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Table 5 Leading causes of death, all ages, 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 628 15.4 1 Cerebrovascular diseases 517 19.0
2 Transport accidents 328 8.0 2 Hypertensive diseases 140 5.1
3 Chronic lower respiratory diseases 209 5.1 3 Chronic lower respiratory diseases 127 4.7
4 Liver cancer 179 4.4 4 Pneumonia 102 3.7
5 Lung cancer 166 4.1 5 Transport accidents 86 3.2
6 Hypertensive diseases 156 3.8 6 Liver cancer 75 2.8
7 Tuberculosis 141 3.5 7 Ischaemic heart diseases 74 2.7
8 Diseases of the liver 136 3.3 8 Other heart diseases 72 2.6
9 Ischaemic heart diseases 129 3.2 9 Remainder of diseases of digestive system 71 2.6
10 All other external 125 3.1 10 Remainder of diseases of nervous system 64 2.3
  Ill-defined 382 9.4   Ill-defined 412 15.1
  All other causes 1499 36.8   All other causes 987 36.2
  Total 4078    Total 2727