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HEALTH PROFILE : Lesotho

Lesotho
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Lesotho

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Lesotho 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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    Lesotho LESOTHO LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    44.9
    48.3
    46.6
    115
    111
    114
    1970
    47.5
    50.8
    49.1
    126
    122
    127
    1980
    52.2
    55.5
    53.8
    130
    128
    131
    1990
    56.7
    60.5
    58.6
    135
    131
    134
    2000
    47.1
    50.5
    48.8
    166
    163
    166
    2010
    50.6
    50.8
    50.7
    180
    183
    181
    2013
    48.3
    52.2
    50.4
    193
    193
    193
     
     
    Lesotho LESOTHO LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    48.3
    52.2
    193
    193
    Age 5
    53.9
    57.4
    194
    192
    Age 10
    54.9
    58.3
    194
    192
    Age 15
    55.7
    59.1
    194
    192
    Age 20
    56.5
    59.8
    194
    193
    Age 25
    57.2
    60.5
    194
    193
    Age 30
    58.6
    62.1
    194
    193
    Age 35
    60.5
    64.3
    194
    194
    Age 40
    63.7
    67.6
    194
    193
    Age 45
    67.1
    70.5
    194
    193
    Age 50
    70.3
    73.1
    188
    190
    Age 55
    72.9
    75.2
    181
    181
    Age 60
    75.2
    76.9
    170
    170
    Age 65
    77.4
    78.8
    157
    162
    Age 70
    80.0
    80.8
    141
    160
    Age 75
    82.9
    83.5
    122
    143
    Age 80
    86.4
    86.8
    101
    115
    Age 85
    89.6
    90.0
    102
    115
    Age 90
    93.4
    93.7
    104
    111
    Age 95
    97.5
    97.7
    108
    105
    Age 100
    102.0
    102.1
    109
    104
     
     
    Lesotho LESOTHO TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. HIV/AIDS
    761.77
    1
    2. Stroke
    134.31
    38
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    107.01
    36
    4. Diabetes Mellitus
    71.36
    14
    5. Coronary Heart Disease
    61.18
    137
    6. Diarrhoeal diseases
    52.61
    29
    7. Lung Disease
    51.41
    10
    8. Other Injuries
    45.17
    1
    9. Violence
    41.91
    6
    10. Hypertension
    38.92
    9
    11. Low Birth Weight
    31.32
    7
    12. Birth Trauma
    28.37
    5
    13. Road Traffic Accidents
    25.94
    30
    14. Cervical Cancer
    25.70
    16
    15. Inflammatory/Heart
    24.13
    8
    16. Asthma
    23.08
    7
    17. Tuberculosis
    22.75
    47
    18. Kidney Disease
    19.09
    43
    19. Endocrine Disorders
    15.78
    22
    20. Maternal Conditions
    15.47
    32
    21. Oesophagus Cancer
    14.83
    7
    22. Prostate Cancer
    13.69
    106
    23. Liver Disease
    13.66
    98
    24. Fires
    13.35
    14
    25. Congenital Anomalies
    12.50
    8
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Epilepsy
    8.97
    29
    27. Meningitis
    8.01
    46
    28. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    7.88
    37
    29. Malnutrition
    6.42
    60
    30. Drownings
    6.39
    45
    31. Suicide
    6.01
    110
    32. Liver Cancer
    5.96
    72
    33. Skin Disease
    5.44
    31
    34. Breast Cancer
    5.04
    168
    35. Drug Use
    4.95
    9
    36. Alzheimers/Dementia
    4.90
    50
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3.36
    72
    38. Other Neoplasms
    3.11
    71
    39. Schistosomiasis
    2.88
    34
    40. Anemia
    2.77
    41
    41. Syphilis
    2.64
    25
    42. Measles
    2.63
    26
    43. Lung Cancers
    2.62
    139
    44. Poisonings
    2.51
    56
    45. Tetanus
    2.23
    12
    46. Oral Cancer
    2.07
    118
    47. Pertussis
    1.92
    53
    48. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1.88
    169
    49. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    1.88
    39
    50. Parkinson's Disease
    1.84
    86
     
     
    Lesotho LESOTHO TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    11,958
    44.15
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    1,719
    6.35
    3. Stroke
    1,509
    5.57
    4. Diarrhoeal diseases
    947
    3.50
    5. Low Birth Weight
    912
    3.37
    6. Birth Trauma
    826
    3.05
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    810
    2.99
    8. Other Injuries
    807
    2.98
    9. Violence
    795
    2.94
    10. Coronary Heart Disease
    684
    2.52
    11. Lung Disease
    575
    2.12
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    486
    1.79
    13. Hypertension
    436
    1.61
    14. Congenital Anomalies
    315
    1.16
    15. Tuberculosis
    300
    1.11
    16. Inflammatory/Heart
    296
    1.09
    17. Maternal Conditions
    281
    1.04
    18. Asthma
    276
    1.02
    19. Kidney Disease
    238
    0.88
    20. Fires
    224
    0.83
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    219
    0.81
    22. Meningitis
    177
    0.65
    23. Cervical Cancer
    171
    0.63
    24. Liver Disease
    170
    0.63
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    169
    0.62
      Deaths %
    26. Drownings
    146
    0.54
    27. Epilepsy
    140
    0.52
    28. Malnutrition
    131
    0.48
    29. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    113
    0.42
    30. Suicide
    110
    0.41
    31. Drug Use
    82
    0.30
    32. Measles
    77
    0.28
    33. Syphilis
    71
    0.26
    34. Liver Cancer
    71
    0.26
    35. Skin Disease
    67
    0.25
    36. Tetanus
    66
    0.24
    37. Pertussis
    56
    0.21
    38. Prostate Cancer
    56
    0.21
    39. Alzheimers/Dementia
    52
    0.19
    40. Poisonings
    45
    0.17
    41. Anemia
    45
    0.17
    42. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    40
    0.15
    43. Other Neoplasms
    39
    0.14
    44. Schistosomiasis
    36
    0.13
    45. Breast Cancer
    33
    0.12
    46. Lung Cancers
    30
    0.11
    47. Encephalitis
    26
    0.10
    48. Oral Cancer
    24
    0.09
    49. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    23
    0.09
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    23
    0.08
     
     
    Lesotho LESOTHO CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    25.70
    16
    2. Oesophagus Cancer
    14.83
    7
    3. Prostate Cancer
    13.69
    106
    4. Liver Cancer
    5.96
    72
    5. Breast Cancer
    5.04
    168
    6. Other Neoplasms
    3.11
    71
    7. Lung Cancers
    2.62
    139
    8. Oral Cancer
    2.07
    118
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1.88
    169
      Rate World Rank
    10. Skin Cancers
    1.71
    78
    11. Ovary Cancer
    1.50
    165
    12. Stomach Cancer
    1.26
    169
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.06
    141
    14. Bladder Cancer
    0.93
    150
    15. Lymphomas
    0.79
    172
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    0.45
    168
    17. Leukemia
    0.34
    172
     
     
    Lesotho LESOTHO HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    6.4
    93
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    55.1
    N/D
    8
    127
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    4.1
    24.0
    150
    89
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    N/D
    N/D

     
    Lesotho LESOTHO DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    1,947,701
    146
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.98
    121
    Population 0-14
    32.7 %
    61
    Population 15-64
    61.9 %
    134
    Population 65 +
    5.4 %
    105
    Birth Rate / 1000
    25.47
    47
    Death Rate / 1000
    14.89
    1
    Fertility Rate
    2.72
    65
    Infant Mortality
    49.03
    36
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    140
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    171
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.95
    163
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    1.03
    10
    Net Migration
    -7.36
    178
    Population Growth
    0.32 %
    148
    Literacy Total
    89.6 %
    113
    Literacy Male
    70.1 %
    130
    Literacy Female
    88.3 %
    85
    Unemployment
    28.1 %
    22
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    50.4
    193
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    43.0
    193
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $3,000
    158
     
     
     

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    World Rankings Calculations Are Age Adjusted Death Rates Per 100,000 Population.
    Data Source: Published By WHO May 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.