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

Definition: Mortality rate attributed to unintentional poisonings is the number of male deaths from unintentional poisonings in a year per 100,000 male 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 6.80 2016
2 Somalia 5.90 2016
3 Eritrea 5.60 2016
4 Niger 5.30 2016
5 Sierra Leone 5.20 2016
6 Côte d'Ivoire 5.10 2016
7 Sudan 5.00 2016
8 Chad 4.80 2016
9 Benin 4.30 2016
10 Central African Republic 4.20 2016
10 Mali 4.20 2016
12 Madagascar 4.00 2016
12 Cameroon 4.00 2016
12 Uganda 4.00 2016
15 Dem. Rep. Congo 3.90 2016
16 Guinea 3.80 2016
16 Zambia 3.80 2016
18 Nigeria 3.70 2016
19 Ethiopia 3.60 2016
20 Mozambique 3.50 2016
21 Angola 3.40 2016
21 Burkina Faso 3.40 2016
23 Rwanda 3.20 2016
23 Eswatini 3.20 2016
23 Tanzania 3.20 2016
26 Togo 3.00 2016
26 Senegal 3.00 2016
26 Lesotho 3.00 2016
29 Guinea-Bissau 2.90 2016
29 Djibouti 2.90 2016
31 Comoros 2.80 2016
32 Kenya 2.50 2016
32 Liberia 2.50 2016
32 Mauritania 2.50 2016
32 Malawi 2.50 2016
36 The Gambia 2.30 2016
37 Equatorial Guinea 2.20 2016
37 Zimbabwe 2.20 2016
39 Ghana 2.00 2016
40 Namibia 1.60 2016
40 São Tomé and Principe 1.60 2016
42 Congo 1.40 2016
43 South Africa 1.30 2016
44 Botswana 1.20 2016
45 Gabon 1.10 2016
46 Algeria 0.90 2016
47 Libya 0.80 2016
48 Morocco 0.70 2016
48 Seychelles 0.70 2016
50 Cabo Verde 0.60 2016
51 Tunisia 0.50 2016
52 Egypt 0.30 2016
53 Mauritius 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