Causes of Death

Top ten causes of death in RMI: 2005

Causes of Death2005% of total
Cardiorespiratory Arrest/Failure 43 14.2
Sepsis/Septicemia/Septic Shock 36 11.9
End Stage Renal Failure 16 5.3
Cancer (All types) 15 5
Hepatic/Liver Failure 14 4.6
Pneumonia 9 3
Asphyxia 7 2.3
Cerebrovascular Accident 6 2
Congestive heart failure 5 1.7
Hepatitis B 5 1.7
Total 156 51.7

Source:  Ministry of Health

 

Top ten causes of death in RMI: 2004

Causes of Death2004% of total
Sepsis/Septicemia 46 17.5
Cancer (All types) 23 8.7
Myocardial Infraction 15 5.7
Pneumonia 14 5.3
Suicide 13 4.9
End Stage Renal Disease and Crebravoscular 12 4.6
Drowning 10 3.8
Prematurity 8 3
Trauma 6 2.3
Congestive heart failure and Hepatitis B 5 1.9
Total 152 57.8

Source:  Ministry of Health

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