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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 2014 updates, 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
    45.0
    47.1
    46.0
    172
    172
    172
     
    38.9
    40.3
    39.6
    182
    184
    184
    2010
    51.7
    54.0
    52.9
    172
    174
    173
     
    56.1
    60.0
    58.0
    163
    156
    158
    2015
    56.7
    59.9
    58.3
    169
    168
    169
     
    59.0
    64.7
    61.8
    162
    152
    157
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Malawi MALAWI   Zambia ZAMBIA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    56.7
    59.9
    169
    168
     
    59.0
    64.7
    162
    152
    Age 5
    60.8
    63.6
    173
    175
     
    63.3
    68.7
    163
    153
    Age 10
    61.4
    64.2
    178
    176
     
    64.1
    69.4
    166
    152
    Age 15
    61.8
    64.6
    178
    177
     
    64.6
    69.9
    166
    152
    Age 20
    62.4
    65.1
    178
    177
     
    65.2
    70.4
    166
    152
    Age 25
    63.0
    65.7
    180
    179
     
    66.1
    71.1
    167
    150
    Age 30
    63.7
    66.6
    181
    179
     
    67.1
    71.9
    168
    150
    Age 35
    64.6
    67.7
    181
    180
     
    68.4
    72.8
    167
    148
    Age 40
    66.1
    69.3
    181
    180
     
    70.0
    73.8
    161
    145
    Age 45
    68.1
    71.2
    181
    179
     
    71.7
    74.9
    143
    141
    Age 50
    70.3
    73.1
    179
    178
     
    73.4
    76.0
    128
    140
    Age 55
    72.5
    74.7
    176
    178
     
    75.2
    77.2
    115
    132
    Age 60
    74.5
    76.1
    174
    177
     
    76.8
    78.4
    110
    131
    Age 65
    76.5
    77.7
    175
    176
     
    78.6
    79.8
    105
    127
    Age 70
    78.6
    79.5
    177
    177
     
    80.7
    81.5
    105
    125
    Age 75
    81.2
    81.8
    179
    178
     
    83.1
    83.7
    106
    125
    Age 80
    84.4
    84.8
    180
    179
     
    85.9
    86.4
    110
    124
    Age 85
    88.1
    88.3
    180
    179
     
    89.3
    89.7
    110
    125
    Age 90
    92.2
    92.4
    179
    179
     
    93.1
    93.4
    115
    119
    Age 95
    96.7
    96.8
    180
    179
     
    97.3
    97.5
    117
    112
    Age 100
    101.4
    101.5
    178
    178
     
    101.8
    101.9
    121
    113
     
     
    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
    343.93
    8
     
    361.95
    5
    2. Stroke
    138.49
    33
     
    119.23
    53
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    125.65
    32
     
    86.86
    49
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    77.56
    110
     
    68.91
    124
    5. Diarrhoeal diseases
    50.43
    33
     
    27.61
    50
    6. Malaria
    48.44
    26
     
    51.91
    22
    7. Cervical Cancer
    42.18
    5
     
    36.40
    6
    8. Malnutrition
    32.72
    27
     
    40.84
    19
    9. Liver Disease
    27.52
    34
     
    26.02
    42
    10. Maternal Conditions
    27.51
    16
     
    16.60
    31
    11. Diabetes Mellitus
    26.34
    88
     
    35.64
    64
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    23.18
    1
     
    9.70
    17
    13. Road Traffic Accidents
    22.12
    52
     
    26.51
    29
    14. Hypertension
    21.31
    46
     
    18.39
    69
    15. Lung Disease
    18.89
    86
     
    9.83
    150
    16. Other Injuries
    16.05
    60
     
    16.82
    52
    17. Low Birth Weight
    15.79
    47
     
    18.46
    37
    18. Inflammatory/Heart
    14.91
    20
     
    13.03
    28
    19. Endocrine Disorders
    14.69
    25
     
    12.23
    41
    20. Birth Trauma
    14.48
    46
     
    20.72
    19
    21. Suicide
    14.44
    36
     
    14.80
    34
    22. Kidney Disease
    14.19
    87
     
    16.37
    65
    23. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    11.97
    8
     
    6.32
    58
    24. Prostate Cancer
    11.23
    116
     
    25.59
    37
    25. Fires
    10.96
    28
     
    12.38
    18
    26. Tuberculosis
    10.64
    69
     
    33.84
    35
    27. Falls
    10.34
    42
     
    46.08
    1
    28. Meningitis
    10.07
    40
     
    20.08
    30
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    9.72
    54
     
    8.55
    88
    30. Drownings
    9.23
    22
     
    11.19
    12
    31. Skin Disease
    8.43
    14
     
    8.80
    13
    32. Breast Cancer
    8.00
    160
     
    11.00
    132
    33. Asthma
    7.43
    70
     
    6.21
    74
    34. Epilepsy
    6.91
    40
     
    10.01
    24
    35. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    5.44
    13
     
    5.83
    11
    36. Bladder Cancer
    5.28
    8
     
    2.23
    80
    37. Other Neoplasms
    4.00
    41
     
    4.76
    19
    38. Schistosomiasis
    3.74
    22
     
    5.65
    8
    39. Poisonings
    3.65
    39
     
    8.34
    5
    40. Lymphomas
    3.13
    124
     
    4.39
    86
    41. Violence
    3.03
    114
     
    11.75
    42
    42. Hepatitis B
    2.89
    35
     
    2.83
    36
    43. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.57
    165
     
    4.13
    134
    44. Alzheimers/Dementia
    2.50
    106
     
    2.19
    119
    45. Stomach Cancer
    2.41
    155
     
    4.97
    102
    46. Oral Cancer
    2.04
    119
     
    3.06
    82
    47. Parkinson's Disease
    1.98
    80
     
    2.16
    78
    48. Skin Cancers
    1.98
    57
     
    1.48
    97
    49. Anemia
    1.95
    55
     
    2.20
    51
    50. Pertussis
    1.93
    52
     
    2.23
    23
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Malawi MALAWI   Zambia ZAMBIA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    40,819
    29.32
     
    35,990
    26.54
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    12,958
    9.31
     
    11,049
    8.15
    3. Malaria
    9,484
    6.81
     
    10,733
    7.91
    4. Stroke
    8,570
    6.16
     
    5,826
    4.30
    5. Diarrhoeal diseases
    6,875
    4.94
     
    5,662
    4.18
    6. Low Birth Weight
    5,021
    3.61
     
    5,366
    3.96
    7. Coronary Heart Disease
    4,956
    3.56
     
    3,546
    2.61
    8. Birth Trauma
    4,605
    3.31
     
    6,021
    4.44
    9. Maternal Conditions
    3,367
    2.42
     
    1,781
    1.31
    10. Malnutrition
    3,283
    2.36
     
    3,698
    2.73
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    2,637
    1.89
     
    3,055
    2.25
    12. Congenital Anomalies
    2,569
    1.85
     
    2,233
    1.65
    13. Liver Disease
    2,092
    1.50
     
    1,704
    1.26
    14. Other Injuries
    1,960
    1.41
     
    1,943
    1.43
    15. Cervical Cancer
    1,785
    1.28
     
    1,165
    0.86
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,718
    1.23
     
    1,839
    1.36
    17. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,620
    1.16
     
    510
    0.38
    18. Meningitis
    1,492
    1.07
     
    2,832
    2.09
    19. Fires
    1,479
    1.06
     
    1,722
    1.27
    20. Endocrine Disorders
    1,459
    1.05
     
    1,265
    0.93
    21. Drownings
    1,397
    1.00
     
    1,623
    1.20
    22. Suicide
    1,376
    0.99
     
    1,346
    0.99
    23. Hypertension
    1,339
    0.96
     
    910
    0.67
    24. Tuberculosis
    1,335
    0.96
     
    3,715
    2.74
    25. Lung Disease
    1,249
    0.90
     
    567
    0.42
    26. Kidney Disease
    1,080
    0.78
     
    1,130
    0.83
    27. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,043
    0.75
     
    737
    0.54
    28. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    908
    0.65
     
    422
    0.31
    29. Falls
    888
    0.64
     
    3,428
    2.53
    30. Epilepsy
    854
    0.61
     
    1,251
    0.92
    31. Skin Disease
    639
    0.46
     
    615
    0.45
    32. Pertussis
    615
    0.44
     
    641
    0.47
    33. Poisonings
    522
    0.37
     
    1,107
    0.82
    34. Asthma
    520
    0.37
     
    369
    0.27
    35. Syphilis
    475
    0.34
     
    1,210
    0.89
    36. Measles
    417
    0.30
     
    999
    0.74
    37. Violence
    417
    0.30
     
    1,487
    1.10
    38. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    379
    0.27
     
    352
    0.26
    39. Other Neoplasms
    358
    0.26
     
    324
    0.24
    40. Bladder Cancer
    354
    0.25
     
    114
    0.08
    41. Breast Cancer
    320
    0.23
     
    350
    0.26
    42. Leishmaniasis
    310
    0.22
     
    315
    0.23
    43. Lymphomas
    296
    0.21
     
    305
    0.22
    44. Prostate Cancer
    290
    0.21
     
    505
    0.37
    45. Schistosomiasis
    286
    0.21
     
    358
    0.26
    46. Hepatitis B
    232
    0.17
     
    191
    0.14
    47. Drug Use
    216
    0.16
     
    430
    0.32
    48. Trypanosomiasis
    209
    0.15
     
    78
    0.06
    49. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    192
    0.14
     
    234
    0.17
    50. Anemia
    191
    0.14
     
    212
    0.16
     
     
    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
    42.18
    5
     
    36.40
    6
    2. Oesophagus Cancer
    23.18
    1
     
    9.70
    17
    3. Prostate Cancer
    11.23
    116
     
    25.59
    37
    4. Breast Cancer
    8.00
    160
     
    11.00
    132
    5. Bladder Cancer
    5.28
    8
     
    2.23
    80
    6. Lymphomas
    3.13
    124
     
    4.39
    86
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.57
    165
     
    4.13
    134
    8. Stomach Cancer
    2.41
    155
     
    4.97
    102
    9. Oral Cancer
    2.04
    119
     
    3.06
    82
    10. Skin Cancers
    1.98
    57
     
    1.48
    97
    11. Liver Cancer
    1.65
    168
     
    3.31
    146
    12. Ovary Cancer
    1.49
    166
     
    3.34
    122
    13. Lung Cancers
    0.78
    169
     
    1.90
    149
    14. Uterin Cancer
    0.78
    158
     
    1.49
    110
    15. Leukemia
    0.39
    171
     
    1.69
    145
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    0.35
    169
     
    1.72
    124
     
     
     
    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.