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Malawi
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Malawi

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Malawi 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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    Malawi MALAWI LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    37.4
    38.5
    37.9
    153
    155
    157
    1970
    40.1
    41.6
    40.8
    161
    161
    160
    1980
    43.9
    45.8
    44.8
    159
    162
    160
    1990
    47.3
    50.0
    48.6
    164
    166
    164
    2000
    45.0
    47.1
    46.0
    172
    172
    172
    2010
    51.7
    54.0
    52.9
    172
    174
    173
    2015
    56.7
    59.9
    58.3
    169
    168
    169
     
     
    Malawi MALAWI LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    56.7
    59.9
    169
    168
    Age 5
    60.8
    63.6
    173
    175
    Age 10
    61.4
    64.2
    178
    176
    Age 15
    61.8
    64.6
    178
    177
    Age 20
    62.4
    65.1
    178
    177
    Age 25
    63.0
    65.7
    180
    179
    Age 30
    63.7
    66.6
    181
    179
    Age 35
    64.6
    67.7
    181
    180
    Age 40
    66.1
    69.3
    181
    180
    Age 45
    68.1
    71.2
    181
    179
    Age 50
    70.3
    73.1
    179
    178
    Age 55
    72.5
    74.7
    176
    178
    Age 60
    74.5
    76.1
    174
    177
    Age 65
    76.5
    77.7
    175
    176
    Age 70
    78.6
    79.5
    177
    177
    Age 75
    81.2
    81.8
    179
    178
    Age 80
    84.4
    84.8
    180
    179
    Age 85
    88.1
    88.3
    180
    179
    Age 90
    92.2
    92.4
    179
    179
    Age 95
    96.7
    96.8
    180
    179
    Age 100
    101.4
    101.5
    178
    178
     
     
    Malawi MALAWI 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
    343.93
    8
    2. Stroke
    138.49
    33
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    125.65
    32
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    77.56
    110
    5. Diarrhoeal diseases
    50.43
    33
    6. Malaria
    48.44
    26
    7. Cervical Cancer
    42.18
    5
    8. Malnutrition
    32.72
    27
    9. Liver Disease
    27.52
    34
    10. Maternal Conditions
    27.51
    16
    11. Diabetes Mellitus
    26.34
    88
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    23.18
    1
    13. Road Traffic Accidents
    22.12
    52
    14. Hypertension
    21.31
    46
    15. Lung Disease
    18.89
    86
    16. Other Injuries
    16.05
    60
    17. Low Birth Weight
    15.79
    47
    18. Inflammatory/Heart
    14.91
    20
    19. Endocrine Disorders
    14.69
    25
    20. Birth Trauma
    14.48
    46
    21. Suicide
    14.44
    36
    22. Kidney Disease
    14.19
    87
    23. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    11.97
    8
    24. Prostate Cancer
    11.23
    116
    25. Fires
    10.96
    28
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Tuberculosis
    10.64
    69
    27. Falls
    10.34
    42
    28. Meningitis
    10.07
    40
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    9.72
    54
    30. Drownings
    9.23
    22
    31. Skin Disease
    8.43
    14
    32. Breast Cancer
    8.00
    160
    33. Asthma
    7.43
    70
    34. Epilepsy
    6.91
    40
    35. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    5.44
    13
    36. Bladder Cancer
    5.28
    8
    37. Other Neoplasms
    4.00
    41
    38. Schistosomiasis
    3.74
    22
    39. Poisonings
    3.65
    39
    40. Lymphomas
    3.13
    124
    41. Violence
    3.03
    114
    42. Hepatitis B
    2.89
    35
    43. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.57
    165
    44. Alzheimers/Dementia
    2.50
    106
    45. Stomach Cancer
    2.41
    155
    46. Oral Cancer
    2.04
    119
    47. Parkinson's Disease
    1.98
    80
    48. Skin Cancers
    1.98
    57
    49. Anemia
    1.95
    55
    50. Pertussis
    1.93
    52
     
     
    Malawi MALAWI TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    40,819
    29.32
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    12,958
    9.31
    3. Malaria
    9,484
    6.81
    4. Stroke
    8,570
    6.16
    5. Diarrhoeal diseases
    6,875
    4.94
    6. Low Birth Weight
    5,021
    3.61
    7. Coronary Heart Disease
    4,956
    3.56
    8. Birth Trauma
    4,605
    3.31
    9. Maternal Conditions
    3,367
    2.42
    10. Malnutrition
    3,283
    2.36
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    2,637
    1.89
    12. Congenital Anomalies
    2,569
    1.85
    13. Liver Disease
    2,092
    1.50
    14. Other Injuries
    1,960
    1.41
    15. Cervical Cancer
    1,785
    1.28
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,718
    1.23
    17. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,620
    1.16
    18. Meningitis
    1,492
    1.07
    19. Fires
    1,479
    1.06
    20. Endocrine Disorders
    1,459
    1.05
    21. Drownings
    1,397
    1.00
    22. Suicide
    1,376
    0.99
    23. Hypertension
    1,339
    0.96
    24. Tuberculosis
    1,335
    0.96
    25. Lung Disease
    1,249
    0.90
      Deaths %
    26. Kidney Disease
    1,080
    0.78
    27. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,043
    0.75
    28. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    908
    0.65
    29. Falls
    888
    0.64
    30. Epilepsy
    854
    0.61
    31. Skin Disease
    639
    0.46
    32. Pertussis
    615
    0.44
    33. Poisonings
    522
    0.37
    34. Asthma
    520
    0.37
    35. Syphilis
    475
    0.34
    36. Measles
    417
    0.30
    37. Violence
    417
    0.30
    38. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    379
    0.27
    39. Other Neoplasms
    358
    0.26
    40. Bladder Cancer
    354
    0.25
    41. Breast Cancer
    320
    0.23
    42. Leishmaniasis
    310
    0.22
    43. Lymphomas
    296
    0.21
    44. Prostate Cancer
    290
    0.21
    45. Schistosomiasis
    286
    0.21
    46. Hepatitis B
    232
    0.17
    47. Drug Use
    216
    0.16
    48. Trypanosomiasis
    209
    0.15
    49. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    192
    0.14
    50. Anemia
    191
    0.14
     
     
    Malawi MALAWI CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    42.18
    5
    2. Oesophagus Cancer
    23.18
    1
    3. Prostate Cancer
    11.23
    116
    4. Breast Cancer
    8.00
    160
    5. Bladder Cancer
    5.28
    8
    6. Lymphomas
    3.13
    124
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.57
    165
    8. Stomach Cancer
    2.41
    155
      Rate World Rank
    9. Oral Cancer
    2.04
    119
    10. Skin Cancers
    1.98
    57
    11. Liver Cancer
    1.65
    168
    12. Ovary Cancer
    1.49
    166
    13. Lung Cancers
    0.78
    169
    14. Uterin Cancer
    0.78
    158
    15. Leukemia
    0.39
    171
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    0.35
    169
     
     
    Malawi MALAWI HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    2.5
    141
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    25.4
    6.0
    91
    74
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    1.6
    8.9
    186
    163
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.156
    125

     
    Malawi MALAWI DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    18,570,321
    61
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.98
    101
    Population 0-14
    46.5 %
    4
    Population 15-64
    50.8 %
    190
    Population 65 +
    2.7 %
    179
    Birth Rate / 1000
    41.30
    7
    Death Rate / 1000
    8.10
    79
    Fertility Rate
    5.54
    8
    Infant Mortality
    44.80
    43
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.02
    182
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    0.99
    187
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.98
    133
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.79
    91
    Net Migration
    0.00
    56
    Population Growth
    3.32 %
    2
    Literacy Total
    74.8 %
    142
    Literacy Male
    73.0 %
    126
    Literacy Female
    58.6 %
    124
    Unemployment
    N/D
    N/D
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    58.3
    169
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    51.2
    170
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $1,200
    188
     
     
     

    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.