03 September 2013

The most common causes of death

WHO has published the 10 leading causes of death in the world

UN.rfThe World Health Organization reports that in 2011, two-thirds of all deaths in the world were caused by non-communicable diseases.

This is stated in the WHO report published on August 23.

According to the world organization, 55 million people die on our planet every year. Cancer, diabetes and chronic lung diseases are the most common cause of death.

However, in addition to them, the list of the top 10 causes of death in the world also included coronary heart disease, stroke, respiratory infections, diarrhea, HIV/AIDS diabetes, traffic accidents, prematurity.

WHO cites alarming figures: in 2011, the most people – 7 million – died from coronary heart disease, more than 6 million died from stroke.

According to the organization, about three and a half thousand people died daily in road accidents in 2011, which amounted to 1.3 million deaths over the year.

WHO states that the number of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases has increased over the past decade. One and a half (2.7%) people died from lung cancer (along with tracheal and bronchial cancer) in 2011, compared with 1.2 million (2.2%) people in 2000. 400 thousand more deaths than in 2000 were recorded from diabetes (1.4 million people).

Although 200,000 fewer infants died as a result of prematurity in 2011 than in 2000, it remains one of the top 10 causes of death.

In 2011, tuberculosis was excluded from the "top ten" leading causes of death, but about a million people still die from it.

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