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.