MEXICO VS SPAIN: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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SPAIN MEXICO Deaths
Cause Of Death Rank Deaths Rank Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease1135,116194,712+ 40,404
Alzheimers/Dementia287,810293,747+ 84,063
Stroke371,734334,107+ 37,626
Lung Cancers456,100156,806+ 49,293
Lung Disease546,704429,025+ 17,678
Colon-Rectum Cancers643,947235,689+ 38,258
Influenza and Pneumonia728,601821,511+ 7,090
Diabetes Mellitus824,590293,786- 69,196
Kidney Disease921,897722,240- 344
Breast Cancer1017,944176,376+ 11,568
Hypertension1116,697138,597+ 8,100
Prostate Cancer1216,569166,740+ 9,829
Pancreas Cancer1315,991284,036+ 11,956
Stomach Cancer1415,795186,309+ 9,486
Bladder Cancer1514,289471,135+ 13,154
Lymphomas1613,649274,453+ 9,196
Liver Cancer1713,199216,057+ 7,142
Liver Disease1813,099527,552- 14,453
Inflammatory/Heart1911,986401,811+ 10,175
Other Injuries2011,4161013,701- 2,286
Other Neoplasms2110,831225,718+ 5,113
Parkinson's Disease2210,011451,306+ 8,705
Suicide239,966196,299+ 3,667
Endocrine Disorders249,9571110,734- 777
Leukemia259,735264,570+ 5,164
Falls267,076332,573+ 4,503
Oral Cancer276,583461,259+ 5,324
Oesophagus Cancer285,033481,130+ 3,903
Ovary Cancer295,013372,195+ 2,818
Skin Cancers304,554421,746+ 2,808
Road Traffic Accidents314,248915,008- 10,760
Rheumatic Heart Disease323,89650805+ 3,091
Uterin Cancer333,73056563+ 3,167
Skin Disease343,559382,173+ 1,385
Cervical Cancer352,562244,762- 2,200
Asthma362,449431,555+ 894
Congenital Anomalies372,442129,937- 7,495
Diarrhoeal diseases382,065303,464- 1,399
HIV/AIDS391,997254,734- 2,737
Drug Use401,95349894+ 1,059
Anemia411,617362,265- 648
Epilepsy421,459411,801- 342
Peptic Ulcer Disease431,158342,530- 1,372
Drownings441,036391,976- 940
Low Birth Weight45952206,295- 5,343
Violence46940624,146- 23,206
Alcohol47888313,452- 2,564
Tuberculosis48777322,619- 1,842
Rheumatoid Arthritis49661441,453- 791
Multiple Sclerosis5061560287+ 328
Schizophrenia5143663116+ 319
Malnutrition52424148,029- 7,605
Poisonings5341455575- 161
Fires5441257539- 127
Birth Trauma55397352,323- 1,926
Encephalitis5636752759- 392
Meningitis5733858383- 45
Hepatitis B5831459309+ 5
Appendicitis5915054649- 500
Upper Respiratory608764105- 19
Syphilis615161155- 103
Maternal Conditions624751792- 745
Hepatitis C63236641- 18
Otitis Media64176829- 12
Leishmaniasis6516742+ 14
Pertussis66126558- 46
Tetanus6767010- 4
Leprosy6816917- 15
Chlamydia691733- 2
Malaria701760+ 1
Iodine Deficiency710723- 3
Diphtheria720751- 1
Measles730770- 0
Trypanosomiasis740780- 0
Chagas disease7506732- 32
Schistosomiasis760790- 0
Dengue77062138- 138
Ascariasis780717- 7
Trichuriasis790800- 0
Hookworm Disease800810- 0
Vitamin A Deficiency810820- 0
Depression820830- 0
Prostatic Hypertrophy830840- 0
Osteoarthritis840850- 0
Oral conditions850860- 0
War86053747- 747
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to MEXICO

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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