Leading Causes of death in Malawi

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
HIV/AIDS 326.36 3 36,329 (26.47%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 99.74 31 11,835 (8.62%)
Coronary Heart Disease 85.23 136 5,986 (4.36%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 83.86 15 9,093 (6.62%)
Stroke 72.01 112 5,080 (3.70%)
Cervical Cancer 48.45 2 2,112 (1.54%)
Malaria 43.45 14 7,527 (5.48%)
Road Traffic Accidents 43.10 10 5,884 (4.29%)
Hypertension 30.19 24 2,099 (1.53%)
Diabetes Mellitus 28.95 91 2,059 (1.50%)
Liver Disease 26.71 44 2,079 (1.51%)
Tuberculosis 26.35 50 2,304 (1.68%)
Oesophagus Cancer 25.16 1 1,899 (1.38%)
Lung Disease 22.87 87 1,617 (1.18%)
Maternal Conditions 20.57 20 3,067 (2.23%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 18.82 83 1,249 (0.91%)
Falls 16.50 13 1,388 (1.01%)
Malnutrition 16.26 21 3,058 (2.23%)
Low Birth Weight 15.75 41 5,251 (3.83%)
Meningitis 14.76 34 2,146 (1.56%)
Anemia 12.77 11 1,344 (0.98%)
Birth Trauma 12.31 42 4,105 (2.99%)
Other Injuries 11.76 57 1,599 (1.16%)
Prostate Cancer 11.68 122 336 (0.24%)
Congenital Anomalies 10.96 48 3,263 (2.38%)
Asthma 10.46 60 837 (0.61%)
Suicide 10.37 85 947 (0.69%)
Breast Cancer 9.50 159 405 (0.30%)
Endocrine Disorders 8.92 55 1,139 (0.83%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 8.31 23 617 (0.45%)
Kidney Disease 7.58 152 657 (0.48%)
Lymphomas 7.27 30 926 (0.67%)
Fires 6.54 28 757 (0.55%)
Bladder Cancer 5.64 7 428 (0.31%)
Skin Disease 5.17 22 458 (0.33%)
Inflammatory/Heart 4.75 114 411 (0.30%)
Epilepsy 4.53 36 612 (0.45%)
Drownings 4.35 84 728 (0.53%)
Other Neoplasms 4.24 35 387 (0.28%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 3.17 71 258 (0.19%)
Schistosomiasis 3.02 32 247 (0.18%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 3.02 169 239 (0.17%)
Poisonings 2.66 33 457 (0.33%)
Stomach Cancer 2.63 162 (0.00%)
Oral Cancer 2.57 100 222 (0.16%)
Syphilis 2.55 34 735 (0.54%)
Ovary Cancer 2.23 167 (0.00%)
Violence 2.11 140 296 (0.22%)
Liver Cancer 1.93 178 224 (0.16%)
Tetanus 1.90 28 253 (0.18%)

Demographic Summary

Malawi
Value World Rank
Population total 19,196,246 60
Sex ratio m / f 0.98 105
Population 0-14 46.3% 5
Population 15-64 51.0% 190
Population 65 + 2.7% 179

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 3.7 127
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 25.4 6.0 91 / 74
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 2.2 9.1 184 / 164
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 3.59 141

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Cervical Cancer 48.45 2
Oesophagus Cancer 25.16 1
Prostate Cancer 11.68 122
Breast Cancer 9.50 159
Bladder Cancer 5.64 7
Colon-Rectum Cancers 3.02 169
Stomach Cancer 2.63 162
Oral Cancer 2.57 100
Ovary Cancer 2.23 167
Liver Cancer 1.93 178

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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.