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Double Burden in Mortality Among Adults in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2006-2009

Cause of Death Age, y
15-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75-84 ≥85
Noncommunicable diseases, % 30 22 33 52 68 72 71 54
Communicable diseases, % 45 65 60 44 34 25 31 35
Injuries, % 19 13 7 7 3 4 2 2

Figure. Causes of death in a sample of deceased adults (N = 3,455) in Addis Ababa, by age, 2006-2009. Causes of death may not total 100% because multiple causes could be recorded for 1 death. The cause of death was ill-defined for 254 adults.

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