The Top 5 Leading Causes of Death for Persons of All Ages

  Cause of Death Number of Deaths
1 Ischaemic Heart Disease 6,894,057
2 Cerebrovascular Disease 5,101,446
3 Lower Respiratory Infections 3,866,321
4 HIV/AIDS 2,942,901
5 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2,522,983
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 Facts
  1. Road traffic injuries and self inflicted injuries are the leading causes of injury related death worldwide.
  2. Injury is the leading cause of death and disability for all age groups except persons 60 years of age or older.
  3. Worldwide, road traffic injuries are the leading injury-related cause of death and burden of disease in males.
  4. The low and middle-income countries of Europe are the only regions to show poisoning as the leading cause of death.
  5. Interpersonal Violence as a leading cause of death among males has declined slightly and the rank of suicide deaths among females has decreased since 1998.
Tags: Death Statistics, Health Statistics

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

List Notes: All Statistics are 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.
Leading Causes of Death for Persons of All Ages

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