Alzheimers/Dementia in Sri Lanka

Alzheimers/Dementia in Sri Lanka
According to the latest WHO data published in 2017.

  • Number of deaths: 4,006 (3.16%)
  • Death Rate (Deaths per 100,000 population): 18.69
  • Cause of death world rank: 85.
  • Alzheimers/Dementia, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 4,006 deaths in Sri Lanka. That’s about 1 of every 32 deaths in Sri Lanka.
  • About 11 people die of Alzheimers/Dementia each day, an average of 1 death every 3 hours.

Demographic Summary

Value World Rank
Population total 22,409,381 56
Sex ratio m / f 0.96 148
Population 0-14 24.1% 113
Population 15-64 66.3% 74
Population 65 + 9.7% 66

Alzheimers/Dementia


per 100,000 population LOW HIGH
Country Rate
1 Finland Finland 65.70
2 Kuwait Kuwait 58.17
3 Turkey Turkey 51.11
4 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 49.94
5 United Kingdom United Kingdom 49.18
6 Tunisia Tunisia 46.99
7 Libya Libya 46.34
8 United States United States 44.41
9 Syria Syria 42.39
10 Lebanon Lebanon 41.44
11 Bahrain Bahrain 40.42
12 Netherlands Netherlands 39.37
13 Myanmar Myanmar 38.49
14 Jordan Jordan 38.47
15 Iceland Iceland 38.28
16 Morocco Morocco 36.85
17 Sweden Sweden 36.37
18 Switzerland Switzerland 36.17
19 Iran Iran 35.41
20 Yemen Yemen 35.22
21 Norway Norway 32.58
22 Canada Canada 32.30
23 Algeria Algeria 31.43
24 Greece Greece 31.29
25 Sudan Sudan 30.95
26 France France 30.84
Health Data used is WHO 2014, 2017 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
We do not guarantee the accuracy of this data.