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Causes Of Death And Illness

A. Ten Leading Causes of Illness in the Philippines

1. Acute Lower RTI and Pneumonia
2. Bronchitis/ Bronchiolitis
3. Acute Watery Diarrhea. Influenza
5. Hypertension
6. TB Respiratory
7. Pneumonia
8. Diseases of the Heart
9. Malaria
10.Dengue Fever

B. Ten Leading Causes of Death in the Philippines

1. Heart Diseases
2. Vascular System Diseases
3. Malignant Neoplasm
4. Accidents
5. Pneumonia
6. Tuberculosis, all forms
7. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality
8. Chronic lower respiratory diseases
9. Diabetes Mellitus
10.Certain conditions originating in the prenatal period

Ten Leading Causes of Infant Mortality Rate in the Philippines

1. Bacterial sepsis of newborn
2. Respiratory distress of newborn
3. Pneumonia
4. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified
5. Congenital Pneumonia
6. Congenital malformation of the heart
7. Neonatal aspiration syndrome
8. Other congenital malformation
9. Intrauterine hypoxia and birth asphyxia
10. Diarrhea and gastro-enteritis of presumed infectious origin

C.  Leading causes of infant illness and mortality 2007

(By a well informed lay person, not a specialized professional, but probably right.)

1. sleeping in a crib with the stuffed animals, they can suffocate
2. sleeping on back instead of side, they vomit its got no where to go but the lungs
3. sleeping in bed with parent, the parent can roll on the baby and suffocate or squish it.
4. simply sides, hereditary
5. overheating the infant
6. preterm babies
7. smoking around the baby, to much smoke inhalation
8. loose bedding can cause strangulation
9. soft sleeping surfaces like water bed can also cause suffocation
10. babies with low birth weight

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