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HEALTH PROFILE : Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone
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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, 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
    38.4
    39.5
    39.0
    183
    183
    183
    2010
    47.4
    48.7
    48.1
    182
    182
    182
    2016
    52.5
    53.8
    53.1
    181
    183
    181
     
     
    Sierra Leone SIERRA LEONE LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    52.5
    53.8
    181
    183
    Age 5
    59.7
    60.2
    179
    182
    Age 10
    60.5
    61.1
    179
    182
    Age 15
    60.8
    61.3
    180
    182
    Age 20
    61.9
    62.4
    179
    182
    Age 25
    63.4
    63.8
    179
    182
    Age 30
    64.7
    65.1
    179
    182
    Age 35
    66.0
    66.3
    180
    182
    Age 40
    67.2
    67.5
    180
    183
    Age 45
    68.6
    68.8
    180
    183
    Age 50
    70.0
    70.1
    181
    183
    Age 55
    71.5
    71.7
    183
    183
    Age 60
    73.3
    73.4
    183
    183
    Age 65
    75.4
    75.5
    183
    183
    Age 70
    77.8
    77.9
    183
    183
    Age 75
    80.6
    80.7
    183
    183
    Age 80
    84.0
    84.1
    183
    183
    Age 85
    87.9
    87.9
    183
    183
     
     
    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
    234.45
    1
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    188.09
    29
    3. Stroke
    184.54
    2
    4. Tuberculosis
    130.60
    5
    5. Diarrhoeal diseases
    99.98
    9
    6. Liver Disease
    82.18
    2
    7. Malaria
    71.94
    1
    8. Meningitis
    53.51
    1
    9. HIV/AIDS
    53.50
    28
    10. Diabetes Mellitus
    51.27
    37
    11. Maternal Conditions
    45.62
    2
    12. Lung Disease
    39.31
    25
    13. Road Traffic Accidents
    35.37
    26
    14. Other Injuries
    33.34
    2
    15. Endocrine Disorders
    31.10
    1
    16. Kidney Disease
    30.74
    26
    17. Malnutrition
    30.12
    2
    18. Measles
    29.75
    2
    19. Low Birth Weight
    25.01
    9
    20. Prostate Cancer
    24.45
    43
    21. Asthma
    23.72
    8
    22. Falls
    22.90
    1
    23. Cervical Cancer
    22.70
    22
    24. Suicide
    21.71
    11
    25. Birth Trauma
    21.44
    11
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Hypertension
    21.32
    48
    27. Congenital Anomalies
    17.96
    5
    28. Liver Cancer
    16.49
    15
    29. Breast Cancer
    14.89
    117
    30. Alzheimers/Dementia
    14.85
    120
    31. Drownings
    14.78
    5
    32. Violence
    13.51
    29
    33. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    13.17
    1
    34. Fires
    10.86
    3
    35. Schistosomiasis
    10.27
    1
    36. Inflammatory/Heart
    7.29
    62
    37. Epilepsy
    6.86
    17
    38. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    6.30
    17
    39. Hepatitis B
    5.68
    1
    40. Poisonings
    4.78
    1
    41. Drug Use
    3.97
    16
    42. Stomach Cancer
    3.55
    139
    43. Skin Disease
    3.55
    50
    44. Alcohol
    3.45
    25
    45. Appendicitis
    3.19
    2
    46. Ovary Cancer
    2.95
    149
    47. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.85
    174
    48. Other Neoplasms
    2.69
    91
    49. Encephalitis
    2.64
    7
    50. Anemia
    2.51
    38
     
     
    Sierra Leone SIERRA LEONE TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    10,315
    12.62
    2. Malaria
    7,134
    8.73
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    5,879
    7.19
    4. Stroke
    4,757
    5.82
    5. Coronary Heart Disease
    4,464
    5.46
    6. Tuberculosis
    4,319
    5.28
    7. Measles
    3,365
    4.12
    8. Meningitis
    3,242
    3.97
    9. Low Birth Weight
    2,834
    3.47
    10. Liver Disease
    2,793
    3.42
    11. Maternal Conditions
    2,647
    3.24
    12. HIV/AIDS
    2,492
    3.05
    13. Birth Trauma
    2,429
    2.97
    14. Endocrine Disorders
    2,421
    2.96
    15. Malnutrition
    2,318
    2.84
    16. Other Injuries
    1,937
    2.37
    17. Road Traffic Accidents
    1,842
    2.25
    18. Congenital Anomalies
    1,688
    2.06
    19. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,341
    1.64
    20. Kidney Disease
    1,067
    1.31
    21. Drownings
    1,007
    1.23
    22. Suicide
    990
    1.21
    23. Lung Disease
    953
    1.17
    24. Violence
    849
    1.04
    25. Falls
    795
    0.97
      Deaths %
    26. Asthma
    746
    0.91
    27. Fires
    560
    0.69
    28. Hypertension
    555
    0.68
    29. Liver Cancer
    541
    0.66
    30. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    438
    0.54
    31. Schistosomiasis
    377
    0.46
    32. Cervical Cancer
    375
    0.46
    33. Epilepsy
    338
    0.41
    34. Poisonings
    302
    0.37
    35. Breast Cancer
    277
    0.34
    36. Alzheimers/Dementia
    266
    0.33
    37. Inflammatory/Heart
    266
    0.33
    38. Hepatitis B
    257
    0.31
    39. Pertussis
    213
    0.26
    40. Prostate Cancer
    210
    0.26
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    210
    0.26
    42. Drug Use
    182
    0.22
    43. Tetanus
    164
    0.20
    44. Encephalitis
    155
    0.19
    45. Alcohol
    136
    0.17
    46. Appendicitis
    129
    0.16
    47. Anemia
    126
    0.15
    48. Syphilis
    115
    0.14
    49. Skin Disease
    110
    0.13
    50. Stomach Cancer
    107
    0.13
     
     
    Sierra Leone SIERRA LEONE CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    24.45
    43
    2. Cervical Cancer
    22.70
    22
    3. Liver Cancer
    16.49
    15
    4. Breast Cancer
    14.89
    117
    5. Stomach Cancer
    3.55
    139
    6. Ovary Cancer
    2.95
    149
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.85
    174
    8. Lymphomas
    1.91
    169
      Rate World Rank
    9. Oral Cancer
    1.70
    143
    10. Uterin Cancer
    1.57
    115
    11. Lung Cancers
    1.49
    171
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    1.20
    151
    13. Skin Cancers
    1.15
    111
    14. Leukemia
    0.99
    173
    15. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.75
    162
    16. Bladder Cancer
    0.75
    168
     
     
    Sierra Leone SIERRA LEONE HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    5.7
    104
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    60.0
    12.0
    4
    52
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    3.8
    13.3
    164
    144
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.57
    107

     
    Sierra Leone SIERRA LEONE DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    6,163,195
    107
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.95
    163
    Population 0-14
    41.8%
    21
    Population 15-64
    54.4%
    177
    Population 65 +
    3.8%
    150
    Birth Rate / 1000
    36.30
    15
    Death Rate / 1000
    10.40
    34
    Fertility Rate
    4.73
    20
    Infant Mortality
    68.40
    10
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    173
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.00
    184
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.93
    181
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.71
    145
    Net Migration
    -2.10
    145
    Population Growth
    2.40%
    28
    Literacy Total
    48.1%
    178
    Literacy Male
    58.7%
    144
    Literacy Female
    37.7%
    144
    Unemployment
    9.1%
    76
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    53.1
    181
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    47.6
    180
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $1,800
    179
     
     
     

    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.