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

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.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Lebanon 90.60 2016
2 Turkey 89.40 2016
3 Israel 85.80 2016
4 Uzbekistan 83.70 2016
5 Bahrain 83.00 2016
6 Kyrgyz Republic 82.70 2016
7 Iran 81.90 2016
8 Jordan 78.40 2016
9 United Arab Emirates 76.80 2016
10 Turkmenistan 76.20 2016
11 Saudi Arabia 73.20 2016
12 Kuwait 72.40 2016
13 Oman 71.90 2016
14 Tajikistan 69.20 2016
15 Qatar 68.90 2016
16 Pakistan 57.80 2016
17 Yemen 56.60 2016
18 Iraq 54.70 2016
19 Syrian Arab Republic 45.10 2016
20 Afghanistan 44.10 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