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Table 5 Deaths by cause and regions as percentages of total deaths, 2011

From: The rise of noncommunicable diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: challenges for public health policies

Region World High-income countries Low- and middle-income countries
East Asia and the Pacific Europe and Central Asia Latin America and the Caribbean Middle East and North Africa South Asia Sub-Saharan Africa
I. Communicable, maternal, perinatal, and nutritional conditions 24.4 6.6 11.0 6.2 14.2 17.3 32.4 61.9
 A. Infectious and parasitic diseases 12.6 2.3 4.9 3.6 5.1 5.1 17.1 34.4
 B. Respiratory infections 5.9 3.8 3.7 1.6 5.5 5.4 6.6 11.9
 C. Maternal conditions 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.6 1.7
 D. Neonatal conditions 4.4 0.3 1.9 1.0 2.2 5.8 7.4 9.7
 E. Nutritional deficiencies 1.1 0.2 0.3 0.1 1.1 0.6 0.7 4.2
II. Noncommunicable diseases 66.4 87.4 80.7 86.2 73.5 71.8 56.1 29.1
 A. Malignant neoplasm 14.4 26.7 20.0 14.7 16.3 11.0 7.6 4.3
 B. Other neoplasms 0.3 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.2
 C. Diabetes mellitus 2.6 2.5 3.0 1.0 6.4 3.1 2.2 1.8
 D. Endrocrine, blood, immune disorders 0.9 1.1 0.5 0.4 1.3 2.4 0.6 1.6
 E. Mental and behavioral disorders 0.5 0.9 0.3 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.2
 F. Neurological conditions 2.5 7.6 1.1 0.7 2.5 1.3 1.8 1.5
 G. Sense organ diseases 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 H. Cardiovascular diseases 30.4 33.8 39.8 59.1 28.8 40.0 23.0 10.0
 I. Respiratory diseases 7.1 6.2 9.8 2.5 5.3 4.4 11.5 2.0
 J. Digestive diseases 4.0 4.3 2.8 4.7 6.2 3.9 4.4 3.7
 K. Genitourinary diseases 2.0 2.4 1.8 1.0 3.0 2.4 2.6 1.3
 L. Skin diseases 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.4
 M. Musculoskeletal diseases 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.3
 N. Congenital anomalies 1.1 0.4 0.7 0.6 1.4 2.1 1.6 1.8
 O. Oral conditions 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
III. Injuries 9.1 6.1 8.4 7.5 12.4 10.8 11.5 9.0
 Unintentional injuries 6.6 4.1 6.6 5.4 6.7 7.5 8.4 6.9
 Intentional injuries 2.5 2.0 1.8 2.1 5.7 3.3 3.1 2.1
  1. Source: World Health Organization. Mortality estimates by cause, age and sex. http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/en/. Accessed on 24 April 2015