Top 10 Causes of Deaths in the Philippines in 2009

Heart disease is still the top killer in the country, based on National Statistics Office (NSO) data as of 2009. Here are the top 10 causes of deaths in the Philippines in 2009.

1 Diseases of the heart 100,908    21.0 %
2 Cerebrovascular diseases 56,670 11.8 %
3 Malignant neoplasm 47,732 9.9 %
4 Pneumonia 42,642 8.9 %
5 Tuberculosis 25,470 5.3 %
6 Chronic lower respiratory diseases 22,755 4.7 %
7 Diabetes mellitus 22,345 4.6 %
8 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and neprosis    13,799 2.9 %
9 Assault 12,227 2.5 %
10 Perinatal-period illnesses 11,514 2.4 %
All Other Causes of Deaths 124,758 25.9 %
Total Deaths 480,820 100 %



Heart disease has been the leading cause of death for Filipinos for the past several years. From 77,060 deaths due to heart diseases in 2005, the number rose to 83,081 in 2006, to 88,314 in 2007 and then to 100,908 in 2009.

Top 10 Causes of Deaths in the Philippines in 2007

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