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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, 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
    51.4
    50.1
    164
    165
    163
     
    55.9
    58.6
    57.2
    144
    146
    147
    2010
    56.6
    58.3
    57.5
    159
    164
    162
     
    59.6
    62.2
    60.9
    147
    149
    150
    2016
    59.6
    60.9
    60.3
    164
    170
    166
     
    62.5
    64.4
    63.4
    147
    158
    155
     
     
    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
    59.6
    60.9
    164
    170
     
    62.5
    64.4
    147
    158
    Age 5
    65.3
    66.3
    159
    170
     
    66.6
    68.0
    147
    161
    Age 10
    66.1
    67.3
    158
    169
     
    67.0
    68.6
    148
    162
    Age 15
    66.6
    67.9
    157
    168
     
    67.3
    68.9
    148
    163
    Age 20
    67.2
    68.6
    157
    167
     
    67.8
    69.5
    149
    163
    Age 25
    68.0
    69.4
    154
    167
     
    68.4
    70.1
    150
    163
    Age 30
    68.7
    70.2
    154
    167
     
    69.0
    70.8
    151
    163
    Age 35
    69.5
    71.0
    156
    168
     
    69.6
    71.6
    153
    165
    Age 40
    70.3
    71.9
    157
    170
     
    70.4
    72.4
    155
    166
    Age 45
    71.2
    72.8
    163
    172
     
    71.4
    73.4
    158
    167
    Age 50
    72.3
    73.7
    166
    173
     
    72.5
    74.2
    162
    170
    Age 55
    73.5
    74.7
    167
    175
     
    73.8
    75.2
    163
    171
    Age 60
    75.0
    75.8
    172
    176
     
    75.2
    76.2
    169
    173
    Age 65
    76.8
    77.4
    173
    176
     
    76.9
    77.7
    171
    173
    Age 70
    78.9
    79.3
    176
    176
     
    79.0
    79.6
    171
    173
    Age 75
    81.4
    81.7
    176
    177
     
    81.6
    82.0
    173
    173
    Age 80
    84.6
    84.7
    177
    177
     
    84.8
    85.1
    171
    172
    Age 85
    88.2
    88.4
    178
    177
     
    88.5
    88.7
    167
    169
     
     
    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. Coronary Heart Disease
    170.63
    36
     
    155.08
    44
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    149.88
    12
     
    144.64
    15
    3. Stroke
    94.36
    75
     
    160.10
    11
    4. Diarrhoeal diseases
    89.19
    14
     
    25.76
    49
    5. Malaria
    53.08
    4
     
    50.27
    6
    6. Road Traffic Accidents
    39.57
    14
     
    33.17
    31
    7. Liver Disease
    38.06
    23
     
    47.10
    15
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    36.05
    66
     
    45.45
    48
    9. Malnutrition
    30.03
    3
     
    11.68
    38
    10. Hypertension
    28.11
    30
     
    19.97
    53
    11. Meningitis
    27.99
    8
     
    25.33
    14
    12. HIV/AIDS
    26.45
    45
     
    45.84
    32
    13. Other Injuries
    23.04
    7
     
    19.68
    22
    14. Prostate Cancer
    22.85
    49
     
    16.11
    91
    15. Cervical Cancer
    21.19
    30
     
    21.33
    29
    16. Falls
    20.68
    4
     
    17.75
    11
    17. Tuberculosis
    20.18
    56
     
    63.00
    20
    18. Lung Disease
    19.38
    115
     
    21.09
    103
    19. Low Birth Weight
    19.11
    25
     
    17.97
    29
    20. Maternal Conditions
    17.01
    22
     
    10.60
    38
    21. Breast Cancer
    16.48
    94
     
    12.79
    129
    22. Liver Cancer
    16.17
    16
     
    13.58
    22
    23. Suicide
    16.06
    23
     
    10.09
    90
    24. Alzheimers/Dementia
    15.78
    106
     
    16.47
    102
    25. Birth Trauma
    15.40
    32
     
    16.94
    27
    26. Congenital Anomalies
    13.25
    28
     
    14.53
    17
    27. Kidney Disease
    12.85
    100
     
    19.32
    67
    28. Asthma
    12.45
    46
     
    11.82
    51
    29. Violence
    10.57
    44
     
    11.12
    40
    30. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    10.44
    7
     
    6.46
    42
    31. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    9.60
    6
     
    3.73
    60
    32. Inflammatory/Heart
    9.07
    41
     
    11.61
    21
    33. Drownings
    8.09
    33
     
    5.46
    69
    34. Anemia
    7.75
    21
     
    1.95
    48
    35. Endocrine Disorders
    7.73
    62
     
    21.56
    7
    36. Skin Disease
    7.41
    4
     
    7.20
    5
    37. Fires
    7.11
    20
     
    6.99
    23
    38. Schistosomiasis
    6.41
    3
     
    5.12
    11
    39. Epilepsy
    5.57
    24
     
    2.85
    58
    40. Syphilis
    3.75
    19
     
    1.21
    53
    41. Hepatitis B
    3.52
    5
     
    2.37
    18
    42. Stomach Cancer
    3.34
    144
     
    3.17
    148
    43. Poisonings
    3.20
    12
     
    1.81
    53
    44. Other Neoplasms
    3.11
    75
     
    2.30
    109
    45. Ovary Cancer
    3.04
    144
     
    3.52
    124
    46. Bladder Cancer
    2.73
    65
     
    1.63
    109
    47. Appendicitis
    2.65
    6
     
    1.46
    33
    48. Lymphomas
    2.62
    148
     
    5.49
    82
    49. Drug Use
    2.56
    40
     
    3.44
    25
    50. Oral Cancer
    2.56
    101
     
    2.72
    95
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO   Ghana GHANA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    17,647
    12.79
     
    24,674
    11.72
    2. Malaria
    14,631
    10.60
     
    13,359
    6.35
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    11,502
    8.33
     
    6,630
    3.15
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    9,894
    7.17
     
    18,607
    8.84
    5. Low Birth Weight
    6,781
    4.91
     
    8,224
    3.91
    6. Stroke
    5,898
    4.27
     
    19,734
    9.37
    7. Road Traffic Accidents
    5,561
    4.03
     
    7,144
    3.39
    8. Birth Trauma
    5,464
    3.96
     
    7,753
    3.68
    9. Malnutrition
    5,062
    3.67
     
    3,644
    1.73
    10. Meningitis
    4,805
    3.48
     
    6,098
    2.90
    11. Congenital Anomalies
    3,695
    2.68
     
    5,804
    2.76
    12. Other Injuries
    3,529
    2.56
     
    4,543
    2.16
    13. HIV/AIDS
    3,354
    2.43
     
    10,114
    4.80
    14. Liver Disease
    3,105
    2.25
     
    7,833
    3.72
    15. Maternal Conditions
    2,608
    1.89
     
    2,762
    1.31
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    2,401
    1.74
     
    5,709
    2.71
    17. Violence
    1,774
    1.29
     
    2,737
    1.30
    18. Falls
    1,737
    1.26
     
    2,596
    1.23
    19. Hypertension
    1,734
    1.26
     
    2,602
    1.24
    20. Suicide
    1,671
    1.21
     
    1,896
    0.90
    21. Tuberculosis
    1,620
    1.17
     
    9,830
    4.67
    22. Drownings
    1,550
    1.12
     
    1,469
    0.70
    23. Liver Cancer
    1,386
    1.00
     
    2,140
    1.02
    24. Endocrine Disorders
    1,301
    0.94
     
    5,409
    2.57
    25. Lung Disease
    1,259
    0.91
     
    2,578
    1.22
    26. Kidney Disease
    1,181
    0.86
     
    3,150
    1.50
    27. Syphilis
    1,065
    0.77
     
    409
    0.19
    28. Asthma
    1,053
    0.76
     
    1,704
    0.81
    29. Fires
    976
    0.71
     
    1,480
    0.70
    30. Cervical Cancer
    958
    0.69
     
    1,633
    0.78
    31. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    856
    0.62
     
    986
    0.47
    32. Inflammatory/Heart
    804
    0.58
     
    1,943
    0.92
    33. Epilepsy
    792
    0.57
     
    626
    0.30
    34. Anemia
    768
    0.56
     
    380
    0.18
    35. Alzheimers/Dementia
    755
    0.55
     
    1,701
    0.81
    36. Breast Cancer
    737
    0.53
     
    1,123
    0.53
    37. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    735
    0.53
     
    564
    0.27
    38. Skin Disease
    695
    0.50
     
    1,054
    0.50
    39. Pertussis
    633
    0.46
     
    756
    0.36
    40. Poisonings
    566
    0.41
     
    436
    0.21
    41. Schistosomiasis
    564
    0.41
     
    818
    0.39
    42. Prostate Cancer
    421
    0.31
     
    727
    0.35
    43. Tetanus
    337
    0.24
     
    419
    0.20
    44. Hepatitis B
    333
    0.24
     
    494
    0.23
    45. Other Neoplasms
    311
    0.23
     
    375
    0.18
    46. Drug Use
    311
    0.23
     
    724
    0.34
    47. Appendicitis
    296
    0.21
     
    242
    0.11
    48. Lymphomas
    272
    0.20
     
    821
    0.39
    49. Stomach Cancer
    271
    0.20
     
    487
    0.23
    50. Alcohol
    267
    0.19
     
    368
    0.17
     
     
    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
    22.85
    49
     
    16.11
    91
    2. Cervical Cancer
    21.19
    30
     
    21.33
    29
    3. Breast Cancer
    16.48
    94
     
    12.79
    129
    4. Liver Cancer
    16.17
    16
     
    13.58
    22
    5. Stomach Cancer
    3.34
    144
     
    3.17
    148
    6. Ovary Cancer
    3.04
    144
     
    3.52
    124
    7. Bladder Cancer
    2.73
    65
     
    1.63
    109
    8. Lymphomas
    2.62
    148
     
    5.49
    82
    9. Oral Cancer
    2.56
    101
     
    2.72
    95
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.55
    177
     
    3.82
    156
    11. Lung Cancers
    2.46
    155
     
    2.50
    154
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.66
    117
     
    0.50
    178
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.24
    134
     
    1.20
    142
    14. Leukemia
    1.22
    162
     
    1.12
    166
    15. Skin Cancers
    0.99
    126
     
    1.03
    119
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    0.93
    162
     
    1.48
    145
     
     
     
    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.