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HEALTH PROFILE: Ghana

Ghana
COUNTRY PROFILE
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Ghana

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Ghana. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.

Ghana Population Pyramid
 
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    Ghana
    COUNTRY PROFILE
    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
    Ghana GHANA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    44.4
    47.3
    45.8
    118
    114
    117
    1970
    47.8
    50.7
    49.2
    124
    124
    125
    1980
    51.6
    54.5
    53.0
    132
    134
    133
    1990
    55.7
    58.1
    56.9
    138
    142
    141
    2000
    55.9
    58.6
    57.2
    144
    146
    147
    2010
    59.6
    62.2
    60.9
    147
    149
    150
    2016
    62.5
    64.4
    63.4
    147
    158
    155
    Ghana GHANA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    62.5
    64.4
    147
    158
    Age 5
    66.6
    68.0
    147
    161
    Age 10
    67.0
    68.6
    148
    162
    Age 15
    67.3
    68.9
    148
    163
    Age 20
    67.8
    69.5
    149
    163
    Age 25
    68.4
    70.1
    150
    163
    Age 30
    69.0
    70.8
    151
    163
    Age 35
    69.6
    71.6
    153
    165
    Age 40
    70.4
    72.4
    155
    166
    Age 45
    71.4
    73.4
    158
    167
    Age 50
    72.5
    74.2
    162
    170
    Age 55
    73.8
    75.2
    163
    171
    Age 60
    75.2
    76.2
    169
    173
    Age 65
    76.9
    77.7
    171
    173
    Age 70
    79.0
    79.6
    171
    173
    Age 75
    81.6
    82.0
    173
    173
    Age 80
    84.8
    85.1
    171
    172
    Age 85
    88.5
    88.7
    167
    169
    Ghana GHANA TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    160.49
    62
    2. Stroke
    145.19
    9
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    139.89
    13
    4. Tuberculosis
    70.68
    20
    5. HIV/AIDS
    66.52
    26
    6. Malaria
    48.11
    8
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    46.71
    44
    8. Liver Disease
    41.15
    17
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    37.59
    23
    10. Diarrhoeal diseases
    32.29
    51
    11. Alzheimers/Dementia
    30.17
    58
    12. Lung Disease
    25.55
    76
    13. Meningitis
    23.88
    17
    14. Falls
    21.66
    6
    15. Cervical Cancer
    20.65
    27
    16. Kidney Disease
    19.33
    77
    17. Prostate Cancer
    18.22
    75
    18. Low Birth Weight
    17.13
    32
    19. Other Injuries
    16.74
    20
    20. Hypertension
    16.21
    63
    21. Birth Trauma
    15.28
    30
    22. Endocrine Disorders
    15.07
    13
    23. Liver Cancer
    14.23
    22
    24. Breast Cancer
    12.73
    129
    25. Malnutrition
    12.34
    42
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Congenital Anomalies
    11.70
    21
    27. Inflammatory/Heart
    11.69
    17
    28. Violence
    10.46
    45
    29. Asthma
    10.12
    53
    30. Maternal Conditions
    9.48
    42
    31. Suicide
    8.71
    96
    32. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    6.54
    48
    33. Skin Disease
    6.27
    12
    34. Lymphomas
    5.54
    91
    35. Fires
    5.49
    33
    36. Drownings
    5.18
    63
    37. Schistosomiasis
    4.88
    13
    38. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3.79
    56
    39. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.79
    158
    40. Ovary Cancer
    3.56
    127
    41. Stomach Cancer
    3.10
    152
    42. Hepatitis B
    2.94
    32
    43. Oral Cancer
    2.84
    101
    44. Drug Use
    2.55
    28
    45. Parkinson's Disease
    2.44
    80
    46. Lung Cancers
    2.43
    156
    47. Epilepsy
    2.37
    60
    48. Other Neoplasms
    2.26
    116
    49. Alcohol
    2.05
    73
    50. Poisonings
    1.93
    45
    Ghana GHANA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    22,173
    11.07
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    18,029
    9.00
    3. Stroke
    16,960
    8.47
    4. HIV/AIDS
    15,106
    7.54
    5. Malaria
    13,052
    6.52
    6. Tuberculosis
    10,226
    5.10
    7. Low Birth Weight
    7,932
    3.96
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    7,472
    3.73
    9. Birth Trauma
    7,074
    3.53
    10. Diarrhoeal diseases
    6,899
    3.44
    11. Liver Disease
    6,560
    3.27
    12. Diabetes Mellitus
    5,693
    2.84
    13. Congenital Anomalies
    4,954
    2.47
    14. Meningitis
    4,924
    2.46
    15. Other Injuries
    3,738
    1.87
    16. Malnutrition
    3,607
    1.80
    17. Endocrine Disorders
    3,344
    1.67
    18. Lung Disease
    2,965
    1.48
    19. Kidney Disease
    2,793
    1.39
    20. Violence
    2,737
    1.37
    21. Alzheimers/Dementia
    2,672
    1.33
    22. Falls
    2,671
    1.33
    23. Maternal Conditions
    2,548
    1.27
    24. Liver Cancer
    2,281
    1.14
    25. Hypertension
    1,929
    0.96
      Deaths %
    26. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,690
    0.84
    27. Cervical Cancer
    1,596
    0.80
    28. Suicide
    1,515
    0.76
    29. Asthma
    1,317
    0.66
    30. Drownings
    1,206
    0.60
    31. Breast Cancer
    1,130
    0.56
    32. Fires
    1,021
    0.51
    33. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    943
    0.47
    34. Skin Disease
    865
    0.43
    35. Lymphomas
    831
    0.41
    36. Schistosomiasis
    785
    0.39
    37. Prostate Cancer
    748
    0.37
    38. Hepatitis B
    616
    0.31
    39. Drug Use
    542
    0.27
    40. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    504
    0.25
    41. Epilepsy
    499
    0.25
    42. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    489
    0.24
    43. Stomach Cancer
    477
    0.24
    44. Poisonings
    468
    0.23
    45. Oral Cancer
    381
    0.19
    46. Other Neoplasms
    374
    0.19
    47. Lung Cancers
    351
    0.18
    48. Alcohol
    349
    0.17
    49. Ovary Cancer
    305
    0.15
    50. Tetanus
    298
    0.15
    Ghana GHANA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    20.65
    27
    2. Prostate Cancer
    18.22
    75
    3. Liver Cancer
    14.23
    22
    4. Breast Cancer
    12.73
    129
    5. Lymphomas
    5.54
    91
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.79
    158
    7. Ovary Cancer
    3.56
    127
    8. Stomach Cancer
    3.10
    152
      Rate World Rank
    9. Oral Cancer
    2.84
    101
    10. Lung Cancers
    2.43
    156
    11. Bladder Cancer
    1.62
    119
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    1.49
    153
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.19
    148
    14. Leukemia
    1.09
    174
    15. Skin Cancers
    1.05
    133
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.50
    183
    Ghana GHANA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    2.7
    138
    SMOKING %
    M F Rank
    13.1
    0.4
    125
    125
    OBESITY %
    M F Rank
    4.5
    16.6
    155
    133
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.66
    102
    Ghana GHANA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    27.5m
    49
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.97
    118
    Population 0-14
    38.0%
    42
    Population 15-64
    57.7%
    153
    Population 65 +
    4.3%
    131
    Birth Rate / 1000
    30.50
    35
    Death Rate / 1000
    7.00
    114
    Fertility Rate
    4.00
    33
    Infant Mortality
    35.20
    52
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    158
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    169
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.96
    153
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.86
    54
    Net Migration
    -1.80
    135
    Population Growth
    2.20%
    35
    Literacy Total
    76.6%
    147
    Literacy Male
    82.0%
    115
    Literacy Female
    71.4%
    113
    Unemployment
    11.9%
    54
    Life Expectancy / Birth
    63.4
    155
    Healthy Life Expectancy
    56.4
    147
    GDP per Capita USD
    $4,600
    141

    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.