Cause of death, by communicable diseases and maternal, prenatal and nutrition conditions (% of total) - Country Ranking

Definition: Cause of death refers to the share of all deaths for all ages by underlying causes. Communicable diseases and maternal, prenatal and nutrition conditions include infectious and parasitic diseases, respiratory infections, and nutritional deficiencies such as underweight and stunting.

Source: Derived based on the data from WHO's Global Health Estimates.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Mozambique 65.30 2016
2 Somalia 64.20 2016
3 Central African Republic 63.70 2016
4 Chad 63.40 2016
4 Angola 63.40 2016
6 Kenya 63.30 2016
7 Nigeria 62.70 2016
7 Niger 62.70 2016
9 Guinea-Bissau 62.10 2016
10 Dem. Rep. Congo 61.70 2016
11 Mali 60.60 2016
11 Zambia 60.60 2016
13 Malawi 59.70 2016
14 Lesotho 59.30 2016
15 Liberia 58.50 2016
16 Sierra Leone 57.90 2016
17 Burkina Faso 56.30 2016
18 Burundi 55.80 2016
18 Tanzania 55.80 2016
20 Guinea 55.70 2016
21 Congo 55.50 2016
22 The Gambia 54.80 2016
23 Zimbabwe 54.60 2016
24 Uganda 54.50 2016
25 Benin 54.10 2016
26 Cameroon 53.90 2016
27 Eswatini 53.70 2016
28 Equatorial Guinea 53.40 2016
28 Mauritania 53.40 2016
30 Côte d'Ivoire 52.40 2016
31 Togo 51.70 2016
32 Gabon 49.90 2016
33 Namibia 49.30 2016
34 Ethiopia 49.00 2016
35 Ghana 47.50 2016
36 Comoros 47.40 2016
37 Madagascar 46.20 2016
38 Botswana 46.00 2016
39 Senegal 45.70 2016
40 Timor-Leste 45.60 2016
41 Djibouti 45.20 2016
42 Eritrea 42.90 2016
43 Rwanda 42.40 2016
44 South Africa 39.60 2016
45 Afghanistan 36.40 2016
46 Papua New Guinea 36.10 2016
47 Sudan 35.20 2016
48 Pakistan 34.90 2016
49 São Tomé and Principe 33.90 2016
50 Lao PDR 31.40 2016
51 Haiti 30.30 2016
52 Yemen 28.70 2016
52 Kiribati 28.70 2016
54 India 26.00 2016
55 Bangladesh 25.60 2016
55 Cambodia 25.60 2016
57 Philippines 25.20 2016
58 Guatemala 25.10 2016
59 Nepal 25.00 2016
60 Myanmar 23.60 2016
61 Tajikistan 23.20 2016
62 Singapore 22.70 2016
63 Bolivia 22.40 2016
64 Solomon Islands 22.20 2016
65 Bhutan 20.90 2016
66 Indonesia 20.70 2016
67 Peru 20.30 2016
68 Guyana 20.00 2016
69 Cabo Verde 19.50 2016
70 Belize 19.40 2016
71 Vanuatu 18.80 2016
72 Malaysia 17.50 2016
73 Turkmenistan 17.20 2016
74 The Bahamas 16.90 2016
75 Iraq 16.80 2016
76 Argentina 15.90 2016
77 Thailand 15.80 2016
77 Dominican Republic 15.80 2016
79 Panama 15.60 2016
80 Ecuador 15.10 2016
81 Kuwait 14.80 2016
81 Algeria 14.80 2016
83 Honduras 14.00 2016
83 Morocco 14.00 2016
85 Brazil 13.90 2016
86 Paraguay 13.70 2016
87 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 13.40 2016
88 Suriname 13.30 2016
89 Barbados 13.00 2016
90 Japan 12.70 2016
91 Samoa 12.00 2016
92 Grenada 11.90 2016
92 Antigua and Barbuda 11.90 2016
92 Seychelles 11.90 2016
95 Tonga 11.70 2016
96 Vietnam 11.50 2016
97 Venezuela 11.30 2016
98 Jamaica 11.20 2016
99 Nicaragua 10.90 2016
99 Greece 10.90 2016
101 El Salvador 10.80 2016
102 Jordan 10.70 2016
103 Saudi Arabia 10.60 2016
104 Oman 10.50 2016
105 Uzbekistan 10.30 2016
106 Egypt 10.20 2016
106 Portugal 10.20 2016
108 Fiji 10.10 2016
108 Korea 10.10 2016
108 Colombia 10.10 2016
111 Israel 10.00 2016
112 Mexico 9.80 2016
113 St. Lucia 9.70 2016
113 Mongolia 9.70 2016
115 Kyrgyz Republic 9.60 2016
116 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 9.50 2016
117 Trinidad and Tobago 9.00 2016
118 Azerbaijan 8.80 2016
119 Cuba 8.40 2016
120 Chile 8.10 2016
121 Libya 8.00 2016
122 Belgium 7.90 2016
122 Iran 7.90 2016
124 Brunei 7.80 2016
124 Tunisia 7.80 2016
126 United Kingdom 7.70 2016
127 Uruguay 7.60 2016
128 Sri Lanka 7.50 2016
129 Norway 7.30 2016
130 Bahrain 6.90 2016
131 United Arab Emirates 6.50 2016
131 Mauritius 6.50 2016
131 Denmark 6.50 2016
134 Costa Rica 6.40 2016
134 Malta 6.40 2016
136 France 6.00 2016
137 Canada 5.60 2016
138 Czech Republic 5.40 2016
139 United States 5.20 2016
139 Qatar 5.20 2016
139 Netherlands 5.20 2016
139 Sweden 5.20 2016
143 Ireland 5.10 2016
143 Syrian Arab Republic 5.10 2016
143 Spain 5.10 2016
146 Slovenia 5.00 2016
146 Poland 5.00 2016
148 Italy 4.90 2016
148 Luxembourg 4.90 2016
150 Russia 4.80 2016
150 Germany 4.80 2016
150 Slovak Republic 4.80 2016
153 New Zealand 4.60 2016
153 Australia 4.60 2016
155 Kazakhstan 4.50 2016
156 Turkey 4.40 2016
156 Iceland 4.40 2016
158 Switzerland 4.30 2016
159 Romania 4.20 2016
159 Moldova 4.20 2016
161 Cyprus 4.10 2016
161 Ukraine 4.10 2016
163 China 3.80 2016
164 Lebanon 3.60 2016
164 Lithuania 3.60 2016
166 Albania 2.90 2016
167 Estonia 2.80 2016
167 Armenia 2.80 2016
169 Georgia 2.70 2016
169 Latvia 2.70 2016
171 Austria 2.60 2016
172 Belarus 2.50 2016
173 Serbia 2.40 2016
174 Croatia 2.30 2016
175 Bulgaria 2.20 2016
176 North Macedonia 1.90 2016
177 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.80 2016
177 Hungary 1.80 2016
179 Montenegro 1.40 2016
180 Finland 1.30 2016

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Limitations and Exceptions: The limited availability of data on health status is a major constraint in assessing the health situation in developing countries. Surveillance data are lacking for many major public health concerns. Estimates of prevalence and incidence are available for some diseases but are often unreliable and incomplete. National health authorities differ widely in capacity and willingness to collect or report information. To compensate for this and improve reliability and international comparability, the World Health Organization (WHO) prepares estimates in accordance with epidemiological models and statistical standards.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data on cause of death are compiled by the WHO, based mainly on data from national vital registry systems, as well as sample registration systems, population laboratories, and epidemiological analysis of specific conditions. Data are classified based on the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision. Data have been carefully analyzed to take into account incomplete coverage of vital registration and the likely differences in cause of death patterns that would be expected in undercovered and often poorer subpopulations. Special attention has also been paid to misattribution or miscoding of causes of death in cardiovascular diseases, cancer, injuries, and general ill-defined categories. For further information, consult the original source.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual