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EGYPT VS SAUDI ARABIA: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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SAUDI ARABIA EGYPT Deaths
Cause Of Death Rnk Deaths Rnk Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease 1 93,294 1 163,171 - 69,877
Stroke 2 37,032 3 59,445 - 22,413
Road Traffic Accidents 3 30,949 12 13,475 + 17,474
Kidney Disease 4 21,909 5 18,279 + 3,630
Influenza and Pneumonia 5 20,970 4 22,109 - 1,139
Alzheimers & Dementia 6 16,915 7 17,957 - 1,042
Diabetes Mellitus 7 12,693 8 17,851 - 5,158
Liver Disease 8 10,900 2 68,866 - 57,966
Congenital Anomalies 9 9,459 10 14,438 - 4,979
Violence 10 6,789 21 4,620 + 2,169
Low Birth Weight 11 6,703 11 13,636 - 6,934
Falls 12 6,303 23 4,194 + 2,109
Lung Disease 13 5,974 9 17,245 - 11,270
Other Injuries 14 5,394 27 3,667 + 1,728
Colon-Rectum Cancers 15 4,514 29 2,849 + 1,664
Inflammatory/Heart 16 4,090 26 3,673 + 416
Lymphomas 17 3,968 17 5,167 - 1,199
Suicide 18 3,515 25 3,799 - 284
Endocrine Disorders 19 3,223 19 4,927 - 1,704
Drownings 20 3,221 33 1,831 + 1,390
Breast Cancer 21 3,112 13 7,394 - 4,283
Lung Cancers 22 2,965 18 5,049 - 2,084
Tuberculosis 23 2,875 56 294 + 2,581
Skin Disease 24 2,872 61 104 + 2,768
Liver Cancer 25 2,802 6 18,009 - 15,207
Leukemia 26 2,391 24 4,045 - 1,654
Birth Trauma 27 2,228 15 6,201 - 3,973
Fires 28 2,121 31 1,955 + 166
Asthma 29 1,732 16 5,823 - 4,092
Other Neoplasms 30 1,658 28 3,591 - 1,933
Stomach Cancer 31 1,553 36 1,664 - 110
Pancreas Cancer 32 1,547 30 2,523 - 977
Parkinson's Disease 33 1,508 35 1,722 - 213
Hypertension 34 1,493 14 6,749 - 5,256
Diarrhoeal diseases 35 1,279 22 4,474 - 3,194
Prostate Cancer 36 1,259 37 1,639 - 380
Oral Cancer 37 1,097 40 1,288 - 191
Drug Use 38 1,055 52 336 + 719
Epilepsy 39 881 47 642 + 239
Bladder Cancer 40 873 20 4,732 - 3,860
Ovary Cancer 41 793 32 1,846 - 1,053
Oesophagus Cancer 42 772 39 1,381 - 609
War 43 737 55 308 + 429
Poisonings 44 716 58 215 + 501
Rheumatic Heart Disease 45 709 38 1,443 - 733
HIV/AIDS 46 708 54 319 + 389
Meningitis 47 612 41 1,248 - 636
Hepatitis B 48 525 45 675 - 150
Peptic Ulcer Disease 49 453 34 1,743 - 1,290
Encephalitis 50 414 43 1,025 - 611
Maternal Conditions 51 367 44 903 - 536
Alcohol 52 300 59 183 + 117
Uterin Cancer 53 296 49 415 - 119
Cervical Cancer 54 295 51 377 - 82
Malnutrition 55 251 42 1,119 - 867
Skin Cancers 56 205 57 241 - 36
Appendicitis 57 187 50 414 - 227
Schistosomiasis 58 135 48 574 - 439
Multiple Sclerosis 59 115 62 89 + 25
Syphilis 60 52 53 324 - 272
Rheumatoid Arthritis 61 39 63 79 - 40
Tetanus 62 19 46 674 - 656
Hepatitis C 63 13 67 19 - 5
Leishmaniasis 64 12 74 0 + 12
Anemia 65 11 64 50 - 39
Leprosy 66 10 66 35 - 26
Upper Respiratory 67 9 69 15 - 5
Dengue 68 8 70 6 + 2
Iodine Deficiency 69 6 65 45 - 39
Measles 70 5 60 141 - 136
Pertussis 71 3 68 16 - 13
Otitis Media 72 3 75 0 + 3
Ascariasis 73 2 72 4 - 2
Chlamydia 74 2 73 1 + 1
Diphtheria 75 1 71 4 - 3
Trypanosomiasis 76 0 79 0 - 0
Malaria 77 0 78 0 - 0
Trichuriasis 78 0 76 0 - 0
Hookworm Disease 79 0 77 0 - 0
Chagas disease 80 0 80 0 - 0
Prostatic Hypertrophy 81 0 81 0 - 0
Oral conditions 82 0 83 0 - 0
Osteoarthritis 83 0 82 0 - 0
Vitamin A Deficiency 84 0 84 0 - 0
Depression 85 0 85 0 - 0
Schizophrenia 86 0 86 0 - 0
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to EGYPT

Saudi Arabia

Egypt

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