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HEALTH PROFILE: Laos

Laos
COUNTRY PROFILE
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Laos

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

Laos Population Pyramid
 
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    Laos
    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
    Laos LAOS LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    42.2
    45.5
    43.8
    128
    125
    126
    1970
    44.7
    47.6
    46.1
    140
    139
    139
    1980
    47.8
    50.3
    49.1
    148
    148
    146
    1990
    53.4
    55.8
    54.6
    147
    148
    148
    2000
    56.5
    59.7
    58.1
    140
    142
    140
    2010
    62.0
    65.1
    63.6
    136
    137
    136
    2016
    64.2
    67.4
    65.8
    136
    141
    140
    Laos LAOS LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    64.2
    67.4
    136
    141
    Age 5
    68.9
    71.6
    123
    136
    Age 10
    69.5
    72.1
    118
    136
    Age 15
    69.6
    72.2
    118
    136
    Age 20
    70.0
    72.5
    119
    136
    Age 25
    70.5
    72.9
    120
    139
    Age 30
    71.0
    73.4
    121
    140
    Age 35
    71.4
    73.8
    120
    140
    Age 40
    71.9
    74.3
    122
    144
    Age 45
    72.6
    74.9
    129
    147
    Age 50
    73.4
    75.7
    131
    151
    Age 55
    74.5
    76.6
    135
    153
    Age 60
    75.9
    77.6
    141
    156
    Age 65
    77.7
    79.0
    146
    156
    Age 70
    79.8
    80.8
    148
    157
    Age 75
    82.4
    83.1
    153
    158
    Age 80
    85.4
    85.8
    152
    158
    Age 85
    88.9
    89.2
    153
    156
    Laos LAOS 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
    182.65
    39
    2. Stroke
    145.82
    8
    3. Tuberculosis
    71.41
    19
    4. Liver Cancer
    60.63
    2
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    58.63
    58
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    47.45
    42
    7. Lung Disease
    41.85
    23
    8. Alzheimers/Dementia
    39.29
    19
    9. Asthma
    29.23
    3
    10. Kidney Disease
    26.00
    44
    11. Diarrhoeal diseases
    23.29
    55
    12. Liver Disease
    20.90
    68
    13. Hypertension
    20.42
    39
    14. Low Birth Weight
    17.58
    28
    15. Road Traffic Accidents
    17.57
    92
    16. Birth Trauma
    16.69
    22
    17. Lung Cancers
    14.26
    83
    18. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    13.23
    6
    19. Drownings
    10.23
    11
    20. Breast Cancer
    10.12
    153
    21. Congenital Anomalies
    10.09
    37
    22. Suicide
    9.35
    86
    23. Other Injuries
    9.05
    72
    24. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.00
    93
    25. Falls
    7.81
    64
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Cervical Cancer
    7.73
    93
    27. Violence
    6.96
    75
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    6.78
    59
    29. Maternal Conditions
    6.48
    47
    30. Malnutrition
    6.36
    52
    31. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    6.00
    25
    32. HIV/AIDS
    5.60
    85
    33. Ovary Cancer
    4.84
    78
    34. Lymphomas
    4.77
    112
    35. Oral Cancer
    4.44
    56
    36. Prostate Cancer
    4.32
    170
    37. Endocrine Disorders
    4.31
    99
    38. Fires
    3.74
    52
    39. Leukemia
    3.66
    103
    40. Meningitis
    3.28
    57
    41. Stomach Cancer
    2.45
    172
    42. Parkinson's Disease
    2.37
    83
    43. Syphilis
    2.03
    34
    44. Epilepsy
    1.84
    83
    45. Bladder Cancer
    1.68
    111
    46. Other Neoplasms
    1.59
    134
    47. Alcohol
    1.52
    102
    48. Uterin Cancer
    1.48
    127
    49. Skin Disease
    1.47
    106
    50. Tetanus
    1.31
    27
    Laos LAOS TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    6,115
    14.36
    2. Stroke
    4,885
    11.47
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    3,159
    7.42
    4. Tuberculosis
    3,011
    7.07
    5. Liver Cancer
    2,303
    5.41
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,696
    3.98
    7. Low Birth Weight
    1,525
    3.58
    8. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,493
    3.51
    9. Birth Trauma
    1,447
    3.40
    10. Lung Disease
    1,320
    3.10
    11. Asthma
    1,082
    2.54
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    1,058
    2.48
    13. Kidney Disease
    1,018
    2.39
    14. Alzheimers/Dementia
    1,014
    2.38
    15. Liver Disease
    901
    2.12
    16. Congenital Anomalies
    860
    2.02
    17. Drownings
    759
    1.78
    18. Hypertension
    672
    1.58
    19. Suicide
    579
    1.36
    20. Other Injuries
    571
    1.34
    21. Lung Cancers
    542
    1.27
    22. Violence
    475
    1.12
    23. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    468
    1.10
    24. Maternal Conditions
    439
    1.03
    25. HIV/AIDS
    357
    0.84
      Deaths %
    26. Falls
    352
    0.83
    27. Malnutrition
    311
    0.73
    28. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    298
    0.70
    29. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    290
    0.68
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    289
    0.68
    31. Breast Cancer
    239
    0.56
    32. Meningitis
    235
    0.55
    33. Fires
    229
    0.54
    34. Endocrine Disorders
    207
    0.49
    35. Lymphomas
    194
    0.46
    36. Leukemia
    191
    0.45
    37. Syphilis
    174
    0.41
    38. Cervical Cancer
    173
    0.41
    39. Oral Cancer
    170
    0.40
    40. Epilepsy
    118
    0.28
    41. Ovary Cancer
    108
    0.25
    42. Stomach Cancer
    95
    0.22
    43. Ascariasis
    92
    0.22
    44. Tetanus
    86
    0.20
    45. Encephalitis
    82
    0.19
    46. Alcohol
    78
    0.18
    47. Appendicitis
    69
    0.16
    48. Parkinson's Disease
    68
    0.16
    49. Other Neoplasms
    66
    0.15
    50. Poisonings
    60
    0.14
    Laos LAOS CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Liver Cancer
    60.63
    2
    2. Lung Cancers
    14.26
    83
    3. Breast Cancer
    10.12
    153
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.00
    93
    5. Cervical Cancer
    7.73
    93
    6. Ovary Cancer
    4.84
    78
    7. Lymphomas
    4.77
    112
    8. Oral Cancer
    4.44
    56
      Rate World Rank
    9. Prostate Cancer
    4.32
    170
    10. Leukemia
    3.66
    103
    11. Stomach Cancer
    2.45
    172
    12. Bladder Cancer
    1.68
    111
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.48
    127
    14. Skin Cancers
    1.18
    120
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    1.15
    167
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.74
    176
    Laos LAOS HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    10.4
    37
    SMOKING %
    M F Rank
    56.6
    9.1
    7
    62
    OBESITY %
    M F Rank
    3.7
    6.7
    167
    180
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.62
    104
    Laos LAOS DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    7.127m
    99
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.99
    98
    Population 0-14
    32.8%
    59
    Population 15-64
    63.4%
    126
    Population 65 +
    3.9%
    145
    Birth Rate / 1000
    23.60
    60
    Death Rate / 1000
    7.40
    99
    Fertility Rate
    2.70
    61
    Infant Mortality
    49.90
    29
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.04
    134
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.02
    146
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.98
    135
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.83
    66
    Net Migration
    -1.10
    122
    Population Growth
    1.50%
    72
    Literacy Total
    79.9%
    136
    Literacy Male
    87.1%
    100
    Literacy Female
    72.8%
    110
    Unemployment
    1.5%
    176
    Life Expectancy / Birth
    65.8
    140
    Healthy Life Expectancy
    57.9
    137
    GDP per Capita USD
    $7,400
    124

    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.