June 25, 2024

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Top 3 causes of death in PH

THE top three causes of death in the country from January to July of 2023 were ischaemic heart diseases, neoplasms, and cerebrovascular diseases.

In the same period in 2022, the leading causes of death were ischaemic heart diseases, cerebrovascular diseases and neoplasms.

From January to July of 2023, ischaemic heart diseases were the leading cause of death with 65,346 cases or 19.1 percent of the total deaths in the country.

On the other hand, neoplasms, came in second with 35,672 deaths (10.4% share). Cerebrovascular diseases were the third leading cause which accounted for 35,076 recorded cases (10.2% share) from January to July 2023.

Deaths due to diabetes mellitus recorded 21,510 cases or 6.3 percent share, making it the fourth leading cause of death, while deaths due to pneumonia, which ranked fifth, recorded 20,116 cases or 5.9 percent share.