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Compare Nigeria and South Africa 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
     
      Nigeria NIGERIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    37.2
    40.3
    38.7
    157
    151
    153
     
    47.4
    51.0
    49.2
    100
    96
    98
    1970
    40.6
    43.7
    42.1
    158
    155
    158
     
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
    1980
    43.8
    46.9
    45.3
    160
    159
    159
     
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
    1990
    46.0
    48.6
    47.2
    170
    170
    170
     
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
    2000
    46.2
    48.1
    47.1
    174
    175
    175
     
    54.6
    60.1
    57.3
    148
    140
    146
    2010
    51.2
    52.9
    52.0
    175
    176
    176
     
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
    2016
    54.7
    55.7
    55.2
    177
    178
    178
     
    60.2
    67.0
    63.6
    159
    144
    153
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Nigeria NIGERIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    54.7
    55.7
    177
    178
     
    60.2
    67.0
    159
    144
    Age 5
    61.2
    61.8
    177
    179
     
    63.1
    69.7
    172
    151
    Age 10
    61.9
    62.8
    177
    179
     
    63.4
    69.9
    172
    153
    Age 15
    62.2
    63.2
    177
    179
     
    63.7
    70.2
    173
    153
    Age 20
    62.9
    64.1
    178
    179
     
    64.1
    70.5
    175
    155
    Age 25
    64.0
    65.3
    178
    179
     
    64.6
    71.0
    177
    155
    Age 30
    65.0
    66.5
    178
    179
     
    65.3
    71.8
    177
    154
    Age 35
    66.2
    67.8
    178
    179
     
    66.3
    72.8
    177
    153
    Age 40
    67.6
    69.1
    179
    179
     
    67.6
    74.1
    178
    146
    Age 45
    69.0
    70.5
    178
    181
     
    69.0
    75.3
    179
    141
    Age 50
    70.5
    71.6
    178
    181
     
    70.4
    76.4
    179
    133
    Age 55
    72.0
    72.9
    181
    182
     
    72.1
    77.5
    180
    131
    Age 60
    73.7
    74.2
    182
    182
     
    74.0
    78.8
    181
    123
    Age 65
    75.7
    76.0
    182
    182
     
    76.3
    80.4
    180
    117
    Age 70
    78.0
    78.2
    182
    182
     
    79.0
    82.3
    174
    105
    Age 75
    80.8
    80.9
    182
    182
     
    82.1
    84.6
    164
    103
    Age 80
    84.1
    84.2
    182
    182
     
    85.5
    87.2
    141
    100
    Age 85
    87.9
    88.0
    182
    182
     
    89.2
    90.4
    122
    93
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Nigeria NIGERIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    228.17
    2
     
    86.33
    46
    2. Tuberculosis
    190.61
    1
     
    59.33
    24
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    127.79
    4
     
    29.47
    47
    4. Stroke
    120.00
    41
     
    93.76
    78
    5. HIV/AIDS
    120.00
    18
     
    273.12
    5
    6. Coronary Heart Disease
    117.12
    90
     
    114.02
    95
    7. Liver Disease
    50.71
    11
     
    12.56
    106
    8. Prostate Cancer
    46.41
    12
     
    35.07
    21
    9. Diabetes Mellitus
    43.92
    50
     
    86.02
    13
    10. Maternal Conditions
    40.30
    3
     
    2.61
    70
    11. Malaria
    35.87
    25
     
    0.33
    56
    12. Breast Cancer
    30.08
    7
     
    20.75
    51
    13. Meningitis
    29.56
    6
     
    4.79
    49
    14. Low Birth Weight
    24.87
    10
     
    8.45
    82
    15. Road Traffic Accidents
    24.75
    58
     
    22.46
    68
    16. Birth Trauma
    23.20
    8
     
    4.92
    79
    17. Other Injuries
    22.63
    8
     
    6.58
    114
    18. Falls
    21.18
    2
     
    3.09
    137
    19. Cervical Cancer
    21.16
    31
     
    20.99
    32
    20. Lung Disease
    21.14
    102
     
    44.30
    16
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    19.56
    10
     
    11.62
    36
    22. Congenital Anomalies
    17.16
    6
     
    7.65
    106
    23. Malnutrition
    17.12
    19
     
    5.38
    56
    24. Hypertension
    15.17
    79
     
    30.73
    23
    25. Suicide
    14.79
    33
     
    12.13
    60
    26. Alzheimers/Dementia
    14.77
    122
     
    13.28
    133
    27. Asthma
    13.90
    37
     
    13.61
    38
    28. Kidney Disease
    13.32
    98
     
    25.47
    38
    29. Liver Cancer
    13.01
    23
     
    5.60
    87
    30. Violence
    10.41
    47
     
    25.69
    14
    31. Measles
    8.29
    10
     
    0.58
    43
    32. Drownings
    7.43
    41
     
    3.49
    97
    33. Fires
    6.57
    27
     
    4.91
    45
    34. Inflammatory/Heart
    6.49
    74
     
    14.65
    12
    35. Drug Use
    6.44
    8
     
    1.61
    68
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    5.81
    51
     
    4.24
    72
    37. Schistosomiasis
    5.55
    8
     
    1.14
    42
    38. War
    5.44
    10
     
    0.00
    159
    39. Epilepsy
    5.20
    28
     
    8.73
    6
    40. Lymphomas
    4.65
    102
     
    8.06
    15
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    4.41
    45
     
    3.70
    62
    42. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.21
    147
     
    10.45
    72
    43. Other Neoplasms
    3.96
    46
     
    2.61
    95
    44. Tetanus
    3.83
    8
     
    0.05
    106
    45. Skin Disease
    3.71
    48
     
    5.13
    23
    46. Pertussis
    3.48
    4
     
    0.33
    75
    47. Ovary Cancer
    3.05
    143
     
    5.65
    48
    48. Syphilis
    3.02
    25
     
    1.63
    44
    49. Poisonings
    2.89
    21
     
    1.27
    70
    50. Hepatitis B
    2.83
    9
     
    0.36
    102
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Nigeria NIGERIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    305,460
    15.03
     
    35,331
    7.04
    2. Diarrhoeal diseases
    186,218
    9.16
     
    12,761
    2.54
    3. Tuberculosis
    175,124
    8.62
     
    25,264
    5.04
    4. HIV/AIDS
    168,900
    8.31
     
    138,157
    27.55
    5. Malaria
    112,371
    5.53
     
    159
    0.03
    6. Low Birth Weight
    87,318
    4.30
     
    5,119
    1.02
    7. Stroke
    83,379
    4.10
     
    32,958
    6.57
    8. Birth Trauma
    81,448
    4.01
     
    2,980
    0.59
    9. Coronary Heart Disease
    76,410
    3.76
     
    40,729
    8.12
    10. Maternal Conditions
    63,909
    3.14
     
    1,483
    0.30
    11. Meningitis
    58,231
    2.87
     
    2,309
    0.46
    12. Liver Disease
    48,789
    2.40
     
    5,084
    1.01
    13. Congenital Anomalies
    48,704
    2.40
     
    4,379
    0.87
    14. Endocrine Disorders
    42,961
    2.11
     
    5,210
    1.04
    15. Malnutrition
    40,609
    2.00
     
    2,889
    0.58
    16. Other Injuries
    39,645
    1.95
     
    3,235
    0.65
    17. Road Traffic Accidents
    37,562
    1.85
     
    11,632
    2.32
    18. Diabetes Mellitus
    30,922
    1.52
     
    31,831
    6.35
    19. Measles
    26,672
    1.31
     
    353
    0.07
    20. Falls
    21,350
    1.05
     
    1,171
    0.23
    21. Suicide
    18,095
    0.89
     
    5,854
    1.17
    22. Violence
    17,843
    0.88
     
    14,288
    2.85
    23. Drownings
    15,670
    0.77
     
    1,775
    0.35
    24. Breast Cancer
    14,932
    0.73
     
    4,936
    0.98
    25. Lung Disease
    14,311
    0.70
     
    15,479
    3.09
    26. Liver Cancer
    12,765
    0.63
     
    2,217
    0.44
    27. Kidney Disease
    12,605
    0.62
     
    9,527
    1.90
    28. Prostate Cancer
    12,087
    0.59
     
    4,151
    0.83
    29. Asthma
    11,894
    0.59
     
    5,188
    1.03
    30. Pertussis
    11,345
    0.56
     
    199
    0.04
    31. Hypertension
    10,864
    0.53
     
    10,994
    2.19
    32. Fires
    10,148
    0.50
     
    2,256
    0.45
    33. Syphilis
    9,164
    0.45
     
    952
    0.19
    34. Tetanus
    8,939
    0.44
     
    22
    0.00
    35. War
    8,826
    0.43
     
    0
    0.00
    36. Cervical Cancer
    8,757
    0.43
     
    5,054
    1.01
    37. Drug Use
    8,655
    0.43
     
    773
    0.15
    38. Alzheimers/Dementia
    7,809
    0.38
     
    4,435
    0.88
    39. Epilepsy
    7,446
    0.37
     
    3,982
    0.79
    40. Inflammatory/Heart
    6,336
    0.31
     
    5,755
    1.15
    41. Poisonings
    5,601
    0.28
     
    656
    0.13
    42. Schistosomiasis
    5,550
    0.27
     
    463
    0.09
    43. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    5,412
    0.27
     
    1,544
    0.31
    44. Encephalitis
    4,532
    0.22
     
    214
    0.04
    45. Lymphomas
    4,421
    0.22
     
    3,508
    0.70
    46. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3,897
    0.19
     
    1,438
    0.29
    47. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,648
    0.18
     
    3,930
    0.78
    48. Other Neoplasms
    3,545
    0.17
     
    1,041
    0.21
    49. Anemia
    3,437
    0.17
     
    246
    0.05
    50. Skin Disease
    3,321
    0.16
     
    1,970
    0.39
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Nigeria NIGERIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    46.41
    12
     
    35.07
    21
    2. Breast Cancer
    30.08
    7
     
    20.75
    51
    3. Cervical Cancer
    21.16
    31
     
    20.99
    32
    4. Liver Cancer
    13.01
    23
     
    5.60
    87
    5. Lymphomas
    4.65
    102
     
    8.06
    15
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.21
    147
     
    10.45
    72
    7. Ovary Cancer
    3.05
    143
     
    5.65
    48
    8. Stomach Cancer
    2.45
    169
     
    4.69
    113
    9. Pancreas Cancer
    2.32
    116
     
    6.04
    51
    10. Oral Cancer
    2.09
    125
     
    3.92
    69
    11. Uterin Cancer
    1.78
    104
     
    2.31
    82
    12. Leukemia
    1.75
    153
     
    3.76
    101
    13. Lung Cancers
    1.19
    179
     
    20.75
    57
    14. Bladder Cancer
    0.94
    159
     
    2.27
    77
    15. Skin Cancers
    0.60
    154
     
    4.48
    4
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.47
    179
     
    10.53
    15
     
     
     
    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.