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List Of Top 10 Major Causes Of Death in Kenya

by Victor Matara

This is a list of top 10 major causes of death in Kenya as of 2018 according to a recent survey by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Malaria, Pneumonia, and cancer still remain the leading causes of death in Kenya. For instance, Pneumonia alone killed 21,584 Kenyans in 2017 accounting for 22.0 per cent of the major causes of deaths in 2017. Malaria killed 17,553 Kenyans, while cancer killed 16,953 Kenyans in the past year.

Other major causes of death included Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Anaemia. Let’s have a look at the full list below.

 

 

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Cause

 

2017

 

 

​​ 2016

 

2015

 

​​ 1

 

 

Pneumonia

 

 

21,584

 

21,295

 

22,473

 

​​ 2

 

 

Malaria

 

17,553

 

16,000

 

20,691

 

​​ 3

 

 

Cancer

 

16,953

 

15,762

 

15,714

 

​​ 4

 

 

Tuberculosis

 

 

9,081

 

4,735

 

10,183

 

​​ 5

 

 

HIV/AIDS

 

8,758

 

9,471

 

11,131

 

​​ 6

 

 

Anemia

 

8294

 

8,165

 

8,472

 

​​ 7

 

 

Heart disease​​ 

 

 

4,786

 

5,353

 

5,799

 

​​ 8

 

 

Other Accidents​​ 

 

3,874

 

4,166

 

3,887

 

​​ 9

 

 

Road Accidents​​ 

 

3,740

 

4,809

 

5,488

 

​​ 10

 

 

Meningitis

 

3,540

 

4,374

 

4,499

 

 

Others​​ 

 

 

90,949

 

96,507

 

91,868

 

 

Total

 

 

189,087

 

190,637

 

200,205

 

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According to the report, a total of 189,087 Kenyans died in 2017 compared to 190,637 Kenyans who died in 2016. Check out the full report here.

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