Leading Causes of death in Malaysia

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Coronary Heart Disease 137.02 63 30,598 (22.13%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 74.61 54 16,215 (11.73%)
Stroke 71.50 113 15,642 (11.31%)
Road Traffic Accidents 24.51 59 6,777 (4.90%)
HIV/AIDS 23.84 50 7,235 (5.23%)
Lung Disease 23.73 79 5,037 (3.64%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 23.73 45 4,766 (3.45%)
Breast Cancer 20.04 55 2,783 (2.01%)
Lung Cancers 19.29 62 4,644 (3.36%)
Diabetes Mellitus 18.57 120 4,268 (3.09%)
Kidney Disease 15.08 89 3,478 (2.52%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 10.76 71 2,594 (1.88%)
Tuberculosis 9.38 76 2,293 (1.66%)
Liver Disease 9.18 134 2,286 (1.65%)
Liver Cancer 7.62 52 1,904 (1.38%)
Other Injuries 7.01 106 1,855 (1.34%)
Suicide 6.33 134 1,752 (1.27%)
Prostate Cancer 5.40 161 584 (0.42%)
Ovary Cancer 5.38 55 727 (0.53%)
Inflammatory/Heart 5.32 99 1,318 (0.95%)
Asthma 5.10 84 1,258 (0.91%)
Cervical Cancer 4.97 125 656 (0.47%)
Congenital Anomalies 4.79 137 1,344 (0.97%)
Lymphomas 4.79 96 1,243 (0.90%)
Oral Cancer 4.29 60 1,140 (0.82%)
Skin Disease 4.25 35 957 (0.69%)
Leukemia 4.18 75 1,139 (0.82%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 4.16 74 905 (0.65%)
Stomach Cancer 4.06 128 946 (0.68%)
Violence 3.92 111 1,151 (0.83%)
Pancreas Cancer 3.61 91 881 (0.64%)
Other Neoplasms 3.58 59 882 (0.64%)
Low Birth Weight 3.25 142 909 (0.66%)
Falls 2.94 143 686 (0.50%)
Endocrine Disorders 2.79 142 663 (0.48%)
Hypertension 2.62 173 585 (0.42%)
Drownings 2.31 117 649 (0.47%)
Uterin Cancer 1.78 105 232 (0.17%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 1.63 103 395 (0.29%)
Oesophagus Cancer 1.52 124 367 (0.27%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 1.49 132 354 (0.26%)
Fires 1.40 101 346 (0.25%)
Meningitis 1.39 86 370 (0.27%)
Bladder Cancer 1.30 135 299 (0.22%)
Alcohol 1.24 113 335 (0.24%)
Birth Trauma 1.22 135 340 (0.25%)
Drug Use 1.12 98 310 (0.22%)
Appendicitis 1.12 51 259 (0.19%)
Encephalitis 1.10 57 298 (0.22%)
Skin Cancers 0.90 131 215 (0.16%)

Demographic Summary

Malaysia
Value World Rank
Population total 31,381,992 41
Sex ratio m / f 1.03 32
Population 0-14 27.8% 79
Population 15-64 66.1% 78
Population 65 + 6.1% 101

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 0.9 164
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 43.0 1.4 35 / 111
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 13.0 17.9 116 / 128
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 6.32 34

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Breast Cancer 20.04 55
Lung Cancers 19.29 62
Colon-Rectum Cancers 10.76 71
Liver Cancer 7.62 52
Prostate Cancer 5.40 161
Ovary Cancer 5.38 55
Cervical Cancer 4.97 125
Oral Cancer 4.29 60
Stomach Cancer 4.06 128
Pancreas Cancer 3.61 91
Uterin Cancer 1.78 105
Oesophagus Cancer 1.52 124
Bladder Cancer 1.30 135
Skin Cancers 0.90 131

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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.