Table 1

Global causes of childhood deaths

Cause

%


Pneumonia

18

Malaria

8

Sepsis

6

AIDS

2

Pertussis

2

Meningitis

2

Measles

1

Tetanus

1

Other infections

9

Preterm birth complications

12

Birth asphyxia

9

Congenital abnormalities

3

Diarrhea

15

Injury

3

Others

9


Infections contribute to 49% of childhood deaths globally. Causes that led to less than 1% of deaths are not presented. Adapted from [61].

Khor and Hibberd Genome Biology 2011 12:229   doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-10-229