Drug Use in Sri Lanka

Drug Use in Sri Lanka
According to the latest WHO data published in 2017.

  • Number of deaths: 178 (0.14%)
  • Death Rate (Deaths per 100,000 population): 0.83
  • Cause of death world rank: 125.
  • Drug Use, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 178 deaths in Sri Lanka. That’s about 1 of every 714 deaths in Sri Lanka.
  • About 1 people die of Drug Use each day, an average of 1 death every 50 hours.

Demographic Summary

Value World Rank
Population total 22,409,381 56
Sex ratio m / f 0.96 148
Population 0-14 24.1% 113
Population 15-64 66.3% 74
Population 65 + 9.7% 66

Drug Use


per 100,000 population LOW HIGH
Country Rate
1 Ukraine Ukraine 15.93
2 Belarus Belarus 12.48
3 Russia Russia 12.33
4 Estonia Estonia 11.71
5 United States United States 10.21
6 Norway Norway 6.67
7 Lithuania Lithuania 6.46
8 Nigeria Nigeria 6.44
10 Finland Finland 5.76
11 Cote d Ivoire Cote d Ivoire 5.30
12 Cameroon Cameroon 5.05
13 Egypt Egypt 4.31
14 Australia Australia 4.30
15 Ireland Ireland 4.12
16 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 3.97
17 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 3.92
18 Canada Canada 3.85
19 United Kingdom United Kingdom 3.81
20 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 3.71
21 Denmark Denmark 3.65
22 Chad Chad 3.62
23 Moldova Moldova 3.61
24 Tunisia Tunisia 3.56
25 Ghana Ghana 3.44
26 Togo Togo 3.37
27 Sweden Sweden 3.36
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.