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Japan
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 Japan 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
Japan Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Japan JAPAN   Ghana GHANA
      Japan JAPAN   Ghana GHANA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    65.3
    70.1
    67.7
    31
    35
    35
     
    44.4
    47.3
    45.8
    118
    114
    117
    1970
    69.4
    74.7
    72.0
    9
    13
    10
     
    47.8
    50.7
    49.2
    124
    124
    125
    1980
    73.6
    78.8
    76.1
    1
    5
    1
     
    51.6
    54.5
    53.0
    132
    134
    133
    1990
    75.9
    81.9
    78.8
    1
    1
    1
     
    55.7
    58.1
    56.9
    138
    142
    141
    2000
    77.6
    84.5
    81.1
    2
    1
    1
     
    55.9
    58.6
    57.2
    144
    146
    147
    2010
    79.5
    86.3
    83.0
    5
    1
    1
     
    59.6
    62.2
    60.9
    147
    149
    150
    2016
    81.1
    87.1
    84.2
    2
    1
    1
     
    62.5
    64.4
    63.4
    147
    158
    155
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Japan JAPAN   Ghana GHANA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    81.1
    87.1
    2
    1
    62.5
    64.4
    147
    158
    Age 5
    81.3
    87.4
    4
    1
    66.6
    68.0
    147
    161
    Age 10
    81.3
    87.4
    4
    1
    67.0
    68.6
    148
    162
    Age 15
    81.4
    87.4
    4
    1
    67.3
    68.9
    148
    163
    Age 20
    81.4
    87.5
    4
    1
    67.8
    69.5
    149
    163
    Age 25
    81.6
    87.5
    4
    1
    68.4
    70.1
    150
    163
    Age 30
    81.7
    87.6
    4
    1
    69.0
    70.8
    151
    163
    Age 35
    81.9
    87.7
    6
    1
    69.6
    71.6
    153
    165
    Age 40
    82.0
    87.8
    6
    1
    70.4
    72.4
    155
    166
    Age 45
    82.3
    88.0
    6
    1
    71.4
    73.4
    158
    167
    Age 50
    82.6
    88.2
    6
    1
    72.5
    74.2
    162
    170
    Age 55
    83.1
    88.5
    6
    1
    73.8
    75.2
    163
    171
    Age 60
    83.7
    88.9
    7
    1
    75.2
    76.2
    169
    173
    Age 65
    84.6
    89.4
    6
    1
    76.9
    77.7
    171
    173
    Age 70
    85.7
    89.9
    6
    1
    79.0
    79.6
    171
    173
    Age 75
    87.2
    90.7
    6
    1
    81.6
    82.0
    173
    173
    Age 80
    89.0
    91.8
    8
    1
    84.8
    85.1
    171
    172
    Age 85
    91.4
    93.4
    17
    2
    88.5
    88.7
    167
    169
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Japan JAPAN   Ghana GHANA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    31.55
    181
    160.49
    62
    2. Stroke
    25.76
    160
    145.19
    9
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    24.28
    98
    139.89
    13
    4. Lung Cancers
    19.60
    59
    2.43
    156
    5. Suicide
    14.30
    30
    8.71
    96
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.07
    39
    3.79
    158
    7. Stomach Cancer
    13.35
    23
    3.10
    152
    8. Lung Disease
    11.61
    169
    25.55
    76
    9. Breast Cancer
    10.09
    155
    12.73
    129
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    8.74
    12
    1.49
    153
    11. Liver Cancer
    7.89
    51
    14.23
    22
    12. Prostate Cancer
    6.52
    156
    18.22
    75
    13. Kidney Disease
    6.33
    156
    19.33
    77
    14. Liver Disease
    5.60
    161
    41.15
    17
    15. Alzheimers & Dementia
    5.48
    156
    30.17
    58
    16. Lymphomas
    4.32
    120
    5.54
    91
    17. Other Injuries
    4.06
    152
    16.74
    20
    18. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.59
    57
    0.50
    183
    19. Ovary Cancer
    3.40
    134
    3.56
    127
    20. Diabetes Mellitus
    3.34
    182
    46.71
    44
    21. Other Neoplasms
    2.90
    85
    2.26
    116
    22. Leukemia
    2.88
    132
    1.09
    174
    23. Cervical Cancer
    2.66
    146
    20.65
    27
    24. Congenital Anomalies
    2.64
    172
    11.70
    21
    25. Road Traffic Accidents
    2.37
    182
    37.59
    23
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    2.30
    153
    15.07
    13
    27. Oral Cancer
    2.25
    127
    2.84
    101
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.14
    171
    11.69
    17
    29. Uterin Cancer
    2.06
    92
    1.19
    148
    30. Drownings
    2.06
    121
    5.18
    63
    31. Bladder Cancer
    1.87
    99
    1.62
    119
    32. Falls
    1.85
    173
    21.66
    6
    33. Parkinson's Disease
    1.66
    136
    2.44
    80
    34. Encephalitis
    0.77
    93
    1.20
    59
    35. Hypertension
    0.71
    183
    16.21
    63
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.69
    167
    6.54
    48
    37. Asthma
    0.64
    158
    10.12
    53
    38. Tuberculosis
    0.60
    144
    70.68
    20
    39. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.59
    155
    32.29
    51
    40. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.46
    165
    3.79
    56
    41. Skin Cancers
    0.45
    174
    1.05
    133
    42. Malnutrition
    0.43
    123
    12.34
    42
    43. Low Birth Weight
    0.41
    183
    17.13
    32
    44. Epilepsy
    0.39
    182
    2.37
    60
    45. Fires
    0.38
    158
    5.49
    33
    46. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.37
    68
    0.18
    129
    47. Skin Disease
    0.35
    155
    6.27
    12
    48. Drug Use
    0.34
    169
    2.55
    28
    49. Poisonings
    0.26
    137
    1.93
    45
    50. Alcohol
    0.26
    173
    2.05
    73
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Japan JAPAN   Ghana GHANA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    152,677
    14.15
    18,029
    9.00
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    141,278
    13.09
    22,173
    11.07
    3. Stroke
    126,320
    11.70
    16,960
    8.47
    4. Lung Cancers
    79,534
    7.37
    351
    0.18
    5. Lung Disease
    64,257
    5.95
    2,965
    1.48
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    55,524
    5.14
    504
    0.25
    7. Stomach Cancer
    53,803
    4.99
    477
    0.24
    8. Kidney Disease
    35,539
    3.29
    2,793
    1.39
    9. Alzheimers & Dementia
    34,389
    3.19
    2,672
    1.33
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    34,021
    3.15
    219
    0.11
    11. Liver Cancer
    31,904
    2.96
    2,281
    1.14
    12. Suicide
    23,684
    2.19
    1,515
    0.76
    13. Lymphomas
    17,856
    1.65
    831
    0.41
    14. Other Injuries
    17,287
    1.60
    3,738
    1.87
    15. Liver Disease
    17,241
    1.60
    6,560
    3.27
    16. Breast Cancer
    14,630
    1.36
    1,130
    0.56
    17. Diabetes Mellitus
    14,446
    1.34
    5,693
    2.84
    18. Prostate Cancer
    13,096
    1.21
    748
    0.37
    19. Other Neoplasms
    12,636
    1.17
    374
    0.19
    20. Oesophagus Cancer
    12,595
    1.17
    79
    0.04
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    10,454
    0.97
    3,344
    1.67
    22. Leukemia
    9,206
    0.85
    199
    0.10
    23. Bladder Cancer
    9,161
    0.85
    203
    0.10
    24. Parkinson's Disease
    9,093
    0.84
    234
    0.12
    25. Oral Cancer
    8,137
    0.75
    381
    0.19
    26. Inflammatory/Heart
    7,904
    0.73
    1,690
    0.84
    27. Falls
    7,878
    0.73
    2,671
    1.33
    28. Drownings
    7,314
    0.68
    1,206
    0.60
    29. Ovary Cancer
    5,015
    0.46
    305
    0.15
    30. Road Traffic Accidents
    4,816
    0.45
    7,472
    3.73
    31. Hypertension
    4,120
    0.38
    1,929
    0.96
    32. Cervical Cancer
    3,900
    0.36
    1,596
    0.80
    33. Tuberculosis
    3,378
    0.31
    10,226
    5.10
    34. Asthma
    3,316
    0.31
    1,317
    0.66
    35. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3,111
    0.29
    943
    0.47
    36. Encephalitis
    3,098
    0.29
    290
    0.14
    37. Uterin Cancer
    3,028
    0.28
    89
    0.04
    38. Congenital Anomalies
    2,810
    0.26
    4,954
    2.47
    39. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2,800
    0.26
    6,899
    3.44
    40. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2,609
    0.24
    489
    0.24
    41. Skin Disease
    1,873
    0.17
    865
    0.43
    42. Malnutrition
    1,825
    0.17
    3,607
    1.80
    43. Skin Cancers
    1,825
    0.17
    146
    0.07
    44. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    1,758
    0.16
    22
    0.01
    45. Fires
    1,082
    0.10
    1,021
    0.51
    46. Epilepsy
    1,024
    0.09
    499
    0.25
    47. Anemia
    874
    0.08
    295
    0.15
    48. Drug Use
    745
    0.07
    542
    0.27
    49. Schizophrenia
    728
    0.07
    0
    0.00
    50. Hepatitis B
    690
    0.06
    616
    0.31
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Japan JAPAN   Ghana GHANA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    19.60
    59
    2.43
    156
    2. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.07
    39
    3.79
    158
    3. Stomach Cancer
    13.35
    23
    3.10
    152
    4. Breast Cancer
    10.09
    155
    12.73
    129
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    8.74
    12
    1.49
    153
    6. Liver Cancer
    7.89
    51
    14.23
    22
    7. Prostate Cancer
    6.52
    156
    18.22
    75
    8. Lymphomas
    4.32
    120
    5.54
    91
    9. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.59
    57
    0.50
    183
    10. Ovary Cancer
    3.40
    134
    3.56
    127
    11. Leukemia
    2.88
    132
    1.09
    174
    12. Cervical Cancer
    2.66
    146
    20.65
    27
    13. Oral Cancer
    2.25
    127
    2.84
    101
    14. Uterin Cancer
    2.06
    92
    1.19
    148
    15. Bladder Cancer
    1.87
    99
    1.62
    119
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.45
    174
    1.05
    133
    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.