Leading Causes of death in Canada

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Coronary Heart Disease 55.36 172 37,876 (17.93%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 32.30 22 23,536 (11.14%)
Lung Cancers 30.94 13 20,431 (9.67%)
Lung Disease 19.01 118 13,408 (6.35%)
Stroke 18.22 183 12,693 (6.01%)
Breast Cancer 17.60 82 5,785 (2.74%)
Prostate Cancer 14.30 108 4,524 (2.14%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 14.28 45 9,463 (4.48%)
Suicide 10.54 83 4,407 (2.09%)
Diabetes Mellitus 10.27 154 6,834 (3.23%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 9.34 170 6,391 (3.03%)
Falls 7.42 62 5,125 (2.43%)
Lymphomas 7.35 25 4,822 (2.28%)
Pancreas Cancer 6.51 45 4,283 (2.03%)
Liver Disease 5.73 160 3,288 (1.56%)
Kidney Disease 5.41 168 3,770 (1.78%)
Road Traffic Accidents 5.26 160 2,100 (0.99%)
Endocrine Disorders 5.18 95 3,181 (1.51%)
Ovary Cancer 5.11 66 1,717 (0.81%)
Leukemia 4.64 47 2,948 (1.40%)
Other Injuries 4.21 159 2,468 (1.17%)
Congenital Anomalies 3.85 154 1,102 (0.52%)
Drug Use 3.85 18 1,525 (0.72%)
Liver Cancer 3.72 140 2,403 (1.14%)
Stomach Cancer 3.41 141 2,204 (1.04%)
Bladder Cancer 3.41 47 2,358 (1.12%)
Parkinson's Disease 3.35 26 2,428 (1.15%)
Oesophagus Cancer 3.21 73 2,072 (0.98%)
Uterin Cancer 3.06 52 981 (0.46%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 3.05 97 2,160 (1.02%)
Skin Cancers 2.56 33 1,606 (0.76%)
Inflammatory/Heart 2.44 167 1,455 (0.69%)
Other Neoplasms 2.40 106 1,535 (0.73%)
Low Birth Weight 2.26 153 494 (0.23%)
Hypertension 2.13 180 1,467 (0.69%)
Oral Cancer 2.11 123 1,331 (0.63%)
Cervical Cancer 1.78 165 570 (0.27%)
Violence 1.77 143 632 (0.30%)
Alcohol 1.70 88 899 (0.43%)
Multiple Sclerosis 0.91 9 533 (0.25%)
Birth Trauma 0.77 141 (0.00%)
Drownings 0.74 163 288 (0.14%)
HIV/AIDS 0.74 124 323 (0.15%)
Epilepsy 0.69 170 329 (0.16%)
Skin Disease 0.65 138 444 (0.21%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 0.62 159 416 (0.20%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 0.61 171 398 (0.19%)
Fires 0.47 154 218 (0.10%)
Poisonings 0.47 125 (0.00%)
Anemia 0.45 87 326 (0.15%)

Demographic Summary

Canada
Value World Rank
Population total 35,623,680 38
Sex ratio m / f 0.98 99
Population 0-14 15.4% 166
Population 15-64 65.9% 84
Population 65 + 18.6% 23

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 8.9 57
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 17.7 12.2 116 / 51
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 29.5 29.3 17 / 48
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 7.33 7

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Lung Cancers 30.94 13
Breast Cancer 17.60 82
Prostate Cancer 14.30 108
Colon-Rectum Cancers 14.28 45
Pancreas Cancer 6.51 45
Ovary Cancer 5.11 66
Liver Cancer 3.72 140
Stomach Cancer 3.41 141
Bladder Cancer 3.41 47
Oesophagus Cancer 3.21 73
Uterin Cancer 3.06 52
Skin Cancers 2.56 33
Oral Cancer 2.11 123
Cervical Cancer 1.78 165

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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.