Leading Causes of death in Sri Lanka

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017; 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 Deaths (%)
Coronary Heart Disease 126.95 73 28,554 (22.52%)
Stroke 73.82 110 16,198 (12.78%)
Diabetes Mellitus 49.34 40 11,089 (8.75%)
Suicide 34.64 1 7,319 (5.77%)
Asthma 32.23 2 7,160 (5.65%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 24.00 115 5,284 (4.17%)
Kidney Disease 22.26 48 4,961 (3.91%)
Lung Disease 21.58 99 4,813 (3.80%)
Liver Disease 21.18 67 4,837 (3.82%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 18.69 85 4,006 (3.16%)
Road Traffic Accidents 16.33 98 3,554 (2.80%)
Hypertension 10.13 111 2,271 (1.79%)
Breast Cancer 9.87 156 1,239 (0.98%)
Falls 9.61 48 2,103 (1.66%)
Other Injuries 8.91 82 1,900 (1.50%)
Oral Cancer 7.81 12 1,772 (1.40%)
Congenital Anomalies 6.84 118 1,309 (1.03%)
Drownings 6.41 52 1,336 (1.05%)
Lung Cancers 5.90 130 1,364 (1.08%)
Oesophagus Cancer 5.15 38 1,191 (0.94%)
Tuberculosis 5.06 92 1,153 (0.91%)
Stomach Cancer 5.05 107 1,148 (0.91%)
Cervical Cancer 4.82 128 605 (0.48%)
Inflammatory/Heart 4.61 118 1,021 (0.81%)
Low Birth Weight 3.60 139 667 (0.53%)
Leukemia 3.59 106 781 (0.62%)
Ovary Cancer 3.58 123 454 (0.36%)
Violence 3.15 122 649 (0.51%)
Liver Cancer 3.11 157 715 (0.56%)
Lymphomas 2.67 146 604 (0.48%)
Endocrine Disorders 2.62 149 585 (0.46%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 2.59 107 553 (0.44%)
Fires 2.37 75 503 (0.40%)
Meningitis 2.28 70 497 (0.39%)
Prostate Cancer 2.08 175 197 (0.16%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 1.97 180 446 (0.35%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 1.94 92 433 (0.34%)
Epilepsy 1.90 81 406 (0.32%)
Encephalitis 1.74 24 381 (0.30%)
Alcohol 1.40 104 317 (0.25%)
Birth Trauma 1.35 129 250 (0.20%)
Dengue 1.19 7 250 (0.20%)
Skin Cancers 0.93 128 212 (0.17%)
Bladder Cancer 0.91 160 205 (0.16%)
Drug Use 0.83 125 178 (0.14%)
Malnutrition 0.73 114 160 (0.13%)
Pancreas Cancer 0.66 174 151 (0.12%)
HIV/AIDS 0.61 128 128 (0.10%)
Maternal Conditions 0.51 113 101 (0.08%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 0.49 174 108 (0.09%)

Demographic Summary

Sri Lanka
Value World Rank
Population total 22,409,381 56
Sex ratio m / f 0.96 148
Population 0-14 24.1% 113
Population 15-64 66.3% 74
Population 65 + 9.7% 66

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 4.3 119
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 28.4 0.4 78 / 127
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 2.9 7.3 175 / 178
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 4.47 110

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Breast Cancer 9.87 156
Oral Cancer 7.81 12
Lung Cancers 5.90 130
Oesophagus Cancer 5.15 38
Stomach Cancer 5.05 107
Cervical Cancer 4.82 128
Ovary Cancer 3.58 123
Liver Cancer 3.11 157
Prostate Cancer 2.08 175
Colon-Rectum Cancers 1.97 180
Skin Cancers 0.93 128
Bladder Cancer 0.91 160
Pancreas Cancer 0.66 174

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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.