Quick Answer: What are the top 10 causes of death in South Africa?

What are the top 20 causes of death?

Leading Causes of Death

  • Heart disease: 659,041.
  • Cancer: 599,601.
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 173,040.
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 156,979.
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 150,005.
  • Alzheimer’s disease: 121,499.
  • Diabetes: 87,647.
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 51,565.

What is the most common disease in South Africa?

This is what’s killing South Africans – and future diseases to watch out for

Cause of death Rank Percentage
Tuberculosis 1 6.5%
Diabetes mellitus 2 5.5%
Other forms of heart disease 3 5.1%
Cerebrovascular disease 4 5.1%

What are the top 5 causes of death in Africa?

Distribution of the leading causes of death in Africa in 2019

Characteristic Distribution of causes of death
Ischaemic heart disease 5.5%
Stroke 5.5%
Malaria 5%
Tuberculosis 4.9%

What is the top 10 causes of death?

What are the leading causes of death in the US?

  • Heart disease.
  • Cancer.
  • Unintentional injuries.
  • Chronic lower respiratory disease.
  • Stroke and cerebrovascular diseases.
  • Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Diabetes.
  • Influenza and pneumonia.

What’s the leading cause of death in South Africa?

The three leading causes of natural deaths in 2015 were tuberculosis, diabetes and cerebrovascular diseases (a variety of medical conditions that affect the blood vessels of the brain and most commonly present as a stroke).

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Who killed the most humans in history?

Serial killers with the highest known victim count. The most prolific modern serial killer is arguably Dr. Harold Shipman, with 218 probable murders and possibly as many as 250 (see “Medical professionals”, below). However he was actually convicted of a sample of 15 murders.

What is the leading cause of death by age?

What Americans die of is primarily determined by their age. For people 5-24, accidents (over a third of which are drug overdoses) are the leading cause of death, followed by suicide and homicide. Accidents are the leading cause of death for people aged 25-44, followed by suicide and cancer.

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