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Statistics on Causes of Death, Malaysia, 2020

Release Date : Thursday 26, November 2020 1200

i. Five principal causes of death

  • Ischaemic heart diseases remained as the principal causes of death

Ischaemic heart diseases remained as the principal causes of death, 15.0 per cent of the 109,164 medically certified deaths in 2019. This was followed by Pneumonia (12.2%), Cerebrovascular diseases (8.0%), Transport accidents (3.8%) and Malignant neoplasm of trachea, bronchus and lung (2.4%).

 

ii. Five principal causes of death by sex

  • Ischaemic heart diseases remained as the principal causes of death for males

Ischaemic heart diseases remained as the principal causes of death for males (17.3% in 2019). This is followed by Pneumonia (11.6%), Cerebrovascular diseases (7.5%), Transport accidents (5.5%) and Malignant neoplasm of trachea, bronchus and lung (2.7%).

  • Pneumonia remained as the principal causes of death for females

Pneumonia remained as the principal causes of death for females at 13.2 per cent, followed by Ischaemic heart diseases (11.4%), Cerebrovascular diseases (8.7%), Malignant neoplasm of breast (4.3%) and Diabetes mellitus (2.4%).

 

iii. Five principal causes of death by stratum

The principal causes of death in urban and rural areas in 2019 was Ischaemic heart diseases, recorded 15.2 per cent and 14.5 per cent, respectively.

                      

                      

 

iv. Five principal causes of death by major ethnic group

  • Ischaemic heart diseases remained as the principal causes of death for Bumiputera

Ischaemic heart diseases remained as the principal causes of death for Bumiputera at 14.5 per cent, followed by Pneumonia (12.4%), Cerebrovascular diseases (8.4%), Transport accidents (4.3%) and Chronic lower respiratory diseases (2.4%).

  • Ischaemic heart diseases remained as the principal causes of death for Chinese

Ischaemic heart diseases remained as the principal causes of death for Chinese at 14.0 per cent, followed by Pneumonia (12.2%), Cerebrovascular diseases (7.5%), Malignant neoplasm of trachea, bronchus and lung (3.7%) and Malignant neoplasm of colon, rectum and anus (2.8%).

  • Ischaemic heart diseases remained as the principal causes of death for Indians

    Ischaemic heart diseases remained as the principal causes of death for Indians at 20.4 per cent followed by Pneumonia (10.9%), Cerebrovascular diseases (6.1%), Transport accidents (5.1%) and Diseases of the liver (2.7%).

v. Five principal causes of death for maternal

  • Postpartum haemorrhage recorded as the principal causes of death for maternal

Postpartum haemorrhage was recorded as the principal causes of death for maternal in 2019 at 17.5 per cent followed by Obstetric embolism (12.6%), Eclampsia (9.7%), Ectopic pregnancy (5.8%) and Puerperal sepsis (5.8%).

    

 

 

vi. Five principal causes of death for infant

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period remained as the principal causes of death for infant

Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period remained as the principal causes of death for infant in 2019 at 42.0% followed by Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (31.1%), Pneumonia (2.0%), Meningitis (0.6%) and Chronic lower respiratory diseases (0.6%).

 

 

Released By:

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA

26 November 2020
 

Contact person:

Mohd Yusrizal bin Ab. Razak 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
E-mail : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my

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