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Table 3 Age standardised mortality rate per 100,000 populations by specific cause of death: the WHO estimation for Vietnam in 2002 [10] and FilaBavi data 1999 – 2003

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

Cause of death Rate per 100,000 populations
  WHO estimate – 2002 FilaBavi 1999 – 2003
1. Disease of the circulatory system 199 147
   Stroke 73 91
   Ischaemic heart disease 82 10
2. Neoplasms 80 74
   Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs 34 39
   Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organ 13 13
3. Infectious and parasitic disease 122 58
   Pneumonia and lower respiratory infections 33 25
   Tuberculosis 22 10
4. External causes 60 50
   Drowning 5 19
   Transport accident 15 9
   Other unintentional injuries 24 18
   Intentional injuries 15 4
5. Diseases of Digestive system 24 30
6. Perinatal conditions 30 25
   Low birth weight 14 11
   Congenital malformation 6 7
7. Diseases of respiratory system 64 15
8. Disease of genitor urinary system 13 13
9. Disease of nervous system 17 11
10. Complication of labour and delivery 3 1
11. Others 25 10
Overall 640 570