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CHINA VS INDIA: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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INDIA CHINA Deaths
Cause Of Death Rnk Deaths Rnk Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease 1 1,730,833 2 1,927,803 - 196,970
Lung Disease 2 881,818 3 895,355 - 13,537
Stroke 3 759,836 1 2,017,996 - 1,258,161
Influenza and Pneumonia 4 663,358 12 177,268 + 486,090
Tuberculosis 5 453,447 22 50,409 + 403,038
Diarrhoeal diseases 6 440,767 51 9,541 + 431,225
Diabetes Mellitus 7 332,453 13 167,267 + 165,186
Low Birth Weight 8 325,236 35 28,461 + 296,775
Road Traffic Accidents 9 321,808 8 284,986 + 36,822
Kidney Disease 10 286,758 11 196,377 + 90,382
Liver Disease 11 284,259 15 152,047 + 132,211
Suicide 12 232,268 16 136,267 + 96,002
Falls 13 222,017 17 116,301 + 105,716
Asthma 14 175,375 37 24,281 + 151,094
Other Injuries 15 158,079 24 48,320 + 109,758
Alzheimers & Dementia 16 151,550 5 563,472 - 411,922
Birth Trauma 17 135,971 39 24,007 + 111,963
Hypertension 18 123,392 9 276,483 - 153,091
Congenital Anomalies 19 113,103 26 43,450 + 69,653
Oral Cancer 20 108,787 30 39,221 + 69,566
Rheumatic Heart Disease 21 104,539 18 85,049 + 19,490
Lung Cancers 22 96,070 4 637,736 - 541,667
Breast Cancer 23 86,855 23 50,229 + 36,626
Cervical Cancer 24 78,180 34 29,934 + 48,246
Drownings 25 68,827 21 55,513 + 13,314
Stomach Cancer 26 67,382 7 328,257 - 260,875
HIV/AIDS 27 66,821 42 18,643 + 48,178
Colon-Rectum Cancers 28 60,434 14 154,066 - 93,632
Peptic Ulcer Disease 29 59,780 27 40,411 + 19,368
Violence 30 59,025 46 13,100 + 45,925
Hepatitis B 31 56,995 52 8,307 + 48,688
Fires 32 48,629 50 10,356 + 38,274
Oesophagus Cancer 33 47,807 10 204,627 - 156,820
Maternal Conditions 34 43,898 55 4,355 + 39,543
Meningitis 35 36,931 54 6,571 + 30,360
Encephalitis 36 36,094 56 3,213 + 32,882
Poisonings 37 33,688 41 19,141 + 14,548
Liver Cancer 38 33,648 6 422,928 - 389,280
Epilepsy 39 33,174 48 12,305 + 20,869
Lymphomas 40 32,706 29 39,909 - 7,203
Malnutrition 41 32,559 47 12,409 + 20,150
Leukemia 42 29,980 20 56,057 - 26,077
Measles 43 29,948 61 778 + 29,170
Rheumatoid Arthritis 44 28,829 49 11,200 + 17,629
Dengue 45 26,949 75 5 + 26,943
Malaria 46 25,908 76 3 + 25,905
Ovary Cancer 47 24,372 43 16,287 + 8,085
Appendicitis 48 23,006 58 2,089 + 20,917
Endocrine Disorders 49 22,734 38 24,172 - 1,438
Inflammatory/Heart 50 22,047 31 37,931 - 15,885
Pancreas Cancer 51 18,096 19 72,212 - 54,116
Alcohol 52 17,530 45 14,215 + 3,316
Drug Use 53 15,547 32 30,926 - 15,379
Prostate Cancer 54 15,462 36 26,135 - 10,673
Other Neoplasms 55 15,434 28 40,359 - 24,925
Skin Disease 56 14,241 53 7,365 + 6,877
Bladder Cancer 57 11,839 33 30,281 - 18,442
Tetanus 58 10,128 62 456 + 9,672
Leprosy 59 7,826 60 1,109 + 6,717
Parkinson's Disease 60 7,803 25 46,783 - 38,981
Leishmaniasis 61 6,377 69 82 + 6,295
Uterin Cancer 62 5,711 44 15,498 - 9,787
Multiple Sclerosis 63 5,708 59 1,248 + 4,461
Skin Cancers 64 4,840 40 19,513 - 14,673
Syphilis 65 2,277 63 289 + 1,988
Hepatitis C 66 1,163 67 128 + 1,035
Anemia 67 1,113 64 252 + 861
Iodine Deficiency 68 849 66 133 + 715
Pertussis 69 822 73 15 + 807
War 70 741 57 2,505 - 1,764
Ascariasis 71 569 71 35 + 534
Oral conditions 72 515 84 0 + 515
Upper Respiratory 73 490 65 214 + 276
Chlamydia 74 370 70 67 + 303
Otitis Media 75 279 72 26 + 254
Diphtheria 76 60 74 10 + 50
Trypanosomiasis 77 0 77 0 - 0
Schistosomiasis 78 0 68 115 - 115
Chagas disease 79 0 80 0 - 0
Hookworm Disease 80 0 79 0 - 0
Trichuriasis 81 0 78 0 - 0
Depression 82 0 82 0 - 0
Schizophrenia 83 0 83 0 - 0
Vitamin A Deficiency 84 0 81 0 - 0
Osteoarthritis 85 0 85 0 - 0
Prostatic Hypertrophy 86 0 86 0 - 0
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to CHINA

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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