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Compare Burkina Faso 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
     
      Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO   Ghana GHANA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    37.3
    36.0
    36.7
    154
    165
    160
     
    44.4
    47.3
    45.8
    118
    114
    117
    1970
    42.2
    42.7
    42.4
    151
    158
    155
     
    47.8
    50.7
    49.2
    124
    124
    125
    1980
    46.3
    48.4
    47.3
    153
    154
    154
     
    51.6
    54.5
    53.0
    132
    134
    133
    1990
    48.4
    51.6
    50.0
    161
    163
    161
     
    55.7
    58.1
    56.9
    138
    142
    141
    2000
    48.8
    52.1
    50.4
    160
    160
    161
     
    57.9
    59.1
    58.5
    136
    144
    138
    2010
    56.6
    58.3
    57.5
    159
    164
    162
     
    59.6
    62.2
    60.9
    147
    149
    150
    2015
    59.1
    60.5
    59.9
    160
    166
    163
     
    61.0
    63.9
    62.4
    149
    155
    153
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO   Ghana GHANA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    59.1
    60.5
    160
    166
     
    61.0
    63.9
    149
    155
    Age 5
    65.1
    65.9
    154
    165
     
    65.3
    67.7
    153
    157
    Age 10
    65.9
    67.0
    154
    165
     
    66.1
    68.5
    151
    156
    Age 15
    66.4
    67.7
    154
    165
     
    66.6
    69.0
    151
    157
    Age 20
    67.0
    68.3
    154
    165
     
    67.3
    69.5
    145
    156
    Age 25
    67.8
    69.1
    148
    165
     
    68.2
    70.2
    143
    157
    Age 30
    68.6
    69.9
    148
    165
     
    69.0
    70.9
    144
    157
    Age 35
    69.4
    70.8
    151
    167
     
    69.9
    71.7
    143
    158
    Age 40
    70.2
    71.7
    155
    170
     
    70.8
    72.5
    144
    158
    Age 45
    71.1
    72.6
    163
    172
     
    71.7
    73.4
    142
    162
    Age 50
    72.1
    73.6
    164
    176
     
    72.8
    74.3
    151
    166
    Age 55
    73.3
    74.6
    168
    179
     
    74.0
    75.3
    154
    171
    Age 60
    74.8
    75.8
    172
    179
     
    75.4
    76.4
    159
    173
    Age 65
    76.6
    77.3
    174
    179
     
    77.1
    77.8
    166
    175
    Age 70
    78.7
    79.2
    176
    179
     
    79.1
    79.6
    172
    175
    Age 75
    81.3
    81.7
    178
    180
     
    81.6
    81.9
    175
    175
    Age 80
    84.5
    84.7
    178
    180
     
    84.6
    84.8
    175
    178
    Age 85
    88.1
    88.3
    178
    180
     
    88.2
    88.4
    176
    177
    Age 90
    92.2
    92.4
    177
    178
     
    92.3
    92.5
    175
    175
    Age 95
    96.8
    96.9
    177
    177
     
    96.8
    97.0
    175
    175
    Age 100
    101.5
    101.6
    176
    176
     
    101.5
    101.6
    174
    175
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO   Ghana GHANA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    220.99
    6
     
    127.53
    31
    2. Stroke
    159.82
    15
     
    149.38
    24
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    111.03
    59
     
    96.73
    75
    4. Malaria
    61.39
    12
     
    61.63
    11
    5. Diarrhoeal diseases
    57.04
    24
     
    29.83
    45
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    54.82
    24
     
    36.81
    60
    7. Meningitis
    41.12
    6
     
    27.58
    19
    8. Liver Disease
    36.66
    14
     
    33.79
    19
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    36.56
    8
     
    24.60
    38
    10. HIV/AIDS
    35.26
    42
     
    49.90
    34
    11. Malnutrition
    31.37
    30
     
    32.09
    29
    12. Other Injuries
    23.59
    28
     
    13.87
    71
    13. Lung Disease
    22.35
    59
     
    15.53
    111
    14. Prostate Cancer
    21.64
    52
     
    15.84
    94
    15. Maternal Conditions
    21.63
    21
     
    13.59
    39
    16. Low Birth Weight
    21.52
    28
     
    19.23
    36
    17. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    20.45
    5
     
    9.55
    24
    18. Cervical Cancer
    19.87
    30
     
    20.71
    27
    19. Falls
    18.68
    10
     
    14.32
    21
    20. Hypertension
    18.18
    71
     
    20.93
    50
    21. Birth Trauma
    17.44
    35
     
    17.73
    33
    22. Kidney Disease
    16.01
    71
     
    15.74
    74
    23. Breast Cancer
    15.86
    93
     
    12.01
    121
    24. Liver Cancer
    15.33
    16
     
    12.61
    23
    25. Epilepsy
    14.24
    7
     
    11.36
    18
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    13.83
    30
     
    14.41
    28
    27. Tuberculosis
    12.99
    59
     
    10.65
    68
    28. Asthma
    12.21
    26
     
    7.53
    68
    29. Fires
    11.90
    23
     
    4.98
    53
    30. Anemia
    11.56
    18
     
    13.93
    12
    31. Appendicitis
    10.81
    3
     
    5.14
    19
    32. Congenital Anomalies
    10.52
    39
     
    10.66
    34
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    9.14
    66
     
    12.21
    36
    34. Violence
    8.85
    59
     
    5.53
    86
    35. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    8.11
    35
     
    5.03
    74
    36. Skin Disease
    6.53
    23
     
    3.62
    53
    37. Drownings
    5.75
    52
     
    4.80
    72
    38. Suicide
    4.54
    128
     
    2.97
    152
    39. Hepatitis B
    3.49
    29
     
    4.52
    14
    40. Other Neoplasms
    2.95
    75
     
    2.22
    111
    41. Stomach Cancer
    2.95
    142
     
    2.91
    143
    42. Alzheimers/Dementia
    2.95
    89
     
    3.56
    71
    43. Schistosomiasis
    2.92
    32
     
    2.30
    41
    44. Ovary Cancer
    2.82
    141
     
    3.33
    123
    45. Parkinson's Disease
    2.80
    49
     
    3.16
    38
    46. Poisonings
    2.60
    55
     
    2.08
    63
    47. Bladder Cancer
    2.40
    73
     
    1.54
    108
    48. Lymphomas
    2.36
    141
     
    3.76
    112
    49. Oral Cancer
    2.28
    109
     
    2.50
    98
    50. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.25
    167
     
    3.54
    147
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO   Ghana GHANA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    22,959
    15.83
     
    22,387
    11.96
    2. Malaria
    16,581
    11.43
     
    17,422
    9.30
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    9,993
    6.89
     
    7,589
    4.05
    4. Stroke
    9,118
    6.29
     
    18,258
    9.75
    5. Low Birth Weight
    7,096
    4.89
     
    7,876
    4.21
    6. Coronary Heart Disease
    6,480
    4.47
     
    12,125
    6.48
    7. Meningitis
    6,001
    4.14
     
    6,310
    3.37
    8. Birth Trauma
    5,750
    3.96
     
    7,261
    3.88
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    4,813
    3.32
     
    5,540
    2.96
    10. HIV/AIDS
    4,496
    3.10
     
    10,343
    5.52
    11. Malnutrition
    4,400
    3.03
     
    6,182
    3.30
    12. Diabetes Mellitus
    3,432
    2.37
     
    4,832
    2.58
    13. Other Injuries
    3,284
    2.26
     
    3,068
    1.64
    14. Liver Disease
    3,134
    2.16
     
    5,477
    2.92
    15. Congenital Anomalies
    3,113
    2.15
     
    4,130
    2.21
    16. Maternal Conditions
    2,817
    1.94
     
    3,117
    1.66
    17. Fires
    2,158
    1.49
     
    1,333
    0.71
    18. Epilepsy
    2,113
    1.46
     
    2,651
    1.42
    19. Falls
    2,032
    1.40
     
    2,626
    1.40
    20. Endocrine Disorders
    1,921
    1.32
     
    3,127
    1.67
    21. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,430
    0.99
     
    1,350
    0.72
    22. Lung Disease
    1,410
    0.97
     
    1,930
    1.03
    23. Tuberculosis
    1,402
    0.97
     
    1,735
    0.93
    24. Kidney Disease
    1,351
    0.93
     
    2,469
    1.32
    25. Violence
    1,292
    0.89
     
    1,456
    0.78
    26. Liver Cancer
    1,219
    0.84
     
    1,855
    0.99
    27. Anemia
    1,181
    0.81
     
    2,439
    1.30
    28. Asthma
    1,034
    0.71
     
    1,169
    0.62
    29. Hypertension
    1,018
    0.70
     
    2,539
    1.36
    30. Appendicitis
    1,001
    0.69
     
    843
    0.45
    31. Drownings
    973
    0.67
     
    1,248
    0.67
    32. Cervical Cancer
    839
    0.58
     
    1,549
    0.83
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    696
    0.48
     
    1,833
    0.98
    34. Pertussis
    672
    0.46
     
    803
    0.43
    35. Breast Cancer
    670
    0.46
     
    1,013
    0.54
    36. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    645
    0.44
     
    779
    0.42
    37. Skin Disease
    577
    0.40
     
    549
    0.29
    38. Suicide
    485
    0.33
     
    577
    0.31
    39. Measles
    445
    0.31
     
    771
    0.41
    40. Poisonings
    438
    0.30
     
    549
    0.29
    41. Prostate Cancer
    367
    0.25
     
    680
    0.36
    42. Syphilis
    345
    0.24
     
    290
    0.15
    43. Hepatitis B
    317
    0.22
     
    755
    0.40
    44. Encephalitis
    267
    0.18
     
    308
    0.16
    45. Other Neoplasms
    266
    0.18
     
    351
    0.19
    46. Lymphomas
    228
    0.16
     
    558
    0.30
    47. Tetanus
    223
    0.15
     
    255
    0.14
    48. Schistosomiasis
    221
    0.15
     
    355
    0.19
    49. Stomach Cancer
    202
    0.14
     
    433
    0.23
    50. Leishmaniasis
    182
    0.13
     
    225
    0.12
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO   Ghana GHANA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    21.64
    52
     
    15.84
    94
    2. Cervical Cancer
    19.87
    30
     
    20.71
    27
    3. Breast Cancer
    15.86
    93
     
    12.01
    121
    4. Liver Cancer
    15.33
    16
     
    12.61
    23
    5. Stomach Cancer
    2.95
    142
     
    2.91
    143
    6. Ovary Cancer
    2.82
    141
     
    3.33
    123
    7. Bladder Cancer
    2.40
    73
     
    1.54
    108
    8. Lymphomas
    2.36
    141
     
    3.76
    112
    9. Oral Cancer
    2.28
    109
     
    2.50
    98
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.25
    167
     
    3.54
    147
    11. Lung Cancers
    2.15
    146
     
    2.27
    143
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.43
    127
     
    0.48
    168
    13. Skin Cancers
    1.35
    105
     
    1.21
    118
    14. Uterin Cancer
    1.19
    129
     
    1.19
    128
    15. Leukemia
    1.13
    155
     
    1.05
    161
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    0.78
    157
     
    1.32
    135
     
     
     
    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.