Table 1

Leading causes of death in 1990 and 2017

Lower respiratory infectionsStroke
Haemorrhagic and other non-ischaemic diseaseIschaemic heart disease
Preterm birth complicationsLung cancer
Congenital anomaliesChronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Childhood diseases preventable by vaccine (DPT, measles, chicken pox)Alzheimer’s disease
DiarrhoeaLiver cirrhosis
DrowningRoad injuries
Iron-deficiency anaemiaLower respiratory infections
Unipolar depressive disordersTuberculosis
  • DPT, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus.