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Table 5 Principal causes of death. Ecuador, 2004 (per 10,000 inhabitants).

From: Globalization and local response to epidemiological overlap in 21st century Ecuador

Cause Total Males Females
1. Other heart disease 3.1 3.1 3.1
2. Pneumonia 2.3 2.5 2.1
3. Cerebrovascular diseases 2.3 2.4 2.2
4. Diabetes Mellitus 2.1 1.8 2.3
5. Hypertensive diseases 1.9 2.0 1.8
6. Aggression 1.8 3.2 0.3
7. Isquemic Heart Disease 1.8 2.1 1.4
8. Perinatal infections 1.5 1.7 1.2
9. Traffic accidents 1.4 2.2 0.7
10. Liver diseases 1.3 1.7 0.8
11. Malignant tumors, stomach 1.1 1.3 1.0
12. Chronic lower respiratory infections 0.7 0.8 0.6
13. Self-inflicted injuries 0.6 0.9 0.4
14. Septicemia 0.5 0.5 0.5
15. Respiratory tuberculosis 0.5 0.7 0.3
  1. SOURCE: [44].