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Compare South Africa and Australia 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
     
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Australia AUSTRALIA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    47.4
    51.0
    49.2
    100
    96
    98
     
    67.8
    74.0
    70.8
    11
    8
    10
    1970
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
     
    67.8
    74.4
    71.0
    22
    18
    19
    1980
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
     
    70.9
    78.0
    74.3
    14
    9
    10
    1990
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
     
    74.0
    80.2
    77.0
    8
    8
    5
    2000
    53.5
    58.9
    56.1
    150
    145
    148
     
    76.6
    82.0
    79.2
    8
    7
    5
    2010
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
     
    79.6
    84.1
    81.9
    4
    7
    5
    2015
    59.3
    66.2
    62.9
    158
    145
    152
     
    80.9
    84.8
    82.8
    3
    7
    4
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Australia AUSTRALIA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    59.3
    66.2
    158
    145
     
    80.9
    84.8
    3
    7
    Age 5
    62.2
    68.7
    169
    154
     
    81.3
    85.1
    3
    7
    Age 10
    62.5
    69.0
    171
    154
     
    81.3
    85.1
    3
    7
    Age 15
    62.8
    69.2
    172
    155
     
    81.3
    85.1
    3
    7
    Age 20
    63.2
    69.5
    174
    158
     
    81.5
    85.2
    3
    7
    Age 25
    63.7
    69.9
    177
    162
     
    81.6
    85.3
    3
    7
    Age 30
    64.3
    70.6
    179
    162
     
    81.8
    85.4
    3
    7
    Age 35
    65.3
    71.7
    179
    156
     
    82.0
    85.5
    3
    7
    Age 40
    66.7
    73.2
    180
    152
     
    82.2
    85.6
    3
    7
    Age 45
    68.2
    74.6
    180
    146
     
    82.5
    85.8
    1
    7
    Age 50
    69.8
    75.9
    181
    143
     
    82.9
    86.1
    1
    7
    Age 55
    71.7
    77.2
    181
    134
     
    83.4
    86.4
    1
    7
    Age 60
    73.7
    78.6
    181
    122
     
    84.0
    86.8
    1
    7
    Age 65
    76.1
    80.2
    179
    117
     
    84.8
    87.4
    1
    7
    Age 70
    78.9
    82.2
    173
    111
     
    85.8
    88.1
    1
    7
    Age 75
    82.0
    84.5
    163
    103
     
    87.2
    89.1
    4
    10
    Age 80
    85.5
    87.2
    137
    96
     
    89.0
    90.4
    7
    14
    Age 85
    89.2
    90.4
    114
    90
     
    91.4
    92.2
    16
    21
    Age 90
    93.2
    94.0
    105
    83
     
    94.3
    94.9
    26
    35
    Age 95
    97.5
    98.0
    97
    68
     
    98.0
    98.2
    48
    52
    Age 100
    101.9
    102.3
    92
    56
     
    102.1
    102.2
    65
    67
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Australia AUSTRALIA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. HIV/AIDS
    412.82
    4
     
    0.28
    138
    2. Stroke
    106.68
    69
     
    27.41
    162
    3. Diabetes Mellitus
    91.67
    8
     
    11.05
    139
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    79.23
    103
     
    54.89
    147
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    59.33
    61
     
    5.74
    167
    6. Tuberculosis
    53.62
    21
     
    0.16
    163
    7. Hypertension
    44.83
    5
     
    4.67
    160
    8. Other Injuries
    29.66
    14
     
    5.01
    150
    9. Diarrhoeal diseases
    29.54
    46
     
    0.32
    158
    10. Violence
    28.97
    14
     
    1.15
    145
    11. Lung Disease
    27.00
    45
     
    14.93
    118
    12. Kidney Disease
    26.64
    11
     
    6.90
    136
    13. Prostate Cancer
    25.89
    36
     
    20.14
    60
    14. Endocrine Disorders
    25.32
    5
     
    6.07
    85
    15. Inflammatory/Heart
    24.78
    5
     
    4.00
    134
    16. Road Traffic Accidents
    24.64
    37
     
    5.67
    152
    17. Lung Cancers
    15.66
    68
     
    22.62
    46
    18. Cervical Cancer
    14.92
    49
     
    1.99
    154
    19. Breast Cancer
    14.25
    106
     
    18.33
    67
    20. Low Birth Weight
    11.39
    65
     
    1.92
    150
    21. Liver Disease
    11.27
    106
     
    3.68
    164
    22. Asthma
    10.71
    36
     
    1.18
    132
    23. Fires
    8.92
    37
     
    0.48
    149
    24. Epilepsy
    8.74
    30
     
    1.10
    127
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.67
    22
     
    3.85
    57
    26. Drug Use
    8.36
    2
     
    3.32
    28
    27. Alzheimers/Dementia
    7.67
    31
     
    25.91
    12
    28. Birth Trauma
    7.60
    67
     
    1.01
    133
    29. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    7.58
    83
     
    12.45
    52
    30. Congenital Anomalies
    7.14
    111
     
    3.54
    148
    31. Meningitis
    5.40
    57
     
    0.20
    164
    32. Pancreas Cancer
    4.34
    67
     
    6.77
    46
    33. Skin Disease
    4.28
    46
     
    1.13
    105
    34. Liver Cancer
    4.23
    113
     
    4.35
    108
    35. Drownings
    4.00
    81
     
    0.90
    152
    36. Lymphomas
    4.00
    105
     
    6.96
    31
    37. Stomach Cancer
    3.61
    129
     
    3.41
    133
    38. Ovary Cancer
    3.59
    113
     
    5.18
    62
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3.27
    96
     
    1.00
    136
    40. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3.02
    78
     
    0.73
    157
    41. Suicide
    3.00
    149
     
    10.65
    63
    42. Oral Cancer
    2.90
    86
     
    2.46
    102
    43. Maternal Conditions
    2.89
    64
     
    0.07
    150
    44. Leukemia
    2.68
    123
     
    5.09
    29
    45. Schistosomiasis
    2.66
    38
     
    0.00
    172
    46. Other Neoplasms
    2.35
    104
     
    2.64
    85
    47. Alcohol
    2.33
    49
     
    1.43
    66
    48. Poisonings
    2.32
    60
     
    1.16
    93
    49. Parkinson's Disease
    2.26
    74
     
    3.36
    26
    50. Skin Cancers
    2.04
    50
     
    6.52
    2
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Australia AUSTRALIA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    202,143
    36.13
     
    77
    0.06
    2. Stroke
    39,499
    7.06
     
    10,985
    9.30
    3. Diabetes Mellitus
    34,899
    6.24
     
    4,264
    3.61
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    29,351
    5.25
     
    21,339
    18.06
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    25,559
    4.57
     
    2,213
    1.87
    6. Tuberculosis
    23,238
    4.15
     
    58
    0.05
    7. Hypertension
    16,620
    2.97
     
    1,892
    1.60
    8. Violence
    14,788
    2.64
     
    278
    0.24
    9. Other Injuries
    13,726
    2.45
     
    1,730
    1.46
    10. Diarrhoeal diseases
    12,925
    2.31
     
    122
    0.10
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    11,890
    2.12
     
    1,394
    1.18
    12. Kidney Disease
    10,446
    1.87
     
    2,776
    2.35
    13. Endocrine Disorders
    10,358
    1.85
     
    2,165
    1.83
    14. Lung Disease
    9,812
    1.75
     
    5,886
    4.98
    15. Inflammatory/Heart
    9,576
    1.71
     
    1,359
    1.15
    16. Low Birth Weight
    7,039
    1.26
     
    331
    0.28
    17. Lung Cancers
    6,078
    1.09
     
    8,235
    6.97
    18. Birth Trauma
    4,695
    0.84
     
    174
    0.15
    19. Liver Disease
    4,629
    0.83
     
    1,105
    0.94
    20. Asthma
    4,062
    0.73
     
    397
    0.34
    21. Congenital Anomalies
    3,955
    0.71
     
    705
    0.60
    22. Fires
    3,832
    0.68
     
    126
    0.11
    23. Epilepsy
    3,830
    0.68
     
    305
    0.26
    24. Drug Use
    3,736
    0.67
     
    816
    0.69
    25. Cervical Cancer
    3,478
    0.62
     
    329
    0.28
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    3,349
    0.60
     
    1,380
    1.17
    27. Prostate Cancer
    3,303
    0.59
     
    3,676
    3.11
    28. Breast Cancer
    3,293
    0.59
     
    3,267
    2.77
    29. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2,869
    0.51
     
    4,566
    3.87
    30. Alzheimers/Dementia
    2,664
    0.48
     
    10,752
    9.10
    31. Meningitis
    2,614
    0.47
     
    42
    0.04
    32. Drownings
    2,016
    0.36
     
    216
    0.18
    33. Liver Cancer
    1,662
    0.30
     
    1,504
    1.27
    34. Pancreas Cancer
    1,646
    0.29
     
    2,470
    2.09
    35. Lymphomas
    1,623
    0.29
     
    2,595
    2.20
    36. Skin Disease
    1,603
    0.29
     
    449
    0.38
    37. Maternal Conditions
    1,511
    0.27
     
    18
    0.01
    38. Suicide
    1,398
    0.25
     
    2,679
    2.27
    39. Stomach Cancer
    1,392
    0.25
     
    1,222
    1.03
    40. Poisonings
    1,329
    0.24
     
    298
    0.25
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1,311
    0.23
     
    379
    0.32
    42. Oral Cancer
    1,173
    0.21
     
    845
    0.72
    43. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,139
    0.20
     
    277
    0.23
    44. Schistosomiasis
    1,114
    0.20
     
    0
    0.00
    45. Leukemia
    1,103
    0.20
     
    1,878
    1.59
    46. Syphilis
    1,021
    0.18
     
    3
    0.00
    47. Alcohol
    991
    0.18
     
    405
    0.34
    48. Other Neoplasms
    953
    0.17
     
    1,006
    0.85
    49. Ovary Cancer
    828
    0.15
     
    937
    0.79
    50. Parkinson's Disease
    801
    0.14
     
    1,391
    1.18
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Australia AUSTRALIA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    25.89
    36
     
    20.14
    60
    2. Lung Cancers
    15.66
    68
     
    22.62
    46
    3. Cervical Cancer
    14.92
    49
     
    1.99
    154
    4. Breast Cancer
    14.25
    106
     
    18.33
    67
    5. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.67
    22
     
    3.85
    57
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    7.58
    83
     
    12.45
    52
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    4.34
    67
     
    6.77
    46
    8. Liver Cancer
    4.23
    113
     
    4.35
    108
    9. Lymphomas
    4.00
    105
     
    6.96
    31
    10. Stomach Cancer
    3.61
    129
     
    3.41
    133
    11. Ovary Cancer
    3.59
    113
     
    5.18
    62
    12. Oral Cancer
    2.90
    86
     
    2.46
    102
    13. Leukemia
    2.68
    123
     
    5.09
    29
    14. Skin Cancers
    2.04
    50
     
    6.52
    2
    15. Uterin Cancer
    1.80
    94
     
    1.85
    93
    16. Bladder Cancer
    1.70
    99
     
    3.04
    57
     
     
     
    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.