Leading Causes of death in Afghanistan

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017; Causes of death in Afghanistan, demographic summary, health risks, cancer rank by type, world rankings, health profile in Afghanistan. What is the leading cause of death in Afghanistan?

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Coronary Heart Disease 263.34 11 30,077 (12.85%)
Stroke 154.41 14 18,204 (7.78%)
Tuberculosis 83.56 13 13,325 (5.69%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 64.21 61 23,770 (10.16%)
War 44.46 3 13,330 (5.70%)
Other Injuries 38.08 1 12,476 (5.33%)
Lung Disease 37.62 27 4,406 (1.88%)
Kidney Disease 32.37 21 4,677 (2.00%)
Breast Cancer 25.76 15 2,008 (0.86%)
Liver Disease 24.85 55 3,804 (1.63%)
Low Birth Weight 24.58 13 13,733 (5.87%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 24.53 43 2,076 (0.89%)
Diabetes Mellitus 23.82 106 3,042 (1.30%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 22.93 53 12,146 (5.19%)
Asthma 19.26 17 2,874 (1.23%)
Road Traffic Accidents 18.73 90 4,938 (2.11%)
Birth Trauma 18.51 18 10,342 (4.42%)
Hypertension 16.62 65 1,832 (0.78%)
Maternal Conditions 15.69 24 4,486 (1.92%)
Stomach Cancer 14.79 22 1,853 (0.79%)
Falls 13.44 24 4,299 (1.84%)
Congenital Anomalies 12.02 40 6,096 (2.60%)
Drownings 11.89 14 4,649 (1.99%)
Oesophagus Cancer 10.76 14 1,351 (0.58%)
Oral Cancer 8.53 9 1,202 (0.51%)
Violence 8.34 68 2,272 (0.97%)
Meningitis 7.94 40 3,551 (1.52%)
Lung Cancers 7.75 114 1,058 (0.45%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 7.66 29 1,163 (0.50%)
Endocrine Disorders 7.56 66 2,449 (1.05%)
Cervical Cancer 7.51 97 602 (0.26%)
Inflammatory/Heart 7.38 59 1,164 (0.50%)
Other Neoplasms 6.98 7 1,076 (0.46%)
Suicide 6.92 129 1,796 (0.77%)
Lymphomas 6.62 49 1,283 (0.55%)
Liver Cancer 6.08 76 793 (0.34%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 5.27 129 824 (0.35%)
Prostate Cancer 5.09 162 (0.00%)
Uterin Cancer 4.62 21 (0.00%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 4.39 47 781 (0.33%)
Ovary Cancer 4.12 94 (0.00%)
Measles 3.75 18 2,043 (0.87%)
Malnutrition 3.63 71 1,598 (0.68%)
Epilepsy 3.57 46 1,239 (0.53%)
Bladder Cancer 3.06 56 353 (0.15%)
Leukemia 2.75 129 796 (0.34%)
Pertussis 2.49 13 1,364 (0.58%)
Skin Disease 2.47 70 (0.00%)
Fires 1.98 80 587 (0.25%)
Tetanus 1.75 30 917 (0.39%)

Demographic Summary

Afghanistan
Value World Rank
Population total 34,124,811 39
Sex ratio m / f 1.03 29
Population 0-14 40.9% 27
Population 15-64 56.5% 163
Population 65 + 2.6% 184

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 0.2 182
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent N/D N/D N/D / N/D
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 3.2 7.6 172 / 172
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 3.63 139

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Breast Cancer 25.76 15
Stomach Cancer 14.79 22
Oesophagus Cancer 10.76 14
Oral Cancer 8.53 9
Lung Cancers 7.75 114
Cervical Cancer 7.51 97
Liver Cancer 6.08 76
Colon-Rectum Cancers 5.27 129
Prostate Cancer 5.09 162
Uterin Cancer 4.62 21
Ovary Cancer 4.12 94
Bladder Cancer 3.06 56

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Health Data used is WHO 2014, 2017 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
We do not guarantee the accuracy of this data.