Lung Disease in Sri Lanka

Lung Disease in Sri Lanka
According to the latest WHO data published in 2017.

  • Number of deaths: 4,813 (3.80%)
  • Death Rate (Deaths per 100,000 population): 21.58
  • Cause of death world rank: 99.
  • Lung Disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 4,813 deaths in Sri Lanka. That’s about 1 of every 26 deaths in Sri Lanka.
  • About 14 people die of Lung Disease each day, an average of 1 death every 2 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

Lung Disease


per 100,000 population LOW HIGH
Country Rate
1 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 114.28
2 Nepal Nepal 100.75
3 North Korea North Korea 100.37
4 India India 96.92
5 Bhutan Bhutan 71.93
6 Bangladesh Bangladesh 69.07
7 China China 63.10
8 Myanmar Myanmar 61.59
10 Lesotho Lesotho 55.25
11 Swaziland Swaziland 53.05
12 Pakistan Pakistan 50.61
13 Solomon Isl. Solomon Isl. 46.31
14 Mali Mali 44.55
15 Philippines Philippines 44.52
16 South Africa South Africa 44.30
17 Namibia Namibia 43.86
18 Belize Belize 43.36
19 New Guinea New Guinea 43.02
20 Botswana Botswana 42.66
21 Central Africa Central Africa 41.66
22 Equ. Guinea Equ. Guinea 41.24
23 Angola Angola 40.22
24 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 39.59
25 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 39.31
26 Yemen Yemen 38.97
27 Afghanistan Afghanistan 37.62
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.