Leading Causes of death in Uganda

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
HIV/AIDS 126.35 16 34,346 (13.29%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 97.38 34 28,384 (10.98%)
Stroke 91.84 81 12,147 (4.70%)
Coronary Heart Disease 65.39 162 8,428 (3.26%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 55.90 30 16,573 (6.41%)
Prostate Cancer 51.28 8 2,634 (1.02%)
Road Traffic Accidents 45.69 6 10,675 (4.13%)
Tuberculosis 32.67 48 5,301 (2.05%)
Hypertension 31.88 19 4,122 (1.59%)
Malaria 29.30 29 12,487 (4.83%)
Liver Disease 28.94 36 4,807 (1.86%)
Cervical Cancer 28.10 12 2,358 (0.91%)
Endocrine Disorders 23.39 5 8,078 (3.12%)
Diabetes Mellitus 22.38 110 3,043 (1.18%)
Lung Disease 22.19 93 2,859 (1.11%)
Oesophagus Cancer 18.49 4 2,401 (0.93%)
Meningitis 17.14 26 6,838 (2.64%)
Violence 16.65 21 5,103 (1.97%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 15.42 111 1,716 (0.66%)
Breast Cancer 15.40 106 1,347 (0.52%)
Falls 15.05 15 2,970 (1.15%)
Maternal Conditions 14.99 28 4,715 (1.82%)
Other Injuries 14.14 43 5,234 (2.02%)
Suicide 12.26 55 2,791 (1.08%)
Congenital Anomalies 12.15 37 8,438 (3.26%)
Low Birth Weight 11.97 61 9,831 (3.80%)
Birth Trauma 11.77 46 9,670 (3.74%)
Malnutrition 11.77 37 5,131 (1.98%)
Asthma 10.82 59 1,957 (0.76%)
Lymphomas 8.88 8 1,760 (0.68%)
Kidney Disease 8.74 133 1,647 (0.64%)
Liver Cancer 8.34 48 1,406 (0.54%)
Anemia 8.29 20 2,220 (0.86%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 7.53 32 1,142 (0.44%)
Fires 7.37 16 2,208 (0.85%)
Drownings 7.13 44 3,186 (1.23%)
Epilepsy 6.36 19 2,043 (0.79%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 6.28 112 889 (0.34%)
Ovary Cancer 6.14 34 (0.00%)
Inflammatory/Heart 5.93 80 1,107 (0.43%)
Stomach Cancer 5.26 101 726 (0.28%)
Skin Disease 5.19 21 924 (0.36%)
Oral Cancer 5.09 38 763 (0.30%)
Other Neoplasms 4.40 33 729 (0.28%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 4.37 48 797 (0.31%)
Leukemia 4.13 80 797 (0.31%)
War 3.83 13 1,280 (0.50%)
Schistosomiasis 3.07 30 (0.00%)
Poisonings 2.91 20 1,202 (0.46%)
Lung Cancers 2.63 153 (0.00%)

Demographic Summary

Uganda
Value World Rank
Population total 39,570,125 34
Sex ratio m / f 0.99 94
Population 0-14 48.1% 4
Population 15-64 50.0% 191
Population 65 + 2.0% 192

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 9.5 47
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 16.4 2.9 121 / 97
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 1.8 8.6 189 / 169
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 4.16 129

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Prostate Cancer 51.28 8
Cervical Cancer 28.10 12
Oesophagus Cancer 18.49 4
Breast Cancer 15.40 106
Liver Cancer 8.34 48
Colon-Rectum Cancers 6.28 112
Ovary Cancer 6.14 34
Stomach Cancer 5.26 101
Oral Cancer 5.09 38
Lung Cancers 2.63 153

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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.