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INDIA VS NEPAL: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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NEPAL INDIA Deaths
Cause Of Death Rnk Deaths Rnk Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease 1 1,490,572 1 1,608,651 - 118,079
Stroke 2 706,894 3 706,198 + 696
Lung Disease 3 604,353 2 819,570 - 215,217
Diarrhoeal diseases 4 429,004 6 409,652 + 19,351
Influenza and Pneumonia 5 423,708 4 616,531 - 192,822
Diabetes Mellitus 6 285,970 7 308,985 - 23,014
Tuberculosis 7 283,499 5 421,437 - 137,939
Road Traffic Accidents 8 223,147 9 299,091 - 75,944
Kidney Disease 9 198,873 10 266,516 - 67,642
Asthma 10 193,425 14 162,995 + 30,430
Liver Disease 11 188,836 11 264,193 - 75,357
Low Birth Weight 12 185,396 8 302,277 - 116,881
Alzheimers & Dementia 13 164,842 16 140,852 + 23,990
Falls 14 140,030 13 206,345 - 66,315
Birth Trauma 15 128,116 17 126,372 + 1,744
Lung Cancers 16 120,020 22 89,288 + 30,732
Suicide 17 110,965 12 215,872 - 104,907
Other Injuries 18 93,285 15 146,920 - 53,635
Hypertension 19 90,333 18 114,682 - 24,349
Congenital Anomalies 20 89,157 19 105,119 - 15,962
HIV/AIDS 21 75,082 27 62,104 + 12,978
Cervical Cancer 22 68,528 24 72,661 - 4,133
Rheumatic Heart Disease 23 65,376 21 97,159 - 31,783
Oral Cancer 24 59,997 20 101,108 - 41,111
Peptic Ulcer Disease 25 56,827 29 55,560 + 1,267
Drownings 26 54,510 25 63,969 - 9,459
Stomach Cancer 27 51,861 26 62,626 - 10,765
Maternal Conditions 28 51,783 34 40,799 + 10,984
Breast Cancer 29 46,118 23 80,724 - 34,606
Violence 30 41,985 30 54,858 - 12,873
Lymphomas 31 40,336 40 30,397 + 9,939
Meningitis 32 39,552 35 34,324 + 5,229
Leukemia 33 39,445 42 27,864 + 11,581
Ovary Cancer 34 29,702 47 22,651 + 7,051
Encephalitis 35 29,462 36 33,546 - 4,084
Epilepsy 36 28,641 39 30,832 - 2,191
Colon-Rectum Cancers 37 27,992 28 56,168 - 28,175
Endocrine Disorders 38 27,733 49 21,130 + 6,603
Oesophagus Cancer 39 24,119 33 44,432 - 20,313
Hepatitis B 40 23,195 31 52,971 - 29,776
Syphilis 41 20,024 65 2,116 + 17,908
Fires 42 19,274 32 45,197 - 25,923
Parkinson's Disease 43 16,429 60 7,252 + 9,177
Skin Disease 44 14,384 56 13,236 + 1,148
Inflammatory/Heart 45 14,118 50 20,490 - 6,372
Malnutrition 46 13,650 41 30,261 - 16,610
Bladder Cancer 47 13,488 57 11,004 + 2,484
Appendicitis 48 11,954 48 21,382 - 9,428
Tetanus 49 10,965 58 9,413 + 1,551
Pancreas Cancer 50 10,497 51 16,818 - 6,321
Other Neoplasms 51 10,347 55 14,344 - 3,998
Liver Cancer 52 9,703 38 31,273 - 21,570
Alcohol 53 9,492 52 16,293 - 6,801
Drug Use 54 7,223 53 14,450 - 7,226
Dengue 55 6,498 45 25,046 - 18,548
Leprosy 56 5,767 59 7,274 - 1,507
Poisonings 57 5,639 37 31,310 - 25,672
Prostate Cancer 58 5,631 54 14,371 - 8,740
Rheumatoid Arthritis 59 4,007 44 26,794 - 22,788
Measles 60 3,877 43 27,834 - 23,957
Leishmaniasis 61 3,292 61 5,926 - 2,635
Skin Cancers 62 3,071 64 4,498 - 1,427
Uterin Cancer 63 2,046 62 5,308 - 3,262
Multiple Sclerosis 64 1,653 63 5,305 - 3,653
Pertussis 65 1,394 69 764 + 630
Anemia 66 1,364 67 1,035 + 329
Hepatitis C 67 749 66 1,081 - 332
Upper Respiratory 68 506 73 455 + 51
Otitis Media 69 464 75 260 + 204
Ascariasis 70 460 71 529 - 69
Iodine Deficiency 71 327 68 789 - 462
Chlamydia 72 291 74 344 - 52
Malaria 73 131 46 24,079 - 23,948
Diphtheria 74 32 76 55 - 24
Trypanosomiasis 75 0 77 0 - 0
Chagas disease 76 0 79 0 - 0
Schistosomiasis 77 0 78 0 - 0
Hookworm Disease 78 0 80 0 - 0
Trichuriasis 79 0 81 0 - 0
Depression 80 0 82 0 - 0
Schizophrenia 81 0 83 0 - 0
Vitamin A Deficiency 82 0 84 0 - 0
Prostatic Hypertrophy 83 0 86 0 - 0
Oral conditions 84 0 72 479 - 479
Osteoarthritis 85 0 85 0 - 0
War 86 0 70 689 - 689
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to INDIA

Nepal

India

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