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GERMANY VS FRANCE: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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FRANCE GERMANY Deaths
Cause Of Death Rnk Deaths Rnk Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease 1 74,286 1 191,913 - 117,627
Alzheimers & Dementia 2 59,513 3 48,770 + 10,744
Lung Cancers 3 40,850 5 47,131 - 6,282
Stroke 4 40,645 2 58,306 - 17,661
Colon-Rectum Cancers 5 24,867 6 28,809 - 3,941
Lung Disease 6 24,459 4 48,209 - 23,750
Influenza and Pneumonia 7 21,438 9 23,122 - 1,684
Breast Cancer 8 17,336 11 20,072 - 2,736
Diabetes Mellitus 9 14,862 7 24,764 - 9,901
Other Injuries 10 14,700 25 6,891 + 7,808
Suicide 11 13,757 18 11,145 + 2,612
Pancreas Cancer 12 13,549 12 17,536 - 3,987
Prostate Cancer 13 12,471 13 15,583 - 3,112
Lymphomas 14 11,296 16 12,288 - 992
Liver Cancer 15 10,880 24 8,010 + 2,870
Kidney Disease 16 9,896 8 23,316 - 13,420
Liver Disease 17 9,338 14 14,901 - 5,563
Other Neoplasms 18 9,143 23 8,036 + 1,108
Leukemia 19 8,626 22 8,831 - 204
Endocrine Disorders 20 8,393 20 9,990 - 1,596
Parkinson's Disease 21 7,776 17 11,493 - 3,717
Falls 22 7,763 15 13,474 - 5,711
Bladder Cancer 23 7,391 26 6,560 + 831
Inflammatory/Heart 24 6,833 21 9,303 - 2,471
Stomach Cancer 25 6,687 19 10,706 - 4,019
Hypertension 26 6,336 10 21,803 - 15,468
Oral Cancer 27 5,433 28 6,133 - 699
Oesophagus Cancer 28 5,334 29 6,078 - 745
Ovary Cancer 29 4,610 31 5,601 - 991
Alcohol 30 3,983 30 6,028 - 2,045
Malnutrition 31 3,973 53 334 + 3,639
Skin Cancers 32 3,664 32 4,316 - 652
Road Traffic Accidents 33 3,422 33 3,278 + 144
Uterin Cancer 34 3,194 36 2,645 + 549
Diarrhoeal diseases 35 2,713 27 6,320 - 3,606
Congenital Anomalies 36 2,304 39 2,077 + 227
Epilepsy 37 2,173 35 3,105 - 931
Rheumatic Heart Disease 38 2,013 34 3,199 - 1,186
Drug Use 39 2,002 41 1,820 + 182
Encephalitis 40 1,748 38 2,369 - 621
Cervical Cancer 41 1,677 40 1,891 - 215
Skin Disease 42 1,594 42 1,585 + 8
Asthma 43 1,552 44 1,205 + 347
Peptic Ulcer Disease 44 1,097 37 2,402 - 1,305
Drownings 45 1,018 49 461 + 557
Anemia 46 966 45 862 + 104
Multiple Sclerosis 47 838 43 1,463 - 625
Low Birth Weight 48 769 46 759 + 10
Schizophrenia 49 726 56 238 + 488
Violence 50 699 47 591 + 108
Tuberculosis 51 630 52 371 + 259
HIV/AIDS 52 520 50 423 + 98
Rheumatoid Arthritis 53 506 48 503 + 2
Fires 54 450 51 403 + 47
Birth Trauma 55 369 57 202 + 167
Poisonings 56 357 62 125 + 232
Osteoarthritis 57 259 54 307 - 49
Meningitis 58 221 59 182 + 40
Hepatitis B 59 163 55 253 - 90
War 60 114 65 29 + 85
Oral conditions 61 113 63 60 + 53
Appendicitis 62 98 61 138 - 40
Prostatic Hypertrophy 63 82 58 190 - 108
Maternal Conditions 64 70 64 55 + 15
Upper Respiratory 65 48 60 172 - 125
Otitis Media 66 12 66 13 - 1
Pertussis 67 11 71 1 + 10
Syphilis 68 11 67 8 + 3
Chlamydia 69 5 68 3 + 2
Tetanus 70 2 72 1 + 1
Diphtheria 71 1 73 0 + 1
Schistosomiasis 72 1 79 0 + 1
Iodine Deficiency 73 1 70 2 - 1
Dengue 74 1 77 0 + 1
Measles 75 1 69 2 - 1
Leishmaniasis 76 0 78 0 + 0
Chagas disease 77 0 74 0 - 0
Trichuriasis 78 0 85 0 - 0
Hookworm Disease 79 0 84 0 - 0
Leprosy 80 0 86 0 - 0
Ascariasis 81 0 83 0 - 0
Hepatitis C 82 0 81 0 - 0
Trypanosomiasis 83 0 82 0 - 0
Malaria 84 0 80 0 - 0
Depression 85 0 76 0 - 0
Vitamin A Deficiency 86 0 75 0 - 0
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to GERMANY

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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