WORLDHEALTHRANKINGS
live longer live better
Learn Think Feel Do
WorldHealthRankings

World Health Review

Gabon
COUNTRY #1
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

Compare Gabon and DR Congo health profiles including life expectancy history, causes of death and population dynamics side by side. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.

DR Congo
COUNTRY #2
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
DYNAMIC PYRAMIDS
Data Source: United Nations
Gabon Population Pyramid
 
Choose Year
Play
Pause
    DR Congo Population Pyramid
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Gabon GABON   DR Congo DR CONGO
      Gabon GABON   DR Congo DR CONGO
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    38.3
    41.5
    39.9
    150
    143
    148
     
    39.9
    43.1
    41.4
    143
    135
    140
    1970
    45.5
    48.7
    47.0
    134
    133
    135
     
    43.6
    46.8
    45.2
    143
    141
    141
    1980
    53.5
    56.7
    55.1
    126
    123
    126
     
    46.2
    49.4
    47.8
    154
    149
    152
    1990
    59.4
    62.6
    60.9
    124
    127
    126
     
    44.4
    48.3
    46.3
    174
    172
    174
    2000
    59.5
    60.7
    60.1
    130
    136
    133
     
    49.8
    52.7
    51.3
    160
    160
    159
    2010
    62.4
    62.1
    62.3
    133
    150
    141
     
    55.9
    59.0
    57.4
    164
    160
    163
    2016
    64.8
    68.2
    66.4
    130
    138
    134
     
    58.9
    62.0
    60.5
    168
    165
    165
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Gabon GABON   DR Congo DR CONGO
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    64.8
    68.2
    130
    138
    58.9
    62.0
    168
    165
    Age 5
    68.2
    71.1
    130
    138
    65.3
    67.9
    158
    162
    Age 10
    68.7
    71.4
    130
    139
    66.3
    68.8
    156
    159
    Age 15
    69.5
    72.1
    120
    137
    66.9
    69.5
    154
    157
    Age 20
    70.0
    72.5
    118
    139
    67.7
    70.1
    150
    157
    Age 25
    70.8
    72.9
    115
    138
    68.6
    70.8
    148
    157
    Age 30
    71.5
    73.5
    112
    137
    69.5
    71.5
    144
    158
    Age 35
    72.2
    74.2
    111
    135
    70.4
    72.4
    140
    158
    Age 40
    73.0
    75.2
    108
    131
    71.4
    73.3
    135
    157
    Age 45
    73.9
    76.1
    106
    127
    72.5
    74.3
    131
    156
    Age 50
    74.9
    77.0
    102
    124
    73.6
    75.2
    129
    157
    Age 55
    76.1
    78.1
    97
    118
    74.9
    76.3
    130
    157
    Age 60
    77.5
    79.1
    98
    118
    76.3
    77.4
    131
    158
    Age 65
    79.1
    80.4
    101
    119
    78.1
    78.9
    133
    158
    Age 70
    81.0
    82.0
    101
    121
    80.1
    80.8
    135
    156
    Age 75
    83.3
    84.1
    103
    117
    82.6
    83.2
    138
    151
    Age 80
    86.1
    86.7
    105
    113
    85.6
    86.0
    136
    145
    Age 85
    89.4
    89.8
    104
    112
    89.0
    89.4
    136
    140
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Gabon GABON   DR Congo DR CONGO
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Tuberculosis
    109.83
    9
    127.11
    6
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    93.95
    130
    101.95
    123
    3. HIV/AIDS
    90.45
    20
    34.05
    37
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    74.01
    47
    102.51
    27
    5. Stroke
    68.90
    95
    101.85
    52
    6. Diarrhoeal diseases
    41.65
    42
    91.53
    17
    7. Liver Disease
    40.25
    18
    25.48
    53
    8. Alzheimers & Dementia
    36.85
    26
    32.24
    47
    9. Diabetes Mellitus
    34.84
    76
    26.08
    107
    10. Road Traffic Accidents
    23.47
    63
    35.98
    28
    11. Hypertension
    23.31
    26
    21.41
    34
    12. Malaria
    21.42
    32
    58.45
    4
    13. Lung Disease
    20.39
    111
    30.98
    54
    14. Malnutrition
    17.83
    29
    43.92
    1
    15. Low Birth Weight
    15.46
    41
    22.00
    20
    16. Kidney Disease
    12.42
    112
    9.06
    141
    17. Falls
    11.90
    40
    9.33
    53
    18. Birth Trauma
    10.89
    50
    19.71
    15
    19. Prostate Cancer
    10.38
    135
    36.51
    21
    20. Meningitis
    9.99
    39
    17.61
    28
    21. Congenital Anomalies
    9.69
    42
    11.16
    26
    22. Suicide
    9.56
    84
    9.66
    80
    23. Other Injuries
    9.27
    69
    11.66
    50
    24. Violence
    8.89
    61
    14.50
    25
    25. Measles
    8.27
    6
    0.59
    39
    26. Inflammatory/Heart
    7.86
    47
    5.69
    85
    27. Maternal Conditions
    7.39
    46
    24.54
    13
    28. Cervical Cancer
    7.24
    100
    26.27
    14
    29. Drownings
    6.94
    35
    9.18
    13
    30. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    6.14
    57
    11.10
    14
    31. Skin Disease
    6.11
    14
    4.78
    34
    32. Lung Cancers
    5.76
    132
    1.29
    178
    33. Breast Cancer
    5.17
    180
    14.31
    118
    34. Endocrine Disorders
    5.00
    88
    6.62
    54
    35. Asthma
    4.98
    77
    11.84
    42
    36. Liver Cancer
    4.89
    107
    10.50
    36
    37. Oral Cancer
    3.95
    75
    4.31
    64
    38. Fires
    3.92
    50
    5.55
    31
    39. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.37
    166
    4.88
    137
    40. Ovary Cancer
    3.14
    148
    3.34
    139
    41. Lymphomas
    2.97
    146
    4.18
    125
    42. Trypanosomiasis
    2.75
    3
    2.87
    2
    43. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2.73
    76
    5.09
    36
    44. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.54
    90
    5.69
    33
    45. Epilepsy
    2.43
    59
    2.72
    47
    46. Schistosomiasis
    2.42
    36
    2.84
    29
    47. Other Neoplasms
    2.39
    103
    2.90
    84
    48. Uterin Cancer
    2.23
    87
    1.96
    98
    49. Stomach Cancer
    2.11
    176
    5.30
    97
    50. Hepatitis B
    1.94
    43
    3.04
    30
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Gabon GABON   DR Congo DR CONGO
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Tuberculosis
    1,487
    11.00
    51,902
    7.79
    2. HIV/AIDS
    1,475
    10.91
    18,570
    2.79
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    1,134
    8.39
    74,566
    11.20
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    1,047
    7.75
    28,410
    4.27
    5. Stroke
    776
    5.74
    29,821
    4.48
    6. Diarrhoeal diseases
    631
    4.67
    60,603
    9.10
    7. Liver Disease
    504
    3.73
    9,689
    1.46
    8. Low Birth Weight
    479
    3.54
    36,131
    5.43
    9. Malaria
    447
    3.31
    62,141
    9.33
    10. Road Traffic Accidents
    439
    3.25
    27,759
    4.17
    11. Alzheimers & Dementia
    400
    2.96
    6,680
    1.00
    12. Diabetes Mellitus
    394
    2.91
    7,985
    1.20
    13. Birth Trauma
    338
    2.50
    32,371
    4.86
    14. Congenital Anomalies
    289
    2.14
    17,292
    2.60
    15. Malnutrition
    288
    2.13
    32,737
    4.92
    16. Hypertension
    259
    1.92
    5,850
    0.88
    17. Measles
    255
    1.89
    879
    0.13
    18. Lung Disease
    228
    1.69
    8,610
    1.29
    19. Meningitis
    184
    1.36
    16,415
    2.47
    20. Violence
    174
    1.29
    10,479
    1.57
    21. Other Injuries
    162
    1.20
    8,673
    1.30
    22. Falls
    153
    1.13
    3,812
    0.57
    23. Kidney Disease
    152
    1.12
    3,340
    0.50
    24. Drownings
    152
    1.12
    9,921
    1.49
    25. Maternal Conditions
    146
    1.08
    15,608
    2.34
    26. Suicide
    140
    1.04
    4,453
    0.67
    27. Inflammatory/Heart
    99
    0.73
    2,270
    0.34
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    84
    0.62
    5,498
    0.83
    29. Skin Disease
    80
    0.59
    2,126
    0.32
    30. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    74
    0.55
    3,796
    0.57
    31. Lung Cancers
    67
    0.50
    442
    0.07
    32. Asthma
    64
    0.47
    4,584
    0.69
    33. Liver Cancer
    63
    0.47
    4,030
    0.61
    34. Fires
    61
    0.45
    3,788
    0.57
    35. Trypanosomiasis
    52
    0.38
    2,005
    0.30
    36. Prostate Cancer
    50
    0.37
    4,036
    0.61
    37. Epilepsy
    48
    0.36
    2,173
    0.33
    38. Oral Cancer
    46
    0.34
    1,486
    0.22
    39. Lymphomas
    46
    0.34
    1,715
    0.26
    40. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    44
    0.33
    1,723
    0.26
    41. Cervical Cancer
    44
    0.33
    5,104
    0.77
    42. Breast Cancer
    35
    0.26
    2,918
    0.44
    43. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    34
    0.25
    2,008
    0.30
    44. Oesophagus Cancer
    31
    0.23
    1,844
    0.28
    45. Schistosomiasis
    30
    0.22
    1,172
    0.18
    46. Hepatitis B
    28
    0.21
    1,478
    0.22
    47. Other Neoplasms
    28
    0.21
    1,246
    0.19
    48. Stomach Cancer
    26
    0.19
    1,913
    0.29
    49. Appendicitis
    23
    0.17
    1,366
    0.21
    50. Bladder Cancer
    21
    0.16
    487
    0.07
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Gabon GABON   DR Congo DR CONGO
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    10.38
    135
    36.51
    21
    2. Cervical Cancer
    7.24
    100
    26.27
    14
    3. Lung Cancers
    5.76
    132
    1.29
    178
    4. Breast Cancer
    5.17
    180
    14.31
    118
    5. Liver Cancer
    4.89
    107
    10.50
    36
    6. Oral Cancer
    3.95
    75
    4.31
    64
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.37
    166
    4.88
    137
    8. Ovary Cancer
    3.14
    148
    3.34
    139
    9. Lymphomas
    2.97
    146
    4.18
    125
    10. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.54
    90
    5.69
    33
    11. Uterin Cancer
    2.23
    87
    1.96
    98
    12. Stomach Cancer
    2.11
    176
    5.30
    97
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.87
    101
    1.58
    121
    14. Leukemia
    1.24
    169
    2.27
    148
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    1.19
    163
    1.12
    171
    16. Skin Cancers
    1.05
    130
    2.20
    53
    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.