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

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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 Asia Region – WHO SEARO



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