Top causes of death in Africa in 2016

This statistic displays the distribution of the leading causes of death in Africa in 2016. In that year, lower respiratory infections caused 10.4 percent of all deaths in Africa, while HIV/AIDS accounted for around 8 percent of deaths.

Distribution of the leading causes of death in Africa in 2016

Distribution of causes of death
Lower respiratory infections 10.4%
HIV/AIDS 8.1%
Diarrhoeal diseases7.4%
Ischaemic heart disease 5.8%
Malaria 4.6%
Tuberculosis 4.6%
Stroke 4.2%
Preterm birth complications 3.9%
Birth asphyxia and birth trauma 3.7%
Road injury 3.2%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2.4%
Maternal conditions 2.2%
Congenital anomalies 2.1%
Meningitis 2.1%
Cirrhosis of the liver 2%
Neonatal sepsis and infections 2%
Diabetes mellitus 1.9%
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 1.3%
Interpersonal violence 1.2%
Alzheimer disease and other dementias 1%
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Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

Africa

Survey time period

2016

Supplementary notes

COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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