Breast Cancer in Sri Lanka

Breast Cancer in Sri Lanka
According to the latest WHO data published in 2017.

  • Number of deaths: 1,239 (0.98%)
  • Death Rate (Deaths per 100,000 population): 9.87
  • Cause of death world rank: 156.
  • Breast Cancer, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 1,239 deaths in Sri Lanka. That’s about 1 of every 102 deaths in Sri Lanka.
  • About 4 people die of Breast Cancer each day, an average of 1 death every 8 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

Breast Cancer


per 100,000 population LOW HIGH
Country Rate
3 Barbados Barbados 35.64
5 Bahamas Bahamas 31.06
7 Nigeria Nigeria 30.08
8 Fiji Fiji 29.89
9 Pakistan Pakistan 27.85
10 Solomon Isl. Solomon Isl. 27.60
11 Syria Syria 26.98
12 Eritrea Eritrea 26.96
13 Uruguay Uruguay 26.72
14 Trinidad/Tob. Trinidad/Tob. 26.15
15 Afghanistan Afghanistan 25.76
16 Ethiopia Ethiopia 25.69
17 Lebanon Lebanon 25.08
19 Serbia Serbia 24.25
20 Belgium Belgium 23.61
21 Chad Chad 23.60
22 Somalia Somalia 23.25
23 Croatia Croatia 23.10
24 Iceland Iceland 23.04
25 Philippines Philippines 23.02
26 Denmark Denmark 22.88
27 Argentina Argentina 22.75
28 Cyprus Cyprus 22.66
29 Cote d Ivoire Cote d Ivoire 22.58
30 Netherlands Netherlands 22.49
31 Jamaica Jamaica 22.48
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.