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Table 4 Leading causes of death, 60 years and above, Vietnam, 2006-07

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

Males Females
  Cause N %   Cause N %
1 Cerebrovascular diseases 493 24.0 1 Cerebrovascular diseases 467 24.0
2 Chronic lower respiratory diseases 171 8.3 2 Hypertensive diseases 128 6.6
3 Hypertensive diseases 127 6.2 3 Chronic lower respiratory diseases 112 5.8
4 Lung cancer 108 5.3 4 Ischaemic heart diseases 61 3.1
5 Liver cancer 81 3.9 5 Pneumonia 58 3.0
6 Tuberculosis 77 3.7 6 Remainder of diseases of digestive system 52 2.7
7 Ischaemic heart diseases 75 3.6 7 Diabetes mellitus 51 2.6
8 Other heart diseases 57 2.8 8 Tuberculosis 51 2.6
9 Stomach cancer 51 2.5 9 Other heart diseases 47 2.4
10 Liver diseases 50 2.4 10 Remainder of diseases of nervous system 46 2.4
  Ill-defined 239 11.6   Ill-defined 369 19.0
  All other causes 527 25.6   All other causes 503 25.9
  Total 2056    Total 1945