Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Causes of death among adolescents


Estimated top 5 causes of death, females, aged 10-14 and 15-19 years in 2016

Leading causes of adolescent girls' deaths in 2016 were maternal conditions, self-harm and road injury.

Estimated top 5 causes of death, females, aged 10-14 and 15-19 years in 2016.

Estimated top 5 causes of death, males, aged 10-14 and 15-19 years in 2016

Road injury is by far the leading cause of adolescent boys' mortality, with about a quarter of all deaths in male adolescents aged 15-19 yeas due to road injury.

Causes of death, male adolescents.

All-cause mortality among adolescents aged 10-14 and 15-19 years, by sex and modified WHO region in 2016

Death rates in African low and middle-income countries are nearly 13 times as high as those in high-income countries in adolescents aged 10-14 years, and over 7 times in adolescents aged 15-19 years.

All-cause mortality among adolescents aged 10-14 and 15-19 years, by sex and modified WHO region, 2016

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