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HEALTH PROFILE : Gambia

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Gambia

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Gambia 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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    Gambia GAMBIA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    33.1
    33.3
    33.2
    168
    171
    170
    1970
    36.9
    37.7
    37.3
    169
    170
    169
    1980
    43.3
    44.9
    44.1
    163
    164
    164
    1990
    50.3
    52.4
    51.3
    156
    160
    157
    2000
    54.8
    57.1
    55.9
    147
    148
    148
    2010
    58.3
    60.5
    59.3
    152
    153
    153
    2016
    60.6
    63.3
    61.9
    156
    161
    161
     
     
    Gambia GAMBIA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    60.6
    63.3
    156
    161
    Age 5
    65.1
    67.3
    160
    164
    Age 10
    65.6
    67.9
    163
    165
    Age 15
    65.8
    68.1
    163
    166
    Age 20
    66.5
    68.8
    163
    166
    Age 25
    67.4
    69.7
    164
    166
    Age 30
    68.2
    70.5
    161
    166
    Age 35
    69.0
    71.3
    163
    167
    Age 40
    69.9
    72.1
    167
    168
    Age 45
    70.8
    73.0
    171
    170
    Age 50
    71.9
    73.8
    172
    172
    Age 55
    73.2
    74.9
    176
    173
    Age 60
    74.7
    76.0
    175
    175
    Age 65
    76.6
    77.5
    176
    175
    Age 70
    78.7
    79.4
    179
    175
    Age 75
    81.3
    81.8
    180
    175
    Age 80
    84.5
    84.8
    179
    176
    Age 85
    88.1
    88.4
    180
    176
     
     
    Gambia GAMBIA TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    154.66
    11
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    142.60
    60
    3. Stroke
    136.82
    26
    4. HIV/AIDS
    70.48
    25
    5. Tuberculosis
    44.67
    39
    6. Liver Disease
    44.65
    18
    7. Road Traffic Accidents
    43.85
    8
    8. Malaria
    41.05
    17
    9. Diarrhoeal diseases
    40.09
    38
    10. Diabetes Mellitus
    39.32
    59
    11. Maternal Conditions
    29.65
    12
    12. Lung Disease
    29.20
    51
    13. Liver Cancer
    24.96
    6
    14. Meningitis
    24.64
    15
    15. Kidney Disease
    23.89
    44
    16. Malnutrition
    21.61
    14
    17. Other Injuries
    20.40
    16
    18. Falls
    20.11
    6
    19. Low Birth Weight
    19.96
    23
    20. Birth Trauma
    18.57
    17
    21. Alzheimers/Dementia
    18.11
    88
    22. Cervical Cancer
    16.46
    46
    23. Congenital Anomalies
    16.26
    9
    24. Asthma
    15.67
    29
    25. Hypertension
    14.34
    88
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Suicide
    11.29
    71
    27. Endocrine Disorders
    10.83
    40
    28. Violence
    9.75
    51
    29. Fires
    7.61
    14
    30. Drownings
    6.88
    48
    31. Prostate Cancer
    6.51
    155
    32. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    6.19
    49
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    5.72
    88
    34. Schistosomiasis
    5.11
    13
    35. Epilepsy
    4.97
    29
    36. Breast Cancer
    4.89
    181
    37. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    4.66
    40
    38. Syphilis
    3.67
    20
    39. Other Neoplasms
    3.37
    70
    40. Drug Use
    3.35
    28
    41. Skin Disease
    3.11
    56
    42. Lymphomas
    3.09
    135
    43. Poisonings
    2.73
    29
    44. Hepatitis B
    2.46
    16
    45. Measles
    2.42
    23
    46. Lung Cancers
    2.33
    158
    47. Anemia
    2.21
    41
    48. Alcohol
    2.18
    66
    49. Encephalitis
    1.91
    19
    50. Appendicitis
    1.89
    16
     
     
    Gambia GAMBIA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    1,868
    12.75
    2. HIV/AIDS
    1,007
    6.87
    3. Stroke
    925
    6.31
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    906
    6.19
    5. Low Birth Weight
    825
    5.63
    6. Birth Trauma
    767
    5.24
    7. Diarrhoeal diseases
    763
    5.21
    8. Malaria
    627
    4.28
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    606
    4.14
    10. Congenital Anomalies
    548
    3.74
    11. Maternal Conditions
    500
    3.41
    12. Malnutrition
    437
    2.98
    13. Meningitis
    429
    2.93
    14. Liver Disease
    394
    2.69
    15. Tuberculosis
    392
    2.68
    16. Other Injuries
    336
    2.29
    17. Diabetes Mellitus
    268
    1.83
    18. Liver Cancer
    241
    1.65
    19. Kidney Disease
    223
    1.52
    20. Endocrine Disorders
    216
    1.47
    21. Lung Disease
    190
    1.30
    22. Falls
    185
    1.26
    23. Violence
    181
    1.24
    24. Drownings
    140
    0.96
    25. Syphilis
    136
    0.93
      Deaths %
    26. Asthma
    129
    0.88
    27. Suicide
    124
    0.85
    28. Fires
    110
    0.75
    29. Alzheimers/Dementia
    99
    0.68
    30. Hypertension
    97
    0.66
    31. Measles
    83
    0.57
    32. Epilepsy
    75
    0.51
    33. Pertussis
    74
    0.51
    34. Cervical Cancer
    60
    0.41
    35. Inflammatory/Heart
    58
    0.40
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    53
    0.36
    37. Poisonings
    52
    0.35
    38. Schistosomiasis
    45
    0.31
    39. Drug Use
    43
    0.29
    40. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    41
    0.28
    41. Tetanus
    37
    0.25
    42. Encephalitis
    36
    0.25
    43. Anemia
    30
    0.20
    44. Other Neoplasms
    30
    0.20
    45. Skin Disease
    29
    0.20
    46. Hepatitis B
    28
    0.19
    47. Lymphomas
    27
    0.18
    48. Alcohol
    22
    0.15
    49. Appendicitis
    21
    0.14
    50. Breast Cancer
    19
    0.13
     
     
    Gambia GAMBIA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Liver Cancer
    24.96
    6
    2. Cervical Cancer
    16.46
    46
    3. Prostate Cancer
    6.51
    155
    4. Breast Cancer
    4.89
    181
    5. Lymphomas
    3.09
    135
    6. Lung Cancers
    2.33
    158
    7. Stomach Cancer
    1.71
    178
    8. Skin Cancers
    1.35
    98
      Rate World Rank
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1.31
    182
    10. Ovary Cancer
    1.15
    180
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    1.15
    154
    12. Bladder Cancer
    0.59
    174
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.56
    173
    14. Oral Cancer
    0.42
    182
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.41
    177
    16. Leukemia
    0.05
    183
     
     
    Gambia GAMBIA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    3.8
    125
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    5.6
    14.8
    140
    139
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    N/D
    N/D

     
    Gambia GAMBIA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    2,051,363
    142
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.98
    112
    Population 0-14
    37.4%
    43
    Population 15-64
    59.1%
    150
    Population 65 +
    3.5%
    154
    Birth Rate / 1000
    29.40
    40
    Death Rate / 1000
    7.00
    113
    Fertility Rate
    3.52
    41
    Infant Mortality
    60.20
    17
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    157
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    173
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.96
    146
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.87
    43
    Net Migration
    -1.90
    139
    Population Growth
    2.10%
    39
    Literacy Total
    55.5%
    175
    Literacy Male
    63.9%
    141
    Literacy Female
    47.6%
    138
    Unemployment
    N/D
    N/D
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    61.9
    161
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    54.4
    159
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $1,700
    181
     
     
     

    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.