Leading Causes of death in Pakistan

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Coronary Heart Disease 246.84 13 265,051 (21.76%)
Stroke 100.50 70 109,165 (8.96%)
Lung Disease 50.61 12 56,666 (4.65%)
Diabetes Mellitus 39.61 58 43,128 (3.54%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 39.45 84 83,856 (6.88%)
Low Birth Weight 36.53 2 101,682 (8.35%)
Tuberculosis 34.21 46 43,894 (3.60%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 28.20 48 58,000 (4.76%)
Breast Cancer 27.85 9 17,865 (1.47%)
Other Injuries 20.99 15 35,350 (2.90%)
Birth Trauma 20.08 14 55,890 (4.59%)
Road Traffic Accidents 15.42 104 27,081 (2.22%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 15.35 112 15,428 (1.27%)
Hypertension 14.63 85 16,235 (1.33%)
Liver Disease 14.31 95 18,451 (1.51%)
Kidney Disease 13.53 96 16,461 (1.35%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 12.12 1 15,306 (1.26%)
Congenital Anomalies 10.40 59 26,492 (2.17%)
Violence 9.73 52 17,983 (1.48%)
Oral Cancer 9.05 7 11,048 (0.91%)
Drownings 8.87 26 17,048 (1.40%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 8.56 19 10,153 (0.83%)
Asthma 7.84 75 10,521 (0.86%)
Meningitis 7.29 43 12,650 (1.04%)
Lung Cancers 5.78 132 6,612 (0.54%)
Lymphomas 5.60 78 7,166 (0.59%)
Ovary Cancer 5.02 69 3,139 (0.26%)
Prostate Cancer 4.94 164 2,589 (0.21%)
Cervical Cancer 4.91 126 3,074 (0.25%)
Maternal Conditions 4.79 51 8,933 (0.73%)
Endocrine Disorders 4.52 108 7,454 (0.61%)
Oesophagus Cancer 4.15 50 5,117 (0.42%)
Liver Cancer 3.79 137 4,458 (0.37%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 3.50 162 4,485 (0.37%)
War 3.38 14 6,145 (0.50%)
Malnutrition 3.30 74 5,498 (0.45%)
Stomach Cancer 3.07 153 3,823 (0.31%)
Tetanus 3.01 12 7,383 (0.61%)
Leukemia 2.79 128 4,794 (0.39%)
Suicide 2.46 177 3,914 (0.32%)
Bladder Cancer 2.41 75 2,633 (0.22%)
HIV/AIDS 2.24 106 3,570 (0.29%)
Pertussis 1.95 34 5,358 (0.44%)
Fires 1.84 82 3,821 (0.31%)
Appendicitis 1.74 21 2,281 (0.19%)
Hepatitis B 1.68 39 (0.00%)
Epilepsy 1.65 98 3,146 (0.26%)
Inflammatory/Heart 1.61 178 (0.00%)
Encephalitis 1.60 31 2,514 (0.21%)
Other Neoplasms 1.60 127 2,284 (0.19%)

Demographic Summary

Pakistan
Value World Rank
Population total 204,924,861 6
Sex ratio m / f 1.06 17
Population 0-14 31.4% 66
Population 15-64 64.2% 123
Population 65 + 4.5% 122

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 0.3 181
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 41.9 3.0 40 / 95
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 6.0 11.3 135 / 158
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 5.47 72

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Breast Cancer 27.85 9
Oral Cancer 9.05 7
Lung Cancers 5.78 132
Ovary Cancer 5.02 69
Prostate Cancer 4.94 164
Cervical Cancer 4.91 126
Oesophagus Cancer 4.15 50
Liver Cancer 3.79 137
Colon-Rectum Cancers 3.50 162
Stomach Cancer 3.07 153
Bladder Cancer 2.41 75

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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.