Distribution of causes of death worldwide in 2017

In 2017, around 31.8 percent of all deaths globally were caused by cardiovascular diseases and over 17 percent were caused by cancer. This statistic shows the distribution of causes of death worldwide in 2017.

Distribution of causes of death worldwide in 2017

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Release date

November 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

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.
* Percentage for conflict taken from 2016 data.

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