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Table 2 Trends in the leading causes of mortality in Palawan from 2005 to 2009

From: Evaluating active roles of community health workers in accelerating universal access to health services for malaria in Palawan, the Philippines

Causes of mortality 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Top 10 Number Ratea Top 10 Number Ratea Top 10 Number Ratea Top 10 Number Ratea Top 10 Number Ratea
Pneumonia 1st 239 37.0 1st 224 33.7 1st 313 46.0 1st 285 41.0 1st 337 43.1
Hypertension 2nd 155 24.0 5th 101 15.2 7th 78 11.5     4th 108 13.8
Pulmonary tuberculosis 3rd 128 20.0 3rd 122 18.3 4th 163 24.0 4th 97 14.0 6th 99 12.7
Unspecified natural cause 4th 123 19.0 9th 60 9.0 3rd 181 26.7 10th 57 8.2    
Cancer 5th 105 16.0 4th 105 15.7 5th 137 20.1 2nd 107 15.4 2nd 123 15.8
Diarrhea 6th 95 15.0 8th 63 9.5 6th 125 18.4     8th 72 9.2
Myocardial infarction 7th 83 13.0 2nd 147 22.1     8th 59 8.5    
Accident/wound/injury 8th 67 10.0             
Stillbirth 9th 56 9.0        6th 63 9.1    
Myocarditis 10th 54 8.0     8th 76 11.2 9th 59 8.5 9th 69 8.8
Congestive heart failure     6th 87 13.1          
Renal failure     7th 80 12.0 9th 72 10.6 7th 63 9.1 7th 77 9.8
Peptic ulcer        10th 54 8.0       
Cardiovascular disease        2nd 295 43.4 3rd 103 14.9 5th 101 12.9
Cerebrovascular accident           5th 85 12.2 3rd 111 14.2
Diabetes mellitus              10th 64 8.2
  1. The table was created by the author based on the annual provincial health report of the province of Palawan [15, 16]
  2. aRate per 100,000 population