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HEALTH PROFILE : South Africa

South Africa
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South Africa

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for South Africa including Life Expectancy by age and history, age adjusted death rates and world rankings for the top 50 causes and total deaths by cause. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    47.4
    51.0
    49.2
    100
    96
    98
    1970
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
    1980
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
    1990
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
    2000
    54.6
    60.1
    57.3
    148
    140
    146
    2010
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
    2016
    60.2
    67.0
    63.6
    159
    144
    153
     
     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    60.2
    67.0
    159
    144
    Age 5
    63.1
    69.7
    172
    151
    Age 10
    63.4
    69.9
    172
    153
    Age 15
    63.7
    70.2
    173
    153
    Age 20
    64.1
    70.5
    175
    155
    Age 25
    64.6
    71.0
    177
    155
    Age 30
    65.3
    71.8
    177
    154
    Age 35
    66.3
    72.8
    177
    153
    Age 40
    67.6
    74.1
    178
    146
    Age 45
    69.0
    75.3
    179
    141
    Age 50
    70.4
    76.4
    179
    133
    Age 55
    72.1
    77.5
    180
    131
    Age 60
    74.0
    78.8
    181
    123
    Age 65
    76.3
    80.4
    180
    117
    Age 70
    79.0
    82.3
    174
    105
    Age 75
    82.1
    84.6
    164
    103
    Age 80
    85.5
    87.2
    141
    100
    Age 85
    89.2
    90.4
    122
    93
     
     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. HIV/AIDS
    273.12
    5
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    114.02
    95
    3. Stroke
    93.76
    78
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    86.33
    46
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    86.02
    13
    6. Tuberculosis
    59.33
    24
    7. Lung Disease
    44.30
    16
    8. Prostate Cancer
    35.07
    21
    9. Hypertension
    30.73
    23
    10. Diarrhoeal diseases
    29.47
    47
    11. Violence
    25.69
    14
    12. Kidney Disease
    25.47
    38
    13. Road Traffic Accidents
    22.46
    68
    14. Cervical Cancer
    20.99
    32
    15. Lung Cancers
    20.75
    57
    16. Breast Cancer
    20.75
    51
    17. Inflammatory/Heart
    14.65
    12
    18. Asthma
    13.61
    38
    19. Alzheimers/Dementia
    13.28
    133
    20. Liver Disease
    12.56
    106
    21. Suicide
    12.13
    60
    22. Endocrine Disorders
    11.62
    36
    23. Oesophagus Cancer
    10.53
    15
    24. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    10.45
    72
    25. Epilepsy
    8.73
    6
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Low Birth Weight
    8.45
    82
    27. Lymphomas
    8.06
    15
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    7.65
    106
    29. Other Injuries
    6.58
    114
    30. Pancreas Cancer
    6.04
    51
    31. Ovary Cancer
    5.65
    48
    32. Liver Cancer
    5.60
    87
    33. Malnutrition
    5.38
    56
    34. Skin Disease
    5.13
    23
    35. Birth Trauma
    4.92
    79
    36. Fires
    4.91
    45
    37. Meningitis
    4.79
    49
    38. Stomach Cancer
    4.69
    113
    39. Skin Cancers
    4.48
    4
    40. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    4.24
    72
    41. Oral Cancer
    3.92
    69
    42. Leukemia
    3.76
    101
    43. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3.70
    62
    44. Drownings
    3.49
    97
    45. Falls
    3.09
    137
    46. Other Neoplasms
    2.61
    95
    47. Maternal Conditions
    2.61
    70
    48. Uterin Cancer
    2.31
    82
    49. Bladder Cancer
    2.27
    77
    50. Parkinson's Disease
    1.72
    52
     
     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    138,157
    27.55
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    40,729
    8.12
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    35,331
    7.04
    4. Stroke
    32,958
    6.57
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    31,831
    6.35
    6. Tuberculosis
    25,264
    5.04
    7. Lung Disease
    15,479
    3.09
    8. Violence
    14,288
    2.85
    9. Diarrhoeal diseases
    12,761
    2.54
    10. Road Traffic Accidents
    11,632
    2.32
    11. Hypertension
    10,994
    2.19
    12. Kidney Disease
    9,527
    1.90
    13. Lung Cancers
    7,881
    1.57
    14. Suicide
    5,854
    1.17
    15. Inflammatory/Heart
    5,755
    1.15
    16. Endocrine Disorders
    5,210
    1.04
    17. Asthma
    5,188
    1.03
    18. Low Birth Weight
    5,119
    1.02
    19. Liver Disease
    5,084
    1.01
    20. Cervical Cancer
    5,054
    1.01
    21. Breast Cancer
    4,936
    0.98
    22. Alzheimers/Dementia
    4,435
    0.88
    23. Congenital Anomalies
    4,379
    0.87
    24. Prostate Cancer
    4,151
    0.83
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    3,992
    0.80
      Deaths %
    26. Epilepsy
    3,982
    0.79
    27. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,930
    0.78
    28. Lymphomas
    3,508
    0.70
    29. Other Injuries
    3,235
    0.65
    30. Birth Trauma
    2,980
    0.59
    31. Malnutrition
    2,889
    0.58
    32. Meningitis
    2,309
    0.46
    33. Pancreas Cancer
    2,256
    0.45
    34. Fires
    2,256
    0.45
    35. Liver Cancer
    2,217
    0.44
    36. Skin Disease
    1,970
    0.39
    37. Stomach Cancer
    1,794
    0.36
    38. Drownings
    1,775
    0.35
    39. Skin Cancers
    1,659
    0.33
    40. Oral Cancer
    1,569
    0.31
    41. Leukemia
    1,555
    0.31
    42. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,544
    0.31
    43. Maternal Conditions
    1,483
    0.30
    44. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1,438
    0.29
    45. Ovary Cancer
    1,332
    0.27
    46. Falls
    1,171
    0.23
    47. Other Neoplasms
    1,041
    0.21
    48. Syphilis
    952
    0.19
    49. Bladder Cancer
    825
    0.16
    50. Drug Use
    773
    0.15
     
     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    35.07
    21
    2. Cervical Cancer
    20.99
    32
    3. Lung Cancers
    20.75
    57
    4. Breast Cancer
    20.75
    51
    5. Oesophagus Cancer
    10.53
    15
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    10.45
    72
    7. Lymphomas
    8.06
    15
    8. Pancreas Cancer
    6.04
    51
      Rate World Rank
    9. Ovary Cancer
    5.65
    48
    10. Liver Cancer
    5.60
    87
    11. Stomach Cancer
    4.69
    113
    12. Skin Cancers
    4.48
    4
    13. Oral Cancer
    3.92
    69
    14. Leukemia
    3.76
    101
    15. Uterin Cancer
    2.31
    82
    16. Bladder Cancer
    2.27
    77
     
     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    9.3
    51
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    31.4
    6.5
    69
    70
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    15.4
    39.6
    105
    18
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.72
    100

     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    54,841,552
    25
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.98
    106
    Population 0-14
    28.3%
    78
    Population 15-64
    66.1%
    80
    Population 65 +
    5.7%
    106
    Birth Rate / 1000
    20.20
    75
    Death Rate / 1000
    9.40
    54
    Fertility Rate
    2.29
    86
    Infant Mortality
    31.00
    62
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.02
    188
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    180
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.99
    107
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.72
    139
    Net Migration
    -0.90
    118
    Population Growth
    1.00%
    107
    Literacy Total
    94.4%
    98
    Literacy Male
    95.4%
    74
    Literacy Female
    93.4%
    65
    Unemployment
    27.6%
    18
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    63.6
    153
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    55.7
    154
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $13,400
    90
     
     
     

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    Data Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
    Age Adjusted Death Rate Estimates: 2017
    Calculations Provided by World Life Expectancy
    Data Accuracy Not Guaranteed
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Cook Islands, Dominica, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, San Marino, Tuvalu.