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The most frequent causes of death in Ukraine and the World

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Death (death) - cessation, complete cessation of the biological and physiological processes of the body's vital activity. In medicine, the study of death is engaged in thanatology. The phenomena most often causing death are aging, malnutrition, illness, suicide, murder, and accidents. Soon after death, the bodies of living organisms begin to decompose.

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

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

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 causes of death are redistributed. It is at 40 that accidents cease to be the most dangerous, they are replaced by various diseases. Moreover, from 60 years more than half of deaths occur due to diseases associated with blood circulation.

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

The second most common in the number of cases, the cause of death of the neoplasm, that is, the occurrence of tumors of different levels of danger. The proportion of deaths due to this factor, since 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 are also diseases of the digestive system, respiration and various infections.

Author: Lisa Kuznetsova, specially 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 non-communicable diseases (cardiovascular, oncological, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes) are the main cause of death.

However, the influence of humanity has not gone unnoticed: 177 million murders; the deaths of 131 million people as a result of wars that could have been avoided; 298 million deaths from accidents ...

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World Studies

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The results of the new study of the Institute of Health Evaluation and 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.

The study, entitled Global Disease Burden, is based on mortality data from 108 countries around the world. After analyzing mortality data for people 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 high body mass index. In addition, the study showed that smoking is the most common cause of death in men, and also ranks among the top 10 risks for women.

The main cause of death for children under five years of age is weight underweight - insufficient weight and correlation with height, as well as weight loss due to hunger or disease.

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

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • High body mass index
  • Elevated 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 the female.

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