The pie chart above shows the share of deaths due to a neurological condition accounted for by each of five diseases in 2014.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent of these five neurological conditions, and was responsible for 30.9 percent of the deaths indicated here. Next most common was Multiple sclerosis, which accounted for 24.6 percent of deaths from a neurological condition in 2014. Parkinson’s disease claimed 21.3 percent of lives lost to neurological conditions. Noticeably less common were Epilepsy and Migraine, which accounted for 14.6 percent of the deaths and 8.5 percent of the deaths respectively.
The only condition that held a share greater than 25 percent of the total deaths was Alzheimer’s disease, although it was responsible for far less than a majority of the deaths tracked here. Multiple sclerosis was just under one quarter. Epilepsy and Migraine combined accounted for less deaths than either Alzheimer’s or Multiple sclerosis.