Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Causes of death in 2008

10 leading causes of death, by income group

4 of the 10 leading causes of death are infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries, 9 of the 10 leading causes are noncommunicable diseases in high-income countries



Causes of death in men and women aged 15-59 years, by region

Inequality between male and female death rates is highest for the low- and middle-income countries of the European Region, African Region is the only region where communicable diseases dominate

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