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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 2011 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
    2011
    49.2
    50.4
    50.1
    186
    190
    187
     
     
    Lesotho LESOTHO LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    49.2
    50.4
    186
    190
    Age 5
    54.1
    54.7
    192
    192
    Age 10
    55.0
    55.5
    192
    192
    Age 15
    55.8
    56.2
    192
    192
    Age 20
    56.3
    56.8
    192
    192
    Age 25
    57.1
    57.8
    192
    192
    Age 30
    58.2
    59.7
    192
    192
    Age 35
    59.9
    63.0
    192
    191
    Age 40
    62.9
    67.6
    192
    190
    Age 45
    66.6
    71.2
    191
    185
    Age 50
    70.5
    73.9
    181
    168
    Age 55
    73.1
    75.6
    167
    160
    Age 60
    75.2
    77.0
    157
    161
    Age 65
    77.2
    78.6
    159
    161
    Age 70
    79.6
    80.6
    158
    161
    Age 75
    82.3
    83.0
    156
    163
    Age 80
    85.4
    85.9
    163
    161
    Age 85
    88.9
    89.3
    167
    164
    Age 90
    92.8
    93.1
    169
    162
    Age 95
    97.1
    97.3
    172
    166
    Age 100
    101.7
    101.7
    171
    165
     
     
    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
    929.62
    2
    2. Stroke
    139.21
    42
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    118.28
    86
    4. Influenza & Pneumonia
    106.35
    44
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    54.44
    51
    6. Diarrhoeal diseases
    47.84
    45
    7. Lung Disease
    42.29
    39
    8. Tuberculosis
    40.28
    42
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    37.42
    13
    10. Hypertension
    33.85
    62
    11. Other Injuries
    29.67
    17
    12. Violence
    27.54
    20
    13. Asthma
    27.15
    8
    14. Kidney Disease
    25.01
    50
    15. Low Birth Weight
    22.89
    25
    16. Maternal Conditions
    20.90
    27
    17. Birth Trauma
    18.61
    26
    18. Endocrine Disorders
    17.22
    35
    19. Suicide
    16.17
    26
    20. Oesophagus Cancer
    15.49
    7
    21. Cervical Cancer
    14.73
    19
    22. Inflammatory/Heart
    14.47
    40
    23. Poisonings
    10.65
    16
    24. Epilepsy
    9.74
    18
    25. Drownings
    9.37
    13
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Meningitis
    8.80
    42
    27. Alzheimers/Dementia
    8.49
    60
    28. Liver Disease
    8.22
    110
    29. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    7.69
    36
    30. Congenital Anomalies
    7.65
    45
    31. Liver Cancer
    6.06
    90
    32. Falls
    5.26
    58
    33. Anaemia
    5.21
    50
    34. Malnutrition
    5.14
    64
    35. Fires
    5.11
    33
    36. Breast Cancer
    5.01
    189
    37. Skin Disease
    4.63
    45
    38. Prostate Cancer
    4.54
    130
    39. Other Neoplasms
    4.38
    45
    40. Lung Cancers
    2.81
    161
    41. Pertussis
    1.85
    37
    42. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1.83
    190
    43. Parkinson Disease
    1.82
    84
    44. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.73
    78
    45. Stomach Cancer
    1.47
    190
    46. Oral Cancer
    1.39
    175
    47. Leishmaniasis
    1.30
    14
    48. Syphilis
    1.22
    53
    49. Alcohol
    0.99
    84
    50. Lymphomas
    0.97
    191
     
     
    Lesotho LESOTHO TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    14,107
    49.07
    2. Stroke
    1,604
    5.58
    3. Influenza & Pneumonia
    1,592
    5.54
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    1,365
    4.75
    5. Diarrhoeal diseases
    854
    2.97
    6. Low Birth Weight
    707
    2.46
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    638
    2.22
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    618
    2.15
    9. Tuberculosis
    602
    2.09
    10. Birth Trauma
    575
    2.00
    11. Other Injuries
    532
    1.85
    12. Lung Disease
    494
    1.72
    13. Violence
    488
    1.70
    14. Hypertension
    385
    1.34
    15. Asthma
    335
    1.17
    16. Maternal Conditions
    323
    1.12
    17. Kidney Disease
    303
    1.05
    18. Suicide
    247
    0.86
    19. Congenital Anomalies
    219
    0.76
    20. Endocrine Disorders
    214
    0.74
    21. Meningitis
    211
    0.73
    22. Oesophagus Cancer
    182
    0.63
    23. Inflammatory/Heart
    180
    0.63
    24. Cervical Cancer
    178
    0.62
    25. Drownings
    169
    0.59
      Deaths %
    26. Poisonings
    162
    0.56
    27. Epilepsy
    145
    0.50
    28. Malnutrition
    120
    0.42
    29. Liver Disease
    99
    0.34
    30. Alzheimers/Dementia
    92
    0.32
    31. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    92
    0.32
    32. Fires
    91
    0.32
    33. Liver Cancer
    75
    0.26
    34. Anaemia
    71
    0.25
    35. Falls
    71
    0.25
    36. Other Neoplasms
    58
    0.20
    37. Pertussis
    57
    0.20
    38. Skin Disease
    55
    0.19
    39. Prostate Cancer
    52
    0.18
    40. Breast Cancer
    35
    0.12
    41. Lung Cancers
    33
    0.11
    42. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    28
    0.10
    43. Leishmaniasis
    26
    0.09
    44. Syphilis
    24
    0.08
    45. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    23
    0.08
    46. Parkinson Disease
    20
    0.07
    47. Stomach Cancer
    18
    0.06
    48. Oral Cancer
    16
    0.06
    49. Lymphomas
    15
    0.05
    50. Alcohol
    12
    0.04
     
     
    Lesotho LESOTHO CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Oesophagus Cancer
    15.49
    7
    2. Cervical Cancer
    14.73
    19
    3. Liver Cancer
    6.06
    90
    4. Breast Cancer
    5.01
    189
    5. Prostate Cancer
    4.54
    130
    6. Other Neoplasms
    4.38
    45
    7. Lung Cancers
    2.81
    161
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1.83
    190
    9. Stomach Cancer
    1.47
    190
      Rate World Rank
    10. Oral Cancer
    1.39
    175
    11. Lymphomas
    0.97
    191
    12. Ovary Cancer
    0.96
    180
    13. Bladder Cancer
    0.69
    171
    14. Skin Cancers
    0.46
    159
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    0.43
    185
    16. Uterin Cancer
    0.33
    171
    17. Leukemia
    0.27
    190
     
     
    Lesotho LESOTHO HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    5.6
    96
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    N/A
    N/A
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    2.6
    41.1
    145
    32
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    143
    161

     
    Lesotho LESOTHO DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    2,130,819
    137
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.96
    153
    Population 0-14
    34.8 %
    68
    Population 15-64
    60.2 %
    130
    Population 65 +
    5.0 %
    107
    Birth Rate / 1000
    24.14
    67
    Death Rate / 1000
    22.20
    3
    Fertility Rate
    3.06
    64
    Infant Mortality
    62.60
    24
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    185
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    182
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.96
    164
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.66
    161
    Net Migrattion
    -0.78
    97
    Population Growth
    0.12
    161
    Literacy Total
    84.8
    119
    Literacy Male
    74.5
    147
    Literacy Female
    94.5
    66
    Unemployment
    45.0
    10
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    50.1
    187
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    39.0
    186
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $1,600
    161
     
     
     

    Latest WHO data (2010), Death Rates are age-standardized, total deaths are % of population