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HEALTH PROFILE : Laos

Laos
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Laos

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Laos 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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    Laos LAOS LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    42.2
    45.5
    43.8
    128
    125
    126
    1970
    44.7
    47.6
    46.1
    140
    139
    139
    1980
    47.8
    50.3
    49.1
    148
    148
    146
    1990
    53.4
    55.8
    54.6
    147
    148
    148
    2000
    56.5
    59.7
    58.1
    140
    142
    140
    2010
    62.0
    65.1
    63.6
    136
    137
    136
    2016
    64.2
    67.4
    65.8
    136
    141
    140
     
     
    Laos LAOS LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    64.2
    67.4
    136
    141
    Age 5
    68.9
    71.6
    123
    136
    Age 10
    69.5
    72.1
    118
    136
    Age 15
    69.6
    72.2
    118
    136
    Age 20
    70.0
    72.5
    119
    136
    Age 25
    70.5
    72.9
    120
    139
    Age 30
    71.0
    73.4
    121
    140
    Age 35
    71.4
    73.8
    120
    140
    Age 40
    71.9
    74.3
    122
    144
    Age 45
    72.6
    74.9
    129
    147
    Age 50
    73.4
    75.7
    131
    151
    Age 55
    74.5
    76.6
    135
    153
    Age 60
    75.9
    77.6
    141
    156
    Age 65
    77.7
    79.0
    146
    156
    Age 70
    79.8
    80.8
    148
    157
    Age 75
    82.4
    83.1
    153
    158
    Age 80
    85.4
    85.8
    152
    158
    Age 85
    88.9
    89.2
    153
    156
     
     
    Laos LAOS TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    167.41
    37
    2. Stroke
    122.62
    37
    3. Tuberculosis
    81.41
    15
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    75.10
    53
    5. Liver Cancer
    57.85
    2
    6. Lung Disease
    36.62
    28
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    36.15
    65
    8. Kidney Disease
    31.49
    23
    9. Asthma
    25.96
    6
    10. Diarrhoeal diseases
    22.48
    54
    11. Liver Disease
    21.59
    66
    12. Alzheimers/Dementia
    20.64
    66
    13. Birth Trauma
    17.52
    23
    14. Hypertension
    17.05
    62
    15. Low Birth Weight
    16.92
    35
    16. Road Traffic Accidents
    16.13
    99
    17. Suicide
    13.93
    38
    18. Lung Cancers
    13.86
    86
    19. Drownings
    11.32
    18
    20. Other Injuries
    10.84
    65
    21. Congenital Anomalies
    10.55
    56
    22. Breast Cancer
    10.53
    151
    23. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.08
    90
    24. Cervical Cancer
    7.94
    93
    25. Maternal Conditions
    7.20
    46
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. HIV/AIDS
    7.10
    81
    27. Falls
    7.02
    66
    28. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    6.91
    36
    29. Violence
    6.57
    81
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    5.88
    83
    31. Endocrine Disorders
    5.46
    92
    32. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    5.13
    33
    33. Ovary Cancer
    4.86
    74
    34. Fires
    4.62
    47
    35. Lymphomas
    4.57
    105
    36. Oral Cancer
    4.40
    54
    37. Meningitis
    4.28
    54
    38. Leukemia
    3.83
    97
    39. Prostate Cancer
    3.75
    169
    40. Malnutrition
    3.36
    73
    41. Alcohol
    2.69
    44
    42. Stomach Cancer
    2.47
    167
    43. Pertussis
    2.28
    18
    44. Epilepsy
    1.77
    90
    45. Bladder Cancer
    1.61
    111
    46. Other Neoplasms
    1.56
    129
    47. Uterin Cancer
    1.44
    119
    48. Encephalitis
    1.29
    46
    49. Poisonings
    1.24
    72
    50. Pancreas Cancer
    1.14
    155
     
     
    Laos LAOS TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    5,769
    13.49
    2. Stroke
    4,273
    9.99
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    3,930
    9.19
    4. Tuberculosis
    3,498
    8.18
    5. Liver Cancer
    2,156
    5.04
    6. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,661
    3.88
    7. Birth Trauma
    1,659
    3.88
    8. Low Birth Weight
    1,602
    3.75
    9. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,285
    3.01
    10. Lung Disease
    1,246
    2.91
    11. Kidney Disease
    1,219
    2.85
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    1,020
    2.39
    13. Asthma
    1,018
    2.38
    14. Congenital Anomalies
    949
    2.22
    15. Liver Disease
    902
    2.11
    16. Suicide
    837
    1.96
    17. Drownings
    834
    1.95
    18. Other Injuries
    721
    1.69
    19. Alzheimers/Dementia
    624
    1.46
    20. Hypertension
    595
    1.39
    21. Lung Cancers
    516
    1.21
    22. Violence
    467
    1.09
    23. Maternal Conditions
    460
    1.08
    24. HIV/AIDS
    402
    0.94
    25. Falls
    328
    0.77
      Deaths %
    26. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    300
    0.70
    27. Meningitis
    297
    0.69
    28. Fires
    288
    0.67
    29. Inflammatory/Heart
    282
    0.66
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    276
    0.65
    31. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    257
    0.60
    32. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    256
    0.60
    33. Breast Cancer
    240
    0.56
    34. Pertussis
    214
    0.50
    35. Leukemia
    202
    0.47
    36. Lymphomas
    184
    0.43
    37. Malnutrition
    183
    0.43
    38. Cervical Cancer
    173
    0.40
    39. Oral Cancer
    168
    0.39
    40. Alcohol
    131
    0.31
    41. Epilepsy
    111
    0.26
    42. Ovary Cancer
    106
    0.25
    43. Stomach Cancer
    95
    0.22
    44. Poisonings
    88
    0.21
    45. Syphilis
    87
    0.20
    46. Tetanus
    87
    0.20
    47. Encephalitis
    80
    0.19
    48. Other Neoplasms
    67
    0.16
    49. Dengue
    60
    0.14
    50. Bladder Cancer
    56
    0.13
     
     
    Laos LAOS CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Liver Cancer
    57.85
    2
    2. Lung Cancers
    13.86
    86
    3. Breast Cancer
    10.53
    151
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.08
    90
    5. Cervical Cancer
    7.94
    93
    6. Ovary Cancer
    4.86
    74
    7. Lymphomas
    4.57
    105
    8. Oral Cancer
    4.40
    54
      Rate World Rank
    9. Leukemia
    3.83
    97
    10. Prostate Cancer
    3.75
    169
    11. Stomach Cancer
    2.47
    167
    12. Bladder Cancer
    1.61
    111
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.44
    119
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    1.14
    155
    15. Skin Cancers
    1.08
    115
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.72
    165
     
     
    Laos LAOS HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    10.4
    37
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    56.6
    9.1
    7
    62
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    3.7
    6.7
    167
    180
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.62
    104

     
    Laos LAOS DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    7,126,706
    99
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.99
    98
    Population 0-14
    32.8%
    59
    Population 15-64
    63.4%
    126
    Population 65 +
    3.9%
    145
    Birth Rate / 1000
    23.60
    60
    Death Rate / 1000
    7.40
    99
    Fertility Rate
    2.70
    61
    Infant Mortality
    49.90
    29
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.04
    134
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.02
    146
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.98
    135
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.83
    66
    Net Migration
    -1.10
    122
    Population Growth
    1.50%
    72
    Literacy Total
    79.9%
    136
    Literacy Male
    87.1%
    100
    Literacy Female
    72.8%
    110
    Unemployment
    1.5%
    176
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    65.8
    140
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    57.9
    137
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $7,400
    124
     
     
     

    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.