There are many diseases that will kill you in Kenya. But here is the list of the top 10 killers in Kenya according to the CDC.
- HIV/AIDS – 15 per cent
- Lower Respiratory Infections – 12 per cent
- Diarrheal Diseases – 6 per cent
- Protein-Energy Malnutrition – 4 per cent
- Birth Asphyxia & Trauma – 4 per cent
- Stroke – 4 per cent
- Preterm Birth Complications – 4 per cent
- Malaria – 3 per cent
- TB – 3 per cent
- Ischemic Heart Disease – 3 per cent.
Now you know, stay safe.
Source: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Key facts on Cancer:
- It is the third leading killer after infectious diseases and cardiovascular in Kenya today.
- It is the cause for 7 per cent of total national mortality every year
- In 2008 there 28,000 new cases with 22,000 deaths
- In 2012 there 38,544 new cases and 26,941 deaths
- There were no clear records of new cases but in 2016 but there were at least 30,000 deaths reported
- An increment of 37.6 per cent of recorded incidences in the last 5 years.
- The leading cancers: Women: Breast (34 per 100,000), Cervical (25 per 100,000), Men: Prostate (17 per 100,000), Esophageal (9 per 100,000).
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