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HEALTH PROFILE : Cameroon

Cameroon
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Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Arab Emirates Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia/Herzeg. Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central Africa Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Costa Rica Cote d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominican Rep. DR Congo Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equ. Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Guinea New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Isl. Somalia South Africa South Korea South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Trinidad/Tob. Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
Cameroon

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Cameroon including Life Expectancy by age and history, age adjusted death rates and world rankings for the top 50 causes and total deaths by cause. Health Data used is WHO 2014 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    Cameroon CAMEROON LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    40.5
    43.1
    41.7
    141
    134
    137
    1970
    44.9
    47.5
    46.2
    137
    140
    137
    1980
    50.1
    53.1
    51.5
    138
    139
    139
    1990
    53.1
    56.3
    54.6
    150
    146
    147
    2000
    50.0
    51.6
    50.8
    158
    162
    160
    2010
    54.1
    56.4
    55.3
    169
    169
    169
    2015
    55.9
    58.6
    57.3
    173
    173
    174
     
     
    Cameroon CAMEROON LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    55.9
    58.6
    173
    173
    Age 5
    61.6
    63.8
    171
    174
    Age 10
    62.7
    64.8
    170
    175
    Age 15
    63.4
    65.4
    170
    175
    Age 20
    64.1
    66.1
    170
    174
    Age 25
    65.2
    66.9
    172
    175
    Age 30
    66.2
    67.9
    172
    175
    Age 35
    67.4
    69.1
    171
    175
    Age 40
    69.0
    70.7
    170
    175
    Age 45
    70.6
    72.4
    166
    175
    Age 50
    72.4
    74.0
    159
    171
    Age 55
    74.1
    75.5
    148
    165
    Age 60
    75.9
    77.1
    141
    160
    Age 65
    77.8
    78.7
    138
    155
    Age 70
    80.0
    80.7
    136
    152
    Age 75
    82.5
    83.1
    134
    148
    Age 80
    85.5
    86.0
    132
    139
    Age 85
    89.0
    89.4
    137
    135
    Age 90
    92.9
    93.3
    133
    133
    Age 95
    97.2
    97.4
    132
    127
    Age 100
    101.7
    101.9
    143
    124
     
     
    Cameroon CAMEROON TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. HIV/AIDS
    207.30
    12
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    181.62
    13
    3. Stroke
    115.50
    62
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    93.85
    82
    5. Diarrhoeal diseases
    61.33
    19
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    48.83
    30
    7. Tuberculosis
    46.05
    25
    8. Liver Disease
    41.51
    10
    9. Malaria
    40.83
    30
    10. Meningitis
    37.55
    12
    11. Malnutrition
    28.81
    34
    12. Maternal Conditions
    28.00
    13
    13. Other Injuries
    24.62
    25
    14. Prostate Cancer
    23.66
    43
    15. Falls
    21.84
    6
    16. Road Traffic Accidents
    21.27
    60
    17. Birth Trauma
    20.32
    20
    18. Kidney Disease
    20.26
    35
    19. Low Birth Weight
    19.48
    33
    20. Lung Disease
    18.60
    89
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    18.03
    18
    22. Hypertension
    17.84
    78
    23. Cervical Cancer
    17.82
    36
    24. Breast Cancer
    17.71
    74
    25. Epilepsy
    15.13
    3
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    13.72
    14
    27. Anemia
    12.05
    14
    28. Fires
    11.80
    24
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    11.13
    28
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    9.84
    57
    31. Asthma
    8.67
    56
    32. Violence
    8.05
    68
    33. Suicide
    6.78
    101
    34. Drownings
    6.20
    48
    35. Appendicitis
    6.16
    15
    36. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    5.90
    67
    37. Oral Cancer
    5.72
    30
    38. Liver Cancer
    4.93
    98
    39. Hepatitis B
    4.84
    10
    40. Skin Disease
    4.79
    39
    41. Alzheimers/Dementia
    4.26
    57
    42. Parkinson's Disease
    3.68
    21
    43. Ovary Cancer
    3.68
    104
    44. Lymphomas
    3.65
    116
    45. Other Neoplasms
    3.39
    58
    46. Schistosomiasis
    3.34
    26
    47. Syphilis
    2.61
    26
    48. Poisonings
    2.51
    57
    49. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.45
    166
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    2.24
    26
     
     
    Cameroon CAMEROON TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    32,061
    14.80
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    29,156
    13.46
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    14,403
    6.65
    4. Malaria
    12,064
    5.57
    5. Stroke
    10,889
    5.03
    6. Coronary Heart Disease
    9,116
    4.21
    7. Birth Trauma
    8,181
    3.78
    8. Meningitis
    7,887
    3.64
    9. Low Birth Weight
    7,842
    3.62
    10. Tuberculosis
    6,267
    2.89
    11. Liver Disease
    5,261
    2.43
    12. Malnutrition
    5,116
    2.36
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    5,002
    2.31
    14. Maternal Conditions
    4,950
    2.29
    15. Other Injuries
    4,904
    2.26
    16. Congenital Anomalies
    4,171
    1.93
    17. Road Traffic Accidents
    3,988
    1.84
    18. Falls
    3,666
    1.69
    19. Endocrine Disorders
    3,554
    1.64
    20. Epilepsy
    3,176
    1.47
    21. Fires
    2,981
    1.38
    22. Kidney Disease
    2,616
    1.21
    23. Lung Disease
    1,860
    0.86
    24. Anemia
    1,769
    0.82
    25. Hypertension
    1,685
    0.78
      Deaths %
    26. Violence
    1,633
    0.75
    27. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,509
    0.70
    28. Drownings
    1,465
    0.68
    29. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,241
    0.57
    30. Breast Cancer
    1,179
    0.54
    31. Asthma
    1,106
    0.51
    32. Suicide
    1,070
    0.49
    33. Cervical Cancer
    1,051
    0.49
    34. Syphilis
    973
    0.45
    35. Prostate Cancer
    896
    0.41
    36. Pertussis
    856
    0.40
    37. Appendicitis
    855
    0.39
    38. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    734
    0.34
    39. Oral Cancer
    692
    0.32
    40. Liver Cancer
    689
    0.32
    41. Hepatitis B
    657
    0.30
    42. Skin Disease
    643
    0.30
    43. Measles
    633
    0.29
    44. Poisonings
    580
    0.27
    45. Lymphomas
    491
    0.23
    46. Alzheimers/Dementia
    423
    0.20
    47. Other Neoplasms
    411
    0.19
    48. Schistosomiasis
    387
    0.18
    49. Encephalitis
    386
    0.18
    50. Tetanus
    339
    0.16
     
     
    Cameroon CAMEROON CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    23.66
    43
    2. Cervical Cancer
    17.82
    36
    3. Breast Cancer
    17.71
    74
    4. Oral Cancer
    5.72
    30
    5. Liver Cancer
    4.93
    98
    6. Ovary Cancer
    3.68
    104
    7. Lymphomas
    3.65
    116
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.45
    166
      Rate World Rank
    9. Stomach Cancer
    2.20
    162
    10. Leukemia
    1.70
    144
    11. Skin Cancers
    1.63
    82
    12. Lung Cancers
    1.25
    161
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.15
    136
    14. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.98
    144
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    0.82
    156
    16. Bladder Cancer
    0.54
    169
     
     
    Cameroon CAMEROON HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    7.7
    65
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    43.8
    0.9
    32
    119
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    5.8
    17.1
    139
    131
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.513
    107

     
    Cameroon CAMEROON DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    24,360,803
    53
    Sex Ratio M / F
    1.01
    44
    Population 0-14
    42.6 %
    17
    Population 15-64
    54.2 %
    179
    Population 65 +
    3.2 %
    163
    Birth Rate / 1000
    35.80
    18
    Death Rate / 1000
    9.80
    44
    Fertility Rate
    4.70
    20
    Infant Mortality
    52.20
    28
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    139
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.02
    146
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.01
    85
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.87
    40
    Net Migration
    -0.10
    86
    Population Growth
    2.58 %
    17
    Literacy Total
    71.3 %
    150
    Literacy Male
    81.2 %
    115
    Literacy Female
    68.9 %
    111
    Unemployment
    30.0 %
    18
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    57.3
    174
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    50.3
    173
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $3,200
    155
     
     
     

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    World Rankings Calculations Are Age Adjusted Death Rates Per 100,000 Population.
    Data Source: Published By WHO 2014
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Cook Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome, Seychelles, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.