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HEALTH PROFILE : South Africa

South Africa
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Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Antigua/Bar. 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 Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Rep. DR Congo Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equ. Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Isl. Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Guinea New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Kitts Saint Lucia Saint Vincent Samoa San Marino Sao Tome Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia/Monten. Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Isl. Somalia South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Trinidad/Tob. Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu 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 2011 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
    2011
    56.7
    59.6
    58.3
    167
    165
    165
     
     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    56.7
    59.6
    167
    165
    Age 5
    59.6
    62.3
    180
    177
    Age 10
    59.9
    62.5
    183
    181
    Age 15
    60.1
    62.8
    186
    185
    Age 20
    60.5
    63.2
    187
    185
    Age 25
    61.2
    64.2
    188
    185
    Age 30
    62.3
    66.1
    188
    185
    Age 35
    64.0
    68.3
    188
    184
    Age 40
    66.0
    70.5
    188
    175
    Age 45
    68.1
    72.4
    187
    167
    Age 50
    70.3
    74.3
    183
    161
    Age 55
    72.5
    76.0
    177
    153
    Age 60
    74.9
    77.8
    165
    142
    Age 65
    77.5
    79.6
    150
    133
    Age 70
    80.3
    81.8
    122
    119
    Age 75
    83.4
    84.3
    106
    111
    Age 80
    86.8
    87.5
    96
    98
    Age 85
    90.3
    90.8
    86
    81
    Age 90
    94.0
    94.3
    69
    69
    Age 95
    97.9
    98.1
    56
    61
    Age 100
    102.1
    102.2
    50
    52
     
     
    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
    555.73
    4
    2. Influenza & Pneumonia
    140.42
    27
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    84.56
    27
    4. Stroke
    83.42
    105
    5. Coronary Heart Disease
    71.02
    151
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    66.67
    18
    7. Hypertension
    45.13
    39
    8. Tuberculosis
    44.39
    40
    9. Violence
    29.07
    17
    10. Lung Disease
    27.77
    80
    11. Breast Cancer
    23.38
    22
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    20.17
    72
    13. Lung Cancers
    19.56
    66
    14. Meningitis
    18.30
    20
    15. Oesophagus Cancer
    18.22
    4
    16. Asthma
    16.43
    31
    17. Low Birth Weight
    15.18
    57
    18. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    13.18
    49
    19. Inflammatory/Heart
    11.34
    63
    20. Anaemia
    11.20
    9
    21. Liver Cancer
    11.09
    36
    22. Kidney Disease
    10.39
    122
    23. Prostate Cancer
    9.55
    44
    24. Endocrine Disorders
    9.29
    77
    25. Cervical Cancer
    8.96
    53
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Birth Trauma
    8.67
    62
    27. Maternal Conditions
    8.08
    50
    28. Suicide
    7.38
    94
    29. Malnutrition
    7.15
    54
    30. Lymphomas
    7.01
    43
    31. Other Injuries
    6.79
    151
    32. Alzheimers/Dementia
    6.62
    80
    33. Epilepsy
    6.53
    39
    34. Oral Cancer
    5.83
    26
    35. Pancreas Cancer
    5.35
    57
    36. Congenital Anomalies
    5.15
    127
    37. Fires
    4.84
    41
    38. Skin Cancers
    4.14
    8
    39. Schistosomiasis
    4.13
    35
    40. Liver Disease
    3.89
    174
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3.84
    86
    42. Bladder Cancer
    3.56
    52
    43. Stomach Cancer
    3.49
    165
    44. Skin Disease
    3.22
    78
    45. Leukemia
    3.14
    128
    46. Other Neoplasms
    2.81
    101
    47. Upper Respiratory
    2.67
    26
    48. Syphilis
    2.39
    33
    49. Hepatitis B
    2.11
    42
    50. Falls
    2.03
    152
     
     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    262,997
    44.07
    2. Influenza & Pneumonia
    52,985
    8.88
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    35,567
    5.96
    4. Stroke
    23,139
    3.88
    5. Coronary Heart Disease
    20,506
    3.44
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    19,530
    3.27
    7. Tuberculosis
    19,523
    3.27
    8. Violence
    13,572
    2.27
    9. Hypertension
    12,463
    2.09
    10. Low Birth Weight
    8,969
    1.50
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    8,646
    1.45
    12. Meningitis
    8,403
    1.41
    13. Lung Disease
    8,120
    1.36
    14. Oesophagus Cancer
    6,095
    1.02
    15. Lung Cancers
    5,880
    0.99
    16. Asthma
    5,145
    0.86
    17. Birth Trauma
    5,123
    0.86
    18. Anaemia
    4,775
    0.80
    19. Maternal Conditions
    4,516
    0.76
    20. Breast Cancer
    4,286
    0.72
    21. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,750
    0.63
    22. Inflammatory/Heart
    3,460
    0.58
    23. Liver Cancer
    3,459
    0.58
    24. Malnutrition
    3,427
    0.57
    25. Endocrine Disorders
    3,244
    0.54
      Deaths %
    26. Suicide
    3,131
    0.52
    27. Kidney Disease
    3,058
    0.51
    28. Cervical Cancer
    3,027
    0.51
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    2,898
    0.49
    30. Other Injuries
    2,821
    0.47
    31. Lymphomas
    2,578
    0.43
    32. Epilepsy
    2,464
    0.41
    33. Prostate Cancer
    2,451
    0.41
    34. Fires
    1,985
    0.33
    35. Oral Cancer
    1,896
    0.32
    36. Schistosomiasis
    1,707
    0.29
    37. Pancreas Cancer
    1,567
    0.26
    38. Alzheimers/Dementia
    1,504
    0.25
    39. Liver Disease
    1,340
    0.22
    40. Skin Cancers
    1,329
    0.22
    41. Syphilis
    1,274
    0.21
    42. Upper Respiratory
    1,196
    0.20
    43. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,188
    0.20
    44. Leukemia
    1,161
    0.19
    45. Stomach Cancer
    1,021
    0.17
    46. Bladder Cancer
    971
    0.16
    47. Hepatitis B
    969
    0.16
    48. Skin Disease
    922
    0.15
    49. Other Neoplasms
    893
    0.15
    50. Falls
    666
    0.11
     
     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Breast Cancer
    23.38
    22
    2. Lung Cancers
    19.56
    66
    3. Oesophagus Cancer
    18.22
    4
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    13.18
    49
    5. Liver Cancer
    11.09
    36
    6. Prostate Cancer
    9.55
    44
    7. Cervical Cancer
    8.96
    53
    8. Lymphomas
    7.01
    43
    9. Oral Cancer
    5.83
    26
      Rate World Rank
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    5.35
    57
    11. Skin Cancers
    4.14
    8
    12. Bladder Cancer
    3.56
    52
    13. Stomach Cancer
    3.49
    165
    14. Leukemia
    3.14
    128
    15. Other Neoplasms
    2.81
    101
    16. Ovary Cancer
    1.88
    122
    17. Uterin Cancer
    1.64
    55
     
     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    9.1
    54
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    27.5
    9.1
    91
    70
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    9.8
    46.3
    108
    17
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    190
    105

     
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    49,052,489
    24
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.99
    102
    Population 0-14
    28.9 %
    97
    Population 15-64
    65.8 %
    88
    Population 65 +
    5.4 %
    98
    Birth Rate / 1000
    19.93
    91
    Death Rate / 1000
    16.99
    12
    Fertility Rate
    2.38
    96
    Infant Mortality
    34.60
    60
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.02
    190
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.00
    191
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.02
    69
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.69
    148
    Net Migrattion
    -0.13
    77
    Population Growth
    0.28
    152
    Literacy Total
    86.4
    114
    Literacy Male
    87.0
    113
    Literacy Female
    85.7
    103
    Unemployment
    21.7
    26
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    58.3
    165
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    48.0
    162
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $10,000
    81
     
     
     

    Latest WHO data (2010), Death Rates are age-standardized, total deaths are % of population