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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

Compare Afghanistan and Ghana health profiles including life expectancy history, causes of death and population dynamics side by side. Health Data used is WHO 2014 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN   Ghana GHANA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    31.6
    31.0
    31.3
    171
    172
    172
     
    44.4
    47.3
    45.8
    118
    114
    117
    1970
    35.5
    35.0
    35.3
    171
    173
    172
     
    47.8
    50.7
    49.2
    124
    124
    125
    1980
    39.5
    39.1
    39.3
    172
    175
    173
     
    51.6
    54.5
    53.0
    132
    134
    133
    1990
    41.4
    41.3
    41.3
    178
    181
    180
     
    55.7
    58.1
    56.9
    138
    142
    141
    2000
    42.0
    41.9
    42.0
    180
    183
    180
     
    57.9
    59.1
    58.5
    136
    144
    138
    2010
    57.7
    60.1
    58.8
    154
    155
    154
     
    59.6
    62.2
    60.9
    147
    149
    150
    2015
    59.3
    61.9
    60.5
    159
    161
    161
     
    61.0
    63.9
    62.4
    149
    155
    153
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN   Ghana GHANA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    59.3
    61.9
    159
    161
     
    61.0
    63.9
    149
    155
    Age 5
    65.4
    67.7
    151
    155
     
    65.3
    67.7
    153
    157
    Age 10
    65.9
    68.3
    153
    160
     
    66.1
    68.5
    151
    156
    Age 15
    66.4
    68.8
    153
    159
     
    66.6
    69.0
    151
    157
    Age 20
    67.1
    69.4
    151
    159
     
    67.3
    69.5
    145
    156
    Age 25
    67.9
    70.2
    147
    158
     
    68.2
    70.2
    143
    157
    Age 30
    68.8
    70.9
    146
    156
     
    69.0
    70.9
    144
    157
    Age 35
    69.6
    71.7
    145
    157
     
    69.9
    71.7
    143
    158
    Age 40
    70.4
    72.5
    148
    159
     
    70.8
    72.5
    144
    158
    Age 45
    71.3
    73.3
    157
    163
     
    71.7
    73.4
    142
    162
    Age 50
    72.4
    74.3
    158
    165
     
    72.8
    74.3
    151
    166
    Age 55
    73.7
    75.4
    161
    168
     
    74.0
    75.3
    154
    171
    Age 60
    75.3
    76.7
    161
    169
     
    75.4
    76.4
    159
    173
    Age 65
    77.2
    78.3
    164
    169
     
    77.1
    77.8
    166
    175
    Age 70
    79.4
    80.3
    161
    168
     
    79.1
    79.6
    172
    175
    Age 75
    82.1
    82.7
    158
    164
     
    81.6
    81.9
    175
    175
    Age 80
    85.2
    85.6
    159
    162
     
    84.6
    84.8
    175
    178
    Age 85
    88.8
    89.1
    163
    165
     
    88.2
    88.4
    176
    177
    Age 90
    92.7
    93.0
    164
    164
     
    92.3
    92.5
    175
    175
    Age 95
    97.1
    97.3
    161
    159
     
    96.8
    97.0
    175
    175
    Age 100
    101.7
    101.8
    146
    152
     
    101.5
    101.6
    174
    175
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN   Ghana GHANA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    193.21
    20
     
    96.73
    75
    2. Stroke
    164.46
    14
     
    149.38
    24
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    97.78
    44
     
    127.53
    31
    4. Tuberculosis
    70.41
    13
     
    10.65
    68
    5. War
    58.97
    3
     
    0.00
    172
    6. Diarrhoeal diseases
    37.28
    42
     
    29.83
    45
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    32.89
    71
     
    36.81
    60
    8. Other Injuries
    28.77
    17
     
    13.87
    71
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    27.82
    23
     
    24.60
    38
    10. Lung Disease
    27.77
    43
     
    15.53
    111
    11. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    27.57
    1
     
    5.03
    74
    12. Hypertension
    26.97
    25
     
    20.93
    50
    13. Low Birth Weight
    23.21
    22
     
    19.23
    36
    14. Breast Cancer
    23.03
    20
     
    12.01
    121
    15. Birth Trauma
    19.90
    21
     
    17.73
    33
    16. Maternal Conditions
    19.58
    25
     
    13.59
    39
    17. Liver Disease
    16.50
    83
     
    33.79
    19
    18. Malnutrition
    15.46
    41
     
    32.09
    29
    19. Violence
    15.45
    27
     
    5.53
    86
    20. Stomach Cancer
    15.08
    24
     
    2.91
    143
    21. Kidney Disease
    13.95
    88
     
    15.74
    74
    22. Asthma
    13.62
    22
     
    7.53
    68
    23. Meningitis
    13.18
    37
     
    27.58
    19
    24. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    13.11
    17
     
    9.55
    24
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    10.59
    13
     
    0.48
    168
    26. Congenital Anomalies
    10.40
    40
     
    10.66
    34
    27. Drownings
    9.16
    23
     
    4.80
    72
    28. Oral Cancer
    8.41
    11
     
    2.50
    98
    29. Poisonings
    8.21
    6
     
    2.08
    63
    30. Fires
    7.60
    41
     
    4.98
    53
    31. Cervical Cancer
    7.55
    92
     
    20.71
    27
    32. Lung Cancers
    7.18
    112
     
    2.27
    143
    33. Endocrine Disorders
    7.15
    71
     
    14.41
    28
    34. Inflammatory/Heart
    7.06
    88
     
    12.21
    36
    35. Other Neoplasms
    6.78
    9
     
    2.22
    111
    36. Lymphomas
    6.47
    41
     
    3.76
    112
    37. Measles
    6.34
    10
     
    2.04
    34
    38. Liver Cancer
    6.08
    71
     
    12.61
    23
    39. Falls
    5.86
    79
     
    14.32
    21
    40. Suicide
    5.63
    114
     
    2.97
    152
    41. Prostate Cancer
    5.50
    151
     
    15.84
    94
    42. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    5.11
    119
     
    3.54
    147
    43. Uterin Cancer
    4.50
    18
     
    1.19
    128
    44. Ovary Cancer
    3.72
    101
     
    3.33
    123
    45. Appendicitis
    3.50
    21
     
    5.14
    19
    46. Skin Disease
    3.27
    57
     
    3.62
    53
    47. Encephalitis
    3.02
    14
     
    1.57
    37
    48. Bladder Cancer
    3.00
    58
     
    1.54
    108
    49. Epilepsy
    2.90
    65
     
    11.36
    18
    50. Leukemia
    2.72
    120
     
    1.05
    161
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN   Ghana GHANA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    28,841
    12.81
     
    22,387
    11.96
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    20,327
    9.03
     
    12,125
    6.48
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    15,977
    7.10
     
    7,589
    4.05
    4. Stroke
    15,467
    6.87
     
    18,258
    9.75
    5. War
    14,848
    6.59
     
    0
    0.00
    6. Low Birth Weight
    12,980
    5.76
     
    7,876
    4.21
    7. Birth Trauma
    11,130
    4.94
     
    7,261
    3.88
    8. Tuberculosis
    11,055
    4.91
     
    1,735
    0.93
    9. Other Injuries
    7,932
    3.52
     
    3,068
    1.64
    10. Road Traffic Accidents
    6,448
    2.86
     
    5,540
    2.96
    11. Meningitis
    4,593
    2.04
     
    6,310
    3.37
    12. Maternal Conditions
    4,552
    2.02
     
    3,117
    1.66
    13. Congenital Anomalies
    4,167
    1.85
     
    4,130
    2.21
    14. Malnutrition
    4,132
    1.83
     
    6,182
    3.30
    15. Violence
    3,965
    1.76
     
    1,456
    0.78
    16. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3,831
    1.70
     
    779
    0.42
    17. Diabetes Mellitus
    3,608
    1.60
     
    4,832
    2.58
    18. Measles
    3,526
    1.57
     
    771
    0.41
    19. Drownings
    3,239
    1.44
     
    1,248
    0.67
    20. Lung Disease
    2,874
    1.28
     
    1,930
    1.03
    21. Hypertension
    2,762
    1.23
     
    2,539
    1.36
    22. Liver Disease
    2,488
    1.10
     
    5,477
    2.92
    23. Kidney Disease
    2,380
    1.06
     
    2,469
    1.32
    24. Poisonings
    2,196
    0.98
     
    549
    0.29
    25. Fires
    2,193
    0.97
     
    1,333
    0.71
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    1,870
    0.83
     
    3,127
    1.67
    27. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,779
    0.79
     
    1,350
    0.72
    28. Breast Cancer
    1,692
    0.75
     
    1,013
    0.54
    29. Stomach Cancer
    1,677
    0.74
     
    433
    0.23
    30. Asthma
    1,658
    0.74
     
    1,169
    0.62
    31. Tetanus
    1,374
    0.61
     
    255
    0.14
    32. Falls
    1,340
    0.60
     
    2,626
    1.40
    33. Pertussis
    1,280
    0.57
     
    803
    0.43
    34. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,216
    0.54
     
    72
    0.04
    35. Encephalitis
    1,208
    0.54
     
    308
    0.16
    36. Suicide
    1,205
    0.54
     
    577
    0.31
    37. Lymphomas
    1,118
    0.50
     
    558
    0.30
    38. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,094
    0.49
     
    1,833
    0.98
    39. Oral Cancer
    1,070
    0.48
     
    333
    0.18
    40. Other Neoplasms
    928
    0.41
     
    351
    0.19
    41. Lung Cancers
    852
    0.38
     
    311
    0.17
    42. Appendicitis
    789
    0.35
     
    843
    0.45
    43. Liver Cancer
    723
    0.32
     
    1,855
    0.99
    44. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    709
    0.31
     
    447
    0.24
    45. Leukemia
    699
    0.31
     
    185
    0.10
    46. Epilepsy
    636
    0.28
     
    2,651
    1.42
    47. Cervical Cancer
    569
    0.25
     
    1,549
    0.83
    48. Skin Disease
    554
    0.25
     
    549
    0.29
    49. Drug Use
    542
    0.24
     
    192
    0.10
    50. Syphilis
    446
    0.20
     
    290
    0.15
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN   Ghana GHANA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Breast Cancer
    23.03
    20
     
    12.01
    121
    2. Stomach Cancer
    15.08
    24
     
    2.91
    143
    3. Oesophagus Cancer
    10.59
    13
     
    0.48
    168
    4. Oral Cancer
    8.41
    11
     
    2.50
    98
    5. Cervical Cancer
    7.55
    92
     
    20.71
    27
    6. Lung Cancers
    7.18
    112
     
    2.27
    143
    7. Lymphomas
    6.47
    41
     
    3.76
    112
    8. Liver Cancer
    6.08
    71
     
    12.61
    23
    9. Prostate Cancer
    5.50
    151
     
    15.84
    94
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    5.11
    119
     
    3.54
    147
    11. Uterin Cancer
    4.50
    18
     
    1.19
    128
    12. Ovary Cancer
    3.72
    101
     
    3.33
    123
    13. Bladder Cancer
    3.00
    58
     
    1.54
    108
    14. Leukemia
    2.72
    120
     
    1.05
    161
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    1.49
    129
     
    1.32
    135
    16. Skin Cancers
    1.25
    115
     
    1.21
    118
     
     
     
    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.