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HEALTH PROFILE : Lesotho

Lesotho
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Lesotho

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Lesotho 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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    Lesotho LESOTHO LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    44.9
    48.3
    46.6
    115
    111
    114
    1970
    47.5
    50.8
    49.1
    126
    122
    127
    1980
    52.2
    55.5
    53.8
    130
    128
    131
    1990
    56.7
    60.5
    58.6
    135
    131
    134
    2000
    48.2
    50.3
    49.3
    167
    167
    166
    2010
    49.4
    52.6
    51.1
    179
    178
    179
    2016
    51.0
    54.6
    52.9
    183
    181
    183
     
     
    Lesotho LESOTHO LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    51.0
    54.6
    183
    181
    Age 5
    56.3
    59.5
    183
    183
    Age 10
    57.0
    60.1
    183
    183
    Age 15
    57.4
    60.5
    183
    183
    Age 20
    58.0
    61.2
    183
    183
    Age 25
    58.8
    62.2
    183
    183
    Age 30
    59.9
    63.6
    183
    183
    Age 35
    61.4
    65.5
    183
    183
    Age 40
    63.9
    68.1
    183
    182
    Age 45
    66.6
    70.5
    183
    180
    Age 50
    69.3
    72.5
    183
    180
    Age 55
    71.8
    74.3
    182
    179
    Age 60
    74.2
    76.1
    179
    174
    Age 65
    76.5
    78.0
    177
    172
    Age 70
    79.0
    80.1
    170
    170
    Age 75
    81.9
    82.6
    168
    169
    Age 80
    85.1
    85.6
    166
    167
    Age 85
    88.7
    89.1
    165
    164
     
     
    Lesotho LESOTHO TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. HIV/AIDS
    648.01
    1
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    124.75
    79
    3. Stroke
    116.53
    48
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    109.31
    25
    5. Tuberculosis
    92.03
    11
    6. Diarrhoeal diseases
    68.59
    22
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    63.57
    26
    8. Lung Disease
    55.25
    10
    9. Hypertension
    38.43
    5
    10. Violence
    29.26
    12
    11. Cervical Cancer
    27.28
    13
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    26.76
    49
    13. Low Birth Weight
    25.80
    8
    14. Asthma
    21.50
    12
    15. Kidney Disease
    21.44
    55
    16. Birth Trauma
    20.79
    13
    17. Oesophagus Cancer
    15.75
    6
    18. Prostate Cancer
    14.03
    111
    19. Suicide
    13.25
    40
    20. Inflammatory/Heart
    12.79
    19
    21. Congenital Anomalies
    12.54
    35
    22. Malnutrition
    12.28
    34
    23. Alzheimers/Dementia
    12.03
    139
    24. Liver Disease
    11.99
    112
    25. Maternal Conditions
    11.86
    35
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Other Injuries
    8.25
    91
    27. Epilepsy
    8.20
    8
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    8.12
    59
    29. Meningitis
    7.84
    41
    30. Fires
    6.82
    25
    31. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    6.60
    40
    32. Liver Cancer
    6.15
    74
    33. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    5.52
    27
    34. Breast Cancer
    5.45
    180
    35. Skin Disease
    4.64
    33
    36. Drownings
    4.44
    81
    37. Skin Cancers
    4.21
    7
    38. Other Neoplasms
    3.13
    74
    39. Falls
    3.09
    138
    40. Lung Cancers
    2.92
    148
    41. Poisonings
    2.72
    30
    42. Oral Cancer
    2.21
    120
    43. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.18
    179
    44. Syphilis
    1.85
    39
    45. Pertussis
    1.85
    37
    46. Ovary Cancer
    1.78
    174
    47. Drug Use
    1.61
    69
    48. Alcohol
    1.54
    93
    49. Stomach Cancer
    1.36
    180
    50. Lymphomas
    1.20
    180
     
     
    Lesotho LESOTHO TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    10,313
    39.90
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    1,896
    7.34
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    1,339
    5.18
    4. Stroke
    1,258
    4.87
    5. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,203
    4.65
    6. Tuberculosis
    1,189
    4.60
    7. Low Birth Weight
    809
    3.13
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    697
    2.70
    9. Birth Trauma
    652
    2.52
    10. Violence
    635
    2.46
    11. Lung Disease
    593
    2.29
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    558
    2.16
    13. Hypertension
    412
    1.59
    14. Congenital Anomalies
    371
    1.44
    15. Malnutrition
    306
    1.18
    16. Asthma
    263
    1.02
    17. Maternal Conditions
    250
    0.97
    18. Kidney Disease
    249
    0.96
    19. Suicide
    221
    0.86
    20. Cervical Cancer
    184
    0.71
    21. Meningitis
    181
    0.70
    22. Oesophagus Cancer
    174
    0.67
    23. Other Injuries
    165
    0.64
    24. Inflammatory/Heart
    164
    0.63
    25. Liver Disease
    144
    0.56
      Deaths %
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    133
    0.51
    27. Epilepsy
    132
    0.51
    28. Alzheimers/Dementia
    124
    0.48
    29. Fires
    118
    0.46
    30. Drownings
    97
    0.38
    31. Liver Cancer
    74
    0.29
    32. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    74
    0.29
    33. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    72
    0.28
    34. Poisonings
    67
    0.26
    35. Pertussis
    58
    0.22
    36. Skin Disease
    57
    0.22
    37. Prostate Cancer
    56
    0.22
    38. Syphilis
    51
    0.20
    39. Skin Cancers
    47
    0.18
    40. Other Neoplasms
    39
    0.15
    41. Breast Cancer
    37
    0.14
    42. Falls
    37
    0.14
    43. Measles
    33
    0.13
    44. Lung Cancers
    33
    0.13
    45. Tetanus
    28
    0.11
    46. Drug Use
    28
    0.11
    47. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    27
    0.10
    48. Oral Cancer
    24
    0.09
    49. Lymphomas
    19
    0.07
    50. Alcohol
    18
    0.07
     
     
    Lesotho LESOTHO CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    27.28
    13
    2. Oesophagus Cancer
    15.75
    6
    3. Prostate Cancer
    14.03
    111
    4. Liver Cancer
    6.15
    74
    5. Breast Cancer
    5.45
    180
    6. Skin Cancers
    4.21
    7
    7. Lung Cancers
    2.92
    148
    8. Oral Cancer
    2.21
    120
      Rate World Rank
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.18
    179
    10. Ovary Cancer
    1.78
    174
    11. Stomach Cancer
    1.36
    180
    12. Lymphomas
    1.20
    180
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.07
    150
    14. Bladder Cancer
    0.98
    156
    15. Leukemia
    0.59
    179
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    0.50
    177
     
     
    Lesotho LESOTHO HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    5.0
    110
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    55.1
    0.4
    8
    126
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    4.6
    26.7
    152
    65
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    3.81
    135

     
    Lesotho LESOTHO DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    1,958,042
    144
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.98
    113
    Population 0-14
    32.1%
    61
    Population 15-64
    62.4%
    134
    Population 65 +
    5.5%
    109
    Birth Rate / 1000
    24.60
    47
    Death Rate / 1000
    15.00
    1
    Fertility Rate
    2.63
    67
    Infant Mortality
    46.10
    36
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    161
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    170
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.96
    158
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    1.05
    6
    Net Migration
    -6.80
    179
    Population Growth
    0.30%
    152
    Literacy Total
    79.4%
    138
    Literacy Male
    70.1%
    133
    Literacy Female
    88.3%
    85
    Unemployment
    28.1%
    14
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    52.9
    183
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    46.6
    182
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $3,900
    148
     
     
     

    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.