Leading Causes of death in Kenya

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 127.36 5 33,224 (11.80%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 89.41 41 26,947 (9.57%)
HIV/AIDS 75.25 23 29,911 (10.62%)
Stroke 66.90 117 11,976 (4.25%)
Coronary Heart Disease 44.20 180 7,771 (2.76%)
Road Traffic Accidents 39.22 16 14,032 (4.98%)
Tuberculosis 39.16 44 8,885 (3.15%)
Prostate Cancer 32.72 24 2,309 (0.82%)
Malaria 27.79 32 11,922 (4.23%)
Cervical Cancer 23.39 19 2,706 (0.96%)
Liver Disease 23.04 62 5,214 (1.85%)
Hypertension 21.55 47 3,728 (1.32%)
Diabetes Mellitus 19.98 113 3,740 (1.33%)
Breast Cancer 19.74 56 2,367 (0.84%)
Lung Disease 19.15 116 3,272 (1.16%)
Oesophagus Cancer 18.94 3 3,589 (1.27%)
Maternal Conditions 18.63 21 7,849 (2.79%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 17.48 93 2,526 (0.90%)
Malnutrition 16.37 20 5,362 (1.90%)
Meningitis 14.26 35 5,847 (2.08%)
Birth Trauma 14.08 37 11,387 (4.04%)
Falls 13.66 23 3,110 (1.10%)
Other Injuries 12.72 49 4,783 (1.70%)
Congenital Anomalies 12.63 34 8,995 (3.19%)
Anemia 12.19 12 3,242 (1.15%)
Low Birth Weight 11.96 62 9,671 (3.43%)
Suicide 10.28 88 3,004 (1.07%)
Stomach Cancer 10.05 40 1,857 (0.66%)
Endocrine Disorders 9.27 50 3,403 (1.21%)
Violence 9.06 58 3,780 (1.34%)
Tetanus 8.49 3 3,308 (1.17%)
Asthma 7.62 78 1,726 (0.61%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 7.39 33 1,453 (0.52%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 7.37 98 1,523 (0.54%)
Oral Cancer 7.35 17 1,593 (0.57%)
Lymphomas 7.17 32 1,735 (0.62%)
Kidney Disease 6.33 159 1,508 (0.54%)
Fires 5.87 37 1,858 (0.66%)
Ovary Cancer 5.71 47 (0.00%)
Liver Cancer 5.68 86 1,217 (0.43%)
Drownings 5.22 71 2,417 (0.86%)
Inflammatory/Heart 4.32 129 1,009 (0.36%)
Leukemia 4.30 66 1,209 (0.43%)
Epilepsy 4.18 39 1,704 (0.60%)
Skin Disease 3.75 47 844 (0.30%)
Pancreas Cancer 3.12 100 (0.00%)
Other Neoplasms 3.04 78 (0.00%)
Lung Cancers 2.79 151 (0.00%)
Schistosomiasis 2.77 36 684 (0.24%)
Uterin Cancer 2.47 78 (0.00%)

Demographic Summary

Kenya
Value World Rank
Population total 47,615,739 30
Sex ratio m / f 1.00 79
Population 0-14 40.0% 32
Population 15-64 57.0% 159
Population 65 + 3.0% 170

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 3.4 129
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 24.6 2.1 93 / 105
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 2.8 11.1 176 / 159
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 4.41 118

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Prostate Cancer 32.72 24
Cervical Cancer 23.39 19
Breast Cancer 19.74 56
Oesophagus Cancer 18.94 3
Stomach Cancer 10.05 40
Colon-Rectum Cancers 7.37 98
Oral Cancer 7.35 17
Ovary Cancer 5.71 47
Liver Cancer 5.68 86
Pancreas Cancer 3.12 100
Lung Cancers 2.79 151
Uterin Cancer 2.47 78

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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.