TABLE 6-7 Percent Distribution of Years of Life Lost by Major Causes of Death, by Region, 1990

Cause

North

South

Central Asia

Group I: Communicable, maternal, and perinatal diseases

9.9

14.8

53.9

   Infectious and Parasitic

2.7

3.1

15.2

      Tuberculosis

1.0

0.8

0.9

      Diarrheal disease

0.5

0.9

8.6

      Meningitis

0.4

0.4

0.8

      Hepatitis

0.1

0.2

2.6

   Respiratory infection

2.9

7.1

29.7

   Maternal

0.1

0.4

0.2

   Perinatal

4.3

2.8

9.5

Group II: Noncommunicable diseases

68.0

71.7

34.7

   Malignant neoplasm

18.7

16.4

6.0

      Esophagus

0.5

0.2

0.6

      Stomach

2.7

1.7

0.9

      Colon/rectum

1.6

1.3

0.4

      Lung

4.1

3.4

0.8

      Breast

1.3

1.4

0.3

      Cervix

0.5

0.6

0.2

      Lymphoma/leukemia

1.6

2.0

0.8

   Diabetes

0.7

1.1

0.5

   Nutritional endocrine

0.4

0.4

1.0

      anemia

0.0

0.1

0.0

   Neuropsychiatric

1.8

2.4

1.8

   Cardiovascular

35.0

37.5

15.6

      Ischemic heart disease

17.2

12.6

8.6

      Stroke

10.3

11.0

4.1

   Other

7.6

14.0

 

   Respiratory

3.2

3.0

2.2

   Digestive

3.3

5.3

3.2

      Cirrhosis

1.4

3.0

1.5

   Genito-urinary

1.3

1.5

1.3

   Congenital

2.8

2.9

2.9

Group III: Injuries

22.1

13.5

11.4

   Unintentional

15.5

11.8

9.5

      Motor vehicle accident

6.2

2.3

3.3

      Poisoning

2.7

0.2

0.5

      Fall

1.0

0.4

0.5

      Fire

0.4

0.2

0.6

      Drowning

1.8

0.3

1.7

   Intentional

6.6

1.7

1.9

      Suicide

4.4

1.3

1.1

      Homicide

2.1

0.4

0.8

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

Number in millions

31.0

5.4

5.0



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