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Ghana

Ghana Diseases Stats

Definitions

  • 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.
  • Cardiovascular death rate (per 100,000 population): The number of people that will die from cardiovascular diseases out of 100,000 people the same age. The number is not an accurate telling of the country's cardiovascular disease rate, but rather how fatal cardiovascular diseases are in each country.
  • Children > 0-14 living with HIV: Children (0-14) living with HIV. Children living with HIV refers to the number of children ages 0-14 who are infected with HIV.
  • Children > 0-14 living with HIV per 1000: Children (0-14) living with HIV. Children living with HIV refers to the number of children ages 0-14 who are infected with HIV. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • HIV AIDS > AIDS deaths: AIDS deaths.
  • HIV AIDS > AIDS deaths per million people: AIDS deaths. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • HIV AIDS > Prevalance > 15-49 year old > Both sexes: People living with HIV, 15-49 years old, percentage.
  • 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.
  • Measles > Children immunised against measles: Percentage of children under 1 year old immunized against measles.
  • Measles cases: Number of reported measles cases.
  • Obesity > Female obesity rate: Percentage of females older than 14 who are obese, meaning their Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeds 30.
  • Obesity > Obesity rate (men): Percentage of males aged over 15 years who are obese. The World Health Organization defines obesity as a body mass index over 30. The average BMI is 18.5 to 24.9.
  • 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.
  • Overweight > Female Body Mass Index (BMI): Countries compared by average female BMI, 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.
  • Overweight > Male Body Mass Index (BMI): Countries compared by average male BMI, 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.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population) 127 2004 101st out of 189
Cardiovascular death rate (per 100,000 population) 343 2004 104th out of 189
Children > 0-14 living with HIV 28,000 2012 17th out of 37
Children > 0-14 living with HIV per 1000 1.1 2012 32nd out of 37
HIV AIDS > AIDS deaths 9,200 1995 2nd out of 126
HIV AIDS > AIDS deaths per million people 548.9 1995 22nd out of 125
HIV AIDS > Prevalance > 15-49 year old > Both sexes 1.5% 2011 32nd out of 146
Incidence of tuberculosis > Per 100,000 people 72 2012 87th out of 205
Measles > Children immunised against measles 91% 2011 114th out of 193
Measles cases 6 2007 92nd out of 182
Obesity > Female obesity rate 8% 2003 12th out of 16
Obesity > Obesity rate (men) 8.1% 2003 13th out of 17
Overweight > Average Body Mass Index (BMI) 23.15 2013 114th out of 174
Overweight > Female Body Mass Index (BMI) 21.65 2013 130th out of 174
Overweight > Male Body Mass Index (BMI) 24.64 2013 104th out of 174

SOURCES: World Health Organization. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables; UNAIDS estimates.; UNAIDS estimates. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; World Health Organization, Global Tuberculosis Report.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables; http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=GenderStat&f=inID%3a43, Prevalence of obesity among adults; World Health Organization. Source tables; "Where are you on the global fat scale?". BBC. July 12, 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-16. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-439.pdf. Walpole et al., BMC Public Health 2012, 12:4; "Where are you on the global fat scale?". BBC. July 12, 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-439.pdf. Walpole et al., BMC Public Health 2012, 12:4

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Ghana Health > Diseases Profiles (Subcategories)

HIV AIDS 15 Overweight 4
Obesity 3