TURKEY VS GREECE: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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GREECE TURKEY Deaths
Cause Of Death Rank Deaths Rank Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease1228,524181,029+ 147,495
Stroke2143,713243,886+ 99,828
Alzheimers/Dementia373,800337,498+ 36,302
Lung Cancers447,413524,405+ 23,008
Lung Disease546,196426,367+ 19,828
Influenza and Pneumonia623,704910,829+ 12,875
Kidney Disease721,742714,841+ 6,900
Colon-Rectum Cancers819,845118,439+ 11,407
Breast Cancer917,176175,765+ 11,411
Hypertension1015,160811,207+ 3,953
Prostate Cancer1115,051128,183+ 6,868
Inflammatory/Heart1213,994253,309+ 10,685
Pancreas Cancer1312,559243,386+ 9,173
Leukemia1411,742233,564+ 8,178
Liver Cancer1511,064302,402+ 8,662
Stomach Cancer1610,102109,796+ 307
Diabetes Mellitus179,688618,828- 9,140
Liver Disease189,418185,383+ 4,035
Bladder Cancer198,929195,215+ 3,715
Road Traffic Accidents206,683146,954- 271
Lymphomas216,502166,132+ 370
Endocrine Disorders224,731214,628+ 103
Ovary Cancer234,547321,799+ 2,748
Other Injuries244,192263,235+ 958
Falls253,967224,624- 657
Parkinson's Disease263,795341,401+ 2,394
Suicide273,540156,861- 3,321
Skin Cancers283,475361,203+ 2,272
Peptic Ulcer Disease293,46539894+ 2,571
Drownings302,700331,508+ 1,192
Oral Cancer312,307351,329+ 978
Congenital Anomalies322,174138,041- 5,867
Uterin Cancer332,155371,034+ 1,121
Drug Use342,09341761+ 1,332
HIV/AIDS351,92851363+ 1,565
Oesophagus Cancer361,630282,644- 1,014
Violence371,609311,910- 301
Cervical Cancer381,57743725+ 852
Rheumatic Heart Disease391,54149391+ 1,150
Low Birth Weight401,249204,947- 3,698
Hepatitis B411,03050371+ 659
Fires421,01440784+ 230
Asthma43689292,498- 1,809
Tuberculosis4468842732- 44
Multiple Sclerosis4566756202+ 465
Epilepsy46527272,766- 2,239
Meningitis4743946544- 106
Skin Disease4843152335+ 95
Poisonings4926947405- 136
Alcohol5026554215+ 51
Rheumatoid Arthritis5126053243+ 17
Birth Trauma5219838978- 780
Diarrhoeal diseases5312945666- 537
Encephalitis5412048398- 278
Appendicitis551155889+ 26
Hepatitis C56707010+ 60
Other Neoplasms57606521+ 38
Syphilis58425982- 40
Schizophrenia593757155- 117
Malnutrition602544699- 673
Maternal Conditions612355215- 191
Leishmaniasis62206044- 24
Upper Respiratory63176812+ 5
Tetanus64166325- 10
Otitis Media65126424- 12
Anemia6676620- 13
Iodine Deficiency6746912- 8
Chlamydia681741+ 1
Diphtheria690722- 2
Pertussis7006713- 13
Leprosy710731- 1
Measles7206140- 40
Malaria730750- 0
Trypanosomiasis740760- 0
Chagas disease750770- 0
Schistosomiasis760780- 0
Dengue770790- 0
Ascariasis780717- 7
Trichuriasis790800- 0
Hookworm Disease800810- 0
Vitamin A Deficiency810820- 0
Depression820830- 0
Prostatic Hypertrophy830840- 0
Osteoarthritis840850- 0
Oral conditions850860- 0
War8606236- 36
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 2017