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The most common causes of death in Ukraine and the world

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Death (death) - termination, complete stop of biological and physiological processes of the body. In medicine, the study of death deals with thanatology. The phenomena most often causing death are aging, malnutrition, illness, suicide, killing, and accidents. Soon after death, the bodies of living organisms begin to decompose.

Death always carried a certain imprint of mystery and mysticism. The unpredictability, inevitability, unexpectedness and sometimes insignificance of the causes leading to death took the very concept of death beyond human perception, turned death into a divine punishment for a sinful existence or into a divine gift, after which a happy and eternal life awaits a person.

People weirdly assess the risks to their lives. They are afraid of becoming a victim of terrorists, but calmly light a cigarette. They are afraid of flying on an airplane, but do not hesitate to send messages while driving.

The most common causes of death in Ukraine

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After analyzing the data of the Institute of Demography and Social Research, we found that there is an age at which the redistribution of causes of death occurs. It is at the age of 40 that accidents cease to be the most dangerous, they are replaced by various diseases. Moreover, since 60 years, more than half of deaths are due to diseases associated with blood circulation.

So, in Ukraine, about 630,000 people died. Of these, 61% are deaths after the age of 70. External causes, that is, those that are not directly related to diseases, are the most dangerous by the number of cases at the age of 15-20 and account for about 75% of all deaths at this age.

The second most common cause of death of the neoplasm, that is, the occurrence of tumors of various danger levels. The proportion of deaths caused by this factor, starting from the age of 20, is stable and caused 14% of the total number of deaths among all age categories.

The most dangerous diseases that cause death also include digestive, respiratory and various infections.

Posted by Lisa Kuznetsova, especially for the First Truth & Transparency Committee.

The most common causes of death in the 20th century

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Perhaps one of the most painful visualizations for us: infographics show the most common causes of death in the 20th century. Perhaps the most comforting conclusion, so to speak, is that noncommunicable diseases (cardiovascular, oncological, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes) are the main cause of death.

However, the own influence of mankind did not go unnoticed: 177 million killings; the deaths of 131 million people as a result of wars that could have been avoided; 298 million accidental deaths ...

By clicking on the image will open in maximum resolution. PDF infographics can also be downloaded here .

World studies

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The results of a new study by the Institute of Health Indicators and Health Assessment at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, show that the main killer of people in different countries of the world is high blood pressure and smoking, reports the Daily Mail.

A study called the Global Burden of Disease is based on mortality data from 108 countries. After analyzing data on mortality in different countries of the world, the authors of the study identified 79 of the most common health risk factors leading to death.

The most common cause of death in the world is high blood pressure, followed by smoking and a high body mass index. In addition, the study showed that smoking is the most common cause of death in men, and is also among the top 10 risks for women.

The main cause of death in children under five years of age is underweight - underweight and proportion to height, as well as weight loss due to hunger or illness.

Top 10 main causes of death in the world of both sexes:

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • High body mass index
  • High blood sugar
  • High salt diet
  • Low fruit diet
  • Air pollution
  • Household air pollution
  • High cholesterol
  • Alcohol
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It is worth noting that smoking is the most common cause of death among men. However, it is also included in the TOP 10 risks for women.

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