Mortality rate attributed to unintentional poisoning, female (per 100,000 female population) - Country Ranking - Africa

Definition: Mortality rate attributed to unintentional poisonings is the number of female deaths from unintentional poisonings in a year per 100,000 female population. Unintentional poisoning can be caused by household chemicals, pesticides, kerosene, carbon monoxide and medicines, or can be the result of environmental contamination or occupational chemical exposure.

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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Burundi 3.70 2016
2 Eswatini 3.40 2016
3 Lesotho 3.30 2016
4 Somalia 3.20 2016
5 Sierra Leone 3.10 2016
6 Niger 3.00 2016
7 Sudan 2.90 2016
8 Côte d'Ivoire 2.80 2016
9 Benin 2.70 2016
9 Eritrea 2.70 2016
11 Burkina Faso 2.60 2016
11 Madagascar 2.60 2016
13 Dem. Rep. Congo 2.50 2016
14 Mali 2.40 2016
14 Mozambique 2.40 2016
14 Chad 2.40 2016
14 Uganda 2.40 2016
18 Zimbabwe 2.30 2016
18 Central African Republic 2.30 2016
20 Cameroon 2.20 2016
20 Ethiopia 2.20 2016
20 Nigeria 2.20 2016
20 Tanzania 2.20 2016
24 Zambia 2.10 2016
24 Guinea 2.10 2016
26 Angola 2.00 2016
27 Comoros 1.90 2016
28 Djibouti 1.80 2016
28 Togo 1.80 2016
30 Senegal 1.60 2016
31 Rwanda 1.50 2016
31 Malawi 1.50 2016
31 Namibia 1.50 2016
31 The Gambia 1.50 2016
31 Guinea-Bissau 1.50 2016
31 Equatorial Guinea 1.50 2016
37 Ghana 1.30 2016
38 Mauritania 1.20 2016
39 Kenya 1.10 2016
39 Liberia 1.10 2016
39 Botswana 1.10 2016
39 South Africa 1.10 2016
43 Congo 1.00 2016
44 Gabon 0.80 2016
45 Algeria 0.60 2016
46 Cabo Verde 0.50 2016
46 Morocco 0.50 2016
46 Seychelles 0.50 2016
49 Tunisia 0.40 2016
49 Libya 0.40 2016
51 Egypt 0.20 2016
52 Mauritius 0.10 2016
52 São Tomé and Principe 0.10 2016

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Development Relevance: Mortality rates due to unintentional poisoning remains relatively high in low income countries. This indicator implicates inadequate management of hazardous chemicals and pollution, and of the effectiveness of a country’s health system.

Limitations and Exceptions: Some countries do not have death registration data or sample registration systems. The estimates on this indicator need to be completed with other type of information for these countries.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual