India and China's deaths due to air pollution by type 2013

This statistic displays the number of deaths caused by air pollution in China and India in 2013, by type of air pollution. Some 920,000 people died in 2013 due to strokes caused by household air pollution in India. Air pollution was responsible for some 5.5 million deaths in this year. About 64 percent of ambient air pollution deaths occurred in Asia.

Number of deaths from air pollution in China and India in 2013, by type

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Release date

February 2016


China, India

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Household air pollution is caused by burning solid fuels for heating and cooking, including coal and wood. Ambien air pollution is caused from emissions from sources like power generation, transportation, agriculture, open burning and household air pollution.

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