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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 2014 updates, 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
    46.1
    47.8
    46.9
    168
    170
    169
     
    53.5
    58.9
    56.1
    150
    145
    148
    2010
    51.2
    52.9
    52.0
    175
    176
    176
     
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
    2015
    53.4
    55.6
    54.5
    176
    176
    176
     
    59.3
    66.2
    62.9
    158
    145
    152
     
     
    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
    53.4
    55.6
    176
    176
     
    59.3
    66.2
    158
    145
    Age 5
    60.2
    61.8
    179
    179
     
    62.2
    68.7
    169
    154
    Age 10
    61.5
    63.3
    176
    179
     
    62.5
    69.0
    171
    154
    Age 15
    62.3
    64.1
    175
    179
     
    62.8
    69.2
    172
    155
    Age 20
    63.1
    65.0
    175
    179
     
    63.2
    69.5
    174
    158
    Age 25
    64.3
    65.9
    174
    178
     
    63.7
    69.9
    177
    162
    Age 30
    65.5
    67.0
    174
    178
     
    64.3
    70.6
    179
    162
    Age 35
    66.7
    68.2
    175
    178
     
    65.3
    71.7
    179
    156
    Age 40
    68.0
    69.5
    174
    179
     
    66.7
    73.2
    180
    152
    Age 45
    69.4
    70.7
    175
    180
     
    68.2
    74.6
    180
    146
    Age 50
    70.8
    71.9
    176
    181
     
    69.8
    75.9
    181
    143
    Age 55
    72.3
    73.1
    178
    182
     
    71.7
    77.2
    181
    134
    Age 60
    73.9
    74.5
    178
    182
     
    73.7
    78.6
    181
    122
    Age 65
    75.9
    76.2
    180
    182
     
    76.1
    80.2
    179
    117
    Age 70
    78.1
    78.3
    182
    182
     
    78.9
    82.2
    173
    111
    Age 75
    80.8
    81.0
    182
    182
     
    82.0
    84.5
    163
    103
    Age 80
    84.1
    84.2
    182
    182
     
    85.5
    87.2
    137
    96
    Age 85
    87.9
    88.0
    182
    182
     
    89.2
    90.4
    114
    90
    Age 90
    92.1
    92.2
    180
    181
     
    93.2
    94.0
    105
    83
    Age 95
    96.7
    96.8
    179
    181
     
    97.5
    98.0
    97
    68
    Age 100
    101.4
    101.5
    177
    179
     
    101.9
    102.3
    92
    56
     
     
    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
    234.12
    4
     
    59.33
    61
    2. HIV/AIDS
    170.85
    18
     
    412.82
    4
    3. Stroke
    104.23
    73
     
    106.68
    69
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    77.49
    111
     
    79.23
    103
    5. Diarrhoeal diseases
    66.96
    15
     
    29.54
    46
    6. Malaria
    60.46
    13
     
    0.13
    55
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    42.95
    41
     
    91.67
    8
    8. Meningitis
    41.79
    5
     
    5.40
    57
    9. Prostate Cancer
    41.48
    11
     
    25.89
    36
    10. Liver Disease
    38.60
    13
     
    11.27
    106
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    35.39
    9
     
    24.64
    37
    12. Malnutrition
    31.20
    31
     
    1.66
    94
    13. Low Birth Weight
    29.41
    10
     
    11.39
    65
    14. Maternal Conditions
    29.30
    12
     
    2.89
    64
    15. Tuberculosis
    29.12
    38
     
    53.62
    21
    16. Breast Cancer
    28.11
    4
     
    14.25
    106
    17. Birth Trauma
    26.64
    8
     
    7.60
    67
    18. Falls
    23.54
    5
     
    1.44
    162
    19. Violence
    21.57
    19
     
    28.97
    14
    20. Fires
    21.13
    1
     
    8.92
    37
    21. Cervical Cancer
    20.61
    28
     
    14.92
    49
    22. Other Injuries
    20.23
    39
     
    29.66
    14
    23. Kidney Disease
    17.24
    58
     
    26.64
    11
    24. Lung Disease
    16.03
    107
     
    27.00
    45
    25. Endocrine Disorders
    15.13
    24
     
    25.32
    5
    26. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    15.03
    11
     
    3.02
    78
    27. Epilepsy
    14.46
    5
     
    8.74
    30
    28. Hypertension
    13.62
    112
     
    44.83
    5
    29. Liver Cancer
    12.60
    24
     
    4.23
    113
    30. Anemia
    11.58
    17
     
    0.82
    78
    31. Congenital Anomalies
    8.94
    78
     
    7.14
    111
    32. Asthma
    8.91
    54
     
    10.71
    36
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    8.44
    72
     
    24.78
    5
    34. Appendicitis
    7.21
    12
     
    0.57
    76
    35. Drownings
    6.79
    42
     
    4.00
    81
    36. Suicide
    6.11
    106
     
    3.00
    149
    37. Hepatitis B
    6.07
    3
     
    0.86
    65
    38. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    5.52
    70
     
    3.27
    96
    39. Skin Disease
    4.36
    44
     
    4.28
    46
    40. Lymphomas
    4.18
    98
     
    4.00
    105
    41. Other Neoplasms
    3.92
    44
     
    2.35
    104
    42. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.82
    142
     
    7.58
    83
    43. Tetanus
    3.59
    5
     
    0.06
    99
    44. Schistosomiasis
    3.57
    24
     
    2.66
    38
    45. Parkinson's Disease
    3.49
    23
     
    2.26
    74
    46. Syphilis
    3.45
    14
     
    1.69
    42
    47. Alzheimers/Dementia
    3.29
    81
     
    7.67
    31
    48. Pertussis
    3.07
    4
     
    0.44
    61
    49. Ovary Cancer
    2.86
    138
     
    3.59
    113
    50. Stomach Cancer
    2.35
    156
     
    3.61
    129
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Nigeria NIGERIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    290,238
    15.22
     
    25,559
    4.57
    2. HIV/AIDS
    217,354
    11.40
     
    202,143
    36.13
    3. Malaria
    180,504
    9.47
     
    62
    0.01
    4. Diarrhoeal diseases
    130,610
    6.85
     
    12,925
    2.31
    5. Low Birth Weight
    98,528
    5.17
     
    7,039
    1.26
    6. Birth Trauma
    89,271
    4.68
     
    4,695
    0.84
    7. Meningitis
    75,630
    3.97
     
    2,614
    0.47
    8. Stroke
    69,785
    3.66
     
    39,499
    7.06
    9. Coronary Heart Disease
    53,836
    2.82
     
    29,351
    5.25
    10. Malnutrition
    52,888
    2.77
     
    764
    0.14
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    51,633
    2.71
     
    11,890
    2.12
    12. Fires
    40,911
    2.15
     
    3,832
    0.68
    13. Maternal Conditions
    40,636
    2.13
     
    1,511
    0.27
    14. Liver Disease
    37,329
    1.96
     
    4,629
    0.83
    15. Violence
    34,006
    1.78
     
    14,788
    2.64
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    31,996
    1.68
     
    34,899
    6.24
    17. Other Injuries
    30,880
    1.62
     
    13,726
    2.45
    18. Falls
    29,792
    1.56
     
    549
    0.10
    19. Congenital Anomalies
    27,238
    1.43
     
    3,955
    0.71
    20. Tuberculosis
    26,220
    1.38
     
    23,238
    4.15
    21. Epilepsy
    23,311
    1.22
     
    3,830
    0.68
    22. Endocrine Disorders
    22,824
    1.20
     
    10,358
    1.85
    23. Kidney Disease
    16,859
    0.88
     
    10,446
    1.87
    24. Anemia
    13,999
    0.73
     
    342
    0.06
    25. Breast Cancer
    13,264
    0.70
     
    3,293
    0.59
    26. Drownings
    12,227
    0.64
     
    2,016
    0.36
    27. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    12,223
    0.64
     
    1,139
    0.20
    28. Tetanus
    11,858
    0.62
     
    28
    0.00
    29. Liver Cancer
    11,512
    0.60
     
    1,662
    0.30
    30. Lung Disease
    11,291
    0.59
     
    9,812
    1.75
    31. Syphilis
    10,661
    0.56
     
    1,021
    0.18
    32. Pertussis
    9,966
    0.52
     
    268
    0.05
    33. Prostate Cancer
    9,629
    0.51
     
    3,303
    0.59
    34. Hypertension
    9,171
    0.48
     
    16,620
    2.97
    35. Asthma
    8,564
    0.45
     
    4,062
    0.73
    36. Cervical Cancer
    8,074
    0.42
     
    3,478
    0.62
    37. Inflammatory/Heart
    7,894
    0.41
     
    9,576
    1.71
    38. Appendicitis
    7,626
    0.40
     
    228
    0.04
    39. Suicide
    7,238
    0.38
     
    1,398
    0.25
    40. Hepatitis B
    6,554
    0.34
     
    369
    0.07
    41. Measles
    5,894
    0.31
     
    620
    0.11
    42. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    5,167
    0.27
     
    1,311
    0.23
    43. Skin Disease
    4,356
    0.23
     
    1,603
    0.29
    44. Poisonings
    4,091
    0.21
     
    1,329
    0.24
    45. Encephalitis
    3,710
    0.19
     
    538
    0.10
    46. Lymphomas
    3,709
    0.19
     
    1,623
    0.29
    47. Other Neoplasms
    3,297
    0.17
     
    953
    0.17
    48. Schistosomiasis
    3,122
    0.16
     
    1,114
    0.20
    49. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,104
    0.16
     
    2,869
    0.51
    50. Alzheimers/Dementia
    2,357
    0.12
     
    2,664
    0.48
     
     
    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
    41.48
    11
     
    25.89
    36
    2. Breast Cancer
    28.11
    4
     
    14.25
    106
    3. Cervical Cancer
    20.61
    28
     
    14.92
    49
    4. Liver Cancer
    12.60
    24
     
    4.23
    113
    5. Lymphomas
    4.18
    98
     
    4.00
    105
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3.82
    142
     
    7.58
    83
    7. Ovary Cancer
    2.86
    138
     
    3.59
    113
    8. Stomach Cancer
    2.35
    156
     
    3.61
    129
    9. Pancreas Cancer
    2.06
    114
     
    4.34
    67
    10. Oral Cancer
    1.94
    128
     
    2.90
    86
    11. Uterin Cancer
    1.74
    97
     
    1.80
    94
    12. Leukemia
    1.63
    146
     
    2.68
    123
    13. Lung Cancers
    1.08
    166
     
    15.66
    68
    14. Skin Cancers
    0.96
    129
     
    2.04
    50
    15. Bladder Cancer
    0.87
    151
     
    1.70
    99
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.41
    172
     
    8.67
    22
     
     
     
    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.