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TURKEY VS GREECE: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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GREECE TURKEY Deaths
Cause Of Death Rnk Deaths Rnk Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease 1 173,287 1 94,609 + 78,678
Stroke 2 116,590 3 32,918 + 83,672
Lung Cancers 3 56,503 5 23,508 + 32,995
Lung Disease 4 49,890 4 26,410 + 23,481
Influenza and Pneumonia 5 48,632 12 7,931 + 40,701
Kidney Disease 6 25,062 7 17,164 + 7,898
Colon-Rectum Cancers 7 24,364 11 8,203 + 16,161
Breast Cancer 8 18,514 18 5,705 + 12,810
Alzheimers & Dementia 9 15,657 2 43,505 - 27,848
Prostate Cancer 10 15,379 10 8,249 + 7,130
Hypertension 11 14,559 8 12,034 + 2,524
Pancreas Cancer 12 14,262 24 3,490 + 10,772
Upper Respiratory 13 13,699 67 8 + 13,691
Diabetes Mellitus 14 13,278 6 21,788 - 8,510
Liver Cancer 15 12,056 29 2,469 + 9,586
Stomach Cancer 16 12,025 9 9,222 + 2,804
Bladder Cancer 17 11,333 20 5,187 + 6,146
Parkinson's Disease 18 11,025 27 2,790 + 8,235
Leukemia 19 10,491 23 3,699 + 6,792
Lymphomas 20 9,797 15 6,256 + 3,541
Encephalitis 21 7,470 51 306 + 7,164
Road Traffic Accidents 22 7,082 14 6,544 + 539
Liver Disease 23 6,623 16 6,173 + 450
Other Injuries 24 5,651 26 2,990 + 2,661
Endocrine Disorders 25 4,674 21 4,475 + 199
Peptic Ulcer Disease 26 4,373 40 743 + 3,631
Ovary Cancer 27 4,250 33 1,829 + 2,421
Suicide 28 4,182 17 5,795 - 1,613
Inflammatory/Heart 29 3,920 25 3,219 + 701
Falls 30 3,915 19 5,195 - 1,281
Skin Cancers 31 3,628 35 1,202 + 2,427
Oral Cancer 32 3,203 34 1,330 + 1,872
Drownings 33 2,819 36 1,170 + 1,649
Other Neoplasms 34 2,677 60 21 + 2,655
Uterin Cancer 35 2,589 37 1,030 + 1,559
Oesophagus Cancer 36 1,907 28 2,616 - 709
Drug Use 37 1,828 38 866 + 963
Cervical Cancer 38 1,825 41 711 + 1,115
Congenital Anomalies 39 1,405 13 6,731 - 5,325
Epilepsy 40 1,105 30 2,177 - 1,072
Violence 41 950 31 2,127 - 1,177
Low Birth Weight 42 914 22 3,959 - 3,044
Multiple Sclerosis 43 893 54 237 + 656
Hepatitis B 44 677 47 529 + 148
Tuberculosis 45 637 50 482 + 155
Fires 46 604 44 695 - 91
Rheumatic Heart Disease 47 603 49 503 + 100
Diarrhoeal diseases 48 410 42 703 - 293
Skin Disease 49 388 43 702 - 314
Anemia 50 331 62 16 + 315
Rheumatoid Arthritis 51 329 56 219 + 110
HIV/AIDS 52 325 52 270 + 55
Alcohol 53 269 55 233 + 36
Asthma 54 213 32 2,063 - 1,850
Poisonings 55 197 53 246 - 49
Meningitis 56 182 48 522 - 340
Birth Trauma 57 135 39 837 - 703
Schizophrenia 58 69 84 0 + 69
Appendicitis 59 46 58 92 - 46
Maternal Conditions 60 23 57 198 - 175
Tetanus 61 18 61 19 - 1
Leishmaniasis 62 12 66 8 + 3
Malnutrition 63 9 45 638 - 629
Prostatic Hypertrophy 64 4 81 0 + 4
Measles 65 3 68 6 - 3
Pertussis 66 2 63 15 - 12
Syphilis 67 2 59 57 - 54
Chlamydia 68 2 69 4 - 3
Diphtheria 69 0 70 1 - 1
Iodine Deficiency 70 0 65 10 - 10
Otitis Media 71 0 73 0 - 0
Dengue 72 0 74 0 - 0
Chagas disease 73 0 76 0 - 0
Schistosomiasis 74 0 75 0 - 0
Trichuriasis 75 0 78 0 - 0
Ascariasis 76 0 71 1 - 1
Leprosy 77 0 72 1 - 1
Hookworm Disease 78 0 77 0 - 0
Trypanosomiasis 79 0 80 0 - 0
Hepatitis C 80 0 64 14 - 14
Malaria 81 0 79 0 - 0
Depression 82 0 85 0 - 0
Vitamin A Deficiency 83 0 86 0 - 0
War 84 0 46 632 - 632
Osteoarthritis 85 0 82 0 - 0
Oral conditions 86 0 83 0 - 0
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to TURKEY

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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