The Top 5 Leading Causes of Death for Males 15 to 29 in High Income Countries

  Cause of Death Male Deaths Percentage of Total
1 Road traffic injuries 28,530 40.72%
2 Self-inflicted injuries 16,144 23.04%
3 Interpersonal Violence 8,005 11.42%
4 Poisonings 2,755 3.93%
5 Drowning 2,222 3.17%
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  1. From the years 1993 to 1998 approximately 68% of firearm-related injuries for teenagers and young adults aged 15 to 24 years were from interpersonal violence in the United States.
Tags: Death Statistics, Leading Causes of Death, High Income Countries

Sources:  WHO report: Injury, a Leading Cause of the Global Burden of Disease 2000.

List Notes: All Statistics are reported deaths for the year 2000. This WHO study combines mortality data from national vital registration systems with information obtained from surveys, censuses, epidemiological studies and health service data. Percentage of total is derived from 15 causes of death and/or diseases (for each particular age group) as listed in the World Injury report.
Leading Causes of Death for Males 15 to 29 in High Income Countries

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