Leading Causes of death in Tanzania

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Tuberculosis 106.18 9 28,867 (7.74%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 99.87 30 39,020 (10.46%)
HIV/AIDS 92.36 22 35,234 (9.44%)
Coronary Heart Disease 85.30 135 19,082 (5.11%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 78.62 18 29,645 (7.95%)
Stroke 76.58 104 17,195 (4.61%)
Road Traffic Accidents 43.56 9 17,840 (4.78%)
Cervical Cancer 36.16 5 4,670 (1.25%)
Prostate Cancer 35.77 20 3,309 (0.89%)
Malaria 35.38 26 16,992 (4.55%)
Diabetes Mellitus 30.24 89 6,954 (1.86%)
Liver Disease 25.99 47 7,065 (1.89%)
Hypertension 25.34 35 5,601 (1.50%)
Maternal Conditions 22.30 18 10,114 (2.71%)
Lung Disease 18.09 130 3,994 (1.07%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 15.69 108 3,105 (0.83%)
Meningitis 14.86 33 7,363 (1.97%)
Congenital Anomalies 14.00 19 12,470 (3.34%)
Other Injuries 13.71 47 6,928 (1.86%)
Endocrine Disorders 12.95 29 5,666 (1.52%)
Anemia 12.85 10 4,742 (1.27%)
Birth Trauma 12.13 43 12,866 (3.45%)
Falls 12.03 36 3,959 (1.06%)
Malnutrition 11.62 39 6,219 (1.67%)
Breast Cancer 11.42 142 1,549 (0.42%)
Low Birth Weight 10.85 68 11,513 (3.09%)
Suicide 10.81 79 3,735 (1.00%)
Epilepsy 10.58 3 4,871 (1.31%)
Oesophagus Cancer 10.05 17 2,297 (0.62%)
Violence 8.99 61 4,056 (1.09%)
Asthma 8.77 70 2,491 (0.67%)
Kidney Disease 7.85 150 2,396 (0.64%)
Fires 7.05 21 3,008 (0.81%)
Oral Cancer 6.86 20 1,714 (0.46%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 6.46 43 1,576 (0.42%)
Drownings 5.93 62 3,454 (0.93%)
Inflammatory/Heart 5.49 96 1,603 (0.43%)
Skin Disease 5.48 17 1,583 (0.42%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 4.19 148 1,111 (0.30%)
Stomach Cancer 3.25 145 831 (0.22%)
Schistosomiasis 3.13 27 930 (0.25%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 3.06 74 884 (0.24%)
Syphilis 3.02 24 2,552 (0.68%)
Other Neoplasms 2.98 80 793 (0.21%)
Bladder Cancer 2.49 74 (0.00%)
Poisonings 2.35 39 1,282 (0.34%)
Liver Cancer 2.19 175 (0.00%)
Tetanus 2.11 23 1,041 (0.28%)
Hepatitis B 2.02 28 687 (0.18%)
Lymphomas 2.01 165 674 (0.18%)

Demographic Summary

Tanzania
Value World Rank
Population total 53,950,935 26
Sex ratio m / f 1.00 80
Population 0-14 43.7% 12
Population 15-64 53.3% 185
Population 65 + 3.0% 169

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 9.4 48
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 27.5 3.8 84 / 86
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 4.0 12.7 160 / 148
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 3.30 147

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Cervical Cancer 36.16 5
Prostate Cancer 35.77 20
Breast Cancer 11.42 142
Oesophagus Cancer 10.05 17
Oral Cancer 6.86 20
Colon-Rectum Cancers 4.19 148
Stomach Cancer 3.25 145
Bladder Cancer 2.49 74
Liver Cancer 2.19 175

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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.