3 Leading Causes of Death

3 Leading Causes  of Death3 Leading Causes  of Death

Currently the three top leading causes of death in Iran are ischemic heart attack, brain stroke and diabetes, said Ardeshir Khosravi, director of Information and Statistics Network Office at the Health Ministry.  Diabetes has rapidly become a major cause of death in the country of 80 million people.  “It accounted for 2% of all deaths in 2006, but reached 5.1% in 2015,” Salamat News quoted Khosravi as saying. The rate of mortality due to road crashes dropped from 10.6% in 2006 to 4.6% in 2015, he said adding that, men are disabled or die from road crashes at a rate five times more than women.


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