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Compare Malawi and Zambia 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
     
      Malawi MALAWI   Zambia ZAMBIA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    37.4
    38.5
    37.9
    153
    155
    157
     
    43.8
    46.8
    45.3
    119
    116
    118
    1970
    40.1
    41.6
    40.8
    161
    161
    160
     
    47.6
    50.8
    49.2
    125
    123
    126
    1980
    43.9
    45.8
    44.8
    159
    162
    160
     
    50.0
    53.4
    51.7
    139
    138
    137
    1990
    47.3
    50.0
    48.6
    164
    166
    164
     
    45.9
    50.3
    48.0
    171
    165
    166
    2000
    42.6
    43.6
    43.1
    180
    182
    182
     
    42.1
    45.6
    43.8
    181
    181
    181
    2010
    51.7
    54.0
    52.9
    172
    174
    173
     
    56.1
    60.0
    58.0
    163
    156
    158
    2016
    61.4
    66.8
    64.2
    152
    146
    146
     
    60.2
    64.4
    62.3
    158
    159
    160
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Malawi MALAWI   Zambia ZAMBIA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    61.4
    66.8
    152
    146
     
    60.2
    64.4
    158
    159
    Age 5
    65.5
    70.6
    156
    143
     
    64.6
    68.4
    165
    158
    Age 10
    65.9
    71.0
    160
    144
     
    65.3
    69.0
    165
    158
    Age 15
    66.3
    71.3
    160
    143
     
    65.7
    69.4
    165
    158
    Age 20
    66.9
    71.8
    160
    143
     
    66.4
    70.0
    164
    158
    Age 25
    67.4
    72.3
    162
    145
     
    67.4
    70.7
    163
    158
    Age 30
    68.0
    72.9
    165
    143
     
    68.4
    71.6
    159
    157
    Age 35
    68.8
    73.7
    168
    143
     
    69.4
    72.5
    158
    155
    Age 40
    69.9
    74.7
    165
    138
     
    70.7
    73.6
    151
    152
    Age 45
    71.4
    75.8
    160
    132
     
    72.0
    74.8
    138
    149
    Age 50
    72.8
    76.6
    151
    129
     
    73.4
    75.9
    132
    147
    Age 55
    74.4
    77.6
    140
    129
     
    75.0
    77.0
    128
    140
    Age 60
    76.0
    78.5
    137
    133
     
    76.6
    78.3
    123
    137
    Age 65
    77.8
    79.6
    141
    137
     
    78.4
    79.7
    119
    135
    Age 70
    79.7
    81.1
    154
    144
     
    80.5
    81.5
    118
    132
    Age 75
    82.1
    83.0
    166
    159
     
    83.0
    83.7
    121
    133
    Age 80
    85.0
    85.6
    169
    166
     
    85.9
    86.4
    117
    128
    Age 85
    88.4
    88.9
    170
    167
     
    89.2
    89.7
    120
    126
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Malawi MALAWI   Zambia ZAMBIA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. HIV/AIDS
    326.36
    3
     
    188.78
    10
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    99.74
    31
     
    90.00
    40
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    85.23
    136
     
    85.07
    137
    4. Diarrhoeal diseases
    83.86
    15
     
    79.02
    16
    5. Stroke
    72.01
    112
     
    64.18
    120
    6. Cervical Cancer
    48.45
    2
     
    35.14
    6
    7. Malaria
    43.45
    14
     
    42.32
    15
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    43.10
    10
     
    35.43
    24
    9. Hypertension
    30.19
    24
     
    21.24
    49
    10. Diabetes Mellitus
    28.95
    91
     
    25.05
    103
    11. Liver Disease
    26.71
    44
     
    24.73
    57
    12. Tuberculosis
    26.35
    50
     
    62.59
    21
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    25.16
    1
     
    8.86
    20
    14. Lung Disease
    22.87
    87
     
    20.04
    108
    15. Maternal Conditions
    20.57
    20
     
    10.88
    37
    16. Alzheimers/Dementia
    18.82
    83
     
    11.47
    143
    17. Falls
    16.50
    13
     
    10.79
    42
    18. Malnutrition
    16.26
    21
     
    15.57
    26
    19. Low Birth Weight
    15.75
    41
     
    13.11
    54
    20. Meningitis
    14.76
    34
     
    16.95
    28
    21. Anemia
    12.77
    11
     
    11.18
    16
    22. Birth Trauma
    12.31
    42
     
    14.54
    33
    23. Other Injuries
    11.76
    57
     
    12.40
    53
    24. Prostate Cancer
    11.68
    122
     
    23.03
    48
    25. Congenital Anomalies
    10.96
    48
     
    11.87
    42
    26. Asthma
    10.46
    60
     
    8.21
    73
    27. Suicide
    10.37
    85
     
    10.88
    77
    28. Breast Cancer
    9.50
    159
     
    11.69
    139
    29. Endocrine Disorders
    8.92
    55
     
    13.71
    24
    30. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    8.31
    23
     
    6.84
    37
    31. Kidney Disease
    7.58
    152
     
    7.36
    155
    32. Lymphomas
    7.27
    30
     
    5.34
    86
    33. Fires
    6.54
    28
     
    6.42
    29
    34. Bladder Cancer
    5.64
    7
     
    2.09
    84
    35. Skin Disease
    5.17
    22
     
    5.49
    16
    36. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.75
    114
     
    4.71
    116
    37. Epilepsy
    4.53
    36
     
    4.79
    31
    38. Drownings
    4.35
    84
     
    6.11
    59
    39. Other Neoplasms
    4.24
    35
     
    4.42
    31
    40. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3.17
    71
     
    2.97
    77
    41. Schistosomiasis
    3.02
    32
     
    2.90
    34
    42. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.02
    169
     
    4.09
    152
    43. Poisonings
    2.66
    33
     
    2.41
    37
    44. Stomach Cancer
    2.63
    162
     
    4.38
    118
    45. Oral Cancer
    2.57
    100
     
    3.03
    88
    46. Syphilis
    2.55
    34
     
    2.86
    29
    47. Ovary Cancer
    2.23
    167
     
    3.50
    125
    48. Violence
    2.11
    140
     
    11.65
    36
    49. Liver Cancer
    1.93
    178
     
    3.24
    152
    50. Tetanus
    1.90
    28
     
    2.28
    19
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Malawi MALAWI   Zambia ZAMBIA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    36,329
    26.47
     
    21,672
    18.73
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    11,835
    8.62
     
    11,454
    9.90
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    9,093
    6.62
     
    9,001
    7.78
    4. Malaria
    7,527
    5.48
     
    7,242
    6.26
    5. Coronary Heart Disease
    5,986
    4.36
     
    5,182
    4.48
    6. Road Traffic Accidents
    5,884
    4.29
     
    4,005
    3.46
    7. Low Birth Weight
    5,251
    3.83
     
    4,217
    3.64
    8. Stroke
    5,080
    3.70
     
    3,939
    3.40
    9. Birth Trauma
    4,105
    2.99
     
    4,679
    4.04
    10. Congenital Anomalies
    3,263
    2.38
     
    3,407
    2.94
    11. Maternal Conditions
    3,067
    2.23
     
    1,485
    1.28
    12. Malnutrition
    3,058
    2.23
     
    2,649
    2.29
    13. Tuberculosis
    2,304
    1.68
     
    4,675
    4.04
    14. Meningitis
    2,146
    1.56
     
    2,555
    2.21
    15. Cervical Cancer
    2,112
    1.54
     
    1,353
    1.17
    16. Hypertension
    2,099
    1.53
     
    1,273
    1.10
    17. Liver Disease
    2,079
    1.51
     
    1,813
    1.57
    18. Diabetes Mellitus
    2,059
    1.50
     
    1,575
    1.36
    19. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,899
    1.38
     
    548
    0.47
    20. Lung Disease
    1,617
    1.18
     
    1,202
    1.04
    21. Other Injuries
    1,599
    1.16
     
    1,990
    1.72
    22. Falls
    1,388
    1.01
     
    967
    0.84
    23. Anemia
    1,344
    0.98
     
    1,173
    1.01
    24. Alzheimers/Dementia
    1,249
    0.91
     
    627
    0.54
    25. Endocrine Disorders
    1,139
    0.83
     
    2,105
    1.82
    26. Suicide
    947
    0.69
     
    1,038
    0.90
    27. Lymphomas
    926
    0.67
     
    460
    0.40
    28. Asthma
    837
    0.61
     
    630
    0.54
    29. Fires
    757
    0.55
     
    851
    0.74
    30. Syphilis
    735
    0.54
     
    762
    0.66
    31. Drownings
    728
    0.53
     
    1,130
    0.98
    32. Kidney Disease
    657
    0.48
     
    622
    0.54
    33. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    617
    0.45
     
    463
    0.40
    34. Epilepsy
    612
    0.45
     
    657
    0.57
    35. Pertussis
    512
    0.37
     
    579
    0.50
    36. Skin Disease
    458
    0.33
     
    450
    0.39
    37. Poisonings
    457
    0.33
     
    467
    0.40
    38. Bladder Cancer
    428
    0.31
     
    129
    0.11
    39. Inflammatory/Heart
    411
    0.30
     
    377
    0.33
    40. Breast Cancer
    405
    0.30
     
    446
    0.39
    41. Other Neoplasms
    387
    0.28
     
    343
    0.30
    42. Prostate Cancer
    336
    0.24
     
    559
    0.48
    43. Violence
    296
    0.22
     
    1,574
    1.36
    44. Measles
    268
    0.20
     
    145
    0.13
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    258
    0.19
     
    230
    0.20
    46. Tetanus
    253
    0.18
     
    338
    0.29
    47. Schistosomiasis
    247
    0.18
     
    235
    0.20
    48. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    239
    0.17
     
    274
    0.24
    49. Liver Cancer
    224
    0.16
     
    239
    0.21
    50. Oral Cancer
    222
    0.16
     
    212
    0.18
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Malawi MALAWI   Zambia ZAMBIA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    48.45
    2
     
    35.14
    6
    2. Oesophagus Cancer
    25.16
    1
     
    8.86
    20
    3. Prostate Cancer
    11.68
    122
     
    23.03
    48
    4. Breast Cancer
    9.50
    159
     
    11.69
    139
    5. Lymphomas
    7.27
    30
     
    5.34
    86
    6. Bladder Cancer
    5.64
    7
     
    2.09
    84
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.02
    169
     
    4.09
    152
    8. Stomach Cancer
    2.63
    162
     
    4.38
    118
    9. Oral Cancer
    2.57
    100
     
    3.03
    88
    10. Ovary Cancer
    2.23
    167
     
    3.50
    125
    11. Liver Cancer
    1.93
    178
     
    3.24
    152
    12. Skin Cancers
    1.54
    86
     
    1.20
    107
    13. Lung Cancers
    0.96
    181
     
    1.81
    164
    14. Uterin Cancer
    0.89
    162
     
    1.30
    129
    15. Leukemia
    0.57
    180
     
    1.64
    155
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    0.51
    175
     
    1.71
    135
     
     
     
    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.