Leading Causes of death in India

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Coronary Heart Disease 146.11 56 1,446,853 (16.44%)
Lung Disease 96.92 4 896,779 (10.19%)
Stroke 71.48 114 694,258 (7.89%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 64.03 62 648,220 (7.37%)
Tuberculosis 43.10 40 470,641 (5.35%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 40.22 37 431,178 (4.90%)
Diabetes Mellitus 31.41 84 298,243 (3.39%)
Kidney Disease 25.35 39 257,862 (2.93%)
Low Birth Weight 23.62 17 329,864 (3.75%)
Liver Disease 22.93 63 259,749 (2.95%)
Road Traffic Accidents 22.51 67 278,383 (3.16%)
Falls 20.92 3 204,603 (2.32%)
Hypertension 16.06 70 160,001 (1.82%)
Suicide 16.05 24 206,278 (2.34%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 14.57 124 126,731 (1.44%)
Breast Cancer 13.71 123 76,356 (0.87%)
Cervical Cancer 12.46 68 68,906 (0.78%)
Asthma 11.35 55 110,369 (1.25%)
Other Injuries 11.00 63 130,822 (1.49%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 10.30 5 110,869 (1.26%)
Birth Trauma 9.86 57 137,726 (1.57%)
Oral Cancer 8.69 8 94,354 (1.07%)
Congenital Anomalies 8.33 95 116,118 (1.32%)
Lung Cancers 8.14 109 84,904 (0.96%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 5.79 53 57,658 (0.66%)
Stomach Cancer 5.77 86 61,372 (0.70%)
HIV/AIDS 5.22 87 67,170 (0.76%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 5.10 133 53,394 (0.61%)
Malnutrition 4.98 60 52,285 (0.59%)
Drownings 4.91 77 63,004 (0.72%)
Violence 4.45 102 52,987 (0.60%)
Fires 4.15 55 51,222 (0.58%)
Oesophagus Cancer 3.96 52 41,255 (0.47%)
Hepatitis B 3.93 3 43,284 (0.49%)
Ovary Cancer 3.93 103 21,684 (0.25%)
Meningitis 3.28 64 40,312 (0.46%)
Encephalitis 3.20 4 39,913 (0.45%)
Maternal Conditions 3.18 61 43,120 (0.49%)
Prostate Cancer 3.10 172 (0.00%)
Measles 3.06 22 42,009 (0.48%)
Liver Cancer 2.73 168 28,552 (0.32%)
Lymphomas 2.66 147 29,342 (0.33%)
Epilepsy 2.52 62 29,700 (0.34%)
Endocrine Disorders 2.42 154 26,223 (0.30%)
Leukemia 2.34 143 27,756 (0.32%)
Rheumatoid Arthritis 2.10 1 19,672 (0.22%)
Poisonings 2.06 47 24,690 (0.28%)
Malaria 1.97 46 23,677 (0.27%)
Dengue 1.83 3 20,232 (0.23%)
Pancreas Cancer 1.54 140 (0.00%)

Demographic Summary

India
Value World Rank
Population total 1,281,935,911 2
Sex ratio m / f 1.08 11
Population 0-14 27.3% 84
Population 15-64 66.4% 71
Population 65 + 6.2% 98

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 5.7 103
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 20.4 1.9 105 / 107
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 2.7 5.1 178 / 184
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 4.19 127

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Breast Cancer 13.71 123
Cervical Cancer 12.46 68
Oral Cancer 8.69 8
Lung Cancers 8.14 109
Stomach Cancer 5.77 86
Colon-Rectum Cancers 5.10 133
Oesophagus Cancer 3.96 52
Ovary Cancer 3.93 103
Prostate Cancer 3.10 172
Liver Cancer 2.73 168
Pancreas Cancer 1.54 140

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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.