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Zambia
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Zambia

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Zambia 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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    Zambia ZAMBIA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    43.8
    46.8
    45.3
    119
    116
    118
    1970
    47.6
    50.8
    49.2
    125
    123
    126
    1980
    50.0
    53.4
    51.7
    139
    138
    137
    1990
    45.9
    50.3
    48.0
    171
    165
    166
    2000
    38.9
    40.3
    39.6
    182
    184
    184
    2010
    56.1
    60.0
    58.0
    163
    156
    158
    2015
    59.0
    64.7
    61.8
    162
    152
    157
     
     
    Zambia ZAMBIA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    59.0
    64.7
    162
    152
    Age 5
    63.3
    68.7
    163
    153
    Age 10
    64.1
    69.4
    166
    152
    Age 15
    64.6
    69.9
    166
    152
    Age 20
    65.2
    70.4
    166
    152
    Age 25
    66.1
    71.1
    167
    150
    Age 30
    67.1
    71.9
    168
    150
    Age 35
    68.4
    72.8
    167
    148
    Age 40
    70.0
    73.8
    161
    145
    Age 45
    71.7
    74.9
    143
    141
    Age 50
    73.4
    76.0
    128
    140
    Age 55
    75.2
    77.2
    115
    132
    Age 60
    76.8
    78.4
    110
    131
    Age 65
    78.6
    79.8
    105
    127
    Age 70
    80.7
    81.5
    105
    125
    Age 75
    83.1
    83.7
    106
    125
    Age 80
    85.9
    86.4
    110
    124
    Age 85
    89.3
    89.7
    110
    125
    Age 90
    93.1
    93.4
    115
    119
    Age 95
    97.3
    97.5
    117
    112
    Age 100
    101.8
    101.9
    121
    113
     
     
    Zambia ZAMBIA 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
    361.95
    5
    2. Stroke
    119.23
    53
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    86.86
    49
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    68.91
    124
    5. Malaria
    51.91
    22
    6. Falls
    46.08
    1
    7. Malnutrition
    40.84
    19
    8. Cervical Cancer
    36.40
    6
    9. Diabetes Mellitus
    35.64
    64
    10. Tuberculosis
    33.84
    35
    11. Diarrhoeal diseases
    27.61
    50
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    26.51
    29
    13. Liver Disease
    26.02
    42
    14. Prostate Cancer
    25.59
    37
    15. Birth Trauma
    20.72
    19
    16. Meningitis
    20.08
    30
    17. Low Birth Weight
    18.46
    37
    18. Hypertension
    18.39
    69
    19. Other Injuries
    16.82
    52
    20. Maternal Conditions
    16.60
    31
    21. Kidney Disease
    16.37
    65
    22. Suicide
    14.80
    34
    23. Inflammatory/Heart
    13.03
    28
    24. Fires
    12.38
    18
    25. Endocrine Disorders
    12.23
    41
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Violence
    11.75
    42
    27. Drownings
    11.19
    12
    28. Breast Cancer
    11.00
    132
    29. Epilepsy
    10.01
    24
    30. Lung Disease
    9.83
    150
    31. Oesophagus Cancer
    9.70
    17
    32. Skin Disease
    8.80
    13
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    8.55
    88
    34. Poisonings
    8.34
    5
    35. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    6.32
    58
    36. Asthma
    6.21
    74
    37. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    5.83
    11
    38. Schistosomiasis
    5.65
    8
    39. Stomach Cancer
    4.97
    102
    40. Other Neoplasms
    4.76
    19
    41. Syphilis
    4.72
    5
    42. Lymphomas
    4.39
    86
    43. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.13
    134
    44. Drug Use
    3.84
    18
    45. Measles
    3.72
    17
    46. Ovary Cancer
    3.34
    122
    47. Liver Cancer
    3.31
    146
    48. Oral Cancer
    3.06
    82
    49. Hepatitis B
    2.83
    36
    50. Encephalitis
    2.60
    19
     
     
    Zambia ZAMBIA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    35,990
    26.54
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    11,049
    8.15
    3. Malaria
    10,733
    7.91
    4. Birth Trauma
    6,021
    4.44
    5. Stroke
    5,826
    4.30
    6. Diarrhoeal diseases
    5,662
    4.18
    7. Low Birth Weight
    5,366
    3.96
    8. Tuberculosis
    3,715
    2.74
    9. Malnutrition
    3,698
    2.73
    10. Coronary Heart Disease
    3,546
    2.61
    11. Falls
    3,428
    2.53
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    3,055
    2.25
    13. Meningitis
    2,832
    2.09
    14. Congenital Anomalies
    2,233
    1.65
    15. Other Injuries
    1,943
    1.43
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,839
    1.36
    17. Maternal Conditions
    1,781
    1.31
    18. Fires
    1,722
    1.27
    19. Liver Disease
    1,704
    1.26
    20. Drownings
    1,623
    1.20
    21. Violence
    1,487
    1.10
    22. Suicide
    1,346
    0.99
    23. Endocrine Disorders
    1,265
    0.93
    24. Epilepsy
    1,251
    0.92
    25. Syphilis
    1,210
    0.89
      Deaths %
    26. Cervical Cancer
    1,165
    0.86
    27. Kidney Disease
    1,130
    0.83
    28. Poisonings
    1,107
    0.82
    29. Measles
    999
    0.74
    30. Hypertension
    910
    0.67
    31. Inflammatory/Heart
    737
    0.54
    32. Pertussis
    641
    0.47
    33. Skin Disease
    615
    0.45
    34. Lung Disease
    567
    0.42
    35. Oesophagus Cancer
    510
    0.38
    36. Prostate Cancer
    505
    0.37
    37. Drug Use
    430
    0.32
    38. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    422
    0.31
    39. Asthma
    369
    0.27
    40. Schistosomiasis
    358
    0.26
    41. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    352
    0.26
    42. Breast Cancer
    350
    0.26
    43. Other Neoplasms
    324
    0.24
    44. Leishmaniasis
    315
    0.23
    45. Encephalitis
    306
    0.23
    46. Lymphomas
    305
    0.22
    47. Tetanus
    270
    0.20
    48. Stomach Cancer
    254
    0.19
    49. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    234
    0.17
    50. Anemia
    212
    0.16
     
     
    Zambia ZAMBIA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    36.40
    6
    2. Prostate Cancer
    25.59
    37
    3. Breast Cancer
    11.00
    132
    4. Oesophagus Cancer
    9.70
    17
    5. Stomach Cancer
    4.97
    102
    6. Lymphomas
    4.39
    86
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.13
    134
    8. Ovary Cancer
    3.34
    122
      Rate World Rank
    9. Liver Cancer
    3.31
    146
    10. Oral Cancer
    3.06
    82
    11. Bladder Cancer
    2.23
    80
    12. Lung Cancers
    1.90
    149
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    1.72
    124
    14. Leukemia
    1.69
    145
    15. Uterin Cancer
    1.49
    110
    16. Skin Cancers
    1.48
    97
     
     
    Zambia ZAMBIA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    4.0
    124
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    26.5
    4.6
    88
    83
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    3.4
    14.3
    161
    142
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.795
    100

     
    Zambia ZAMBIA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    15,510,711
    69
    Sex Ratio M / F
    1.00
    64
    Population 0-14
    46.1 %
    5
    Population 15-64
    51.6 %
    189
    Population 65 +
    2.4 %
    188
    Birth Rate / 1000
    41.80
    4
    Death Rate / 1000
    12.40
    22
    Fertility Rate
    5.67
    7
    Infant Mortality
    62.90
    17
    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
    1.00
    96
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.76
    114
    Net Migration
    0.00
    56
    Population Growth
    2.94 %
    8
    Literacy Total
    61.4 %
    164
    Literacy Male
    70.9 %
    129
    Literacy Female
    56.0 %
    127
    Unemployment
    15.0 %
    47
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    61.8
    157
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    53.7
    158
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $4,300
    145
     
     
     

    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.