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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, 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
    16
    16
     
    71.8
    78.8
    75.2
    29
    17
    21
    2000
    75.3
    80.1
    77.8
    18
    23
    20
     
    74.0
    79.5
    76.8
    28
    29
    28
    2010
    78.1
    82.2
    80.2
    15
    26
    21
     
    76.2
    81.1
    78.7
    30
    30
    30
    2016
    79.7
    83.2
    81.4
    17
    26
    22
     
    76.0
    81.0
    78.5
    37
    37
    34
     
     
    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
    79.7
    83.2
    17
    26
     
    76.0
    81.0
    37
    37
    Age 5
    80.0
    83.5
    16
    25
     
    76.6
    81.5
    38
    39
    Age 10
    80.1
    83.5
    16
    25
     
    76.6
    81.5
    38
    39
    Age 15
    80.1
    83.5
    16
    25
     
    76.7
    81.6
    38
    39
    Age 20
    80.2
    83.6
    16
    25
     
    76.9
    81.7
    39
    39
    Age 25
    80.3
    83.7
    17
    25
     
    77.3
    81.8
    39
    39
    Age 30
    80.5
    83.8
    17
    25
     
    77.7
    82.0
    38
    39
    Age 35
    80.7
    83.9
    17
    24
     
    78.2
    82.3
    37
    37
    Age 40
    80.9
    84.0
    16
    24
     
    78.7
    82.6
    35
    36
    Age 45
    81.3
    84.2
    15
    23
     
    79.2
    82.9
    35
    36
    Age 50
    81.7
    84.5
    14
    22
     
    79.8
    83.3
    34
    35
    Age 55
    82.2
    84.9
    14
    24
     
    80.6
    84.0
    30
    35
    Age 60
    83.0
    85.5
    14
    24
     
    81.8
    84.7
    29
    34
    Age 65
    83.9
    86.2
    14
    23
     
    83.1
    85.7
    28
    33
    Age 70
    85.1
    87.0
    16
    24
     
    84.7
    86.8
    23
    30
    Age 75
    86.6
    88.2
    14
    27
     
    86.6
    88.3
    18
    25
    Age 80
    88.7
    89.8
    17
    31
     
    88.7
    90.1
    14
    20
    Age 85
    91.1
    92.0
    24
    37
     
    91.4
    92.3
    16
    23
     
     
    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
    57.34
    171
     
    86.89
    130
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    49.18
    5
     
    44.41
    8
    3. Lung Cancers
    28.96
    19
     
    29.82
    18
    4. Stroke
    27.45
    169
     
    23.69
    178
    5. Lung Disease
    23.66
    80
     
    32.01
    43
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    23.01
    119
     
    14.91
    147
    7. Breast Cancer
    21.77
    34
     
    17.56
    83
    8. Prostate Cancer
    20.23
    64
     
    12.69
    117
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.82
    37
     
    11.50
    62
    10. Liver Disease
    8.24
    141
     
    10.21
    127
    11. Suicide
    7.52
    123
     
    12.70
    47
    12. Lymphomas
    7.29
    27
     
    7.27
    29
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    7.17
    26
     
    3.27
    72
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    7.11
    37
     
    7.52
    33
    15. Ovary Cancer
    6.59
    24
     
    5.25
    60
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    4.69
    176
     
    15.21
    138
    17. Parkinson's Disease
    4.53
    4
     
    4.76
    3
    18. Bladder Cancer
    4.50
    20
     
    3.21
    55
    19. Leukemia
    4.43
    61
     
    5.21
    23
    20. Falls
    4.26
    114
     
    5.95
    81
    21. Stomach Cancer
    4.22
    122
     
    2.52
    163
    22. Liver Cancer
    4.01
    129
     
    4.74
    107
    23. Other Injuries
    3.89
    166
     
    4.38
    158
    24. Drug Use
    3.81
    19
     
    10.21
    5
    25. Uterin Cancer
    3.58
    37
     
    3.03
    53
    26. Kidney Disease
    3.41
    181
     
    10.90
    117
    27. Congenital Anomalies
    3.26
    160
     
    4.08
    150
    28. Other Neoplasms
    2.97
    81
     
    3.06
    77
    29. Skin Cancers
    2.93
    28
     
    2.85
    31
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    2.86
    141
     
    8.11
    60
    31. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.70
    161
     
    6.40
    76
    32. Oral Cancer
    2.63
    98
     
    2.06
    128
    33. Road Traffic Accidents
    2.58
    180
     
    10.04
    127
    34. Low Birth Weight
    2.53
    149
     
    3.01
    144
    35. Hypertension
    2.51
    177
     
    7.42
    138
    36. Cervical Cancer
    2.05
    160
     
    2.84
    142
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.70
    127
     
    0.59
    173
    38. Multiple Sclerosis
    1.47
    1
     
    0.92
    8
    39. Alcohol
    1.46
    98
     
    2.26
    64
    40. Epilepsy
    1.44
    112
     
    0.58
    177
    41. Skin Disease
    1.43
    102
     
    0.87
    128
    42. Violence
    1.32
    154
     
    5.53
    88
    43. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.23
    138
     
    2.01
    115
    44. Asthma
    1.06
    143
     
    0.95
    148
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.75
    151
     
    0.60
    162
    46. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.67
    20
     
    0.44
    45
    47. Birth Trauma
    0.42
    169
     
    0.50
    161
    48. Drownings
    0.38
    179
     
    1.13
    145
    49. Poisonings
    0.35
    144
     
    1.10
    76
    50. Tuberculosis
    0.31
    162
     
    0.12
    177
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   United States UNITED STATES
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    75,426
    16.02
     
    479,223
    20.90
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    72,375
    15.37
     
    263,916
    11.51
    3. Stroke
    37,724
    8.01
     
    131,954
    5.76
    4. Lung Cancers
    36,321
    7.72
     
    161,533
    7.05
    5. Lung Disease
    32,295
    6.86
     
    181,735
    7.93
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    32,120
    6.82
     
    80,463
    3.51
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    18,801
    3.99
     
    60,418
    2.64
    8. Breast Cancer
    13,258
    2.82
     
    47,291
    2.06
    9. Prostate Cancer
    12,578
    2.67
     
    32,107
    1.40
    10. Lymphomas
    9,171
    1.95
     
    39,322
    1.72
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    8,859
    1.88
     
    40,559
    1.77
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    8,822
    1.87
     
    17,208
    0.75
    13. Liver Disease
    7,397
    1.57
     
    46,942
    2.05
    14. Parkinson's Disease
    6,614
    1.41
     
    28,106
    1.23
    15. Bladder Cancer
    6,086
    1.29
     
    18,091
    0.79
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    6,037
    1.28
     
    79,936
    3.49
    17. Suicide
    5,500
    1.17
     
    45,986
    2.01
    18. Falls
    5,465
    1.16
     
    32,672
    1.43
    19. Leukemia
    5,421
    1.15
     
    27,048
    1.18
    20. Stomach Cancer
    5,347
    1.14
     
    13,025
    0.57
    21. Liver Cancer
    4,925
    1.05
     
    24,566
    1.07
    22. Other Injuries
    4,698
    1.00
     
    20,113
    0.88
    23. Kidney Disease
    4,668
    0.99
     
    59,823
    2.61
    24. Ovary Cancer
    4,165
    0.88
     
    14,698
    0.64
    25. Other Neoplasms
    3,839
    0.82
     
    16,503
    0.72
    26. Skin Cancers
    3,421
    0.73
     
    14,749
    0.64
    27. Hypertension
    3,359
    0.71
     
    39,414
    1.72
    28. Oral Cancer
    2,938
    0.62
     
    10,515
    0.46
    29. Inflammatory/Heart
    2,917
    0.62
     
    31,866
    1.39
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    2,893
    0.61
     
    40,035
    1.75
    31. Drug Use
    2,439
    0.52
     
    34,010
    1.48
    32. Uterin Cancer
    2,178
    0.46
     
    7,968
    0.35
    33. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2,165
    0.46
     
    3,118
    0.14
    34. Congenital Anomalies
    1,982
    0.42
     
    11,008
    0.48
    35. Skin Disease
    1,914
    0.41
     
    4,608
    0.20
    36. Road Traffic Accidents
    1,846
    0.39
     
    34,908
    1.52
    37. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,684
    0.36
     
    10,810
    0.47
    38. Multiple Sclerosis
    1,546
    0.33
     
    4,462
    0.19
    39. Epilepsy
    1,250
    0.27
     
    2,259
    0.10
    40. Asthma
    1,248
    0.27
     
    4,032
    0.18
    41. Cervical Cancer
    1,247
    0.26
     
    7,479
    0.33
    42. Alcohol
    1,167
    0.25
     
    9,324
    0.41
    43. Low Birth Weight
    1,159
    0.25
     
    6,687
    0.29
    44. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    997
    0.21
     
    3,259
    0.14
    45. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    922
    0.20
     
    2,473
    0.11
    46. Violence
    862
    0.18
     
    16,936
    0.74
    47. Tuberculosis
    348
    0.07
     
    578
    0.03
    48. Fires
    294
    0.06
     
    2,938
    0.13
    49. Poisonings
    287
    0.06
     
    3,852
    0.17
    50. Drownings
    270
    0.06
     
    3,685
    0.16
     
     
    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
    28.96
    19
     
    29.82
    18
    2. Breast Cancer
    21.77
    34
     
    17.56
    83
    3. Prostate Cancer
    20.23
    64
     
    12.69
    117
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.82
    37
     
    11.50
    62
    5. Lymphomas
    7.29
    27
     
    7.27
    29
    6. Oesophagus Cancer
    7.17
    26
     
    3.27
    72
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    7.11
    37
     
    7.52
    33
    8. Ovary Cancer
    6.59
    24
     
    5.25
    60
    9. Bladder Cancer
    4.50
    20
     
    3.21
    55
    10. Leukemia
    4.43
    61
     
    5.21
    23
    11. Stomach Cancer
    4.22
    122
     
    2.52
    163
    12. Liver Cancer
    4.01
    129
     
    4.74
    107
    13. Uterin Cancer
    3.58
    37
     
    3.03
    53
    14. Skin Cancers
    2.93
    28
     
    2.85
    31
    15. Oral Cancer
    2.63
    98
     
    2.06
    128
    16. Cervical Cancer
    2.05
    160
     
    2.84
    142
     
     
     
    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.