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Table 1 Distribution of specific causes of death by sex, FilaBavi 1999 – 2003

From: Burden of premature mortality in rural Vietnam from 1999 – 2003: analyses from a Demographic Surveillance Site

Cause of death Male Female Total
  Nr % Nr % Nr %
1. Diseases of the circulatory system 193 29.4 160 28.4 353 28.9
   Stroke 114 17.4 104 18.5 218 17.9
   Ischaemic heart disease 12 1.8 13 2.3 25 2.1
2. Neoplasms 101 15.4 76 13.5 177 14.5
   Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs 55 8.4 40 7.1 95 7.8
   Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs 24 3.7 8 1.4 32 2.6
3. Infectious and parasitic diseases 80 12.2 57 10.1 137 11.2
   Pneumonia and lower respiratory infections 38 5.8 21 3.7 59 4.8
   Tuberculosis 17 2.6 6 1.1 23 1.9
4. Injuries 75 11.4 44 7.8 119 9.8
   Drowning 30 4.6 15 2.7 45 3.7
   Transport accident 16 2.4 5 0.9 21 1.7
   Other unintentional injuries 23 3.5 21 3.7 44 3.6
   Intentional injuries 6 0.9 3 0.5 9 0.7
5. Diseases of Digestive system 48 7.3 23 4.1 71 5.8
6. Perinatal conditions 37 5.6 22 3.9 59 4.8
   Low birth weight 17 2.6 9 1.6 26 2.1
   Congenital malformation 11 1.7 5 0.9 16 1.3
7. Diseases of Respiratory system 20 3.0 17 3.0 37 3.0
8. Diseases of Genito-urinary system 21 3.2 10 1.8 31 2.5
9. Diseases of nervous system 10 1.5 16 2.8 26 2.1
10. Complication of labour and delivery -   2 0.4 2 0.2
11. Others 5 0.8 19 3.4 24 2.0
12. Unknown 67 10.2 117 20.8 184 15.1
Total 657 100 563 100 1,220 100