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PAKISTAN VS AFGHANISTAN: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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AFGHANISTAN PAKISTAN Deaths
Cause Of Death Rnk Deaths Rnk Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease 1 192,889 1 251,220 - 58,331
War 2 164,271 60 798 + 163,473
Influenza and Pneumonia 3 102,378 4 84,788 + 17,590
Low Birth Weight 4 92,249 3 95,004 - 2,755
Stroke 5 89,926 2 117,364 - 27,438
Birth Trauma 6 74,482 6 59,140 + 15,342
Tuberculosis 7 69,542 9 43,992 + 25,549
Diarrhoeal diseases 8 44,034 5 64,322 - 20,288
Diabetes Mellitus 9 42,375 8 44,666 - 2,292
Congenital Anomalies 10 37,894 13 26,566 + 11,328
Kidney Disease 11 32,017 12 28,190 + 3,827
Road Traffic Accidents 12 31,544 11 30,046 + 1,498
Lung Disease 13 25,817 7 55,521 - 29,704
Maternal Conditions 14 21,183 25 8,582 + 12,601
Falls 15 20,370 21 11,490 + 8,880
Meningitis 16 18,992 23 10,555 + 8,437
Drownings 17 17,504 24 8,718 + 8,786
Liver Disease 18 15,742 10 31,780 - 16,038
Violence 19 15,402 16 18,542 - 3,141
Other Injuries 20 15,072 18 15,226 - 154
Alzheimers & Dementia 21 14,192 17 17,248 - 3,056
Syphilis 22 13,208 26 8,440 + 4,768
Asthma 23 12,873 20 13,202 - 329
Stomach Cancer 24 11,644 40 3,798 + 7,846
Breast Cancer 25 11,607 15 18,614 - 7,007
Lymphomas 26 10,412 29 7,590 + 2,822
Endocrine Disorders 27 9,906 28 8,232 + 1,673
Suicide 28 9,718 32 5,552 + 4,166
Oesophagus Cancer 29 8,435 35 5,129 + 3,305
Tetanus 30 7,787 30 7,540 + 247
Oral Cancer 31 7,529 22 11,317 - 3,788
Peptic Ulcer Disease 32 7,508 27 8,322 - 814
Leukemia 33 7,457 34 5,241 + 2,217
Hypertension 34 6,708 14 18,746 - 12,038
Lung Cancers 35 6,635 31 6,885 - 250
Other Neoplasms 36 6,556 48 2,753 + 3,803
Rheumatic Heart Disease 37 5,709 19 14,116 - 8,407
Liver Cancer 38 5,161 37 4,660 + 501
Colon-Rectum Cancers 39 5,088 36 4,719 + 369
Epilepsy 40 4,955 38 4,430 + 525
Measles 41 4,625 53 2,418 + 2,207
Malnutrition 42 3,948 41 3,759 + 189
Cervical Cancer 43 3,773 46 3,032 + 740
Fires 44 2,782 42 3,697 - 916
Inflammatory/Heart 45 2,570 45 3,104 - 534
Poisonings 46 2,473 39 4,393 - 1,920
Bladder Cancer 47 2,182 49 2,691 - 508
HIV/AIDS 48 2,162 33 5,498 - 3,336
Uterin Cancer 49 2,089 59 859 + 1,230
Ovary Cancer 50 1,920 43 3,352 - 1,432
Appendicitis 51 1,790 50 2,642 - 853
Malaria 52 1,609 57 1,107 + 502
Prostate Cancer 53 1,393 51 2,634 - 1,241
Pertussis 54 1,314 62 548 + 767
Hepatitis B 55 1,244 47 2,952 - 1,709
Pancreas Cancer 56 1,232 61 628 + 604
Skin Cancers 57 1,180 63 507 + 673
Drug Use 58 1,092 56 1,174 - 81
Encephalitis 59 992 44 3,171 - 2,179
Parkinson's Disease 60 898 54 1,744 - 846
Skin Disease 61 710 52 2,455 - 1,745
Alcohol 62 562 58 914 - 352
Ascariasis 63 299 72 70 + 229
Rheumatoid Arthritis 64 247 64 450 - 202
Multiple Sclerosis 65 212 65 207 + 6
Upper Respiratory 66 187 70 97 + 90
Otitis Media 67 174 68 114 + 60
Diphtheria 68 132 73 47 + 85
Iodine Deficiency 69 68 69 99 - 31
Anemia 70 24 66 175 - 150
Hepatitis C 71 20 67 152 - 132
Leprosy 72 18 71 95 - 76
Leishmaniasis 73 18 75 4 + 14
Chlamydia 74 17 74 18 - 1
Dengue 75 2 55 1,186 - 1,185
Schistosomiasis 76 0 76 0 - 0
Chagas disease 77 0 77 0 - 0
Hookworm Disease 78 0 80 0 - 0
Trichuriasis 79 0 79 0 - 0
Trypanosomiasis 80 0 78 0 - 0
Prostatic Hypertrophy 81 0 84 0 - 0
Osteoarthritis 82 0 85 0 - 0
Oral conditions 83 0 86 0 - 0
Vitamin A Deficiency 84 0 83 0 - 0
Schizophrenia 85 0 82 0 - 0
Depression 86 0 81 0 - 0
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to PAKISTAN

Afghanistan

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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: https://www.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 2018