Despite these differences, with rare exception, the top 10 causes of death for any given country will represent between 70-80% of their total deaths. This is an intellectual exercise only, not a comparison of which country is healthier or to challenge existing life expectancy rankings.
In June, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare reported the rough number of demographic data in 2013. According to it, top 10 causes of death in 2013 are the below. 2014 version is "http://nbakki.hatenablog.com/entry/Causes_of_Death_Japan_2014" Causes of Rank 1-9 are same as the those of 2012.
Life Expectancy statistics are calculated the same way everywhere in the world, but what we die from can be very different depending upon where we live. Despite these differences, with rare exception, the top 10 causes of death for any given country will represent between 70-80% of their total deaths.
Self-harm (SH), which includes intentional self-poisoning/overdose and self-injury, is a major problem in children and adolescents in many countries and is strongly linked to risk of future suicide. It is therefore important that effective treatments for SH patients are developed.