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April 22, 2014

Mortality Rates by Income level : Communicable vs Non Communicable Diseases

65%  of all cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Lung, breast, colorectal, stomach and liver cancers cause the majority of cancer deaths.

In high-income countries, the leading causes of cancer deaths are lung cancer among men and breast cancer among women. In low- and middle-income countries cancer levels vary according to the prevailing underlying risks. In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women. CancersDiseases  and Death Patterns
 Source : World Health Organization

In high-income countries, the leading causes of cancer deaths are lung cancer among men and breast cancer among women. In low- and middle-income countries cancer levels vary according to the prevailing underlying risks. In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women.