Leading Causes of death in Ethiopia

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Coronary Heart Disease 106.06 110 46,943 (7.38%)
Stroke 89.82 86 39,571 (6.23%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 86.80 44 68,854 (10.83%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 76.12 20 54,357 (8.55%)
Tuberculosis 45.57 38 24,240 (3.81%)
Road Traffic Accidents 36.36 22 27,140 (4.27%)
Diabetes Mellitus 28.27 94 13,005 (2.05%)
Liver Disease 26.82 42 14,213 (2.24%)
HIV/AIDS 26.08 47 20,425 (3.21%)
Breast Cancer 25.69 16 7,654 (1.20%)
Hypertension 25.14 38 11,050 (1.74%)
Cervical Cancer 18.76 38 4,986 (0.78%)
Meningitis 18.63 22 17,774 (2.80%)
Lung Disease 18.56 123 8,017 (1.26%)
Birth Trauma 17.57 22 28,958 (4.56%)
Maternal Conditions 15.52 26 13,735 (2.16%)
Measles 15.44 4 25,103 (3.95%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 15.22 114 5,986 (0.94%)
Falls 14.65 17 8,437 (1.33%)
Other Injuries 14.55 42 13,143 (2.07%)
Low Birth Weight 14.01 48 23,091 (3.63%)
Congenital Anomalies 13.59 24 20,000 (3.15%)
Suicide 12.59 48 8,348 (1.31%)
Asthma 11.98 50 6,269 (0.99%)
Malnutrition 10.82 42 9,120 (1.43%)
Endocrine Disorders 10.33 44 7,538 (1.19%)
Anemia 9.22 18 5,894 (0.93%)
Violence 8.96 62 7,552 (1.19%)
Kidney Disease 8.46 138 4,875 (0.77%)
Ovary Cancer 8.19 7 2,296 (0.36%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 7.91 27 3,842 (0.60%)
Fires 7.28 18 5,756 (0.91%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 6.66 109 3,456 (0.54%)
Prostate Cancer 6.62 154 (0.00%)
Epilepsy 6.48 18 5,653 (0.89%)
Drownings 6.18 57 6,568 (1.03%)
Skin Disease 6.18 13 3,359 (0.53%)
Leukemia 5.64 10 3,442 (0.54%)
Syphilis 5.44 15 8,060 (1.27%)
Malaria 5.43 40 4,879 (0.77%)
Lymphomas 5.22 88 2,981 (0.47%)
Inflammatory/Heart 5.22 101 2,884 (0.45%)
Other Neoplasms 4.60 30 2,532 (0.40%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 3.62 65 1,985 (0.31%)
Oesophagus Cancer 3.40 66 1,628 (0.26%)
Lung Cancers 3.18 146 1,584 (0.25%)
Schistosomiasis 3.10 29 1,775 (0.28%)
Stomach Cancer 3.10 151 (0.00%)
Pertussis 2.95 5 4,680 (0.74%)
Tetanus 2.91 13 3,267 (0.51%)

Demographic Summary

Ethiopia
Value World Rank
Population total 105,350,020 12
Sex ratio m / f 0.99 96
Population 0-14 43.5% 13
Population 15-64 53.6% 182
Population 65 + 2.9% 173

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 2.8 135
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 8.9 0.5 127 / 123
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 1.9 6.9 187 / 179
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 4.35 121

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Breast Cancer 25.69 16
Cervical Cancer 18.76 38
Ovary Cancer 8.19 7
Colon-Rectum Cancers 6.66 109
Prostate Cancer 6.62 154
Oesophagus Cancer 3.40 66
Lung Cancers 3.18 146
Stomach Cancer 3.10 151

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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.