As per WHO, in 2012 an estimated 56 million people died worldwide.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) were responsible for 68% of all deaths globally in 2012, and have been increasing over years. The four main NCDs are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung diseases.
Communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutrition conditions collectively were responsible for 23% of global deaths, and injuries caused 9% of all deaths.
Cardiovascular diseases are the number 1 cause of death throughout the world. Cardiovascular diseases killed 17.5 million people in 2012 that is 3 in every 10 deaths. Of these, 7.4 million people died of Ischemic heart disease and 6.7 million from stroke.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) were responsible for 68% (38 million) of all deaths globally in 2012, up from 60% (31 million) in 2000. Cardiovascular diseases alone killed 2.6 million more people in 2012 than in the year 2000.