Life expectancy, HIV, AIDS Ghana

Insight in HIV, AIDS and general life expectancy in Ghana.

Life Expectancy, HIV and AIDS statistics Ghana (compared to Africa)

Based on information from the World Health Organization, below you will find an overview of some important health indicators. Besides the overall life expectancy in Ghana also the development of HIV and AIDS in Ghana is shown. The indicators included are life expectancy at life expectancy at birth (years), age 60 (years), number of children under 15 living with HIV, number of deaths due to AIDS, number of people (all ages) living with HIV, number of under-five deaths from HIV/AIDS, prevalence of HIV among adults aged 15 to 49 (%). On this website we also provide information about life expectancy, HIV and AIDS for other countries in Africa and other continents.

Average life expectancy Ghana

One important indicator of the status of health in Ghana is the overall average life expectancy in Ghana. The latest WHO information shows that in 2009 the average life expectation in Ghana was 60. The average life expectancy for woman was 64, while men had a life expectancy of 57 in Ghana. The average life expectancy in Africa region was 54 years. This is 6 years lower than the average life expectancy in Ghana. In 2000 the average life expectancy in Ghana was 58 years, compared to 50 years in Africa.

HIV and AIDS Ghana.

When looking specifically at HIV and AIDS in Ghana one of the main statistics to look at is the number of people living with HIV. The estimated number of people with HIV in Ghana is 260,000 in 2009. In 2009 the estimate is 18,000 people died from AIDS in Ghana. The percentage of people between 15 and 49 years old with HIV is 1.8 percent in 2009. This means that on average per 56 people one person has HIV in Ghana amongst people between 15 and 49 years old.

Graph number of people with HIV in Ghana


Graph percentage of people with HIV between 15 and 49 in Ghana


Number of deaths AIDS Ghana

A sad but important statistic to understand the development of HIV in Ghana is the number of deaths from to HIV/AIDS. For 2009 the estimate is 18,000 people died due to AIDS. It is estimated that 2,000 children below 5 years died due to AIDS in Ghana in 2009.

Deaths due to HIV by year in Ghana


Deaths children younger than 5 due to HIV by year in Ghana


HIV and AIDS Ghana

The table below shows HIV and AIDS indicators from 2001 to 2009 in Ghana. Where data was not available the value is shown as "NA".

Year people with HIV % people with HIV between 15-49 HIV deaths by year HIV deaths children below 5 year
2009 260,000 1.8% 18,000 2,000
2008 260,000 1.8% 19,000 2,100
2007 260,000 1.9% 20,000 2,400
2006 260,000 1.9% 20,000 2,500
2005 260,000 2.0% 20,000 2,700
2004 260,000 2.1% 20,000 2,700
2003 260,000 2.1% 19,000 2,800
2002 250,000 2.2% 18,000 2,800
2001 250,000 2.3% 16,000 2,800

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