Cause of death, by non-communicable diseases (% of total) - Country Ranking - Central America & the Caribbean

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 Global Health Estimates.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Cuba 83.70 2016
2 Costa Rica 83.30 2016
3 Barbados 82.80 2016
4 St. Lucia 82.00 2016
5 Antigua and Barbuda 81.80 2016
6 Grenada 81.30 2016
7 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 81.00 2016
8 Trinidad and Tobago 80.70 2016
9 Jamaica 80.00 2016
10 Nicaragua 76.40 2016
11 Panama 74.60 2016
12 The Bahamas 73.90 2016
13 El Salvador 73.80 2016
14 Dominican Republic 72.30 2016
15 Belize 67.40 2016
16 Honduras 66.50 2016
17 Guatemala 59.20 2016
18 Haiti 57.10 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