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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, 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
    55.9
    58.6
    57.2
    144
    146
    147
    2010
    59.6
    62.2
    60.9
    147
    149
    150
    2015
    61.0
    63.9
    62.4
    149
    155
    153
     
     
    Ghana GHANA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    61.0
    63.9
    149
    155
    Age 5
    65.3
    67.7
    153
    157
    Age 10
    66.1
    68.5
    151
    156
    Age 15
    66.6
    69.0
    151
    157
    Age 20
    67.3
    69.5
    145
    156
    Age 25
    68.2
    70.2
    143
    157
    Age 30
    69.0
    70.9
    144
    157
    Age 35
    69.9
    71.7
    143
    158
    Age 40
    70.8
    72.5
    144
    158
    Age 45
    71.7
    73.4
    142
    162
    Age 50
    72.8
    74.3
    151
    166
    Age 55
    74.0
    75.3
    154
    171
    Age 60
    75.4
    76.4
    159
    173
    Age 65
    77.1
    77.8
    166
    175
    Age 70
    79.1
    79.6
    172
    175
    Age 75
    81.6
    81.9
    175
    175
    Age 80
    84.6
    84.8
    175
    178
    Age 85
    88.2
    88.4
    176
    177
    Age 90
    92.3
    92.5
    175
    175
    Age 95
    96.8
    97.0
    175
    175
    Age 100
    101.5
    101.6
    174
    175
     
     
    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. Stroke
    160.10
    11
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    155.08
    44
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    144.64
    15
    4. Tuberculosis
    63.00
    20
    5. Malaria
    50.27
    6
    6. Liver Disease
    47.10
    15
    7. HIV/AIDS
    45.84
    32
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    45.45
    48
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    33.17
    31
    10. Diarrhoeal diseases
    25.76
    49
    11. Meningitis
    25.33
    14
    12. Endocrine Disorders
    21.56
    7
    13. Cervical Cancer
    21.33
    29
    14. Lung Disease
    21.09
    103
    15. Hypertension
    19.97
    53
    16. Other Injuries
    19.68
    22
    17. Kidney Disease
    19.32
    67
    18. Low Birth Weight
    17.97
    29
    19. Falls
    17.75
    11
    20. Birth Trauma
    16.94
    27
    21. Alzheimers/Dementia
    16.47
    102
    22. Prostate Cancer
    16.11
    91
    23. Congenital Anomalies
    14.53
    17
    24. Liver Cancer
    13.58
    22
    25. Breast Cancer
    12.79
    129
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Asthma
    11.82
    51
    27. Malnutrition
    11.68
    38
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    11.61
    21
    29. Violence
    11.12
    40
    30. Maternal Conditions
    10.60
    38
    31. Suicide
    10.09
    90
    32. Skin Disease
    7.20
    5
    33. Fires
    6.99
    23
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    6.46
    42
    35. Lymphomas
    5.49
    82
    36. Drownings
    5.46
    69
    37. Schistosomiasis
    5.12
    11
    38. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.82
    156
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3.73
    60
    40. Ovary Cancer
    3.52
    124
    41. Drug Use
    3.44
    25
    42. Stomach Cancer
    3.17
    148
    43. Epilepsy
    2.85
    58
    44. Oral Cancer
    2.72
    95
    45. Lung Cancers
    2.50
    154
    46. Hepatitis B
    2.37
    18
    47. Other Neoplasms
    2.30
    109
    48. Alcohol
    1.99
    71
    49. Anemia
    1.95
    48
    50. Poisonings
    1.81
    53
     
     
    Ghana GHANA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    24,674
    11.72
    2. Stroke
    19,734
    9.37
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    18,607
    8.84
    4. Malaria
    13,359
    6.35
    5. HIV/AIDS
    10,114
    4.80
    6. Tuberculosis
    9,830
    4.67
    7. Low Birth Weight
    8,224
    3.91
    8. Liver Disease
    7,833
    3.72
    9. Birth Trauma
    7,753
    3.68
    10. Road Traffic Accidents
    7,144
    3.39
    11. Diarrhoeal diseases
    6,630
    3.15
    12. Meningitis
    6,098
    2.90
    13. Congenital Anomalies
    5,804
    2.76
    14. Diabetes Mellitus
    5,709
    2.71
    15. Endocrine Disorders
    5,409
    2.57
    16. Other Injuries
    4,543
    2.16
    17. Malnutrition
    3,644
    1.73
    18. Kidney Disease
    3,150
    1.50
    19. Maternal Conditions
    2,762
    1.31
    20. Violence
    2,737
    1.30
    21. Hypertension
    2,602
    1.24
    22. Falls
    2,596
    1.23
    23. Lung Disease
    2,578
    1.22
    24. Liver Cancer
    2,140
    1.02
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,943
    0.92
      Deaths %
    26. Suicide
    1,896
    0.90
    27. Asthma
    1,704
    0.81
    28. Alzheimers/Dementia
    1,701
    0.81
    29. Cervical Cancer
    1,633
    0.78
    30. Fires
    1,480
    0.70
    31. Drownings
    1,469
    0.70
    32. Breast Cancer
    1,123
    0.53
    33. Skin Disease
    1,054
    0.50
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    986
    0.47
    35. Lymphomas
    821
    0.39
    36. Schistosomiasis
    818
    0.39
    37. Pertussis
    756
    0.36
    38. Prostate Cancer
    727
    0.35
    39. Drug Use
    724
    0.34
    40. Epilepsy
    626
    0.30
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    564
    0.27
    42. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    502
    0.24
    43. Hepatitis B
    494
    0.23
    44. Stomach Cancer
    487
    0.23
    45. Poisonings
    436
    0.21
    46. Tetanus
    419
    0.20
    47. Encephalitis
    411
    0.20
    48. Syphilis
    409
    0.19
    49. Anemia
    380
    0.18
    50. Other Neoplasms
    375
    0.18
     
     
    Ghana GHANA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    21.33
    29
    2. Prostate Cancer
    16.11
    91
    3. Liver Cancer
    13.58
    22
    4. Breast Cancer
    12.79
    129
    5. Lymphomas
    5.49
    82
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.82
    156
    7. Ovary Cancer
    3.52
    124
    8. Stomach Cancer
    3.17
    148
      Rate World Rank
    9. Oral Cancer
    2.72
    95
    10. Lung Cancers
    2.50
    154
    11. Bladder Cancer
    1.63
    109
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    1.48
    145
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.20
    142
    14. Leukemia
    1.12
    166
    15. Skin Cancers
    1.03
    119
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.50
    178
     
     
    Ghana GHANA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    2.7
    138
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    13.1
    0.4
    125
    125
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    4.5
    16.6
    155
    133
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.66
    102

     
    Ghana GHANA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    27,499,924
    49
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.97
    118
    Population 0-14
    38.0%
    42
    Population 15-64
    57.7%
    153
    Population 65 +
    4.3%
    131
    Birth Rate / 1000
    30.50
    35
    Death Rate / 1000
    7.00
    114
    Fertility Rate
    4.00
    33
    Infant Mortality
    35.20
    52
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    158
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    169
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.96
    153
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.86
    54
    Net Migration
    -1.80
    135
    Population Growth
    2.20%
    35
    Literacy Total
    76.6%
    147
    Literacy Male
    82.0%
    115
    Literacy Female
    71.4%
    113
    Unemployment
    11.9%
    54
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    62.4
    153
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    55.3
    151
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $4,600
    141
     
     
     

    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.