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HEALTH PROFILE : Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone
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Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Arab Emirates Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia/Herzeg. Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central Africa Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Costa Rica Cote d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominican Rep. DR Congo Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equ. Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Guinea New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Isl. Somalia South Africa South Korea South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Trinidad/Tob. Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
Sierra Leone

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Sierra Leone 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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    Sierra Leone SIERRA LEONE LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    31.0
    33.7
    32.3
    172
    170
    171
    1970
    33.5
    36.3
    34.9
    173
    172
    173
    1980
    36.4
    39.2
    37.8
    175
    174
    175
    1990
    37.6
    40.4
    39.0
    182
    182
    182
    2000
    38.9
    42.3
    40.6
    183
    182
    182
    2010
    47.4
    48.7
    48.1
    182
    182
    182
    2015
    45.8
    46.2
    46.0
    183
    183
    183
     
     
    Sierra Leone SIERRA LEONE LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    45.8
    46.2
    183
    183
    Age 5
    55.9
    55.2
    183
    183
    Age 10
    57.7
    57.5
    183
    183
    Age 15
    58.5
    58.6
    182
    183
    Age 20
    59.8
    60.1
    182
    183
    Age 25
    61.5
    61.9
    182
    183
    Age 30
    63.0
    63.6
    182
    182
    Age 35
    64.5
    65.2
    182
    183
    Age 40
    65.9
    66.8
    182
    183
    Age 45
    67.4
    68.2
    182
    183
    Age 50
    68.9
    69.5
    183
    183
    Age 55
    70.6
    70.9
    183
    183
    Age 60
    72.5
    72.6
    183
    183
    Age 65
    74.7
    74.6
    183
    183
    Age 70
    77.3
    77.1
    183
    183
    Age 75
    80.3
    80.1
    183
    183
    Age 80
    83.8
    83.7
    183
    183
    Age 85
    87.7
    87.7
    183
    183
    Age 90
    92.0
    92.0
    182
    183
    Age 95
    96.6
    96.6
    181
    183
    Age 100
    101.4
    101.4
    179
    182
     
     
    Sierra Leone SIERRA LEONE 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
    256.87
    3
    2. Tuberculosis
    230.17
    1
    3. Stroke
    183.21
    6
    4. Diarrhoeal diseases
    117.91
    6
    5. Coronary Heart Disease
    115.75
    54
    6. Malnutrition
    112.66
    3
    7. Meningitis
    71.06
    1
    8. HIV/AIDS
    70.26
    28
    9. Malaria
    69.56
    4
    10. Diabetes Mellitus
    63.29
    16
    11. Liver Disease
    55.62
    4
    12. Anemia
    54.64
    1
    13. Maternal Conditions
    47.63
    3
    14. Low Birth Weight
    35.09
    3
    15. Birth Trauma
    33.51
    1
    16. Other Injuries
    33.30
    8
    17. Kidney Disease
    30.51
    7
    18. Measles
    27.47
    3
    19. Road Traffic Accidents
    27.40
    25
    20. Lung Disease
    26.43
    46
    21. Falls
    26.31
    3
    22. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    26.27
    2
    23. Epilepsy
    23.32
    1
    24. Cervical Cancer
    22.47
    22
    25. Prostate Cancer
    21.86
    51
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Hypertension
    21.11
    47
    27. Endocrine Disorders
    20.73
    10
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    17.96
    2
    29. Fires
    16.49
    6
    30. Liver Cancer
    15.43
    15
    31. Violence
    15.35
    28
    32. Asthma
    14.83
    16
    33. Breast Cancer
    14.24
    107
    34. Inflammatory/Heart
    12.61
    30
    35. Appendicitis
    11.45
    2
    36. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    10.60
    13
    37. Drownings
    9.78
    20
    38. Suicide
    7.31
    98
    39. Skin Disease
    6.87
    21
    40. Hepatitis B
    5.67
    5
    41. Poisonings
    5.27
    22
    42. Schistosomiasis
    4.42
    16
    43. Tetanus
    3.89
    4
    44. Alzheimers/Dementia
    3.47
    73
    45. Stomach Cancer
    3.30
    135
    46. Encephalitis
    3.13
    12
    47. Parkinson's Disease
    3.00
    43
    48. Syphilis
    2.99
    22
    49. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    2.79
    19
    50. Ovary Cancer
    2.73
    146
     
     
    Sierra Leone SIERRA LEONE TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    12,473
    13.23
    2. Tuberculosis
    8,131
    8.62
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    8,061
    8.55
    4. Malaria
    6,088
    6.46
    5. Malnutrition
    4,880
    5.18
    6. Meningitis
    4,387
    4.65
    7. Stroke
    4,344
    4.61
    8. Low Birth Weight
    3,679
    3.90
    9. Birth Trauma
    3,514
    3.73
    10. HIV/AIDS
    3,242
    3.44
    11. Coronary Heart Disease
    2,859
    3.03
    12. Measles
    2,768
    2.94
    13. Maternal Conditions
    2,471
    2.62
    14. Anemia
    2,284
    2.42
    15. Liver Disease
    2,001
    2.12
    16. Other Injuries
    1,929
    2.05
    17. Congenital Anomalies
    1,772
    1.88
    18. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,699
    1.80
    19. Epilepsy
    1,386
    1.47
    20. Road Traffic Accidents
    1,382
    1.47
    21. Falls
    1,298
    1.38
    22. Endocrine Disorders
    1,180
    1.25
    23. Fires
    1,158
    1.23
    24. Kidney Disease
    1,120
    1.19
    25. Violence
    891
    0.95
      Deaths %
    26. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    790
    0.84
    27. Lung Disease
    664
    0.70
    28. Drownings
    638
    0.68
    29. Asthma
    529
    0.56
    30. Liver Cancer
    509
    0.54
    31. Hypertension
    503
    0.53
    32. Inflammatory/Heart
    445
    0.47
    33. Appendicitis
    444
    0.47
    34. Tetanus
    406
    0.43
    35. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    376
    0.40
    36. Cervical Cancer
    368
    0.39
    37. Poisonings
    343
    0.36
    38. Suicide
    337
    0.36
    39. Syphilis
    281
    0.30
    40. Breast Cancer
    267
    0.28
    41. Skin Disease
    266
    0.28
    42. Pertussis
    222
    0.24
    43. Hepatitis B
    210
    0.22
    44. Encephalitis
    191
    0.20
    45. Prostate Cancer
    168
    0.18
    46. Schistosomiasis
    140
    0.15
    47. Leishmaniasis
    110
    0.12
    48. Stomach Cancer
    100
    0.11
    49. Alzheimers/Dementia
    89
    0.09
    50. Other Neoplasms
    86
    0.09
     
     
    Sierra Leone SIERRA LEONE CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    22.47
    22
    2. Prostate Cancer
    21.86
    51
    3. Liver Cancer
    15.43
    15
    4. Breast Cancer
    14.24
    107
    5. Stomach Cancer
    3.30
    135
    6. Ovary Cancer
    2.73
    146
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.57
    164
    8. Skin Cancers
    2.00
    54
      Rate World Rank
    9. Lymphomas
    1.82
    157
    10. Oral Cancer
    1.55
    146
    11. Uterin Cancer
    1.51
    106
    12. Lung Cancers
    1.31
    160
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    1.12
    143
    14. Leukemia
    0.95
    165
    15. Bladder Cancer
    0.72
    157
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.62
    162
     
     
    Sierra Leone SIERRA LEONE HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    8.2
    58
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    60.0
    12.0
    4
    52
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    3.1
    12.0
    165
    148
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.635
    104

     
    Sierra Leone SIERRA LEONE DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    6,018,888
    108
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.95
    150
    Population 0-14
    41.9 %
    22
    Population 15-64
    54.4 %
    176
    Population 65 +
    3.8 %
    146
    Birth Rate / 1000
    36.70
    14
    Death Rate / 1000
    10.60
    34
    Fertility Rate
    4.76
    19
    Infant Mortality
    70.00
    11
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    139
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.00
    181
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.93
    183
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.73
    134
    Net Migration
    -2.40
    152
    Population Growth
    2.36 %
    30
    Literacy Total
    43.3 %
    181
    Literacy Male
    58.7 %
    141
    Literacy Female
    37.7 %
    141
    Unemployment
    9.1 %
    85
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    46.0
    183
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    39.4
    194
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $1,600
    181
     
     
     

    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.