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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, 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
    42.1
    45.6
    43.8
    181
    181
    181
    2010
    56.1
    60.0
    58.0
    163
    156
    158
    2015
    59.0
    64.7
    61.8
    162
    152
    156
     
     
    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
    130
    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
    188.78
    10
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    90.00
    40
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    85.07
    137
    4. Diarrhoeal diseases
    79.02
    16
    5. Stroke
    64.18
    120
    6. Tuberculosis
    62.59
    21
    7. Malaria
    42.32
    15
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    35.43
    24
    9. Cervical Cancer
    35.14
    6
    10. Diabetes Mellitus
    25.05
    103
    11. Liver Disease
    24.73
    57
    12. Prostate Cancer
    23.03
    48
    13. Hypertension
    21.24
    49
    14. Lung Disease
    20.04
    108
    15. Meningitis
    16.95
    28
    16. Malnutrition
    15.57
    26
    17. Birth Trauma
    14.54
    33
    18. Endocrine Disorders
    13.71
    24
    19. Low Birth Weight
    13.11
    54
    20. Other Injuries
    12.40
    53
    21. Congenital Anomalies
    11.87
    42
    22. Breast Cancer
    11.69
    139
    23. Violence
    11.65
    36
    24. Alzheimers/Dementia
    11.47
    143
    25. Anemia
    11.18
    16
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Maternal Conditions
    10.88
    37
    27. Suicide
    10.88
    77
    28. Falls
    10.79
    42
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.86
    20
    30. Asthma
    8.21
    73
    31. Kidney Disease
    7.36
    155
    32. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    6.84
    37
    33. Fires
    6.42
    29
    34. Drownings
    6.11
    59
    35. Skin Disease
    5.49
    16
    36. Lymphomas
    5.34
    86
    37. Epilepsy
    4.79
    31
    38. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.71
    116
    39. Other Neoplasms
    4.42
    31
    40. Stomach Cancer
    4.38
    118
    41. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.09
    152
    42. Ovary Cancer
    3.50
    125
    43. Liver Cancer
    3.24
    152
    44. Oral Cancer
    3.03
    88
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2.97
    77
    46. Schistosomiasis
    2.90
    34
    47. Syphilis
    2.86
    29
    48. Poisonings
    2.41
    37
    49. Tetanus
    2.28
    19
    50. Bladder Cancer
    2.09
    84
     
     
    Zambia ZAMBIA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    21,672
    18.73
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    11,454
    9.90
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    9,001
    7.78
    4. Malaria
    7,242
    6.26
    5. Coronary Heart Disease
    5,182
    4.48
    6. Birth Trauma
    4,679
    4.04
    7. Tuberculosis
    4,675
    4.04
    8. Low Birth Weight
    4,217
    3.64
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    4,005
    3.46
    10. Stroke
    3,939
    3.40
    11. Congenital Anomalies
    3,407
    2.94
    12. Malnutrition
    2,649
    2.29
    13. Meningitis
    2,555
    2.21
    14. Endocrine Disorders
    2,105
    1.82
    15. Other Injuries
    1,990
    1.72
    16. Liver Disease
    1,813
    1.57
    17. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,575
    1.36
    18. Violence
    1,574
    1.36
    19. Maternal Conditions
    1,485
    1.28
    20. Cervical Cancer
    1,353
    1.17
    21. Hypertension
    1,273
    1.10
    22. Lung Disease
    1,202
    1.04
    23. Anemia
    1,173
    1.01
    24. Drownings
    1,130
    0.98
    25. Suicide
    1,038
    0.90
      Deaths %
    26. Falls
    967
    0.84
    27. Fires
    851
    0.74
    28. Syphilis
    762
    0.66
    29. Epilepsy
    657
    0.57
    30. Asthma
    630
    0.54
    31. Alzheimers/Dementia
    627
    0.54
    32. Kidney Disease
    622
    0.54
    33. Pertussis
    579
    0.50
    34. Prostate Cancer
    559
    0.48
    35. Oesophagus Cancer
    548
    0.47
    36. Poisonings
    467
    0.40
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    463
    0.40
    38. Lymphomas
    460
    0.40
    39. Skin Disease
    450
    0.39
    40. Breast Cancer
    446
    0.39
    41. Inflammatory/Heart
    377
    0.33
    42. Other Neoplasms
    343
    0.30
    43. Tetanus
    338
    0.29
    44. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    274
    0.24
    45. Stomach Cancer
    266
    0.23
    46. Liver Cancer
    239
    0.21
    47. Schistosomiasis
    235
    0.20
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    230
    0.20
    49. Oral Cancer
    212
    0.18
    50. Hepatitis B
    149
    0.13
     
     
    Zambia ZAMBIA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    35.14
    6
    2. Prostate Cancer
    23.03
    48
    3. Breast Cancer
    11.69
    139
    4. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.86
    20
    5. Lymphomas
    5.34
    86
    6. Stomach Cancer
    4.38
    118
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.09
    152
    8. Ovary Cancer
    3.50
    125
      Rate World Rank
    9. Liver Cancer
    3.24
    152
    10. Oral Cancer
    3.03
    88
    11. Bladder Cancer
    2.09
    84
    12. Lung Cancers
    1.81
    164
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    1.71
    135
    14. Leukemia
    1.64
    155
    15. Uterin Cancer
    1.30
    129
    16. Skin Cancers
    1.20
    107
     
     
    Zambia ZAMBIA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    4.8
    111
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    26.5
    4.6
    88
    83
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    3.6
    12.4
    169
    152
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.38
    119

     
    Zambia ZAMBIA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    15,972,000
    68
    Sex Ratio M / F
    1.00
    73
    Population 0-14
    46.0%
    6
    Population 15-64
    51.7%
    189
    Population 65 +
    2.3%
    189
    Birth Rate / 1000
    41.50
    5
    Death Rate / 1000
    12.20
    21
    Fertility Rate
    5.63
    8
    Infant Mortality
    61.10
    16
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    181
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    172
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.00
    99
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.78
    106
    Net Migration
    0.00
    83
    Population Growth
    2.90%
    11
    Literacy Total
    63.4%
    167
    Literacy Male
    70.9%
    132
    Literacy Female
    56.0%
    130
    Unemployment
    15.0%
    42
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    61.8
    156
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    53.7
    158
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $4,000
    146
     
     
     

    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.