Top ten causes of global deaths 2016

This statistic displays the top ten leading causes of death worldwide by percentage in 2016. In that year, stroke caused 10.2 percent of deaths in the world. Mortality from chronic diseases such as cancer and heart diseases are increasing around the world. Chronic deaths are especially prominent in Western countries but have also recently began to increase in the developing world.

Percentage of leading 10 causes of death worldwide in 2016

Percentage of causes of death
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Release date

May 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2016

Supplementary notes

COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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