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 World Health Statistics.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Somalia 68.40 2015
2 Chad 65.60 2015
3 Nigeria 65.50 2015
4 Lesotho 63.90 2015
5 Niger 63.60 2015
6 Angola 61.80 2015
7 Guinea-Bissau 61.20 2015
8 Zambia 60.70 2015
9 Malawi 60.50 2015
10 Central African Republic 60.20 2015
11 Mali 59.90 2015
12 Dem. Rep. Congo 59.50 2015
13 Sierra Leone 59.40 2015
14 Mozambique 59.30 2015
15 Guinea 59.00 2015
15 Liberia 59.00 2015
17 Zimbabwe 57.30 2015
18 Burundi 56.90 2015
19 Burkina Faso 55.60 2015
20 The Gambia 55.30 2015
21 Cameroon 55.20 2015
22 Kenya 55.10 2015
23 Tanzania 54.50 2015
24 Congo 53.30 2015
25 Côte d'Ivoire 53.10 2015
26 Uganda 52.90 2015
27 Togo 52.60 2015
27 Mauritania 52.60 2015
29 Benin 52.30 2015
30 Swaziland 52.00 2015
31 Equatorial Guinea 50.30 2015
32 Namibia 50.00 2015
33 Botswana 49.20 2015
34 Ethiopia 49.00 2015
35 Comoros 47.80 2015
36 Senegal 47.30 2015
37 Madagascar 46.80 2015
38 Djibouti 46.70 2015
39 Eritrea 46.30 2015
40 Gabon 46.00 2015
41 Ghana 45.80 2015
42 Timor-Leste 44.10 2015
43 South Africa 43.70 2015
44 São Tomé and Principe 41.00 2015
45 Rwanda 40.30 2015
46 Afghanistan 39.40 2015
47 Sudan 36.30 2015
48 Lao PDR 35.00 2015
49 Pakistan 34.80 2015
50 Papua New Guinea 34.20 2015
51 Haiti 31.00 2015
52 Kiribati 28.60 2015
53 Cambodia 28.20 2015
54 India 28.10 2015
55 Tajikistan 26.30 2015
56 Bangladesh 25.30 2015
57 Philippines 25.20 2015
58 Guatemala 25.10 2015
59 Yemen 24.80 2015
60 Nepal 23.80 2015
60 Myanmar 23.80 2015
62 Bolivia 23.20 2015
63 Cabo Verde 22.70 2015
64 Bhutan 22.60 2015
65 Peru 21.90 2015
66 Solomon Islands 21.80 2015
67 Indonesia 21.40 2015
68 Singapore 20.80 2015
69 Guyana 20.30 2015
70 Malaysia 19.90 2015
71 Vanuatu 19.00 2015
72 Thailand 18.30 2015
73 Belize 18.00 2015
74 Dominican Republic 17.50 2015
75 The Bahamas 17.10 2015
76 Iraq 17.00 2015
77 Algeria 16.10 2015
77 Panama 16.10 2015
79 Ecuador 16.00 2015
80 Morocco 15.40 2015
81 Paraguay 14.90 2015
82 Honduras 14.80 2015
83 Uzbekistan 14.60 2015
84 Brazil 13.90 2015
85 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 13.70 2015
86 Turkmenistan 13.60 2015
87 Suriname 13.50 2015
88 Seychelles 13.40 2015
89 Grenada 13.30 2015
89 Barbados 13.30 2015
91 Brunei 13.00 2015
91 Vietnam 13.00 2015
93 Japan 12.90 2015
94 Tonga 12.80 2015
95 Nicaragua 12.50 2015
96 Antigua and Barbuda 12.40 2015
97 Argentina 12.30 2015
97 Oman 12.30 2015
99 Saudi Arabia 12.00 2015
100 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 11.90 2015
101 Samoa 11.80 2015
102 Jordan 11.60 2015
102 El Salvador 11.60 2015
102 Jamaica 11.60 2015
105 Venezuela 11.10 2015
105 Egypt 11.10 2015
107 Fiji 10.50 2015
107 Colombia 10.50 2015
109 Mongolia 10.30 2015
110 Kyrgyz Republic 10.20 2015
110 Mexico 10.20 2015
112 St. Lucia 10.10 2015
113 Portugal 9.90 2015
114 Korea 9.70 2015
115 Israel 9.60 2015
115 Azerbaijan 9.60 2015
117 Libya 9.30 2015
118 Kuwait 9.10 2015
119 Trinidad and Tobago 8.90 2015
120 Chile 8.80 2015
121 Iran 8.50 2015
122 Tunisia 8.40 2015
123 Uruguay 8.20 2015
124 Cuba 8.10 2015
125 Sri Lanka 7.70 2015
126 Belgium 7.60 2015
127 Mauritius 7.50 2015
128 Kazakhstan 7.30 2015
129 United Kingdom 7.00 2015
129 Norway 7.00 2015
131 United Arab Emirates 6.90 2015
132 Costa Rica 6.60 2015
133 Malta 6.50 2015
134 France 6.40 2015
134 Bahrain 6.40 2015
136 Qatar 6.30 2015
136 Denmark 6.30 2015
138 Russia 6.00 2015
139 Sweden 5.80 2015
139 Netherlands 5.80 2015
141 Canada 5.60 2015
142 Turkey 5.50 2015
143 Syrian Arab Republic 5.40 2015
143 United States 5.40 2015
145 Ireland 5.10 2015
145 Luxembourg 5.10 2015
145 Czech Republic 5.10 2015
148 Iceland 4.80 2015
148 Slovenia 4.80 2015
150 Slovak Republic 4.70 2015
150 Australia 4.70 2015
152 Spain 4.60 2015
152 Germany 4.60 2015
154 Italy 4.50 2015
155 New Zealand 4.40 2015
156 China 4.30 2015
157 Moldova 4.20 2015
158 Switzerland 4.10 2015
158 Romania 4.10 2015
160 Cyprus 4.00 2015
161 Poland 3.90 2015
162 Ukraine 3.70 2015
163 Lebanon 3.50 2015
163 Albania 3.50 2015
165 Lithuania 3.40 2015
166 Greece 3.30 2015
167 Armenia 3.00 2015
168 Georgia 2.90 2015
169 Latvia 2.80 2015
170 Estonia 2.70 2015
171 Belarus 2.40 2015
171 Serbia 2.40 2015
173 Bulgaria 2.30 2015
174 Croatia 2.00 2015
175 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.90 2015
175 Austria 1.90 2015
175 Hungary 1.90 2015
178 Montenegro 1.60 2015
179 Finland 1.40 2015
179 Macedonia 1.40 2015

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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