Causes of death (year 2000)

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Heart (17 million, 31% of total)
Tobacco (4.9 million)
Pneumonia (4.4 million)
Cancer (3.2 million): Lung cancer (1.1 million), Stomach cancer (765,000), Colon and rectum cancer (525,000), Liver cancer (505,000)
AIDS (3.2 million)
Tuberculosis (3 million)
Malaria (2.1 million)
Alcohol (1.8 million)
Car accidents (1.2 million)
Hepatitis B (1.1 million)
Measles (1 million)
Suicide (830,000)
Typhoid (600,000)
Shigella (600,000)
Rotavirus (600,000)
Homicide (520,000)
Drowning (500,000)
Neonatal tetanus (400,000)
Breast cancer (385,0000)
Wars (312,000)
Influenza (250,000)
Illicit drugs (223,000)
Cholera (120,000)

Total: 55 million (year 2000), of which 17 million due to infectious diseases, of which 9 million in children