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Top 10 causes of death in Japan, 2012

Here is the top 10 list of the causes of death in Japan in 2012. 2014 version is ""

Rank Cause Cause   Number of deaths
1 悪性新生物 Malignant neoplasm Cancer 360790
2 心疾患 Cardiac disease Heart disease 198622
3 肺炎 Pneumonia Lung disease 123818
4 脳血管疾患 Cerebrovascular disease Brain vessel damage  121505
5 老衰 Senility Die of old age 60669
6 不慮の事故 Freak accident Accident 40857
7 自殺 Suicide Suicide 26400
8 腎不全 Renal failure Kidney disease 25061
9 慢性閉塞性肺疾患 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Cigarette disease 16371
10 肝疾患 Liver disease Liver disease 15944


The list above is the total number of men+women. For women, rank 9 and 10 are different from this list. Rank 9 for women is Aortic aneurysm and dissociation, rank 10 is Diabetes.

It used to that top 3 was "cancer, heart disease, and brain vessel damage" for a long time. In 2012 lung disease has risen to the third place.


Source is statistics of "Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare"

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