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

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 Timor-Leste 45.60 2016
2 Afghanistan 36.40 2016
3 Pakistan 34.90 2016
4 Lao PDR 31.40 2016
5 Yemen 28.70 2016
6 India 26.00 2016
7 Bangladesh 25.60 2016
7 Cambodia 25.60 2016
9 Philippines 25.20 2016
10 Nepal 25.00 2016
11 Myanmar 23.60 2016
12 Tajikistan 23.20 2016
13 Singapore 22.70 2016
14 Bhutan 20.90 2016
15 Indonesia 20.70 2016
16 Malaysia 17.50 2016
17 Turkmenistan 17.20 2016
18 Iraq 16.80 2016
19 Thailand 15.80 2016
20 Kuwait 14.80 2016
21 Japan 12.70 2016
22 Vietnam 11.50 2016
23 Jordan 10.70 2016
24 Saudi Arabia 10.60 2016
25 Oman 10.50 2016
26 Uzbekistan 10.30 2016
27 Korea 10.10 2016
28 Israel 10.00 2016
29 Mongolia 9.70 2016
30 Kyrgyz Republic 9.60 2016
31 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 9.50 2016
32 Azerbaijan 8.80 2016
33 Iran 7.90 2016
34 Brunei 7.80 2016
35 Sri Lanka 7.50 2016
36 Bahrain 6.90 2016
37 United Arab Emirates 6.50 2016
38 Qatar 5.20 2016
39 Syrian Arab Republic 5.10 2016
40 Russia 4.80 2016
41 Kazakhstan 4.50 2016
42 Turkey 4.40 2016
43 China 3.80 2016
44 Lebanon 3.60 2016
45 Armenia 2.80 2016
46 Georgia 2.70 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