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BRAZIL VS ARGENTINA: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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ARGENTINA BRAZIL Deaths
Cause Of Death Rnk Deaths Rnk Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease 1 223,111 1 171,979 + 51,132
Influenza and Pneumonia 2 153,092 3 92,498 + 60,594
Lung Disease 3 96,806 6 61,886 + 34,920
Stroke 4 96,451 2 111,197 - 14,746
Kidney Disease 5 50,398 9 26,291 + 24,107
Lung Cancers 6 47,311 8 29,854 + 17,458
Diabetes Mellitus 7 43,222 4 65,381 - 22,160
Colon-Rectum Cancers 8 41,148 12 20,793 + 20,354
Breast Cancer 9 32,465 14 19,045 + 13,419
Other Injuries 10 31,837 21 13,580 + 18,256
Road Traffic Accidents 11 28,253 7 43,698 - 15,445
Prostate Cancer 12 21,095 17 17,815 + 3,279
Pancreas Cancer 13 20,553 25 10,559 + 9,994
Suicide 14 18,868 22 13,467 + 5,401
Liver Disease 15 18,531 10 25,305 - 6,775
Inflammatory/Heart 16 17,720 15 18,989 - 1,269
Alzheimers & Dementia 17 17,615 11 24,200 - 6,584
Hypertension 18 17,584 13 20,637 - 3,053
Endocrine Disorders 19 16,626 19 16,245 + 381
Stomach Cancer 20 16,458 16 18,235 - 1,776
Other Neoplasms 21 14,133 40 4,497 + 9,636
Congenital Anomalies 22 13,656 23 13,180 + 475
Encephalitis 23 12,897 45 3,832 + 9,065
Violence 24 12,825 5 64,909 - 52,083
Lymphomas 25 12,555 27 9,946 + 2,609
Low Birth Weight 26 10,762 33 7,638 + 3,125
Cervical Cancer 27 10,727 29 9,355 + 1,372
Skin Disease 28 10,573 38 5,355 + 5,218
Leukemia 29 10,285 31 8,608 + 1,676
Oesophagus Cancer 30 9,965 26 10,499 - 534
Liver Cancer 31 9,542 24 10,780 - 1,238
Bladder Cancer 32 7,750 39 4,823 + 2,927
HIV/AIDS 33 7,524 20 14,598 - 7,074
Ovary Cancer 34 5,935 43 3,956 + 1,979
Oral Cancer 35 5,005 28 9,560 - 4,555
Skin Cancers 36 4,973 41 4,484 + 489
Malnutrition 37 4,745 32 8,036 - 3,292
Uterin Cancer 38 4,174 51 2,171 + 2,003
Parkinson's Disease 39 4,026 42 3,974 + 53
Drug Use 40 3,963 52 1,841 + 2,122
Asthma 41 3,510 48 2,879 + 631
Alcohol 42 3,358 30 9,293 - 5,935
Tuberculosis 43 3,018 34 5,837 - 2,819
Anemia 44 2,937 49 2,416 + 521
Chagas disease 45 2,291 37 5,381 - 3,090
Diarrhoeal diseases 46 2,166 36 5,596 - 3,430
Peptic Ulcer Disease 47 2,133 46 3,660 - 1,527
Drownings 48 2,130 35 5,808 - 3,678
Maternal Conditions 49 1,975 54 1,346 + 628
Fires 50 1,796 55 1,309 + 488
Falls 51 1,786 18 16,340 - 14,554
Birth Trauma 52 1,718 44 3,953 - 2,235
Meningitis 53 1,668 53 1,666 + 2
Epilepsy 54 1,558 47 2,904 - 1,346
Poisonings 55 1,310 64 402 + 908
Rheumatoid Arthritis 56 1,237 61 574 + 662
Rheumatic Heart Disease 57 753 50 2,259 - 1,506
Syphilis 58 576 66 343 + 233
Multiple Sclerosis 59 513 65 378 + 135
Osteoarthritis 60 413 67 315 + 98
Appendicitis 61 371 56 1,118 - 747
Prostatic Hypertrophy 62 257 58 884 - 627
Hepatitis B 63 239 57 912 - 673
Schizophrenia 64 176 60 576 - 400
Pertussis 65 95 69 130 - 36
Oral conditions 66 69 72 63 + 6
Upper Respiratory 67 42 68 224 - 183
Tetanus 68 27 70 106 - 78
Chlamydia 69 14 73 30 - 16
Leishmaniasis 70 12 63 527 - 515
Iodine Deficiency 71 3 76 12 - 9
Otitis Media 72 2 71 94 - 92
Vitamin A Deficiency 73 2 77 4 - 3
Ascariasis 74 1 75 18 - 18
Diphtheria 75 0 79 3 - 3
Dengue 76 0 59 821 - 821
Schistosomiasis 77 0 62 558 - 558
Measles 78 0 81 1 - 1
Malaria 79 0 74 28 - 28
Trypanosomiasis 80 0 80 1 - 1
Hepatitis C 81 0 84 0 - 0
Hookworm Disease 82 0 82 0 - 0
Leprosy 83 0 78 3 - 3
Trichuriasis 84 0 83 0 - 0
Depression 85 0 85 0 - 0
War 86 0 86 0 - 0
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to BRAZIL

Argentina

Brazil

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