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HEALTH PROFILE : Ghana

Ghana
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Ghana

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Ghana 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 2011 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    Ghana GHANA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    44.4
    47.3
    45.8
    118
    114
    117
    1970
    47.8
    50.7
    49.2
    124
    124
    125
    1980
    51.6
    54.5
    53.0
    132
    134
    133
    1990
    55.7
    58.1
    56.9
    138
    142
    141
    2000
    57.9
    59.1
    58.5
    136
    144
    138
    2011
    62.2
    64.9
    63.5
    144
    147
    145
     
     
    Ghana GHANA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    62.2
    64.9
    144
    147
    Age 5
    67.7
    69.8
    132
    142
    Age 10
    68.4
    70.4
    128
    142
    Age 15
    68.9
    70.9
    121
    141
    Age 20
    69.4
    71.3
    121
    141
    Age 25
    70.2
    71.9
    120
    141
    Age 30
    71.0
    72.7
    118
    140
    Age 35
    71.9
    73.6
    113
    138
    Age 40
    72.9
    74.6
    106
    137
    Age 45
    73.9
    75.5
    103
    131
    Age 50
    75.0
    76.5
    97
    127
    Age 55
    76.1
    77.5
    95
    130
    Age 60
    77.5
    78.6
    95
    130
    Age 65
    79.1
    79.9
    98
    129
    Age 70
    81.0
    81.6
    101
    130
    Age 75
    83.3
    83.8
    111
    129
    Age 80
    86.2
    86.5
    116
    127
    Age 85
    89.5
    89.7
    118
    129
    Age 90
    93.3
    93.4
    118
    126
    Age 95
    97.4
    97.4
    117
    125
    Age 100
    101.8
    101.8
    119
    124
     
     
    Ghana GHANA TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Diarrhoeal diseases
    175.69
    2
    2. Stroke
    125.45
    55
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    120.08
    83
    4. HIV/AIDS
    91.00
    26
    5. Influenza & Pneumonia
    72.88
    64
    6. Tuberculosis
    60.37
    29
    7. Lung Disease
    42.09
    41
    8. Malaria
    31.84
    32
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    28.11
    41
    10. Kidney Disease
    26.72
    38
    11. Diabetes Mellitus
    23.47
    111
    12. Other Injuries
    19.89
    45
    13. Hypertension
    18.91
    128
    14. Violence
    18.54
    44
    15. Liver Cancer
    18.50
    12
    16. Schistosomiasis
    18.04
    3
    17. Liver Disease
    17.56
    43
    18. Breast Cancer
    16.48
    94
    19. Low Birth Weight
    16.06
    52
    20. Skin Disease
    15.83
    1
    21. Asthma
    15.40
    38
    22. Cervical Cancer
    15.08
    16
    23. Birth Trauma
    15.04
    42
    24. Inflammatory/Heart
    13.01
    50
    25. Maternal Conditions
    11.97
    39
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Epilepsy
    10.86
    10
    27. Trypanosomiasis
    10.47
    11
    28. Prostate Cancer
    9.54
    45
    29. Malnutrition
    9.18
    38
    30. Suicide
    7.34
    97
    31. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    6.11
    13
    32. Hepatitis B
    6.10
    7
    33. Endocrine Disorders
    6.01
    102
    34. Congenital Anomalies
    5.75
    109
    35. Syphilis
    5.46
    5
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    5.27
    67
    37. Poisonings
    4.67
    47
    38. Stomach Cancer
    4.57
    134
    39. Falls
    4.39
    76
    40. Fires
    4.11
    61
    41. Meningitis
    4.07
    68
    42. Lymphomas
    3.76
    138
    43. Drownings
    3.63
    92
    44. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.41
    171
    45. Lung Cancers
    3.13
    157
    46. Measles
    3.03
    19
    47. Hepatitis C
    2.72
    6
    48. Alzheimers/Dementia
    2.53
    128
    49. Other Neoplasms
    2.50
    112
    50. Oral Cancer
    2.31
    120
     
     
    Ghana GHANA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Diarrhoeal diseases
    23,516
    12.53
    2. HIV/AIDS
    18,465
    9.84
    3. Stroke
    13,780
    7.34
    4. Influenza & Pneumonia
    13,390
    7.14
    5. Coronary Heart Disease
    13,086
    6.97
    6. Tuberculosis
    11,738
    6.25
    7. Malaria
    11,300
    6.02
    8. Low Birth Weight
    6,056
    3.23
    9. Birth Trauma
    5,674
    3.02
    10. Road Traffic Accidents
    5,032
    2.68
    11. Lung Disease
    4,492
    2.39
    12. Other Injuries
    3,772
    2.01
    13. Violence
    3,646
    1.94
    14. Kidney Disease
    3,269
    1.74
    15. Schistosomiasis
    2,914
    1.55
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    2,752
    1.47
    17. Maternal Conditions
    2,674
    1.42
    18. Liver Cancer
    2,529
    1.35
    19. Trypanosomiasis
    2,329
    1.24
    20. Liver Disease
    2,293
    1.22
    21. Congenital Anomalies
    2,076
    1.11
    22. Hypertension
    2,054
    1.09
    23. Cervical Cancer
    2,006
    1.07
    24. Epilepsy
    1,993
    1.06
    25. Asthma
    1,917
    1.02
      Deaths %
    26. Skin Disease
    1,828
    0.97
    27. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,715
    0.91
    28. Suicide
    1,172
    0.62
    29. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1,149
    0.61
    30. Measles
    1,141
    0.61
    31. Breast Cancer
    1,137
    0.61
    32. Malnutrition
    1,111
    0.59
    33. Syphilis
    1,105
    0.59
    34. Prostate Cancer
    962
    0.51
    35. Meningitis
    923
    0.49
    36. Endocrine Disorders
    876
    0.47
    37. Hepatitis B
    829
    0.44
    38. Fires
    828
    0.44
    39. Drownings
    802
    0.43
    40. Poisonings
    773
    0.41
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    686
    0.37
    42. Lymphomas
    657
    0.35
    43. Pertussis
    605
    0.32
    44. Stomach Cancer
    568
    0.30
    45. Falls
    558
    0.30
    46. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    455
    0.24
    47. Lung Cancers
    403
    0.21
    48. Other Neoplasms
    372
    0.20
    49. Hepatitis C
    370
    0.20
    50. Drug Use
    340
    0.18
     
     
    Ghana GHANA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Liver Cancer
    18.50
    12
    2. Breast Cancer
    16.48
    94
    3. Cervical Cancer
    15.08
    16
    4. Prostate Cancer
    9.54
    45
    5. Stomach Cancer
    4.57
    134
    6. Lymphomas
    3.76
    138
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.41
    171
    8. Lung Cancers
    3.13
    157
    9. Other Neoplasms
    2.50
    112
      Rate World Rank
    10. Oral Cancer
    2.31
    120
    11. Bladder Cancer
    1.91
    105
    12. Leukemia
    1.63
    173
    13. Ovary Cancer
    1.52
    157
    14. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.42
    146
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    1.02
    167
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.75
    129
    17. Uterin Cancer
    0.41
    163
     
     
    Ghana GHANA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    5.2
    101
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    10.2
    0.8
    130
    129
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    4.4
    5.6
    134
    157
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    207
    88

     
    Ghana GHANA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    23,832,495
    47
    Sex Ratio M / F
    1.00
    79
    Population 0-14
    37.3 %
    55
    Population 15-64
    59.1 %
    135
    Population 65 +
    3.6 %
    138
    Birth Rate / 1000
    28.58
    47
    Death Rate / 1000
    9.24
    75
    Fertility Rate
    3.68
    49
    Infant Mortality
    51.80
    37
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    185
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.02
    158
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.00
    107
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.85
    51
    Net Migrattion
    -0.53
    93
    Population Growth
    1.88
    59
    Literacy Total
    57.9
    162
    Literacy Male
    66.4
    156
    Literacy Female
    49.8
    153
    Unemployment
    11.0
    57
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    63.5
    145
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    50.0
    158
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $1,500
    165
     
     
     

    Latest WHO data (2010), Death Rates are age-standardized, total deaths are % of population