Top 5 causes of death in adolescents aged 10-19 years


3000 adolescents die every day - 1.2 million every year – from largely preventable causes. More than two-thirds of these occurred in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and South-East Asia.





The top 5 causes of death in adolescents aged 10-19 years are:

1- Road traffic injuries

2- Pneumonia

3- Suicide

4- Diarrhoeal diseases

5- Drowning





World Health Organization South-East

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