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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, 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
    16
    16
    2000
    73.8
    79.0
    76.4
    30
    31
    30
     
    75.3
    80.1
    77.8
    18
    23
    20
    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
    57
    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
    71.73
    157
     
    57.34
    171
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    28.46
    32
     
    49.18
    5
    3. Lung Cancers
    26.36
    30
     
    28.96
    19
    4. Stroke
    25.97
    172
     
    27.45
    169
    5. Lung Disease
    24.92
    72
     
    23.66
    80
    6. Breast Cancer
    21.65
    35
     
    21.77
    34
    7. Prostate Cancer
    17.26
    82
     
    20.23
    64
    8. Influenza and Pneumonia
    15.91
    142
     
    23.01
    119
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.69
    31
     
    14.82
    37
    10. Suicide
    11.11
    73
     
    7.52
    123
    11. Ovary Cancer
    7.80
    10
     
    6.59
    24
    12. Diabetes Mellitus
    7.63
    166
     
    4.69
    176
    13. Lymphomas
    6.99
    37
     
    7.29
    27
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    6.98
    38
     
    7.11
    37
    15. Kidney Disease
    6.77
    158
     
    3.41
    181
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    5.64
    33
     
    7.17
    26
    17. Liver Disease
    5.36
    163
     
    8.24
    141
    18. Parkinson's Disease
    5.13
    2
     
    4.53
    4
    19. Stomach Cancer
    4.84
    110
     
    4.22
    122
    20. Leukemia
    4.23
    71
     
    4.43
    61
    21. Drug Use
    4.12
    15
     
    3.81
    19
    22. Congenital Anomalies
    4.05
    151
     
    3.26
    160
    23. Road Traffic Accidents
    4.01
    168
     
    2.58
    180
    24. Liver Cancer
    3.88
    133
     
    4.01
    129
    25. Falls
    3.85
    120
     
    4.26
    114
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    3.70
    121
     
    2.86
    141
    27. Skin Cancers
    3.60
    15
     
    2.93
    28
    28. Bladder Cancer
    3.21
    53
     
    4.50
    20
    29. Inflammatory/Heart
    3.17
    152
     
    2.70
    161
    30. Cervical Cancer
    3.11
    141
     
    2.05
    160
    31. Uterin Cancer
    3.11
    50
     
    3.58
    37
    32. Other Injuries
    3.11
    177
     
    3.89
    166
    33. Other Neoplasms
    3.11
    76
     
    2.97
    81
    34. Hypertension
    2.55
    175
     
    2.51
    177
    35. Oral Cancer
    2.50
    102
     
    2.63
    98
    36. Low Birth Weight
    1.51
    167
     
    2.53
    149
    37. Alcohol
    1.43
    101
     
    1.46
    98
    38. Epilepsy
    1.29
    126
     
    1.44
    112
    39. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.18
    147
     
    1.70
    127
    40. Drownings
    1.08
    148
     
    0.38
    179
    41. Multiple Sclerosis
    1.01
    5
     
    1.47
    1
    42. Violence
    0.92
    168
     
    1.32
    154
    43. Asthma
    0.81
    153
     
    1.06
    143
    44. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.79
    14
     
    0.67
    20
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.67
    154
     
    0.75
    151
    46. Skin Disease
    0.63
    141
     
    1.43
    102
    47. Fires
    0.62
    144
     
    0.31
    171
    48. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.51
    158
     
    1.23
    138
    49. Birth Trauma
    0.41
    171
     
    0.42
    169
    50. Poisonings
    0.36
    143
     
    0.35
    144
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Ireland IRELAND   United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    5,231
    20.73
     
    75,426
    16.02
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    2,155
    8.54
     
    72,375
    15.37
    3. Stroke
    1,910
    7.57
     
    37,724
    8.01
    4. Lung Cancers
    1,866
    7.40
     
    36,321
    7.72
    5. Lung Disease
    1,862
    7.38
     
    32,295
    6.86
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    1,186
    4.70
     
    32,120
    6.82
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1,116
    4.42
     
    18,801
    3.99
    8. Breast Cancer
    767
    3.04
     
    13,258
    2.82
    9. Prostate Cancer
    584
    2.31
     
    12,578
    2.67
    10. Diabetes Mellitus
    561
    2.22
     
    6,037
    1.28
    11. Suicide
    550
    2.18
     
    5,500
    1.17
    12. Kidney Disease
    505
    2.00
     
    4,668
    0.99
    13. Lymphomas
    498
    1.97
     
    9,171
    1.95
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    495
    1.96
     
    8,859
    1.88
    15. Oesophagus Cancer
    397
    1.57
     
    8,822
    1.87
    16. Parkinson's Disease
    390
    1.55
     
    6,614
    1.41
    17. Stomach Cancer
    342
    1.36
     
    5,347
    1.14
    18. Liver Disease
    327
    1.30
     
    7,397
    1.57
    19. Leukemia
    289
    1.15
     
    5,421
    1.15
    20. Ovary Cancer
    281
    1.11
     
    4,165
    0.88
    21. Liver Cancer
    273
    1.08
     
    4,925
    1.05
    22. Falls
    261
    1.03
     
    5,465
    1.16
    23. Skin Cancers
    245
    0.97
     
    3,421
    0.73
    24. Endocrine Disorders
    242
    0.96
     
    2,893
    0.61
    25. Bladder Cancer
    236
    0.94
     
    6,086
    1.29
    26. Other Neoplasms
    229
    0.91
     
    3,839
    0.82
    27. Inflammatory/Heart
    211
    0.84
     
    2,917
    0.62
    28. Other Injuries
    201
    0.80
     
    4,698
    1.00
    29. Drug Use
    194
    0.77
     
    2,439
    0.52
    30. Road Traffic Accidents
    189
    0.75
     
    1,846
    0.39
    31. Hypertension
    188
    0.75
     
    3,359
    0.71
    32. Congenital Anomalies
    180
    0.71
     
    1,982
    0.42
    33. Oral Cancer
    171
    0.68
     
    2,938
    0.62
    34. Cervical Cancer
    107
    0.42
     
    1,247
    0.26
    35. Uterin Cancer
    107
    0.42
     
    2,178
    0.46
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    84
    0.33
     
    2,165
    0.46
    37. Alcohol
    80
    0.32
     
    1,167
    0.25
    38. Epilepsy
    76
    0.30
     
    1,250
    0.27
    39. Multiple Sclerosis
    66
    0.26
     
    1,546
    0.33
    40. Low Birth Weight
    60
    0.24
     
    1,159
    0.25
    41. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    58
    0.23
     
    922
    0.20
    42. Drownings
    56
    0.22
     
    270
    0.06
    43. Asthma
    55
    0.22
     
    1,248
    0.27
    44. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    49
    0.19
     
    997
    0.21
    45. Skin Disease
    46
    0.18
     
    1,914
    0.41
    46. Violence
    42
    0.17
     
    862
    0.18
    47. Diarrhoeal diseases
    37
    0.15
     
    1,684
    0.36
    48. Fires
    37
    0.15
     
    294
    0.06
    49. Anemia
    23
    0.09
     
    209
    0.04
    50. Poisonings
    19
    0.08
     
    287
    0.06
     
     
    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
    26.36
    30
     
    28.96
    19
    2. Breast Cancer
    21.65
    35
     
    21.77
    34
    3. Prostate Cancer
    17.26
    82
     
    20.23
    64
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.69
    31
     
    14.82
    37
    5. Ovary Cancer
    7.80
    10
     
    6.59
    24
    6. Lymphomas
    6.99
    37
     
    7.29
    27
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    6.98
    38
     
    7.11
    37
    8. Oesophagus Cancer
    5.64
    33
     
    7.17
    26
    9. Stomach Cancer
    4.84
    110
     
    4.22
    122
    10. Leukemia
    4.23
    71
     
    4.43
    61
    11. Liver Cancer
    3.88
    133
     
    4.01
    129
    12. Skin Cancers
    3.60
    15
     
    2.93
    28
    13. Bladder Cancer
    3.21
    53
     
    4.50
    20
    14. Cervical Cancer
    3.11
    141
     
    2.05
    160
    15. Uterin Cancer
    3.11
    50
     
    3.58
    37
    16. Oral Cancer
    2.50
    102
     
    2.63
    98
     
     
     
    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.