CHINA VS RUSSIA: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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RUSSIA CHINA Deaths
Cause Of Death Rank Deaths Rank Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease16,759,15721,597,170+ 5,161,987
Stroke23,913,03512,098,609+ 1,814,426
Inflammatory/Heart3684,2632936,621+ 647,642
Lung Cancers4593,9414635,640- 41,699
Influenza and Pneumonia5505,60510217,062+ 288,543
Colon-Rectum Cancers6461,88815148,964+ 312,924
HIV/AIDS7370,5693923,058+ 347,511
Stomach Cancer8363,8546326,453+ 37,401
Lung Disease9329,97731,011,931- 681,954
Suicide10279,37116138,622+ 140,748
Breast Cancer11278,4472249,011+ 229,437
Alcohol12257,8754412,585+ 245,291
Other Injuries13251,6532345,721+ 205,932
Road Traffic Accidents14241,9389268,127- 26,189
Falls15216,38517105,569+ 110,816
Drug Use16191,8823427,925+ 163,957
Pancreas Cancer17178,8241969,713+ 109,111
Tuberculosis18174,8873033,634+ 141,252
Alzheimers/Dementia19162,6567312,812- 150,156
Drownings20161,4582151,961+ 109,497
Prostate Cancer21154,5073824,392+ 130,115
Violence22143,4244611,873+ 131,551
Fires23141,4784910,380+ 131,098
Hypertension24127,3118280,611- 153,300
Oral Cancer25116,0422738,575+ 77,467
Liver Cancer26107,2535396,791- 289,539
Kidney Disease27100,88912187,373- 86,484
Diabetes Mellitus2899,04713165,989- 66,942
Ovary Cancer2990,1874315,210+ 74,978
Lymphomas3086,2042838,425+ 47,779
Oesophagus Cancer3180,90811196,639- 115,731
Leukemia3280,6912057,230+ 23,461
Bladder Cancer3378,0523229,437+ 48,615
Cervical Cancer3477,2963329,140+ 48,157
Congenital Anomalies3569,6902444,671+ 25,020
Skin Cancers3665,2064119,556+ 45,650
Uterin Cancer3759,8794216,499+ 43,379
Low Birth Weight3843,3813133,151+ 10,229
Rheumatic Heart Disease3941,1171885,574- 44,457
Poisonings4029,8234022,392+ 7,431
Asthma4121,7023527,680- 5,978
Encephalitis4214,173573,622+ 10,551
Meningitis4313,775556,218+ 7,557
Birth Trauma4413,2303725,919- 12,689
Epilepsy455,6314512,196- 6,565
Maternal Conditions465,515564,673+ 842
Diarrhoeal diseases474,837519,208- 4,372
Liver Disease484,67414161,377- 156,703
Parkinson's Disease493,744509,789- 6,045
Multiple Sclerosis503,173611,374+ 1,799
War513,093582,419+ 674
Other Neoplasms522,3392640,361- 38,022
Endocrine Disorders531,7963626,778- 24,982
Syphilis541,68963982+ 707
Pertussis551,526601,534- 8
Hepatitis B561,064546,813- 5,749
Schizophrenia57809529,166- 8,357
Upper Respiratory5863566370+ 265
Otitis Media5932770230+ 97
Peptic Ulcer Disease603262542,288- 41,962
Skin Disease61244536,955- 6,711
Malnutrition62954810,539- 10,444
Appendicitis6388592,002- 1,914
Hepatitis C646767282- 215
Rheumatoid Arthritis65644710,954- 10,890
Tetanus665864706- 648
Chlamydia67377510+ 27
Diphtheria6834770+ 34
Anemia691069231- 222
Iodine Deficiency70871132- 123
Leprosy713621,091- 1,088
Measles72165567- 566
Malaria730763- 3
Trypanosomiasis740780- 0
Chagas disease750790- 0
Schistosomiasis76072103- 103
Leishmaniasis77068272- 272
Dengue7807460- 60
Ascariasis7907390- 90
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 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 2017