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Gambia

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Gambia 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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    Gambia GAMBIA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    33.1
    33.3
    33.2
    168
    171
    170
    1970
    36.9
    37.7
    37.3
    169
    170
    169
    1980
    43.3
    44.9
    44.1
    163
    164
    164
    1990
    50.3
    52.4
    51.3
    156
    160
    157
    2000
    55.9
    58.4
    57.2
    142
    146
    143
    2010
    58.3
    60.5
    59.3
    152
    153
    153
    2015
    59.7
    62.8
    61.2
    157
    158
    159
     
     
    Gambia GAMBIA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    59.7
    62.8
    157
    158
    Age 5
    64.5
    67.2
    159
    161
    Age 10
    65.7
    68.4
    156
    158
    Age 15
    66.3
    69.0
    155
    156
    Age 20
    67.0
    69.7
    152
    155
    Age 25
    68.0
    70.4
    145
    154
    Age 30
    69.1
    71.3
    143
    154
    Age 35
    70.1
    72.2
    142
    153
    Age 40
    71.2
    73.1
    135
    155
    Age 45
    72.3
    74.1
    129
    154
    Age 50
    73.5
    75.1
    126
    151
    Age 55
    74.8
    76.1
    126
    150
    Age 60
    76.2
    77.3
    125
    151
    Age 65
    77.9
    78.8
    128
    153
    Age 70
    79.9
    80.6
    137
    157
    Age 75
    82.3
    82.8
    145
    163
    Age 80
    85.1
    85.4
    163
    165
    Age 85
    88.6
    88.9
    166
    168
    Age 90
    92.6
    92.8
    167
    167
    Age 95
    97.1
    97.3
    143
    161
    Age 100
    101.8
    101.9
    108
    120
     
     
    Gambia GAMBIA TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    149.55
    25
    2. Stroke
    126.79
    46
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    86.46
    93
    4. Tuberculosis
    83.64
    9
    5. Malaria
    63.96
    5
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    44.84
    36
    7. Diarrhoeal diseases
    36.84
    43
    8. HIV/AIDS
    33.23
    45
    9. Meningitis
    30.43
    17
    10. Liver Disease
    25.22
    45
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    24.55
    39
    12. Liver Cancer
    24.45
    5
    13. Maternal Conditions
    24.03
    19
    14. Malnutrition
    23.34
    37
    15. Birth Trauma
    19.02
    23
    16. Other Injuries
    18.60
    47
    17. Kidney Disease
    18.57
    48
    18. Lung Disease
    18.07
    95
    19. Low Birth Weight
    17.94
    38
    20. Hypertension
    15.77
    99
    21. Falls
    15.54
    16
    22. Cervical Cancer
    15.49
    45
    23. Epilepsy
    14.26
    6
    24. Endocrine Disorders
    13.18
    35
    25. Congenital Anomalies
    12.24
    10
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Violence
    11.25
    46
    27. Anemia
    11.17
    19
    28. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    10.33
    23
    29. Inflammatory/Heart
    10.09
    55
    30. Asthma
    9.53
    46
    31. Fires
    8.54
    38
    32. Drownings
    6.89
    40
    33. Prostate Cancer
    6.24
    147
    34. Appendicitis
    6.00
    16
    35. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    5.83
    69
    36. Suicide
    4.76
    126
    37. Breast Cancer
    4.51
    171
    38. Hepatitis B
    4.13
    20
    39. Measles
    4.09
    15
    40. Skin Disease
    3.93
    49
    41. Alzheimers/Dementia
    3.23
    84
    42. Other Neoplasms
    3.21
    66
    43. Parkinson's Disease
    2.78
    51
    44. Schistosomiasis
    2.52
    40
    45. Lung Cancers
    2.34
    141
    46. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    2.17
    28
    47. Pertussis
    1.95
    51
    48. Skin Cancers
    1.77
    75
    49. Syphilis
    1.76
    38
    50. Poisonings
    1.60
    74
     
     
    Gambia GAMBIA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    1,699
    12.55
    2. Malaria
    1,457
    10.77
    3. Tuberculosis
    846
    6.25
    4. Stroke
    806
    5.96
    5. Birth Trauma
    704
    5.20
    6. Diarrhoeal diseases
    672
    4.96
    7. Low Birth Weight
    664
    4.90
    8. Coronary Heart Disease
    568
    4.19
    9. Meningitis
    479
    3.54
    10. HIV/AIDS
    434
    3.21
    11. Congenital Anomalies
    407
    3.00
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    349
    2.58
    13. Maternal Conditions
    343
    2.54
    14. Diabetes Mellitus
    317
    2.34
    15. Other Injuries
    289
    2.14
    16. Malnutrition
    245
    1.81
    17. Liver Disease
    235
    1.73
    18. Epilepsy
    230
    1.70
    19. Liver Cancer
    222
    1.64
    20. Endocrine Disorders
    206
    1.52
    21. Falls
    194
    1.44
    22. Violence
    180
    1.33
    23. Kidney Disease
    177
    1.31
    24. Fires
    170
    1.25
    25. Drownings
    127
    0.94
      Deaths %
    26. Anemia
    120
    0.89
    27. Lung Disease
    119
    0.88
    28. Measles
    115
    0.85
    29. Hypertension
    101
    0.75
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    90
    0.67
    31. Asthma
    89
    0.66
    32. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    81
    0.60
    33. Pertussis
    72
    0.53
    34. Syphilis
    61
    0.45
    35. Appendicitis
    61
    0.45
    36. Suicide
    58
    0.43
    37. Cervical Cancer
    54
    0.40
    38. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    53
    0.39
    39. Hepatitis B
    39
    0.28
    40. Skin Disease
    36
    0.27
    41. Poisonings
    32
    0.23
    42. Other Neoplasms
    27
    0.20
    43. Tetanus
    23
    0.17
    44. Encephalitis
    22
    0.16
    45. Alzheimers/Dementia
    21
    0.16
    46. Schistosomiasis
    21
    0.15
    47. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    18
    0.13
    48. Dengue
    18
    0.13
    49. Breast Cancer
    17
    0.12
    50. Lung Cancers
    16
    0.12
     
     
    Gambia GAMBIA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Liver Cancer
    24.45
    5
    2. Cervical Cancer
    15.49
    45
    3. Prostate Cancer
    6.24
    147
    4. Breast Cancer
    4.51
    171
    5. Lung Cancers
    2.34
    141
    6. Skin Cancers
    1.77
    75
    7. Stomach Cancer
    1.48
    168
    8. Lymphomas
    1.34
    167
      Rate World Rank
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1.25
    171
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    1.11
    144
    11. Ovary Cancer
    1.11
    168
    12. Oral Cancer
    0.77
    170
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.72
    155
    14. Leukemia
    0.59
    169
    15. Bladder Cancer
    0.56
    167
    16. Uterin Cancer
    0.42
    167
     
     
    Gambia GAMBIA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    3.2
    134
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    N/D
    N/D
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    5.8
    15.8
    139
    138
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    N/D
    N/D

     
    Gambia GAMBIA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    2,009,648
    143
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.98
    101
    Population 0-14
    37.9 %
    42
    Population 15-64
    58.7 %
    149
    Population 65 +
    3.4 %
    154
    Birth Rate / 1000
    30.10
    39
    Death Rate / 1000
    7.10
    109
    Fertility Rate
    3.63
    40
    Infant Mortality
    62.00
    18
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    139
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    162
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.96
    151
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.88
    35
    Net Migration
    -2.00
    144
    Population Growth
    2.11 %
    38
    Literacy Total
    51.1 %
    178
    Literacy Male
    63.9 %
    138
    Literacy Female
    47.6 %
    135
    Unemployment
    N/D
    N/D
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    61.2
    159
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    52.9
    162
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $1,700
    179
     
     
     

    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.