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

Zambia Population Pyramid
 
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    Zambia
    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
    Zambia ZAMBIA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    43.8
    46.8
    45.3
    119
    116
    118
    1970
    47.6
    50.8
    49.2
    125
    123
    126
    1980
    50.0
    53.4
    51.7
    139
    138
    137
    1990
    45.9
    50.3
    48.0
    171
    165
    166
    2000
    42.1
    45.6
    43.8
    181
    181
    181
    2010
    56.1
    60.0
    58.0
    163
    156
    158
    2016
    60.2
    64.4
    62.3
    158
    159
    160
    Zambia ZAMBIA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    60.2
    64.4
    158
    159
    Age 5
    64.6
    68.4
    165
    158
    Age 10
    65.3
    69.0
    165
    158
    Age 15
    65.7
    69.4
    165
    158
    Age 20
    66.4
    70.0
    164
    158
    Age 25
    67.4
    70.7
    163
    158
    Age 30
    68.4
    71.6
    159
    157
    Age 35
    69.4
    72.5
    158
    155
    Age 40
    70.7
    73.6
    151
    152
    Age 45
    72.0
    74.8
    138
    149
    Age 50
    73.4
    75.9
    132
    147
    Age 55
    75.0
    77.0
    128
    140
    Age 60
    76.6
    78.3
    123
    137
    Age 65
    78.4
    79.7
    119
    135
    Age 70
    80.5
    81.5
    118
    132
    Age 75
    83.0
    83.7
    121
    133
    Age 80
    85.9
    86.4
    117
    128
    Age 85
    89.2
    89.7
    120
    126
    Zambia ZAMBIA 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
    169.23
    11
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    98.84
    126
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    92.42
    36
    4. Diarrhoeal diseases
    76.71
    28
    5. Stroke
    65.84
    98
    6. Tuberculosis
    54.53
    25
    7. Malaria
    42.02
    16
    8. Cervical Cancer
    35.01
    6
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    34.62
    31
    10. Prostate Cancer
    29.58
    37
    11. Liver Disease
    28.54
    40
    12. Diabetes Mellitus
    26.17
    105
    13. Malnutrition
    24.82
    18
    14. Lung Disease
    23.11
    86
    15. Alzheimers & Dementia
    22.71
    102
    16. Hypertension
    20.63
    36
    17. Meningitis
    20.28
    26
    18. Falls
    17.62
    20
    19. Birth Trauma
    15.35
    29
    20. Low Birth Weight
    14.67
    45
    21. Other Injuries
    13.13
    37
    22. Breast Cancer
    11.59
    135
    23. Suicide
    11.31
    61
    24. Maternal Conditions
    11.04
    35
    25. Kidney Disease
    10.72
    126
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Violence
    10.55
    43
    27. Oesophagus Cancer
    9.84
    18
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    8.97
    62
    29. Asthma
    8.46
    60
    30. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    8.31
    29
    31. Fires
    6.48
    22
    32. Endocrine Disorders
    6.48
    58
    33. Drownings
    6.18
    46
    34. Skin Disease
    6.05
    15
    35. Lymphomas
    5.69
    82
    36. Inflammatory/Heart
    5.57
    88
    37. Stomach Cancer
    4.79
    111
    38. Other Neoplasms
    4.67
    29
    39. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.50
    145
    40. Hepatitis B
    3.97
    17
    41. Liver Cancer
    3.66
    141
    42. Ovary Cancer
    3.63
    124
    43. Oral Cancer
    3.31
    85
    44. Epilepsy
    2.93
    39
    45. Schistosomiasis
    2.83
    30
    46. Poisonings
    2.73
    22
    47. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2.41
    80
    48. Bladder Cancer
    2.31
    85
    49. Alcohol
    2.20
    69
    50. Lung Cancers
    2.13
    162
    Zambia ZAMBIA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    21,198
    19.05
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    10,590
    9.52
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    8,100
    7.28
    4. Malaria
    6,732
    6.05
    5. Coronary Heart Disease
    5,198
    4.67
    6. Birth Trauma
    4,904
    4.41
    7. Tuberculosis
    4,760
    4.28
    8. Low Birth Weight
    4,687
    4.21
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    4,206
    3.78
    10. Malnutrition
    3,795
    3.41
    11. Stroke
    3,607
    3.24
    12. Congenital Anomalies
    2,812
    2.53
    13. Meningitis
    2,535
    2.28
    14. Liver Disease
    2,071
    1.86
    15. Other Injuries
    1,874
    1.68
    16. Violence
    1,682
    1.51
    17. Maternal Conditions
    1,582
    1.42
    18. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,475
    1.33
    19. Cervical Cancer
    1,298
    1.17
    20. Lung Disease
    1,205
    1.08
    21. Falls
    1,194
    1.07
    22. Hypertension
    1,050
    0.94
    23. Suicide
    1,015
    0.91
    24. Drownings
    988
    0.89
    25. Alzheimers & Dementia
    931
    0.84
      Deaths %
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    773
    0.69
    27. Fires
    766
    0.69
    28. Kidney Disease
    752
    0.68
    29. Asthma
    614
    0.55
    30. Prostate Cancer
    599
    0.54
    31. Oesophagus Cancer
    554
    0.50
    32. Skin Disease
    534
    0.48
    33. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    513
    0.46
    34. Poisonings
    488
    0.44
    35. Syphilis
    486
    0.44
    36. Lymphomas
    467
    0.42
    37. Inflammatory/Heart
    428
    0.38
    38. Breast Cancer
    423
    0.38
    39. Epilepsy
    417
    0.37
    40. Hepatitis B
    368
    0.33
    41. Other Neoplasms
    343
    0.31
    42. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    274
    0.25
    43. Tetanus
    270
    0.24
    44. Stomach Cancer
    259
    0.23
    45. Liver Cancer
    252
    0.23
    46. Oral Cancer
    218
    0.20
    47. Schistosomiasis
    215
    0.19
    48. Appendicitis
    192
    0.17
    49. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    169
    0.15
    50. Alcohol
    164
    0.15
    Zambia ZAMBIA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    35.01
    6
    2. Prostate Cancer
    29.58
    37
    3. Breast Cancer
    11.59
    135
    4. Oesophagus Cancer
    9.84
    18
    5. Lymphomas
    5.69
    82
    6. Stomach Cancer
    4.79
    111
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.50
    145
    8. Liver Cancer
    3.66
    141
      Rate World Rank
    9. Ovary Cancer
    3.63
    124
    10. Oral Cancer
    3.31
    85
    11. Bladder Cancer
    2.31
    85
    12. Lung Cancers
    2.13
    162
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    1.91
    135
    14. Leukemia
    1.69
    160
    15. Skin Cancers
    1.42
    106
    16. Uterin Cancer
    1.41
    130
    Zambia ZAMBIA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    4.8
    111
    SMOKING %
    M F Rank
    26.5
    4.6
    88
    83
    OBESITY %
    M F Rank
    3.6
    12.4
    169
    152
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.38
    119
    Zambia ZAMBIA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    15.972m
    68
    Sex Ratio M / F
    1.00
    73
    Population 0-14
    46.0%
    6
    Population 15-64
    51.7%
    189
    Population 65 +
    2.3%
    189
    Birth Rate / 1000
    41.50
    5
    Death Rate / 1000
    12.20
    21
    Fertility Rate
    5.63
    8
    Infant Mortality
    61.10
    16
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    181
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    172
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.00
    99
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.78
    106
    Net Migration
    0.00
    83
    Population Growth
    2.90%
    11
    Literacy Total
    63.4%
    167
    Literacy Male
    70.9%
    132
    Literacy Female
    56.0%
    130
    Unemployment
    15.0%
    42
    Life Expectancy / Birth
    62.3
    160
    Healthy Life Expectancy
    54.3
    161
    GDP per Capita USD
    $4,000
    146

    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.