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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 2014 updates, 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
    59.7
    62.1
    60.9
    131
    134
    133
    2010
    62.0
    65.1
    63.6
    136
    137
    136
    2015
    64.1
    67.2
    65.7
    133
    138
    139
     
     
    Laos LAOS LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    64.1
    67.2
    133
    138
    Age 5
    69.0
    71.5
    116
    134
    Age 10
    69.3
    71.8
    116
    134
    Age 15
    69.6
    72.1
    116
    135
    Age 20
    70.0
    72.4
    115
    135
    Age 25
    70.5
    72.8
    116
    135
    Age 30
    71.0
    73.2
    116
    137
    Age 35
    71.4
    73.7
    118
    137
    Age 40
    72.0
    74.2
    120
    141
    Age 45
    72.6
    74.9
    123
    144
    Age 50
    73.4
    75.6
    129
    146
    Age 55
    74.5
    76.5
    134
    148
    Age 60
    75.9
    77.6
    138
    148
    Age 65
    77.7
    79.0
    142
    148
    Age 70
    79.8
    80.8
    143
    149
    Age 75
    82.4
    83.0
    142
    155
    Age 80
    85.4
    85.8
    144
    154
    Age 85
    88.9
    89.2
    152
    159
    Age 90
    92.8
    93.1
    154
    158
    Age 95
    97.1
    97.3
    160
    157
    Age 100
    101.6
    101.8
    165
    155
     
     
    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
    135.32
    41
    2. Stroke
    123.84
    49
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    103.64
    39
    4. Dengue
    60.05
    1
    5. Liver Cancer
    55.58
    2
    6. Lung Disease
    34.40
    23
    7. Diarrhoeal diseases
    27.96
    49
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    27.80
    84
    9. Asthma
    25.90
    5
    10. Road Traffic Accidents
    21.84
    55
    11. Hypertension
    20.37
    55
    12. Other Injuries
    19.68
    42
    13. Birth Trauma
    18.95
    24
    14. Tuberculosis
    17.90
    52
    15. Low Birth Weight
    17.45
    39
    16. Kidney Disease
    17.30
    56
    17. Liver Disease
    15.22
    90
    18. Lung Cancers
    12.94
    82
    19. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    10.04
    19
    20. Breast Cancer
    9.91
    146
    21. Malnutrition
    9.20
    49
    22. Congenital Anomalies
    9.07
    74
    23. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    9.05
    27
    24. Suicide
    8.54
    86
    25. Cervical Cancer
    7.81
    85
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    7.39
    85
    27. Maternal Conditions
    7.20
    47
    28. HIV/AIDS
    6.82
    77
    29. Violence
    6.66
    75
    30. Meningitis
    6.65
    51
    31. Falls
    5.76
    80
    32. Drownings
    5.69
    55
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    5.53
    112
    34. Malaria
    5.09
    46
    35. Lymphomas
    4.34
    90
    36. Ovary Cancer
    4.34
    82
    37. Oral Cancer
    4.08
    63
    38. Leukemia
    3.77
    91
    39. Fires
    3.64
    69
    40. Drug Use
    3.55
    25
    41. Prostate Cancer
    3.52
    157
    42. Pertussis
    2.67
    8
    43. Stomach Cancer
    2.46
    154
    44. Endocrine Disorders
    2.40
    142
    45. Skin Disease
    1.93
    83
    46. Appendicitis
    1.92
    27
    47. Alcohol
    1.69
    60
    48. Epilepsy
    1.65
    97
    49. Other Neoplasms
    1.52
    127
    50. Bladder Cancer
    1.50
    112
     
     
    Laos LAOS TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    5,250
    12.53
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    4,441
    10.60
    3. Stroke
    4,006
    9.56
    4. Dengue
    3,728
    8.90
    5. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2,089
    4.98
    6. Liver Cancer
    2,021
    4.82
    7. Birth Trauma
    1,839
    4.39
    8. Low Birth Weight
    1,694
    4.04
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    1,288
    3.07
    10. Other Injuries
    1,167
    2.79
    11. Lung Disease
    1,104
    2.63
    12. Diabetes Mellitus
    938
    2.24
    13. Asthma
    911
    2.17
    14. Congenital Anomalies
    817
    1.95
    15. Tuberculosis
    707
    1.69
    16. Hypertension
    673
    1.61
    17. Kidney Disease
    632
    1.51
    18. Liver Disease
    594
    1.42
    19. Meningitis
    476
    1.13
    20. Lung Cancers
    470
    1.12
    21. HIV/AIDS
    425
    1.01
    22. Maternal Conditions
    424
    1.01
    23. Suicide
    422
    1.01
    24. Drownings
    394
    0.94
    25. Malnutrition
    393
    0.94
      Deaths %
    26. Violence
    390
    0.93
    27. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    390
    0.93
    28. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    313
    0.75
    29. Malaria
    292
    0.70
    30. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    267
    0.64
    31. Pertussis
    254
    0.61
    32. Falls
    247
    0.59
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    219
    0.52
    34. Breast Cancer
    219
    0.52
    35. Leukemia
    203
    0.49
    36. Fires
    196
    0.47
    37. Drug Use
    177
    0.42
    38. Lymphomas
    171
    0.41
    39. Cervical Cancer
    167
    0.40
    40. Oral Cancer
    153
    0.36
    41. Endocrine Disorders
    108
    0.26
    42. Stomach Cancer
    92
    0.22
    43. Ovary Cancer
    92
    0.22
    44. Epilepsy
    92
    0.22
    45. Syphilis
    89
    0.21
    46. Tetanus
    88
    0.21
    47. Appendicitis
    79
    0.19
    48. Skin Disease
    75
    0.18
    49. Alcohol
    74
    0.18
    50. Other Neoplasms
    64
    0.15
     
     
    Laos LAOS CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Liver Cancer
    55.58
    2
    2. Lung Cancers
    12.94
    82
    3. Breast Cancer
    9.91
    146
    4. Cervical Cancer
    7.81
    85
    5. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    7.39
    85
    6. Lymphomas
    4.34
    90
    7. Ovary Cancer
    4.34
    82
    8. Oral Cancer
    4.08
    63
      Rate World Rank
    9. Leukemia
    3.77
    91
    10. Prostate Cancer
    3.52
    157
    11. Stomach Cancer
    2.46
    154
    12. Bladder Cancer
    1.50
    112
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.42
    114
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    1.05
    145
    15. Skin Cancers
    0.87
    132
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.68
    157
     
     
    Laos LAOS HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    7.5
    72
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    56.6
    9.1
    7
    62
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    2.1
    4.9
    177
    183
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.876
    96

     
    Laos LAOS DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    7,019,073
    102
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.99
    80
    Population 0-14
    33.4 %
    57
    Population 15-64
    62.8 %
    127
    Population 65 +
    3.9 %
    141
    Birth Rate / 1000
    23.90
    59
    Death Rate / 1000
    7.50
    98
    Fertility Rate
    2.76
    61
    Infant Mortality
    51.40
    30
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.04
    129
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.02
    146
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.98
    136
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.83
    62
    Net Migration
    -1.10
    122
    Population Growth
    1.53 %
    69
    Literacy Total
    72.7 %
    146
    Literacy Male
    87.1 %
    97
    Literacy Female
    72.8 %
    107
    Unemployment
    1.3 %
    170
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    65.7
    139
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    57.9
    133
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $5,400
    134
     
     
     

    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.