Cause of death, by non-communicable diseases (% of total) - Country Ranking

Definition: Cause of death refers to the share of all deaths for all ages by underlying causes. Non-communicable diseases include cancer, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, digestive diseases, skin diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, and congenital anomalies.

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 Macedonia 95.40 2015
2 Bulgaria 94.70 2015
3 Montenegro 94.60 2015
4 Serbia 94.40 2015
5 Greece 94.00 2015
6 Bosnia and Herzegovina 93.70 2015
7 Hungary 93.60 2015
8 Georgia 93.40 2015
9 Armenia 93.20 2015
10 Finland 92.90 2015
11 Croatia 92.80 2015
12 Estonia 92.50 2015
12 Romania 92.50 2015
14 Albania 92.40 2015
14 Austria 92.40 2015
16 Latvia 91.90 2015
17 Spain 91.80 2015
18 Italy 91.70 2015
19 Germany 91.50 2015
20 Cyprus 91.30 2015
21 Moldova 90.50 2015
22 Lithuania 90.40 2015
23 Poland 90.30 2015
23 Ireland 90.30 2015
25 Czech Republic 90.10 2015
26 Malta 89.90 2015
27 Ukraine 89.80 2015
28 Denmark 89.70 2015
28 Switzerland 89.70 2015
30 New Zealand 89.60 2015
30 United Kingdom 89.60 2015
32 Australia 89.50 2015
32 Iceland 89.50 2015
34 Slovak Republic 89.20 2015
34 Netherlands 89.20 2015
36 Belarus 89.10 2015
36 Sweden 89.10 2015
38 China 88.70 2015
38 Lebanon 88.70 2015
40 United States 88.40 2015
41 Slovenia 88.30 2015
42 Canada 88.10 2015
43 Turkey 87.80 2015
44 Luxembourg 87.70 2015
45 Norway 87.30 2015
46 France 87.10 2015
47 Mauritius 87.00 2015
48 Israel 86.00 2015
49 Belgium 85.90 2015
49 Portugal 85.90 2015
49 Russia 85.90 2015
52 Azerbaijan 85.70 2015
53 Tunisia 84.70 2015
54 Bahrain 84.40 2015
55 Uruguay 84.10 2015
55 Fiji 84.10 2015
57 Cuba 84.00 2015
58 Chile 83.80 2015
59 Egypt 83.30 2015
60 Costa Rica 83.10 2015
61 Barbados 82.70 2015
62 Trinidad and Tobago 82.60 2015
63 Japan 81.80 2015
63 Kazakhstan 81.80 2015
65 St. Lucia 81.60 2015
66 Kyrgyz Republic 81.40 2015
67 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 81.00 2015
68 Grenada 80.70 2015
69 Samoa 80.60 2015
70 Iran 80.50 2015
70 Argentina 80.50 2015
72 Tonga 80.40 2015
73 Brunei 80.10 2015
74 Sri Lanka 79.70 2015
75 Antigua and Barbuda 79.50 2015
76 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 79.30 2015
77 Mexico 79.10 2015
78 Korea 79.00 2015
79 Jamaica 78.80 2015
80 Seychelles 78.70 2015
81 Turkmenistan 78.50 2015
82 Uzbekistan 78.40 2015
83 Morocco 77.80 2015
83 Mongolia 77.80 2015
85 Jordan 77.70 2015
86 Kuwait 77.20 2015
87 United Arab Emirates 76.30 2015
88 Libya 76.10 2015
89 Vietnam 75.90 2015
90 Nicaragua 75.70 2015
91 Suriname 75.00 2015
92 Singapore 74.80 2015
93 Panama 74.00 2015
94 The Bahamas 73.90 2015
95 Algeria 73.80 2015
96 Paraguay 73.30 2015
96 Brazil 73.30 2015
98 Vanuatu 72.80 2015
99 Indonesia 72.70 2015
100 Colombia 72.50 2015
101 Saudi Arabia 71.60 2015
102 Thailand 71.30 2015
103 Ecuador 71.20 2015
104 Malaysia 71.10 2015
105 El Salvador 71.00 2015
106 Oman 70.00 2015
107 Venezuela 69.30 2015
108 Dominican Republic 68.90 2015
109 Philippines 68.20 2015
110 Myanmar 68.00 2015
110 Solomon Islands 68.00 2015
112 Bhutan 67.80 2015
113 Cabo Verde 67.50 2015
114 Guyana 67.10 2015
115 Peru 67.00 2015
116 Bangladesh 66.90 2015
117 Belize 66.30 2015
118 Qatar 66.20 2015
119 Kiribati 64.60 2015
120 Nepal 64.50 2015
121 Tajikistan 64.00 2015
122 Bolivia 61.80 2015
123 Cambodia 61.30 2015
124 India 60.80 2015
125 Yemen 60.60 2015
126 Honduras 59.70 2015
127 Guatemala 56.70 2015
128 Pakistan 56.40 2015
129 Haiti 56.20 2015
130 Papua New Guinea 55.90 2015
131 Lao PDR 55.00 2015
132 Iraq 53.70 2015
133 Sudan 50.20 2015
134 São Tomé and Principe 48.40 2015
135 South Africa 48.30 2015
136 Syrian Arab Republic 47.60 2015
137 Timor-Leste 47.00 2015
138 Gabon 45.20 2015
139 Rwanda 44.60 2015
140 Ghana 43.90 2015
141 Djibouti 43.10 2015
142 Madagascar 42.70 2015
143 Afghanistan 42.30 2015
144 Botswana 42.20 2015
145 Eritrea 41.80 2015
146 Senegal 40.70 2015
146 Comoros 40.70 2015
148 Namibia 40.10 2015
149 Ethiopia 39.40 2015
150 Equatorial Guinea 39.30 2015
151 Swaziland 38.10 2015
152 Benin 37.20 2015
153 Mauritania 37.10 2015
154 Congo 36.70 2015
155 Togo 36.60 2015
156 Côte d'Ivoire 35.90 2015
157 Uganda 34.60 2015
158 Cameroon 34.40 2015
159 Tanzania 34.30 2015
160 Kenya 33.40 2015
161 The Gambia 33.20 2015
162 Burkina Faso 32.70 2015
163 Mozambique 31.60 2015
164 Guinea 31.40 2015
165 Malawi 31.20 2015
166 Burundi 31.00 2015
167 Sierra Leone 30.80 2015
168 Liberia 30.70 2015
169 Mali 30.50 2015
170 Guinea-Bissau 29.90 2015
171 Zimbabwe 29.70 2015
172 Dem. Rep. Congo 29.60 2015
173 Central African Republic 29.50 2015
174 Zambia 29.40 2015
175 Lesotho 28.70 2015
176 Angola 27.40 2015
177 Niger 26.10 2015
178 Nigeria 25.90 2015
179 Chad 24.80 2015
180 Somalia 21.80 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