Leading Causes of death in Rwanda

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 91.82 37 6,695 (10.81%)
Stroke 80.70 94 3,749 (6.05%)
Coronary Heart Disease 76.86 148 3,512 (5.67%)
Road Traffic Accidents 46.59 3 3,815 (6.16%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 40.67 36 3,347 (5.40%)
Prostate Cancer 34.75 22 537 (0.87%)
HIV/AIDS 34.30 37 3,006 (4.85%)
Hypertension 30.97 22 1,386 (2.24%)
Malaria 29.85 28 2,901 (4.68%)
Liver Disease 28.19 37 1,708 (2.76%)
Cervical Cancer 26.75 16 935 (1.51%)
Lung Disease 25.79 68 1,157 (1.87%)
Diabetes Mellitus 22.29 111 1,082 (1.75%)
Falls 19.81 7 1,229 (1.98%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 18.14 86 667 (1.08%)
Other Injuries 15.96 29 1,616 (2.61%)
Meningitis 15.58 31 1,608 (2.60%)
Liver Cancer 14.17 21 833 (1.34%)
Congenital Anomalies 12.94 32 2,179 (3.52%)
Malnutrition 12.72 33 1,279 (2.06%)
Oesophagus Cancer 12.63 8 618 (1.00%)
Suicide 12.37 53 992 (1.60%)
Anemia 11.68 13 889 (1.43%)
Low Birth Weight 10.82 69 2,070 (3.34%)
Endocrine Disorders 10.48 43 947 (1.53%)
Birth Trauma 9.94 56 1,902 (3.07%)
Stomach Cancer 9.79 44 547 (0.88%)
Breast Cancer 9.16 165 337 (0.54%)
Asthma 9.01 69 561 (0.91%)
Kidney Disease 7.98 148 510 (0.82%)
Drownings 7.96 35 969 (1.56%)
Tuberculosis 7.47 84 436 (0.70%)
Fires 7.35 17 615 (0.99%)
Epilepsy 6.96 14 703 (1.13%)
Maternal Conditions 6.92 47 732 (1.18%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 6.67 39 343 (0.55%)
Lymphomas 6.21 57 393 (0.63%)
Oral Cancer 6.16 28 329 (0.53%)
Inflammatory/Heart 5.59 92 350 (0.56%)
Violence 5.46 89 589 (0.95%)
Skin Disease 5.30 20 314 (0.51%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 5.27 128 270 (0.44%)
Other Neoplasms 3.45 68 206 (0.33%)
Ovary Cancer 3.42 128 (0.00%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 3.15 72 198 (0.32%)
Schistosomiasis 3.06 31 203 (0.33%)
Poisonings 2.97 17 311 (0.50%)
Bladder Cancer 2.96 59 (0.00%)
Leukemia 2.72 133 195 (0.31%)
Uterin Cancer 2.48 75 (0.00%)

Demographic Summary

Rwanda
Value World Rank
Population total 11,901,484 75
Sex ratio m / f 0.96 147
Population 0-14 41.4% 26
Population 15-64 56.2% 167
Population 65 + 2.4% 187

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 9.0 55
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent N/D 5.5 N/D / 79
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 1.9 9.3 188 / 163
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 3.41 145

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Prostate Cancer 34.75 22
Cervical Cancer 26.75 16
Liver Cancer 14.17 21
Oesophagus Cancer 12.63 8
Stomach Cancer 9.79 44
Breast Cancer 9.16 165
Oral Cancer 6.16 28
Colon-Rectum Cancers 5.27 128
Ovary Cancer 3.42 128
Bladder Cancer 2.96 59
Uterin Cancer 2.48 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.