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CANADA VS USA: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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UNITED STATES CANADA Deaths
Cause Of Death Rnk Deaths Rnk Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease 1 54,567 1 38,323 + 16,244
Alzheimers & Dementia 2 28,300 2 25,361 + 2,939
Lung Disease 3 21,067 4 14,190 + 6,877
Lung Cancers 4 16,970 3 20,678 - 3,708
Stroke 5 16,063 5 12,838 + 3,225
Diabetes Mellitus 6 9,198 8 6,941 + 2,256
Kidney Disease 7 7,252 15 3,602 + 3,650
Influenza and Pneumonia 8 7,221 7 7,054 + 167
Colon-Rectum Cancers 9 6,876 6 9,659 - 2,783
Liver Disease 10 5,430 16 3,493 + 1,937
Breast Cancer 11 5,387 9 5,805 - 418
Suicide 12 5,387 13 4,525 + 862
Hypertension 13 5,067 29 1,626 + 3,440
Endocrine Disorders 14 4,951 17 3,235 + 1,716
Pancreas Cancer 15 4,872 12 4,546 + 326
Lymphomas 16 4,411 11 4,923 - 512
Road Traffic Accidents 17 4,167 24 2,123 + 2,044
Falls 18 3,944 10 5,206 - 1,263
Drug Use 19 3,925 32 1,521 + 2,404
Prostate Cancer 20 3,880 14 4,484 - 604
Inflammatory/Heart 21 3,547 31 1,575 + 1,972
Parkinson's Disease 22 3,338 20 2,602 + 736
Liver Cancer 23 3,042 19 2,632 + 410
Leukemia 24 3,012 18 3,067 - 55
Other Injuries 25 2,584 21 2,424 + 159
Violence 26 2,297 39 545 + 1,751
Bladder Cancer 27 2,131 22 2,382 - 251
Oesophagus Cancer 28 2,007 25 2,101 - 94
Other Neoplasms 29 1,804 30 1,616 + 188
Ovary Cancer 30 1,623 26 1,758 - 135
Skin Cancers 31 1,564 28 1,647 - 83
Stomach Cancer 32 1,487 23 2,210 - 723
Congenital Anomalies 33 1,407 34 1,079 + 329
Oral Cancer 34 1,322 33 1,394 - 72
Alcohol 35 1,156 36 942 + 214
Diarrhoeal diseases 36 1,070 27 1,751 - 681
Uterin Cancer 37 991 35 1,001 - 11
Cervical Cancer 38 935 37 589 + 345
Encephalitis 39 821 42 481 + 339
Low Birth Weight 40 792 40 543 + 249
Malnutrition 41 691 52 204 + 487
HIV/AIDS 42 684 49 286 + 398
Skin Disease 43 566 41 490 + 76
Drownings 44 498 47 312 + 187
Multiple Sclerosis 45 485 38 571 - 86
Asthma 46 461 50 275 + 186
Rheumatic Heart Disease 47 406 43 472 - 66
Peptic Ulcer Disease 48 363 44 435 - 72
Fires 49 344 51 233 + 111
Anemia 50 325 45 364 - 39
Poisonings 51 318 56 108 + 209
Epilepsy 52 312 46 327 - 15
Rheumatoid Arthritis 53 251 48 301 - 50
Birth Trauma 54 140 53 182 - 42
Hepatitis B 55 79 59 86 - 7
Meningitis 56 73 60 67 + 6
Prostatic Hypertrophy 57 72 57 107 - 35
Schizophrenia 58 71 58 103 - 32
Maternal Conditions 59 65 64 26 + 39
Tuberculosis 60 63 55 110 - 47
War 61 62 68 1 + 61
Osteoarthritis 62 60 54 172 - 112
Appendicitis 63 46 61 48 - 2
Oral conditions 64 31 62 36 - 5
Upper Respiratory 65 19 63 34 - 15
Syphilis 66 8 65 13 - 6
Otitis Media 67 4 66 6 - 1
Chlamydia 68 2 67 2 + 0
Pertussis 69 2 69 1 + 1
Chagas disease 70 1 72 1 - 0
Iodine Deficiency 71 0 77 0 + 0
Tetanus 72 0 83 0 + 0
Schistosomiasis 73 0 75 0 - 0
Diphtheria 74 0 76 0 - 0
Malaria 75 0 85 0 + 0
Dengue 76 0 71 1 - 1
Leishmaniasis 77 0 74 0 - 0
Trypanosomiasis 78 0 84 0 - 0
Hepatitis C 79 0 86 0 - 0
Measles 80 0 70 1 - 1
Hookworm Disease 81 0 80 0 - 0
Ascariasis 82 0 73 0 - 0
Leprosy 83 0 81 0 - 0
Trichuriasis 84 0 82 0 - 0
Depression 85 0 78 0 - 0
Vitamin A Deficiency 86 0 79 0 - 0
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to CANADA

United States

Canada

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