Friday, April 8, 2016

Leading Causes of Death in Kenya

In most African societies it is frowned upon and considered unpalatable to talk about death. But as Mark Twain so eloquently verbalized, "A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time".
Statistically, these are the leading causes of death in Kenya.


Cause Of Death Rate (Per 100,000 Population) World Rank
Influenza and Pneumonia 165.6 21
HIV/AIDS 143.53 22
Stroke 90.97 87
Diarrhoeal diseases 60.06 20
Malnutrition 56.68 9
Coronary Heart Disease 53.61 149
Tuberculosis 34.8 31
Diabetes Mellitus 32.39 72
Prostate Cancer 31.38 20
Malaria 28.28 33
Road Traffic Accidents 25.11 35
Meningitis 22.45 27
Cervical Cancer 21.51 25
Birth Trauma 18.91 25
Maternal Conditions 17.55 30
Oesophagus Cancer 17.42 4
Low Birth Weight 17.22 41
Liver Disease 16.74 82
Breast Cancer 16.67 84
Suicide 15.58 29

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Source
World Life Expectancy.com

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