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Table 3 Mortality and LDP for the five leading causes of death by region, 2004–2005, China

From: Analysis of lifetime death probability for major causes of death among residents in China

Top 5 leading causes of death Overall Eastern region Central region Western region
Mortality ratea LDP% Mortality ratea LDP% Mortality rarea LDP% Mortality rarea LDP%
Malignancy 135.9 18.7 154.7 20.2 135.9 19.3 111.4 15.8
Cerebrovascular disease 136.6 24.7 146.6 25.2 146.8 26.4 111.2 21.8
Heart disease 90.2 17.1 96.8 17.3 99.7 19.0 70.0 14.0
Respiratory disease 96.3 19.4 91.2 17.9 84.1 17.2 117.9 24.7
Injury and poisoning 61.5 6.5 58.5 6.3 60.1 6.6 67.2 6.7
  1. aMortality rate is per 100,000 population