Saudi Arabia CDC Health Information

If you are planning to work in the medical field in Saudi Arabia, it might be nice to know what are the main causes of death. This will give you an idea of what type of care is needed and the more common diseases you will see. In children there is a lot of asthma as the sand and dust are so fine here. Here you can see that the top 6 reasons are much like that of the US. The leading cause of death worldwide continues to be heart disease.

“Saudi Arabia Top 10 Causes of Death”

  1. lschemic heart disease
  2. Road injuries
  3. Stroke
  4. Chronic kidney disease
  5. Lower respiratory infections
  6. Alzheimer’s disease
  7. Conflict and terror
  8. Cirrhosis
  9. Neonatal disorders
  10. Diabetes

Source: GBD Compare 2018, Saudi Arabia, website

“US Top 10 Causes of Death”

  1. Heart disease: 647,457
  2. Cancer: 599,108
  3. Accidents (unintentional injuries): 169,936
  4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 160,201
  5. Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 146,383
  6. Alzheimer’s disease: 121,404
  7. Diabetes: 83,564
  8. Influenza and pneumonia: 55,672
  9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 50,633
  10. Intentional self-harm (suicide): 47,173

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes for 2017, table 1 pdf icon[PDF- 2 MB]

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