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Table 3 Top ten causes of premature mortality among the population aged five years and above ranked by percentage contribution to total YLL in the Nairobi DSS, 2003 – 2005

From: The burden of disease profile of residents of Nairobi's slums: Results from a Demographic Surveillance System

Causes YLL % YLL YLL Rank
AIDS and Tuberculosis 11252 49.9 1
Interpersonal Violence Injuries 2719 12.1 2
Road Traffic Accidents 1302 5.8 3
Meningitis 781 3.5 4
Direct Maternal Causes 755 3.3 5
Pneumonia 524 2.3 6
Malaria 418 1.9 7
Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract 374 1.7 8
Renal Disorders 362 1.6 9
Malnutrition and Anaemia 305 1.4 10
Total (All Causes) 22535