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CHINA VS RUSSIA: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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RUSSIA CHINA Deaths
Cause Of Death Rnk Deaths Rnk Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease 1 5,807,803 2 1,927,803 + 3,880,000
Stroke 2 2,989,675 1 2,017,996 + 971,679
Lung Cancers 3 605,460 4 637,736 - 32,276
Inflammatory/Heart 4 550,144 31 37,931 + 512,213
Alzheimers & Dementia 5 497,794 5 563,472 - 65,678
Colon-Rectum Cancers 6 475,484 14 154,066 + 321,418
Suicide 7 433,139 16 136,267 + 296,873
Liver Disease 8 398,413 15 152,047 + 246,366
Stomach Cancer 9 395,822 7 328,257 + 67,565
HIV/AIDS 10 350,917 42 18,643 + 332,274
Influenza and Pneumonia 11 310,662 12 177,268 + 133,394
Lung Disease 12 289,683 3 895,355 - 605,672
Breast Cancer 13 282,876 23 50,229 + 232,646
Alcohol 14 256,462 45 14,215 + 242,248
Other Injuries 15 248,386 24 48,320 + 200,065
Road Traffic Accidents 16 242,104 8 284,986 - 42,882
Hypertension 17 194,406 9 276,483 - 82,077
Pancreas Cancer 18 182,669 19 72,212 + 110,458
Drug Use 19 178,147 32 30,926 + 147,221
Violence 20 158,115 46 13,100 + 145,016
Prostate Cancer 21 144,982 36 26,135 + 118,847
Oral Cancer 22 116,610 30 39,221 + 77,389
Tuberculosis 23 114,368 22 50,409 + 63,959
Liver Cancer 24 113,757 6 422,928 - 309,172
Falls 25 113,288 17 116,301 - 3,013
Diabetes Mellitus 26 95,137 13 167,267 - 72,130
Kidney Disease 27 87,241 11 196,377 - 109,135
Ovary Cancer 28 85,609 43 16,287 + 69,323
Oesophagus Cancer 29 84,910 10 204,627 - 119,717
Lymphomas 30 83,592 29 39,909 + 43,683
Drownings 31 82,927 21 55,513 + 27,414
Bladder Cancer 32 80,331 33 30,281 + 50,049
Leukemia 33 80,099 20 56,057 + 24,042
Cervical Cancer 34 77,586 34 29,934 + 47,652
Parkinson's Disease 35 75,586 25 46,783 + 28,803
Fires 36 68,421 50 10,356 + 58,065
Peptic Ulcer Disease 37 67,505 27 40,411 + 27,093
Skin Cancers 38 62,522 40 19,513 + 43,009
Uterin Cancer 39 59,028 44 15,498 + 43,529
Congenital Anomalies 40 51,221 26 43,450 + 7,770
Rheumatic Heart Disease 41 34,089 18 85,049 - 50,960
Low Birth Weight 42 27,790 35 28,461 - 671
Poisonings 43 23,651 41 19,141 + 4,510
Asthma 44 19,615 37 24,281 - 4,666
Endocrine Disorders 45 15,296 38 24,172 - 8,876
Skin Disease 46 14,938 53 7,365 + 7,573
Encephalitis 47 11,547 56 3,213 + 8,335
Meningitis 48 11,505 54 6,571 + 4,934
Birth Trauma 49 8,554 39 24,007 - 15,454
Epilepsy 50 7,246 48 12,305 - 5,060
Multiple Sclerosis 51 5,742 59 1,248 + 4,494
Rheumatoid Arthritis 52 5,424 49 11,200 - 5,776
Maternal Conditions 53 4,333 55 4,355 - 21
Appendicitis 54 4,214 58 2,089 + 2,125
Diarrhoeal diseases 55 3,515 51 9,541 - 6,027
Other Neoplasms 56 3,003 28 40,359 - 37,356
Malnutrition 57 1,750 47 12,409 - 10,660
War 58 1,687 57 2,505 - 818
Hepatitis B 59 1,636 52 8,307 - 6,670
Syphilis 60 704 63 289 + 415
Anemia 61 266 64 252 + 14
Iodine Deficiency 62 225 66 133 + 92
Upper Respiratory 63 222 65 214 + 7
Chlamydia 64 170 70 67 + 103
Hepatitis C 65 63 67 128 - 65
Diphtheria 66 38 74 10 + 28
Tetanus 67 33 62 456 - 424
Otitis Media 68 26 72 26 + 0
Measles 69 12 61 778 - 766
Pertussis 70 11 73 15 - 4
Leprosy 71 3 60 1,109 - 1,106
Ascariasis 72 0 71 35 - 35
Trichuriasis 73 0 78 0 - 0
Hookworm Disease 74 0 79 0 - 0
Chagas disease 75 0 80 0 - 0
Schistosomiasis 76 0 68 115 - 115
Leishmaniasis 77 0 69 82 - 82
Dengue 78 0 75 5 - 5
Malaria 79 0 76 3 - 3
Trypanosomiasis 80 0 77 0 - 0
Vitamin A Deficiency 81 0 81 0 - 0
Depression 82 0 82 0 - 0
Schizophrenia 83 0 83 0 - 0
Prostatic Hypertrophy 84 0 86 0 - 0
Osteoarthritis 85 0 85 0 - 0
Oral conditions 86 0 84 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