Table 26 : Death by principal cause group, 1996 - 1997

(men : women 100 persons)

Cause group

1995

1996

1997

Total

156.9

156.1

153.8

Diseases of the heart

164.5

161.9

160.7

Accidents and poisonings

422.0

411.3

408.0

Malignant neoplasm, all forms

151.8

154.0

151.4

Hypertension and cerebrovascular diseases

159.3

156.5

150.1

Suicide, homicide and other injury

359.1

370.6

404.4

Pneumonia and other diseases of lung

211.8

200.0

196.3

Diseases of liver and pancrease

251.4

256.2

252.8

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and neophrosis

124.3

117.5

115.4

Tuberculosis, all forms

280.5

300.4

294.9

Paralysis, all types

151.1

151.7

157.9

Septicaemia

130.8

-

-

Diabetes mellitus

68.0

-

-

Others

124.5

123.0

122.9

Source: Ministry of Public Health; Office of the Permanent Secretary for Public Health.