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The most frequent causes of death in Ukraine and the World

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Death (death) is the cessation, the complete stopping of the biological and physiological processes of the vital activity of the organism. In medicine, the study of death deals with thanatology. The phenomena that most often cause death are aging, malnutrition, illness, suicide, murder and accidents. Soon after the death of the body 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 led to the very concept of death beyond the limits of human perception, turned death into a divine punishment for sinful existence or into a divine gift, after which a person expects a happy and eternal life.

People are strangely assessing the risks to their lives. They are afraid to become a victim of terrorists, but quietly light a cigarette. Frightened by flights on the plane, but do not hesitate to send messages while driving.

The most common causes of death in Ukraine

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Analyzing the data of the Institute of Demography and Social Research, we found that there is an age in which the causes of death are redistributed. It is in 40 years that the most dangerous are no longer accidents, they are replaced by various diseases. And, since 60 years more than half of deaths are due to diseases related to blood circulation.

So, about 630 000 people died in Ukraine. Of these, 61% of deaths occur after the age of 70. External causes, that is, those that are not directly related to the disease, are by the number of cases the most dangerous 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 neoplasm, that is, the appearance of tumors of different levels of danger. The share of deaths caused by this factor has been stable since 20 years and has caused 14% of the total number of deaths among all age groups.

The most dangerous diseases that cause death are also diseases of digestion, respiration and various infections.

Author: Liza Kuznetsova, specially for First Truth & Transparency Committee.

The most common causes of death in the XX century

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

Nevertheless, mankind's own influence did not go unnoticed: 177 million murders; the death of 131 million people as a result of wars that could have been avoided; 298 million deaths from accidents ...

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World research

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

The Global Burden of Disease study is based on mortality data from 108 countries. Analyzing data on the mortality of people around the world, the authors 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 of children under the age of five years is underweight - underweight and the ratio with growth, as well as weight loss due to hunger or disease.

Top 10 major causes of mortality in the world of both sexes:

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • High body mass index
  • Increased blood sugar
  • A diet high in salt
  • Low Fruit Diet
  • Pollution of atmospheric air
  • Air Pollution of the Living Environment
  • High cholesterol
  • Alcohol
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It is worth noting that smoking is the most common cause of death among men. However, it also includes in the TOP-10 risks for the female.

Самые частые причины смерти