Leading Causes of death in Japan

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Coronary Heart Disease 40.59 182 155,766 (14.51%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 34.54 90 145,866 (13.58%)
Stroke 33.60 157 130,159 (12.12%)
Lung Cancers 21.47 52 78,151 (7.28%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 15.62 32 54,432 (5.07%)
Suicide 15.53 26 24,871 (2.32%)
Stomach Cancer 15.28 19 54,504 (5.08%)
Lung Disease 12.17 159 51,264 (4.77%)
Breast Cancer 10.58 149 14,202 (1.32%)
Pancreas Cancer 9.48 6 33,204 (3.09%)
Liver Cancer 8.88 43 32,389 (3.02%)
Kidney Disease 8.54 137 35,771 (3.33%)
Prostate Cancer 7.25 149 12,884 (1.20%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 7.22 158 31,497 (2.93%)
Liver Disease 6.08 154 17,561 (1.64%)
Other Injuries 5.43 138 18,918 (1.76%)
Lymphomas 4.79 95 17,378 (1.62%)
Diabetes Mellitus 4.08 180 14,933 (1.39%)
Oesophagus Cancer 3.77 55 12,527 (1.17%)
Ovary Cancer 3.66 119 5,042 (0.47%)
Other Neoplasms 3.48 66 12,514 (1.17%)
Road Traffic Accidents 3.04 174 6,006 (0.56%)
Leukemia 3.00 123 8,904 (0.83%)
Endocrine Disorders 2.88 140 10,502 (0.98%)
Cervical Cancer 2.81 143 3,851 (0.36%)
Drownings 2.58 110 8,248 (0.77%)
Inflammatory/Heart 2.53 164 7,933 (0.74%)
Congenital Anomalies 2.53 174 2,400 (0.22%)
Falls 2.44 155 8,420 (0.78%)
Oral Cancer 2.44 107 8,021 (0.75%)
Bladder Cancer 2.20 79 8,755 (0.82%)
Uterin Cancer 2.18 85 2,990 (0.28%)
Parkinson's Disease 2.02 42 8,787 (0.82%)
Hypertension 1.02 183 4,234 (0.39%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 0.88 156 3,285 (0.31%)
Tuberculosis 0.85 138 3,577 (0.33%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 0.81 148 2,952 (0.27%)
Asthma 0.66 166 2,486 (0.23%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 0.63 157 2,683 (0.25%)
Malnutrition 0.55 123 1,901 (0.18%)
Skin Cancers 0.53 158 1,833 (0.17%)
Fires 0.52 152 1,337 (0.12%)
Skin Disease 0.46 153 1,825 (0.17%)
Rheumatoid Arthritis 0.44 46 1,785 (0.17%)
Epilepsy 0.43 183 1,001 (0.09%)
Low Birth Weight 0.40 183 (0.00%)
Drug Use 0.32 169 600 (0.06%)
Poisonings 0.32 154 594 (0.06%)
Violence 0.26 183 (0.00%)
Hepatitis B 0.26 121 737 (0.07%)

Demographic Summary

Japan
Value World Rank
Population total 126,451,398 10
Sex ratio m / f 0.94 170
Population 0-14 12.8% 190
Population 15-64 59.3% 149
Population 65 + 27.9% 2

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 8.0 72
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 33.7 10.6 61 / 59
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 4.8 3.7 148 / 189
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 5.92 53

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Lung Cancers 21.47 52
Colon-Rectum Cancers 15.62 32
Stomach Cancer 15.28 19
Breast Cancer 10.58 149
Pancreas Cancer 9.48 6
Liver Cancer 8.88 43
Prostate Cancer 7.25 149
Oesophagus Cancer 3.77 55
Ovary Cancer 3.66 119
Cervical Cancer 2.81 143
Oral Cancer 2.44 107
Bladder Cancer 2.20 79
Uterin Cancer 2.18 85
Skin Cancers 0.53 158

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Health Data used is WHO 2014, 2017 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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