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Table 2 Most prevalent causes of death per age group

From: An autopsy review of sudden unexpected natural deaths in a suburban Nigerian population

Age group in years (no. of cases) Most prevalent causes of death No of cases (% per age group)
0-10 (n = 7) Gastroenteritis 3(42.8)
Bacterial pneumonia 2(28.5)
Pyogenic meningitis 2(28.5)
11-20 (n = 9) Pyogenic meningitis 4(44.4)
Aspiration pneumonitis 2(22.2)
Acute myeloid leukemia 2(22.2)
21-30 (n = 33) Aspiration pneumonitis 7(21.2)
Spontaneous abortion 5(15.1)
Sickle cell disease 5(15.1)
Asthma 5(15.1)
31-40 (n = 24) Bacterial pneumonia 6(25.0)
Hypertensive heart disease 5(20.8)
Ruptured tubal gestation 3(12.5)
Dilated cardiomyopathy 3(12.5)
41-50 (n = 24) Hypertensive heart disease 9(37.5)
Colorectal carcinoma 4(16.7)
Coronary artery disease 4(16.7)
Dilated cardiomyopathy 3(12.5)
51-60 (n = 28) Hypertensive heart disease 9(32.1)
Breast carcinoma 5(20.8)
Tuberculosis 3(10.7)
61-70 (n = 22) Intracerebral hemorrhage 8(36.4)
Hypertensive heart disease 3(13.6)
Tetanus 3(13.6)
71-90 (n = 12) Pneumonia bacteria 5(41.7)
Hypertensive heart disease 3(25.0)
Intracerebral haemorrhage 2(16.7)
Tuberculosis 2(16.7)