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South Africa : Life Expectancy

Male Female
56.7
59.6
Total World Rank
58.3
161

According to the latest WHO data published in April 2011 life expectancy in South Africa is: Male 56.7, female 59.6 and total life expectancy is 58.3 which gives South Africa a World Life Expectancy ranking of 161. You can see the top 20 causes of death data and rankings for South Africa by clicking on the links below or select the full country health profile at the bottom of the page.

Top 20 Causes of Death South Africa
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Life Expectancy
1. HIV/AIDS
2. Influenza & Pneumonia
3. Diarrhoeal diseases
4. Stroke
5. Coronary Heart Disease
   
6. Diabetes Mellitus
7. Hypertension
8. Tuberculosis
9. Violence
10. Lung Disease
   
11. Breast Cancer
12. Road Traffic Accidents
13. Lung Cancers
14. Oesophagus Cancer
15. Asthma
   
16. Low Birth Weight
17. Colon-Rectum Cancers
18. Inflammatory/Heart
19. Anaemia
20. Liver Cancer

See full health profile and world rankings for South Africa here:  South Africa Health Profile