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Compare Japan 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
     
      Japan JAPAN   Ghana GHANA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    65.3
    70.1
    67.7
    31
    35
    35
     
    44.4
    47.3
    45.8
    118
    114
    117
    1970
    69.4
    74.7
    72.0
    9
    13
    10
     
    47.8
    50.7
    49.2
    124
    124
    125
    1980
    73.6
    78.8
    76.1
    1
    5
    1
     
    51.6
    54.5
    53.0
    132
    134
    133
    1990
    75.9
    81.9
    78.8
    1
    1
    1
     
    55.7
    58.1
    56.9
    138
    142
    141
    2000
    77.6
    84.5
    81.1
    2
    1
    1
     
    55.9
    58.6
    57.2
    144
    146
    147
    2010
    79.5
    86.3
    83.0
    5
    1
    1
     
    59.6
    62.2
    60.9
    147
    149
    150
    2015
    80.5
    86.8
    83.7
    6
    1
    1
     
    61.0
    63.9
    62.4
    149
    155
    153
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Japan JAPAN   Ghana GHANA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    80.5
    86.8
    6
    1
     
    61.0
    63.9
    149
    155
    Age 5
    80.7
    87.0
    7
    1
     
    65.3
    67.7
    153
    157
    Age 10
    80.8
    87.1
    7
    1
     
    66.1
    68.5
    151
    156
    Age 15
    80.8
    87.1
    7
    1
     
    66.6
    69.0
    151
    157
    Age 20
    80.9
    87.2
    7
    1
     
    67.3
    69.5
    145
    156
    Age 25
    81.1
    87.3
    7
    1
     
    68.2
    70.2
    143
    157
    Age 30
    81.2
    87.3
    8
    1
     
    69.0
    70.9
    144
    157
    Age 35
    81.4
    87.4
    9
    1
     
    69.9
    71.7
    143
    158
    Age 40
    81.6
    87.6
    9
    1
     
    70.8
    72.5
    144
    158
    Age 45
    81.8
    87.7
    8
    1
     
    71.7
    73.4
    142
    162
    Age 50
    82.2
    88.0
    8
    1
     
    72.8
    74.3
    151
    166
    Age 55
    82.7
    88.3
    8
    1
     
    74.0
    75.3
    154
    171
    Age 60
    83.4
    88.7
    8
    1
     
    75.4
    76.4
    159
    173
    Age 65
    84.4
    89.2
    7
    1
     
    77.1
    77.8
    166
    175
    Age 70
    85.4
    89.7
    9
    1
     
    79.1
    79.6
    172
    175
    Age 75
    86.8
    90.5
    11
    2
     
    81.6
    81.9
    175
    175
    Age 80
    88.7
    91.6
    14
    2
     
    84.6
    84.8
    175
    178
    Age 85
    91.2
    93.3
    24
    4
     
    88.2
    88.4
    176
    177
    Age 90
    94.3
    95.6
    31
    16
     
    92.3
    92.5
    175
    175
    Age 95
    98.0
    98.7
    44
    18
     
    96.8
    97.0
    175
    175
    Age 100
    102.1
    102.5
    66
    44
     
    101.5
    101.6
    174
    175
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Japan JAPAN   Ghana GHANA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    34.00
    152
     
    149.38
    24
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    32.07
    84
     
    127.53
    31
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    30.36
    170
     
    96.73
    75
    4. Lung Cancers
    21.44
    54
     
    2.27
    143
    5. Suicide
    18.78
    16
     
    2.97
    152
    6. Stomach Cancer
    15.58
    19
     
    2.91
    143
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.88
    42
     
    3.54
    147
    8. Other Injuries
    13.83
    72
     
    13.87
    71
    9. Breast Cancer
    10.86
    134
     
    12.01
    121
    10. Liver Cancer
    9.54
    39
     
    12.61
    23
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    9.35
    13
     
    1.32
    135
    12. Kidney Disease
    7.52
    129
     
    15.74
    74
    13. Prostate Cancer
    6.90
    142
     
    15.84
    94
    14. Liver Disease
    5.27
    153
     
    33.79
    19
    15. Lymphomas
    4.70
    81
     
    3.76
    112
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    4.37
    168
     
    36.81
    60
    17. Lung Disease
    4.33
    166
     
    15.53
    111
    18. Alzheimers/Dementia
    4.23
    58
     
    3.56
    71
    19. Oesophagus Cancer
    4.13
    51
     
    0.48
    168
    20. Ovary Cancer
    3.72
    100
     
    3.33
    123
    21. Road Traffic Accidents
    3.28
    168
     
    24.60
    38
    22. Leukemia
    3.16
    111
     
    1.05
    161
    23. Other Neoplasms
    3.11
    70
     
    2.22
    111
    24. Cervical Cancer
    2.97
    135
     
    20.71
    27
    25. Endocrine Disorders
    2.74
    136
     
    14.41
    28
    26. Congenital Anomalies
    2.63
    162
     
    10.66
    34
    27. Drownings
    2.53
    104
     
    4.80
    72
    28. Oral Cancer
    2.49
    99
     
    2.50
    98
    29. Falls
    2.46
    136
     
    14.32
    21
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.24
    165
     
    12.21
    36
    31. Bladder Cancer
    2.00
    88
     
    1.54
    108
    32. Hypertension
    1.88
    172
     
    20.93
    50
    33. Uterin Cancer
    1.85
    92
     
    1.19
    128
    34. Parkinson's Disease
    1.52
    101
     
    3.16
    38
    35. Hepatitis C
    1.46
    5
     
    0.63
    26
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.90
    148
     
    9.55
    24
    37. Tuberculosis
    0.89
    132
     
    10.65
    68
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.71
    143
     
    29.83
    45
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.61
    155
     
    5.03
    74
    40. Fires
    0.56
    144
     
    4.98
    53
    41. Malnutrition
    0.54
    121
     
    32.09
    29
    42. Asthma
    0.54
    165
     
    7.53
    68
    43. Poisonings
    0.54
    141
     
    2.08
    63
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.50
    157
     
    1.21
    118
    45. Low Birth Weight
    0.48
    172
     
    19.23
    36
    46. Alcohol
    0.48
    105
     
    0.11
    135
    47. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.45
    104
     
    2.35
    23
    48. Drug Use
    0.43
    127
     
    0.85
    98
    49. Skin Disease
    0.41
    142
     
    3.62
    53
    50. Epilepsy
    0.38
    168
     
    11.36
    18
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Japan JAPAN   Ghana GHANA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    125,816
    13.69
     
    22,387
    11.96
    2. Stroke
    120,586
    13.12
     
    18,258
    9.75
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    102,506
    11.15
     
    12,125
    6.48
    4. Lung Cancers
    71,740
    7.80
     
    311
    0.17
    5. Stomach Cancer
    50,969
    5.54
     
    433
    0.23
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    47,686
    5.19
     
    447
    0.24
    7. Other Injuries
    34,400
    3.74
     
    3,068
    1.64
    8. Liver Cancer
    31,844
    3.46
     
    1,855
    0.99
    9. Pancreas Cancer
    30,017
    3.27
     
    184
    0.10
    10. Suicide
    29,454
    3.20
     
    577
    0.31
    11. Kidney Disease
    29,119
    3.17
     
    2,469
    1.32
    12. Lung Disease
    17,284
    1.88
     
    1,930
    1.03
    13. Alzheimers/Dementia
    16,963
    1.85
     
    435
    0.23
    14. Lymphomas
    15,477
    1.68
     
    558
    0.30
    15. Diabetes Mellitus
    14,741
    1.60
     
    4,832
    2.58
    16. Breast Cancer
    13,206
    1.44
     
    1,013
    0.54
    17. Liver Disease
    13,135
    1.43
     
    5,477
    2.92
    18. Oesophagus Cancer
    12,495
    1.36
     
    72
    0.04
    19. Prostate Cancer
    11,305
    1.23
     
    680
    0.36
    20. Other Neoplasms
    10,258
    1.12
     
    351
    0.19
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    9,169
    1.00
     
    3,127
    1.67
    22. Leukemia
    8,585
    0.93
     
    185
    0.10
    23. Falls
    7,653
    0.83
     
    2,626
    1.40
    24. Bladder Cancer
    7,373
    0.80
     
    183
    0.10
    25. Oral Cancer
    7,345
    0.80
     
    333
    0.18
    26. Drownings
    7,337
    0.80
     
    1,248
    0.67
    27. Hypertension
    7,167
    0.78
     
    2,539
    1.36
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    7,094
    0.77
     
    1,833
    0.98
    29. Road Traffic Accidents
    6,186
    0.67
     
    5,540
    2.96
    30. Parkinson's Disease
    6,060
    0.66
     
    356
    0.19
    31. Hepatitis C
    4,734
    0.51
     
    98
    0.05
    32. Ovary Cancer
    4,656
    0.51
     
    272
    0.15
    33. Cervical Cancer
    3,462
    0.38
     
    1,549
    0.83
    34. Tuberculosis
    3,419
    0.37
     
    1,735
    0.93
    35. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3,061
    0.33
     
    1,350
    0.72
    36. Uterin Cancer
    2,659
    0.29
     
    85
    0.05
    37. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2,370
    0.26
     
    779
    0.42
    38. Congenital Anomalies
    2,323
    0.25
     
    4,130
    2.21
    39. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2,300
    0.25
     
    7,589
    4.05
    40. Asthma
    1,843
    0.20
     
    1,169
    0.62
    41. Malnutrition
    1,724
    0.19
     
    6,182
    3.30
    42. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    1,667
    0.18
     
    321
    0.17
    43. Skin Disease
    1,557
    0.17
     
    549
    0.29
    44. Skin Cancers
    1,530
    0.17
     
    159
    0.08
    45. Fires
    1,332
    0.14
     
    1,333
    0.71
    46. Poisonings
    959
    0.10
     
    549
    0.29
    47. Alcohol
    914
    0.10
     
    19
    0.01
    48. Drug Use
    810
    0.09
     
    192
    0.10
    49. Epilepsy
    800
    0.09
     
    2,651
    1.42
    50. Hepatitis B
    796
    0.09
     
    755
    0.40
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Japan JAPAN   Ghana GHANA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    21.44
    54
     
    2.27
    143
    2. Stomach Cancer
    15.58
    19
     
    2.91
    143
    3. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.88
    42
     
    3.54
    147
    4. Breast Cancer
    10.86
    134
     
    12.01
    121
    5. Liver Cancer
    9.54
    39
     
    12.61
    23
    6. Pancreas Cancer
    9.35
    13
     
    1.32
    135
    7. Prostate Cancer
    6.90
    142
     
    15.84
    94
    8. Lymphomas
    4.70
    81
     
    3.76
    112
    9. Oesophagus Cancer
    4.13
    51
     
    0.48
    168
    10. Ovary Cancer
    3.72
    100
     
    3.33
    123
    11. Leukemia
    3.16
    111
     
    1.05
    161
    12. Cervical Cancer
    2.97
    135
     
    20.71
    27
    13. Oral Cancer
    2.49
    99
     
    2.50
    98
    14. Bladder Cancer
    2.00
    88
     
    1.54
    108
    15. Uterin Cancer
    1.85
    92
     
    1.19
    128
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.50
    157
     
    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.