Principal Causes of Death

  2014 2015 2016
Total No. of Deaths 19,393 19,862 20,017
% of Total Deaths
1. Cancer
[ ICD10 : C00-C97 ]
29.4 29.7 29.6
2. Pneumonia
[ ICD10 : J12-J18 ]
19.0 19.4 19.3
3. Ischaemic heart diseases
[ ICD10 : I20-I25 ]
16.0 16.7 17.0
4. Cerebrovascular diseases (including stroke)
[ ICD10 : I60-I69 ]
8.4 6.8 6.6
5. External causes of morbidity and mortality
[ ICD10 : V01-Y89 ]
4.7 4.5 4.4
6. Hypertensive diseases (including hypertensive heart disease)
[ ICD10 : I10-I15 ]
3.6 3.9 4.0
7.  Urinary tract infection
[ ICD10 : N39.0 ]
2.6  2.2  2.3 
8. Nephritis, nephrotic sydrome & nephrosis
[ ICD10 : N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27]
2.0 2.3 1.9
9. Other heart diseases
[ ICD10 : I00-I09, I26-I51 ]
1.9 2.2 1.9
10. Diabetes mellitus
[ ICD10 : E10-E14 ]
1.4 1.3 1.7

Notes:
1 The Mortality Tabulation List of the International Classification of Diseases - Tenth Revision has replaced the Ninth Revision as the adopted code set for the derivation of causes of death w.e.f Year 2012.
2 For data prior to Year 2012, refer to Downloads
3 Refers to the top 10 principal causes of death only.