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Gambia
COUNTRY #1
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Compare Gambia and Ghana 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.

Ghana
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
Gambia Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Gambia GAMBIA   Ghana GHANA
      Gambia GAMBIA   Ghana GHANA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    33.1
    33.3
    33.2
    168
    171
    170
     
    44.4
    47.3
    45.8
    118
    114
    117
    1970
    36.9
    37.7
    37.3
    169
    170
    169
     
    47.8
    50.7
    49.2
    124
    124
    125
    1980
    43.3
    44.9
    44.1
    163
    164
    164
     
    51.6
    54.5
    53.0
    132
    134
    133
    1990
    50.3
    52.4
    51.3
    156
    160
    157
     
    55.7
    58.1
    56.9
    138
    142
    141
    2000
    54.8
    57.1
    55.9
    147
    148
    148
     
    55.9
    58.6
    57.2
    144
    146
    147
    2010
    58.3
    60.5
    59.3
    152
    153
    153
     
    59.6
    62.2
    60.9
    147
    149
    150
    2016
    60.6
    63.3
    61.9
    156
    161
    161
     
    62.5
    64.4
    63.4
    147
    158
    155
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Gambia GAMBIA   Ghana GHANA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    60.6
    63.3
    156
    161
    62.5
    64.4
    147
    158
    Age 5
    65.1
    67.3
    160
    164
    66.6
    68.0
    147
    161
    Age 10
    65.6
    67.9
    163
    165
    67.0
    68.6
    148
    162
    Age 15
    65.8
    68.1
    163
    166
    67.3
    68.9
    148
    163
    Age 20
    66.5
    68.8
    163
    166
    67.8
    69.5
    149
    163
    Age 25
    67.4
    69.7
    164
    166
    68.4
    70.1
    150
    163
    Age 30
    68.2
    70.5
    161
    166
    69.0
    70.8
    151
    163
    Age 35
    69.0
    71.3
    163
    167
    69.6
    71.6
    153
    165
    Age 40
    69.9
    72.1
    167
    168
    70.4
    72.4
    155
    166
    Age 45
    70.8
    73.0
    171
    170
    71.4
    73.4
    158
    167
    Age 50
    71.9
    73.8
    172
    172
    72.5
    74.2
    162
    170
    Age 55
    73.2
    74.9
    176
    173
    73.8
    75.2
    163
    171
    Age 60
    74.7
    76.0
    175
    175
    75.2
    76.2
    169
    173
    Age 65
    76.6
    77.5
    176
    175
    76.9
    77.7
    171
    173
    Age 70
    78.7
    79.4
    179
    175
    79.0
    79.6
    171
    173
    Age 75
    81.3
    81.8
    180
    175
    81.6
    82.0
    173
    173
    Age 80
    84.5
    84.8
    179
    176
    84.8
    85.1
    171
    172
    Age 85
    88.1
    88.4
    180
    176
    88.5
    88.7
    167
    169
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Gambia GAMBIA   Ghana GHANA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    154.66
    11
    144.64
    15
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    142.60
    60
    155.08
    44
    3. Stroke
    136.82
    26
    160.10
    11
    4. HIV/AIDS
    70.48
    25
    45.84
    32
    5. Tuberculosis
    44.67
    39
    63.00
    20
    6. Liver Disease
    44.65
    18
    47.10
    15
    7. Road Traffic Accidents
    43.85
    8
    33.17
    31
    8. Malaria
    41.05
    17
    50.27
    6
    9. Diarrhoeal diseases
    40.09
    38
    25.76
    49
    10. Diabetes Mellitus
    39.32
    59
    45.45
    48
    11. Maternal Conditions
    29.65
    12
    10.60
    38
    12. Lung Disease
    29.20
    51
    21.09
    103
    13. Liver Cancer
    24.96
    6
    13.58
    22
    14. Meningitis
    24.64
    15
    25.33
    14
    15. Kidney Disease
    23.89
    44
    19.32
    67
    16. Malnutrition
    21.61
    14
    11.68
    38
    17. Other Injuries
    20.40
    16
    19.68
    22
    18. Falls
    20.11
    6
    17.75
    11
    19. Low Birth Weight
    19.96
    23
    17.97
    29
    20. Birth Trauma
    18.57
    17
    16.94
    27
    21. Alzheimers/Dementia
    18.11
    88
    16.47
    102
    22. Cervical Cancer
    16.46
    46
    21.33
    29
    23. Congenital Anomalies
    16.26
    9
    14.53
    17
    24. Asthma
    15.67
    29
    11.82
    51
    25. Hypertension
    14.34
    88
    19.97
    53
    26. Suicide
    11.29
    71
    10.09
    90
    27. Endocrine Disorders
    10.83
    40
    21.56
    7
    28. Violence
    9.75
    51
    11.12
    40
    29. Fires
    7.61
    14
    6.99
    23
    30. Drownings
    6.88
    48
    5.46
    69
    31. Prostate Cancer
    6.51
    155
    16.11
    91
    32. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    6.19
    49
    6.46
    42
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    5.72
    88
    11.61
    21
    34. Schistosomiasis
    5.11
    13
    5.12
    11
    35. Epilepsy
    4.97
    29
    2.85
    58
    36. Breast Cancer
    4.89
    181
    12.79
    129
    37. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    4.66
    40
    3.73
    60
    38. Syphilis
    3.67
    20
    1.21
    53
    39. Other Neoplasms
    3.37
    70
    2.30
    109
    40. Drug Use
    3.35
    28
    3.44
    25
    41. Skin Disease
    3.11
    56
    7.20
    5
    42. Lymphomas
    3.09
    135
    5.49
    82
    43. Poisonings
    2.73
    29
    1.81
    53
    44. Hepatitis B
    2.46
    16
    2.37
    18
    45. Measles
    2.42
    23
    0.21
    60
    46. Lung Cancers
    2.33
    158
    2.50
    154
    47. Anemia
    2.21
    41
    1.95
    48
    48. Alcohol
    2.18
    66
    1.99
    71
    49. Encephalitis
    1.91
    19
    1.47
    36
    50. Appendicitis
    1.89
    16
    1.46
    33
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Gambia GAMBIA   Ghana GHANA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    1,868
    12.75
    24,674
    11.72
    2. HIV/AIDS
    1,007
    6.87
    10,114
    4.80
    3. Stroke
    925
    6.31
    19,734
    9.37
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    906
    6.19
    18,607
    8.84
    5. Low Birth Weight
    825
    5.63
    8,224
    3.91
    6. Birth Trauma
    767
    5.24
    7,753
    3.68
    7. Diarrhoeal diseases
    763
    5.21
    6,630
    3.15
    8. Malaria
    627
    4.28
    13,359
    6.35
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    606
    4.14
    7,144
    3.39
    10. Congenital Anomalies
    548
    3.74
    5,804
    2.76
    11. Maternal Conditions
    500
    3.41
    2,762
    1.31
    12. Malnutrition
    437
    2.98
    3,644
    1.73
    13. Meningitis
    429
    2.93
    6,098
    2.90
    14. Liver Disease
    394
    2.69
    7,833
    3.72
    15. Tuberculosis
    392
    2.68
    9,830
    4.67
    16. Other Injuries
    336
    2.29
    4,543
    2.16
    17. Diabetes Mellitus
    268
    1.83
    5,709
    2.71
    18. Liver Cancer
    241
    1.65
    2,140
    1.02
    19. Kidney Disease
    223
    1.52
    3,150
    1.50
    20. Endocrine Disorders
    216
    1.47
    5,409
    2.57
    21. Lung Disease
    190
    1.30
    2,578
    1.22
    22. Falls
    185
    1.26
    2,596
    1.23
    23. Violence
    181
    1.24
    2,737
    1.30
    24. Drownings
    140
    0.96
    1,469
    0.70
    25. Syphilis
    136
    0.93
    409
    0.19
    26. Asthma
    129
    0.88
    1,704
    0.81
    27. Suicide
    124
    0.85
    1,896
    0.90
    28. Fires
    110
    0.75
    1,480
    0.70
    29. Alzheimers/Dementia
    99
    0.68
    1,701
    0.81
    30. Hypertension
    97
    0.66
    2,602
    1.24
    31. Measles
    83
    0.57
    86
    0.04
    32. Epilepsy
    75
    0.51
    626
    0.30
    33. Pertussis
    74
    0.51
    756
    0.36
    34. Cervical Cancer
    60
    0.41
    1,633
    0.78
    35. Inflammatory/Heart
    58
    0.40
    1,943
    0.92
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    53
    0.36
    986
    0.47
    37. Poisonings
    52
    0.35
    436
    0.21
    38. Schistosomiasis
    45
    0.31
    818
    0.39
    39. Drug Use
    43
    0.29
    724
    0.34
    40. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    41
    0.28
    564
    0.27
    41. Tetanus
    37
    0.25
    419
    0.20
    42. Encephalitis
    36
    0.25
    411
    0.20
    43. Anemia
    30
    0.20
    380
    0.18
    44. Other Neoplasms
    30
    0.20
    375
    0.18
    45. Skin Disease
    29
    0.20
    1,054
    0.50
    46. Hepatitis B
    28
    0.19
    494
    0.23
    47. Lymphomas
    27
    0.18
    821
    0.39
    48. Alcohol
    22
    0.15
    368
    0.17
    49. Appendicitis
    21
    0.14
    242
    0.11
    50. Breast Cancer
    19
    0.13
    1,123
    0.53
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Gambia GAMBIA   Ghana GHANA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Liver Cancer
    24.96
    6
    13.58
    22
    2. Cervical Cancer
    16.46
    46
    21.33
    29
    3. Prostate Cancer
    6.51
    155
    16.11
    91
    4. Breast Cancer
    4.89
    181
    12.79
    129
    5. Lymphomas
    3.09
    135
    5.49
    82
    6. Lung Cancers
    2.33
    158
    2.50
    154
    7. Stomach Cancer
    1.71
    178
    3.17
    148
    8. Skin Cancers
    1.35
    98
    1.03
    119
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1.31
    182
    3.82
    156
    10. Ovary Cancer
    1.15
    180
    3.52
    124
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    1.15
    154
    1.48
    145
    12. Bladder Cancer
    0.59
    174
    1.63
    109
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.56
    173
    0.50
    178
    14. Oral Cancer
    0.42
    182
    2.72
    95
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.41
    177
    1.20
    142
    16. Leukemia
    0.05
    183
    1.12
    166
    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.