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Principal Causes of Death

2015 20162017 
Total No. of Deaths 19,862 20,017 20,905
% of Total Deaths 
1. Cancer
[ ICD10 : C00-C97 ]
29.7 29.6 29.1
2. Pneumonia
[ ICD10 : J12-J18 ]
19.4 19.3 20.1
3. Ischaemic heart diseases
[ ICD10 : I20-I25 ]
16.7 17.0 18.5
4. Cerebrovascular diseases (including stroke)
[ ICD10 : I60-I69 ]
6.8 6.6 6.3
5. External causes of morbidity and mortality
[ ICD10 : V01-Y89 ]
4.5 4.4 4.0
6. Hypertensive diseases (including hypertensive heart disease)
[ ICD10 : I10-I15 ]
3.9 4.0 3.4
7. Nephritis, nephrotic sydrome & nephrosis
[ ICD10 : N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27]
 2.31.9 2.4 
8. Urinary tract infection
[ ICD10 :N39.0]
2.2 2.3 1.9
9. Other heart diseases
[ ICD10 : I00-I09, I26-I51]
2.2 1.91.9 
10. Diabetes mellitus
[ ICD10 : E10-E14 ]
1.3 1.7 1.5
10. Chronic obstructive lung diseases
[ ICD10 : J40-J44 ]
1.8 1.6 1.5

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.