Meningitis in Sri Lanka

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

  • Number of deaths: 497 (0.39%)
  • Death Rate (Deaths per 100,000 population): 2.28
  • Cause of death world rank: 70.
  • Meningitis, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 497 deaths in Sri Lanka. That’s about 1 of every 256 deaths in Sri Lanka.
  • About 2 people die of Meningitis each day, an average of 1 death every 18 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

Meningitis


per 100,000 population LOW HIGH
Country Rate
1 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 53.51
2 Chad Chad 41.88
3 Cote d Ivoire Cote d Ivoire 38.24
4 Somalia Somalia 31.76
5 Mali Mali 31.57
6 Nigeria Nigeria 29.56
7 Central Africa Central Africa 28.73
8 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 27.99
9 Niger Niger 27.64
10 Guinea Guinea 27.33
11 South Sudan South Sudan 25.99
12 Benin Benin 25.98
13 Angola Angola 25.43
14 Ghana Ghana 25.33
15 Gambia Gambia 24.64
16 Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 23.57
17 Burundi Burundi 23.32
18 Togo Togo 22.33
19 Cameroon Cameroon 22.27
20 Liberia Liberia 19.95
21 DR Congo DR Congo 19.51
22 Ethiopia Ethiopia 18.63
23 Comoros Comoros 18.62
24 Eritrea Eritrea 17.41
25 Djibouti Djibouti 17.38
26 Uganda Uganda 17.14
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.