Leading Causes of death in Zimbabwe

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
HIV/AIDS 299.25 4 33,197 (26.40%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 100.65 29 11,569 (9.20%)
Coronary Heart Disease 77.38 147 4,759 (3.78%)
Road Traffic Accidents 75.02 1 7,080 (5.63%)
Stroke 63.38 121 4,923 (3.91%)
Violence 47.41 4 4,442 (3.53%)
Diabetes Mellitus 41.80 52 2,783 (2.21%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 36.06 44 6,216 (4.94%)
Kidney Disease 31.43 24 2,392 (1.90%)
Cervical Cancer 29.02 10 1,082 (0.86%)
Prostate Cancer 26.83 38 705 (0.56%)
Malnutrition 24.07 11 4,428 (3.52%)
Lung Disease 22.53 90 1,436 (1.14%)
Tuberculosis 22.42 54 1,737 (1.38%)
Low Birth Weight 19.22 24 5,433 (4.32%)
Suicide 17.54 19 1,641 (1.30%)
Maternal Conditions 15.66 25 2,254 (1.79%)
Malaria 15.55 37 2,530 (2.01%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 15.12 117 885 (0.70%)
Birth Trauma 14.47 34 4,092 (3.25%)
Other Injuries 14.00 45 1,911 (1.52%)
Congenital Anomalies 13.43 27 3,345 (2.66%)
Asthma 13.24 39 1,116 (0.89%)
Liver Disease 12.47 108 967 (0.77%)
Breast Cancer 12.43 131 491 (0.39%)
Meningitis 10.84 37 1,678 (1.33%)
Lymphomas 10.31 2 920 (0.73%)
Inflammatory/Heart 9.46 38 859 (0.68%)
Hypertension 9.12 120 598 (0.48%)
Stomach Cancer 6.95 71 428 (0.34%)
Endocrine Disorders 6.93 72 696 (0.55%)
Oesophagus Cancer 6.82 27 414 (0.33%)
Epilepsy 6.35 20 792 (0.63%)
Liver Cancer 6.26 71 490 (0.39%)
Skin Disease 6.18 12 497 (0.40%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 6.04 116 393 (0.31%)
Fires 5.77 38 673 (0.54%)
Falls 5.17 94 415 (0.33%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 4.82 36 542 (0.43%)
Lung Cancers 4.00 142 250 (0.20%)
Ovary Cancer 3.80 114 (0.00%)
Syphilis 2.88 28 662 (0.53%)
Drownings 2.80 107 433 (0.34%)
Pancreas Cancer 2.75 107 169 (0.13%)
Alcohol 2.73 43 198 (0.16%)
Drug Use 2.70 37 311 (0.25%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 2.53 103 188 (0.15%)
Encephalitis 2.51 10 386 (0.31%)
Oral Cancer 2.09 124 (0.00%)
Measles 1.99 25 499 (0.40%)

Demographic Summary

Zimbabwe
Value World Rank
Population total 13,805,084 71
Sex ratio m / f 0.95 151
Population 0-14 38.9% 39
Population 15-64 56.6% 162
Population 65 + 4.5% 123

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 4.8 112
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 31.2 2.1 71 / 106
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 4.7 25.3 151 / 82
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 3.69 138

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Cervical Cancer 29.02 10
Prostate Cancer 26.83 38
Breast Cancer 12.43 131
Stomach Cancer 6.95 71
Oesophagus Cancer 6.82 27
Liver Cancer 6.26 71
Colon-Rectum Cancers 6.04 116
Lung Cancers 4.00 142
Ovary Cancer 3.80 114
Pancreas Cancer 2.75 107
Oral Cancer 2.09 124

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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.