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Main causes of death in the world (2023)

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1. INTRODUCTION

Here is a list of the main causes of death in the world according to the most recent data from the World Health Organization (published in 2020; consulted in 2023).

I hope you find it useful.

 

2. MAIN CAUSES OF DEATH IN THE WORLD (updated to 2023)

  1. Ischemic heart disease
  2. Stroke
  3. Obstructive lung disease
  4. Lower respiratory infections
  5. Neonatal conditions (birth, asphyxia, birth trauma, preterm labor)
  6. Trachea, bronchus and lung cancers
  7. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia
  8. Diarrheal diseases
  9. Diabetes
  10. Kidney diseases

 

3. NOTES AND CLARIFICATIONS

  • These 10 causes account for more than 55% of all global deaths.

 

4. MORE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES

  • Who.int – Official page of the World Health Organization (2023). The top 10 causes of death. Link available in the introductory section.
 

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