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HEALTH PROFILE : Mauritania

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, 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
    58.4
    61.6
    60.0
    133
    132
    134
    2010
    60.5
    63.5
    62.0
    142
    145
    143
    2016
    62.6
    65.2
    63.9
    146
    154
    147
     
     
    Mauritania MAURITANIA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    62.6
    65.2
    146
    154
    Age 5
    68.5
    70.5
    126
    144
    Age 10
    68.9
    71.0
    124
    143
    Age 15
    69.0
    71.1
    128
    147
    Age 20
    69.5
    71.6
    127
    146
    Age 25
    70.1
    72.2
    125
    146
    Age 30
    70.6
    72.8
    126
    146
    Age 35
    71.2
    73.4
    124
    146
    Age 40
    71.8
    74.0
    127
    149
    Age 45
    72.5
    74.6
    130
    151
    Age 50
    73.4
    75.3
    133
    155
    Age 55
    74.5
    76.2
    136
    159
    Age 60
    75.8
    77.1
    144
    164
    Age 65
    77.5
    78.4
    154
    167
    Age 70
    79.4
    80.1
    167
    171
    Age 75
    81.8
    82.3
    170
    171
    Age 80
    84.8
    85.1
    172
    171
    Age 85
    88.3
    88.6
    173
    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. Influenza and Pneumonia
    138.44
    18
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    126.70
    76
    3. Stroke
    112.30
    55
    4. Diarrhoeal diseases
    53.80
    31
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    50.44
    38
    6. Malaria
    38.80
    22
    7. Tuberculosis
    36.96
    45
    8. Liver Disease
    35.07
    25
    9. Low Birth Weight
    31.60
    3
    10. Road Traffic Accidents
    29.67
    39
    11. HIV/AIDS
    28.87
    42
    12. Maternal Conditions
    20.91
    19
    13. Kidney Disease
    20.00
    61
    14. Lung Disease
    19.71
    111
    15. Cervical Cancer
    18.59
    39
    16. Alzheimers/Dementia
    18.12
    87
    17. Prostate Cancer
    17.47
    79
    18. Birth Trauma
    15.91
    31
    19. Meningitis
    15.57
    32
    20. Other Injuries
    15.25
    36
    21. Breast Cancer
    13.70
    124
    22. Malnutrition
    13.19
    31
    23. Falls
    13.14
    26
    24. Congenital Anomalies
    13.04
    30
    25. Liver Cancer
    12.74
    25
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Asthma
    12.08
    49
    27. Violence
    10.97
    41
    28. Hypertension
    10.60
    109
    29. Suicide
    9.53
    96
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    8.29
    58
    31. Syphilis
    8.15
    5
    32. Drownings
    6.29
    54
    33. Fires
    5.04
    44
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    4.97
    65
    35. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.86
    110
    36. Schistosomiasis
    4.17
    18
    37. Stomach Cancer
    3.60
    138
    38. Epilepsy
    3.52
    48
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3.42
    68
    40. Ovary Cancer
    3.21
    141
    41. Drug Use
    3.21
    31
    42. Skin Disease
    3.09
    59
    43. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.08
    167
    44. Lymphomas
    2.72
    142
    45. Other Neoplasms
    2.72
    90
    46. Poisonings
    2.33
    41
    47. Pertussis
    2.15
    25
    48. Encephalitis
    1.82
    23
    49. Anemia
    1.76
    52
    50. Hepatitis B
    1.72
    37
     
     
    Mauritania MAURITANIA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    3,769
    13.37
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    2,148
    7.62
    3. Low Birth Weight
    2,144
    7.60
    4. Stroke
    1,966
    6.97
    5. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,961
    6.96
    6. Malaria
    1,197
    4.25
    7. Birth Trauma
    1,079
    3.83
    8. HIV/AIDS
    986
    3.50
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    983
    3.49
    10. Diabetes Mellitus
    888
    3.15
    11. Tuberculosis
    833
    2.95
    12. Maternal Conditions
    791
    2.81
    13. Liver Disease
    771
    2.73
    14. Congenital Anomalies
    753
    2.67
    15. Malnutrition
    600
    2.13
    16. Meningitis
    547
    1.94
    17. Other Injuries
    547
    1.94
    18. Syphilis
    536
    1.90
    19. Kidney Disease
    428
    1.52
    20. Violence
    416
    1.48
    21. Lung Disease
    338
    1.20
    22. Liver Cancer
    309
    1.10
    23. Endocrine Disorders
    287
    1.02
    24. Falls
    281
    1.00
    25. Alzheimers/Dementia
    268
    0.95
      Deaths %
    26. Drownings
    260
    0.92
    27. Suicide
    240
    0.85
    28. Asthma
    239
    0.85
    29. Cervical Cancer
    213
    0.76
    30. Hypertension
    188
    0.67
    31. Breast Cancer
    175
    0.62
    32. Fires
    156
    0.55
    33. Pertussis
    143
    0.51
    34. Inflammatory/Heart
    113
    0.40
    35. Epilepsy
    112
    0.40
    36. Prostate Cancer
    110
    0.39
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    100
    0.35
    38. Poisonings
    100
    0.35
    39. Drug Use
    93
    0.33
    40. Schistosomiasis
    89
    0.32
    41. Stomach Cancer
    78
    0.28
    42. Tetanus
    75
    0.27
    43. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    73
    0.26
    44. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    70
    0.25
    45. Encephalitis
    69
    0.24
    46. Lymphomas
    69
    0.24
    47. Skin Disease
    67
    0.24
    48. Other Neoplasms
    66
    0.23
    49. Anemia
    47
    0.17
    50. Hepatitis B
    45
    0.16
     
     
    Mauritania MAURITANIA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    18.59
    39
    2. Prostate Cancer
    17.47
    79
    3. Breast Cancer
    13.70
    124
    4. Liver Cancer
    12.74
    25
    5. Stomach Cancer
    3.60
    138
    6. Ovary Cancer
    3.21
    141
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.08
    167
    8. Lymphomas
    2.72
    142
      Rate World Rank
    9. Bladder Cancer
    1.58
    114
    10. Lung Cancers
    1.41
    173
    11. Oral Cancer
    1.38
    159
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    1.30
    148
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.09
    149
    14. Leukemia
    1.00
    172
    15. Skin Cancers
    0.84
    134
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.66
    172
     
     
    Mauritania MAURITANIA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    N/D
    185
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    44.0
    3.7
    30
    87
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    6.6
    18.5
    132
    123
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.36
    120

     
    Mauritania MAURITANIA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    3,758,571
    127
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.93
    181
    Population 0-14
    38.6%
    41
    Population 15-64
    57.7%
    154
    Population 65 +
    3.8%
    149
    Birth Rate / 1000
    30.40
    37
    Death Rate / 1000
    7.90
    84
    Fertility Rate
    3.86
    38
    Infant Mortality
    51.90
    26
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    165
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    174
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.89
    190
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.74
    133
    Net Migration
    -0.80
    114
    Population Growth
    2.20%
    36
    Literacy Total
    52.1%
    176
    Literacy Male
    62.6%
    142
    Literacy Female
    41.6%
    142
    Unemployment
    11.7%
    57
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    63.9
    147
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    56.4
    148
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $4,500
    143
     
     
     

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    Data Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
    Age Adjusted Death Rate Estimates: 2017
    Calculations Provided by World Life Expectancy
    Data Accuracy Not Guaranteed
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Cook Islands, Dominica, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, San Marino, Tuvalu.