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IRAQ VS IRAN: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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IRAN IRAQ Deaths
Cause Of Death Rnk Deaths Rnk Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease 1 45,952 2 32,463 + 13,489
Stroke 2 14,948 3 11,205 + 3,743
Road Traffic Accidents 3 10,432 7 6,199 + 4,233
Alzheimers & Dementia 4 9,792 12 3,622 + 6,170
Hypertension 5 9,283 19 1,754 + 7,529
Diabetes Mellitus 6 7,092 6 7,279 - 187
Lung Disease 7 4,959 16 1,960 + 2,999
Kidney Disease 8 4,847 11 4,395 + 452
Influenza and Pneumonia 9 4,809 5 7,393 - 2,584
Stomach Cancer 10 4,128 29 966 + 3,162
Colon-Rectum Cancers 11 2,468 26 1,091 + 1,377
Oesophagus Cancer 12 2,383 48 206 + 2,177
Lung Cancers 13 2,378 13 2,465 - 87
Low Birth Weight 14 2,228 4 8,050 - 5,822
Liver Disease 15 1,963 27 1,041 + 922
Congenital Anomalies 16 1,955 8 5,803 - 3,848
HIV/AIDS 17 1,930 74 0 + 1,930
Lymphomas 18 1,857 20 1,700 + 157
Breast Cancer 19 1,737 15 2,282 - 545
Violence 20 1,727 9 5,771 - 4,044
Suicide 21 1,557 25 1,128 + 430
Leukemia 22 1,548 18 1,786 - 238
Asthma 23 1,470 28 995 + 476
Birth Trauma 24 1,272 10 5,622 - 4,350
Bladder Cancer 25 1,252 23 1,265 - 13
Other Injuries 26 1,229 17 1,910 - 680
Prostate Cancer 27 1,215 39 508 + 707
Parkinson's Disease 28 1,057 46 242 + 815
Falls 29 1,054 33 596 + 458
Drug Use 30 1,021 41 474 + 546
Inflammatory/Heart 31 871 22 1,525 - 655
Diarrhoeal diseases 32 844 14 2,431 - 1,587
Liver Cancer 33 822 31 782 + 41
Endocrine Disorders 34 806 30 803 + 3
Peptic Ulcer Disease 35 725 51 147 + 578
Fires 36 720 34 582 + 138
Pancreas Cancer 37 635 37 555 + 81
Ovary Cancer 38 600 42 424 + 176
Poisonings 39 459 49 184 + 274
Oral Cancer 40 456 40 480 - 24
Rheumatic Heart Disease 41 414 36 557 - 143
Tuberculosis 42 408 24 1,264 - 856
Drownings 43 372 35 570 - 198
Other Neoplasms 44 366 21 1,622 - 1,256
Meningitis 45 332 38 551 - 219
Hepatitis B 46 282 54 136 + 146
War 47 275 1 36,153 - 35,878
Epilepsy 48 253 45 246 + 6
Skin Disease 49 224 52 146 + 79
Skin Cancers 50 196 55 122 + 74
Cervical Cancer 51 174 50 155 + 19
Uterin Cancer 52 116 59 53 + 63
Maternal Conditions 53 107 32 647 - 539
Malnutrition 54 105 47 238 - 133
Multiple Sclerosis 55 104 62 18 + 86
Appendicitis 56 104 60 46 + 58
Encephalitis 57 77 43 297 - 220
Alcohol 58 53 58 68 - 15
Rheumatoid Arthritis 59 42 64 7 + 35
Tetanus 60 15 53 138 - 123
Leprosy 61 9 72 0 + 8
Syphilis 62 9 44 253 - 244
Hepatitis C 63 8 68 3 + 5
Leishmaniasis 64 8 56 110 - 101
Anemia 65 5 67 5 + 0
Upper Respiratory 66 4 65 5 - 2
Measles 67 3 57 69 - 66
Iodine Deficiency 68 3 66 5 - 3
Chlamydia 69 1 70 1 - 0
Ascariasis 70 0 71 1 - 0
Diphtheria 71 0 69 3 - 3
Otitis Media 72 0 73 0 + 0
Pertussis 73 0 63 16 - 16
Malaria 74 0 77 0 - 0
Trypanosomiasis 75 0 78 0 - 0
Hookworm Disease 76 0 80 0 - 0
Trichuriasis 77 0 79 0 - 0
Chagas disease 78 0 76 0 - 0
Dengue 79 0 75 0 - 0
Schistosomiasis 80 0 61 35 - 35
Vitamin A Deficiency 81 0 81 0 - 0
Depression 82 0 82 0 - 0
Schizophrenia 83 0 83 0 - 0
Prostatic Hypertrophy 84 0 84 0 - 0
Osteoarthritis 85 0 85 0 - 0
Oral conditions 86 0 86 0 - 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 2018