10 leading Cause of Death In Canada

Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer

Canadians are usually considered pretty healthy and have one of the longest life expectancies largely due to publicly funded healthcare systems and affordable medications,

However many diseases that are preventable are still killing hundreds of people in Canada because of the lifestyle they chose to live, that being said, some of the people inherited the diseases because of genetics which is unpreventable and beyond the individual’s control,

The following diseases kill hundreds of Canadians each year according to the World Health organization annual report,

 

10.Diabetes Mellitus

Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017 Diabetes Mellitus Deaths in Canada reached 6,834 or 3.23% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 10.27 per 100,000 of population ranks Canada #154 in the world.

 

9.Suicide

suicide
suicide

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017 Suicide Deaths in Canada reached 4,407 or 2.09% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 10.54 per 100,000 of population ranks Canada #83 in the world.

 

8.COLON-RECTUM CANCERS

stomach in pain
stomach in pain

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017 Colon-Rectum Cancers Deaths in Canada reached 9,463 or 4.48% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 14.28 per 100,000 of population ranks Canada #45 in the world.

 

7.Prostate Cancer

.Prostate Cancer
.Prostate Cancer

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017 Prostate Cancer Deaths in Canada reached 4,524 or 2.14% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 14.30 per 100,000 of population ranks Canada #108 in the world.

 

6.Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017 Breast Cancer Deaths in Canada reached 5,785 or 2.74% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 17.60 per 100,000 of population ranks Canada #82 in the world.

 

5.Stroke

Stroke
Stroke

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017 Stroke Deaths in Canada reached 12,693 or 6.01% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 18.22 per 100,000 of population ranks Canada #183 in the world.

 

4.Lung Disease

Lung Disease
Lung Disease

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017, Lung Disease Deaths in Canada reached 13,408 or 6.35% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 19.01 per 100,000 of population ranks Canada #118 in the world.

 

3.Lung Cancers

Lung Cancers
Lung Cancers

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017 Lung Cancers Deaths in Canada reached 20,431 or 9.67% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 30.94 per 100,000 of population ranks Canada #13 in the world.

 

2.Alzheimers/Dementia

Alzheimers & Dementia
Alzheimers & Dementia

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017 Alzheimers/Dementia Deaths in Canada reached 23,536 or 11.14% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 32.30 per 100,000 of population ranks Canada #22 in the world.

 

1.Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary Heart Disease
Coronary Heart Disease

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017 Coronary Heart Disease Deaths in Canada reached 37,876 or 17.93% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 55.36 per 100,000 of population ranks Canada #172 in the world.