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HEALTH PROFILE : South Korea

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, 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
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
    2010
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
    2016
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
     
     
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    Age 5
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 10
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 15
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 20
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 25
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    Age 30
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    Age 35
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    Age 40
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    Age 45
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    Age 50
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    Age 55
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    Age 60
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    Age 65
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    Age 70
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    Age 75
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    Age 80
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    Age 85
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
     
     
    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
    34.98
    155
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    30.76
    183
    3. Suicide
    24.21
    10
    4. Lung Cancers
    23.65
    43
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    19.84
    131
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    16.26
    132
    7. Liver Cancer
    16.01
    17
    8. Stomach Cancer
    14.05
    25
    9. Alzheimers/Dementia
    13.67
    130
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.97
    58
    11. Lung Disease
    10.48
    171
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    9.05
    132
    13. Liver Disease
    8.82
    136
    14. Kidney Disease
    8.08
    146
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    6.62
    44
    16. Breast Cancer
    5.89
    177
    17. Prostate Cancer
    5.62
    158
    18. Other Injuries
    5.32
    139
    19. Hypertension
    4.32
    158
    20. Parkinson's Disease
    4.28
    11
    21. Tuberculosis
    4.26
    98
    22. Lymphomas
    3.54
    127
    23. Falls
    3.26
    132
    24. Cervical Cancer
    2.70
    146
    25. Leukemia
    2.64
    137
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Ovary Cancer
    2.53
    161
    27. Asthma
    2.37
    113
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.11
    102
    29. Low Birth Weight
    1.99
    156
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    1.98
    162
    31. Bladder Cancer
    1.84
    97
    32. Other Neoplasms
    1.81
    121
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    1.79
    181
    34. Violence
    1.75
    144
    35. Inflammatory/Heart
    1.67
    177
    36. Oral Cancer
    1.50
    152
    37. Hepatitis B
    1.40
    46
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.26
    137
    39. Alcohol
    1.17
    119
    40. Drownings
    1.06
    149
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.76
    163
    42. Epilepsy
    0.74
    165
    43. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    171
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.66
    147
    45. Skin Disease
    0.66
    137
    46. Fires
    0.45
    157
    47. Poisonings
    0.41
    133
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.35
    174
    49. Anemia
    0.30
    96
    50. Encephalitis
    0.28
    147
     
     
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    28,533
    11.65
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    25,047
    10.22
    3. Lung Cancers
    19,048
    7.78
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    16,514
    6.74
    5. Suicide
    16,078
    6.56
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    13,250
    5.41
    7. Liver Cancer
    12,373
    5.05
    8. Alzheimers/Dementia
    11,573
    4.72
    9. Stomach Cancer
    11,054
    4.51
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9,555
    3.90
    11. Lung Disease
    8,739
    3.57
    12. Kidney Disease
    6,582
    2.69
    13. Liver Disease
    6,500
    2.65
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    6,040
    2.47
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    5,269
    2.15
    16. Other Injuries
    4,183
    1.71
    17. Hypertension
    3,626
    1.48
    18. Parkinson's Disease
    3,577
    1.46
    19. Tuberculosis
    3,406
    1.39
    20. Lymphomas
    2,732
    1.12
    21. Falls
    2,417
    0.99
    22. Breast Cancer
    2,221
    0.91
    23. Asthma
    1,973
    0.81
    24. Prostate Cancer
    1,877
    0.77
    25. Leukemia
    1,784
    0.73
      Deaths %
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,686
    0.69
    27. Bladder Cancer
    1,520
    0.62
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    1,458
    0.60
    29. Other Neoplasms
    1,420
    0.58
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,195
    0.49
    31. Oral Cancer
    1,159
    0.47
    32. Cervical Cancer
    1,113
    0.45
    33. Hepatitis B
    1,050
    0.43
    34. Violence
    1,029
    0.42
    35. Ovary Cancer
    1,028
    0.42
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,023
    0.42
    37. Alcohol
    833
    0.34
    38. Drownings
    662
    0.27
    39. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    624
    0.25
    40. Congenital Anomalies
    590
    0.24
    41. Skin Disease
    543
    0.22
    42. Skin Cancers
    529
    0.22
    43. Low Birth Weight
    514
    0.21
    44. Epilepsy
    470
    0.19
    45. Fires
    300
    0.12
    46. Uterin Cancer
    295
    0.12
    47. Poisonings
    290
    0.12
    48. Anemia
    251
    0.10
    49. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    208
    0.08
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    197
    0.08
     
     
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    23.65
    43
    2. Liver Cancer
    16.01
    17
    3. Stomach Cancer
    14.05
    25
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.97
    58
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    6.62
    44
    6. Breast Cancer
    5.89
    177
    7. Prostate Cancer
    5.62
    158
    8. Lymphomas
    3.54
    127
      Rate World Rank
    9. Cervical Cancer
    2.70
    146
    10. Leukemia
    2.64
    137
    11. Ovary Cancer
    2.53
    161
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.11
    102
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.84
    97
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.50
    152
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    171
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.66
    147
     
     
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    10.2
    38
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    49.8
    4.2
    15
    85
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    4.4
    4.8
    156
    188
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    5.88
    56

     
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    51,181,299
    27
    Sex Ratio M / F
    1.00
    66
    Population 0-14
    13.2%
    189
    Population 15-64
    72.7%
    6
    Population 65 +
    14.1%
    47
    Birth Rate / 1000
    8.30
    189
    Death Rate / 1000
    6.00
    145
    Fertility Rate
    1.26
    192
    Infant Mortality
    3.00
    185
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.07
    16
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.06
    28
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.05
    24
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.74
    130
    Net Migration
    2.50
    27
    Population Growth
    0.50%
    139
    Literacy Total
    97.9%
    63
    Literacy Male
    N/D
    N/D
    Literacy Female
    N/D
    N/D
    Unemployment
    3.8%
    149
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    82.7
    9
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    73.0
    9
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $39,400
    31
     
     
     

    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.