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HEALTH PROFILE: Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso
COUNTRY PROFILE
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Burkina Faso

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Burkina Faso. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.

Burkina Faso Population Pyramid
 
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    Burkina Faso
    COUNTRY PROFILE
    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 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 No Macedonia 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
    Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    37.3
    36.0
    36.7
    154
    165
    160
    1970
    42.2
    42.7
    42.4
    151
    158
    155
    1980
    46.3
    48.4
    47.3
    153
    154
    154
    1990
    48.4
    51.6
    50.0
    161
    163
    161
    2000
    48.8
    51.4
    50.1
    164
    165
    163
    2010
    56.6
    58.3
    57.5
    159
    164
    162
    2016
    59.6
    60.9
    60.3
    164
    170
    166
    Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    59.6
    60.9
    164
    170
    Age 5
    65.3
    66.3
    159
    170
    Age 10
    66.1
    67.3
    158
    169
    Age 15
    66.6
    67.9
    157
    168
    Age 20
    67.2
    68.6
    157
    167
    Age 25
    68.0
    69.4
    154
    167
    Age 30
    68.7
    70.2
    154
    167
    Age 35
    69.5
    71.0
    156
    168
    Age 40
    70.3
    71.9
    157
    170
    Age 45
    71.2
    72.8
    163
    172
    Age 50
    72.3
    73.7
    166
    173
    Age 55
    73.5
    74.7
    167
    175
    Age 60
    75.0
    75.8
    172
    176
    Age 65
    76.8
    77.4
    173
    176
    Age 70
    78.9
    79.3
    176
    176
    Age 75
    81.4
    81.7
    176
    177
    Age 80
    84.6
    84.7
    177
    177
    Age 85
    88.2
    88.4
    178
    177
    Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO 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
    175.53
    50
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    140.56
    12
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    120.43
    12
    4. Stroke
    91.19
    65
    5. Malaria
    90.74
    1
    6. Road Traffic Accidents
    44.94
    9
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    35.70
    73
    8. Alzheimers & Dementia
    34.58
    34
    9. Liver Disease
    30.63
    36
    10. Meningitis
    28.17
    9
    11. Malnutrition
    27.40
    11
    12. Prostate Cancer
    26.89
    42
    13. Falls
    26.07
    1
    14. Lung Disease
    25.76
    74
    15. HIV/AIDS
    23.34
    47
    16. Endocrine Disorders
    22.83
    4
    17. Hypertension
    22.27
    30
    18. Cervical Cancer
    21.15
    25
    19. Tuberculosis
    19.53
    58
    20. Low Birth Weight
    17.76
    27
    21. Other Injuries
    17.76
    13
    22. Kidney Disease
    17.23
    82
    23. Breast Cancer
    17.13
    85
    24. Maternal Conditions
    16.49
    20
    25. Liver Cancer
    16.08
    15
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Birth Trauma
    15.24
    31
    27. Suicide
    14.76
    28
    28. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    11.18
    13
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    11.07
    27
    30. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    10.93
    4
    31. Violence
    10.86
    40
    32. Asthma
    10.84
    49
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    9.01
    34
    34. Fires
    8.52
    7
    35. Skin Disease
    8.51
    3
    36. Drownings
    8.37
    17
    37. Schistosomiasis
    6.67
    3
    38. Hepatitis B
    4.86
    7
    39. Stomach Cancer
    3.26
    145
    40. Appendicitis
    3.26
    7
    41. Ovary Cancer
    3.18
    145
    42. Poisonings
    3.14
    15
    43. Other Neoplasms
    3.09
    79
    44. Epilepsy
    2.94
    38
    45. Alcohol
    2.93
    39
    46. Bladder Cancer
    2.72
    69
    47. Lymphomas
    2.71
    158
    48. Oral Cancer
    2.67
    106
    49. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.57
    177
    50. Lung Cancers
    2.36
    159
    Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Deaths %
    1. Malaria
    21,346
    15.35
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    15,632
    11.24
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    12,488
    8.98
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    9,109
    6.55
    5. Low Birth Weight
    6,482
    4.66
    6. Road Traffic Accidents
    6,004
    4.32
    7. Birth Trauma
    5,562
    4.00
    8. Stroke
    5,256
    3.78
    9. Endocrine Disorders
    4,349
    3.13
    10. Malnutrition
    4,249
    3.06
    11. Meningitis
    3,976
    2.86
    12. Congenital Anomalies
    3,428
    2.47
    13. HIV/AIDS
    3,111
    2.24
    14. Other Injuries
    2,529
    1.82
    15. Maternal Conditions
    2,510
    1.81
    16. Liver Disease
    2,437
    1.75
    17. Diabetes Mellitus
    2,105
    1.51
    18. Violence
    1,818
    1.31
    19. Falls
    1,741
    1.25
    20. Tuberculosis
    1,625
    1.17
    21. Drownings
    1,464
    1.05
    22. Suicide
    1,442
    1.04
    23. Lung Disease
    1,398
    1.01
    24. Liver Cancer
    1,391
    1.00
    25. Hypertension
    1,252
    0.90
      Deaths %
    26. Kidney Disease
    1,241
    0.89
    27. Alzheimers & Dementia
    1,157
    0.83
    28. Fires
    1,045
    0.75
    29. Cervical Cancer
    956
    0.69
    30. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    841
    0.60
    31. Asthma
    788
    0.57
    32. Breast Cancer
    762
    0.55
    33. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    742
    0.53
    34. Skin Disease
    702
    0.50
    35. Inflammatory/Heart
    651
    0.47
    36. Schistosomiasis
    589
    0.42
    37. Syphilis
    579
    0.42
    38. Poisonings
    552
    0.40
    39. Measles
    506
    0.36
    40. Epilepsy
    494
    0.36
    41. Hepatitis B
    472
    0.34
    42. Prostate Cancer
    433
    0.31
    43. Other Neoplasms
    326
    0.23
    44. Appendicitis
    279
    0.20
    45. Lymphomas
    274
    0.20
    46. Stomach Cancer
    272
    0.20
    47. Alcohol
    248
    0.18
    48. Bladder Cancer
    230
    0.17
    49. Tetanus
    222
    0.16
    50. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    221
    0.16
    Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    26.89
    42
    2. Cervical Cancer
    21.15
    25
    3. Breast Cancer
    17.13
    85
    4. Liver Cancer
    16.08
    15
    5. Stomach Cancer
    3.26
    145
    6. Ovary Cancer
    3.18
    145
    7. Bladder Cancer
    2.72
    69
    8. Lymphomas
    2.71
    158
      Rate World Rank
    9. Oral Cancer
    2.67
    106
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.57
    177
    11. Lung Cancers
    2.36
    159
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.89
    118
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.25
    141
    14. Leukemia
    1.20
    171
    15. Skin Cancers
    1.02
    135
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    0.96
    175
    Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    8.2
    67
    SMOKING %
    M F Rank
    36.0
    4.5
    59
    84
    OBESITY %
    M F Rank
    2.6
    8.1
    180
    171
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.42
    115
    Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    20.108m
    58
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.99
    87
    Population 0-14
    44.9%
    8
    Population 15-64
    52.7%
    186
    Population 65 +
    2.4%
    186
    Birth Rate / 1000
    41.20
    7
    Death Rate / 1000
    11.20
    28
    Fertility Rate
    5.71
    6
    Infant Mortality
    72.20
    7
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    143
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.00
    181
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.00
    86
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.59
    184
    Net Migration
    0.00
    62
    Population Growth
    3.00%
    8
    Literacy Total
    36.0%
    185
    Literacy Male
    43.0%
    151
    Literacy Female
    29.3%
    147
    Unemployment
    77.0%
    2
    Life Expectancy / Birth
    60.3
    166
    Healthy Life Expectancy
    52.9
    166
    GDP per Capita USD
    $1,900
    175

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    Data Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 2018
    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.