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

Definition: Mortality rate attributed to unintentional poisonings is the number of deaths from unintentional poisonings in a year per 100,000 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 5.20 2016
2 Somalia 4.60 2016
3 Eritrea 4.20 2016
3 Niger 4.20 2016
5 Sierra Leone 4.10 2016
6 Sudan 3.90 2016
6 Côte d'Ivoire 3.90 2016
8 Chad 3.60 2016
9 Benin 3.50 2016
10 Madagascar 3.30 2016
10 Mali 3.30 2016
10 Eswatini 3.30 2016
13 Uganda 3.20 2016
13 Central African Republic 3.20 2016
13 Dem. Rep. Congo 3.20 2016
16 Cameroon 3.10 2016
16 Lesotho 3.10 2016
18 Guinea 3.00 2016
18 Nigeria 3.00 2016
18 Burkina Faso 3.00 2016
21 Ethiopia 2.90 2016
21 Mozambique 2.90 2016
21 Zambia 2.90 2016
24 Tanzania 2.70 2016
24 Angola 2.70 2016
26 Djibouti 2.40 2016
26 Comoros 2.40 2016
26 Rwanda 2.40 2016
26 Togo 2.40 2016
30 Senegal 2.30 2016
31 Zimbabwe 2.20 2016
31 Guinea-Bissau 2.20 2016
33 Malawi 2.00 2016
34 Mauritania 1.90 2016
34 Equatorial Guinea 1.90 2016
34 The Gambia 1.90 2016
37 Kenya 1.80 2016
37 Liberia 1.80 2016
39 Ghana 1.70 2016
40 Namibia 1.50 2016
41 Congo 1.20 2016
41 South Africa 1.20 2016
43 Botswana 1.10 2016
44 Gabon 0.90 2016
44 São Tomé and Principe 0.90 2016
46 Algeria 0.80 2016
47 Libya 0.60 2016
47 Morocco 0.60 2016
47 Seychelles 0.60 2016
50 Tunisia 0.50 2016
50 Cabo Verde 0.50 2016
52 Egypt 0.20 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