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Ghana
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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
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 2014 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
    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
    149.38
    24
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    127.53
    31
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    96.73
    75
    4. Malaria
    61.63
    11
    5. HIV/AIDS
    49.90
    34
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    36.81
    60
    7. Liver Disease
    33.79
    19
    8. Malnutrition
    32.09
    29
    9. Diarrhoeal diseases
    29.83
    45
    10. Meningitis
    27.58
    19
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    24.60
    38
    12. Hypertension
    20.93
    50
    13. Cervical Cancer
    20.71
    27
    14. Low Birth Weight
    19.23
    36
    15. Birth Trauma
    17.73
    33
    16. Prostate Cancer
    15.84
    94
    17. Kidney Disease
    15.74
    74
    18. Lung Disease
    15.53
    111
    19. Endocrine Disorders
    14.41
    28
    20. Falls
    14.32
    21
    21. Anemia
    13.93
    12
    22. Other Injuries
    13.87
    71
    23. Maternal Conditions
    13.59
    39
    24. Liver Cancer
    12.61
    23
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    12.21
    36
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Breast Cancer
    12.01
    121
    27. Epilepsy
    11.36
    18
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    10.66
    34
    29. Tuberculosis
    10.65
    68
    30. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    9.55
    24
    31. Asthma
    7.53
    68
    32. Violence
    5.53
    86
    33. Appendicitis
    5.14
    19
    34. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    5.03
    74
    35. Fires
    4.98
    53
    36. Drownings
    4.80
    72
    37. Hepatitis B
    4.52
    14
    38. Lymphomas
    3.76
    112
    39. Skin Disease
    3.62
    53
    40. Alzheimers/Dementia
    3.56
    71
    41. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.54
    147
    42. Ovary Cancer
    3.33
    123
    43. Parkinson's Disease
    3.16
    38
    44. Suicide
    2.97
    152
    45. Stomach Cancer
    2.91
    143
    46. Oral Cancer
    2.50
    98
    47. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    2.35
    23
    48. Schistosomiasis
    2.30
    41
    49. Lung Cancers
    2.27
    143
    50. Other Neoplasms
    2.22
    111
     
     
    Ghana GHANA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    22,387
    11.96
    2. Stroke
    18,258
    9.75
    3. Malaria
    17,422
    9.30
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    12,125
    6.48
    5. HIV/AIDS
    10,343
    5.52
    6. Low Birth Weight
    7,876
    4.21
    7. Diarrhoeal diseases
    7,589
    4.05
    8. Birth Trauma
    7,261
    3.88
    9. Meningitis
    6,310
    3.37
    10. Malnutrition
    6,182
    3.30
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    5,540
    2.96
    12. Liver Disease
    5,477
    2.92
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    4,832
    2.58
    14. Congenital Anomalies
    4,130
    2.21
    15. Endocrine Disorders
    3,127
    1.67
    16. Maternal Conditions
    3,117
    1.66
    17. Other Injuries
    3,068
    1.64
    18. Epilepsy
    2,651
    1.42
    19. Falls
    2,626
    1.40
    20. Hypertension
    2,539
    1.36
    21. Kidney Disease
    2,469
    1.32
    22. Anemia
    2,439
    1.30
    23. Lung Disease
    1,930
    1.03
    24. Liver Cancer
    1,855
    0.99
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,833
    0.98
      Deaths %
    26. Tuberculosis
    1,735
    0.93
    27. Cervical Cancer
    1,549
    0.83
    28. Violence
    1,456
    0.78
    29. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,350
    0.72
    30. Fires
    1,333
    0.71
    31. Drownings
    1,248
    0.67
    32. Asthma
    1,169
    0.62
    33. Breast Cancer
    1,013
    0.54
    34. Appendicitis
    843
    0.45
    35. Pertussis
    803
    0.43
    36. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    779
    0.42
    37. Measles
    771
    0.41
    38. Hepatitis B
    755
    0.40
    39. Prostate Cancer
    680
    0.36
    40. Suicide
    577
    0.31
    41. Lymphomas
    558
    0.30
    42. Poisonings
    549
    0.29
    43. Skin Disease
    549
    0.29
    44. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    447
    0.24
    45. Alzheimers/Dementia
    435
    0.23
    46. Stomach Cancer
    433
    0.23
    47. Parkinson's Disease
    356
    0.19
    48. Schistosomiasis
    355
    0.19
    49. Other Neoplasms
    351
    0.19
    50. Oral Cancer
    333
    0.18
     
     
    Ghana GHANA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    20.71
    27
    2. Prostate Cancer
    15.84
    94
    3. Liver Cancer
    12.61
    23
    4. Breast Cancer
    12.01
    121
    5. Lymphomas
    3.76
    112
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.54
    147
    7. Ovary Cancer
    3.33
    123
    8. Stomach Cancer
    2.91
    143
      Rate World Rank
    9. Oral Cancer
    2.50
    98
    10. Lung Cancers
    2.27
    143
    11. Bladder Cancer
    1.54
    108
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    1.32
    135
    13. Skin Cancers
    1.21
    118
    14. Uterin Cancer
    1.19
    128
    15. Leukemia
    1.05
    161
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.48
    168
     
     
    Ghana GHANA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    5.4
    103
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    13.1
    N/D
    125
    127
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    5.4
    18.9
    143
    118
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.276
    117

     
    Ghana GHANA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    26,327,649
    49
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.97
    123
    Population 0-14
    38.4 %
    41
    Population 15-64
    57.5 %
    153
    Population 65 +
    4.1 %
    125
    Birth Rate / 1000
    31.09
    37
    Death Rate / 1000
    7.22
    109
    Fertility Rate
    4.06
    35
    Infant Mortality
    37.37
    58
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    140
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    168
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.96
    157
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.86
    46
    Net Migration
    -2.02
    144
    Population Growth
    2.18 %
    37
    Literacy Total
    71.5 %
    149
    Literacy Male
    82.0 %
    110
    Literacy Female
    71.4 %
    109
    Unemployment
    5.2 %
    124
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    62.4
    153
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    55.3
    151
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $4,300
    145
     
     
     

    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.