Mortality rate attributed to household and ambient air pollution, age-standardized, male (per 100,000 male population) - Country Ranking

Definition: Mortality rate attributed to household and ambient air pollution is the number of deaths attributable to the joint effects of household and ambient air pollution in a year per 100,000 population. The rates are age-standardized. Following diseases are taken into account: acute respiratory infections (estimated for all ages); cerebrovascular diseases in adults (estimated above 25 years); ischaemic heart diseases in adults (estimated above 25 years); chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults (estimated above 25 years); and lung cancer in adults (estimated above 25 years).

Source: World Health Organization, Global Health Observatory Data Repository (http://apps.who.int/ghodata/).

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Sierra Leone 314.00 2016
2 Chad 301.00 2016
2 Nigeria 301.00 2016
4 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 288.00 2016
5 Côte d'Ivoire 279.00 2016
6 Niger 267.00 2016
6 Togo 267.00 2016
8 The Gambia 254.00 2016
9 Guinea 249.00 2016
10 Afghanistan 229.00 2016
11 Cameroon 228.00 2016
12 Philippines 225.00 2016
12 Guinea-Bissau 225.00 2016
14 Burkina Faso 223.00 2016
15 Somalia 222.00 2016
16 Central African Republic 221.00 2016
17 Benin 219.00 2016
18 Nepal 217.00 2016
19 Yemen 211.00 2016
20 Mongolia 203.00 2016
20 Ghana 203.00 2016
22 India 202.00 2016
23 Mali 201.00 2016
23 Eritrea 201.00 2016
25 Haiti 198.00 2016
26 Pakistan 197.00 2016
27 Lao PDR 196.00 2016
27 Sudan 196.00 2016
27 Lesotho 196.00 2016
30 Comoros 192.00 2016
31 Myanmar 188.00 2016
32 Burundi 187.00 2016
32 Kiribati 187.00 2016
34 Papua New Guinea 184.00 2016
34 Mauritania 184.00 2016
36 Equatorial Guinea 181.00 2016
37 Djibouti 177.00 2016
38 Senegal 172.00 2016
39 Namibia 168.00 2016
39 São Tomé and Principe 168.00 2016
39 Liberia 168.00 2016
42 Madagascar 167.00 2016
43 Cambodia 164.00 2016
44 Vanuatu 162.00 2016
45 Bangladesh 161.00 2016
46 Dem. Rep. Congo 160.00 2016
47 Ethiopia 158.00 2016
47 Solomon Islands 158.00 2016
49 Eswatini 157.00 2016
50 Uganda 156.00 2016
51 Timor-Leste 150.00 2016
52 Tajikistan 145.00 2016
53 Tanzania 143.00 2016
54 Kyrgyz Republic 142.00 2016
55 Georgia 140.00 2016
56 Zambia 134.00 2016
56 Indonesia 134.00 2016
58 Zimbabwe 133.00 2016
59 Fiji 131.00 2016
60 Egypt 130.00 2016
60 Malawi 130.00 2016
62 China 126.00 2016
63 Rwanda 125.00 2016
64 Congo 122.00 2016
65 Botswana 120.00 2016
65 Bhutan 120.00 2016
65 Cabo Verde 120.00 2016
65 Angola 120.00 2016
69 South Africa 118.00 2016
70 Guyana 117.00 2016
71 Samoa 116.00 2016
72 Mozambique 114.00 2016
72 Kuwait 114.00 2016
74 Tonga 107.00 2016
75 North Macedonia 103.00 2016
76 Moldova 102.00 2016
77 Bosnia and Herzegovina 101.00 2016
78 Ukraine 100.00 2016
78 Uzbekistan 100.00 2016
78 Turkmenistan 100.00 2016
78 Sri Lanka 100.00 2016
82 Montenegro 98.00 2016
83 Vietnam 95.00 2016
84 Belarus 94.00 2016
85 Saudi Arabia 93.00 2016
86 Libya 92.00 2016
87 Syrian Arab Republic 90.00 2016
88 Iraq 88.00 2016
89 Kazakhstan 86.00 2016
90 Belize 83.00 2016
91 Serbia 82.00 2016
91 Bulgaria 82.00 2016
91 Albania 82.00 2016
94 Guatemala 81.00 2016
94 Kenya 81.00 2016
96 Azerbaijan 80.00 2016
97 Romania 79.00 2016
97 Thailand 79.00 2016
97 Gabon 79.00 2016
100 Armenia 78.00 2016
101 Honduras 76.00 2016
102 Peru 74.00 2016
102 Suriname 74.00 2016
104 Russia 73.00 2016
105 Tunisia 72.00 2016
105 Bolivia 72.00 2016
107 Seychelles 70.00 2016
108 Turkey 69.00 2016
109 Paraguay 66.00 2016
110 Jordan 65.00 2016
111 Nicaragua 63.00 2016
112 Oman 62.00 2016
113 Lebanon 61.00 2016
114 Latvia 60.00 2016
115 United Arab Emirates 59.00 2016
116 Morocco 58.00 2016
116 Cuba 58.00 2016
118 Iran 56.00 2016
118 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 56.00 2016
118 Malaysia 56.00 2016
121 Algeria 55.00 2016
122 Hungary 53.00 2016
122 Poland 53.00 2016
124 Qatar 52.00 2016
124 Grenada 52.00 2016
126 El Salvador 51.00 2016
126 Lithuania 51.00 2016
128 Dominican Republic 50.00 2016
128 Mauritius 50.00 2016
130 Trinidad and Tobago 49.00 2016
131 Croatia 48.00 2016
132 Slovak Republic 47.00 2016
133 Colombia 45.00 2016
133 Bahrain 45.00 2016
133 Venezuela 45.00 2016
136 Mexico 44.00 2016
137 Czech Republic 40.00 2016
138 Barbados 39.00 2016
139 Antigua and Barbuda 37.00 2016
139 Brazil 37.00 2016
141 St. Lucia 36.00 2016
141 Greece 36.00 2016
141 Argentina 36.00 2016
141 Estonia 36.00 2016
145 Chile 33.00 2016
145 Singapore 33.00 2016
147 Panama 31.00 2016
148 Jamaica 30.00 2016
149 Korea 29.00 2016
149 Ecuador 29.00 2016
149 Slovenia 29.00 2016
149 Costa Rica 29.00 2016
153 Cyprus 28.00 2016
154 The Bahamas 26.00 2016
154 Malta 26.00 2016
156 Uruguay 25.00 2016
157 Israel 21.00 2016
157 Germany 21.00 2016
157 Belgium 21.00 2016
160 Italy 20.00 2016
161 Austria 19.00 2016
162 United Kingdom 17.00 2016
162 United States 17.00 2016
162 Netherlands 17.00 2016
162 Japan 17.00 2016
166 Denmark 16.00 2016
167 Brunei 15.00 2016
167 Ireland 15.00 2016
167 Luxembourg 15.00 2016
170 Spain 14.00 2016
171 France 13.00 2016
171 Portugal 13.00 2016
171 Switzerland 13.00 2016
174 Iceland 11.00 2016
175 Norway 10.00 2016
175 Finland 10.00 2016
175 Australia 10.00 2016
178 Canada 9.00 2016
178 Sweden 9.00 2016
178 New Zealand 9.00 2016

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Development Relevance: Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental risks to health. According to the World Health Organization, the combined effects of ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution cause about 7 million premature deaths every year. Most deaths occur due to increased mortality from stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections. The majority of the burden is borne by populations in low and middle income countries.

Limitations and Exceptions: Estimates of the joint effects of air pollution are constrained by limited knowledge on the distribution of the population exposed to both household and ambient air pollution, correlation of exposures at individual level as household air pollution is a contributor to ambient air pollution, and non-linear interactions

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual