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Table 2 Years of Life Lost by specific causes of death and 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 2170 22.8 1587 23.7 3757 23.2
   Stroke 1199 12.6 965 14.4 2164 13.4
   Ischaemic heart disease 174 1.8 148 2.2 323 2.0
2. Neoplasms 1548 16.3 1184 17.7 2732 16.9
   Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs 832 8.7 584 8.7 1416 8.7
   Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs 319 3.4 118 1.8 437 2.7
3. Infectious and parasitic diseases 1177 12.4 774 11.6 1951 12.0
   Pneumonia and lower respiratory infections 493 5.2 224 3.3 717 4.4
   Tuberculosis 222 2.3 61 0.9 283 1.7
4. Injuries 1703 17.9 785 11.7 2488 15.4
   Drowning 821 8.6 419 6.3 1240 7.7
   Transport accident 349 3.7 120 1.8 469 2.9
   Other unintentional injuries 407 4.3 178 2.7 585 3.6
   Intentional injuries 126 1.3 76 1.1 202 1.2
5. Diseases of Digestive system 727 7.6 293 4.4 1020 6.3
6. Conditions originating in the perinatal period 1121 11.8 671 10.0 1792 11.1
   Low birth weight 515 5.4 275 4.1 790 4.9
   Congenital malformation 333 3.5 152 2.3 485 3.0
7. Diseases of Respiratory system 217 2.3 129 1.9 346 2.1
8. Diseases of Genito-urinary system 348 3.7 166 2.5 514 3.2
9. Diseases of nervous system 182 1.9 206 3.1 388 2.4
10. Complication of labour and delivery   - 53 0.8 53 0.3
11. Others 53 0.6 260 3.9 313 1.9
12. Unknown 618 6.5 803 12.0 1421 8.8
Total 9516 100 6692 100 16208 100