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HEALTH PROFILE : Afghanistan

Afghanistan
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Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Antigua/Bar. Arab Emirates Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia/Herzeg. Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central Africa Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Costa Rica Cote d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominican Rep. DR Congo Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equ. Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Guinea New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Lucia Saint Vincent Samoa Sao Tome Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Isl. Somalia South Africa South Korea South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Trinidad/Tob. Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
Afghanistan

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Afghanistan including Life Expectancy by age and history, age adjusted death rates and world rankings for the top 50 causes and total deaths by cause. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    31.6
    31.0
    31.3
    171
    172
    172
    1970
    35.5
    35.0
    35.3
    171
    173
    172
    1980
    39.5
    39.1
    39.3
    172
    175
    173
    1990
    41.4
    41.3
    41.3
    178
    181
    180
    2000
    53.7
    56.1
    54.8
    150
    150
    150
    2010
    57.7
    60.1
    58.8
    154
    155
    154
    2016
    61.0
    64.5
    62.7
    155
    157
    157
     
     
    Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    61.0
    64.5
    155
    157
    Age 5
    65.9
    69.1
    153
    155
    Age 10
    66.4
    69.6
    154
    155
    Age 15
    66.8
    70.0
    155
    155
    Age 20
    67.5
    70.5
    151
    154
    Age 25
    68.5
    71.2
    149
    154
    Age 30
    69.3
    71.8
    147
    153
    Age 35
    70.2
    72.5
    145
    156
    Age 40
    71.0
    73.2
    146
    158
    Age 45
    71.8
    74.0
    148
    160
    Age 50
    72.8
    74.8
    152
    162
    Age 55
    74.0
    75.9
    155
    164
    Age 60
    75.5
    77.1
    157
    166
    Age 65
    77.3
    78.6
    165
    166
    Age 70
    79.5
    80.5
    162
    166
    Age 75
    82.2
    82.8
    161
    166
    Age 80
    85.3
    85.7
    158
    164
    Age 85
    88.8
    89.1
    160
    163
     
     
    Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    263.34
    11
    2. Stroke
    154.41
    14
    3. Tuberculosis
    83.56
    13
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    64.21
    61
    5. War
    44.46
    3
    6. Other Injuries
    38.08
    1
    7. Lung Disease
    37.62
    27
    8. Kidney Disease
    32.37
    21
    9. Breast Cancer
    25.76
    15
    10. Liver Disease
    24.85
    55
    11. Low Birth Weight
    24.58
    13
    12. Alzheimers/Dementia
    24.53
    43
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    23.82
    106
    14. Diarrhoeal diseases
    22.93
    53
    15. Asthma
    19.26
    17
    16. Road Traffic Accidents
    18.73
    90
    17. Birth Trauma
    18.51
    18
    18. Hypertension
    16.62
    65
    19. Maternal Conditions
    15.69
    24
    20. Stomach Cancer
    14.79
    22
    21. Falls
    13.44
    24
    22. Congenital Anomalies
    12.02
    40
    23. Drownings
    11.89
    14
    24. Oesophagus Cancer
    10.76
    14
    25. Oral Cancer
    8.53
    9
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Violence
    8.34
    68
    27. Meningitis
    7.94
    40
    28. Lung Cancers
    7.75
    114
    29. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    7.66
    29
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    7.56
    66
    31. Cervical Cancer
    7.51
    97
    32. Inflammatory/Heart
    7.38
    59
    33. Other Neoplasms
    6.98
    7
    34. Suicide
    6.92
    129
    35. Lymphomas
    6.62
    49
    36. Liver Cancer
    6.08
    76
    37. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    5.27
    129
    38. Prostate Cancer
    5.09
    162
    39. Uterin Cancer
    4.62
    21
    40. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    4.39
    47
    41. Ovary Cancer
    4.12
    94
    42. Measles
    3.75
    18
    43. Malnutrition
    3.63
    71
    44. Epilepsy
    3.57
    46
    45. Bladder Cancer
    3.06
    56
    46. Leukemia
    2.75
    129
    47. Pertussis
    2.49
    13
    48. Skin Disease
    2.47
    70
    49. Fires
    1.98
    80
    50. Tetanus
    1.75
    30
     
     
    Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    30,077
    12.85
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    23,770
    10.16
    3. Stroke
    18,204
    7.78
    4. Low Birth Weight
    13,733
    5.87
    5. War
    13,330
    5.70
    6. Tuberculosis
    13,325
    5.69
    7. Other Injuries
    12,476
    5.33
    8. Diarrhoeal diseases
    12,146
    5.19
    9. Birth Trauma
    10,342
    4.42
    10. Congenital Anomalies
    6,096
    2.60
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    4,938
    2.11
    12. Kidney Disease
    4,677
    2.00
    13. Drownings
    4,649
    1.99
    14. Maternal Conditions
    4,486
    1.92
    15. Lung Disease
    4,406
    1.88
    16. Falls
    4,299
    1.84
    17. Liver Disease
    3,804
    1.63
    18. Meningitis
    3,551
    1.52
    19. Diabetes Mellitus
    3,042
    1.30
    20. Asthma
    2,874
    1.23
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    2,449
    1.05
    22. Violence
    2,272
    0.97
    23. Alzheimers/Dementia
    2,076
    0.89
    24. Measles
    2,043
    0.87
    25. Breast Cancer
    2,008
    0.86
      Deaths %
    26. Stomach Cancer
    1,853
    0.79
    27. Hypertension
    1,832
    0.78
    28. Suicide
    1,796
    0.77
    29. Malnutrition
    1,598
    0.68
    30. Pertussis
    1,364
    0.58
    31. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,351
    0.58
    32. Lymphomas
    1,283
    0.55
    33. Epilepsy
    1,239
    0.53
    34. Oral Cancer
    1,202
    0.51
    35. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,164
    0.50
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,163
    0.50
    37. Other Neoplasms
    1,076
    0.46
    38. Lung Cancers
    1,058
    0.45
    39. Tetanus
    917
    0.39
    40. Syphilis
    916
    0.39
    41. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    824
    0.35
    42. Leukemia
    796
    0.34
    43. Liver Cancer
    793
    0.34
    44. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    781
    0.33
    45. Cervical Cancer
    602
    0.26
    46. Fires
    587
    0.25
    47. Poisonings
    515
    0.22
    48. Appendicitis
    504
    0.22
    49. Bladder Cancer
    353
    0.15
    50. HIV/AIDS
    348
    0.15
     
     
    Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Breast Cancer
    25.76
    15
    2. Stomach Cancer
    14.79
    22
    3. Oesophagus Cancer
    10.76
    14
    4. Oral Cancer
    8.53
    9
    5. Lung Cancers
    7.75
    114
    6. Cervical Cancer
    7.51
    97
    7. Lymphomas
    6.62
    49
    8. Liver Cancer
    6.08
    76
      Rate World Rank
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    5.27
    129
    10. Prostate Cancer
    5.09
    162
    11. Uterin Cancer
    4.62
    21
    12. Ovary Cancer
    4.12
    94
    13. Bladder Cancer
    3.06
    56
    14. Leukemia
    2.75
    129
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    1.54
    141
    16. Skin Cancers
    1.54
    88
     
     
    Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    0.2
    182
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    3.2
    7.6
    172
    172
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    3.63
    139

     
    Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    34,124,811
    39
    Sex Ratio M / F
    1.03
    29
    Population 0-14
    40.9%
    27
    Population 15-64
    56.5%
    163
    Population 65 +
    2.6%
    184
    Birth Rate / 1000
    37.90
    12
    Death Rate / 1000
    13.40
    10
    Fertility Rate
    5.12
    10
    Infant Mortality
    110.60
    1
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.05
    58
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.03
    135
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.03
    42
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.86
    51
    Net Migration
    -0.90
    116
    Population Growth
    2.40%
    23
    Literacy Total
    38.2%
    182
    Literacy Male
    52.0%
    147
    Literacy Female
    24.2%
    150
    Unemployment
    35.0%
    10
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    62.7
    157
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    53.0
    165
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $1,900
    174
     
     
     

    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.