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Table 3 Leading causes of death, 15-59 years, Vietnam, 2006-07

From: Mortality patterns in Vietnam, 2006: Findings from a national verbal autopsy survey

Males Females
  Cause N %   Cause N %
1 Transport accidents 264 15.3 1 Transport accidents 60 10.5
2 Cerebrovascular diseases 132 7.7 2 Cerebrovascular diseases 47 8.2
3 HIV/AIDS 105 6.1 3 Liver cancer 31 5.4
4 Liver cancer 97 5.6 4 Suicide 24 4.2
5 Other external causes 86 5.0 5 Other heart diseases 22 3.8
6 Liver diseases 83 4.8 6 Stomach cancer 19 3.3
7 Accidental drowning 65 3.8 7 Colon, rectum, anus cancer 18 3.1
8 Tuberculosis 62 3.6 8 Other cancer of uterus 17 3.0
9 Suicide 61 3.5 9 Accidental drowning 17 3.0
10 Lung cancer 58 3.4 10 Breast cancer 17 3.0
  Ill-defined 124 7.2   Ill-defined 27 4.7
  All other causes 588 34.1   All other causes 273 47.7
  Total 1725    Total 572