Principal Causes of Death

  2013 2014 2015
Total No. of Deaths 18,938 19,393 19,862
% of Total Deaths
1. Cancer
[ ICD10 : C00-C97 ]
30.5 29.4 29.7
2. Pneumonia
[ ICD10 : J12-J18 ]
18.5 19.0 19.4
3. Ischaemic heart diseases
[ ICD10 : I20-I25 ]
15.5 16.0 16.7
4. Cerebrovascular diseases (including stroke)
[ ICD10 : I60-I69 ]
8.9 8.4 6.8
5. External causes of morbidity and mortality
[ ICD10 : V01-Y89 ]
4.9 4.7 4.5
6. Hypertensive diseases (including hypertensive heart disease)
[ ICD10 : I10-I15 ]
3.1 3.6 3.9
7. Nephritis, nephrotic sydrome & nephrosis
[ ICD10 : N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27]
2.4 2.0 2.3
8. Other heart diseases
[ ICD10 : I00-I09, I26-I51 ]
2.0 1.9 2.2
9. Urinary tract infection
[ ICD10 : N39.0 ]
2.6 2.6 2.2
10. Chronic obstructive lung disease
[ ICD10 : J40-J44]
1.6 1.8 1.8

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.