i. Principal Causes of Death
Ischaemic heart diseases remains as the principal causes of death
In 2017, the per cent of deaths caused by Ischaemic heart diseases was 13.9 per cent, followed by Pneumonia (12.7%), Cerebrovascular diseases (7.1%), Transport accidents (4.6%) and Malignant neoplasm of trachea, bronchus and lung (2.3%).
ii. Principal Causes of Death by Sex
Ischaemic heart diseases recorded the highest percentage of 16.0 per cent, followed by Pneumonia (11.8%), Transport accidents (6.5%), Cerebrovascular diseases (6.4%) and Malignant neoplasm of trachea, bronchus & lung (2.7%).
Malignant neoplasm of breast for female recorded the highest changes of 0.6 percentage points from 3.8 per cent (2016) to 4.4 per cent (2017).
iii. Causes of Death by Stratum
Ischaemic heart diseases and pneumonia are the principal causes of death by stratum
The principal causes of death in urban areas was Ischaemic heart diseases (14.4%) while Pneumonia (13.4%) was the principal causes of death in rural areas.
iv. Causes of Death by Major Ethnic Group
Ischaemic heart diseases is the principal causes of death for all major ethnic groups
Bumiputera recorded the highest increase of 1.0 percentage point from 12.3 per cent (2016) to 13.3 per cent (2017).
v. Causes of Death by Selected Age group
Transport accidents was the principal causes of death for the youth
Transport accidents was the principal causes of death for population aged 15−40 years in 2017. The percentage of deaths caused by Transport accidents in 2017 was 22.5 per cent, declined 0.7 percentage points as compared to 2016.
vi. Principal Causes of Maternal Death
Obstetric embolism remains the principal causes of maternal death
Obstetric embolism was the main principal causes of death for maternal death. In 2017, the percentage of deaths caused by Obstetric embolism were 26.0 per cent.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
31 October 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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