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Compare Ireland and United Kingdom health profiles including life expectancy history, causes of death and population dynamics side by side. Health Data used is WHO 2014 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Ireland IRELAND   United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    67.9
    71.6
    69.7
    10
    26
    17
     
    68.2
    74.2
    71.1
    9
    4
    9
    1970
    68.8
    73.5
    71.1
    14
    26
    18
     
    68.9
    75.2
    72.0
    13
    9
    9
    1980
    70.1
    75.4
    72.7
    20
    27
    25
     
    70.7
    76.8
    73.7
    16
    14
    17
    1990
    71.9
    77.4
    74.6
    27
    26
    28
     
    73.1
    78.8
    75.9
    17
    17
    16
    2000
    73.9
    79.1
    76.4
    32
    32
    32
     
    75.4
    80.2
    77.7
    19
    23
    22
    2010
    78.4
    82.8
    80.6
    14
    19
    16
     
    78.1
    82.2
    80.2
    15
    26
    21
    2015
    79.4
    83.4
    81.4
    17
    23
    19
     
    79.4
    83.0
    81.2
    18
    27
    20
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Ireland IRELAND   United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    79.4
    83.4
    17
    23
     
    79.4
    83.0
    18
    27
    Age 5
    79.7
    83.7
    18
    24
     
    79.7
    83.3
    17
    27
    Age 10
    79.7
    83.7
    18
    24
     
    79.8
    83.4
    17
    27
    Age 15
    79.8
    83.8
    18
    24
     
    79.8
    83.4
    17
    27
    Age 20
    79.9
    83.9
    17
    25
     
    79.9
    83.4
    18
    27
    Age 25
    80.1
    83.9
    16
    25
     
    80.0
    83.5
    18
    27
    Age 30
    80.3
    84.0
    15
    25
     
    80.2
    83.6
    18
    27
    Age 35
    80.6
    84.1
    15
    25
     
    80.4
    83.7
    18
    27
    Age 40
    80.8
    84.2
    16
    25
     
    80.7
    83.8
    17
    27
    Age 45
    81.1
    84.4
    16
    25
     
    81.0
    84.1
    17
    28
    Age 50
    81.5
    84.7
    15
    24
     
    81.4
    84.3
    17
    29
    Age 55
    82.0
    85.1
    14
    24
     
    82.0
    84.7
    15
    29
    Age 60
    82.6
    85.6
    17
    25
     
    82.7
    85.3
    14
    29
    Age 65
    83.5
    86.2
    19
    25
     
    83.7
    86.0
    15
    29
    Age 70
    84.6
    87.0
    22
    24
     
    84.9
    86.9
    16
    28
    Age 75
    86.1
    88.1
    26
    30
     
    86.5
    88.1
    18
    28
    Age 80
    88.1
    89.7
    34
    36
     
    88.5
    89.8
    19
    30
    Age 85
    91.0
    92.0
    29
    33
     
    91.2
    92.0
    20
    31
    Age 90
    94.2
    94.9
    33
    32
     
    94.4
    94.9
    25
    36
    Age 95
    97.9
    98.3
    50
    45
     
    98.0
    98.3
    39
    43
    Age 100
    102.2
    102.4
    58
    53
     
    102.2
    102.3
    54
    55
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Ireland IRELAND   United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    77.66
    108
     
    60.10
    139
    2. Stroke
    29.72
    158
     
    34.68
    147
    3. Lung Cancers
    27.67
    31
     
    31.40
    18
    4. Lung Disease
    22.25
    60
     
    21.36
    68
    5. Breast Cancer
    21.42
    38
     
    22.10
    28
    6. Prostate Cancer
    18.33
    69
     
    20.61
    56
    7. Alzheimers/Dementia
    17.70
    20
     
    24.35
    14
    8. Influenza and Pneumonia
    16.42
    132
     
    23.43
    102
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.50
    36
     
    15.23
    39
    10. Suicide
    11.06
    61
     
    6.28
    103
    11. Liver Disease
    7.58
    134
     
    9.31
    119
    12. Diabetes Mellitus
    7.24
    155
     
    4.91
    164
    13. Ovary Cancer
    7.20
    19
     
    6.99
    22
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    6.92
    44
     
    7.35
    40
    15. Falls
    6.53
    73
     
    4.06
    106
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    6.31
    28
     
    7.64
    24
    17. Endocrine Disorders
    6.17
    82
     
    3.28
    122
    18. Lymphomas
    5.97
    54
     
    7.20
    28
    19. Stomach Cancer
    5.71
    85
     
    4.39
    111
    20. Kidney Disease
    5.61
    146
     
    3.32
    167
    21. Other Injuries
    4.79
    154
     
    7.09
    127
    22. Congenital Anomalies
    4.49
    139
     
    3.78
    146
    23. Parkinson's Disease
    4.22
    6
     
    4.37
    5
    24. Leukemia
    3.93
    80
     
    4.51
    52
    25. Road Traffic Accidents
    3.91
    161
     
    2.97
    169
    26. Hypertension
    3.52
    167
     
    4.50
    162
    27. Liver Cancer
    3.37
    142
     
    3.84
    127
    28. Cervical Cancer
    3.33
    130
     
    2.49
    145
    29. Inflammatory/Heart
    3.12
    149
     
    2.96
    150
    30. Skin Cancers
    2.86
    27
     
    3.03
    25
    31. Uterin Cancer
    2.79
    54
     
    3.23
    38
    32. Other Neoplasms
    2.67
    84
     
    2.94
    76
    33. Bladder Cancer
    2.60
    68
     
    4.49
    25
    34. Oral Cancer
    2.24
    112
     
    2.73
    91
    35. Drownings
    2.22
    116
     
    0.44
    167
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.87
    110
     
    2.17
    100
    37. Low Birth Weight
    1.68
    152
     
    3.47
    134
    38. Drug Use
    1.62
    64
     
    3.83
    19
    39. Fires
    1.55
    105
     
    0.37
    156
    40. Alcohol
    1.55
    64
     
    1.70
    59
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.44
    123
     
    0.82
    142
    42. Poisonings
    1.31
    83
     
    0.91
    108
    43. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.25
    129
     
    1.19
    133
    44. Skin Disease
    1.19
    100
     
    1.65
    90
    45. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    1.16
    53
     
    0.59
    82
    46. Epilepsy
    1.00
    133
     
    1.43
    112
    47. Violence
    0.89
    155
     
    0.63
    165
    48. Asthma
    0.77
    147
     
    0.97
    138
    49. Meningitis
    0.67
    123
     
    0.32
    145
    50. Dengue
    0.64
    19
     
    0.00
    172
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Ireland IRELAND   United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    5,075
    21.92
     
    75,014
    17.21
    2. Stroke
    1,973
    8.52
     
    46,280
    10.62
    3. Lung Cancers
    1,739
    7.51
     
    36,956
    8.48
    4. Lung Disease
    1,483
    6.41
     
    27,763
    6.37
    5. Alzheimers/Dementia
    1,205
    5.20
     
    34,343
    7.88
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    1,097
    4.74
     
    30,776
    7.06
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    982
    4.24
     
    18,181
    4.17
    8. Breast Cancer
    688
    2.97
     
    12,760
    2.93
    9. Prostate Cancer
    543
    2.35
     
    12,101
    2.78
    10. Suicide
    528
    2.28
     
    4,381
    1.01
    11. Diabetes Mellitus
    474
    2.05
     
    6,088
    1.40
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    437
    1.89
     
    8,614
    1.98
    13. Liver Disease
    436
    1.88
     
    7,654
    1.76
    14. Oesophagus Cancer
    396
    1.71
     
    8,756
    2.01
    15. Falls
    378
    1.63
     
    4,877
    1.12
    16. Lymphomas
    376
    1.62
     
    8,633
    1.98
    17. Kidney Disease
    376
    1.62
     
    4,428
    1.02
    18. Endocrine Disorders
    366
    1.58
     
    3,156
    0.72
    19. Stomach Cancer
    362
    1.57
     
    5,328
    1.22
    20. Parkinson's Disease
    287
    1.24
     
    6,131
    1.41
    21. Other Injuries
    256
    1.11
     
    6,507
    1.49
    22. Leukemia
    244
    1.06
     
    5,224
    1.20
    23. Hypertension
    236
    1.02
     
    5,747
    1.32
    24. Ovary Cancer
    234
    1.01
     
    4,214
    0.97
    25. Liver Cancer
    213
    0.92
     
    4,392
    1.01
    26. Inflammatory/Heart
    197
    0.85
     
    3,052
    0.70
    27. Congenital Anomalies
    194
    0.84
     
    2,103
    0.48
    28. Road Traffic Accidents
    177
    0.76
     
    2,008
    0.46
    29. Skin Cancers
    171
    0.74
     
    3,318
    0.76
    30. Other Neoplasms
    170
    0.73
     
    3,640
    0.84
    31. Bladder Cancer
    170
    0.73
     
    5,794
    1.33
    32. Oral Cancer
    137
    0.59
     
    2,790
    0.64
    33. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    119
    0.51
     
    2,620
    0.60
    34. Drownings
    111
    0.48
     
    303
    0.07
    35. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    97
    0.42
     
    1,050
    0.24
    36. Cervical Cancer
    96
    0.41
     
    1,196
    0.27
    37. Uterin Cancer
    94
    0.40
     
    2,072
    0.48
    38. Alcohol
    85
    0.37
     
    1,276
    0.29
    39. Diarrhoeal diseases
    83
    0.36
     
    1,632
    0.37
    40. Fires
    81
    0.35
     
    335
    0.08
    41. Skin Disease
    81
    0.35
     
    2,146
    0.49
    42. Drug Use
    79
    0.34
     
    2,460
    0.56
    43. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    76
    0.33
     
    761
    0.17
    44. Poisonings
    70
    0.30
     
    641
    0.15
    45. Low Birth Weight
    68
    0.29
     
    1,539
    0.35
    46. Epilepsy
    60
    0.26
     
    1,146
    0.26
    47. Asthma
    47
    0.20
     
    1,092
    0.25
    48. Violence
    42
    0.18
     
    402
    0.09
    49. Tuberculosis
    40
    0.17
     
    362
    0.08
    50. Meningitis
    39
    0.17
     
    221
    0.05
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Ireland IRELAND   United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    27.67
    31
     
    31.40
    18
    2. Breast Cancer
    21.42
    38
     
    22.10
    28
    3. Prostate Cancer
    18.33
    69
     
    20.61
    56
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.50
    36
     
    15.23
    39
    5. Ovary Cancer
    7.20
    19
     
    6.99
    22
    6. Pancreas Cancer
    6.92
    44
     
    7.35
    40
    7. Oesophagus Cancer
    6.31
    28
     
    7.64
    24
    8. Lymphomas
    5.97
    54
     
    7.20
    28
    9. Stomach Cancer
    5.71
    85
     
    4.39
    111
    10. Leukemia
    3.93
    80
     
    4.51
    52
    11. Liver Cancer
    3.37
    142
     
    3.84
    127
    12. Cervical Cancer
    3.33
    130
     
    2.49
    145
    13. Skin Cancers
    2.86
    27
     
    3.03
    25
    14. Uterin Cancer
    2.79
    54
     
    3.23
    38
    15. Bladder Cancer
    2.60
    68
     
    4.49
    25
    16. Oral Cancer
    2.24
    112
     
    2.73
    91
     
     
     
    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.