Cause of death, by non-communicable diseases (% of total) - Country Ranking - Africa

Definition: Cause of death refers to the share of all deaths for all ages by underlying causes. Non-communicable diseases include cancer, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, digestive diseases, skin diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, and congenital anomalies.

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 Mauritius 88.70 2016
2 Tunisia 85.80 2016
3 Egypt 84.10 2016
4 Seychelles 80.80 2016
5 Morocco 79.60 2016
6 Algeria 75.70 2016
7 Libya 71.90 2016
8 Cabo Verde 70.30 2016
9 São Tomé and Principe 54.70 2016
10 Sudan 52.20 2016
11 South Africa 51.30 2016
12 Botswana 45.70 2016
13 Eritrea 45.20 2016
14 Djibouti 44.40 2016
15 Rwanda 44.00 2016
16 Madagascar 43.20 2016
17 Ghana 42.70 2016
18 Senegal 42.10 2016
19 Comoros 41.70 2016
20 Gabon 41.00 2016
21 Namibia 40.90 2016
22 Ethiopia 39.30 2016
23 Togo 37.60 2016
24 Côte d'Ivoire 37.20 2016
24 Mauritania 37.20 2016
26 Eswatini 36.70 2016
27 Equatorial Guinea 35.90 2016
28 Benin 35.70 2016
29 Cameroon 35.20 2016
30 Guinea 35.10 2016
31 Congo 34.60 2016
32 The Gambia 34.30 2016
33 Sierra Leone 33.20 2016
34 Zimbabwe 33.00 2016
35 Tanzania 32.90 2016
35 Uganda 32.90 2016
37 Burkina Faso 32.70 2016
38 Lesotho 32.30 2016
39 Burundi 32.10 2016
40 Malawi 31.70 2016
41 Liberia 31.40 2016
42 Mali 30.50 2016
43 Guinea-Bissau 30.00 2016
44 Zambia 29.20 2016
45 Nigeria 29.00 2016
46 Dem. Rep. Congo 28.00 2016
47 Angola 27.40 2016
48 Chad 27.30 2016
49 Kenya 27.10 2016
50 Niger 27.00 2016
51 Mozambique 26.90 2016
52 Central African Republic 26.00 2016
53 Somalia 23.90 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 undercovered 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