Table 2

Cause-specific proportionate mortality by sex in Alicho-Weriro district, southern Ethiopia from January 2020 to December 2021

Cause of DeathMale (no.(%))Female (no.(%))Total (no.(%))
Communicable diseases60 (14.3)67 (15.8)127 (30.1)
 Intestinal infectious diseases9 (2.1)9 (2.1)18 (4.3)
 Tuberculosis24 (5.7)17 (4.0)41 (9.7)
 HIV/AIDS4 (1.0)3 (0.7)7 (1.7)
 Diarrheal diseases10 (2.4)15 (3.6)25 (5.9)
 Meningitis4 (1.0)3 (0.7)7 (1.7)
 Acute lower respiratory diseases7 (1.7)19 (4.5)26 (6.2)
 COVID-192 (0.5)02 (0.5)
 Lung cancer01 (0.2)1 (0.2)
Non-communicable diseases121 (28.7)100 (23.8)221 (52.5)
 Stomach cancer4 (1.0)2 (0.5)6 (1.4)
 Gastric cancer2 (0.5)1 (0.2)3 (0.7)
 Breast cancer06 (1.4)6 (1.4)
 Diabetes mellitus13 (3.1)11 (2.6)24 (5.7)
 Hypertension17 (4.0)11 (2.6)28 (6.7)
 Cardiovascular diseases3 (0.7)2 (0.5)5 (1.2)
 Stroke9 (2.1)3 (0.7)12 (2.9)
 Rheumatic heart disease03 (0.7)3 (0.7)
 Asthma13 (3.1)22 (5.2)35 (8.3)
 Renal failure1 (0.2)1 (0.2)2 (0.5)
 Acute abdomen2 (0.5)02 (0.5)
 Kidney disease7 (1.7)4 (1.0)11 (2.6)
 Congestive heart failure9 (2.1)6 (1.4)15 (3.6)
 Epilepsy4 (1.0)1 (0.2)5 (1.2)
 Urinary tract infection3 (0.7)1 (0.2)4 (1.0)
 Severe anaemia4 (1.0)2 (0.5)6 (1.4)
 Arthritis3 (0.7)3 (0.7)6 (1.4)
 Nerve5 (1.2)2 (0.5)7 (1.7)
 Tetanus2 (0.5)02 (0.5)
 Liver disease12 (2.9)10 (2.4)22 (5.2)
 Childbearing-related haemorrhage05 (1.2)5 (1.2)
 Stillbirth3 (0.7)03 (0.7)
 Low birth weight2 (0.5)1 (0.2)3 (0.7)
 Bacterial sepsis3 (0.7)3 (0.7)6 (1.4)
Injuries34 (8.1)29 (6.9)63 (15.0)
 Transport accident7 (1.7)5 (1.2)12 (2.9)
 Accidental falls2 (0.5)5 (1.2)7 (1.7)
 War-related deaths6 (1.4)06 (1.4)
 Intentional suicide7 (1.7)7 (1.7)14 (3.3)
 Unintentional suicide4 (1.0)4 (1.0)8 (1.9)
 Accidental drowning5 (1.2)5 (1.2)10 (2.4)
 Electric shock3 (0.7)3 (0.7)6 (1.4)
Indeterminate cause of death6 (1.4)4 (1.0)10 (2.4)