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USA VS RUSSIA: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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RUSSIA UNITED STATES Deaths
Cause Of Death Rnk Deaths Rnk Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease 1 1,375,317 1 500,312 + 875,005
Stroke 2 707,970 5 147,277 + 560,693
Lung Cancers 3 143,376 4 155,592 - 12,216
Inflammatory/Heart 4 130,277 21 32,518 + 97,759
Alzheimers & Dementia 5 117,880 2 259,480 - 141,600
Colon-Rectum Cancers 6 112,597 9 63,042 + 49,555
Suicide 7 102,570 12 49,394 + 53,176
Liver Disease 8 94,346 10 49,789 + 44,557
Stomach Cancer 9 93,733 32 13,637 + 80,096
HIV/AIDS 10 83,099 42 6,272 + 76,827
Influenza and Pneumonia 11 73,566 8 66,211 + 7,355
Lung Disease 12 68,598 3 193,160 - 124,561
Breast Cancer 13 66,986 11 49,396 + 17,591
Alcohol 14 60,732 35 10,600 + 50,131
Other Injuries 15 58,819 25 23,688 + 35,131
Road Traffic Accidents 16 57,331 17 38,203 + 19,128
Hypertension 17 46,036 13 46,454 - 418
Pancreas Cancer 18 43,257 15 44,670 - 1,413
Drug Use 19 42,186 19 35,986 + 6,200
Violence 20 37,443 26 21,059 + 16,384
Prostate Cancer 21 34,332 20 35,577 - 1,245
Oral Cancer 22 27,614 34 12,119 + 15,495
Tuberculosis 23 27,083 60 577 + 26,505
Liver Cancer 24 26,938 23 27,895 - 957
Falls 25 26,827 18 36,157 - 9,330
Diabetes Mellitus 26 22,529 6 84,332 - 61,803
Kidney Disease 27 20,659 7 66,492 - 45,833
Ovary Cancer 28 20,273 30 14,883 + 5,389
Oesophagus Cancer 29 20,107 28 18,400 + 1,707
Lymphomas 30 19,795 16 40,446 - 20,651
Drownings 31 19,638 44 4,569 + 15,069
Bladder Cancer 32 19,023 27 19,541 - 518
Leukemia 33 18,968 24 27,618 - 8,650
Cervical Cancer 34 18,373 38 8,569 + 9,804
Parkinson's Disease 35 17,899 22 30,608 - 12,709
Fires 36 16,202 49 3,155 + 13,048
Peptic Ulcer Disease 37 15,985 48 3,326 + 12,659
Skin Cancers 38 14,806 31 14,340 + 465
Uterin Cancer 39 13,978 37 9,082 + 4,896
Congenital Anomalies 40 12,129 33 12,901 - 772
Rheumatic Heart Disease 41 8,072 47 3,722 + 4,351
Low Birth Weight 42 6,581 40 7,259 - 678
Poisonings 43 5,601 51 2,913 + 2,688
Asthma 44 4,645 46 4,225 + 420
Endocrine Disorders 45 3,622 14 45,398 - 41,776
Skin Disease 46 3,537 43 5,186 - 1,648
Encephalitis 47 2,734 39 7,523 - 4,789
Meningitis 48 2,724 56 672 + 2,052
Birth Trauma 49 2,026 54 1,286 + 740
Epilepsy 50 1,716 52 2,861 - 1,145
Multiple Sclerosis 51 1,360 45 4,449 - 3,089
Rheumatoid Arthritis 52 1,284 53 2,304 - 1,020
Maternal Conditions 53 1,026 59 595 + 431
Appendicitis 54 998 63 425 + 572
Diarrhoeal diseases 55 832 36 9,809 - 8,977
Other Neoplasms 56 711 29 16,537 - 15,826
Malnutrition 57 414 41 6,333 - 5,919
War 58 400 61 567 - 168
Hepatitis B 59 388 55 724 - 336
Syphilis 60 167 66 70 + 97
Anemia 61 63 50 2,975 - 2,912
Iodine Deficiency 62 53 71 2 + 51
Upper Respiratory 63 52 65 175 - 123
Chlamydia 64 40 68 21 + 19
Hepatitis C 65 15 79 0 + 15
Diphtheria 66 9 74 1 + 8
Tetanus 67 8 72 2 + 6
Otitis Media 68 6 67 39 - 33
Measles 69 3 80 0 + 3
Pertussis 70 3 69 14 - 11
Leprosy 71 1 83 0 + 1
Ascariasis 72 0 82 0 - 0
Trichuriasis 73 0 84 0 - 0
Hookworm Disease 74 0 81 0 - 0
Chagas disease 75 0 70 6 - 6
Schistosomiasis 76 0 73 1 - 1
Leishmaniasis 77 0 77 0 - 0
Dengue 78 0 76 0 - 0
Malaria 79 0 75 1 - 1
Trypanosomiasis 80 0 78 0 - 0
Vitamin A Deficiency 81 0 86 0 - 0
Depression 82 0 85 0 - 0
Schizophrenia 83 0 58 650 - 650
Prostatic Hypertrophy 84 0 57 662 - 662
Osteoarthritis 85 0 62 549 - 549
Oral conditions 86 0 64 285 - 285
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to USA

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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