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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 2014 updates, 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
    57.9
    59.1
    58.5
    136
    144
    138
     
    48.8
    52.1
    50.4
    160
    160
    161
    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
    166
    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
    166
    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
    149.38
    24
     
    159.82
    15
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    127.53
    31
     
    220.99
    6
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    96.73
    75
     
    111.03
    59
    4. Malaria
    61.63
    11
     
    61.39
    12
    5. HIV/AIDS
    49.90
    34
     
    35.26
    42
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    36.81
    60
     
    54.82
    24
    7. Liver Disease
    33.79
    19
     
    36.66
    14
    8. Malnutrition
    32.09
    29
     
    31.37
    30
    9. Diarrhoeal diseases
    29.83
    45
     
    57.04
    24
    10. Meningitis
    27.58
    19
     
    41.12
    6
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    24.60
    38
     
    36.56
    8
    12. Hypertension
    20.93
    50
     
    18.18
    71
    13. Cervical Cancer
    20.71
    27
     
    19.87
    30
    14. Low Birth Weight
    19.23
    36
     
    21.52
    28
    15. Birth Trauma
    17.73
    33
     
    17.44
    35
    16. Prostate Cancer
    15.84
    94
     
    21.64
    52
    17. Kidney Disease
    15.74
    74
     
    16.01
    71
    18. Lung Disease
    15.53
    111
     
    22.35
    59
    19. Endocrine Disorders
    14.41
    28
     
    13.83
    30
    20. Falls
    14.32
    21
     
    18.68
    10
    21. Anemia
    13.93
    12
     
    11.56
    18
    22. Other Injuries
    13.87
    71
     
    23.59
    28
    23. Maternal Conditions
    13.59
    39
     
    21.63
    21
    24. Liver Cancer
    12.61
    23
     
    15.33
    16
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    12.21
    36
     
    9.14
    66
    26. Breast Cancer
    12.01
    121
     
    15.86
    93
    27. Epilepsy
    11.36
    18
     
    14.24
    7
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    10.66
    34
     
    10.52
    39
    29. Tuberculosis
    10.65
    68
     
    12.99
    59
    30. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    9.55
    24
     
    20.45
    5
    31. Asthma
    7.53
    68
     
    12.21
    26
    32. Violence
    5.53
    86
     
    8.85
    59
    33. Appendicitis
    5.14
    19
     
    10.81
    3
    34. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    5.03
    74
     
    8.11
    35
    35. Fires
    4.98
    53
     
    11.90
    23
    36. Drownings
    4.80
    72
     
    5.75
    52
    37. Hepatitis B
    4.52
    14
     
    3.49
    29
    38. Lymphomas
    3.76
    112
     
    2.36
    141
    39. Skin Disease
    3.62
    53
     
    6.53
    23
    40. Alzheimers/Dementia
    3.56
    71
     
    2.95
    89
    41. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.54
    147
     
    2.25
    167
    42. Ovary Cancer
    3.33
    123
     
    2.82
    141
    43. Parkinson's Disease
    3.16
    38
     
    2.80
    49
    44. Suicide
    2.97
    152
     
    4.54
    128
    45. Stomach Cancer
    2.91
    143
     
    2.95
    142
    46. Oral Cancer
    2.50
    98
     
    2.28
    109
    47. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    2.35
    23
     
    2.17
    29
    48. Schistosomiasis
    2.30
    41
     
    2.92
    32
    49. Lung Cancers
    2.27
    143
     
    2.15
    146
    50. Other Neoplasms
    2.22
    111
     
    2.95
    75
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Ghana GHANA   Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    22,387
    11.96
     
    22,959
    15.83
    2. Stroke
    18,258
    9.75
     
    9,118
    6.29
    3. Malaria
    17,422
    9.30
     
    16,581
    11.43
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    12,125
    6.48
     
    6,480
    4.47
    5. HIV/AIDS
    10,343
    5.52
     
    4,496
    3.10
    6. Low Birth Weight
    7,876
    4.21
     
    7,096
    4.89
    7. Diarrhoeal diseases
    7,589
    4.05
     
    9,993
    6.89
    8. Birth Trauma
    7,261
    3.88
     
    5,750
    3.96
    9. Meningitis
    6,310
    3.37
     
    6,001
    4.14
    10. Malnutrition
    6,182
    3.30
     
    4,400
    3.03
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    5,540
    2.96
     
    4,813
    3.32
    12. Liver Disease
    5,477
    2.92
     
    3,134
    2.16
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    4,832
    2.58
     
    3,432
    2.37
    14. Congenital Anomalies
    4,130
    2.21
     
    3,113
    2.15
    15. Endocrine Disorders
    3,127
    1.67
     
    1,921
    1.32
    16. Maternal Conditions
    3,117
    1.66
     
    2,817
    1.94
    17. Other Injuries
    3,068
    1.64
     
    3,284
    2.26
    18. Epilepsy
    2,651
    1.42
     
    2,113
    1.46
    19. Falls
    2,626
    1.40
     
    2,032
    1.40
    20. Hypertension
    2,539
    1.36
     
    1,018
    0.70
    21. Kidney Disease
    2,469
    1.32
     
    1,351
    0.93
    22. Anemia
    2,439
    1.30
     
    1,181
    0.81
    23. Lung Disease
    1,930
    1.03
     
    1,410
    0.97
    24. Liver Cancer
    1,855
    0.99
     
    1,219
    0.84
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,833
    0.98
     
    696
    0.48
    26. Tuberculosis
    1,735
    0.93
     
    1,402
    0.97
    27. Cervical Cancer
    1,549
    0.83
     
    839
    0.58
    28. Violence
    1,456
    0.78
     
    1,292
    0.89
    29. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,350
    0.72
     
    1,430
    0.99
    30. Fires
    1,333
    0.71
     
    2,158
    1.49
    31. Drownings
    1,248
    0.67
     
    973
    0.67
    32. Asthma
    1,169
    0.62
     
    1,034
    0.71
    33. Breast Cancer
    1,013
    0.54
     
    670
    0.46
    34. Appendicitis
    843
    0.45
     
    1,001
    0.69
    35. Pertussis
    803
    0.43
     
    672
    0.46
    36. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    779
    0.42
     
    645
    0.44
    37. Measles
    771
    0.41
     
    445
    0.31
    38. Hepatitis B
    755
    0.40
     
    317
    0.22
    39. Prostate Cancer
    680
    0.36
     
    367
    0.25
    40. Suicide
    577
    0.31
     
    485
    0.33
    41. Lymphomas
    558
    0.30
     
    228
    0.16
    42. Poisonings
    549
    0.29
     
    438
    0.30
    43. Skin Disease
    549
    0.29
     
    577
    0.40
    44. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    447
    0.24
     
    178
    0.12
    45. Alzheimers/Dementia
    435
    0.23
     
    171
    0.12
    46. Stomach Cancer
    433
    0.23
     
    202
    0.14
    47. Parkinson's Disease
    356
    0.19
     
    141
    0.10
    48. Schistosomiasis
    355
    0.19
     
    221
    0.15
    49. Other Neoplasms
    351
    0.19
     
    266
    0.18
    50. Oral Cancer
    333
    0.18
     
    166
    0.11
     
     
    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
    20.71
    27
     
    19.87
    30
    2. Prostate Cancer
    15.84
    94
     
    21.64
    52
    3. Liver Cancer
    12.61
    23
     
    15.33
    16
    4. Breast Cancer
    12.01
    121
     
    15.86
    93
    5. Lymphomas
    3.76
    112
     
    2.36
    141
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.54
    147
     
    2.25
    167
    7. Ovary Cancer
    3.33
    123
     
    2.82
    141
    8. Stomach Cancer
    2.91
    143
     
    2.95
    142
    9. Oral Cancer
    2.50
    98
     
    2.28
    109
    10. Lung Cancers
    2.27
    143
     
    2.15
    146
    11. Bladder Cancer
    1.54
    108
     
    2.40
    73
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    1.32
    135
     
    0.78
    157
    13. Skin Cancers
    1.21
    118
     
    1.35
    105
    14. Uterin Cancer
    1.19
    128
     
    1.19
    129
    15. Leukemia
    1.05
    161
     
    1.13
    155
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.48
    168
     
    1.43
    127
     
     
     
    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.