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Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Antigua/Bar. Arab Emirates Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia/Herzeg. Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central Africa Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Rep. DR Congo Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equ. Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Isl. Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Guinea New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Kitts Saint Lucia Saint Vincent Samoa San Marino Sao Tome Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia/Monten. Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Isl. Somalia South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Trinidad/Tob. Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

Compare United Kingdom and United States health profiles including life expectancy history, causes of death and population dynamics side by side. Health Data used is WHO 2011 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   United States UNITED STATES
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    68.2
    74.2
    71.1
    9
    4
    9
     
    66.6
    73.1
    69.8
    23
    15
    16
    1970
    68.9
    75.2
    72.0
    13
    9
    9
     
    67.1
    74.7
    70.8
    24
    12
    21
    1980
    70.7
    76.8
    73.7
    16
    14
    17
     
    70.0
    77.5
    73.7
    22
    11
    18
    1990
    73.1
    78.8
    75.9
    17
    17
    16
     
    71.8
    78.8
    75.2
    29
    17
    21
    2000
    75.4
    80.2
    77.7
    19
    23
    22
     
    74.4
    79.8
    77.0
    28
    28
    26
    2011
    78.5
    82.4
    80.5
    23
    29
    27
     
    76.1
    80.9
    78.6
    39
    39
    37
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   United States UNITED STATES
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    78.5
    82.4
    23
    29
     
    76.1
    80.9
    39
    39
    Age 5
    78.9
    82.8
    22
    31
     
    76.7
    81.5
    39
    40
    Age 10
    79.0
    82.8
    22
    31
     
    76.8
    81.5
    39
    40
    Age 15
    79.0
    82.8
    22
    31
     
    76.9
    81.6
    39
    40
    Age 20
    79.1
    82.9
    22
    32
     
    77.1
    81.7
    38
    40
    Age 25
    79.3
    83.0
    23
    32
     
    77.5
    81.8
    37
    40
    Age 30
    79.5
    83.1
    23
    32
     
    77.8
    82.0
    37
    40
    Age 35
    79.7
    83.2
    23
    32
     
    78.1
    82.1
    38
    40
    Age 40
    80.0
    83.4
    23
    32
     
    78.5
    82.3
    39
    39
    Age 45
    80.3
    83.6
    24
    32
     
    78.9
    82.7
    37
    38
    Age 50
    80.8
    83.9
    23
    32
     
    79.5
    83.1
    37
    38
    Age 55
    81.3
    84.3
    24
    32
     
    80.4
    83.7
    35
    37
    Age 60
    82.1
    84.9
    24
    33
     
    81.4
    84.4
    35
    37
    Age 65
    83.2
    85.6
    26
    33
     
    82.7
    85.3
    36
    37
    Age 70
    84.5
    86.6
    25
    30
     
    84.2
    86.5
    36
    35
    Age 75
    86.2
    87.8
    28
    30
     
    86.1
    87.9
    34
    28
    Age 80
    88.3
    89.5
    39
    39
     
    88.3
    89.8
    38
    30
    Age 85
    91.1
    91.8
    42
    45
     
    91.1
    92.0
    43
    39
    Age 90
    94.3
    94.6
    45
    53
     
    94.3
    94.8
    41
    36
    Age 95
    97.9
    98.1
    48
    58
     
    97.9
    98.2
    47
    38
    Age 100
    102.1
    102.1
    58
    68
     
    102.0
    102.2
    75
    55
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   United States UNITED STATES
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    68.80
    155
     
    80.48
    135
    2. Stroke
    36.89
    160
     
    25.36
    186
    3. Lung Cancers
    30.98
    18
     
    35.38
    9
    4. Influenza & Pneumonia
    23.69
    125
     
    9.69
    168
    5. Breast Cancer
    23.62
    20
     
    18.80
    61
    6. Lung Disease
    21.47
    98
     
    24.32
    90
    7. Alzheimers/Dementia
    17.08
    14
     
    24.84
    3
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.49
    33
     
    12.63
    56
    9. Liver Disease
    9.48
    96
     
    7.35
    123
    10. Prostate Cancer
    8.21
    58
     
    6.05
    103
    11. Oesophagus Cancer
    7.62
    30
     
    3.43
    79
    12. Lymphomas
    7.35
    36
     
    7.85
    21
    13. Suicide
    6.90
    101
     
    10.27
    63
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    6.81
    39
     
    7.40
    32
    15. Other Injuries
    5.54
    170
     
    6.21
    164
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    5.04
    185
     
    15.16
    138
    17. Stomach Cancer
    4.81
    130
     
    2.76
    170
    18. Road Traffic Accidents
    4.77
    180
     
    13.88
    107
    19. Leukemia
    4.39
    63
     
    5.32
    27
    20. Bladder Cancer
    4.27
    28
     
    3.02
    73
    21. Ovary Cancer
    3.96
    20
     
    3.24
    41
    22. Congenital Anomalies
    3.68
    164
     
    4.28
    148
    23. Hypertension
    3.67
    183
     
    11.40
    152
    24. Falls
    3.51
    109
     
    4.36
    80
    25. Parkinson Disease
    3.48
    8
     
    3.45
    9
    26. Low Birth Weight
    3.39
    144
     
    3.15
    147
    27. Kidney Disease
    3.23
    185
     
    9.25
    131
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    3.13
    147
     
    7.12
    91
    29. Liver Cancer
    3.07
    164
     
    3.93
    139
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.97
    152
     
    6.85
    88
    31. Other Neoplasms
    2.95
    92
     
    2.88
    97
    32. Poisonings
    2.81
    89
     
    8.93
    19
    33. Skin Cancers
    2.74
    32
     
    2.79
    29
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2.54
    123
     
    0.61
    183
    35. Oral Cancer
    2.39
    113
     
    2.06
    134
    36. Drug Use
    2.14
    27
     
    1.45
    37
    37. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.95
    119
     
    1.22
    133
    38. Epilepsy
    1.57
    104
     
    0.42
    183
    39. Uterin Cancer
    1.53
    64
     
    1.82
    43
    40. Skin Disease
    1.50
    104
     
    0.78
    134
    41. Cervical Cancer
    1.38
    161
     
    1.13
    171
    42. Multiple Sclerosis
    1.33
    4
     
    0.90
    12
    43. Violence
    1.14
    160
     
    6.47
    92
    44. Alcohol
    1.10
    76
     
    1.60
    49
    45. Asthma
    1.09
    153
     
    0.87
    169
    46. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.90
    140
     
    0.63
    158
    47. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.67
    68
     
    0.48
    92
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.64
    166
     
    0.91
    155
    49. Fires
    0.45
    158
     
    0.94
    122
    50. Meningitis
    0.41
    149
     
    0.23
    173
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   United States UNITED STATES
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    92,299
    19.77
     
    445,864
    21.42
    2. Stroke
    55,919
    11.98
     
    146,664
    7.05
    3. Influenza & Pneumonia
    37,348
    8.00
     
    57,722
    2.77
    4. Lung Cancers
    35,845
    7.68
     
    165,402
    7.95
    5. Alzheimers/Dementia
    29,116
    6.24
     
    172,765
    8.30
    6. Lung Disease
    29,069
    6.23
     
    130,808
    6.29
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    18,951
    4.06
     
    62,592
    3.01
    8. Breast Cancer
    14,343
    3.07
     
    47,377
    2.28
    9. Prostate Cancer
    11,508
    2.46
     
    34,299
    1.65
    10. Oesophagus Cancer
    8,762
    1.88
     
    15,710
    0.75
    11. Lymphomas
    8,744
    1.87
     
    38,595
    1.85
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    7,954
    1.70
     
    35,715
    1.72
    13. Liver Disease
    7,767
    1.66
     
    30,027
    1.44
    14. Diabetes Mellitus
    6,682
    1.43
     
    75,280
    3.62
    15. Other Injuries
    6,029
    1.29
     
    25,827
    1.24
    16. Stomach Cancer
    6,006
    1.29
     
    13,230
    0.64
    17. Bladder Cancer
    5,842
    1.25
     
    16,279
    0.78
    18. Parkinson Disease
    5,348
    1.15
     
    21,557
    1.04
    19. Hypertension
    5,191
    1.11
     
    62,156
    2.99
    20. Leukemia
    5,077
    1.09
     
    25,443
    1.22
    21. Kidney Disease
    4,804
    1.03
     
    50,889
    2.45
    22. Suicide
    4,660
    1.00
     
    35,441
    1.70
    23. Falls
    4,450
    0.95
     
    24,337
    1.17
    24. Ovary Cancer
    4,366
    0.94
     
    15,254
    0.73
    25. Other Neoplasms
    3,829
    0.82
     
    15,145
    0.73
    26. Liver Cancer
    3,470
    0.74
     
    17,862
    0.86
    27. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3,294
    0.71
     
    3,209
    0.15
    28. Diarrhoeal diseases
    3,081
    0.66
     
    7,298
    0.35
    29. Road Traffic Accidents
    3,073
    0.66
     
    45,154
    2.17
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    3,056
    0.65
     
    33,697
    1.62
    31. Inflammatory/Heart
    3,014
    0.65
     
    33,885
    1.63
    32. Skin Cancers
    2,947
    0.63
     
    13,036
    0.63
    33. Oral Cancer
    2,428
    0.52
     
    9,330
    0.45
    34. Skin Disease
    2,188
    0.47
     
    4,147
    0.20
    35. Congenital Anomalies
    1,950
    0.42
     
    11,835
    0.57
    36. Uterin Cancer
    1,852
    0.40
     
    8,638
    0.42
    37. Poisonings
    1,805
    0.39
     
    29,473
    1.42
    38. Low Birth Weight
    1,386
    0.30
     
    7,748
    0.37
    39. Cervical Cancer
    1,322
    0.28
     
    4,564
    0.22
    40. Asthma
    1,260
    0.27
     
    3,653
    0.18
    41. Drug Use
    1,247
    0.27
     
    4,732
    0.23
    42. Multiple Sclerosis
    1,206
    0.26
     
    3,738
    0.18
    43. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1,204
    0.26
     
    3,401
    0.16
    44. Epilepsy
    1,201
    0.26
     
    1,514
    0.07
    45. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    905
    0.19
     
    2,545
    0.12
    46. Alcohol
    862
    0.18
     
    6,230
    0.30
    47. Violence
    703
    0.15
     
    19,169
    0.92
    48. Tuberculosis
    443
    0.09
     
    651
    0.03
    49. Fires
    380
    0.08
     
    3,463
    0.17
    50. Osteoarthritis
    322
    0.07
     
    859
    0.04
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   United States UNITED STATES
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    30.98
    18
     
    35.38
    9
    2. Breast Cancer
    23.62
    20
     
    18.80
    61
    3. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.49
    33
     
    12.63
    56
    4. Prostate Cancer
    8.21
    58
     
    6.05
    103
    5. Oesophagus Cancer
    7.62
    30
     
    3.43
    79
    6. Lymphomas
    7.35
    36
     
    7.85
    21
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    6.81
    39
     
    7.40
    32
    8. Stomach Cancer
    4.81
    130
     
    2.76
    170
    9. Leukemia
    4.39
    63
     
    5.32
    27
    10. Bladder Cancer
    4.27
    28
     
    3.02
    73
    11. Ovary Cancer
    3.96
    20
     
    3.24
    41
    12. Liver Cancer
    3.07
    164
     
    3.93
    139
    13. Other Neoplasms
    2.95
    92
     
    2.88
    97
    14. Skin Cancers
    2.74
    32
     
    2.79
    29
    15. Oral Cancer
    2.39
    113
     
    2.06
    134
    16. Uterin Cancer
    1.53
    64
     
    1.82
    43
    17. Cervical Cancer
    1.38
    161
     
    1.13
    171
     
     
     

    Latest WHO data (2010), Death Rates are age-standardized, total deaths are % of population