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INDIA VS USA: TOP 10 CAUSES OF DEATH

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UNITED STATES INDIA Deaths
Cause Of Death Rnk Deaths Rnk Deaths Summary
Coronary Heart Disease 1 1,963,617 1 1,608,651 + 354,966
Alzheimers & Dementia 2 1,018,402 16 140,852 + 877,549
Lung Disease 3 758,110 2 819,570 - 61,459
Lung Cancers 4 610,665 22 89,288 + 521,377
Stroke 5 578,032 3 706,198 - 128,166
Diabetes Mellitus 6 330,984 7 308,985 + 22,000
Kidney Disease 7 260,968 10 266,516 - 5,548
Influenza and Pneumonia 8 259,866 4 616,531 - 356,665
Colon-Rectum Cancers 9 247,426 28 56,168 + 191,259
Liver Disease 10 195,410 11 264,193 - 68,782
Breast Cancer 11 193,868 23 80,724 + 113,144
Suicide 12 193,859 12 215,872 - 22,013
Hypertension 13 182,322 18 114,682 + 67,640
Endocrine Disorders 14 178,177 49 21,130 + 157,047
Pancreas Cancer 15 175,320 51 16,818 + 158,502
Lymphomas 16 158,742 40 30,397 + 128,345
Road Traffic Accidents 17 149,940 9 299,091 - 149,151
Falls 18 141,910 13 206,345 - 64,435
Drug Use 19 141,238 53 14,450 + 126,788
Prostate Cancer 20 139,634 54 14,371 + 125,263
Inflammatory/Heart 21 127,626 50 20,490 + 107,136
Parkinson's Disease 22 120,130 60 7,252 + 112,878
Liver Cancer 23 109,484 38 31,273 + 78,211
Leukemia 24 108,394 42 27,864 + 80,530
Other Injuries 25 92,972 15 146,920 - 53,948
Violence 26 82,652 30 54,858 + 27,793
Bladder Cancer 27 76,693 57 11,004 + 65,689
Oesophagus Cancer 28 72,217 33 44,432 + 27,786
Other Neoplasms 29 64,904 55 14,344 + 50,560
Ovary Cancer 30 58,414 47 22,651 + 35,763
Skin Cancers 31 56,282 64 4,498 + 51,784
Stomach Cancer 32 53,521 26 62,626 - 9,105
Congenital Anomalies 33 50,633 19 105,119 - 54,485
Oral Cancer 34 47,563 20 101,108 - 53,545
Alcohol 35 41,605 52 16,293 + 25,312
Diarrhoeal diseases 36 38,498 6 409,652 - 371,155
Uterin Cancer 37 35,646 62 5,308 + 30,338
Cervical Cancer 38 33,632 24 72,661 - 39,030
Encephalitis 39 29,528 36 33,546 - 4,019
Low Birth Weight 40 28,491 8 302,277 - 273,786
Malnutrition 41 24,856 41 30,261 - 5,405
HIV/AIDS 42 24,617 27 62,104 - 37,487
Skin Disease 43 20,353 56 13,236 + 7,117
Drownings 44 17,931 25 63,969 - 46,037
Multiple Sclerosis 45 17,462 63 5,305 + 12,156
Asthma 46 16,584 14 162,995 - 146,411
Rheumatic Heart Disease 47 14,606 21 97,159 - 82,553
Peptic Ulcer Disease 48 13,055 29 55,560 - 42,505
Fires 49 12,382 32 45,197 - 32,815
Anemia 50 11,678 67 1,035 + 10,643
Poisonings 51 11,432 37 31,310 - 19,879
Epilepsy 52 11,229 39 30,832 - 19,603
Rheumatoid Arthritis 53 9,044 44 26,794 - 17,750
Birth Trauma 54 5,047 17 126,372 - 121,325
Hepatitis B 55 2,840 31 52,971 - 50,131
Meningitis 56 2,637 35 34,324 - 31,686
Prostatic Hypertrophy 57 2,600 86 0 + 2,600
Schizophrenia 58 2,551 83 0 + 2,551
Maternal Conditions 59 2,336 34 40,799 - 38,463
Tuberculosis 60 2,266 5 421,437 - 419,171
War 61 2,226 70 689 + 1,537
Osteoarthritis 62 2,154 85 0 + 2,154
Appendicitis 63 1,670 48 21,382 - 19,712
Oral conditions 64 1,120 72 479 + 641
Upper Respiratory 65 687 73 455 + 232
Syphilis 66 274 65 2,116 - 1,842
Otitis Media 67 155 75 260 - 105
Chlamydia 68 84 74 344 - 260
Pertussis 69 56 69 764 - 708
Chagas disease 70 24 79 0 + 24
Iodine Deficiency 71 9 68 789 - 780
Tetanus 72 8 58 9,413 - 9,405
Schistosomiasis 73 6 78 0 + 6
Diphtheria 74 3 76 55 - 53
Malaria 75 2 46 24,079 - 24,077
Dengue 76 2 45 25,046 - 25,045
Leishmaniasis 77 0 61 5,926 - 5,926
Trypanosomiasis 78 0 77 0 - 0
Hepatitis C 79 0 66 1,081 - 1,081
Measles 80 0 43 27,834 - 27,834
Hookworm Disease 81 0 80 0 - 0
Ascariasis 82 0 71 529 - 529
Leprosy 83 0 59 7,274 - 7,274
Trichuriasis 84 0 81 0 - 0
Depression 85 0 82 0 - 0
Vitamin A Deficiency 86 0 84 0 - 0
TOTAL DEATHS

Note: Population is Equalized to INDIA

United States

India

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