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Compare United States and South Korea 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 States UNITED STATES   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    66.6
    73.1
    69.8
    23
    15
    16
     
    52.6
    55.8
    54.2
    81
    82
    82
    1970
    67.1
    74.7
    70.8
    24
    12
    21
     
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
    1980
    70.0
    77.5
    73.7
    22
    11
    18
     
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
    1990
    71.8
    78.8
    75.2
    29
    17
    21
     
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
    2000
    74.0
    79.5
    76.8
    28
    29
    28
     
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
    2010
    76.2
    81.1
    78.7
    30
    30
    30
     
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
    2016
    76.0
    81.0
    78.5
    37
    37
    34
     
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    76.0
    81.0
    37
    37
     
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    Age 5
    76.6
    81.5
    38
    39
     
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 10
    76.6
    81.5
    38
    39
     
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 15
    76.7
    81.6
    38
    39
     
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 20
    76.9
    81.7
    39
    39
     
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 25
    77.3
    81.8
    39
    39
     
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    Age 30
    77.7
    82.0
    38
    39
     
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    Age 35
    78.2
    82.3
    37
    37
     
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    Age 40
    78.7
    82.6
    35
    36
     
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    Age 45
    79.2
    82.9
    35
    36
     
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    Age 50
    79.8
    83.3
    34
    35
     
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    Age 55
    80.6
    84.0
    30
    35
     
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    Age 60
    81.8
    84.7
    29
    34
     
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    Age 65
    83.1
    85.7
    28
    33
     
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    Age 70
    84.7
    86.8
    23
    30
     
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    Age 75
    86.6
    88.3
    18
    25
     
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    Age 80
    88.7
    90.1
    14
    20
     
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    Age 85
    91.4
    92.3
    16
    23
     
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    86.89
    130
     
    30.76
    183
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    44.41
    8
     
    13.67
    130
    3. Lung Disease
    32.01
    43
     
    10.48
    171
    4. Lung Cancers
    29.82
    18
     
    23.65
    43
    5. Stroke
    23.69
    178
     
    34.98
    155
    6. Breast Cancer
    17.56
    83
     
    5.89
    177
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    15.21
    138
     
    16.26
    132
    8. Influenza and Pneumonia
    14.91
    147
     
    19.84
    131
    9. Suicide
    12.70
    47
     
    24.21
    10
    10. Prostate Cancer
    12.69
    117
     
    5.62
    158
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.50
    62
     
    11.97
    58
    12. Kidney Disease
    10.90
    117
     
    8.08
    146
    13. Liver Disease
    10.21
    127
     
    8.82
    136
    14. Drug Use
    10.21
    5
     
    0.21
    178
    15. Road Traffic Accidents
    10.04
    127
     
    9.05
    132
    16. Endocrine Disorders
    8.11
    60
     
    1.98
    162
    17. Pancreas Cancer
    7.52
    33
     
    6.62
    44
    18. Hypertension
    7.42
    138
     
    4.32
    158
    19. Lymphomas
    7.27
    29
     
    3.54
    127
    20. Inflammatory/Heart
    6.40
    76
     
    1.67
    177
    21. Falls
    5.95
    81
     
    3.26
    132
    22. Violence
    5.53
    88
     
    1.75
    144
    23. Ovary Cancer
    5.25
    60
     
    2.53
    161
    24. Leukemia
    5.21
    23
     
    2.64
    137
    25. Parkinson's Disease
    4.76
    3
     
    4.28
    11
    26. Liver Cancer
    4.74
    107
     
    16.01
    17
    27. Other Injuries
    4.38
    158
     
    5.32
    139
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    4.08
    150
     
    1.79
    181
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.27
    72
     
    2.11
    102
    30. Bladder Cancer
    3.21
    55
     
    1.84
    97
    31. Other Neoplasms
    3.06
    77
     
    1.81
    121
    32. Uterin Cancer
    3.03
    53
     
    0.71
    171
    33. Low Birth Weight
    3.01
    144
     
    1.99
    156
    34. Skin Cancers
    2.85
    31
     
    0.66
    147
    35. Cervical Cancer
    2.84
    142
     
    2.70
    146
    36. Stomach Cancer
    2.52
    163
     
    14.05
    25
    37. Alcohol
    2.26
    64
     
    1.17
    119
    38. Oral Cancer
    2.06
    128
     
    1.50
    152
    39. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.01
    115
     
    1.26
    137
    40. HIV/AIDS
    1.72
    109
     
    0.20
    152
    41. Drownings
    1.13
    145
     
    1.06
    149
    42. Poisonings
    1.10
    76
     
    0.41
    133
    43. Asthma
    0.95
    148
     
    2.37
    113
    44. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.92
    8
     
    0.04
    177
    45. Skin Disease
    0.87
    128
     
    0.66
    137
    46. Fires
    0.73
    136
     
    0.45
    157
    47. Malnutrition
    0.64
    120
     
    0.11
    152
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.60
    162
     
    0.26
    180
    49. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.59
    173
     
    0.76
    163
    50. Epilepsy
    0.58
    177
     
    0.74
    165
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      United States UNITED STATES   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    479,223
    20.90
     
    25,047
    10.22
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    263,916
    11.51
     
    11,573
    4.72
    3. Lung Disease
    181,735
    7.93
     
    8,739
    3.57
    4. Lung Cancers
    161,533
    7.05
     
    19,048
    7.78
    5. Stroke
    131,954
    5.76
     
    28,533
    11.65
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    80,463
    3.51
     
    16,514
    6.74
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    79,936
    3.49
     
    13,250
    5.41
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    60,418
    2.64
     
    9,555
    3.90
    9. Kidney Disease
    59,823
    2.61
     
    6,582
    2.69
    10. Breast Cancer
    47,291
    2.06
     
    2,221
    0.91
    11. Liver Disease
    46,942
    2.05
     
    6,500
    2.65
    12. Suicide
    45,986
    2.01
     
    16,078
    6.56
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    40,559
    1.77
     
    5,269
    2.15
    14. Endocrine Disorders
    40,035
    1.75
     
    1,458
    0.60
    15. Hypertension
    39,414
    1.72
     
    3,626
    1.48
    16. Lymphomas
    39,322
    1.72
     
    2,732
    1.12
    17. Road Traffic Accidents
    34,908
    1.52
     
    6,040
    2.47
    18. Drug Use
    34,010
    1.48
     
    148
    0.06
    19. Falls
    32,672
    1.43
     
    2,417
    0.99
    20. Prostate Cancer
    32,107
    1.40
     
    1,877
    0.77
    21. Inflammatory/Heart
    31,866
    1.39
     
    1,195
    0.49
    22. Parkinson's Disease
    28,106
    1.23
     
    3,577
    1.46
    23. Leukemia
    27,048
    1.18
     
    1,784
    0.73
    24. Liver Cancer
    24,566
    1.07
     
    12,373
    5.05
    25. Other Injuries
    20,113
    0.88
     
    4,183
    1.71
    26. Bladder Cancer
    18,091
    0.79
     
    1,520
    0.62
    27. Oesophagus Cancer
    17,208
    0.75
     
    1,686
    0.69
    28. Violence
    16,936
    0.74
     
    1,029
    0.42
    29. Other Neoplasms
    16,503
    0.72
     
    1,420
    0.58
    30. Skin Cancers
    14,749
    0.64
     
    529
    0.22
    31. Ovary Cancer
    14,698
    0.64
     
    1,028
    0.42
    32. Stomach Cancer
    13,025
    0.57
     
    11,054
    4.51
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    11,008
    0.48
     
    590
    0.24
    34. Diarrhoeal diseases
    10,810
    0.47
     
    1,023
    0.42
    35. Oral Cancer
    10,515
    0.46
     
    1,159
    0.47
    36. Alcohol
    9,324
    0.41
     
    833
    0.34
    37. Uterin Cancer
    7,968
    0.35
     
    295
    0.12
    38. Cervical Cancer
    7,479
    0.33
     
    1,113
    0.45
    39. Low Birth Weight
    6,687
    0.29
     
    514
    0.21
    40. HIV/AIDS
    6,660
    0.29
     
    134
    0.05
    41. Skin Disease
    4,608
    0.20
     
    543
    0.22
    42. Multiple Sclerosis
    4,462
    0.19
     
    27
    0.01
    43. Asthma
    4,032
    0.18
     
    1,973
    0.81
    44. Poisonings
    3,852
    0.17
     
    290
    0.12
    45. Drownings
    3,685
    0.16
     
    662
    0.27
    46. Malnutrition
    3,564
    0.16
     
    91
    0.04
    47. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3,259
    0.14
     
    208
    0.08
    48. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3,118
    0.14
     
    624
    0.25
    49. Anemia
    3,071
    0.13
     
    251
    0.10
    50. Fires
    2,938
    0.13
     
    300
    0.12
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    29.82
    18
     
    23.65
    43
    2. Breast Cancer
    17.56
    83
     
    5.89
    177
    3. Prostate Cancer
    12.69
    117
     
    5.62
    158
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.50
    62
     
    11.97
    58
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    7.52
    33
     
    6.62
    44
    6. Lymphomas
    7.27
    29
     
    3.54
    127
    7. Ovary Cancer
    5.25
    60
     
    2.53
    161
    8. Leukemia
    5.21
    23
     
    2.64
    137
    9. Liver Cancer
    4.74
    107
     
    16.01
    17
    10. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.27
    72
     
    2.11
    102
    11. Bladder Cancer
    3.21
    55
     
    1.84
    97
    12. Uterin Cancer
    3.03
    53
     
    0.71
    171
    13. Skin Cancers
    2.85
    31
     
    0.66
    147
    14. Cervical Cancer
    2.84
    142
     
    2.70
    146
    15. Stomach Cancer
    2.52
    163
     
    14.05
    25
    16. Oral Cancer
    2.06
    128
     
    1.50
    152
     
     
     
    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.