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Compare Ghana and Nicaragua 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.
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Ghana GHANA   Nicaragua NICARAGUA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    44.4
    47.3
    45.8
    118
    114
    117
     
    46.0
    48.7
    47.3
    104
    103
    102
    1970
    47.8
    50.7
    49.2
    124
    124
    125
     
    52.4
    55.5
    53.9
    102
    103
    104
    1980
    51.6
    54.5
    53.0
    132
    134
    133
     
    56.0
    61.6
    58.7
    115
    107
    111
    1990
    55.7
    58.1
    56.9
    138
    142
    141
     
    61.7
    67.4
    64.5
    113
    109
    111
    2000
    55.9
    58.6
    57.2
    144
    146
    147
     
    67.3
    73.3
    70.3
    90
    89
    91
    2010
    59.6
    62.2
    60.9
    147
    149
    150
     
    70.2
    76.1
    73.2
    83
    83
    85
    2016
    62.5
    64.4
    63.4
    147
    158
    155
     
    72.5
    78.4
    75.5
    72
    67
    68
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Ghana GHANA   Nicaragua NICARAGUA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    62.5
    64.4
    147
    158
     
    72.5
    78.4
    72
    67
    Age 5
    66.6
    68.0
    147
    161
     
    74.1
    79.8
    65
    56
    Age 10
    67.0
    68.6
    148
    162
     
    74.2
    79.9
    65
    56
    Age 15
    67.3
    68.9
    148
    163
     
    74.3
    80.1
    63
    56
    Age 20
    67.8
    69.5
    149
    163
     
    74.8
    80.3
    59
    54
    Age 25
    68.4
    70.1
    150
    163
     
    75.4
    80.5
    56
    53
    Age 30
    69.0
    70.8
    151
    163
     
    76.0
    80.8
    51
    50
    Age 35
    69.6
    71.6
    153
    165
     
    76.7
    81.0
    48
    50
    Age 40
    70.4
    72.4
    155
    166
     
    77.5
    81.4
    43
    48
    Age 45
    71.4
    73.4
    158
    167
     
    78.3
    81.8
    42
    47
    Age 50
    72.5
    74.2
    162
    170
     
    79.2
    82.3
    39
    46
    Age 55
    73.8
    75.2
    163
    171
     
    80.3
    83.0
    37
    43
    Age 60
    75.2
    76.2
    169
    173
     
    81.5
    83.9
    32
    42
    Age 65
    76.9
    77.7
    171
    173
     
    82.9
    85.1
    30
    37
    Age 70
    79.0
    79.6
    171
    173
     
    84.5
    86.5
    29
    36
    Age 75
    81.6
    82.0
    173
    173
     
    86.5
    88.2
    23
    29
    Age 80
    84.8
    85.1
    171
    172
     
    88.7
    90.2
    13
    18
    Age 85
    88.5
    88.7
    167
    169
     
    91.7
    92.9
    4
    9
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Ghana GHANA   Nicaragua NICARAGUA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    160.10
    11
     
    49.89
    134
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    155.08
    44
     
    100.18
    117
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    144.64
    15
     
    24.91
    109
    4. Tuberculosis
    63.00
    20
     
    3.34
    101
    5. Malaria
    50.27
    6
     
    0.06
    65
    6. Liver Disease
    47.10
    15
     
    33.31
    26
    7. HIV/AIDS
    45.84
    32
     
    6.14
    83
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    45.45
    48
     
    40.19
    55
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    33.17
    31
     
    16.56
    96
    10. Diarrhoeal diseases
    25.76
    49
     
    5.32
    75
    11. Meningitis
    25.33
    14
     
    1.47
    85
    12. Endocrine Disorders
    21.56
    7
     
    3.17
    133
    13. Cervical Cancer
    21.33
    29
     
    17.89
    42
    14. Lung Disease
    21.09
    103
     
    22.37
    91
    15. Hypertension
    19.97
    53
     
    13.83
    92
    16. Other Injuries
    19.68
    22
     
    6.88
    110
    17. Kidney Disease
    19.32
    67
     
    66.77
    1
    18. Low Birth Weight
    17.97
    29
     
    6.92
    94
    19. Falls
    17.75
    11
     
    5.70
    84
    20. Birth Trauma
    16.94
    27
     
    2.99
    90
    21. Alzheimers/Dementia
    16.47
    102
     
    27.08
    35
    22. Prostate Cancer
    16.11
    91
     
    20.50
    62
    23. Congenital Anomalies
    14.53
    17
     
    9.35
    74
    24. Liver Cancer
    13.58
    22
     
    10.69
    34
    25. Breast Cancer
    12.79
    129
     
    10.45
    154
    26. Asthma
    11.82
    51
     
    3.17
    103
    27. Malnutrition
    11.68
    38
     
    4.24
    69
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    11.61
    21
     
    2.97
    157
    29. Violence
    11.12
    40
     
    15.17
    23
    30. Maternal Conditions
    10.60
    38
     
    2.61
    69
    31. Suicide
    10.09
    90
     
    9.78
    94
    32. Skin Disease
    7.20
    5
     
    1.16
    115
    33. Fires
    6.99
    23
     
    0.75
    134
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    6.46
    42
     
    2.97
    93
    35. Lymphomas
    5.49
    82
     
    2.70
    144
    36. Drownings
    5.46
    69
     
    4.20
    86
    37. Schistosomiasis
    5.12
    11
     
    0.00
    138
    38. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.82
    156
     
    6.23
    114
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3.73
    60
     
    0.87
    141
    40. Ovary Cancer
    3.52
    124
     
    2.14
    169
    41. Drug Use
    3.44
    25
     
    0.60
    147
    42. Stomach Cancer
    3.17
    148
     
    10.92
    38
    43. Epilepsy
    2.85
    58
     
    1.79
    89
    44. Oral Cancer
    2.72
    95
     
    0.90
    175
    45. Lung Cancers
    2.50
    154
     
    7.21
    119
    46. Hepatitis B
    2.37
    18
     
    0.33
    110
    47. Other Neoplasms
    2.30
    109
     
    1.37
    145
    48. Alcohol
    1.99
    71
     
    8.70
    5
    49. Anemia
    1.95
    48
     
    0.02
    157
    50. Poisonings
    1.81
    53
     
    0.62
    108
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Ghana GHANA   Nicaragua NICARAGUA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    24,674
    11.72
     
    1,251
    4.60
    2. Stroke
    19,734
    9.37
     
    2,095
    7.71
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    18,607
    8.84
     
    4,185
    15.39
    4. Malaria
    13,359
    6.35
     
    3
    0.01
    5. HIV/AIDS
    10,114
    4.80
     
    346
    1.27
    6. Tuberculosis
    9,830
    4.67
     
    152
    0.56
    7. Low Birth Weight
    8,224
    3.91
     
    473
    1.74
    8. Liver Disease
    7,833
    3.72
     
    1,541
    5.67
    9. Birth Trauma
    7,753
    3.68
     
    205
    0.75
    10. Road Traffic Accidents
    7,144
    3.39
     
    907
    3.34
    11. Diarrhoeal diseases
    6,630
    3.15
     
    315
    1.16
    12. Meningitis
    6,098
    2.90
     
    86
    0.32
    13. Congenital Anomalies
    5,804
    2.76
     
    629
    2.31
    14. Diabetes Mellitus
    5,709
    2.71
     
    1,699
    6.25
    15. Endocrine Disorders
    5,409
    2.57
     
    163
    0.60
    16. Other Injuries
    4,543
    2.16
     
    375
    1.38
    17. Malnutrition
    3,644
    1.73
     
    223
    0.82
    18. Kidney Disease
    3,150
    1.50
     
    2,948
    10.84
    19. Maternal Conditions
    2,762
    1.31
     
    167
    0.61
    20. Violence
    2,737
    1.30
     
    914
    3.36
    21. Hypertension
    2,602
    1.24
     
    572
    2.10
    22. Falls
    2,596
    1.23
     
    256
    0.94
    23. Lung Disease
    2,578
    1.22
     
    922
    3.39
    24. Liver Cancer
    2,140
    1.02
     
    459
    1.69
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,943
    0.92
     
    142
    0.52
    26. Suicide
    1,896
    0.90
     
    577
    2.12
    27. Asthma
    1,704
    0.81
     
    145
    0.53
    28. Alzheimers/Dementia
    1,701
    0.81
     
    1,097
    4.04
    29. Cervical Cancer
    1,633
    0.78
     
    450
    1.66
    30. Fires
    1,480
    0.70
     
    38
    0.14
    31. Drownings
    1,469
    0.70
     
    244
    0.90
    32. Breast Cancer
    1,123
    0.53
     
    255
    0.94
    33. Skin Disease
    1,054
    0.50
     
    53
    0.19
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    986
    0.47
     
    127
    0.47
    35. Lymphomas
    821
    0.39
     
    123
    0.45
    36. Schistosomiasis
    818
    0.39
     
    0
    0.00
    37. Pertussis
    756
    0.36
     
    23
    0.08
    38. Prostate Cancer
    727
    0.35
     
    364
    1.34
    39. Drug Use
    724
    0.34
     
    33
    0.12
    40. Epilepsy
    626
    0.30
     
    99
    0.36
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    564
    0.27
     
    42
    0.15
    42. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    502
    0.24
     
    269
    0.99
    43. Hepatitis B
    494
    0.23
     
    16
    0.06
    44. Stomach Cancer
    487
    0.23
     
    469
    1.73
    45. Poisonings
    436
    0.21
     
    34
    0.13
    46. Tetanus
    419
    0.20
     
    22
    0.08
    47. Encephalitis
    411
    0.20
     
    43
    0.16
    48. Syphilis
    409
    0.19
     
    69
    0.25
    49. Anemia
    380
    0.18
     
    1
    0.00
    50. Other Neoplasms
    375
    0.18
     
    66
    0.24
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Ghana GHANA   Nicaragua NICARAGUA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    21.33
    29
     
    17.89
    42
    2. Prostate Cancer
    16.11
    91
     
    20.50
    62
    3. Liver Cancer
    13.58
    22
     
    10.69
    34
    4. Breast Cancer
    12.79
    129
     
    10.45
    154
    5. Lymphomas
    5.49
    82
     
    2.70
    144
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.82
    156
     
    6.23
    114
    7. Ovary Cancer
    3.52
    124
     
    2.14
    169
    8. Stomach Cancer
    3.17
    148
     
    10.92
    38
    9. Oral Cancer
    2.72
    95
     
    0.90
    175
    10. Lung Cancers
    2.50
    154
     
    7.21
    119
    11. Bladder Cancer
    1.63
    109
     
    0.63
    173
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    1.48
    145
     
    4.08
    82
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.20
    142
     
    0.85
    164
    14. Leukemia
    1.12
    166
     
    3.91
    92
    15. Skin Cancers
    1.03
    119
     
    1.25
    101
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.50
    178
     
    0.81
    160
     
     
     
    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.