Leading causes of death, and disability


Leading causes of mortality and health loss provide fundamental information to monitor population health outcome trends, recognize the pattern of diseases and injuries impacting premature mortality and disability, identify emerging health challenges, track the effectiveness of interventions, and make public health decisions that improve and save lives.

This interactive tool presents the patterns of leading causes impacting death, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), years of life lost (YLLs) due to premature death, and years lived with disability (YLDs) by age, sex, and location (country, subregion, and region) in the Americas from 2000 to 2019.