What Are The Leading Causes Of Death – US And Worldwide Scenario

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Recent studies have shown that people worldwide are actually living longer compared to our predecessors. The average global life expectancy is 72.5 years old. Life expectancy is 75.3 years for women and 69.8 years for men. Last year, there were around 55 million deaths worldwide due to a multitude of causes. 73% of the causes were actually noncommunicable diseases, which means that they cannot be passed on from one person to another. Some of these are cancer, stroke, and heart disease. 19% of deaths, on the other hand, were caused by communicable, neonatal, maternal diseases, and nutritional diseases. And around 8 per cent of deaths came from injuries.

You are probably reading this article because you are curious to know what are the top causes of death in the world. You may want to know in order to help yourself steer away from these causes. Or, maybe, you are just plain curious. Either way, we have compiled the top ten leading causes of death in the world for you. As a bonus, we have also compiled the top five causes of death in the United States alone.


1. Road Injury

It is not surprising to see that road injuries made it to the list considering that a lot of vehicles get involved in traffic accidents everyday. There is actually no definite way of preventing this cause to happen, but you can always decrease the chances of it happening to you. Do not forget to always use seatbelts and wear helmets when on a motorcycle or other similar vehicles, and always keep first aid kits in your vehicles.


2. Tuberculosis

TB used to be untreatable in the early years and had actually been considered fatal before. However, due to advancements in the field of medicine and science, we now have treatments rendering this disease curable. Still, this stride does not prevent it from claiming lives. Early medication is important to ensure that this disease will not turn from treatable to deadly.


3. Diarrhoeal disease

Diarrhoea is actually one of the major causes of deaths for children. Around 500,000 children below 5 years old die each year from this disease. It is treatable, and you can prevent it. The best way to do this is by ensuring that any drinking water is safe and properly sanitized.

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One Comment

  1. Jayebird58

    Dec 4, 2017 at 9:36 am

    This is BS! You notice that there’s no author for this article, because the statistics are WRONG! Medical Errors are #3 on this list! Who wrote this BS?