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Country fact sheet: Gambia

Population

- Total population: 2 417 000
- Female population: 1 218 000
- Male population: 1 199 000
The World Bank (2020)

Health Expenditure

- Total per capita (US$): 22.1
- Out-of-pocket (% of total expenditure on health): 29.3
World Health Organization (2018)

Human Development Index

- HDI: 0.496
- Category: Low
UNDP Human Development Report (2020)

Geography

Life Expectancy at Birth

- Total population (years): 65.5
- Female population (years): 67.7
- Male population (years): 63.4
World Health Organization (2019)

Cancer Burden

- Overall cancer incidence (rate per 100 000 persons per year): 57.2
- Overall cancer mortality (rate per 100 000 persons per year): 52.2
- Most common cancer site by incidence for females (rate per 100 000 persons per year): Cervix uteri (42.9)
- Most common cancer site by mortality for females (rate per 100 000 persons per year): Cervix uteri (33.9)
- Most common cancer site by incidence for males (rate per 100 000 persons per year): Liver (27.2)
- Most common cancer site by mortality for males (rate per 100 000 persons per year): Liver (26.6)
- GLOBOCAN 2020 population fact sheet
GLOBOCAN (2020)

Check also the following factsheets: Breast, Cervical, Colorectal