What are the Leading Causes of Death Around the World?

It probably is no surprise that the leading cause of death in the US is heart disease. But would you guess that the number one cause of death in Spain is lung and head and neck cancers? Or liver cancer in China?

This map, published by Global Post, illustrates which diseases are the leading causes of death in different regions of the world.

Michele R. Berman, M.D. was Clinical Director of The Pediatric Center, a private practice on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. from 1988-2000, and was named Outstanding Washington Physician by Washingtonian Magazine in 1999. She was a medical internet pioneer having established one of the first medical practice websites in 1997. Dr. Berman also authored a monthly column for Washington Parent Magazine.

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