Rheumatic Heart Disease in Sri Lanka

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

  • Number of deaths: 433 (0.34%)
  • Death Rate (Deaths per 100,000 population): 1.94
  • Cause of death world rank: 92.
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 433 deaths in Sri Lanka. That’s about 1 of every 294 deaths in Sri Lanka.
  • About 2 people die of Rheumatic Heart Disease each day, an average of 1 death every 21 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

Rheumatic Heart Disease


per 100,000 population LOW HIGH
Country Rate
1 Pakistan Pakistan 12.12
2 Bhutan Bhutan 10.82
4 New Guinea New Guinea 10.64
5 India India 10.30
6 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 9.60
7 Solomon Isl. Solomon Isl. 9.27
8 Angola Angola 8.85
9 Fiji Fiji 8.83
11 Nepal Nepal 8.80
12 North Korea North Korea 8.26
13 Haiti Haiti 7.45
14 Central Africa Central Africa 7.44
15 Georgia Georgia 6.88
17 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 6.30
18 Chad Chad 6.25
19 Swaziland Swaziland 6.24
20 Cote d Ivoire Cote d Ivoire 6.21
21 Argentina Argentina 5.97
22 DR Congo DR Congo 5.95
24 Mali Mali 5.82
25 Myanmar Myanmar 5.68
26 Mongolia Mongolia 5.54
27 Lesotho Lesotho 5.52
28 Equ. Guinea Equ. Guinea 5.41
29 Tajikistan Tajikistan 5.39
30 Eritrea Eritrea 5.38
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.