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Namibia
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Namibia

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Namibia 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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    Namibia NAMIBIA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    45.0
    49.3
    47.1
    113
    100
    105
    1970
    50.8
    54.8
    52.8
    114
    105
    110
    1980
    56.0
    60.0
    57.9
    114
    113
    114
    1990
    59.5
    63.7
    61.5
    123
    122
    124
    2000
    52.9
    55.9
    54.4
    152
    151
    152
    2010
    61.3
    64.6
    63.0
    139
    140
    138
    2015
    63.1
    68.3
    65.8
    139
    135
    136
     
     
    Namibia NAMIBIA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    63.1
    68.3
    139
    135
    Age 5
    66.4
    71.2
    143
    135
    Age 10
    66.7
    71.4
    144
    136
    Age 15
    66.9
    71.6
    145
    138
    Age 20
    67.3
    71.8
    146
    138
    Age 25
    67.8
    72.2
    151
    138
    Age 30
    68.4
    72.8
    152
    139
    Age 35
    69.1
    73.5
    154
    139
    Age 40
    70.3
    74.4
    153
    137
    Age 45
    71.6
    75.4
    151
    134
    Age 50
    72.9
    76.4
    144
    128
    Age 55
    74.4
    77.4
    141
    126
    Age 60
    76.0
    78.5
    137
    125
    Age 65
    77.8
    79.8
    137
    129
    Age 70
    79.9
    81.4
    138
    131
    Age 75
    82.5
    83.5
    139
    131
    Age 80
    85.5
    86.2
    139
    135
    Age 85
    88.9
    89.4
    146
    138
    Age 90
    92.8
    93.2
    149
    143
    Age 95
    97.1
    97.3
    150
    147
    Age 100
    101.7
    101.8
    154
    148
     
     
    Namibia NAMIBIA 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
    193.52
    15
    2. Stroke
    115.86
    60
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    66.31
    128
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    55.84
    62
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    55.37
    23
    6. Hypertension
    43.20
    6
    7. Lung Disease
    35.91
    20
    8. Diarrhoeal diseases
    24.07
    52
    9. Prostate Cancer
    23.09
    45
    10. Inflammatory/Heart
    22.82
    9
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    22.82
    47
    12. Tuberculosis
    22.63
    48
    13. Violence
    20.39
    21
    14. Other Injuries
    18.65
    46
    15. Asthma
    14.62
    17
    16. Low Birth Weight
    13.87
    53
    17. Kidney Disease
    11.98
    103
    18. Breast Cancer
    10.47
    139
    19. Birth Trauma
    8.74
    61
    20. Congenital Anomalies
    8.64
    84
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    8.49
    62
    22. Cervical Cancer
    7.77
    86
    23. Liver Disease
    6.96
    139
    24. Fires
    6.33
    47
    25. Epilepsy
    6.13
    41
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Skin Disease
    4.48
    41
    27. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.97
    138
    28. Maternal Conditions
    3.94
    58
    29. Oral Cancer
    3.89
    67
    30. Alzheimers/Dementia
    3.84
    66
    31. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3.71
    91
    32. Lung Cancers
    3.70
    133
    33. Drug Use
    3.62
    23
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3.38
    70
    35. Other Neoplasms
    3.22
    64
    36. Meningitis
    3.10
    74
    37. Lymphomas
    2.82
    129
    38. Suicide
    2.61
    157
    39. Malnutrition
    2.42
    86
    40. Drownings
    2.36
    110
    41. Ovary Cancer
    2.31
    151
    42. Measles
    2.29
    30
    43. Pertussis
    2.16
    30
    44. Schistosomiasis
    1.99
    44
    45. Skin Cancers
    1.91
    64
    46. Liver Cancer
    1.91
    164
    47. Parkinson's Disease
    1.85
    85
    48. Stomach Cancer
    1.81
    166
    49. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    1.76
    42
    50. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.65
    112
     
     
    Namibia NAMIBIA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    3,596
    27.69
    2. Stroke
    1,211
    9.33
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    819
    6.31
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    687
    5.29
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    603
    4.64
    6. Road Traffic Accidents
    455
    3.51
    7. Hypertension
    453
    3.49
    8. Low Birth Weight
    443
    3.41
    9. Violence
    420
    3.24
    10. Diarrhoeal diseases
    386
    2.97
    11. Lung Disease
    360
    2.77
    12. Other Injuries
    325
    2.51
    13. Tuberculosis
    309
    2.38
    14. Birth Trauma
    279
    2.15
    15. Inflammatory/Heart
    261
    2.01
    16. Congenital Anomalies
    241
    1.86
    17. Asthma
    160
    1.23
    18. Kidney Disease
    142
    1.10
    19. Endocrine Disorders
    110
    0.85
    20. Fires
    97
    0.74
    21. Epilepsy
    95
    0.73
    22. Liver Disease
    88
    0.68
    23. Prostate Cancer
    88
    0.68
    24. Maternal Conditions
    84
    0.65
    25. Breast Cancer
    76
    0.59
      Deaths %
    26. Measles
    74
    0.57
    27. Pertussis
    69
    0.53
    28. Meningitis
    62
    0.48
    29. Drug Use
    57
    0.44
    30. Cervical Cancer
    55
    0.43
    31. Drownings
    54
    0.42
    32. Skin Disease
    49
    0.37
    33. Oral Cancer
    49
    0.37
    34. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    48
    0.37
    35. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    47
    0.36
    36. Suicide
    46
    0.35
    37. Lung Cancers
    43
    0.33
    38. Other Neoplasms
    42
    0.32
    39. Lymphomas
    40
    0.31
    40. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    37
    0.28
    41. Malnutrition
    36
    0.28
    42. Alzheimers/Dementia
    36
    0.28
    43. Schistosomiasis
    26
    0.20
    44. Liver Cancer
    26
    0.20
    45. Poisonings
    25
    0.20
    46. Skin Cancers
    23
    0.17
    47. Stomach Cancer
    22
    0.17
    48. Leukemia
    21
    0.16
    49. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    20
    0.15
    50. Oesophagus Cancer
    18
    0.14
     
     
    Namibia NAMIBIA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    23.09
    45
    2. Breast Cancer
    10.47
    139
    3. Cervical Cancer
    7.77
    86
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.97
    138
    5. Oral Cancer
    3.89
    67
    6. Lung Cancers
    3.70
    133
    7. Lymphomas
    2.82
    129
    8. Ovary Cancer
    2.31
    151
      Rate World Rank
    9. Skin Cancers
    1.91
    64
    10. Liver Cancer
    1.91
    164
    11. Stomach Cancer
    1.81
    166
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.65
    112
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.55
    107
    14. Leukemia
    1.43
    150
    15. Uterin Cancer
    1.28
    121
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    0.92
    153
     
     
    Namibia NAMIBIA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    11.8
    16
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    38.9
    11.4
    51
    54
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    9.2
    28.2
    128
    65
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.574
    106

     
    Namibia NAMIBIA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    2,436,469
    139
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.96
    138
    Population 0-14
    37.4 %
    45
    Population 15-64
    58.6 %
    151
    Population 65 +
    4.0 %
    134
    Birth Rate / 1000
    27.90
    44
    Death Rate / 1000
    8.10
    79
    Fertility Rate
    3.36
    45
    Infant Mortality
    36.40
    53
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    139
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.02
    146
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.93
    179
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.75
    121
    Net Migration
    0.00
    56
    Population Growth
    1.98 %
    42
    Literacy Total
    88.8 %
    119
    Literacy Male
    79.2 %
    117
    Literacy Female
    84.5 %
    91
    Unemployment
    28.1 %
    21
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    65.8
    136
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    57.5
    136
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $11,300
    104
     
     
     

    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.