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South Korea
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South Korea

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for South Korea 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 Korea SOUTH KOREA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    52.6
    55.8
    54.2
    81
    82
    82
    1970
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
    1980
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
    1990
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
    2000
    72.3
    79.6
    75.9
    40
    30
    36
    2010
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
    2015
    78.8
    85.5
    82.3
    20
    4
    11
     
     
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    78.8
    85.5
    20
    4
    Age 5
    79.1
    85.7
    20
    4
    Age 10
    79.2
    85.8
    20
    4
    Age 15
    79.2
    85.8
    20
    4
    Age 20
    79.3
    85.8
    20
    4
    Age 25
    79.4
    85.9
    20
    4
    Age 30
    79.6
    86.0
    20
    3
    Age 35
    79.8
    86.2
    20
    3
    Age 40
    80.0
    86.3
    21
    3
    Age 45
    80.3
    86.5
    21
    3
    Age 50
    80.8
    86.7
    21
    4
    Age 55
    81.4
    87.0
    21
    4
    Age 60
    82.2
    87.3
    22
    4
    Age 65
    83.1
    87.7
    28
    5
    Age 70
    84.2
    88.2
    33
    6
    Age 75
    85.8
    89.1
    38
    9
    Age 80
    88.0
    90.4
    43
    13
    Age 85
    90.7
    92.4
    41
    20
    Age 90
    94.1
    95.1
    45
    21
    Age 95
    98.1
    98.6
    35
    27
    Age 100
    102.3
    102.5
    52
    42
     
     
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    39.14
    139
    2. Suicide
    29.34
    3
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    26.39
    172
    4. Lung Cancers
    25.69
    38
    5. Liver Cancer
    17.87
    11
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    16.34
    133
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    16.01
    115
    8. Stomach Cancer
    15.77
    18
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    13.47
    49
    10. Alzheimers/Dementia
    12.32
    27
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    11.08
    125
    12. Liver Disease
    9.48
    117
    13. Lung Disease
    8.65
    153
    14. Hypertension
    8.23
    147
    15. Kidney Disease
    7.64
    127
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    7.39
    39
    17. Other Injuries
    6.55
    131
    18. Breast Cancer
    6.29
    164
    19. Prostate Cancer
    6.25
    146
    20. Tuberculosis
    4.15
    94
    21. Lymphomas
    3.88
    109
    22. Parkinson's Disease
    3.88
    16
    23. Falls
    3.06
    125
    24. Cervical Cancer
    3.00
    132
    25. Leukemia
    2.93
    118
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Ovary Cancer
    2.77
    144
    27. Low Birth Weight
    2.39
    145
    28. Asthma
    2.39
    109
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.33
    95
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    2.20
    145
    31. Congenital Anomalies
    2.02
    167
    32. Bladder Cancer
    2.01
    87
    33. Other Neoplasms
    1.98
    117
    34. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.88
    116
    35. Hepatitis B
    1.83
    47
    36. Inflammatory/Heart
    1.79
    168
    37. Oral Cancer
    1.62
    140
    38. Alcohol
    1.28
    71
    39. Violence
    1.10
    147
    40. Drownings
    1.06
    144
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.89
    150
    42. Uterin Cancer
    0.83
    157
    43. Skin Disease
    0.76
    123
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.71
    145
    45. War
    0.70
    24
    46. Epilepsy
    0.67
    161
    47. Poisonings
    0.47
    145
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.41
    165
    49. Fires
    0.39
    152
    50. Anemia
    0.28
    117
     
     
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    27,848
    12.35
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    18,608
    8.25
    3. Suicide
    18,009
    7.99
    4. Lung Cancers
    17,896
    7.94
    5. Liver Cancer
    11,962
    5.31
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    11,745
    5.21
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    11,314
    5.02
    8. Stomach Cancer
    10,833
    4.80
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9,332
    4.14
    10. Alzheimers/Dementia
    9,045
    4.01
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    6,708
    2.98
    12. Lung Disease
    6,281
    2.79
    13. Liver Disease
    6,169
    2.74
    14. Hypertension
    6,001
    2.66
    15. Kidney Disease
    5,396
    2.39
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    5,090
    2.26
    17. Other Injuries
    4,460
    1.98
    18. Tuberculosis
    2,912
    1.29
    19. Parkinson's Disease
    2,810
    1.25
    20. Lymphomas
    2,630
    1.17
    21. Breast Cancer
    2,136
    0.95
    22. Falls
    1,955
    0.87
    23. Leukemia
    1,808
    0.80
    24. Prostate Cancer
    1,784
    0.79
    25. Asthma
    1,733
    0.77
      Deaths %
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,600
    0.71
    27. Bladder Cancer
    1,432
    0.64
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    1,426
    0.63
    29. Other Neoplasms
    1,359
    0.60
    30. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,325
    0.59
    31. Hepatitis B
    1,206
    0.53
    32. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,171
    0.52
    33. Cervical Cancer
    1,122
    0.50
    34. Oral Cancer
    1,089
    0.48
    35. Ovary Cancer
    1,002
    0.44
    36. Alcohol
    818
    0.36
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    635
    0.28
    38. Low Birth Weight
    617
    0.27
    39. Drownings
    611
    0.27
    40. Congenital Anomalies
    605
    0.27
    41. Violence
    553
    0.25
    42. Skin Disease
    542
    0.24
    43. Skin Cancers
    491
    0.22
    44. War
    466
    0.21
    45. Epilepsy
    376
    0.17
    46. Poisonings
    297
    0.13
    47. Uterin Cancer
    297
    0.13
    48. Fires
    235
    0.10
    49. Anemia
    204
    0.09
    50. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    193
    0.09
     
     
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    25.69
    38
    2. Liver Cancer
    17.87
    11
    3. Stomach Cancer
    15.77
    18
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    13.47
    49
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    7.39
    39
    6. Breast Cancer
    6.29
    164
    7. Prostate Cancer
    6.25
    146
    8. Lymphomas
    3.88
    109
      Rate World Rank
    9. Cervical Cancer
    3.00
    132
    10. Leukemia
    2.93
    118
    11. Ovary Cancer
    2.77
    144
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.33
    95
    13. Bladder Cancer
    2.01
    87
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.62
    140
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.83
    157
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.71
    145
     
     
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    10.9
    28
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    49.8
    4.2
    15
    85
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    4.8
    6.7
    147
    178
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    5.835
    56

     
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    50,924,172
    28
    Sex Ratio M / F
    1.00
    64
    Population 0-14
    13.5 %
    186
    Population 15-64
    73.0 %
    6
    Population 65 +
    13.5 %
    47
    Birth Rate / 1000
    8.40
    188
    Death Rate / 1000
    5.80
    152
    Fertility Rate
    1.25
    191
    Infant Mortality
    3.00
    184
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.07
    11
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.07
    13
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.05
    25
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.71
    142
    Net Migration
    2.60
    26
    Population Growth
    0.53 %
    137
    Literacy Total
    97.9 %
    59
    Literacy Male
    N/D
    N/D
    Literacy Female
    N/D
    N/D
    Unemployment
    3.6 %
    152
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    82.3
    11
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    73.2
    3
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $36,700
    30
     
     
     

    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.