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Compare Ghana and Burkina Faso 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
     
      Ghana GHANA   Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    44.4
    47.3
    45.8
    118
    114
    117
     
    37.3
    36.0
    36.7
    154
    165
    160
    1970
    47.8
    50.7
    49.2
    124
    124
    125
     
    42.2
    42.7
    42.4
    151
    158
    155
    1980
    51.6
    54.5
    53.0
    132
    134
    133
     
    46.3
    48.4
    47.3
    153
    154
    154
    1990
    55.7
    58.1
    56.9
    138
    142
    141
     
    48.4
    51.6
    50.0
    161
    163
    161
    2000
    55.9
    58.6
    57.2
    144
    146
    147
     
    48.8
    51.4
    50.1
    164
    165
    163
    2010
    59.6
    62.2
    60.9
    147
    149
    150
     
    56.6
    58.3
    57.5
    159
    164
    162
    2015
    61.0
    63.9
    62.4
    149
    155
    153
     
    59.1
    60.5
    59.9
    160
    168
    163
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Ghana GHANA   Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    61.0
    63.9
    149
    155
     
    59.1
    60.5
    160
    168
    Age 5
    65.3
    67.7
    153
    157
     
    65.1
    65.9
    154
    165
    Age 10
    66.1
    68.5
    151
    156
     
    65.9
    67.0
    154
    165
    Age 15
    66.6
    69.0
    151
    157
     
    66.4
    67.7
    154
    165
    Age 20
    67.3
    69.5
    145
    156
     
    67.0
    68.3
    154
    165
    Age 25
    68.2
    70.2
    143
    157
     
    67.8
    69.1
    148
    165
    Age 30
    69.0
    70.9
    144
    157
     
    68.6
    69.9
    148
    165
    Age 35
    69.9
    71.7
    143
    158
     
    69.4
    70.8
    151
    167
    Age 40
    70.8
    72.5
    144
    158
     
    70.2
    71.7
    155
    170
    Age 45
    71.7
    73.4
    142
    162
     
    71.1
    72.6
    163
    172
    Age 50
    72.8
    74.3
    151
    166
     
    72.1
    73.6
    164
    176
    Age 55
    74.0
    75.3
    154
    171
     
    73.3
    74.6
    168
    179
    Age 60
    75.4
    76.4
    159
    173
     
    74.8
    75.8
    172
    179
    Age 65
    77.1
    77.8
    166
    175
     
    76.6
    77.3
    174
    179
    Age 70
    79.1
    79.6
    172
    175
     
    78.7
    79.2
    176
    179
    Age 75
    81.6
    81.9
    175
    175
     
    81.3
    81.7
    178
    180
    Age 80
    84.6
    84.8
    175
    178
     
    84.5
    84.7
    178
    180
    Age 85
    88.2
    88.4
    176
    177
     
    88.1
    88.3
    178
    180
    Age 90
    92.3
    92.5
    175
    175
     
    92.2
    92.4
    177
    178
    Age 95
    96.8
    97.0
    175
    175
     
    96.8
    96.9
    177
    177
    Age 100
    101.5
    101.6
    174
    175
     
    101.5
    101.6
    176
    176
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Ghana GHANA   Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    160.10
    11
     
    94.36
    75
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    155.08
    44
     
    170.63
    36
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    144.64
    15
     
    149.88
    12
    4. Tuberculosis
    63.00
    20
     
    20.18
    56
    5. Malaria
    50.27
    6
     
    53.08
    4
    6. Liver Disease
    47.10
    15
     
    38.06
    23
    7. HIV/AIDS
    45.84
    32
     
    26.45
    45
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    45.45
    48
     
    36.05
    66
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    33.17
    31
     
    39.57
    14
    10. Diarrhoeal diseases
    25.76
    49
     
    89.19
    14
    11. Meningitis
    25.33
    14
     
    27.99
    8
    12. Endocrine Disorders
    21.56
    7
     
    7.73
    62
    13. Cervical Cancer
    21.33
    29
     
    21.19
    30
    14. Lung Disease
    21.09
    103
     
    19.38
    115
    15. Hypertension
    19.97
    53
     
    28.11
    30
    16. Other Injuries
    19.68
    22
     
    23.04
    7
    17. Kidney Disease
    19.32
    67
     
    12.85
    100
    18. Low Birth Weight
    17.97
    29
     
    19.11
    25
    19. Falls
    17.75
    11
     
    20.68
    4
    20. Birth Trauma
    16.94
    27
     
    15.40
    32
    21. Alzheimers/Dementia
    16.47
    102
     
    15.78
    106
    22. Prostate Cancer
    16.11
    91
     
    22.85
    49
    23. Congenital Anomalies
    14.53
    17
     
    13.25
    28
    24. Liver Cancer
    13.58
    22
     
    16.17
    16
    25. Breast Cancer
    12.79
    129
     
    16.48
    94
    26. Asthma
    11.82
    51
     
    12.45
    46
    27. Malnutrition
    11.68
    38
     
    30.03
    3
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    11.61
    21
     
    9.07
    41
    29. Violence
    11.12
    40
     
    10.57
    44
    30. Maternal Conditions
    10.60
    38
     
    17.01
    22
    31. Suicide
    10.09
    90
     
    16.06
    23
    32. Skin Disease
    7.20
    5
     
    7.41
    4
    33. Fires
    6.99
    23
     
    7.11
    20
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    6.46
    42
     
    10.44
    7
    35. Lymphomas
    5.49
    82
     
    2.62
    148
    36. Drownings
    5.46
    69
     
    8.09
    33
    37. Schistosomiasis
    5.12
    11
     
    6.41
    3
    38. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.82
    156
     
    2.55
    177
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3.73
    60
     
    9.60
    6
    40. Ovary Cancer
    3.52
    124
     
    3.04
    144
    41. Drug Use
    3.44
    25
     
    2.56
    40
    42. Stomach Cancer
    3.17
    148
     
    3.34
    144
    43. Epilepsy
    2.85
    58
     
    5.57
    24
    44. Oral Cancer
    2.72
    95
     
    2.56
    101
    45. Lung Cancers
    2.50
    154
     
    2.46
    155
    46. Hepatitis B
    2.37
    18
     
    3.52
    5
    47. Other Neoplasms
    2.30
    109
     
    3.11
    75
    48. Alcohol
    1.99
    71
     
    2.56
    50
    49. Anemia
    1.95
    48
     
    7.75
    21
    50. Poisonings
    1.81
    53
     
    3.20
    12
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Ghana GHANA   Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    24,674
    11.72
     
    17,647
    12.79
    2. Stroke
    19,734
    9.37
     
    5,898
    4.27
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    18,607
    8.84
     
    9,894
    7.17
    4. Malaria
    13,359
    6.35
     
    14,631
    10.60
    5. HIV/AIDS
    10,114
    4.80
     
    3,354
    2.43
    6. Tuberculosis
    9,830
    4.67
     
    1,620
    1.17
    7. Low Birth Weight
    8,224
    3.91
     
    6,781
    4.91
    8. Liver Disease
    7,833
    3.72
     
    3,105
    2.25
    9. Birth Trauma
    7,753
    3.68
     
    5,464
    3.96
    10. Road Traffic Accidents
    7,144
    3.39
     
    5,561
    4.03
    11. Diarrhoeal diseases
    6,630
    3.15
     
    11,502
    8.33
    12. Meningitis
    6,098
    2.90
     
    4,805
    3.48
    13. Congenital Anomalies
    5,804
    2.76
     
    3,695
    2.68
    14. Diabetes Mellitus
    5,709
    2.71
     
    2,401
    1.74
    15. Endocrine Disorders
    5,409
    2.57
     
    1,301
    0.94
    16. Other Injuries
    4,543
    2.16
     
    3,529
    2.56
    17. Malnutrition
    3,644
    1.73
     
    5,062
    3.67
    18. Kidney Disease
    3,150
    1.50
     
    1,181
    0.86
    19. Maternal Conditions
    2,762
    1.31
     
    2,608
    1.89
    20. Violence
    2,737
    1.30
     
    1,774
    1.29
    21. Hypertension
    2,602
    1.24
     
    1,734
    1.26
    22. Falls
    2,596
    1.23
     
    1,737
    1.26
    23. Lung Disease
    2,578
    1.22
     
    1,259
    0.91
    24. Liver Cancer
    2,140
    1.02
     
    1,386
    1.00
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,943
    0.92
     
    804
    0.58
    26. Suicide
    1,896
    0.90
     
    1,671
    1.21
    27. Asthma
    1,704
    0.81
     
    1,053
    0.76
    28. Alzheimers/Dementia
    1,701
    0.81
     
    755
    0.55
    29. Cervical Cancer
    1,633
    0.78
     
    958
    0.69
    30. Fires
    1,480
    0.70
     
    976
    0.71
    31. Drownings
    1,469
    0.70
     
    1,550
    1.12
    32. Breast Cancer
    1,123
    0.53
     
    737
    0.53
    33. Skin Disease
    1,054
    0.50
     
    695
    0.50
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    986
    0.47
     
    856
    0.62
    35. Lymphomas
    821
    0.39
     
    272
    0.20
    36. Schistosomiasis
    818
    0.39
     
    564
    0.41
    37. Pertussis
    756
    0.36
     
    633
    0.46
    38. Prostate Cancer
    727
    0.35
     
    421
    0.31
    39. Drug Use
    724
    0.34
     
    311
    0.23
    40. Epilepsy
    626
    0.30
     
    792
    0.57
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    564
    0.27
     
    735
    0.53
    42. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    502
    0.24
     
    219
    0.16
    43. Hepatitis B
    494
    0.23
     
    333
    0.24
    44. Stomach Cancer
    487
    0.23
     
    271
    0.20
    45. Poisonings
    436
    0.21
     
    566
    0.41
    46. Tetanus
    419
    0.20
     
    337
    0.24
    47. Encephalitis
    411
    0.20
     
    176
    0.13
    48. Syphilis
    409
    0.19
     
    1,065
    0.77
    49. Anemia
    380
    0.18
     
    768
    0.56
    50. Other Neoplasms
    375
    0.18
     
    311
    0.23
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Ghana GHANA   Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    21.33
    29
     
    21.19
    30
    2. Prostate Cancer
    16.11
    91
     
    22.85
    49
    3. Liver Cancer
    13.58
    22
     
    16.17
    16
    4. Breast Cancer
    12.79
    129
     
    16.48
    94
    5. Lymphomas
    5.49
    82
     
    2.62
    148
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.82
    156
     
    2.55
    177
    7. Ovary Cancer
    3.52
    124
     
    3.04
    144
    8. Stomach Cancer
    3.17
    148
     
    3.34
    144
    9. Oral Cancer
    2.72
    95
     
    2.56
    101
    10. Lung Cancers
    2.50
    154
     
    2.46
    155
    11. Bladder Cancer
    1.63
    109
     
    2.73
    65
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    1.48
    145
     
    0.93
    162
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.20
    142
     
    1.24
    134
    14. Leukemia
    1.12
    166
     
    1.22
    162
    15. Skin Cancers
    1.03
    119
     
    0.99
    126
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.50
    178
     
    1.66
    117
     
     
     
    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.