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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, 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
    7
    10
    1970
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
     
    67.8
    74.4
    71.0
    22
    17
    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
    54.6
    60.1
    57.3
    148
    140
    146
     
    76.7
    82.2
    79.5
    6
    6
    5
    2010
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
     
    79.6
    84.1
    81.9
    4
    7
    5
    2016
    60.2
    67.0
    63.6
    159
    144
    153
     
    81.0
    84.8
    82.9
    3
    8
    6
     
     
    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
    60.2
    67.0
    159
    144
     
    81.0
    84.8
    3
    8
    Age 5
    63.1
    69.7
    172
    151
     
    81.4
    85.1
    2
    8
    Age 10
    63.4
    69.9
    172
    153
     
    81.4
    85.1
    2
    7
    Age 15
    63.7
    70.2
    173
    153
     
    81.4
    85.2
    2
    7
    Age 20
    64.1
    70.5
    175
    155
     
    81.6
    85.2
    2
    7
    Age 25
    64.6
    71.0
    177
    155
     
    81.7
    85.3
    2
    7
    Age 30
    65.3
    71.8
    177
    154
     
    81.9
    85.4
    2
    8
    Age 35
    66.3
    72.8
    177
    153
     
    82.1
    85.5
    2
    8
    Age 40
    67.6
    74.1
    178
    146
     
    82.4
    85.7
    1
    6
    Age 45
    69.0
    75.3
    179
    141
     
    82.7
    85.8
    1
    6
    Age 50
    70.4
    76.4
    179
    133
     
    83.1
    86.1
    1
    6
    Age 55
    72.1
    77.5
    180
    131
     
    83.6
    86.5
    1
    7
    Age 60
    74.0
    78.8
    181
    123
     
    84.3
    86.9
    1
    7
    Age 65
    76.3
    80.4
    180
    117
     
    85.1
    87.5
    1
    6
    Age 70
    79.0
    82.3
    174
    105
     
    86.2
    88.2
    3
    6
    Age 75
    82.1
    84.6
    164
    103
     
    87.5
    89.1
    3
    6
    Age 80
    85.5
    87.2
    141
    100
     
    89.3
    90.5
    5
    10
    Age 85
    89.2
    90.4
    122
    93
     
    91.6
    92.4
    10
    19
     
     
    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
    273.12
    5
     
    0.21
    150
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    114.02
    95
     
    54.11
    173
    3. Stroke
    93.76
    78
     
    24.06
    177
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    86.33
    46
     
    9.68
    169
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    86.02
    13
     
    10.59
    152
    6. Tuberculosis
    59.33
    24
     
    0.11
    180
    7. Lung Disease
    44.30
    16
     
    18.79
    121
    8. Prostate Cancer
    35.07
    21
     
    17.14
    83
    9. Hypertension
    30.73
    23
     
    2.78
    170
    10. Diarrhoeal diseases
    29.47
    47
     
    0.61
    154
    11. Violence
    25.69
    14
     
    0.92
    166
    12. Kidney Disease
    25.47
    38
     
    5.95
    163
    13. Road Traffic Accidents
    22.46
    68
     
    4.94
    162
    14. Cervical Cancer
    20.99
    32
     
    1.88
    162
    15. Lung Cancers
    20.75
    57
     
    20.95
    56
    16. Breast Cancer
    20.75
    51
     
    16.54
    93
    17. Inflammatory/Heart
    14.65
    12
     
    3.80
    140
    18. Asthma
    13.61
    38
     
    1.21
    137
    19. Alzheimers/Dementia
    13.28
    133
     
    29.61
    28
    20. Liver Disease
    12.56
    106
     
    4.34
    169
    21. Suicide
    12.13
    60
     
    10.52
    84
    22. Endocrine Disorders
    11.62
    36
     
    5.53
    91
    23. Oesophagus Cancer
    10.53
    15
     
    3.46
    65
    24. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    10.45
    72
     
    14.46
    44
    25. Epilepsy
    8.73
    6
     
    1.00
    148
    26. Low Birth Weight
    8.45
    82
     
    1.29
    172
    27. Lymphomas
    8.06
    15
     
    6.82
    43
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    7.65
    106
     
    2.98
    166
    29. Other Injuries
    6.58
    114
     
    4.41
    156
    30. Pancreas Cancer
    6.04
    51
     
    6.49
    47
    31. Ovary Cancer
    5.65
    48
     
    4.85
    75
    32. Liver Cancer
    5.60
    87
     
    4.24
    124
    33. Malnutrition
    5.38
    56
     
    0.22
    142
    34. Skin Disease
    5.13
    23
     
    1.08
    119
    35. Birth Trauma
    4.92
    79
     
    0.68
    149
    36. Fires
    4.91
    45
     
    0.22
    176
    37. Meningitis
    4.79
    49
     
    0.13
    176
    38. Stomach Cancer
    4.69
    113
     
    3.35
    143
    39. Skin Cancers
    4.48
    4
     
    6.04
    2
    40. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    4.24
    72
     
    0.66
    167
    41. Oral Cancer
    3.92
    69
     
    2.31
    112
    42. Leukemia
    3.76
    101
     
    4.68
    43
    43. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3.70
    62
     
    0.86
    144
    44. Drownings
    3.49
    97
     
    0.82
    160
    45. Falls
    3.09
    137
     
    5.29
    89
    46. Other Neoplasms
    2.61
    95
     
    2.95
    82
    47. Maternal Conditions
    2.61
    70
     
    0.09
    159
    48. Uterin Cancer
    2.31
    82
     
    2.03
    87
    49. Bladder Cancer
    2.27
    77
     
    2.73
    66
    50. Parkinson's Disease
    1.72
    52
     
    3.88
    15
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Australia AUSTRALIA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    138,157
    27.55
     
    63
    0.05
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    40,729
    8.12
     
    23,153
    17.96
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    35,331
    7.04
     
    4,151
    3.22
    4. Stroke
    32,958
    6.57
     
    10,516
    8.16
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    31,831
    6.35
     
    4,484
    3.48
    6. Tuberculosis
    25,264
    5.04
     
    44
    0.03
    7. Lung Disease
    15,479
    3.09
     
    8,180
    6.35
    8. Violence
    14,288
    2.85
     
    224
    0.17
    9. Diarrhoeal diseases
    12,761
    2.54
     
    262
    0.20
    10. Road Traffic Accidents
    11,632
    2.32
     
    1,295
    1.00
    11. Hypertension
    10,994
    2.19
     
    1,227
    0.95
    12. Kidney Disease
    9,527
    1.90
     
    2,594
    2.01
    13. Lung Cancers
    7,881
    1.57
     
    8,461
    6.56
    14. Suicide
    5,854
    1.17
     
    2,819
    2.19
    15. Inflammatory/Heart
    5,755
    1.15
     
    1,421
    1.10
    16. Endocrine Disorders
    5,210
    1.04
     
    2,174
    1.69
    17. Asthma
    5,188
    1.03
     
    457
    0.35
    18. Low Birth Weight
    5,119
    1.02
     
    226
    0.18
    19. Liver Disease
    5,084
    1.01
     
    1,434
    1.11
    20. Cervical Cancer
    5,054
    1.01
     
    369
    0.29
    21. Breast Cancer
    4,936
    0.98
     
    3,235
    2.51
    22. Alzheimers/Dementia
    4,435
    0.88
     
    13,446
    10.43
    23. Congenital Anomalies
    4,379
    0.87
     
    659
    0.51
    24. Prostate Cancer
    4,151
    0.83
     
    3,488
    2.71
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    3,992
    0.80
     
    1,376
    1.07
    26. Epilepsy
    3,982
    0.79
     
    299
    0.23
    27. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,930
    0.78
     
    5,847
    4.54
    28. Lymphomas
    3,508
    0.70
     
    2,808
    2.18
    29. Other Injuries
    3,235
    0.65
     
    1,675
    1.30
    30. Birth Trauma
    2,980
    0.59
     
    119
    0.09
    31. Malnutrition
    2,889
    0.58
     
    90
    0.07
    32. Meningitis
    2,309
    0.46
     
    33
    0.03
    33. Pancreas Cancer
    2,256
    0.45
     
    2,630
    2.04
    34. Fires
    2,256
    0.45
     
    64
    0.05
    35. Liver Cancer
    2,217
    0.44
     
    1,644
    1.28
    36. Skin Disease
    1,970
    0.39
     
    465
    0.36
    37. Stomach Cancer
    1,794
    0.36
     
    1,325
    1.03
    38. Drownings
    1,775
    0.35
     
    205
    0.16
    39. Skin Cancers
    1,659
    0.33
     
    2,380
    1.85
    40. Oral Cancer
    1,569
    0.31
     
    879
    0.68
    41. Leukemia
    1,555
    0.31
     
    1,882
    1.46
    42. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,544
    0.31
     
    277
    0.21
    43. Maternal Conditions
    1,483
    0.30
     
    19
    0.01
    44. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1,438
    0.29
     
    351
    0.27
    45. Ovary Cancer
    1,332
    0.27
     
    989
    0.77
    46. Falls
    1,171
    0.23
     
    2,282
    1.77
    47. Other Neoplasms
    1,041
    0.21
     
    1,216
    0.94
    48. Syphilis
    952
    0.19
     
    9
    0.01
    49. Bladder Cancer
    825
    0.16
     
    1,178
    0.91
    50. Drug Use
    773
    0.15
     
    1,076
    0.83
     
     
    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
    35.07
    21
     
    17.14
    83
    2. Cervical Cancer
    20.99
    32
     
    1.88
    162
    3. Lung Cancers
    20.75
    57
     
    20.95
    56
    4. Breast Cancer
    20.75
    51
     
    16.54
    93
    5. Oesophagus Cancer
    10.53
    15
     
    3.46
    65
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    10.45
    72
     
    14.46
    44
    7. Lymphomas
    8.06
    15
     
    6.82
    43
    8. Pancreas Cancer
    6.04
    51
     
    6.49
    47
    9. Ovary Cancer
    5.65
    48
     
    4.85
    75
    10. Liver Cancer
    5.60
    87
     
    4.24
    124
    11. Stomach Cancer
    4.69
    113
     
    3.35
    143
    12. Skin Cancers
    4.48
    4
     
    6.04
    2
    13. Oral Cancer
    3.92
    69
     
    2.31
    112
    14. Leukemia
    3.76
    101
     
    4.68
    43
    15. Uterin Cancer
    2.31
    82
     
    2.03
    87
    16. Bladder Cancer
    2.27
    77
     
    2.73
    66
     
     
     
    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.