Cause of death, by injury (% of total) - Country Ranking - Africa

Definition: Cause of death refers to the share of all deaths for all ages by underlying causes. Injuries include unintentional and intentional injuries.

Source: Derived based on the data from WHO's Global Health Estimates.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Libya 20.10 2016
2 Rwanda 13.50 2016
3 Uganda 12.70 2016
4 Sudan 12.60 2016
5 Zimbabwe 12.30 2016
6 Senegal 12.20 2016
7 Burundi 12.10 2016
8 Eritrea 11.90 2016
8 Somalia 11.90 2016
10 Ethiopia 11.70 2016
11 São Tomé and Principe 11.40 2016
12 Tanzania 11.20 2016
13 Burkina Faso 11.00 2016
14 Cameroon 10.90 2016
14 Comoros 10.90 2016
14 The Gambia 10.90 2016
17 Equatorial Guinea 10.70 2016
17 Togo 10.70 2016
19 Madagascar 10.60 2016
20 Niger 10.40 2016
20 Côte d'Ivoire 10.40 2016
20 Djibouti 10.40 2016
23 Dem. Rep. Congo 10.30 2016
23 Central African Republic 10.30 2016
25 Benin 10.20 2016
25 Zambia 10.20 2016
27 Cabo Verde 10.10 2016
28 Liberia 10.00 2016
29 Congo 9.90 2016
30 Ghana 9.80 2016
30 Namibia 9.80 2016
32 Kenya 9.60 2016
32 Eswatini 9.60 2016
34 Algeria 9.50 2016
35 Mauritania 9.40 2016
36 Chad 9.30 2016
37 Guinea 9.20 2016
37 Angola 9.20 2016
39 Gabon 9.10 2016
39 South Africa 9.10 2016
41 Sierra Leone 8.90 2016
41 Mali 8.90 2016
43 Malawi 8.60 2016
44 Nigeria 8.30 2016
44 Lesotho 8.30 2016
44 Botswana 8.30 2016
47 Guinea-Bissau 7.90 2016
48 Mozambique 7.80 2016
49 Seychelles 7.30 2016
50 Tunisia 6.40 2016
50 Morocco 6.40 2016
52 Egypt 5.80 2016
53 Mauritius 4.80 2016

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Limitations and Exceptions: The limited availability of data on health status is a major constraint in assessing the health situation in developing countries. Surveillance data are lacking for many major public health concerns. Estimates of prevalence and incidence are available for some diseases but are often unreliable and incomplete. National health authorities differ widely in capacity and willingness to collect or report information. To compensate for this and improve reliability and international comparability, the World Health Organization (WHO) prepares estimates in accordance with epidemiological models and statistical standards.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data on cause of death are compiled by the WHO, based mainly on data from national vital registry systems, as well as sample registration systems, population laboratories, and epidemiological analysis of specific conditions. Data are classified based on the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision. Data have been carefully analyzed to take into account incomplete coverage of vital registration and the likely differences in cause of death patterns that would be expected in under-covered and often poorer subpopulations. Special attention has also been paid to misattribution or miscoding of causes of death in cardiovascular diseases, cancer, injuries, and general ill-defined categories. For further information, consult the original source.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual