Data and statistics
Causes of death Ischaemic heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive lung disease and lower respiratory infections have remained the top killers during the past decade. Chronic diseases cause increasing numbers of deaths worldwide.
Global Health Observatory
WHO's portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation
70 yearsis the average life expectancy at birth of the global population in 2012.Life expectancy at birth
74%of child deaths occur in Africa and South-East Asia.Under-five mortality
Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs)
13%of DALYs in high-income countries in 2012 were caused by mental disorders.DALY rates, by WHO region