Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Causes of death, 2000-2011


10 leading causes of death

Ischaemic heart disease, stroke, lower respiratory infections, chronic obstructive lung disease, diarrhoea, and HIV/AIDS have remained the top major killers during the past decade.




Causes of death in men and women aged 15-69 years,
by region

Inequality between male and female adult death rates is highest for the low- and middle-income countries of the European Region; African Region is the only region where communicable diseases dominate.

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