IRAQ VS IRAN: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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IRAN IRAQ Deaths
Cause Of Death Rank Deaths Rank Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease142,582232,582+ 10,000
Stroke220,239314,315+ 5,924
Road Traffic Accidents310,58166,476+ 4,104
Alzheimers/Dementia48,207123,441+ 4,766
Hypertension57,844161,993+ 5,851
Influenza and Pneumonia65,33958,218- 2,879
Lung Disease74,639221,261+ 3,378
Diabetes Mellitus84,42976,382- 1,953
Stomach Cancer94,22929903+ 3,326
Kidney Disease103,377114,273- 896
Oesophagus Cancer112,53448190+ 2,344
Lung Cancers122,301142,285+ 16
Low Birth Weight132,25148,339- 6,087
Colon-Rectum Cancers142,241271,015+ 1,226
Congenital Anomalies152,02486,274- 4,249
Asthma162,02137566+ 1,455
Liver Disease171,865241,124+ 741
HIV/AIDS181,860750+ 1,860
Breast Cancer191,694152,173- 479
Lymphomas201,672201,598+ 73
Violence211,557104,624- 3,067
Leukemia221,548191,737- 189
Other Injuries231,455171,812- 356
Suicide241,355251,109+ 246
Birth Trauma251,23795,372- 4,136
Prostate Cancer261,18641432+ 754
Bladder Cancer271,182231,125+ 57
Inflammatory/Heart281,143181,771- 628
Drug Use291,01439457+ 557
Fires3098835582+ 406
Falls3193433612+ 322
Liver Cancer3274730693+ 54
Diarrhoeal diseases33694132,524- 1,830
Endocrine Disorders34690261,066- 376
Peptic Ulcer Disease3568254146+ 536
War36663139,448- 38,785
Tuberculosis3763228952- 320
Pancreas Cancer3857138491+ 79
Ovary Cancer3956342406+ 157
Poisonings4053950180+ 360
Oral Cancer4140940443- 34
Drownings4237036568- 198
Meningitis4336832621- 253
Other Neoplasms44367211,589- 1,222
Hepatitis B4522956105+ 123
Epilepsy4621445294- 80
Skin Cancers4719455114+ 80
Cervical Cancer4818652153+ 33
Rheumatic Heart Disease4915034601- 451
Parkinson's Disease501426041+ 101
Pertussis5112046243- 124
Anemia521136320+ 93
Malnutrition5311044306- 196
Skin Disease5410449181- 77
Uterin Cancer551005851+ 49
Appendicitis561006236+ 64
Maternal Conditions579931679- 580
Multiple Sclerosis58876419+ 68
Encephalitis596743370- 303
Schizophrenia60426516+ 26
Alcohol61345767- 33
Leishmaniasis622847227- 199
Rheumatoid Arthritis6317678+ 10
Tetanus641753146- 129
Leprosy659730+ 9
Ascariasis668721+ 7
Otitis Media677696+ 1
Hepatitis C686703+ 3
Measles6956139- 34
Upper Respiratory705686- 2
Syphilis71451166- 162
Iodine Deficiency722668- 6
Malaria730760+ 0
Diphtheria740713- 3
Chlamydia750740- 0
Trypanosomiasis760770- 0
Chagas disease770780- 0
Schistosomiasis7805946- 46
Dengue790790- 0
Trichuriasis800800- 0
Hookworm Disease810810- 0
Vitamin A Deficiency820820- 0
Depression830830- 0
Prostatic Hypertrophy840840- 0
Osteoarthritis850850- 0
Oral conditions860860- 0
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to IRAQ

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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