Leading Causes of death in Zambia

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

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
HIV/AIDS 188.78 10 21,672 (18.73%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 90.00 40 11,454 (9.90%)
Coronary Heart Disease 85.07 137 5,182 (4.48%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 79.02 16 9,001 (7.78%)
Stroke 64.18 120 3,939 (3.40%)
Tuberculosis 62.59 21 4,675 (4.04%)
Malaria 42.32 15 7,242 (6.26%)
Road Traffic Accidents 35.43 24 4,005 (3.46%)
Cervical Cancer 35.14 6 1,353 (1.17%)
Diabetes Mellitus 25.05 103 1,575 (1.36%)
Liver Disease 24.73 57 1,813 (1.57%)
Prostate Cancer 23.03 48 559 (0.48%)
Hypertension 21.24 49 1,273 (1.10%)
Lung Disease 20.04 108 1,202 (1.04%)
Meningitis 16.95 28 2,555 (2.21%)
Malnutrition 15.57 26 2,649 (2.29%)
Birth Trauma 14.54 33 4,679 (4.04%)
Endocrine Disorders 13.71 24 2,105 (1.82%)
Low Birth Weight 13.11 54 4,217 (3.64%)
Other Injuries 12.40 53 1,990 (1.72%)
Congenital Anomalies 11.87 42 3,407 (2.94%)
Breast Cancer 11.69 139 446 (0.39%)
Violence 11.65 36 1,574 (1.36%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 11.47 143 627 (0.54%)
Anemia 11.18 16 1,173 (1.01%)
Suicide 10.88 77 1,038 (0.90%)
Maternal Conditions 10.88 37 1,485 (1.28%)
Falls 10.79 42 967 (0.84%)
Oesophagus Cancer 8.86 20 548 (0.47%)
Asthma 8.21 73 630 (0.54%)
Kidney Disease 7.36 155 622 (0.54%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 6.84 37 463 (0.40%)
Fires 6.42 29 851 (0.74%)
Drownings 6.11 59 1,130 (0.98%)
Skin Disease 5.49 16 450 (0.39%)
Lymphomas 5.34 86 460 (0.40%)
Epilepsy 4.79 31 657 (0.57%)
Inflammatory/Heart 4.71 116 377 (0.33%)
Other Neoplasms 4.42 31 343 (0.30%)
Stomach Cancer 4.38 118 266 (0.23%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 4.09 152 274 (0.24%)
Ovary Cancer 3.50 125 (0.00%)
Liver Cancer 3.24 152 239 (0.21%)
Oral Cancer 3.03 88 212 (0.18%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 2.97 77 230 (0.20%)
Schistosomiasis 2.90 34 235 (0.20%)
Syphilis 2.86 29 762 (0.66%)
Poisonings 2.41 37 467 (0.40%)
Tetanus 2.28 19 338 (0.29%)
Bladder Cancer 2.09 84 (0.00%)

Demographic Summary

Zambia
Value World Rank
Population total 15,972,000 68
Sex ratio m / f 1.00 73
Population 0-14 46.0% 6
Population 15-64 51.7% 189
Population 65 + 2.3% 189

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 4.8 111
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 26.5 4.6 88 / 83
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 3.6 12.4 169 / 152
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 4.38 119

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Cervical Cancer 35.14 6
Prostate Cancer 23.03 48
Breast Cancer 11.69 139
Oesophagus Cancer 8.86 20
Stomach Cancer 4.38 118
Colon-Rectum Cancers 4.09 152
Ovary Cancer 3.50 125
Liver Cancer 3.24 152
Oral Cancer 3.03 88
Bladder Cancer 2.09 84

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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.