Diarrhoeal diseases in India

Diarrhoeal diseases in India
According to the latest WHO data published in 2017.

  • Number of deaths: 431,178 (4.90%)
  • Death Rate (Deaths per 100,000 population): 40.22
  • Cause of death world rank: 37.
  • Diarrhoeal diseases, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 431,178 deaths in India. That’s about 1 of every 20 deaths in India.
  • About 1182 people die of Diarrhoeal diseases each day, an average of 1 death every 74 seconds.

Demographic Summary

Value World Rank
Population total 1,281,935,911 2
Sex ratio m / f 1.08 11
Population 0-14 27.3% 84
Population 15-64 66.4% 71
Population 65 + 6.2% 98

Diarrhoeal diseases


per 100,000 population LOW HIGH
Country Rate
1 Somalia Somalia 190.57
2 South Sudan South Sudan 152.10
3 Chad Chad 134.10
4 Nigeria Nigeria 127.79
5 Kenya Kenya 127.36
6 Eritrea Eritrea 115.68
7 Central Africa Central Africa 104.00
8 Burundi Burundi 103.36
9 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 99.98
10 Angola Angola 97.67
11 Mali Mali 96.68
12 Comoros Comoros 94.09
13 Niger Niger 89.68
14 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 89.19
15 Malawi Malawi 83.86
16 Zambia Zambia 79.02
17 Cote d Ivoire Cote d Ivoire 78.97
18 Tanzania Tanzania 78.62
19 Mozambique Mozambique 77.87
20 Ethiopia Ethiopia 76.12
21 Liberia Liberia 71.13
22 Lesotho Lesotho 68.59
23 Benin Benin 68.07
24 Guinea Guinea 65.85
25 DR Congo DR Congo 61.01
26 Djibouti Djibouti 60.99
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.