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HEALTH PROFILE : Cameroon

Cameroon
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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, 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
    50.2
    52.6
    51.4
    158
    162
    158
    2010
    54.1
    56.4
    55.3
    169
    169
    169
    2015
    55.9
    58.6
    57.3
    174
    174
    175
     
     
    Cameroon CAMEROON LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    55.9
    58.6
    174
    174
    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
    147
    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
    126
    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
    203.03
    8
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    144.06
    16
    3. Stroke
    136.18
    28
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    124.42
    82
    5. Diarrhoeal diseases
    58.89
    28
    6. Tuberculosis
    55.10
    30
    7. Liver Disease
    48.82
    13
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    45.33
    49
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    35.06
    28
    10. Malaria
    29.11
    30
    11. Kidney Disease
    24.91
    41
    12. Lung Disease
    24.85
    75
    13. Prostate Cancer
    24.27
    44
    14. Maternal Conditions
    23.66
    17
    15. Meningitis
    22.27
    19
    16. Other Injuries
    19.99
    18
    17. Breast Cancer
    19.45
    62
    18. Cervical Cancer
    19.27
    35
    19. Birth Trauma
    18.22
    19
    20. Low Birth Weight
    17.53
    32
    21. Suicide
    17.33
    20
    22. Congenital Anomalies
    16.56
    7
    23. Falls
    16.25
    14
    24. Malnutrition
    16.25
    22
    25. Hypertension
    14.91
    82
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Alzheimers/Dementia
    14.82
    121
    27. Asthma
    14.27
    33
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    13.73
    23
    29. Violence
    12.13
    34
    30. Drownings
    7.87
    36
    31. Lymphomas
    7.27
    28
    32. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    6.95
    35
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    6.72
    71
    34. Fires
    6.66
    26
    35. Oral Cancer
    6.31
    27
    36. Syphilis
    5.85
    11
    37. Schistosomiasis
    5.43
    10
    38. Epilepsy
    5.31
    27
    39. Drug Use
    5.05
    12
    40. Liver Cancer
    5.03
    100
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    4.66
    41
    42. Ovary Cancer
    4.14
    93
    43. Other Neoplasms
    3.52
    62
    44. Measles
    3.48
    19
    45. Skin Disease
    3.48
    51
    46. Poisonings
    2.81
    26
    47. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.77
    176
    48. Hepatitis B
    2.72
    11
    49. Alcohol
    2.64
    47
    50. Stomach Cancer
    2.51
    165
     
     
    Cameroon CAMEROON TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    33,277
    15.06
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    25,344
    11.47
    3. Stroke
    14,056
    6.36
    4. Diarrhoeal diseases
    13,953
    6.31
    5. Coronary Heart Disease
    12,159
    5.50
    6. Malaria
    9,161
    4.14
    7. Birth Trauma
    7,686
    3.48
    8. Low Birth Weight
    7,394
    3.35
    9. Tuberculosis
    6,821
    3.09
    10. Road Traffic Accidents
    6,560
    2.97
    11. Liver Disease
    6,425
    2.91
    12. Congenital Anomalies
    6,010
    2.72
    13. Meningitis
    5,309
    2.40
    14. Maternal Conditions
    4,878
    2.21
    15. Malnutrition
    4,787
    2.17
    16. Other Injuries
    4,642
    2.10
    17. Diabetes Mellitus
    4,630
    2.09
    18. Kidney Disease
    3,561
    1.61
    19. Endocrine Disorders
    3,426
    1.55
    20. Suicide
    2,787
    1.26
    21. Violence
    2,688
    1.22
    22. Lung Disease
    2,524
    1.14
    23. Syphilis
    2,298
    1.04
    24. Falls
    2,273
    1.03
    25. Drownings
    2,113
    0.96
      Deaths %
    26. Asthma
    1,778
    0.80
    27. Hypertension
    1,536
    0.69
    28. Breast Cancer
    1,382
    0.63
    29. Fires
    1,367
    0.62
    30. Lymphomas
    1,347
    0.61
    31. Measles
    1,330
    0.60
    32. Alzheimers/Dementia
    1,282
    0.58
    33. Cervical Cancer
    1,193
    0.54
    34. Epilepsy
    1,061
    0.48
    35. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,002
    0.45
    36. Prostate Cancer
    987
    0.45
    37. Pertussis
    922
    0.42
    38. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    918
    0.42
    39. Drug Use
    908
    0.41
    40. Oral Cancer
    788
    0.36
    41. Liver Cancer
    763
    0.35
    42. Schistosomiasis
    716
    0.32
    43. Poisonings
    713
    0.32
    44. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    619
    0.28
    45. Skin Disease
    473
    0.21
    46. Other Neoplasms
    446
    0.20
    47. Hepatitis B
    437
    0.20
    48. Encephalitis
    404
    0.18
    49. Alcohol
    394
    0.18
    50. Appendicitis
    366
    0.17
     
     
    Cameroon CAMEROON CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    24.27
    44
    2. Breast Cancer
    19.45
    62
    3. Cervical Cancer
    19.27
    35
    4. Lymphomas
    7.27
    28
    5. Oral Cancer
    6.31
    27
    6. Liver Cancer
    5.03
    100
    7. Ovary Cancer
    4.14
    93
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.77
    176
      Rate World Rank
    9. Stomach Cancer
    2.51
    165
    10. Leukemia
    1.81
    150
    11. Lung Cancers
    1.49
    170
    12. Skin Cancers
    1.25
    102
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.24
    135
    14. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.13
    150
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    0.98
    160
    16. Bladder Cancer
    0.63
    172
     
     
    Cameroon CAMEROON HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    8.9
    58
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    43.8
    0.9
    32
    119
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    6.1
    16.4
    133
    134
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.98
    95

     
    Cameroon CAMEROON DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    24,994,885
    53
    Sex Ratio M / F
    1.01
    57
    Population 0-14
    42.4%
    18
    Population 15-64
    54.4%
    178
    Population 65 +
    3.2%
    164
    Birth Rate / 1000
    35.40
    19
    Death Rate / 1000
    9.60
    48
    Fertility Rate
    4.64
    21
    Infant Mortality
    51.00
    27
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    145
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.02
    161
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.01
    83
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.87
    40
    Net Migration
    -0.10
    87
    Population Growth
    2.60%
    14
    Literacy Total
    75.0%
    150
    Literacy Male
    81.2%
    119
    Literacy Female
    68.9%
    116
    Unemployment
    4.3%
    137
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    57.3
    175
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    50.3
    173
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $3,400
    154
     
     
     

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    Data Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
    Age Adjusted Death Rate Estimates: 2017
    Calculations Provided by World Life Expectancy
    Data Accuracy Not Guaranteed
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Cook Islands, Dominica, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, San Marino, Tuvalu.