Distribution of causes of death worldwide in 1990 and 2017
Distribution of causes of death in 1990 and 2017
Worldwide, the proportion of neonatal deaths has decreased from 6.4 percent of all deaths in 1990 to 3.2 percent in 2017. This statistic shows the distribution of causes of death worldwide in 1990 compared to 2017.
Distribution of causes of death worldwide in 1990 and 2017
20171990
Cardiovascular diseases31.8%25.69%
Cancers17.08%12.38%
Respiratory diseases7%7.14%
Diabetes-3.44%
Dementia4.49%2.2%
Lower respiratory infections4.57%7.35%
Neonatal deaths3.19%6.42%
Diarrheal diseases2.81%5.55%
Road incidents2.22%2.48%
Liver disease2.36%1.93%
Tuberculosis2.12%3.46%
Kidney disease2.2%1.32%
Digestive diseases4.25%3.69%
HIV/AIDS1.71%0.75%
Suicide1.42%1.63%
Malaria1.11%1.45%
Homicide0.72%0.76%
Nutritional deficiencies0.48%1.22%
Meningitis0.51%0.99%
Protein-energy malnutrition0.41%1.1%
Drowning0.53%1.14%
Maternal deaths0.35%0.7%
Parkinson disease0.61%0.32%
Alcohol disorders0.33%0.24%
Intestinal infectious diseases-0.46%
Drug disorders0.3%0.15%
Hepatitis0.23%0.32%
Fire0.22%0.32%
Heat-related (hot and cold exposure)0.1%0.13%
Natural disasters0.02%0.11%
Conflict*0.21%0.19%
Terrorism0.05%0.02%
Diabetes mellitus2.45%1.31%
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Sources

Release date

November 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1990 and 2017

Supplementary notes

Release date represents the date figures were accessed.
Data refers to the specific cause of death, which is distinguished from risk factors for death, such as air pollution, diet and other lifestyle factors. This is shown by cause of death as the percentage of total deaths.
* Number for 2017 was taken from 2016 data.

Distribution of causes of death in 1990 and 2017
Worldwide, the proportion of neonatal deaths has decreased from 6.4 percent of all deaths in 1990 to 3.2 percent in 2017. This statistic shows the distribution of causes of death worldwide in 1990 compared to 2017.
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