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Samoa
COUNTRY #1
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Compare Samoa 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
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DYNAMIC PYRAMIDS
Data Source: United Nations
Samoa Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Samoa SAMOA   Ghana GHANA
      Samoa SAMOA   Ghana GHANA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    47.0
    53.6
    50.2
    101
    89
    95
     
    44.4
    47.3
    45.8
    118
    114
    117
    1970
    52.0
    58.6
    55.2
    105
    91
    96
     
    47.8
    50.7
    49.2
    124
    124
    125
    1980
    57.0
    63.6
    60.2
    112
    95
    104
     
    51.6
    54.5
    53.0
    132
    134
    133
    1990
    62.1
    68.7
    65.3
    110
    100
    109
     
    55.7
    58.1
    56.9
    138
    142
    141
    2000
    67.2
    73.7
    70.2
    92
    81
    92
     
    55.9
    58.6
    57.2
    144
    146
    147
    2010
    69.6
    76.1
    72.6
    93
    84
    92
     
    59.6
    62.2
    60.9
    147
    149
    150
    2016
    72.0
    78.4
    75.1
    76
    68
    76
     
    62.5
    64.4
    63.4
    147
    158
    155
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Samoa SAMOA   Ghana GHANA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    72.0
    78.4
    76
    68
    62.5
    64.4
    147
    158
    Age 5
    73.5
    79.8
    73
    58
    66.6
    68.0
    147
    161
    Age 10
    73.6
    79.9
    72
    57
    67.0
    68.6
    148
    162
    Age 15
    73.7
    80.0
    72
    57
    67.3
    68.9
    148
    163
    Age 20
    73.9
    80.0
    74
    58
    67.8
    69.5
    149
    163
    Age 25
    74.0
    80.1
    79
    58
    68.4
    70.1
    150
    163
    Age 30
    74.2
    80.3
    83
    59
    69.0
    70.8
    151
    163
    Age 35
    74.4
    80.4
    85
    62
    69.6
    71.6
    153
    165
    Age 40
    74.6
    80.6
    87
    64
    70.4
    72.4
    155
    166
    Age 45
    75.0
    80.9
    87
    64
    71.4
    73.4
    158
    167
    Age 50
    75.6
    81.3
    89
    61
    72.5
    74.2
    162
    170
    Age 55
    76.4
    81.9
    90
    59
    73.8
    75.2
    163
    171
    Age 60
    77.6
    82.6
    95
    59
    75.2
    76.2
    169
    173
    Age 65
    79.2
    83.7
    95
    60
    76.9
    77.7
    171
    173
    Age 70
    81.3
    85.0
    90
    62
    79.0
    79.6
    171
    173
    Age 75
    83.8
    86.8
    81
    58
    81.6
    82.0
    173
    173
    Age 80
    86.7
    88.9
    80
    55
    84.8
    85.1
    171
    172
    Age 85
    90.0
    91.7
    76
    46
    88.5
    88.7
    167
    169
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Samoa SAMOA   Ghana GHANA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    131.75
    66
    155.08
    44
    2. Diabetes Mellitus
    83.74
    15
    45.45
    48
    3. Stroke
    74.41
    109
    160.10
    11
    4. Kidney Disease
    49.37
    6
    19.32
    67
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    37.72
    87
    144.64
    15
    6. Lung Disease
    26.80
    60
    21.09
    103
    7. Road Traffic Accidents
    19.23
    85
    33.17
    31
    8. Alzheimers/Dementia
    17.42
    95
    16.47
    102
    9. Hypertension
    15.23
    77
    19.97
    53
    10. Liver Disease
    11.91
    113
    47.10
    15
    11. Inflammatory/Heart
    11.15
    25
    11.61
    21
    12. Endocrine Disorders
    10.57
    42
    21.56
    7
    13. Asthma
    9.93
    63
    11.82
    51
    14. Stomach Cancer
    8.75
    55
    3.17
    148
    15. Congenital Anomalies
    8.36
    92
    14.53
    17
    16. Prostate Cancer
    8.28
    144
    16.11
    91
    17. Cervical Cancer
    7.30
    101
    21.33
    29
    18. Breast Cancer
    7.14
    173
    12.79
    129
    19. Low Birth Weight
    7.10
    92
    17.97
    29
    20. Suicide
    6.89
    130
    10.09
    90
    21. Other Injuries
    5.94
    126
    19.68
    22
    22. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    5.15
    131
    3.82
    156
    23. Skin Disease
    5.11
    25
    7.20
    5
    24. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    4.92
    35
    3.73
    60
    25. Lung Cancers
    4.62
    136
    2.50
    154
    26. Liver Cancer
    3.76
    138
    13.58
    22
    27. Diarrhoeal diseases
    3.57
    90
    25.76
    49
    28. Violence
    3.57
    118
    11.12
    40
    29. Drownings
    3.49
    98
    5.46
    69
    30. Falls
    3.29
    129
    17.75
    11
    31. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3.08
    89
    6.46
    42
    32. Malnutrition
    3.01
    77
    11.68
    38
    33. Ovary Cancer
    2.87
    151
    3.52
    124
    34. Lymphomas
    2.33
    159
    5.49
    82
    35. Birth Trauma
    2.27
    109
    16.94
    27
    36. Leukemia
    1.77
    151
    1.12
    166
    37. Maternal Conditions
    1.45
    82
    10.60
    38
    38. Tuberculosis
    1.30
    126
    63.00
    20
    39. Parkinson's Disease
    1.29
    70
    0.68
    133
    40. Meningitis
    1.17
    93
    25.33
    14
    41. Fires
    1.04
    118
    6.99
    23
    42. Leprosy
    0.95
    10
    0.13
    64
    43. Other Neoplasms
    0.91
    162
    2.30
    109
    44. Epilepsy
    0.75
    162
    2.85
    58
    45. Poisonings
    0.74
    97
    1.81
    53
    46. Pancreas Cancer
    0.71
    172
    1.48
    145
    47. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.71
    171
    0.50
    178
    48. Oral Cancer
    0.70
    180
    2.72
    95
    49. Appendicitis
    0.65
    76
    1.46
    33
    50. Alcohol
    0.47
    154
    1.99
    71
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Samoa SAMOA   Ghana GHANA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    180
    20.45
    18,607
    8.84
    2. Diabetes Mellitus
    115
    13.07
    5,709
    2.71
    3. Stroke
    102
    11.59
    19,734
    9.37
    4. Kidney Disease
    68
    7.73
    3,150
    1.50
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    56
    6.36
    24,674
    11.72
    6. Lung Disease
    36
    4.09
    2,578
    1.22
    7. Road Traffic Accidents
    30
    3.41
    7,144
    3.39
    8. Alzheimers/Dementia
    23
    2.61
    1,701
    0.81
    9. Hypertension
    21
    2.39
    2,602
    1.24
    10. Congenital Anomalies
    21
    2.39
    5,804
    2.76
    11. Low Birth Weight
    19
    2.16
    8,224
    3.91
    12. Liver Disease
    17
    1.93
    7,833
    3.72
    13. Inflammatory/Heart
    16
    1.82
    1,943
    0.92
    14. Endocrine Disorders
    15
    1.70
    5,409
    2.57
    15. Asthma
    14
    1.59
    1,704
    0.81
    16. Stomach Cancer
    12
    1.36
    487
    0.23
    17. Suicide
    11
    1.25
    1,896
    0.90
    18. Other Injuries
    10
    1.14
    4,543
    2.16
    19. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    7
    0.80
    502
    0.24
    20. Lung Cancers
    7
    0.80
    350
    0.17
    21. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    7
    0.80
    564
    0.27
    22. Skin Disease
    7
    0.80
    1,054
    0.50
    23. Diarrhoeal diseases
    6
    0.68
    6,630
    3.15
    24. Birth Trauma
    6
    0.68
    7,753
    3.68
    25. Drownings
    6
    0.68
    1,469
    0.70
    26. Violence
    6
    0.68
    2,737
    1.30
    27. Liver Cancer
    5
    0.57
    2,140
    1.02
    28. Breast Cancer
    5
    0.57
    1,123
    0.53
    29. Cervical Cancer
    5
    0.57
    1,633
    0.78
    30. Falls
    5
    0.57
    2,596
    1.23
    31. Malnutrition
    4
    0.45
    3,644
    1.73
    32. Prostate Cancer
    4
    0.45
    727
    0.35
    33. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    4
    0.45
    986
    0.47
    34. Lymphomas
    3
    0.34
    821
    0.39
    35. Leukemia
    3
    0.34
    203
    0.10
    36. Tuberculosis
    2
    0.23
    9,830
    4.67
    37. Meningitis
    2
    0.23
    6,098
    2.90
    38. Maternal Conditions
    2
    0.23
    2,762
    1.31
    39. Ovary Cancer
    2
    0.23
    298
    0.14
    40. Parkinson's Disease
    2
    0.23
    74
    0.04
    41. Fires
    2
    0.23
    1,480
    0.70
    42. Pertussis
    1
    0.11
    756
    0.36
    43. Hepatitis B
    1
    0.11
    494
    0.23
    44. Leprosy
    1
    0.11
    17
    0.01
    45. Oral Cancer
    1
    0.11
    366
    0.17
    46. Oesophagus Cancer
    1
    0.11
    78
    0.04
    47. Pancreas Cancer
    1
    0.11
    213
    0.10
    48. Other Neoplasms
    1
    0.11
    375
    0.18
    49. Alcohol
    1
    0.11
    368
    0.17
    50. Drug Use
    1
    0.11
    724
    0.34
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Samoa SAMOA   Ghana GHANA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Stomach Cancer
    8.75
    55
    3.17
    148
    2. Prostate Cancer
    8.28
    144
    16.11
    91
    3. Cervical Cancer
    7.30
    101
    21.33
    29
    4. Breast Cancer
    7.14
    173
    12.79
    129
    5. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    5.15
    131
    3.82
    156
    6. Lung Cancers
    4.62
    136
    2.50
    154
    7. Liver Cancer
    3.76
    138
    13.58
    22
    8. Ovary Cancer
    2.87
    151
    3.52
    124
    9. Lymphomas
    2.33
    159
    5.49
    82
    10. Leukemia
    1.77
    151
    1.12
    166
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    0.71
    172
    1.48
    145
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.71
    171
    0.50
    178
    13. Oral Cancer
    0.70
    180
    2.72
    95
    14. Skin Cancers
    0.26
    180
    1.03
    119
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.00
    181
    1.20
    142
    16. Bladder Cancer
    0.00
    183
    1.63
    109
    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.