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HEALTH PROFILE: Lesotho

Lesotho
COUNTRY PROFILE
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Lesotho

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

Lesotho Population Pyramid
 
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    Lesotho
    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
    Lesotho LESOTHO LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    44.9
    48.3
    46.6
    115
    111
    114
    1970
    47.5
    50.8
    49.1
    126
    122
    127
    1980
    52.2
    55.5
    53.8
    130
    128
    131
    1990
    56.7
    60.5
    58.6
    135
    131
    134
    2000
    48.2
    50.3
    49.3
    167
    167
    166
    2010
    49.4
    52.6
    51.1
    179
    178
    179
    2016
    51.0
    54.6
    52.9
    183
    181
    183
    Lesotho LESOTHO LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    51.0
    54.6
    183
    181
    Age 5
    56.3
    59.5
    183
    183
    Age 10
    57.0
    60.1
    183
    183
    Age 15
    57.4
    60.5
    183
    183
    Age 20
    58.0
    61.2
    183
    183
    Age 25
    58.8
    62.2
    183
    183
    Age 30
    59.9
    63.6
    183
    183
    Age 35
    61.4
    65.5
    183
    183
    Age 40
    63.9
    68.1
    183
    182
    Age 45
    66.6
    70.5
    183
    180
    Age 50
    69.3
    72.5
    183
    180
    Age 55
    71.8
    74.3
    182
    179
    Age 60
    74.2
    76.1
    179
    174
    Age 65
    76.5
    78.0
    177
    172
    Age 70
    79.0
    80.1
    170
    170
    Age 75
    81.9
    82.6
    168
    169
    Age 80
    85.1
    85.6
    166
    167
    Age 85
    88.7
    89.1
    165
    164
    Lesotho LESOTHO TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. HIV/AIDS
    579.82
    1
    2. Stroke
    139.38
    12
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    126.19
    90
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    104.36
    26
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    101.57
    7
    6. Diarrhoeal diseases
    89.15
    19
    7. Tuberculosis
    75.51
    16
    8. Lung Disease
    66.40
    4
    9. Hypertension
    46.81
    4
    10. Violence
    34.92
    7
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    29.36
    43
    12. Suicide
    28.86
    2
    13. Low Birth Weight
    28.77
    4
    14. Cervical Cancer
    23.74
    19
    15. Kidney Disease
    23.21
    57
    16. Asthma
    22.19
    9
    17. Birth Trauma
    21.66
    10
    18. Alzheimers/Dementia
    21.55
    110
    19. Maternal Conditions
    17.46
    18
    20. Prostate Cancer
    14.70
    107
    21. Oesophagus Cancer
    14.60
    6
    22. Liver Disease
    12.37
    106
    23. Congenital Anomalies
    11.37
    24
    24. Endocrine Disorders
    11.31
    23
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    11.28
    20
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Other Injuries
    10.06
    63
    27. Epilepsy
    9.67
    2
    28. Malnutrition
    9.16
    46
    29. Meningitis
    8.23
    41
    30. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    7.63
    37
    31. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    7.59
    18
    32. Fires
    7.31
    12
    33. Liver Cancer
    6.09
    79
    34. Breast Cancer
    4.91
    181
    35. Drownings
    4.74
    73
    36. Skin Cancers
    4.33
    5
    37. Falls
    3.58
    125
    38. Skin Disease
    3.19
    67
    39. Other Neoplasms
    3.09
    78
    40. Lung Cancers
    2.97
    148
    41. Poisonings
    2.90
    19
    42. Oral Cancer
    2.75
    103
    43. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.05
    179
    44. Lymphomas
    1.99
    177
    45. Drug Use
    1.96
    42
    46. Alcohol
    1.82
    85
    47. Measles
    1.72
    20
    48. Ovary Cancer
    1.71
    176
    49. Syphilis
    1.68
    41
    50. Tetanus
    1.41
    25
    Lesotho LESOTHO TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    9,910
    35.36
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    1,874
    6.69
    3. Stroke
    1,623
    5.79
    4. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,516
    5.41
    5. Coronary Heart Disease
    1,447
    5.16
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,212
    4.32
    7. Tuberculosis
    1,143
    4.08
    8. Low Birth Weight
    932
    3.33
    9. Violence
    771
    2.75
    10. Lung Disease
    766
    2.73
    11. Birth Trauma
    702
    2.50
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    587
    2.09
    13. Hypertension
    536
    1.91
    14. Suicide
    467
    1.67
    15. Maternal Conditions
    389
    1.39
    16. Congenital Anomalies
    355
    1.27
    17. Asthma
    287
    1.02
    18. Kidney Disease
    287
    1.02
    19. Malnutrition
    244
    0.87
    20. Alzheimers/Dementia
    223
    0.80
    21. Other Injuries
    205
    0.73
    22. Endocrine Disorders
    198
    0.71
    23. Meningitis
    186
    0.66
    24. Oesophagus Cancer
    175
    0.62
    25. Cervical Cancer
    173
    0.62
      Deaths %
    26. Epilepsy
    164
    0.59
    27. Liver Disease
    160
    0.57
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    148
    0.53
    29. Fires
    134
    0.48
    30. Drownings
    104
    0.37
    31. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    102
    0.36
    32. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    91
    0.32
    33. Liver Cancer
    78
    0.28
    34. Poisonings
    69
    0.25
    35. Prostate Cancer
    61
    0.22
    36. Measles
    53
    0.19
    37. Skin Cancers
    52
    0.19
    38. Syphilis
    49
    0.17
    39. Falls
    44
    0.16
    40. Tetanus
    43
    0.15
    41. Other Neoplasms
    43
    0.15
    42. Skin Disease
    41
    0.15
    43. Breast Cancer
    39
    0.14
    44. Lung Cancers
    36
    0.13
    45. Drug Use
    36
    0.13
    46. Oral Cancer
    33
    0.12
    47. Lymphomas
    31
    0.11
    48. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    27
    0.10
    49. Alcohol
    23
    0.08
    50. Appendicitis
    19
    0.07
    Lesotho LESOTHO CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    23.74
    19
    2. Prostate Cancer
    14.70
    107
    3. Oesophagus Cancer
    14.60
    6
    4. Liver Cancer
    6.09
    79
    5. Breast Cancer
    4.91
    181
    6. Skin Cancers
    4.33
    5
    7. Lung Cancers
    2.97
    148
    8. Oral Cancer
    2.75
    103
      Rate World Rank
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2.05
    179
    10. Lymphomas
    1.99
    177
    11. Ovary Cancer
    1.71
    176
    12. Stomach Cancer
    1.37
    181
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.11
    153
    14. Uterin Cancer
    1.04
    159
    15. Leukemia
    0.84
    180
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    0.76
    177
    Lesotho LESOTHO HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    5.0
    110
    SMOKING %
    M F Rank
    55.1
    0.4
    8
    126
    OBESITY %
    M F Rank
    4.6
    26.7
    152
    65
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    3.81
    135
    Lesotho LESOTHO DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    1.958m
    144
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.98
    113
    Population 0-14
    32.1%
    61
    Population 15-64
    62.4%
    134
    Population 65 +
    5.5%
    109
    Birth Rate / 1000
    24.60
    47
    Death Rate / 1000
    15.00
    1
    Fertility Rate
    2.63
    67
    Infant Mortality
    46.10
    36
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.03
    161
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    170
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.96
    158
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    1.05
    6
    Net Migration
    -6.80
    179
    Population Growth
    0.30%
    152
    Literacy Total
    79.4%
    138
    Literacy Male
    70.1%
    133
    Literacy Female
    88.3%
    85
    Unemployment
    28.1%
    14
    Life Expectancy / Birth
    52.9
    183
    Healthy Life Expectancy
    46.6
    182
    GDP per Capita USD
    $3,900
    148

    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.