USA VS RUSSIA: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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RUSSIA UNITED STATES Deaths
Cause Of Death Rank Deaths Rank Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease11,600,6021479,223+ 1,121,380
Stroke2926,6265131,954+ 794,672
Inflammatory/Heart3162,0372131,866+ 130,171
Lung Cancers4140,6484161,533- 20,885
Influenza and Pneumonia5119,730680,463+ 39,266
Colon-Rectum Cancers6109,377860,418+ 48,959
HIV/AIDS787,753406,660+ 81,092
Stomach Cancer886,1623213,025+ 73,138
Lung Disease978,1403181,735- 103,595
Suicide1066,1561245,986+ 20,170
Breast Cancer1165,9381047,291+ 18,646
Alcohol1261,066369,324+ 51,742
Other Injuries1359,5932520,113+ 39,480
Road Traffic Accidents1457,2921734,908+ 22,384
Falls1551,2411932,672+ 18,569
Drug Use1645,4391834,010+ 11,429
Pancreas Cancer1742,3461340,559+ 1,788
Tuberculosis1841,41457578+ 40,836
Alzheimers/Dementia1938,5182263,916- 225,398
Drownings2038,234453,685+ 34,549
Prostate Cancer2136,5882032,107+ 4,481
Violence2233,9632816,936+ 17,028
Fires2333,503502,938+ 30,565
Hypertension2430,1481539,414- 9,266
Oral Cancer2527,4793510,515+ 16,965
Liver Cancer2625,3982424,566+ 832
Kidney Disease2723,891959,823- 35,932
Diabetes Mellitus2823,455779,936- 56,481
Ovary Cancer2921,3573114,698+ 6,659
Lymphomas3020,4141639,322- 18,909
Oesophagus Cancer3119,1592717,208+ 1,952
Leukemia3219,1082327,048- 7,940
Bladder Cancer3318,4832618,091+ 392
Cervical Cancer3418,304387,479+ 10,825
Congenital Anomalies3516,5033311,008+ 5,495
Skin Cancers3615,4413014,749+ 692
Uterin Cancer3714,180377,968+ 6,211
Low Birth Weight3810,273396,687+ 3,586
Rheumatic Heart Disease399,737473,259+ 6,478
Poisonings407,062443,852+ 3,210
Asthma415,139434,032+ 1,107
Encephalitis423,35655702+ 2,654
Meningitis433,26256645+ 2,617
Birth Trauma443,133531,118+ 2,014
Epilepsy451,333522,259- 925
Maternal Conditions461,30659555+ 751
Diarrhoeal diseases471,1453410,810- 9,665
Liver Disease481,1071146,942- 45,835
Parkinson's Disease498872228,106- 27,219
Multiple Sclerosis50751424,462- 3,711
War517326539+ 693
Other Neoplasms525542916,503- 15,949
Endocrine Disorders534251440,035- 39,610
Syphilis5440062145+ 255
Pertussis553616616+ 346
Hepatitis B5625254760- 507
Schizophrenia5719258573- 381
Upper Respiratory5815061164- 13
Otitis Media59786345+ 33
Peptic Ulcer Disease6077483,118- 3,041
Skin Disease6158414,608- 4,550
Malnutrition6223463,564- 3,542
Appendicitis632160399- 378
Hepatitis C64166444- 28
Rheumatoid Arthritis6515512,473- 2,458
Tetanus6614693+ 11
Chlamydia679673+ 6
Diphtheria688721+ 8
Anemia692493,071- 3,069
Iodine Deficiency702702+ 0
Leprosy711711- 0
Measles720740- 0
Malaria730730- 0
Trypanosomiasis740750- 0
Chagas disease750760- 0
Schistosomiasis760770- 0
Leishmaniasis770780- 0
Dengue780683- 3
Ascariasis790790- 0
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 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 2017