Leading Causes of death in Lesotho

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
HIV/AIDS 648.01 1 10,313 (39.90%)
Coronary Heart Disease 124.75 79 1,339 (5.18%)
Stroke 116.53 48 1,258 (4.87%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 109.31 25 1,896 (7.34%)
Tuberculosis 92.03 11 1,189 (4.60%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 68.59 22 1,203 (4.65%)
Diabetes Mellitus 63.57 26 697 (2.70%)
Lung Disease 55.25 10 593 (2.29%)
Hypertension 38.43 5 412 (1.59%)
Violence 29.26 12 635 (2.46%)
Cervical Cancer 27.28 13 184 (0.71%)
Road Traffic Accidents 26.76 49 558 (2.16%)
Low Birth Weight 25.80 8 809 (3.13%)
Asthma 21.50 12 263 (1.02%)
Kidney Disease 21.44 55 249 (0.96%)
Birth Trauma 20.79 13 652 (2.52%)
Oesophagus Cancer 15.75 6 174 (0.67%)
Prostate Cancer 14.03 111 56 (0.22%)
Suicide 13.25 40 221 (0.86%)
Inflammatory/Heart 12.79 19 164 (0.63%)
Congenital Anomalies 12.54 35 371 (1.44%)
Malnutrition 12.28 34 306 (1.18%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 12.03 139 124 (0.48%)
Liver Disease 11.99 112 144 (0.56%)
Maternal Conditions 11.86 35 250 (0.97%)
Other Injuries 8.25 91 165 (0.64%)
Epilepsy 8.20 8 132 (0.51%)
Endocrine Disorders 8.12 59 133 (0.51%)
Meningitis 7.84 41 181 (0.70%)
Fires 6.82 25 118 (0.46%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 6.60 40 74 (0.29%)
Liver Cancer 6.15 74 74 (0.29%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 5.52 27 72 (0.28%)
Breast Cancer 5.45 180 37 (0.14%)
Skin Disease 4.64 33 57 (0.22%)
Drownings 4.44 81 97 (0.38%)
Skin Cancers 4.21 7 47 (0.18%)
Other Neoplasms 3.13 74 39 (0.15%)
Falls 3.09 138 37 (0.14%)
Lung Cancers 2.92 148 33 (0.13%)
Poisonings 2.72 30 67 (0.26%)
Oral Cancer 2.21 120 24 (0.09%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 2.18 179 27 (0.10%)
Syphilis 1.85 39 51 (0.20%)
Pertussis 1.85 37 58 (0.22%)
Ovary Cancer 1.78 174 (0.00%)
Drug Use 1.61 69 28 (0.11%)
Alcohol 1.54 93 18 (0.07%)
Stomach Cancer 1.36 180 (0.00%)
Lymphomas 1.20 180 19 (0.07%)

Demographic Summary

Lesotho
Value World Rank
Population total 1,958,042 144
Sex ratio m / f 0.98 113
Population 0-14 32.1% 61
Population 15-64 62.4% 134
Population 65 + 5.5% 109

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 5.0 110
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 55.1 0.4 8 / 126
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 4.6 26.7 152 / 65
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 3.81 135

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Cervical Cancer 27.28 13
Oesophagus Cancer 15.75 6
Prostate Cancer 14.03 111
Liver Cancer 6.15 74
Breast Cancer 5.45 180
Skin Cancers 4.21 7
Lung Cancers 2.92 148
Oral Cancer 2.21 120
Colon-Rectum Cancers 2.18 179
Ovary Cancer 1.78 174
Stomach Cancer 1.36 180

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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.