278,167
Diarrhoeal diseases 5 2,464,425
HIV/AIDS 6 1,776,270
Lung Cancers 7 1,387,121
Tuberculosis 8 1,341,768
Diabetes Mellitus 9 1,255,477
Road Traffic Accidents 10 1,208,629
Hypertension 11 1,153,308
Other Injuries 12 1,145,949
Low Birth Weight 13 995,687
Liver Disease 14 848,636
Malaria 15 826,908
Suicide 16 781,927
Birth Trauma 17 779,004
Kidney Disease 18 775,103
Stomach Cancer 19 758,152
Liver Cancer 20 695,200
Colon-Rectum Cancers 21 647,014
Alzheimers/Dementia 22 539,922
Violence 23 535,369
Falls 24 510,331
Breast Cancer 25 482,362
Congenital Anomalies 26 428,158
Oesophagus Cancer 27 413,732
Inflammatory/Heart 28 402,147
Maternal Conditions 29 361,360
Meningitis 30 340,154
Endocrine Disorders 31 318,242
Drownings 32 305,922
Lymphomas 33 304,737
Peptic Ulcer Disease 34 297,954
Asthma 35 284,046
Oral Cancer 36 281,471
Cervical Cancer 37 276,939
Prostate Cancer 38 272,155
Pancreas Cancer 39 269,748
Leukemia 40 266,820
Poisonings 41 252,452
Malnutrition 42 242,282
Rheumatic Heart Disease 43 220,278
Fires 44 195,223
Pertussis 45 195,112
Other Neoplasms 46 188,227
War 47 181,795
Epilepsy 48 178,161
Bladder Cancer 49 160,317
Measles 50 155,439
Ovary Cancer 51 140,072
Hepatitis B 52 128,342
Parkinson Disease 53 109,710
Anaemia 54 102,571
Syphilis 55 99,873
Tetanus 56 88,235
Alcohol 57 79,489
Uterin Cancer 58 77,939
Skin Cancers 59 77,484
Skin Disease 60 74,138
Drug Use 61 71,476
Hepatitis C 62 69,027
Upper Respiratory 63 65,684
Trypanosomiasis 64 54,289
Prostatic Hypertrophy 65 44,315
Schistosomiasis 66 44,057
Rheumatoid Arthritis 67 37,670
Schizophrenia 68 27,070
Leishmaniasis 69 25,980
Appendicitis 70 25,904
Multiple Sclerosis 71 17,080
Dengue 72 16,099
Vitamin A Deficiency 73 15,647
Depression 74 15,252
Encephalitis 75 14,534
Leprosy 76 11,716
Chagas disease 77 9,887
Osteoarthritis 78 8,579
Diphtheria 79 7,686
Otitis Media 80 4,674
Chlamydia 81 4,373
Iodine Deficiency 82 4,342
Oral conditions 83 3,937
Ascariasis 84 1,852
Trichuriasis 85 694
Hookworm Disease 86 231



Clear Rank
Alpha
Yrs
* World Life Expectancy 68.9
1JAPAN82.7
2SWITZERLAND82.6
3SAN MARINO82.6
4ITALY82.4
5SINGAPORE82.3
6ICELAND82.3
7ANDORRA82.2
8AUSTRALIA82.2
9SPAIN82.1
10QATAR82.1
11ISRAEL82
12MONACO81.9
13FRANCE81.8
14SWEDEN81.7
15CANADA81.5
16LUXEMBOURG81.5
17CYPRUS81.5
18NORWAY81.4
19NEW ZEALAND81.3
20NETHERLANDS81.2
21AUSTRIA81.1
22GREECE80.9
23IRELAND80.7
24SOUTH KOREA80.7
25FINLAND80.7
26GERMANY80.7
27UNITED KINGDOM80.5
28BELGIUM80.4
29MALTA80.4
30SLOVENIA80.1
31PORTUGAL80.1
32KUWAIT79.9
33DENMARK79.5
34CHILE79.3
35COSTA RICA79.1
36BAHRAIN78.7
37UNITED STATES78.6
38CUBA78.3
39CZECH REPUBLIC78.1
40BARBADOS77.6
41COLOMBIA77.5
42BRUNEI77.4
43CROATIA77.2
44COOK ISLANDS77.1
45PANAMA76.8
46PERU76.7
47MALDIVES76.6
48URUGUAY76.6
49ESTONIA76.5
50POLAND76.4
51BOSNIA/HERZEG76.2
52SLOVAKIA76
53ECUADOR76
54ARGENTINA75.8
55ARAB EMIRATES75.7
56TURKEY75.7
57TUNISIA75.6
58CHINA75.6
59VENEZUELA75.5
60SAUDI ARABIA75.3
61MACEDONIA75.2
62VIET NAM75.2
63SYRIA75.2
64BAHAMAS75.2
65HUNGARY75.1
66SAINT LUCIA75
67MEXICO75
68ANTIGUA/BAR.74.9
69JAMAICA74.8
70SRI LANKA74.6
71PARAGUAY74.5
72DOMINICA74.4
73SERBIA/MONTEN74.4
74BRAZIL74.3
75BULGARIA74.3
76GRENADA74.1
77ST. KITTS74
78ROMANIA74
79THAILAND74
80HONDURAS74
81MALAYSIA73.9
82ALBANIA73.9
83MAURITIUS73.9
84LEBANON73.8
85LATVIA73.8
86LITHUANIA73.8
87SAINT VINCENT73.7
88BELIZE73.6
89SEYCHELLES73.6
90JORDAN73.5
91IRAN73.4
92EGYPT73.3
93ALGERIA73
94NICARAGUA72.9
95SAMOA72.8
96DOMINICAN REP72.6
97SURINAME72.4
98OMAN72.3
99MOROCCO72.2
100NIUE72.2
101VANUATU72.2
102GEORGIA72.1
103EL SALVADOR71.8
104TONGA71.7
105PALAU71.7
106CAPE VERDE71.6
107NAURU71.5
108BELARUS71.5
109AZERBAIJAN71.4
110ARMENIA71.3
111MOLDOVA70.8
112TRINIDAD/TOB.70.8
113UKRAINE70.6
114FIJI69.6
115BANGLADESH69.5
116SOLOMON ISL.69.5
117INDONESIA69.5
118PHILIPPINES69.4
119GUATEMALA69.4
120IRAQ68.9
121RUSSIA68.9
122KYRGYZSTAN68.8
123NORTH KOREA68.8
124MICRONESIA68.6
125UZBEKISTAN68.3
126NEPAL68.2
127MONGOLIA68.1
128LAOS67.9
129TAJIKISTAN67.9
130BHUTAN67.4
131KIRIBATI67.3
132BOLIVIA67.2
133KAZAKHSTAN67
134PAKISTAN66.6
135MADAGASCAR66.5
136BOTSWANA65.7
137INDIA65.5
138MYANMAR65.2
139NAMIBIA65.2
140LIBYA65.1
141CAMBODIA65.1
142TUVALU64.4
143YEMEN64.2
144TIMOR-LESTE64
145GHANA63.5
146TURKMENISTAN63.4
147GUYANA63.3
148SAO TOME63.3
149NEW GUINEA62.9
150HAITI62.8
151GABON62.4
152COMOROS61.8
153SUDAN61.8
154ERITREA61.3
155SENEGAL60.7
156ETHIOPIA60.4
157KENYA59.7
158MARSHALL ISL.59.7
159AFGHANISTAN59.6
160RWANDA59.6
161TANZANIA59.5
162LIBERIA59.3
163MAURITANIA58.5
164GAMBIA58.5
165SOUTH AFRICA58.3
166DJIBOUTI58.2
167CONGO58.1
168MALAWI57.7
169BENIN57.5
170TOGO56.4
171COTE D IVOIRE56.1
172NIGER56.1
173UGANDA55.8
174BURKINA FASO55.8
175GUINEA55
176ZAMBIA54.7
177ZIMBABWE54.5
178EQU. GUINEA53.7
179NIGERIA53.2
180BURUNDI53
181CAMEROON52.6
182MOZAMBIQUE52.6
183CHAD51.5
184ANGOLA51.5
185MALI51.3
186SWAZILAND50.2
187LESOTHO50.1
188GUINEA-BISSAU49.9
189SOMALIA49.8
190DR CONGO49.5
191CENTRAL AFRICA48.4
192SIERRA LEONE46.5