What's The Number One Reason People Die Early in Your Country?

YouTube screen capture/Global Burden of Disease Study and The Lancet
Danielle Andrew 26/08/2015, 19:53

Today 150,000 people will die.

But how do all these people die? Unsurprisingly, where you were born plays a major role in just how you shuffle off the mortal coil (or are dragged off of it).

In Africa, preventable diseases are a common killer due to poor health infrastructure across the continent.

But in Saudi Arabia car accidents are the leading cause of early death, despite only 50% of the population being allowed to drive.

Hundreds of researchers around the world collaborated to create a map detailing the number one cause of early death is in the country and Vox has put the following video together to show you around it.

 

 

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