Diseases

Top 5: The most common causes of death

Most people die every year from cardiovascular disease. Here you can see which other diseases worldwide claim the most fatalities.

These are the most common causes of death

Did you know that 16.7 million people die every year from cardiovascular disease, and that this trend is increasing? This is the top 5 of the most common causes of death in the world.

1. Cardiovascular disease

Kill: 16.7 million a year Percentage of all deaths: 29,3 Trend: rising

2. Infectious diseases (infections and parasites)

Kill: 14.7 million a year Percentage of all deaths:26,0 Trend: falling

3. Cancer

Kill: 7.1 million a year Percentage of all deaths: 12,5 Trend: rising

4. Accidents, (suicide) murder

Kill: 5.2 million a year Percentage of all deaths: 9,1 Trend: rising

5. Respiratory diseases (COPD, asthma and the like)

Kill: 3.7 million a year Percentage of all deaths: 6,5 Trend: rising

Video: Top 5 Killers (January 2020).

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