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

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 Greece 10.90 2016
2 Portugal 10.20 2016
3 Belgium 7.90 2016
4 United Kingdom 7.70 2016
5 Norway 7.30 2016
6 Denmark 6.50 2016
7 Malta 6.40 2016
8 France 6.00 2016
9 Czech Republic 5.40 2016
10 Netherlands 5.20 2016
10 Sweden 5.20 2016
12 Ireland 5.10 2016
12 Spain 5.10 2016
14 Poland 5.00 2016
14 Slovenia 5.00 2016
16 Italy 4.90 2016
16 Luxembourg 4.90 2016
18 Germany 4.80 2016
18 Slovak Republic 4.80 2016
20 Turkey 4.40 2016
20 Iceland 4.40 2016
22 Switzerland 4.30 2016
23 Moldova 4.20 2016
23 Romania 4.20 2016
25 Cyprus 4.10 2016
25 Ukraine 4.10 2016
27 Lithuania 3.60 2016
28 Albania 2.90 2016
29 Estonia 2.80 2016
30 Latvia 2.70 2016
31 Austria 2.60 2016
32 Belarus 2.50 2016
33 Serbia 2.40 2016
34 Croatia 2.30 2016
35 Bulgaria 2.20 2016
36 North Macedonia 1.90 2016
37 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.80 2016
37 Hungary 1.80 2016
39 Montenegro 1.40 2016
40 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