Leading Causes of Death Worldwide

1990 to 2017, in statistics (all ages)

Leading Causes Of Death 1990
(percentage in relation to population, see graph below)

1. Cardiovascular Disease, 25.69 %
33. Terrorism, .02 %


Leading Causes of Death 2017
(percentage in relation to population, see graph below)


1. Cardiovascular Disease, 31.8 %

31. Natural Disasters, .02 %

Over a span of 27 years from 1990 to 2017, cardiovascular disease remained the leading cause of death worldwide. In relation to population, percentage of deaths from Cardiovascular Disease saw an increase from 25.69 % in 1990, to 31.8 % in 2017. A 6.11 % increase over 27 years.

Most Common Cardiovascular Diseases:
1. Ischaemic Heart Disease, 46 % in Men, 38 % in Women.


Controllable Risk Factors: Tobacco use, Blood Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Physical Inactivity, Obesity and Overweight, Diabetes management, Stress, Alcohol, Diet and Nutrition.

2. Cerebrovascular Disease: Stroke, arotid stenosis, vertebral stenosis and intracranial stenosis, aneurysms, and vascular malformations. 34 % in Men, 37 % in Women.

Controllable Risk Factors: Smoking,  All Environmental Pollutant Exposure, High blood cholesterol,
Diet and Nutrition

Society (Source: Merriam-Webster)
1.  companionship or association with one's fellows : friendly or intimate intercourse : Company.

2. A voluntary association of individuals for common ends, especially : an organized group working together or periodically meeting because of common interests, beliefs, or profession.

​"Between 2014 and 2015 in the US, direct and indirect costs of total cardiovascular diseases and stroke were $351.2 billion ($213.8 billion in direct costs and $137.4 billion in lost productivity/mortality)."

"Total (medical and indirect) costs of CVD are expected to double from $555 billion in 2015 to $1.1 trillion in 2035".

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*2017 graph missing Diabetes, and Intestinal Infectious disease subgroups, either redistributed into other sub groups, or left out. 

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Female Cardiovascular Disease Distribution


Male Cardiovascular Disease Distribution