Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Causes of death

  • Top 10 causes of death
    Road traffic injuries claimed about 3400 lives each day in 2012 – over 600 more deaths than in the year 2000 – making it among the 10 leading causes in 2012
  • Causes of death by region
    The African Region is the only WHO region where communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional conditions still dominate, causing 61% of deaths in 2012
  • Causes of death by country
    Singapore and Spain experienced the lowest age-standardized mortality rate due to injuries in 2012, at 17 and 18 per 100 000 population, respectively.

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