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Mauritania
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Mauritania

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Mauritania 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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    Mauritania MAURITANIA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    41.5
    45.7
    43.5
    131
    123
    129
    1970
    45.5
    49.9
    47.6
    135
    129
    133
    1980
    50.5
    54.7
    52.5
    135
    133
    134
    1990
    55.6
    59.5
    57.5
    140
    136
    137
    2000
    59.8
    63.3
    61.5
    130
    128
    130
    2010
    60.5
    63.5
    62.0
    142
    145
    143
    2015
    61.6
    64.6
    63.1
    146
    153
    150
     
     
    Mauritania MAURITANIA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    61.6
    64.6
    146
    153
    Age 5
    68.1
    70.1
    127
    143
    Age 10
    68.6
    70.7
    127
    142
    Age 15
    68.9
    71.0
    126
    143
    Age 20
    69.3
    71.5
    124
    144
    Age 25
    69.9
    72.1
    124
    141
    Age 30
    70.5
    72.7
    123
    140
    Age 35
    71.1
    73.3
    124
    143
    Age 40
    71.7
    73.9
    126
    144
    Age 45
    72.5
    74.6
    126
    148
    Age 50
    73.4
    75.3
    133
    150
    Age 55
    74.5
    76.1
    138
    152
    Age 60
    75.8
    77.1
    145
    158
    Age 65
    77.4
    78.4
    153
    168
    Age 70
    79.4
    80.1
    164
    171
    Age 75
    81.8
    82.3
    168
    172
    Age 80
    84.8
    85.1
    169
    171
    Age 85
    88.3
    88.6
    174
    173
    Age 90
    92.4
    92.6
    173
    173
    Age 95
    96.9
    97.0
    172
    173
    Age 100
    101.5
    101.6
    170
    171
     
     
    Mauritania MAURITANIA TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Tuberculosis
    143.33
    2
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    141.26
    27
    3. Stroke
    105.93
    71
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    76.62
    114
    5. Malaria
    53.04
    20
    6. Diarrhoeal diseases
    49.75
    34
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    36.50
    62
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    33.75
    13
    9. Low Birth Weight
    28.49
    14
    10. Meningitis
    22.02
    28
    11. Malnutrition
    21.95
    38
    12. HIV/AIDS
    21.93
    51
    13. Liver Disease
    18.37
    74
    14. Birth Trauma
    18.06
    32
    15. Cervical Cancer
    17.16
    38
    16. Kidney Disease
    15.31
    75
    17. Lung Disease
    14.76
    120
    18. Hypertension
    14.53
    106
    19. Prostate Cancer
    14.38
    102
    20. Other Injuries
    13.97
    69
    21. Maternal Conditions
    12.93
    40
    22. Breast Cancer
    12.77
    115
    23. Liver Cancer
    11.44
    29
    24. Falls
    11.37
    32
    25. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    11.25
    19
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Congenital Anomalies
    10.63
    36
    27. Endocrine Disorders
    10.33
    51
    28. Anemia
    9.28
    21
    29. Epilepsy
    8.51
    32
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    8.20
    77
    31. Asthma
    7.94
    66
    32. Fires
    6.18
    48
    33. Appendicitis
    5.30
    18
    34. Violence
    5.10
    91
    35. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    4.94
    77
    36. Alzheimers/Dementia
    3.43
    74
    37. Skin Disease
    3.31
    56
    38. Stomach Cancer
    3.10
    137
    39. Ovary Cancer
    3.01
    133
    40. Parkinson's Disease
    2.99
    44
    41. Drownings
    2.99
    96
    42. Suicide
    2.68
    156
    43. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.64
    162
    44. Other Neoplasms
    2.60
    88
    45. Lymphomas
    2.48
    137
    46. Pertussis
    2.27
    20
    47. Measles
    2.26
    32
    48. Schistosomiasis
    2.16
    43
    49. Hepatitis B
    2.14
    41
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    2.09
    32
     
     
    Mauritania MAURITANIA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    3,633
    13.32
    2. Tuberculosis
    3,366
    12.35
    3. Malaria
    1,864
    6.84
    4. Low Birth Weight
    1,846
    6.77
    5. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,731
    6.35
    6. Stroke
    1,689
    6.19
    7. Coronary Heart Disease
    1,245
    4.56
    8. Birth Trauma
    1,170
    4.29
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    1,001
    3.67
    10. Meningitis
    731
    2.68
    11. HIV/AIDS
    716
    2.63
    12. Congenital Anomalies
    653
    2.39
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    622
    2.28
    14. Malnutrition
    477
    1.75
    15. Other Injuries
    452
    1.66
    16. Maternal Conditions
    436
    1.60
    17. Liver Disease
    394
    1.45
    18. Kidney Disease
    309
    1.13
    19. Endocrine Disorders
    304
    1.11
    20. Falls
    295
    1.08
    21. Epilepsy
    279
    1.02
    22. Liver Cancer
    264
    0.97
    23. Fires
    253
    0.93
    24. Lung Disease
    240
    0.88
    25. Hypertension
    229
    0.84
      Deaths %
    26. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    204
    0.75
    27. Anemia
    198
    0.73
    28. Cervical Cancer
    186
    0.68
    29. Violence
    183
    0.67
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    163
    0.60
    31. Asthma
    158
    0.58
    32. Breast Cancer
    155
    0.57
    33. Pertussis
    145
    0.53
    34. Measles
    131
    0.48
    35. Drownings
    114
    0.42
    36. Appendicitis
    111
    0.41
    37. Syphilis
    99
    0.36
    38. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    96
    0.35
    39. Prostate Cancer
    83
    0.31
    40. Tetanus
    69
    0.25
    41. Poisonings
    68
    0.25
    42. Suicide
    68
    0.25
    43. Skin Disease
    66
    0.24
    44. Stomach Cancer
    64
    0.23
    45. Lymphomas
    63
    0.23
    46. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    61
    0.22
    47. Other Neoplasms
    60
    0.22
    48. Alzheimers/Dementia
    52
    0.19
    49. Hepatitis B
    47
    0.17
    50. Parkinson's Disease
    43
    0.16
     
     
    Mauritania MAURITANIA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    17.16
    38
    2. Prostate Cancer
    14.38
    102
    3. Breast Cancer
    12.77
    115
    4. Liver Cancer
    11.44
    29
    5. Stomach Cancer
    3.10
    137
    6. Ovary Cancer
    3.01
    133
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.64
    162
    8. Lymphomas
    2.48
    137
      Rate World Rank
    9. Skin Cancers
    1.61
    83
    10. Bladder Cancer
    1.34
    122
    11. Lung Cancers
    1.21
    164
    12. Oral Cancer
    1.15
    161
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.05
    144
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    1.02
    147
    15. Leukemia
    0.98
    164
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.58
    164
     
     
    Mauritania MAURITANIA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    0.1
    187
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    44.0
    3.7
    30
    87
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    5.8
    13.6
    139
    145
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.201
    123

     
    Mauritania MAURITANIA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    3,677,293
    129
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.93
    176
    Population 0-14
    38.9 %
    40
    Population 15-64
    57.4 %
    154
    Population 65 +
    3.7 %
    148
    Birth Rate / 1000
    30.90
    35
    Death Rate / 1000
    8.10
    79
    Fertility Rate
    3.93
    37
    Infant Mortality
    53.30
    27
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    139
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    162
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.89
    189
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.74
    128
    Net Migration
    -0.80
    117
    Population Growth
    2.20 %
    33
    Literacy Total
    58.6 %
    168
    Literacy Male
    62.6 %
    139
    Literacy Female
    41.6 %
    139
    Unemployment
    31.0 %
    16
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    63.1
    150
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    55.1
    152
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $4,500
    143
     
     
     

    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.