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Ghana

Ghana Health Stats

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  • Adolescent fertility rate > Births per 1,000 women ages 15-19: Adolescent fertility rate is the number of births per 1,000 women ages 15-19.
  • Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people: Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the population growth rate in the absence of migration.
  • Births and maternity > All births of boys: Live births by sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Births and maternity > All births of girls: Live births by sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth: Average age of mother at first childbirth.
  • Births and maternity > Crude birth rate: Country's crude birth rate. The crude birth rate is the number of live births for every 1,000 people.
  • Births and maternity > Future births: Mid-range estimate for country's population increase due to births from five years prior to the given year. For example, from 2095 to 2100, India's population is expected to rise by 16,181 people due to births. Estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Births and maternity > Infant mortality rate: How many infants, out of 1000, who will die before attaining one year of age.
  • Births and maternity > Maternal death rate: Number of mothers who died giving birth, out of 100,000 births.
  • Births and maternity > Number of births: Total number of live births. A live birth refers to a birth after which the baby shows signs of life, however, if the baby dies after showing signs of life, it is still considered a live birth.
  • Births and maternity > Teenage birth rate: Percentage of females aged 15-19 who give birth, out of all females the same age in the country.
  • Births and maternity > Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate.
  • Death rates > Children under 5: Under-five mortality rate is the probability per 1,000 that a newborn baby will die before reaching age five, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates."
  • Death rates > Men: Adult mortality rate is the probability of dying between the ages of 15 and 60--that is, the probability of a 15-year-old dying before reaching age 60, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates between those ages."
  • Deaths > Percent deaths registered: Civil registration coverage of deaths (%).
  • Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population): The number of people that will die from cancer out of 100,000 people the same age. The number is not an accurate telling of the country's cancer rate, but rather how fatal cancer is in each country.
  • Diseases > HIV AIDS > AIDS deaths: AIDS deaths.
  • Diseases > HIV AIDS > AIDS deaths per million people: AIDS deaths. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Diseases > HIV AIDS > Prevalance > 15-49 year old > Both sexes: People living with HIV, 15-49 years old, percentage.
  • Diseases > Incidence of tuberculosis > Per 100,000 people: Incidence of tuberculosis (per 100,000 people). Incidence of tuberculosis is the estimated number of new pulmonary, smear positive, and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases. Incidence includes patients with HIV.
  • Diseases > Measles > Children immunised against measles: Percentage of children under 1 year old immunized against measles.
  • Diseases > Overweight > Average Body Mass Index (BMI): Countries compared by average BMI (combining male and female population), according to data gathered by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The BMI (Body Mass Index) measures how appropiate is the weight of an individual compared to their height. The calculation is made measuring your weight in kilograms and dividing it twice by your height measured in metres. A high BMI (25 or more) is usually associated with a risk of suffering diverse health problems.
  • Expenditure per capita > Current US$: Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditures as a ratio of total population. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman: Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates.
  • HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate: An estimate of the percentage of adults (aged 15-49) living with HIV/AIDS. The adult prevalence rate is calculated by dividing the estimated number of adults living with HIV/AIDS at yearend by the total adult population at yearend.
  • HIV AIDS > Deaths: An estimate of the number of adults and children who died of AIDS during a given calendar year.
  • HIV AIDS > Deaths > Per capita: An estimate of the number of adults and children who died of AIDS during a given calendar year. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS: An estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS.
  • HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita: An estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS per 1000: An estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Health expenditure per capita > Current US$: Health expenditure per capita (current US$). Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditures as a ratio of total population. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Health services > Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people: Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included."
  • Health services > Physicians > Per 1,000 people: Physicians include generalist and specialist medical practitioners.
  • Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people: Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included.
  • Human height > Average female height: Average female height.
  • Human height > Average male height: Average male height.
  • Human height > Stature ratio (male to female ratio): Ratio of average height of males to average height of females.
  • Hunger and malnutrition > Undernourished population: Number of people in the country who subsist on less than the required nutritional amounts per day.
  • Hunger and malnutrition > Undernourished population > Percentage: Percentage of population that subsists on less than the required nutritional amounts per day.
  • Hunger and malnutrition > Undernourished population per million people: Number of people in the country who subsist on less than the required nutritional amounts per day. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Infant mortality rate: The number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country
  • Infant mortality rate > Total: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Life expectancy > Female: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Life expectancy > Male: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Life expectancy > Men: Life expectancy for men.
  • Life expectancy > Women: Life expectancy for women.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Female: The average number of years to be lived by a females in this nation born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Female > Years: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Total > Years: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Total population: The average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • Life expectancy at birth, female > Years: Life expectancy at birth, female (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Life expectancy at birth, male > Years: Life expectancy at birth, male (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Life expectancy at birth, total > Years: Life expectancy at birth, total (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Malaria cases > Per 100,000: Malaria cases (per 100,000 people)
  • Maternal mortality: Maternal mortality reported per 100,000 births 1985-1999. The maternal mortality data are those reported by national authorities. UNICEF and the World Health Organization periodically evaluate these data and make adjustments to account for the well-documented problems of under-reporting and misclassification of maternal deaths and to develop estimates for countries with no data (for details on the most recent estimates see Hill, AbouZahr and Wardlaw 2001). Data refer to the most recent year available during the period specified.
  • Nurses and midwives > Per 1,000 people: Nurses and midwives (per 1,000 people). Nurses and midwives include professional nurses, professional midwives, auxiliary nurses, auxiliary midwives, enrolled nurses, enrolled midwives and other associated personnel, such as dental nurses and primary care nurses.
  • Nutrition > Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day: Depth of hunger or the intensity of food deprivation, indicates how much food-deprived people fall short of minimum food needs in terms of dietary energy. The food deficit, in kilocalories per person per day, is measured by comparing the average amount of dietary energy that undernourished people get from the foods they eat with the minimum amount of dietary energy they need to maintain body weight and undertake light activity. The depth of hunger is low when it is less than 200 kilocalories per person per day, and high when it is higher than 300 kilocalories per person per day."
  • Physicians > Per 1,000 people: Physicians are defined as graduates of any facility or school of medicine who are working in the country in any medical field (practice, teaching, research).
  • Probability of reaching 65 > Female: Probability at birth of reaching the age of 65.
  • Probability of reaching 65 > Male: Probability at birth of reaching the age of 65.
  • Sanitation > Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > Current US$: Investment in water and sanitation with private participation (current US$). Investment in water and sanitation projects with private participation covers infrastructure projects in water and sanitation that have reached financial closure and directly or indirectly serve the public. Movable assets, incinerators, standalone solid waste projects, and small projects are excluded. The types of projects included are operations and management contracts, operations and management contracts with major capital expenditure, greenfield projects (in which a private entity or a public-private joint venture builds and operates a new facility), and divestitures. Investment commitments are the sum of investments in facilities and investments in government assets. Investments in facilities are the resources the project company commits to invest during the contract period either in new facilities or in expansion and modernization of existing facilities. Investments in government assets are the resources the project company spends on acquiring government assets such as state-owned enterprises, rights to provide services in a specific area, or the use of specific radio spectrums. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current LCU per capita: Services, etc., value added (current LCU). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Tobacco > Total adult smokers: Total adults smoking
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Adolescent fertility rate > Births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 60.95 births 2005 65th out of 180
Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 30.63 per 1,000 people 2005 44th out of 181
Births and maternity > All births of boys 306,159 2010 11th out of 88
Births and maternity > All births of girls 317,541 2010 11th out of 88
Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth 29.4 2007 8th out of 30
Births and maternity > Crude birth rate 30.8 2007 7th out of 18
Births and maternity > Future births 742.68 2100 39th out of 196
Births and maternity > Infant mortality rate 48.6 2012 37th out of 193
Births and maternity > Maternal death rate 350 per 100,000 live births 2010 30th out of 178
Births and maternity > Number of births 699,542 2007 6th out of 18
Births and maternity > Teenage birth rate 69.7 2006 15th out of 130
Births and maternity > Total fertility rate 1.92% 2100 54th out of 196
Death rates > Children under 5 68.5 2009 45th out of 183
Death rates > Men 327.21 2008 36th out of 143
Deaths > Percent deaths registered <25 2006
Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population) 127 2004 101st out of 189
Diseases > HIV AIDS > AIDS deaths 9,200 1995 2nd out of 126
Diseases > HIV AIDS > AIDS deaths per million people 548.9 1995 22nd out of 125
Diseases > HIV AIDS > Prevalance > 15-49 year old > Both sexes 1.5% 2011 32nd out of 146
Diseases > Incidence of tuberculosis > Per 100,000 people 72 2012 87th out of 205
Diseases > Measles > Children immunised against measles 91% 2011 114th out of 193
Diseases > Overweight > Average Body Mass Index (BMI) 23.15 2013 114th out of 174
Expenditure per capita > Current US$ 27.2$ 2004 144th out of 185
Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman 4.06 births per woman 2005 40th out of 179
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 1.8% 2009 31st out of 130
HIV AIDS > Deaths 18,000 2009 17th out of 66
HIV AIDS > Deaths > Per capita 1.41 per 1,000 people 2003 31st out of 73
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 260,000 2009 22nd out of 133
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita 16.5 per 1,000 people 2003 27th out of 94
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS per 1000 10.97 2009 31st out of 131
Health expenditure per capita > Current US$ $75.02 2011 147th out of 187
Health services > Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 0.9 2005 97th out of 108
Health services > Physicians > Per 1,000 people 0.11 2008 6th out of 16
Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 1.46 per 1,000 people 1990 109th out of 148
Human height > Average female height 1.593 m (5 ft 2 ⁄ 2 in) 2008
Human height > Average male height N/A 2008
Human height > Stature ratio (male to female ratio) 1.07 1987 3rd out of 3
Hunger and malnutrition > Undernourished population 1.4 million 2009 51st out of 94
Hunger and malnutrition > Undernourished population > Percentage 0.0 2012 112th out of 125
Hunger and malnutrition > Undernourished population per million people 0.0591 million 2009 76th out of 92
Infant mortality rate 52.22 2005 51st out of 178
Infant mortality rate > Total 48.55 deaths/1,000 live births 2011 49th out of 216
Life expectancy > Female 57.54 2008 152nd out of 182
Life expectancy > Male 55.73 2008 150th out of 182
Life expectancy > Men 64 years 2013 45th out of 88
Life expectancy > Women 66 years 2013 45th out of 88
Life expectancy at birth > Female 62.25 years 2011 180th out of 216
Life expectancy at birth > Female > Years 57.97 years 2005 138th out of 182
Life expectancy at birth > Total > Years 57.48 years 2005 135th out of 182
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 61 years 2011 180th out of 216
Life expectancy at birth, female > Years 61.73 2011 163th out of 196
Life expectancy at birth, male > Years 59.89 2011 158th out of 196
Life expectancy at birth, total > Years 60.79 2011 161st out of 196
Malaria cases > Per 100,000 15,344 2003 8th out of 94
Maternal mortality 210 per 100,000 2001 45th out of 136
Nurses and midwives > Per 1,000 people 1.05 2010 94th out of 141
Nutrition > Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 160 2006 107th out of 169
Physicians > Per 1,000 people 0.15 per 1,000 people 2004 41st out of 67
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 53.8% 2050 118th out of 159
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 48.3% 2050 114th out of 159
Sanitation > Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > Current US$ $126.00 million 2012 5th out of 12
Services, etc., value added > Current LCU per capita 1,338.9 2012 106th out of 107
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 16% 2005 99th out of 121

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