Leading Causes of death in DR Congo

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 128.08 20 84,332 (12.55%)
Tuberculosis 123.54 8 48,276 (7.19%)
Stroke 110.84 56 33,913 (5.05%)
Coronary Heart Disease 82.42 140 24,108 (3.59%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 61.01 25 51,222 (7.62%)
Road Traffic Accidents 36.88 21 25,899 (3.86%)
HIV/AIDS 36.40 36 20,526 (3.06%)
Malaria 36.02 24 43,258 (6.44%)
Prostate Cancer 34.72 23 4,065 (0.61%)
Lung Disease 34.27 37 10,391 (1.55%)
Hypertension 31.76 20 9,405 (1.40%)
Cervical Cancer 27.01 15 5,178 (0.77%)
Liver Disease 25.03 53 9,466 (1.41%)
Maternal Conditions 24.90 16 16,040 (2.39%)
Low Birth Weight 24.39 15 38,204 (5.69%)
Malnutrition 24.30 10 22,512 (3.35%)
Endocrine Disorders 20.11 8 16,810 (2.50%)
Diabetes Mellitus 19.53 116 6,268 (0.93%)
Meningitis 19.51 21 18,627 (2.77%)
Birth Trauma 19.33 15 30,270 (4.51%)
Asthma 17.72 22 7,016 (1.04%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 17.36 96 4,461 (0.66%)
Breast Cancer 15.18 111 3,056 (0.45%)
Violence 14.82 24 10,322 (1.54%)
Other Injuries 14.74 41 11,821 (1.76%)
Congenital Anomalies 13.19 29 18,222 (2.71%)
Anemia 13.19 9 7,561 (1.13%)
Suicide 12.22 56 7,577 (1.13%)
Liver Cancer 10.30 37 3,912 (0.58%)
Drownings 9.37 25 9,325 (1.39%)
Syphilis 8.00 6 11,243 (1.67%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 7.93 26 2,943 (0.44%)
Kidney Disease 7.55 153 3,172 (0.47%)
Fires 6.30 31 5,142 (0.77%)
Oesophagus Cancer 6.06 31 1,937 (0.29%)
Epilepsy 5.97 22 4,465 (0.66%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 5.95 22 2,553 (0.38%)
Inflammatory/Heart 5.80 85 2,681 (0.40%)
Stomach Cancer 5.62 90 2,028 (0.30%)
Falls 5.26 90 2,634 (0.39%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 5.06 134 1,781 (0.27%)
Trypanosomiasis 4.68 2 3,466 (0.52%)
Oral Cancer 4.35 58 1,473 (0.22%)
Lymphomas 4.21 113 1,665 (0.25%)
Ovary Cancer 3.37 129 (0.00%)
Schistosomiasis 3.11 28 1,276 (0.19%)
Poisonings 2.97 18 2,802 (0.42%)
Other Neoplasms 2.90 85 1,220 (0.18%)
Tetanus 2.71 15 1,948 (0.29%)
Pertussis 2.63 11 3,819 (0.57%)

Demographic Summary

DR Congo
Value World Rank
Population total 83,301,151 16
Sex ratio m / f 1.00 77
Population 0-14 41.7% 22
Population 15-64 55.6% 169
Population 65 + 2.7% 180

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 2.6 139
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent N/D N/D N/D / N/D
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 3.6 9.7 168 / 162
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 4.25 126

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Prostate Cancer 34.72 23
Cervical Cancer 27.01 15
Breast Cancer 15.18 111
Liver Cancer 10.30 37
Oesophagus Cancer 6.06 31
Stomach Cancer 5.62 90
Colon-Rectum Cancers 5.06 134
Oral Cancer 4.35 58
Ovary Cancer 3.37 129

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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.