Leading Causes of death in Sri Lanka

According to the latest WHO data published in 2014; Causes of death in Sri Lanka, demographic summary, health risks, cancer rank by type, world rankings, health profile in Sri Lanka. What is the leading cause of death in Sri Lanka?

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Coronary Heart Disease 154.65 31
Stroke 72.35 105
All Cancers 64.88 164
Diabetes Mellitus 47.87 31
Influenza and Pneumonia 35.08 80
Lung Disease 29.40 38
Suicide 28.77 5
Other Injuries 22.53 34
Kidney Disease 16.34 66
Liver Disease 15.28 89
Asthma 13.98 20
Road Traffic Accidents 13.05 106
Hypertension 12.95 117
Breast Cancer (Female Only) 11.60 124
Oral Cancer 8.94 8
Falls 8.61 51
Violence 8.23 66
Diarrhoeal diseases 7.80 72
Congenital Anomalies 6.77 114
Lung Cancers 6.44 119
Oesophagus Cancer 5.99 30
Cervical Cancer (Female Only) 5.90 108
Stomach Cancer 5.87 82
Inflammatory/Heart 5.38 114
Drownings 4.56 78
Low Birth Weight 4.39 121
Malnutrition 4.34 68
Leukemia 4.24 63
Ovary Cancer (Female Only) 4.16 87
Liver Cancer 3.58 136
Rheumatic Heart Disease 3.48 95
Alzheimers/Dementia 3.36 76
Colon-Rectum Cancers 2.63 163
Fires 2.40 86
Prostate Cancer (Males Only) 2.22 165
Birth Trauma 1.58 119
Endocrine Disorders 1.49 159
Tuberculosis 1.10 127
Bladder Cancer 1.02 143
Alcohol 1.01 77
HIV/AIDS 0.81 119
Peptic Ulcer Disease 0.73 158
Pancreas Cancer 0.67 164
Anemia 0.64 93
Parkinson's Disease 0.61 147
Drug Use 0.54 122
Uterin Cancer (Female Only) 0.46 165
Poisonings 0.44 147
Skin Disease 0.31 148
Other Neoplasms 0.28 165
Skin Cancers 0.23 166
Multiple Sclerosis 0.07 149
Malaria 0.00 160
Hepatitis C 0.00 152

Demographic Summary

Sri Lanka
Value World Rank
Population total 22,235,000 56
Sex ratio m / f 0.96 138
Population 0-14 24.4% 110
Population 15-64 66.3% 77
Population 65 + 9.4% 66

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 4.5 114
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 28.4 N/D 78 / 127
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 3.4 9.5 161 / 161
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 4.415 110

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Breast Cancer (Female Only) 11.60 124
Oral Cancer 8.94 8
Lung Cancers 6.44 119
Oesophagus Cancer 5.99 30
Cervical Cancer (Female Only) 5.90 108
Stomach Cancer 5.87 82
Ovary Cancer (Female Only) 4.16 87
Liver Cancer 3.58 136
Colon-Rectum Cancers 2.63 163
Prostate Cancer (Males Only) 2.22 165
Bladder Cancer 1.02 143
Pancreas Cancer 0.67 164
Uterin Cancer (Female Only) 0.46 165
Skin Cancers 0.23 166

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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.