Leading Causes of death in Ghana

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Stroke 160.10 11 19,734 (9.37%)
Coronary Heart Disease 155.08 44 18,607 (8.84%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 144.64 15 24,674 (11.72%)
Tuberculosis 63.00 20 9,830 (4.67%)
Malaria 50.27 6 13,359 (6.35%)
Liver Disease 47.10 15 7,833 (3.72%)
HIV/AIDS 45.84 32 10,114 (4.80%)
Diabetes Mellitus 45.45 48 5,709 (2.71%)
Road Traffic Accidents 33.17 31 7,144 (3.39%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 25.76 49 6,630 (3.15%)
Meningitis 25.33 14 6,098 (2.90%)
Endocrine Disorders 21.56 7 5,409 (2.57%)
Cervical Cancer 21.33 29 1,633 (0.78%)
Lung Disease 21.09 103 2,578 (1.22%)
Hypertension 19.97 53 2,602 (1.24%)
Other Injuries 19.68 22 4,543 (2.16%)
Kidney Disease 19.32 67 3,150 (1.50%)
Low Birth Weight 17.97 29 8,224 (3.91%)
Falls 17.75 11 2,596 (1.23%)
Birth Trauma 16.94 27 7,753 (3.68%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 16.47 102 1,701 (0.81%)
Prostate Cancer 16.11 91 727 (0.35%)
Congenital Anomalies 14.53 17 5,804 (2.76%)
Liver Cancer 13.58 22 2,140 (1.02%)
Breast Cancer 12.79 129 1,123 (0.53%)
Asthma 11.82 51 1,704 (0.81%)
Malnutrition 11.68 38 3,644 (1.73%)
Inflammatory/Heart 11.61 21 1,943 (0.92%)
Violence 11.12 40 2,737 (1.30%)
Maternal Conditions 10.60 38 2,762 (1.31%)
Suicide 10.09 90 1,896 (0.90%)
Skin Disease 7.20 5 1,054 (0.50%)
Fires 6.99 23 1,480 (0.70%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 6.46 42 986 (0.47%)
Lymphomas 5.49 82 821 (0.39%)
Drownings 5.46 69 1,469 (0.70%)
Schistosomiasis 5.12 11 818 (0.39%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 3.82 156 502 (0.24%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 3.73 60 564 (0.27%)
Ovary Cancer 3.52 124 (0.00%)
Drug Use 3.44 25 724 (0.34%)
Stomach Cancer 3.17 148 487 (0.23%)
Epilepsy 2.85 58 626 (0.30%)
Oral Cancer 2.72 95 (0.00%)
Lung Cancers 2.50 154 (0.00%)
Hepatitis B 2.37 18 494 (0.23%)
Other Neoplasms 2.30 109 375 (0.18%)
Alcohol 1.99 71 (0.00%)
Anemia 1.95 48 380 (0.18%)
Poisonings 1.81 53 436 (0.21%)

Demographic Summary

Ghana
Value World Rank
Population total 27,499,924 49
Sex ratio m / f 0.97 118
Population 0-14 38.0% 42
Population 15-64 57.7% 153
Population 65 + 4.3% 131

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 2.7 138
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 13.1 0.4 125 / 125
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 4.5 16.6 155 / 133
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 4.66 102

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Cervical Cancer 21.33 29
Prostate Cancer 16.11 91
Liver Cancer 13.58 22
Breast Cancer 12.79 129
Colon-Rectum Cancers 3.82 156
Ovary Cancer 3.52 124
Stomach Cancer 3.17 148
Oral Cancer 2.72 95
Lung Cancers 2.50 154

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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.