What to Fear

Global Annual Top Causes of Death (millions):

Grouped:

  1. Cardiovascular diseases: 17.5
  2. Malignant neoplasms (i.e. cancer): 8.2
  3. Infectious and parasitic diseases: 6.4
  4. Unintentional Injuries: 3.7
  5. Respiratory diseases: 4
  6. Respiratory infections: 3
  7. Neonatal conditions: 2.4
  8. Digestive diseases: 2.2
  9. Intentional Injuries: 1.4
  10. Diabetes Mellitus: 1.4

Specific:

  1. Ischaemic Heart Disease: 7.3
  2. Stroke: 6.6
  3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: 3.1
  4. Lower respiratory infections: 3
  5. Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers: 1.6
  6. HIV/AIDS: 1.5
  7. Diarrhoeal diseases: 1.4
  8. Diabetes mellitus: 1.4
  9. Road injury: 1.2
  10. Hypertensive heart disease: 1.1

Global Population: 7.4 billion
Global Annual Births: 141 million
Global Annual Deaths: 56 million

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