The World Death Statistics

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* The numbers are for the year 2020

How Many Deaths in The World

The World death stats

Total deaths

Total number of residents who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
68,952,640
18.08%

Death rate

Death rate, mortality rate, or crude death rate is the number of people per thousand who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
8.8699
17.17%

Population

Total number of residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
7,734,294,567
0.27%

Deaths per capita

Death per capita is calculated by dividing the total number of deaths by population.
0.0089
17.76%

Population growth

Population growth is calculated based on the difference of this year's population and the year before.
20,826,467

Average life expectancy

Life expectancy or average age of death is the average number of years a hypothetical group of people expect to live.
71.7
-1.10%

The World death comparison by year

The World Leading Causes of Death

The World Death Statistics by Cause

* Beside these major causes of death, 19,783,278 people died for other reasons.

Heart disease deaths

Any disorder that affects the heart; heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease.
15,228,583
2.45%

Cancer deaths

Malignant neoplasms; cancers. An abnormal mass of tissue that forms when cells grow and divide more than they should or do not die when they should. Malignant neoplasms can spread into, or invade, nearby tissues.
9,478,516
-3.29%

Chronic lower respiratory diseases deaths

Chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD) are diseases of the airways and other structures of the lung. Some of the most common are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, occupational lung diseases and pulmonary hypertension.
4,105,428
2.26%

Stroke deaths

Cerebrovascular diseases including stroke. Cerebrovascular disease includes all disorders in which an area of the brain is temporarily or permanently affected by ischemia or bleeding and one or more of the cerebral blood vessels are involved in the pathological process. Cerebrovascular disease includes stroke, carotid stenosis, vertebral stenosis and intracranial stenosis, aneurysms, and vascular malformations.
3,310,834
-2.14%

Alzheimer's disease deaths

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.
2,684,926
4.10%

Diabetes deaths

Diabetes mellitus or more commonly referred to as "diabetes" is a chronic disease associated with abnormally high levels of the sugar glucose in the blood.
1,422,462
1.25%

Poisoning deaths

Poisoning death occurs when an individual drinks, eats, breathes, injects, or touches enough of a hazardous substance to cause death.
78,084
5.20%

Kidney disease deaths

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis. Kidney disease or Nephrotic syndrome is a collection of symptoms that indicate kidney damage. Nephrotic syndrome is often caused by damage to small blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste and excess water from the blood.
1,230,095
-2.50%

Influenza and Pneumonia deaths

Influenza is often associated with either viral or secondary bacterial pneumonia. Pneumonia is an acute infection of the lungs that involves the lower respiratory tract including the small bronchi and air sacs.
967,133
1.72%

Suicide deaths

Suicide is death caused by injuring oneself with the intent to die. A suicide attempt is when someone harms themselves with any intent to end their life, but they do not die as a result of their actions.
784,512
-3.64%

Homicide deaths

Homicide is the killing of one individual by another. Homicide is a general term and may refer to a noncriminal act of killing as well as the criminal act of murder.
424,512
2.11%

Liver disease deaths

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Chronic liver disease (CLD) is a progressive deterioration of liver functions for more than six months. Cirrhosis is when scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue. This stops the liver from working normally.
1,305,267
-3.80%

Respiratory disease deaths

Other diseases of respiratory system. Respiratory disease is any of the diseases and disorders of the airways and the lungs that affect human respiration.
876,173
-2.89%

Fall deaths

Total number of residents who died because of falling. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among adults age 65 and older.
841,163
0.97%

Firearm deaths

Total number of residents who died by a firearm.
412,544
1.59%

Septicemia deaths

Septicemia, or sepsis, is the clinical name for blood poisoning by bacteria. It is the body's most extreme response to an infection. Sepsis that progresses to septic shock has a death rate as high as 50%, depending on the type of organism involved.
795,405
1.19%

Car accident deaths

Motor vehicle traffic accidents. The total number of deaths caused by a crash involving a vehicle with an engine.
1,235,331
-3.11%

Renal disease deaths

Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease. Renal hypertension puts stress and increased pressure on the kidney, and is a major cause of end-stage renal disease, also known as chronic renal disease, in the elderly.
789,859
5.73%

Parkinson's disease deaths

Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination.
355,725
1.82%

HIV/AIDS deaths

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks cells that help the body fight infection, making a person more vulnerable to other infections and diseases. If left untreated, HIV can lead to the disease AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).
1,022,810
4.48%

The World death comparison by cause of death

The World Deaths by Gender

How many female and male deaths in The World

Female deaths

Total number of female residents who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
32,016,163
18.03%

Female death rate

Female death rate, mortality rate, or crude death rate is the number of female deaths per thousand female residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
8.3090
17.15%

Female population

Total number of female residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
3,834,361,527
0.26%

Male deaths

Total number of male residents who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
36,936,477
18.12%

Male death rate

Male death rate, mortality rate, or crude death rate is the number of male deaths per thousand male residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
9.4211
17.17%

Male population

Total number of male residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
3,899,933,040
0.28%

The World death comparison by gender

The World Deaths by Age

How many deaths in The World for age groups

* There is a small number of deaths, 0 deaths , with no stated age.

Infant Mortality Rate

The infant mortality rate is the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. Infant mortality is the death of an infant before their first birthday.
27.73
-3.08%

Less than 1 year old deaths

Total number of residents younger than 1 year old who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
3,959,266
1.40%

1 to 4 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 1 to 4 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
1,725,191
1.09%

5 to 14 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 5 to 14 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
1,178,714
1.47%

15 to 24 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 15 to 24 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
1,640,083
4.58%

25 to 34 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 25 to 34 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
2,210,803
7.06%

35 to 44 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 35 to 44 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
3,009,114
10.25%

45 to 54 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 45 to 54 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
4,954,695
11.78%

55 to 64 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 55 to 64 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
8,824,947
15.44%

65 to 74 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 65 to 74 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
13,646,987
22.15%

75 to 44 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 75 to 84 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
16,111,261
24.64%

Older than 85 years old deaths

Total number of residents older than 85 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
11,691,580
28.72%

The World death comparison by age

Notes:

  • All the numbers and dates are based on Pacific Time (PT) which is Friday May 7, 2021 05:35:13 AM now.
  • Each page shows the statistics for a specific location and a specific period of time.
  • All the numbers are retrieved from official government and scientific sources. Check the sources below.
  • The numbers are up to date and as accurate as possible. Our data are cross-checked periodically from their respective sources.
  • Live numbers are calculated based on the recent confirmed numbers and official sources' projection for each metric.
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