Planning for your future…
19 December 2019 by Jane Golding
Top 10 causes of death worldwide
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Lower Respiratory Infections
- Alzheimer Disease and other Dementias
- Trachea, Bronchus, Lung Cancers
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Road Injury
- Diarrhoeal Diseases
In a study undertaken worldwide in 2016, more than half (54%) were due to the top 10 causes.
Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the world’s biggest killers. Accounting for a combined 15.2 million deaths in 2016. MThese diseases have remained the leading causes of death globally in the last 15 years.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseased claimed 3.0 million lives in 2016, while lung Cancer along with trachea and bronchus cancers caused 1.7 million deaths.
Deaths due to Dementias more than doubled between 2000 and 2016 making it the 5th leading cause of global deaths in 2016.
Lower respiratory infections remained the most deadly communicable disease causing 3.0 million deaths worldwide in 2016. The death rate from diarrhoeal diseases decreased by almost 1 million between 2000 and 2016 but still caused 1.4 million deaths in 2016.
Similarly, the number of tuberculosis deaths decreased during the same period but is still among the top 10 causes with a death toll of 1.3 million.
HIV/AIDS is no longer among the world’s top 10 causes of death, having killed 1.0 million people in 2016 compared with 1.5 million in 2000.
Road Injuries killed 1.4 million people in 2016, about three-quarters (74%) of whom were men and boys.
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