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HEALTH PROFILE : South Africa

South Africa
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Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Arab Emirates Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia/Herzeg. Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central Africa Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Costa Rica Cote d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominican Rep. DR Congo Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equ. Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Guinea New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Isl. Somalia South Africa South Korea South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Trinidad/Tob. Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
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 2014 updates, 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
    53.5
    58.9
    56.1
    150
    145
    148
    2010
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
    2015
    59.3
    66.2
    62.9
    158
    145
    152
     
     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    59.3
    66.2
    158
    145
    Age 5
    62.2
    68.7
    169
    154
    Age 10
    62.5
    69.0
    171
    154
    Age 15
    62.8
    69.2
    172
    155
    Age 20
    63.2
    69.5
    174
    158
    Age 25
    63.7
    69.9
    177
    162
    Age 30
    64.3
    70.6
    179
    162
    Age 35
    65.3
    71.7
    179
    156
    Age 40
    66.7
    73.2
    180
    152
    Age 45
    68.2
    74.6
    180
    146
    Age 50
    69.8
    75.9
    181
    143
    Age 55
    71.7
    77.2
    181
    134
    Age 60
    73.7
    78.6
    181
    122
    Age 65
    76.1
    80.2
    179
    117
    Age 70
    78.9
    82.2
    173
    111
    Age 75
    82.0
    84.5
    163
    103
    Age 80
    85.5
    87.2
    137
    96
    Age 85
    89.2
    90.4
    114
    90
    Age 90
    93.2
    94.0
    105
    83
    Age 95
    97.5
    98.0
    97
    68
    Age 100
    101.9
    102.3
    92
    56
     
     
    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
    412.82
    4
    2. Stroke
    106.68
    69
    3. Diabetes Mellitus
    91.67
    8
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    79.23
    103
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    59.33
    61
    6. Tuberculosis
    53.62
    21
    7. Hypertension
    44.83
    5
    8. Other Injuries
    29.66
    14
    9. Diarrhoeal diseases
    29.54
    46
    10. Violence
    28.97
    14
    11. Lung Disease
    27.00
    45
    12. Kidney Disease
    26.64
    11
    13. Prostate Cancer
    25.89
    36
    14. Endocrine Disorders
    25.32
    5
    15. Inflammatory/Heart
    24.78
    5
    16. Road Traffic Accidents
    24.64
    37
    17. Lung Cancers
    15.66
    68
    18. Cervical Cancer
    14.92
    49
    19. Breast Cancer
    14.25
    106
    20. Low Birth Weight
    11.39
    65
    21. Liver Disease
    11.27
    106
    22. Asthma
    10.71
    36
    23. Fires
    8.92
    37
    24. Epilepsy
    8.74
    30
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.67
    22
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Drug Use
    8.36
    2
    27. Alzheimers/Dementia
    7.67
    31
    28. Birth Trauma
    7.60
    67
    29. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    7.58
    83
    30. Congenital Anomalies
    7.14
    111
    31. Meningitis
    5.40
    57
    32. Pancreas Cancer
    4.34
    67
    33. Skin Disease
    4.28
    46
    34. Liver Cancer
    4.23
    113
    35. Drownings
    4.00
    81
    36. Lymphomas
    4.00
    105
    37. Stomach Cancer
    3.61
    129
    38. Ovary Cancer
    3.59
    113
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3.27
    96
    40. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3.02
    78
    41. Suicide
    3.00
    149
    42. Oral Cancer
    2.90
    86
    43. Maternal Conditions
    2.89
    64
    44. Leukemia
    2.68
    123
    45. Schistosomiasis
    2.66
    38
    46. Other Neoplasms
    2.35
    104
    47. Alcohol
    2.33
    49
    48. Poisonings
    2.32
    60
    49. Parkinson's Disease
    2.26
    74
    50. Skin Cancers
    2.04
    50
     
     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    202,143
    36.13
    2. Stroke
    39,499
    7.06
    3. Diabetes Mellitus
    34,899
    6.24
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    29,351
    5.25
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    25,559
    4.57
    6. Tuberculosis
    23,238
    4.15
    7. Hypertension
    16,620
    2.97
    8. Violence
    14,788
    2.64
    9. Other Injuries
    13,726
    2.45
    10. Diarrhoeal diseases
    12,925
    2.31
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    11,890
    2.12
    12. Kidney Disease
    10,446
    1.87
    13. Endocrine Disorders
    10,358
    1.85
    14. Lung Disease
    9,812
    1.75
    15. Inflammatory/Heart
    9,576
    1.71
    16. Low Birth Weight
    7,039
    1.26
    17. Lung Cancers
    6,078
    1.09
    18. Birth Trauma
    4,695
    0.84
    19. Liver Disease
    4,629
    0.83
    20. Asthma
    4,062
    0.73
    21. Congenital Anomalies
    3,955
    0.71
    22. Fires
    3,832
    0.68
    23. Epilepsy
    3,830
    0.68
    24. Drug Use
    3,736
    0.67
    25. Cervical Cancer
    3,478
    0.62
      Deaths %
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    3,349
    0.60
    27. Prostate Cancer
    3,303
    0.59
    28. Breast Cancer
    3,293
    0.59
    29. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2,869
    0.51
    30. Alzheimers/Dementia
    2,664
    0.48
    31. Meningitis
    2,614
    0.47
    32. Drownings
    2,016
    0.36
    33. Liver Cancer
    1,662
    0.30
    34. Pancreas Cancer
    1,646
    0.29
    35. Lymphomas
    1,623
    0.29
    36. Skin Disease
    1,603
    0.29
    37. Maternal Conditions
    1,511
    0.27
    38. Suicide
    1,398
    0.25
    39. Stomach Cancer
    1,392
    0.25
    40. Poisonings
    1,329
    0.24
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1,311
    0.23
    42. Oral Cancer
    1,173
    0.21
    43. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,139
    0.20
    44. Schistosomiasis
    1,114
    0.20
    45. Leukemia
    1,103
    0.20
    46. Syphilis
    1,021
    0.18
    47. Alcohol
    991
    0.18
    48. Other Neoplasms
    953
    0.17
    49. Ovary Cancer
    828
    0.15
    50. Parkinson's Disease
    801
    0.14
     
     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    25.89
    36
    2. Lung Cancers
    15.66
    68
    3. Cervical Cancer
    14.92
    49
    4. Breast Cancer
    14.25
    106
    5. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.67
    22
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    7.58
    83
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    4.34
    67
    8. Liver Cancer
    4.23
    113
      Rate World Rank
    9. Lymphomas
    4.00
    105
    10. Stomach Cancer
    3.61
    129
    11. Ovary Cancer
    3.59
    113
    12. Oral Cancer
    2.90
    86
    13. Leukemia
    2.68
    123
    14. Skin Cancers
    2.04
    50
    15. Uterin Cancer
    1.80
    94
    16. Bladder Cancer
    1.70
    99
     
     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    11.5
    21
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    31.4
    6.5
    69
    70
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    15.7
    37.3
    109
    27
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.459
    109

     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    54,300,704
    26
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.98
    101
    Population 0-14
    28.3 %
    78
    Population 15-64
    66.1 %
    81
    Population 65 +
    5.6 %
    105
    Birth Rate / 1000
    20.50
    75
    Death Rate / 1000
    9.60
    48
    Fertility Rate
    2.31
    83
    Infant Mortality
    32.00
    62
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.02
    182
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    162
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.00
    106
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.73
    134
    Net Migration
    -0.90
    119
    Population Growth
    0.99 %
    104
    Literacy Total
    93.0 %
    99
    Literacy Male
    95.5 %
    70
    Literacy Female
    93.1 %
    65
    Unemployment
    25.4 %
    26
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    62.9
    152
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    54.4
    153
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $13,400
    91
     
     
     

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    World Rankings Calculations Are Age Adjusted Death Rates Per 100,000 Population.
    Data Source: Published By WHO 2014
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Cook Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome, Seychelles, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.