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MEXICO VS SPAIN: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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SPAIN MEXICO Deaths
Cause Of Death Rnk Deaths Rnk Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease 1 139,398 1 101,369 + 38,029
Alzheimers & Dementia 2 99,358 29 4,017 + 95,341
Stroke 3 73,243 3 35,324 + 37,919
Lung Disease 4 68,099 5 28,045 + 40,054
Lung Cancers 5 56,105 15 7,053 + 49,052
Colon-Rectum Cancers 6 43,641 22 6,121 + 37,520
Influenza and Pneumonia 7 32,554 7 22,441 + 10,113
Diabetes Mellitus 8 25,632 2 99,623 - 73,991
Kidney Disease 9 22,367 6 23,263 - 897
Hypertension 10 18,432 13 9,284 + 9,149
Breast Cancer 11 18,085 18 6,669 + 11,415
Prostate Cancer 12 16,348 16 6,933 + 9,415
Pancreas Cancer 13 16,312 28 4,204 + 12,109
Stomach Cancer 14 15,579 20 6,488 + 9,091
Bladder Cancer 15 13,861 50 1,154 + 12,706
Lymphomas 16 13,650 27 4,589 + 9,061
Liver Disease 17 13,465 4 28,100 - 14,635
Liver Cancer 18 13,181 21 6,363 + 6,818
Inflammatory/Heart 19 12,639 44 1,810 + 10,829
Other Injuries 20 12,250 10 13,305 - 1,055
Endocrine Disorders 21 11,540 12 11,043 + 498
Other Neoplasms 22 11,399 23 5,898 + 5,501
Parkinson's Disease 23 11,114 45 1,440 + 9,674
Suicide 24 10,250 19 6,537 + 3,713
Leukemia 25 9,773 26 4,650 + 5,123
Falls 26 7,518 33 2,786 + 4,732
Oral Cancer 27 6,632 48 1,300 + 5,333
Oesophagus Cancer 28 5,158 49 1,161 + 3,997
Ovary Cancer 29 5,060 37 2,356 + 2,704
Skin Cancers 30 4,647 42 1,839 + 2,809
Asthma 31 4,349 47 1,426 + 2,923
Rheumatic Heart Disease 32 4,142 53 799 + 3,343
Road Traffic Accidents 33 4,089 9 15,292 - 11,203
Skin Disease 34 4,009 34 2,571 + 1,438
Uterin Cancer 35 3,791 56 603 + 3,188
Encephalitis 36 3,256 43 1,820 + 1,436
Cervical Cancer 37 2,558 24 4,876 - 2,318
Congenital Anomalies 38 2,495 11 11,160 - 8,665
Diarrhoeal diseases 39 2,355 31 3,615 - 1,260
Anemia 40 2,125 38 2,267 - 142
Drug Use 41 2,122 51 1,052 + 1,070
HIV/AIDS 42 1,805 25 4,717 - 2,912
Epilepsy 43 1,747 41 1,932 - 184
Peptic Ulcer Disease 44 1,168 35 2,537 - 1,369
Drownings 45 1,083 40 2,039 - 956
Alcohol 46 943 30 3,735 - 2,793
Violence 47 792 8 21,517 - 20,724
Tuberculosis 48 761 39 2,209 - 1,447
Low Birth Weight 49 760 17 6,916 - 6,156
Rheumatoid Arthritis 50 703 46 1,432 - 728
Multiple Sclerosis 51 662 61 303 + 359
Malnutrition 52 576 14 7,893 - 7,317
Prostatic Hypertrophy 53 450 52 858 - 408
Schizophrenia 54 434 64 129 + 305
Fires 55 414 57 558 - 145
Hepatitis B 56 372 62 286 + 85
Meningitis 57 344 59 406 - 63
Osteoarthritis 58 339 60 358 - 19
Birth Trauma 59 314 36 2,521 - 2,207
Poisonings 60 239 58 550 - 311
Appendicitis 61 160 55 693 - 533
Upper Respiratory 62 106 66 101 + 5
Oral conditions 63 93 63 156 - 62
Maternal Conditions 64 46 54 781 - 735
Syphilis 65 26 67 81 - 55
Pertussis 66 17 68 43 - 26
Leishmaniasis 67 15 75 2 + 13
Otitis Media 68 11 70 21 - 10
Chlamydia 69 7 71 18 - 10
Chagas disease 70 7 69 31 - 24
Tetanus 71 6 73 7 - 1
Iodine Deficiency 72 3 74 5 - 2
Diphtheria 73 1 76 1 - 0
Schistosomiasis 74 0 81 0 - 0
Dengue 75 0 65 123 - 123
Trichuriasis 76 0 84 0 - 0
Ascariasis 77 0 72 8 - 8
Leprosy 78 0 83 0 - 0
Hookworm Disease 79 0 82 0 - 0
Measles 80 0 77 0 - 0
Hepatitis C 81 0 79 0 - 0
Malaria 82 0 78 0 - 0
Trypanosomiasis 83 0 80 0 - 0
War 84 0 32 2,977 - 2,977
Vitamin A Deficiency 85 0 86 0 - 0
Depression 86 0 85 0 - 0
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 2018