Leading Causes of death in Central Africa

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017; Causes of death in Central Africa, demographic summary, health risks, cancer rank by type, world rankings, health profile in Central Africa. What is the leading cause of death in Central Africa?

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
HIV/AIDS 215.62 6 8,044 (12.92%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 163.65 7 6,957 (11.18%)
Stroke 155.11 13 3,899 (6.26%)
Coronary Heart Disease 110.11 101 2,685 (4.31%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 104.00 7 4,872 (7.83%)
Tuberculosis 72.84 18 2,150 (3.45%)
Malaria 50.68 5 3,578 (5.75%)
Lung Disease 41.66 21 1,016 (1.63%)
Hypertension 36.09 6 880 (1.41%)
Road Traffic Accidents 35.05 29 1,561 (2.51%)
Maternal Conditions 31.93 8 1,458 (2.34%)
Diabetes Mellitus 31.82 81 832 (1.34%)
Liver Disease 31.65 31 940 (1.51%)
Birth Trauma 31.33 3 2,503 (4.02%)
Malnutrition 30.00 4 1,491 (2.40%)
Meningitis 28.73 7 1,662 (2.67%)
Low Birth Weight 28.47 4 2,275 (3.65%)
Asthma 26.87 5 803 (1.29%)
Prostate Cancer 26.08 41 252 (0.40%)
Other Injuries 21.61 12 1,050 (1.69%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 21.14 63 462 (0.74%)
Endocrine Disorders 20.08 9 937 (1.51%)
Suicide 19.64 13 851 (1.37%)
Breast Cancer 19.55 59 305 (0.49%)
Cervical Cancer 16.63 45 243 (0.39%)
War 16.56 6 750 (1.20%)
Anemia 15.66 5 611 (0.98%)
Congenital Anomalies 14.94 13 1,091 (1.75%)
Violence 13.90 28 642 (1.03%)
Drownings 12.79 9 736 (1.18%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 12.73 2 375 (0.60%)
Kidney Disease 10.50 118 328 (0.53%)
Fires 9.15 6 448 (0.72%)
Measles 8.84 9 667 (1.07%)
Syphilis 8.30 4 596 (0.96%)
Epilepsy 8.29 7 397 (0.64%)
Inflammatory/Heart 7.85 54 260 (0.42%)
Trypanosomiasis 7.70 1 383 (0.62%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 7.44 14 242 (0.39%)
Tetanus 6.42 4 370 (0.59%)
Lymphomas 6.40 54 216 (0.35%)
Falls 6.02 80 211 (0.34%)
Liver Cancer 5.97 79 181 (0.29%)
Oral Cancer 4.89 41 139 (0.22%)
Poisonings 4.53 4 242 (0.39%)
Ovary Cancer 4.38 88 (0.00%)
Schistosomiasis 4.13 20 130 (0.21%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 3.90 154 111 (0.18%)
Pertussis 3.73 3 280 (0.45%)
Other Neoplasms 3.68 54 107 (0.17%)

Demographic Summary

Central Africa
Value World Rank
Population total 5,625,118 113
Sex ratio m / f 0.99 97
Population 0-14 40.1% 31
Population 15-64 56.5% 164
Population 65 + 3.4% 159

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 3.3 130
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent N/D N/D N/D / N/D
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 3.7 10.9 165 / 160
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 3.08 149

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Prostate Cancer 26.08 41
Breast Cancer 19.55 59
Cervical Cancer 16.63 45
Liver Cancer 5.97 79
Oral Cancer 4.89 41
Ovary Cancer 4.38 88
Colon-Rectum Cancers 3.90 154

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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.