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South Africa : Life Expectancy

Male Female
Total World Rank

According to the latest WHO data published in 2015 life expectancy in South Africa is: Male 59.3, female 66.2 and total life expectancy is 62.9 which gives South Africa a World Life Expectancy ranking of 148. 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
2. Stroke
3. Diabetes Mellitus
4. Coronary Heart Disease
5. Influenza and Pneumonia
6. Tuberculosis
7. Hypertension
8. Other Injuries
9. Diarrhoeal diseases
10. Violence
11. Lung Disease
12. Kidney Disease
13. Prostate Cancer
14. Endocrine Disorders
15. Inflammatory/Heart
16. Road Traffic Accidents
17. Lung Cancers
18. Cervical Cancer
19. Breast Cancer
20. Low Birth Weight

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


WHO Publish Date: May 2014