Philippines Mortality Rate & Leading Causes of Mortality

Philippine-Mortality-Rate

Mortality rate is a measure of the number of deaths in a population. The leading causes of mortality in the Philippines are a mixture of non-communicable and communicable diseases.

Below are facts and statistics regarding the Mortality Rates in the Philippines.

Mortality: Ten Leading Causes (2001-2005)

MORTALITY:  TEN (10) LEADING CAUSES
NUMBER AND RATE/100,000 POPULATION
Philippines
5-Year Average (2001-2005) & 2006
CAUSES 5-Year Average
(2001-2005)
2006*
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 69,741 85.5 83,081 95.5
2. Diseases of the Vascular System 52,106 64.0 55,466 63.8
3. Malignant Neoplasms 39,634 48.6 43,043 49.5
4. Accidents** 33,650 41.4 36,162 41.6
5. Pneumonia 33,764 41.5 34,958 40.2
6. Tuberculosis, all forms 27,017 33.2 25,860 29.7
7. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 19,024 23.3 21,216 24.4
8. Diabetes Mellitus 15,123 18.5 20,239 23.3
9.Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 13,931 17.2 12,334 14.2
10. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome
and nephrosis
9,785 12.0 11,981 13.8
Note: Excludes ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality
* reference year
** External causes of Mortality

 

MORTALITY:  TEN (10) LEADING CAUSES
NUMBER AND RATE/100,000 POPULATION
Philippines
5-Year Average (2000-2004) & 2005
CAUSES 5-Year Average
(2000-2004)
2005*
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 66,412 83.3 77,060 90.4
2. Diseases of the Vascular System 50,886 63.9 54,372 63.8
3. Malignant Neoplasms 38,578 48.4 41,697 48.9
4. Pneumonia 32,989 41.4 36,510 42.8
5. Accidents** 33,455 42.0 33,327 39.1
6. Tuberculosis 27,211 34.2 26,588 31.2
7. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 18,015 22.6 20,951 24.6
8. Diabetes Mellitus 13,584 17.0 18,441 21.6
9.Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 14,477 18.2 12,368 14.5
10. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome
and nephrosis
9,166 11.5 11,056 13.0
Note: Excludes ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality
*reference year
** External Causes of Mortality

 

MORTALITY:  TEN (10) LEADING CAUSES
NUMBER AND RATE/100,000 POPULATION
Philippines
5-Year Average (1999-2003) & 2004
CAUSES 5-Year Average
(1999-2003)
2004*
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 63,955 82.0 70,861 84.8
2. Diseases of the Vascular System 49,284 63.2 51,680 61.8
3. Malignant Neoplasms 37,321 47.9 40,524 48.5
4. Accidents** 32,564 41.8 34,483 41.3
5. Pneumonia 33,146 42.6 32,098 38.4
6. Tuberculosis 27,818 35.8 25,870 31.0
7. Ill-defined and unknown causes of
mortality
17,973 23.0 21,280 25.5
8. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 17,252 22.1 18,975 22.7
9. Diabetes Mellitus 12,224 15.6 16,552 19.8
10. Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 14,401 18.5 13,180 15.8
*reference year
** External Causes of Mortality

 

MORTALITY:  TEN (10) LEADING CAUSES
NUMBER AND RATE/100,000 POPULATION
Philippines
5-Year Average (1998-2002) & 2003
CAUSES 5-Year Average
(1998-2002)
2003*
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 61,582 80.6 67,696 83.5
2. Diseases of the Vascular System 47,187 61.7 51,868 64.0
3. Malignant Neoplasms 35,879 46.9 39,298 48.5
4. Accidents 31,746 41.6 33,966 41.9
5. Pneumonia 33,477 43.9 32,055 39.5
6. Tuberculosis 28,072 36.8 26,771 33.0
7. Ill-defined and unknown causes of
mortality
17,490 22.9 21,363 26.3
8. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 16,317 21.3 18,905 23.3
9. Diabetes Mellitus 11,148 14.5 14,196 17.5
10. Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 14,333 18.8 14,122 17.4
*reference year

 Mortality: Ten Leading Causes (2002)

MORTALITY:  TEN (10) LEADING CAUSES
NUMBER AND RATE/100,000 POPULATION
Philippines, 2002
CAUSES 2002
Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 70,138 88.2
2. Diseases of the Vascular System 49,519 62.3
3. Malignant Neoplasm 38,821 48.8
4. Pneumonia 34,218 43.0
5. Accidents 33,617 42.3
6. Tuberculosis 28,507 35.9
7. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases & Allied Conditions 19,320 24.3
8. Certain Conditions Originating in
the Perinatal Period
14,209 17.9
9. Diabetes Mellitus 13,922 17.5
10. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 9,162 11.6

 

MORTALITY:  TEN (10) LEADING CAUSES
NUMBER AND RATE/100,000 POPULATION
Philippines, 2001
CAUSES 2001
Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 62,950 80.8
2. Diseases of the Vascular
System
53,092 68.1
3. Malignant Neoplasm 37,832 48.5
4. Pneumonia 33,939 43.6
5. Accidents 32,856 42.2
6. Tuberculosis 27,351 35.1
7. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases & Allied Conditions 16,969 21.8
8. Certain Conditions Originating in
the Perinatal Period
15,778 20.2
9. Diabetes Mellitus 12,504 16.0
10.Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 8,871 11.4

 

MORTALITY:  TEN (10) LEADING CAUSES
NUMBER AND RATE/100,000 POPULATION
Philippines, 2000
CAUSES 2000
Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 60,417 79.1
2. Diseases of the Vascular
System
48,271 63.2
3. Malignant Neoplasm 36,414 47.7
4. Pneumonia 32,637 42.7
5. Accidents 32,355 42.4
6. Tuberculosis 27,557 36.1
7. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases & Allied Conditions 15,904 20.8
8. Certain Conditions Originating in
the Perinatal Period
15,098 19.8
9. Diabetes Mellitus 10,747 14.1
10.Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 7,963 10.4

 

MORTALITY:  TEN (10) LEADING CAUSES
NUMBER AND RATE/100,000 POPULATION
Philippines, 1999
CAUSES 1999
Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 58,574 78.4
2. Diseases of the Vascular
System
43,671 58.4
3. Malignant Neoplasm 34,238 45.8
4. Pneumonia 32,883 44.0
5. Accidents 30,026 40.2
6. Tuberculosis 28,904 38.7
7. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases & Allied Conditions 15,163 20.3
8. Certain Conditions Originating in
the Perinatal Period
12,800 17.1
9. Diabetes Mellitus 9,749 13.0
10.Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 7,544 10.1

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
No. & Rate/100,000 Pop. 
PHILIPPINES
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1993-1997) AND 1998
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1993-1997)
1998
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 51,559 92.5 55,830 76.3
2. Diseases of the Vascular System 39,983 71.7 41,380 56.6
3. Pneumonia 32,573 58.4 33,709 46.1
4. Malignant Neoplasms 28,402 50.9 32,090 43.9
5. Tuberculosis 17,989 32.3 29,874 40.8
6. Accidents 26,497 47.5 28,041 38.3
7. Chronic Obstructive
Pulmonary Diseases &
Allied Conditions
11,935 21.4 14,228 19.5
8. Diabetes Mellitus 7,072 12.7 8,819 12.1
9. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 6,952 12.5 7,516 10.3
10.Other diseases of the Respiratory System 6,952 12.5 7,453 10.2

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
No. & Rate/100,000 Pop. 
PHILIPPINES
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1992-1996) AND 1997
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1992-1996)
1997
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 50,406 74.2 54,787 76.6
2. Diseases of the Vascular System 38,413 56.6 43,264 60.5
3. Pneumonia 34,549 50.9 32,193 45.0
4. Malignant Neoplasms 27,256 40.1 29,677 41.5
5. Accidents 14,372 21.2 29,375 41.1
6. Tuberculosis 11,148 16.4 26,151 36.5
7. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases & Allied Conditions 25,938 38.2 13,326 18.6
8. Diabetes Mellitus 6,835 10.1 7,783 10.9
9. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 6,491 9.6 7,362 10.3
10.Other diseases of the Respiratory System 6,877 10.1 7,340 10.3

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
No. & Rate/100,000 Pop. 
PHILIPPINES
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1991-1995) AND 1996
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1991-1995)
1996
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 48,909 73.4 53,865 77.0
2. Diseases of the Vascular System 36,707 55.1 41,511 59.3
3. Pneumonia 35,226 52.9 33,319 47.6
4. Malignant Neoplasms 25,665 38.5 30,339 43.4
5. Tuberculosis 25,019 37.5 27,408 39.2
6. Accidents 13,253 19.9 16,554 23.7
7. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases & Allied Conditions 10,174 15.3 12,482 17.8
8. Diabetes Mellitus 5,057 7.6 7,677 11.0
9. Nephritis, Nephrotic
Syndrome and Nephrosis
5,690 8.5 7,364 10.5
10.Other diseases of the Respiratory System 6,755 10.1 7,333 10.5

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
No. & Rate/100,000 Pop. 
PHILIPPINES
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1990-1994) AND 1995
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1990-1994)
1995
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 48,113 73.7 50,252 73.2
2. Diseases of the Vascular System 35,735 54.7 38,592 56.2
3. Pneumonia 36,746 56.3 33,637 49.0
4. Malignant Neoplasms 24,404 37.4 28,487 41.5
5. Tuberculosis 24,470 37.5 27,053 39.4
6. Accidents 10,895 16.7 15,786 23.0
7. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases & Allied Conditions 10,650 16.3 11,309 16.5
8. Other diseases of the Respiratory System 7,435 11.4 6,747 9.8
9. Diabetes Mellitus 6,105 9.3 6,724 9.8
10. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 5,400 8.3 6,600 9.6

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
No. & Rate/100,000 Pop. 
PHILIPPINES
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1989-1993) AND 1994
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1989-1993)
1994
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 47,023 73.9 50,307 73.3
2. Diseases of the Vascular System 34,635 54.4 39,191 57.1
3. Pneumonia 40,374 63.5 28,132 41.0
4. Malignant Neoplasms 23,168 36.4 28,110 41.0
5. Tuberculosis 24,271 38.2 27,292 39.8
6. Accidents 10,295 16.2 14,752 21.5
7. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases & Allied Conditions 7,725 12.1 11,405 16.6
8. Diarrheal Diseases 6,939 10.9 8,382 12.2
9. Other diseases of the Respiratory System 6,723 10.6 6,383 9.3
10. Diabetes Mellitus 3,195 5.0 6,105 8.9

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
No. & Rate/100,000 Pop. 
PHILIPPINES
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1988-1992) AND 1993
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1988-1992)
1993
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 45,419 73.3 48,582 72.5
2. Diseases of the Vascular System 35,414 57.2 37,358 55.8
3. Pneumonia 42,022 67.8 35,582 53.1
4. Malignant Neoplasms 23,946 38.6 25,399 37.9
5. Tuberculosis 23,356 37.7 24,580 36.7
6. Accidents 11,292 18.2 13,477 20.1
7. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases & Allied Conditions 7,931 12.8 11,154 16.7
8. Other diseases of the Respiratory System 6,804 11.0 6,955 10.4
9. Diarrheal Diseases 7,674 12.4 5,759 8.6
10. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 5,137 8.3 5,510 8.2

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
No. & Rate/100,000 Pop. 
PHILIPPINES
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1987-1991) AND 1992
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1987-1991)
1992
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 43,383 71.9 49,022 75.0
2. Pneumonia 44,871 74.3 42,074 64.4
3. Diseases of the Vascular System 32,363 53.6 35,414 54.2
4. Malignant Neoplasms 21,609 35.8 23,946 36.6
5. Tuberculosis 25,828 42.8 23,356 35.7
6. Accidents 11,560 19.1 11,292 17.3
7. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
Diseases and Allied Conditions
7,521 12.5 9,391 14.4
8. Other Diseases of the Respiratory
System
6,511 10.8 6,967 10.7
9. Diarrheal Diseases 8,443 14.0 6,742 10.3
10. Septicemia 5,160 8.5 5,774 8.8

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1986-1990) AND 1991
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1986-1990)
1991
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 41,939 71.3 46,381 72.9
2. Pneumonia 47,655 81.0 36,705 57.7
3. Diseases of the Vascular System 31,647 53.8 32,981 51.8
4. Tuberculosis 27,386 46.5 22,814 35.9
5. Malignant Neoplasms 20,812 35.4 22,384 35.2
6. Diarrheal Diseases 11,438 19.4 10,961 17.2
7. Septicemia 4,868 8.3 5,992 9.4
8. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 9,512 16.2 5,497 8.6
9. Accidents 5,123 8.7 5,024 7.9
10. Measles 6,478 11.0 4,973 7.8

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1985-1989) AND 1990
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1985-1989)
1990rrr
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Diseases of the Heart 39,933 69.6 46,272 74.4
2. Pneumonia 49,984 87.1 41,240 66.5
3. Diseases of the Vascular System 30,338 52.9 33,729 54.2
4. Tuberculosis 28,854 50.3 24,307 39.1
5. Malignant Neoplasms 20,004 34.9 22,179 35.7
6. Diarrheal Diseases 10,316 18.0 7,493 12.0
7. Septicemia 4,598 8.0 5,835 9.4
8. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 4,986 8.7 5,151 8.3
9. Accidents 11,051 19.3 3,993 6.4
10. Measles 8,246 14.4 3,499 5.6

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1984-1988) AND 1989
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1984-1988)
1989
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Pneumonia 49,925 89.2 46,238 77.0
2. Diseases of the Heart 37,232 66.5 44,856 74.6
3. Diseases of the Vascular System 29,020 51.8 33,694 56.1
4. Tuberculosis 29,194 52.1 26,300 43.8
5.Malignant Neoplasms 19,158 34.2 21,933 36.5
6. Accidents 10,790 19.3 11,753 19.6
7. Diarrheal Diseases 11,002 19.7 8,126 13.5
8. Measles 8,497 15.2 6,734 11.2
9. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 4,260 7.6 5,110 8.5
10. Septicemia 4,402 7.9 4,952 8.2

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1983-1987) AND 1988
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1983-1987)
1988
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Pneumonia 50,166 91.8 47,444 80.8
2. Diseases of the Heart 35,582 65.1 40,566 69.1
3. Diseases of the Vascular System 28,116 51.5 31,504 53.7
4. Tuberculosis 29,506 54.0 27,020 46.0
5.Malignant Neoplasms 18,520 33.9 21,184 36.1
6. Accidents 9,649 17.7 11,456 19.5
7. Diarrheal Diseases 11,917 21.8 10,511 17.9
8. Measles 8,799 16.1 7,775 13.2
9. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 5,125 9.4 4,930 8.4
10. Septicemia 4,116 7.5 4,694 8.0

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1982-1986) AND 1987
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1982-1986)
1987
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Pneumonia 48,701 91.3 52,700 91.9
2. Diseases of the Heart 35,178 66.0 38,840 67.7
3. Diseases of the Vascular System 26,438 49.6 29,905 52.1
4. Tuberculosis 29,428 55.2 28,697 50.0
5.Malignant Neoplasms 17,813 33.4 20,367 35.5
6. Measles 7,340 13.8 12,431 21.7
7. Accidents 10,162 19.1 11,630 20.3
8. Diarrheal Dieases 12,347 23.2 10,589 18.5
9. Avitaminosis and other Nutritional Deficiency 6,642 12.5 5,229 9.1
10. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 4,989 9.4 5,149 9.0

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1979-1983) AND 1986
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1981-1985)
1986
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Pneumonia 47,209 90.7 50,621 90.4
2. Diseases of the Heart 34,157 65.6 39,163 69.9
3.Tuberculosis 28,771 55.3 30,604 54.6
4. Diseases of the Vascular System 24,780 47.6 29,402 52.5
5.Malignant Neoplasms 17,346 33.3 18,395 32.8
6. Diarrhea 13,418 25.8 10,839 19.4
7. Accidents 8,330 16.0 10,348 18.5
8. Measles 7,861 15.1 6,249 11.2
9. Avitaminosis and other Nutritional Deficiency 6,786 13.0 6,145 11.0
10. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 4,823 9.3 5,273 9.4

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
1985
CAUSES 1985
Number Rate
1. Pneumonia 52,888 96.7
2. Diseases of the Heart 36,242 66.3
3.Tuberculosis 31,650 57.9
4. Diseases of the Vascular
System
27,184 49.7
5.Malignant Neoplasms 18,143 33.2
6. Diarrhea 11,516 21.1
7. Accidents 10,070 18.4
8. Measles 8,043 14.7
9. Avitaminosis and other Nutritional Deficiency 7,114 13.0
10. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 5,470 10.0

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1979-1983) AND 1984
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1979-1983)
1984
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Pneumonia 46,283 93.6 45,971 86.4
2. Diseases of the Heart 32,404 65.5 31,347 58.9
3.Tuberculosis 28,245 57.1 27,999 52.6
4. Diseases of the Vascular System 22,234 45.0 27,107 51.0
5.Malignant Neoplasms 16,471 33.3 17,700 33.3
6. Diarrhea 14,839 30.0 11,553 21.7
7. Accidents 8,308 16.8 10,445 19.6
8. Measles 6,834 13.8 7,987 15.0
9. Avitaminosis and other Nutritional Deficiency 7,124 14.4 6,825 12.8
10. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 4,567 9.2 4,916 9.2

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1978-1982) AND 1983
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1978-1982)
1983
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Pneumonia 45,686 94.9 48,650 93.6
2. Diseases of the Heart 31,094 64.6 32,320 62.6
3.Tuberculosis 28,208 58.6 28,580 55.0
4. Diseases of the Vascular System 20,593 42.8 26,984 51.9
5.Malignant Neoplasms 15,703 32.6 17,997 34.6
6. Diarrhea 14,964 31.1 15,090 29.0
7. Measles 6,098 12.7 9,286 17.9
8. Avitaminosis and other Nutritional Deficiency 7,163 15.5 7,059 13.6
9. Accidents 9,712 20.2 5,752 11.2
10. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 4,262 8.9 4,816 9.3

 

MORTALITY: LEADING CAUSES, NUMBER, RATE  & PERCENT OF TOTAL DEATHS
5 YEAR AVERAGE (1977-1981) AND 1982
CAUSES 5-YEAR AVERAGE
(1977-1981)
1982
Number Rate Number Rate
1. Pneumonia 46,072 98.0 45,373 89.3
2. Diseases of the Heart 29,331 62.4 36,819 72.5
3.Tuberculosis 28,907 61.5 28,309 55.7
4. Diseases of the Vascular System 19,442 41.4 21,511 42.4
5.Malignant Neoplasms 15,132 32.2 16,832 33.1
6. Diarrhea 16,025 34.1 12,735 25.1
7. Measles 5,729 12.2 7,136 14.1
8. Avitaminosis and other Nutritional Deficiency 8,255 17.6 6,068 11.9
9. Accidents 10,805 23.0 5,863 11.5
10. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 4,128 8.8 4,470 8.8

These facts and statistics about the Leading Causes of Mortality in the Philippines.

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