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HEALTH PROFILE: Jamaica

Jamaica
COUNTRY PROFILE
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Jamaica

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

Jamaica Population Pyramid
 
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    Jamaica
    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
    Jamaica JAMAICA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    62.5
    66.3
    64.4
    40
    44
    41
    1970
    66.6
    70.2
    68.4
    28
    47
    41
    1980
    69.1
    72.4
    70.7
    31
    53
    35
    1990
    69.9
    73.4
    71.6
    39
    65
    47
    2000
    69.8
    75.5
    72.6
    58
    59
    59
    2010
    72.5
    77.7
    75.0
    53
    58
    53
    2016
    73.6
    78.5
    76.0
    58
    65
    59
    Jamaica JAMAICA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    73.6
    78.5
    58
    65
    Age 5
    75.0
    79.7
    52
    59
    Age 10
    75.1
    79.8
    52
    59
    Age 15
    75.2
    79.9
    52
    58
    Age 20
    75.5
    80.1
    49
    57
    Age 25
    76.0
    80.4
    48
    56
    Age 30
    76.5
    80.7
    45
    52
    Age 35
    77.1
    81.0
    43
    51
    Age 40
    77.8
    81.4
    41
    46
    Age 45
    78.5
    81.9
    39
    45
    Age 50
    79.4
    82.4
    38
    44
    Age 55
    80.3
    83.0
    36
    44
    Age 60
    81.3
    83.7
    35
    46
    Age 65
    82.4
    84.6
    35
    48
    Age 70
    83.9
    85.8
    38
    48
    Age 75
    85.8
    87.4
    40
    50
    Age 80
    88.2
    89.5
    34
    44
    Age 85
    91.1
    92.0
    25
    33
    Jamaica JAMAICA TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    65.41
    100
    2. Diabetes Mellitus
    64.57
    21
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    55.30
    164
    4. Prostate Cancer
    53.57
    9
    5. Violence
    38.00
    6
    6. HIV/AIDS
    33.37
    38
    7. Breast Cancer
    21.67
    31
    8. Kidney Disease
    19.47
    75
    9. Alzheimers/Dementia
    17.74
    129
    10. Lung Cancers
    15.26
    80
    11. Influenza and Pneumonia
    14.23
    139
    12. Cervical Cancer
    14.00
    54
    13. Lung Disease
    13.44
    158
    14. Hypertension
    12.80
    88
    15. Low Birth Weight
    12.02
    60
    16. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.11
    68
    17. Road Traffic Accidents
    8.15
    131
    18. Lymphomas
    8.09
    16
    19. Stomach Cancer
    7.86
    66
    20. Congenital Anomalies
    6.93
    107
    21. Liver Disease
    5.58
    163
    22. Inflammatory/Heart
    5.15
    100
    23. Endocrine Disorders
    4.98
    89
    24. Uterin Cancer
    4.74
    21
    25. Other Neoplasms
    4.43
    38
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Leukemia
    4.40
    59
    27. Skin Disease
    4.39
    41
    28. Ovary Cancer
    3.88
    116
    29. Birth Trauma
    3.40
    84
    30. Other Injuries
    3.27
    169
    31. Pancreas Cancer
    3.22
    103
    32. Liver Cancer
    2.81
    168
    33. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2.62
    100
    34. Asthma
    2.41
    110
    35. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.20
    104
    36. Malnutrition
    2.08
    81
    37. Suicide
    2.04
    179
    38. Bladder Cancer
    1.73
    108
    39. Parkinson's Disease
    1.69
    134
    40. Oral Cancer
    1.59
    166
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.57
    101
    42. Falls
    1.56
    175
    43. Maternal Conditions
    1.40
    83
    44. Epilepsy
    1.31
    115
    45. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.22
    130
    46. Meningitis
    0.97
    96
    47. Fires
    0.95
    117
    48. Drownings
    0.79
    162
    49. Skin Cancers
    0.58
    165
    50. Encephalitis
    0.55
    122
    Jamaica JAMAICA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    2,479
    13.62
    2. Diabetes Mellitus
    2,340
    12.86
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    2,151
    11.82
    4. Violence
    1,127
    6.19
    5. HIV/AIDS
    948
    5.21
    6. Prostate Cancer
    922
    5.07
    7. Alzheimers/Dementia
    797
    4.38
    8. Kidney Disease
    686
    3.77
    9. Influenza and Pneumonia
    550
    3.02
    10. Hypertension
    502
    2.76
    11. Lung Disease
    502
    2.76
    12. Lung Cancers
    493
    2.71
    13. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    379
    2.08
    14. Breast Cancer
    360
    1.98
    15. Low Birth Weight
    279
    1.53
    16. Stomach Cancer
    265
    1.46
    17. Lymphomas
    259
    1.42
    18. Road Traffic Accidents
    252
    1.38
    19. Cervical Cancer
    229
    1.26
    20. Liver Disease
    181
    0.99
    21. Inflammatory/Heart
    180
    0.99
    22. Skin Disease
    178
    0.98
    23. Congenital Anomalies
    166
    0.91
    24. Endocrine Disorders
    164
    0.90
    25. Other Neoplasms
    146
    0.80
      Deaths %
    26. Leukemia
    134
    0.74
    27. Other Injuries
    113
    0.62
    28. Pancreas Cancer
    110
    0.60
    29. Liver Cancer
    91
    0.50
    30. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    91
    0.50
    31. Asthma
    81
    0.45
    32. Birth Trauma
    79
    0.43
    33. Malnutrition
    78
    0.43
    34. Uterin Cancer
    78
    0.43
    35. Oesophagus Cancer
    73
    0.40
    36. Parkinson's Disease
    67
    0.37
    37. Ovary Cancer
    65
    0.36
    38. Bladder Cancer
    62
    0.34
    39. Suicide
    62
    0.34
    40. Falls
    60
    0.33
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    55
    0.30
    42. Oral Cancer
    51
    0.28
    43. Diarrhoeal diseases
    44
    0.24
    44. Maternal Conditions
    41
    0.23
    45. Epilepsy
    41
    0.23
    46. Fires
    34
    0.19
    47. Meningitis
    30
    0.16
    48. Drownings
    23
    0.13
    49. Skin Cancers
    21
    0.12
    50. Encephalitis
    16
    0.09
    Jamaica JAMAICA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    53.57
    9
    2. Breast Cancer
    21.67
    31
    3. Lung Cancers
    15.26
    80
    4. Cervical Cancer
    14.00
    54
    5. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.11
    68
    6. Lymphomas
    8.09
    16
    7. Stomach Cancer
    7.86
    66
    8. Uterin Cancer
    4.74
    21
      Rate World Rank
    9. Leukemia
    4.40
    59
    10. Ovary Cancer
    3.88
    116
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    3.22
    103
    12. Liver Cancer
    2.81
    168
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.20
    104
    14. Bladder Cancer
    1.73
    108
    15. Oral Cancer
    1.59
    166
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.58
    165
    Jamaica JAMAICA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    4.2
    120
    SMOKING %
    M F Rank
    29.9
    5.9
    73
    75
    OBESITY %
    M F Rank
    15.3
    33.4
    106
    33
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    5.89
    55
    Jamaica JAMAICA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    2.991m
    135
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.98
    102
    Population 0-14
    27.2%
    86
    Population 15-64
    64.8%
    113
    Population 65 +
    8.0%
    76
    Birth Rate / 1000
    17.90
    96
    Death Rate / 1000
    6.80
    120
    Fertility Rate
    1.96
    116
    Infant Mortality
    12.80
    107
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.05
    91
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.04
    132
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.98
    125
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.81
    81
    Net Migration
    -4.30
    164
    Population Growth
    0.70%
    129
    Literacy Total
    88.7%
    117
    Literacy Male
    84.0%
    108
    Literacy Female
    93.1%
    68
    Unemployment
    12.2%
    51
    Life Expectancy / Birth
    76.0
    59
    Healthy Life Expectancy
    66.9
    59
    GDP per Capita USD
    $9,200
    113

    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.