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Compare Japan and South Africa 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
     
      Japan JAPAN   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    65.3
    70.1
    67.7
    31
    35
    35
     
    47.4
    51.0
    49.2
    100
    96
    98
    1970
    69.4
    74.7
    72.0
    9
    13
    10
     
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
    1980
    73.6
    78.8
    76.1
    1
    5
    1
     
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
    1990
    75.9
    81.9
    78.8
    1
    1
    1
     
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
    2000
    77.6
    84.5
    81.1
    2
    1
    1
     
    54.6
    60.1
    57.3
    148
    140
    146
    2010
    79.5
    86.3
    83.0
    5
    1
    1
     
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
    2015
    80.5
    86.8
    83.7
    6
    1
    1
     
    59.3
    66.2
    62.9
    158
    145
    152
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Japan JAPAN   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    80.5
    86.8
    6
    1
     
    59.3
    66.2
    158
    145
    Age 5
    80.7
    87.0
    7
    1
     
    62.2
    68.7
    169
    154
    Age 10
    80.8
    87.1
    7
    1
     
    62.5
    69.0
    171
    154
    Age 15
    80.8
    87.1
    7
    1
     
    62.8
    69.2
    172
    155
    Age 20
    80.9
    87.2
    7
    1
     
    63.2
    69.5
    174
    158
    Age 25
    81.1
    87.3
    7
    1
     
    63.7
    69.9
    177
    162
    Age 30
    81.2
    87.3
    8
    1
     
    64.3
    70.6
    179
    162
    Age 35
    81.4
    87.4
    9
    1
     
    65.3
    71.7
    179
    156
    Age 40
    81.6
    87.6
    9
    1
     
    66.7
    73.2
    180
    152
    Age 45
    81.8
    87.7
    8
    1
     
    68.2
    74.6
    180
    146
    Age 50
    82.2
    88.0
    8
    1
     
    69.8
    75.9
    181
    143
    Age 55
    82.7
    88.3
    8
    1
     
    71.7
    77.2
    181
    134
    Age 60
    83.4
    88.7
    8
    1
     
    73.7
    78.6
    181
    122
    Age 65
    84.4
    89.2
    7
    1
     
    76.1
    80.2
    179
    117
    Age 70
    85.4
    89.7
    9
    1
     
    78.9
    82.2
    173
    111
    Age 75
    86.8
    90.5
    11
    2
     
    82.0
    84.5
    163
    103
    Age 80
    88.7
    91.6
    14
    2
     
    85.5
    87.2
    137
    96
    Age 85
    91.2
    93.3
    24
    4
     
    89.2
    90.4
    114
    90
    Age 90
    94.3
    95.6
    31
    16
     
    93.2
    94.0
    105
    83
    Age 95
    98.0
    98.7
    44
    18
     
    97.5
    98.0
    97
    68
    Age 100
    102.1
    102.5
    66
    44
     
    101.9
    102.3
    92
    56
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Japan JAPAN   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    34.00
    152
     
    106.68
    69
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    32.07
    84
     
    59.33
    61
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    30.36
    170
     
    79.23
    103
    4. Lung Cancers
    21.44
    54
     
    15.66
    68
    5. Suicide
    18.78
    16
     
    3.00
    149
    6. Stomach Cancer
    15.58
    19
     
    3.61
    129
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.88
    42
     
    7.58
    83
    8. Other Injuries
    13.83
    72
     
    29.66
    14
    9. Breast Cancer
    10.86
    134
     
    14.25
    106
    10. Liver Cancer
    9.54
    39
     
    4.23
    113
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    9.35
    13
     
    4.34
    67
    12. Kidney Disease
    7.52
    129
     
    26.64
    11
    13. Prostate Cancer
    6.90
    142
     
    25.89
    36
    14. Liver Disease
    5.27
    153
     
    11.27
    106
    15. Lymphomas
    4.70
    81
     
    4.00
    105
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    4.37
    168
     
    91.67
    8
    17. Lung Disease
    4.33
    166
     
    27.00
    45
    18. Alzheimers/Dementia
    4.23
    58
     
    7.67
    31
    19. Oesophagus Cancer
    4.13
    51
     
    8.67
    22
    20. Ovary Cancer
    3.72
    100
     
    3.59
    113
    21. Road Traffic Accidents
    3.28
    168
     
    24.64
    37
    22. Leukemia
    3.16
    111
     
    2.68
    123
    23. Other Neoplasms
    3.11
    70
     
    2.35
    104
    24. Cervical Cancer
    2.97
    135
     
    14.92
    49
    25. Endocrine Disorders
    2.74
    136
     
    25.32
    5
    26. Congenital Anomalies
    2.63
    162
     
    7.14
    111
    27. Drownings
    2.53
    104
     
    4.00
    81
    28. Oral Cancer
    2.49
    99
     
    2.90
    86
    29. Falls
    2.46
    136
     
    1.44
    162
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.24
    165
     
    24.78
    5
    31. Bladder Cancer
    2.00
    88
     
    1.70
    99
    32. Hypertension
    1.88
    172
     
    44.83
    5
    33. Uterin Cancer
    1.85
    92
     
    1.80
    94
    34. Parkinson's Disease
    1.52
    101
     
    2.26
    74
    35. Hepatitis C
    1.46
    5
     
    0.05
    139
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.90
    148
     
    3.02
    78
    37. Tuberculosis
    0.89
    132
     
    53.62
    21
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.71
    143
     
    29.54
    46
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.61
    155
     
    3.27
    96
    40. Fires
    0.56
    144
     
    8.92
    37
    41. Malnutrition
    0.54
    121
     
    1.66
    94
    42. Asthma
    0.54
    165
     
    10.71
    36
    43. Poisonings
    0.54
    141
     
    2.32
    60
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.50
    157
     
    2.04
    50
    45. Low Birth Weight
    0.48
    172
     
    11.39
    65
    46. Alcohol
    0.48
    105
     
    2.33
    49
    47. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.45
    104
     
    0.91
    63
    48. Drug Use
    0.43
    127
     
    8.36
    2
    49. Skin Disease
    0.41
    142
     
    4.28
    46
    50. Epilepsy
    0.38
    168
     
    8.74
    30
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Japan JAPAN   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    125,816
    13.69
     
    25,559
    4.57
    2. Stroke
    120,586
    13.12
     
    39,499
    7.06
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    102,506
    11.15
     
    29,351
    5.25
    4. Lung Cancers
    71,740
    7.80
     
    6,078
    1.09
    5. Stomach Cancer
    50,969
    5.54
     
    1,392
    0.25
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    47,686
    5.19
     
    2,869
    0.51
    7. Other Injuries
    34,400
    3.74
     
    13,726
    2.45
    8. Liver Cancer
    31,844
    3.46
     
    1,662
    0.30
    9. Pancreas Cancer
    30,017
    3.27
     
    1,646
    0.29
    10. Suicide
    29,454
    3.20
     
    1,398
    0.25
    11. Kidney Disease
    29,119
    3.17
     
    10,446
    1.87
    12. Lung Disease
    17,284
    1.88
     
    9,812
    1.75
    13. Alzheimers/Dementia
    16,963
    1.85
     
    2,664
    0.48
    14. Lymphomas
    15,477
    1.68
     
    1,623
    0.29
    15. Diabetes Mellitus
    14,741
    1.60
     
    34,899
    6.24
    16. Breast Cancer
    13,206
    1.44
     
    3,293
    0.59
    17. Liver Disease
    13,135
    1.43
     
    4,629
    0.83
    18. Oesophagus Cancer
    12,495
    1.36
     
    3,349
    0.60
    19. Prostate Cancer
    11,305
    1.23
     
    3,303
    0.59
    20. Other Neoplasms
    10,258
    1.12
     
    953
    0.17
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    9,169
    1.00
     
    10,358
    1.85
    22. Leukemia
    8,585
    0.93
     
    1,103
    0.20
    23. Falls
    7,653
    0.83
     
    549
    0.10
    24. Bladder Cancer
    7,373
    0.80
     
    625
    0.11
    25. Oral Cancer
    7,345
    0.80
     
    1,173
    0.21
    26. Drownings
    7,337
    0.80
     
    2,016
    0.36
    27. Hypertension
    7,167
    0.78
     
    16,620
    2.97
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    7,094
    0.77
     
    9,576
    1.71
    29. Road Traffic Accidents
    6,186
    0.67
     
    11,890
    2.12
    30. Parkinson's Disease
    6,060
    0.66
     
    801
    0.14
    31. Hepatitis C
    4,734
    0.51
     
    22
    0.00
    32. Ovary Cancer
    4,656
    0.51
     
    828
    0.15
    33. Cervical Cancer
    3,462
    0.38
     
    3,478
    0.62
    34. Tuberculosis
    3,419
    0.37
     
    23,238
    4.15
    35. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3,061
    0.33
     
    1,139
    0.20
    36. Uterin Cancer
    2,659
    0.29
     
    408
    0.07
    37. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2,370
    0.26
     
    1,311
    0.23
    38. Congenital Anomalies
    2,323
    0.25
     
    3,955
    0.71
    39. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2,300
    0.25
     
    12,925
    2.31
    40. Asthma
    1,843
    0.20
     
    4,062
    0.73
    41. Malnutrition
    1,724
    0.19
     
    764
    0.14
    42. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    1,667
    0.18
     
    351
    0.06
    43. Skin Disease
    1,557
    0.17
     
    1,603
    0.29
    44. Skin Cancers
    1,530
    0.17
     
    791
    0.14
    45. Fires
    1,332
    0.14
     
    3,832
    0.68
    46. Poisonings
    959
    0.10
     
    1,329
    0.24
    47. Alcohol
    914
    0.10
     
    991
    0.18
    48. Drug Use
    810
    0.09
     
    3,736
    0.67
    49. Epilepsy
    800
    0.09
     
    3,830
    0.68
    50. Hepatitis B
    796
    0.09
     
    369
    0.07
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Japan JAPAN   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    21.44
    54
     
    15.66
    68
    2. Stomach Cancer
    15.58
    19
     
    3.61
    129
    3. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.88
    42
     
    7.58
    83
    4. Breast Cancer
    10.86
    134
     
    14.25
    106
    5. Liver Cancer
    9.54
    39
     
    4.23
    113
    6. Pancreas Cancer
    9.35
    13
     
    4.34
    67
    7. Prostate Cancer
    6.90
    142
     
    25.89
    36
    8. Lymphomas
    4.70
    81
     
    4.00
    105
    9. Oesophagus Cancer
    4.13
    51
     
    8.67
    22
    10. Ovary Cancer
    3.72
    100
     
    3.59
    113
    11. Leukemia
    3.16
    111
     
    2.68
    123
    12. Cervical Cancer
    2.97
    135
     
    14.92
    49
    13. Oral Cancer
    2.49
    99
     
    2.90
    86
    14. Bladder Cancer
    2.00
    88
     
    1.70
    99
    15. Uterin Cancer
    1.85
    92
     
    1.80
    94
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.50
    157
     
    2.04
    50
     
     
     
    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.