Leading Causes of Child Mortality

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Ten (10) Leading Causes of Child Mortality
By Age-Group (1-4, 5-9, 10-14) & Sex
No. & Rate/100,000 population
Philippines, 2010

 

Cause

1-4 Years

Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Pneumonia 1,073 978 2,051 223.3
2. Diarrheas and gastoenteritis of presumed infectious origin 482 334 816 9.3
3. Congenital anomalies 409 388 797 9.1
4. Septicemia 251 231 482 5.5
5. Other diseases of the nervous system 246 212 458 5.2
6. Accidental drowning and submersion 296 159 455 5.2
7. Dengue Fever and Dengue- hemorrhagic fever 195 223 418 4.7
8. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 213 202 415 4.7
9. Meningitis 179 154 333 3.8
10. Leukemia 148 91 239 2.7

 

Cause
5-9 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Pneumonia 334 282 616 5.9
2. Dengue Fever and Dengue-hemorrhagic fever 211 328 539 5.2
3. Accidental drowning and submersion 299 159 458 4.4
4. Other diseases of nervous system 177 155 332 3.2
5. Transport accidents 198 107 305 2.9
6. Congenital anomalies 159 126 285 2.7
7. Leukemia 137 111 248 2.4
8. Meningitis 123 80 203 2.0
9. Septicemia 90 80 170 1.6
10. Diarrhoeas and gastroenteritis of presumed origin 87 77 164 1.6

 

 

Cause

10-14 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Pneumonia 233 195 428 4.4
2. Accidental drowning and submersion 212 140 352 3.6
3. Other diseases of nervous system 150 116 266 2.7
4. Transport accidents 172 77 249 2.5
5. Congetial anomalies 130 114 244 2.5
6. Dengue Fever and Dengue-hemorrhagic fever 111 102 213 2.2
7. Chronic rheumatic heart disease 86 106 192 2.0
8. Leukemia 94 82 176 1.8
9. Septicemia 92 78 170 1.7
10. Nephritis nephrotic syndrome and neph 95 67 162

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Ten (10) Leading Causes of Child Mortality
By Age-Group (1-4, 5-9, 10-14) & Sex
No. & Rate/100,000 population
Philippines, 2009

Cause

1-4 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Pneumonia 1,139 979 2,118 23.43
2. Accidents 693 469 1,162 12.86
2. Diarrheas and gastoenteritis of presumed infectious origin 625 467 1,092 12.08
3.Congenital anomalies  421 384 805 8.91
4. Septicemia 277 233 510 5.64
5. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality 293 184 477 5.28
6. Other diseases of the nervous system 246 191 437 4.83
7. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 200 230 430 4.76
8. Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever 142 199 341 3.77
9. Meningitis 192 147 339 3.75
10. Malignant neoplasms 156 124 280 3.10

 

Cause
5-9 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents 776 435 1,211 11.39
2. Pneumonia 354 281 635 5.97
3. Malignant Neoplasms 165 218 383 3.60
4. Dengue fever and dengue hemmorhagic fever 210 154 364 3.42
5. Congenital anomalies 177 165 342 3.22
6. Other diseases of the nervous system 196 122 318 2.99
7. Diarrheas and Gastroenteritis of presumed infectious origin 114 95 209 1.97
8. Meningitis 108 84 192 1.81
9. Septicemia 119 71 190 1.79
10. Diseases of the heart 103 71 174 1.64

 

Cause
10-14 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents 797 353 1,150 11.02
2. Pneumonia 249 181 430 4.12
3. Malignant neoplasms 231 180 411 3.94
4. Diseases of the heart 191 180 371 3.56
5. Other diseases of the nervous system 152 112 264 2.53
6. Congenital anomalies 126 119 245 2.35
7. Tuberculosis,all forms 113 89 202 1.94
8. Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever 89 75 164 1.57
9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 85 72 157 1.50
10. Septicemia 83 70 153

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Ten (10) Leading Causes of Child Mortality
By Age-Group (1-4, 5-9, 10-14) & Sex
No. & Rate/100,000 population
Philippines, 2008

Cause

1-4 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Pneumonia 1,031 938 1,969 22.21
2. Accidents 642 436 1,078 12.16
3. Diarrheas and gastoenteritis of presumed infectious origin 531 419 950 10.72
4. Congenital anomalies 431 380 811 9.15
5. Other diseases of the nervous system 222 188 410 4.62
6. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality 216 187 403 4.55
7. Septicemia 219 173 392 4.42
8. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 199 193 392 4.42
9. Malignant neoplasms 225 141 366 4.13
10. Meningitis 178 130 308 3.47

 

Cause
5-9 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents 742 424 1,166 11.18
2. Pneumonia 272 279 551 5.28
3. Dengue fever and dengue hemmorhagic fever 162 185 347 3.33
4. Malignant neoplasms 194 134 328 3.14
5. Congenital anomalies 142 160 302 2.90
6. Other diseases of the nervous system 146 123 269 2.58
7. Diarrheas and Gastroenteritis of presumed infectious origin 114 95 209 2.00
8. Septicemia 90 94 184 1.76
9. Meningitis 101 77 178 1.71
10. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality 91 80 171 1.64

 

Cause
10-14 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents 771 420 1,191 11.64
2. Diseases of the heart 192 191 383 3.74
3. Pneumonia 198 180 378 3.69
4. Malignant neoplasms 211 152 363 3.55
5. Congenital anomalies 136 118 254 2.48
6. Other diseases of the nervous system 147 100 247 2.41
7. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality 110 60 170 1.66
8. Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever 85 79 164 1.60
9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis  88 73 161 1.57
10. Septicemia 90 69 159

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Ten (10) Leading Causes of Child Mortality
By Age-Group (1-4, 5-9, 10-14) & Sex
No. & Rate/100,000 population
Philippines, 2007

Cause
1-4 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Pneumonia 991 843 1,834 21.57
2. Accidents 627 400 1,027 12.08
3. Diarrheas and gastoenteritis of presumed infectious origin 503 392 895 10.52
4. Congenital anomalies 366 349 715 8.41
5. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality 247 216 463 5.44
6. Other diseases of the nervous system 233 182 415 4.88
7. Malignant neoplasms 231 165 396 4.66
8. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 172 192 364 4.28
9. Septicemia 182 180 362 4.26
10. Dengue fever and dengue-hemorrhagic fever 108 174 282 3.32

 

Cause
5-9 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents 739 409 1,148 10.81
2. Pneumonia 280 205 485 4.57
3. Dengue fever and dengue hemmorhagic fever 206 244 450 4.24
4. Malignant neoplasms 192 129 321 3.02
5. Other diseases of the nervous system 167 129 296 2.79
6. Congenital anomalies 159 109 268 2.52
7. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality 133 92 225 2.12
8. Diarrheas and gastroenteritis of presumed infectious origin 102 104 206 1.94
9. Meningitis 98 87 185 1.74
10. Diseases of the heart 102 74 176 1.66

 

Cause
10-14 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents 718 318 1,036 10.16
2. Diseases of the heart 198 180 378 3.71
3. Malignant neoplasms 181 167 348 3.41
4. Pneumonia 194 141 335 3.28
5. Other diseases of the nervous system 145 117 262 2.57
6. Congenital anomalies 152 108 260 2.55
7. Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic feve 103 85 188 1.84
8. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality 110 74 184 1.80
9. TB all forms 99 67 166 1.63
10. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 80 75 155 1.52

 

 

Ten (10) Leading Causes of Child Mortality
By Age-Group (1-4, 5-9, 10-14) & Sex
No. & Rate/100,000 population
Philippines, 2006

Cause
1-4 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Pneumonia 1,046 930 1,976 23.18
2. Accidents 752 514 1,266 14,85
3. Diarrheas and gastoenteritis of presumed infectious origin 592 446 1,038 12.18
4. Congenital anomalies 379 364 743 8.72
5. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality 324 260 584 6.85
6. Other diseases of the nervous system 236 179 415 4.87
7. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 185 226 411 4.82
8. Malignant neoplasms 223 175 398 4.67
9. Septicemia 200 164 364 4.27
10. Meningitis 166 143 309 3.63

 

Cause
5-9 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents 967 574 1,541 15.37
2. Pneumonia 287 244 531 5.30
3. Malignant Neoplasms 218 141 359 3.58
4. Dengue fever and dengue hemmorhagic fever 153 196 349 3.48
5. Congenital anomalies 159 148 307 3.06
6. Other diseases of the nervous system 156 143 299 2.98
7. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality 163 107 270 2.69
8. Diarrheas and gastroenteritis of presumed infectious origin 141 97 238 2.37
9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 87 81 168 1.68
10. Meningitis 92 67 159 1.59

 

Cause
10-14 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents 884 511 1,395 14.18
2. Malignant neoplasm 203 172 375 3.81
3. Pneumonia 202 162 364 3.70
4. Diseases of the heart 149 160 309 3.14
5. Other diseases of the nervous system 140 112 252 2.56
6. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality 148 104 2.52 2.56
7. Congenital anomalies 120 96 216 2.19
8. TB all forms 120 74 194 1.97
9. Diseases of the muscoskeletal system and connective tissue 88 63 151 1.53
10. Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever 70 61 131 1.33

 

 

Ten (10) Leading Causes of Child Mortality
By Age-Group (1-4, 5-9, 10-14) & Sex
No. & Rate/100,000 population
Philippines, 2005

Cause
1-4 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Pneumonia        1,019          928       1,947            23.3
2. Accidents           639          370       1,009          12.08
3. Diarrheas and gastoenteritis of presumed infectious origin           541          464       1,005          12.03
4. Congenital anomalies           426          387          813            9.73
5. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality           256          214          470            5.62
6. Other diseases of the nervous system           215          165          380            4.55
7. Meningitis           176          153          329            3.94
8. Chronic lower respiratory diseases           144          174          318            3.81
9. Other protein-calorie malnutrition           168          125          293            3.51
10. Septicemia           175          114          289            3.46

 

Cause
5-9 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents           754           416       1,170         11.9
2. Pneumonia           315           249          564         5.74
3. Malignant Neoplasm           202           159          361         3.67
4. Dengue fever and dengue hemmorhagic fever           127           193          320         3.26
5. Congenital anomalies           168           150          318         3.23
6. Other diseases of the nervous system           156           106          262         2.67
7. Gastroentiritis of presumed infectious origin           134           114          248         2.52
8. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality           139             97          230         2.34
9. Meningitis           117             87          204         2.08
10. Septicemia             73             66          139         1.41

 

Cause
10-14 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents            760           370       1,130      11.71
2. Malignant neoplasm            208           168          376          3.9
3. Diseases of the heart            188           156          344        3.57
4. Pneumonia            148           137          285        2.95
5. Congenital Anomalies            136           112          248        2.57
6. Tuberculosis, All Forms            128           107          235        2.44
7. Other diseases of the nervous system            120             97          217        2.25
8. Meningitis              82             67          149        1.54
9. Nephritis, nephritic syndrome and nephrosis              78             68          146        1.51
10. Septicemia              83             53          136        1.41

 

 

Ten (10) Leading Causes of Child Mortality
By Age-Group (1-4, 5-9, 10-14) & Sex
No. & Rate/100,000 population
Philippines, 2004

Cause
1-4 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Pneumonia           922          816       1,738          20.16
2. Accidents           776          462       1,238          14.36
3. Diarrheas and gastoenteritis of presumed infectious origin           479          325          804            9.33
4. Congenital anomalies           356          364          720            8.35
5. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality           258          187          445            5.16
6. Malignant Neoplasms           232          183          415            4.81
7. Meningitis           197          138          335            3.89
8. Other diseases of the nervous system           172          130          302            3.50
9. Chronic lower respiratory diseases           143          149          292            3.39
10. Septicemia           139          113          252            2.92

 

Cause
5-9 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents           884           527       1,411       13.42
2. Pneumonia           278           241          519         4.94
3. Malignant neoplasms           226           171          397         3.78
4. Congenital anomalies           143           134          277         2.63
5. Dengue fever and dengue hemmorhagic fever             97           159          256         2.43
6. Other diseases of the nervous system           137             95          232         2.21
7. Ill-defined and unkown cases of mortality           131           100          231         2.20
8. Meningitis           111             82          193         1.84
9. Diarrhea and gastroenteritis of presumed infectious origin             92             76          168         1.60
10. Tuberculosis, all forms             77             60          137         1.30

 

Cause
10-14 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents            817           395       1,212      12.46
2. Malignant neoplasms            197           146          343        3.53
3. Diseases of the heart            177           150          327        3.36
4. Pneumonia            180           140          320        3.29
5. Congenital Anomalies            142           120          262        2.69
6. Ill-defined and unknown cases of mortality            142           115          257        2.64
7. Other diseases of the nervous system            137             81          218        2.24
8. Tuberculosis, all forms              98             63          161        1.65
9. Meningitis              81             70          151        1.55
10. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis              87             62          149        1.53

 

 

Ten (10) Leading Causes of Child Mortality
By Age-Group (1-4, 5-9, 10-14) & Sex
No. & Rate/100,000 population
Philippines, 2003

Cause
1-4 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Pneumonia        1,180       1,077       2,257          29.47
2. Accidents           744          438       1,182          15.43
3. Measles           449          433          882          11.52
4. Diarrheas and gastroentiritis of presumed infectious origin           459          373          832          10.86
5. Congenital anomalies           384          388          772          10.08
6. Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified           300          208          508            6.63
7. Malignant neoplasms           238          152          390            5.09
8. Chronic lower respiratory diseases           182          201          383            5.00
9. Meningitis           214          155          369            4.82
10. Other diseases of the nervous system           187          133          320            4.18

 

Cause
5-9 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents           896           506       1,402       14.89
2. Pneumonia           312           219          531         5.64
3. Malignant neoplasms           182           131          313         3.32
4. Congenital anomalies           170           139          309         3.28
5. Dengue fever and dengue hemmorhagic fever           149           133          282         2.99
6. Other diseases of the nervous system           110           161          271         2.88
7. Ill-defined and unkown cases of mortality           153             92          245         2.60
8. Meningitis           140             94          234         2.48
9. Diarrhea and gastroenteritis of presumed infectious origin             80             72          152         1.61
10. Tuberculosis, all forms             80             62          142         1.51

 

Cause
10-14 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents            782           398       1,180      13.04
2. Malignant neoplasms            205           173          378        4.18
3. Diseases of the heart            183           167          350        3.87
4. Pneumonia            171           140          311        3.44
5. Congenital Anomalies            115           118          233        2.58
6. Symptoms, signs abd abnormal clinical and laboratory            127             95          222        2.45
7. Other diseases of the nervous system            128             94          222        2.45
8. Tuberculosis, all forms              94             82          176        1.95
9. Meningitis              89             65          154        1.70
10. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis              59             69          128        1.41

 

 

Ten (10) Leading Causes of Child Mortality
By Age-Group (1-4, 5-9, 10-14) & Sex
No. & Rate/100,000 population
Philippines, 2002

Cause
1-4 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Pneumonia        1,366       1,230       2,596          33.94
2. Diarrheas and gastroenteritis of presumed infectious origin           619          442       1,061          13.87
3. Measles           481          400          881          11.52
4. Congenital anomalies           346          350          696            9.10
5. Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical findings, not elsewhere classified           325          214          539            7.05
6. Accidental drowning and sumbersion           339          183          522            6.82
7. Meningitis           229          147          376            4.92
8. Other diseases of nervous system           212          162          374            4.89
9. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and allied conditions           154          168          322            4.21
10. Other protein-calorie malnutrition           156          144          300            3.92

 

Cause
5-9 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Pneumonia           332           282          614         6.54
2. Transport accidents           282           166          448         4.77
3. Accidental drowning and submersion           248           143          391         4.17
4. Congenital anomalies           151           167          318         3.39
5. Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical findings, not elsewhere classified           134             97          231         2.46
6. Meningitis           130           100          230         2.45
7. Leukemia           128             79          207         2.21
8. Other diseases of nervous system           120             85          205         2.18
9. Event of undetermined intent           117             58          175         1.86
10. Other accidents and late effects of transport and other accidents           125             46          171         1.82

 

Cause
10-14 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Pneumonia            170           186          356        3.99
2. Accidental drowning and submersion            212           128          340        3.81
3. Transport accidents            204             97          301        3.37
4. Chronic rheumatic heart disease            108           131          239        2.68
5. Leukemia            117             87          204        2.29
6. Congenital anomalies              98

          101

         199        2.23
7. Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical findings, not elsewhere classified            123             75          198        2.22
8. Other diseases of nervous system            104             85          189        2.12
9. Other accidents and late effects of transport and other accidents            148             37          185        2.07
10. Event of undetermined intent            105             60          165        1.85

 

 

Ten (10) Leading Causes of Child Mortality
By Age-Group (1-4, 5-9, 10-14) & Sex
No. & Rate/100,000 population
Philippines, 2001

Cause
1-4 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Pneumonia        1,575       1,380       2,955            38.7
2. Accident           760          514       1,274            16.7
3. Diarrhea           698          564       1,262            16.5
4. Measles           550          462       1,012            13.2
5. Congenital anomalies           328          338          666              8.7
6. Endocrine, Nutritional & Metabolic Diseases           306          277          583              7.6
7. Symptoms, signs & abnormal clinical & laboratory findings           280          239          519              6.8
8. Meningitis           246          171          417              5.5
9. Malignant Neoplasm           219          167          386              5.1
10. Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases           171          175          346              4.5

 

Cause
5-9 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents           985           504       1,489         15.9
2. Pneumonia           376           329          705           7.5
3. Malignant Neoplasm           224           156          380           4.1
4. Diarrhea           180           139          319           3.4
5. Congenital anomalies           137           117          254           2.7
6. Other diseases of the nervous system           135             88          223           2.4
7. Meningitis           117             97          214           2.3
8. Dengue Hemmorhagic Fever             90           124          214           2.3
9. Symptoms, signs & abnormal clinical & laboratory findings           120             77          197           2.1
10. Endocrine, nutritional & metabolic diseases           107             89          196           2.1

 

Cause
10-14 Years
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Rate*
1. Accidents            912           432       1,344        15.3
2. Diseases of the heart            219           186          405          4.6
3. Pneumonia            226           172          398          4.5
4. Malignant neoplasm            212           184          396          4.5
5. Congenital Anomalies            122             85          207          2.4
6. Other Diseases of the nervous system            111             89          200          2.3
7. Symptoms, signs & abnormal clinical & laboratory findings, NEC            119             76          195          2.2
8. TB, all forms              98             88          186          2.1
9. Diarrhea              94             88          182          2.1
10. Meningitis              99             72          171          1.9

* rate per 100,000 population of corresponding age-group
Source: Philippine Health Statistics 2001 - 2010, DOH

Last Update: May 5, 2014