Leading Causes of death in Sierra Leone

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 234.45 1 10,315 (12.62%)
Coronary Heart Disease 188.09 29 4,464 (5.46%)
Stroke 184.54 2 4,757 (5.82%)
Tuberculosis 130.60 5 4,319 (5.28%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 99.98 9 5,879 (7.19%)
Liver Disease 82.18 2 2,793 (3.42%)
Malaria 71.94 1 7,134 (8.73%)
Meningitis 53.51 1 3,242 (3.97%)
HIV/AIDS 53.50 28 2,492 (3.05%)
Diabetes Mellitus 51.27 37 1,341 (1.64%)
Maternal Conditions 45.62 2 2,647 (3.24%)
Lung Disease 39.31 25 953 (1.17%)
Road Traffic Accidents 35.37 26 1,842 (2.25%)
Other Injuries 33.34 2 1,937 (2.37%)
Endocrine Disorders 31.10 1 2,421 (2.96%)
Kidney Disease 30.74 26 1,067 (1.31%)
Malnutrition 30.12 2 2,318 (2.84%)
Measles 29.75 2 3,365 (4.12%)
Low Birth Weight 25.01 9 2,834 (3.47%)
Prostate Cancer 24.45 43 210 (0.26%)
Asthma 23.72 8 746 (0.91%)
Falls 22.90 1 795 (0.97%)
Cervical Cancer 22.70 22 375 (0.46%)
Suicide 21.71 11 990 (1.21%)
Birth Trauma 21.44 11 2,429 (2.97%)
Hypertension 21.32 48 555 (0.68%)
Congenital Anomalies 17.96 5 1,688 (2.06%)
Liver Cancer 16.49 15 541 (0.66%)
Breast Cancer 14.89 117 277 (0.34%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 14.85 120 266 (0.33%)
Drownings 14.78 5 1,007 (1.23%)
Violence 13.51 29 849 (1.04%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 13.17 1 438 (0.54%)
Fires 10.86 3 560 (0.69%)
Schistosomiasis 10.27 1 377 (0.46%)
Inflammatory/Heart 7.29 62 266 (0.33%)
Epilepsy 6.86 17 338 (0.41%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 6.30 17 210 (0.26%)
Hepatitis B 5.68 1 257 (0.31%)
Poisonings 4.78 1 302 (0.37%)
Drug Use 3.97 16 182 (0.22%)
Stomach Cancer 3.55 139 107 (0.13%)
Skin Disease 3.55 50 110 (0.13%)
Alcohol 3.45 25 136 (0.17%)
Appendicitis 3.19 2 129 (0.16%)
Ovary Cancer 2.95 149 (0.00%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 2.85 174 (0.00%)
Other Neoplasms 2.69 91 (0.00%)
Encephalitis 2.64 7 155 (0.19%)
Anemia 2.51 38 126 (0.15%)

Demographic Summary

Sierra Leone
Value World Rank
Population total 6,163,195 107
Sex ratio m / f 0.95 163
Population 0-14 41.8% 21
Population 15-64 54.4% 177
Population 65 + 3.8% 150

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 5.7 104
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 60.0 12.0 4 / 52
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 3.8 13.3 164 / 144
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 4.57 107

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Prostate Cancer 24.45 43
Cervical Cancer 22.70 22
Liver Cancer 16.49 15
Breast Cancer 14.89 117
Stomach Cancer 3.55 139
Ovary Cancer 2.95 149
Colon-Rectum Cancers 2.85 174

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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.