Leading Causes of death in United Kingdom

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Coronary Heart Disease 57.34 171 75,426 (16.02%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 49.18 5 72,375 (15.37%)
Lung Cancers 28.96 19 36,321 (7.72%)
Stroke 27.45 169 37,724 (8.01%)
Lung Disease 23.66 80 32,295 (6.86%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 23.01 119 32,120 (6.82%)
Breast Cancer 21.77 34 13,258 (2.82%)
Prostate Cancer 20.23 64 12,578 (2.67%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 14.82 37 18,801 (3.99%)
Liver Disease 8.24 141 7,397 (1.57%)
Suicide 7.52 123 5,500 (1.17%)
Lymphomas 7.29 27 9,171 (1.95%)
Oesophagus Cancer 7.17 26 8,822 (1.87%)
Pancreas Cancer 7.11 37 8,859 (1.88%)
Ovary Cancer 6.59 24 4,165 (0.88%)
Diabetes Mellitus 4.69 176 6,037 (1.28%)
Parkinson's Disease 4.53 4 6,614 (1.41%)
Bladder Cancer 4.50 20 6,086 (1.29%)
Leukemia 4.43 61 5,421 (1.15%)
Falls 4.26 114 5,465 (1.16%)
Stomach Cancer 4.22 122 5,347 (1.14%)
Liver Cancer 4.01 129 4,925 (1.05%)
Other Injuries 3.89 166 4,698 (1.00%)
Drug Use 3.81 19 2,439 (0.52%)
Uterin Cancer 3.58 37 2,178 (0.46%)
Kidney Disease 3.41 181 4,668 (0.99%)
Congenital Anomalies 3.26 160 1,982 (0.42%)
Other Neoplasms 2.97 81 3,839 (0.82%)
Skin Cancers 2.93 28 3,421 (0.73%)
Endocrine Disorders 2.86 141 2,893 (0.61%)
Inflammatory/Heart 2.70 161 2,917 (0.62%)
Oral Cancer 2.63 98 2,938 (0.62%)
Road Traffic Accidents 2.58 180 1,846 (0.39%)
Low Birth Weight 2.53 149 1,159 (0.25%)
Hypertension 2.51 177 3,359 (0.71%)
Cervical Cancer 2.05 160 1,247 (0.26%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 1.70 127 2,165 (0.46%)
Multiple Sclerosis 1.47 1 1,546 (0.33%)
Alcohol 1.46 98 1,167 (0.25%)
Epilepsy 1.44 112 1,250 (0.27%)
Skin Disease 1.43 102 1,914 (0.41%)
Violence 1.32 154 862 (0.18%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 1.23 138 1,684 (0.36%)
Asthma 1.06 143 1,248 (0.27%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 0.75 151 997 (0.21%)
Rheumatoid Arthritis 0.67 20 922 (0.20%)
Birth Trauma 0.42 169 (0.00%)
Drownings 0.38 179 270 (0.06%)
Poisonings 0.35 144 287 (0.06%)
Tuberculosis 0.31 162 348 (0.07%)

Demographic Summary

United Kingdom
Value World Rank
Population total 64,769,452 22
Sex ratio m / f 0.99 89
Population 0-14 17.5% 150
Population 15-64 64.4% 118
Population 65 + 18.0% 27

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 11.4 23
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 19.9 18.4 108 / 37
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 26.9 28.6 24 / 53
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 6.81 19

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Lung Cancers 28.96 19
Breast Cancer 21.77 34
Prostate Cancer 20.23 64
Colon-Rectum Cancers 14.82 37
Oesophagus Cancer 7.17 26
Pancreas Cancer 7.11 37
Ovary Cancer 6.59 24
Bladder Cancer 4.50 20
Stomach Cancer 4.22 122
Liver Cancer 4.01 129
Uterin Cancer 3.58 37
Skin Cancers 2.93 28
Oral Cancer 2.63 98
Cervical Cancer 2.05 160

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Health Data used is WHO 2014, 2017 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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