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HEALTH PROFILE: Gambia

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

Gambia Population Pyramid
 
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    Gambia
    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
    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. Coronary Heart Disease
    215.63
    26
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    146.71
    9
    3. Stroke
    109.72
    46
    4. HIV/AIDS
    83.73
    22
    5. Diarrhoeal diseases
    63.75
    33
    6. Tuberculosis
    49.48
    32
    7. Road Traffic Accidents
    47.51
    4
    8. Malaria
    39.89
    21
    9. Lung Disease
    37.69
    33
    10. Liver Disease
    37.43
    19
    11. Alzheimers & Dementia
    36.34
    28
    12. Diabetes Mellitus
    31.97
    82
    13. Maternal Conditions
    30.51
    10
    14. Meningitis
    27.25
    10
    15. Liver Cancer
    26.77
    5
    16. Malnutrition
    24.18
    19
    17. Kidney Disease
    23.99
    50
    18. Falls
    23.11
    4
    19. Cervical Cancer
    18.41
    35
    20. Birth Trauma
    17.24
    19
    21. Other Injuries
    17.03
    19
    22. Low Birth Weight
    16.69
    35
    23. Asthma
    13.27
    31
    24. Congenital Anomalies
    12.99
    11
    25. Endocrine Disorders
    11.00
    24
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Hypertension
    10.37
    107
    27. Suicide
    9.99
    77
    28. Violence
    9.74
    52
    29. Prostate Cancer
    7.87
    149
    30. Drownings
    7.13
    32
    31. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    6.74
    44
    32. Fires
    6.34
    25
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    5.89
    79
    34. Breast Cancer
    5.57
    178
    35. Skin Disease
    5.18
    31
    36. Schistosomiasis
    5.10
    12
    37. Lymphomas
    4.72
    113
    38. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    4.71
    42
    39. Epilepsy
    3.83
    25
    40. Other Neoplasms
    3.20
    73
    41. Hepatitis B
    3.00
    31
    42. Appendicitis
    2.68
    14
    43. Parkinson's Disease
    2.60
    72
    44. Lung Cancers
    2.57
    153
    45. Poisonings
    2.26
    38
    46. Syphilis
    2.11
    33
    47. Stomach Cancer
    2.03
    177
    48. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1.73
    182
    49. Drug Use
    1.69
    60
    50. Skin Cancers
    1.67
    85
    Gambia GAMBIA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    1,619
    11.62
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    1,207
    8.66
    3. HIV/AIDS
    1,069
    7.67
    4. Diarrhoeal diseases
    883
    6.34
    5. Birth Trauma
    704
    5.05
    6. Stroke
    685
    4.92
    7. Low Birth Weight
    682
    4.90
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    657
    4.72
    9. Malaria
    629
    4.51
    10. Maternal Conditions
    527
    3.78
    11. Congenital Anomalies
    470
    3.37
    12. Tuberculosis
    431
    3.09
    13. Malnutrition
    428
    3.07
    14. Meningitis
    399
    2.86
    15. Liver Disease
    325
    2.33
    16. Other Injuries
    265
    1.90
    17. Liver Cancer
    252
    1.81
    18. Lung Disease
    218
    1.56
    19. Diabetes Mellitus
    202
    1.45
    20. Endocrine Disorders
    194
    1.39
    21. Kidney Disease
    192
    1.38
    22. Violence
    189
    1.36
    23. Falls
    158
    1.13
    24. Alzheimers & Dementia
    143
    1.03
    25. Drownings
    127
    0.91
      Deaths %
    26. Suicide
    105
    0.75
    27. Asthma
    98
    0.70
    28. Fires
    85
    0.61
    29. Syphilis
    83
    0.60
    30. Hypertension
    64
    0.46
    31. Cervical Cancer
    62
    0.45
    32. Epilepsy
    59
    0.42
    33. Measles
    56
    0.40
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    54
    0.39
    35. Inflammatory/Heart
    51
    0.37
    36. Schistosomiasis
    44
    0.32
    37. Skin Disease
    44
    0.32
    38. Lymphomas
    39
    0.28
    39. Hepatitis B
    38
    0.27
    40. Poisonings
    38
    0.27
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    36
    0.26
    42. Other Neoplasms
    30
    0.22
    43. Appendicitis
    24
    0.17
    44. Breast Cancer
    21
    0.15
    45. Drug Use
    21
    0.15
    46. Tetanus
    20
    0.14
    47. Encephalitis
    20
    0.14
    48. Lung Cancers
    19
    0.14
    49. Prostate Cancer
    19
    0.14
    50. Stomach Cancer
    14
    0.10
    Gambia GAMBIA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Liver Cancer
    26.77
    5
    2. Cervical Cancer
    18.41
    35
    3. Prostate Cancer
    7.87
    149
    4. Breast Cancer
    5.57
    178
    5. Lymphomas
    4.72
    113
    6. Lung Cancers
    2.57
    153
    7. Stomach Cancer
    2.03
    177
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1.73
    182
      Rate World Rank
    9. Skin Cancers
    1.67
    85
    10. Oral Cancer
    1.59
    167
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    1.59
    148
    12. Ovary Cancer
    1.52
    180
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.08
    160
    14. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.02
    163
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.99
    164
    16. Leukemia
    0.84
    181
    Gambia GAMBIA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    3.8
    125
    SMOKING %
    M F Rank
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    OBESITY %
    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
    2.051m
    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 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.