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Compare Zambia and South Africa 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
     
      Zambia ZAMBIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    43.8
    46.8
    45.3
    119
    116
    118
     
    47.4
    51.0
    49.2
    100
    96
    98
    1970
    47.6
    50.8
    49.2
    125
    123
    126
     
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
    1980
    50.0
    53.4
    51.7
    139
    138
    137
     
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
    1990
    45.9
    50.3
    48.0
    171
    165
    166
     
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
    2000
    42.1
    45.6
    43.8
    181
    181
    181
     
    54.6
    60.1
    57.3
    148
    140
    146
    2010
    56.1
    60.0
    58.0
    163
    156
    158
     
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
    2016
    60.2
    64.4
    62.3
    158
    159
    160
     
    60.2
    67.0
    63.6
    159
    144
    153
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Zambia ZAMBIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    60.2
    64.4
    158
    159
     
    60.2
    67.0
    159
    144
    Age 5
    64.6
    68.4
    165
    158
     
    63.1
    69.7
    172
    151
    Age 10
    65.3
    69.0
    165
    158
     
    63.4
    69.9
    172
    153
    Age 15
    65.7
    69.4
    165
    158
     
    63.7
    70.2
    173
    153
    Age 20
    66.4
    70.0
    164
    158
     
    64.1
    70.5
    175
    155
    Age 25
    67.4
    70.7
    163
    158
     
    64.6
    71.0
    177
    155
    Age 30
    68.4
    71.6
    159
    157
     
    65.3
    71.8
    177
    154
    Age 35
    69.4
    72.5
    158
    155
     
    66.3
    72.8
    177
    153
    Age 40
    70.7
    73.6
    151
    152
     
    67.6
    74.1
    178
    146
    Age 45
    72.0
    74.8
    138
    149
     
    69.0
    75.3
    179
    141
    Age 50
    73.4
    75.9
    132
    147
     
    70.4
    76.4
    179
    133
    Age 55
    75.0
    77.0
    128
    140
     
    72.1
    77.5
    180
    131
    Age 60
    76.6
    78.3
    123
    137
     
    74.0
    78.8
    181
    123
    Age 65
    78.4
    79.7
    119
    135
     
    76.3
    80.4
    180
    117
    Age 70
    80.5
    81.5
    118
    132
     
    79.0
    82.3
    174
    105
    Age 75
    83.0
    83.7
    121
    133
     
    82.1
    84.6
    164
    103
    Age 80
    85.9
    86.4
    117
    128
     
    85.5
    87.2
    141
    100
    Age 85
    89.2
    89.7
    120
    126
     
    89.2
    90.4
    122
    93
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Zambia ZAMBIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. HIV/AIDS
    188.78
    10
     
    273.12
    5
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    90.00
    40
     
    86.33
    46
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    85.07
    137
     
    114.02
    95
    4. Diarrhoeal diseases
    79.02
    16
     
    29.47
    47
    5. Stroke
    64.18
    120
     
    93.76
    78
    6. Tuberculosis
    62.59
    21
     
    59.33
    24
    7. Malaria
    42.32
    15
     
    0.33
    56
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    35.43
    24
     
    22.46
    68
    9. Cervical Cancer
    35.14
    6
     
    20.99
    32
    10. Diabetes Mellitus
    25.05
    103
     
    86.02
    13
    11. Liver Disease
    24.73
    57
     
    12.56
    106
    12. Prostate Cancer
    23.03
    48
     
    35.07
    21
    13. Hypertension
    21.24
    49
     
    30.73
    23
    14. Lung Disease
    20.04
    108
     
    44.30
    16
    15. Meningitis
    16.95
    28
     
    4.79
    49
    16. Malnutrition
    15.57
    26
     
    5.38
    56
    17. Birth Trauma
    14.54
    33
     
    4.92
    79
    18. Endocrine Disorders
    13.71
    24
     
    11.62
    36
    19. Low Birth Weight
    13.11
    54
     
    8.45
    82
    20. Other Injuries
    12.40
    53
     
    6.58
    114
    21. Congenital Anomalies
    11.87
    42
     
    7.65
    106
    22. Breast Cancer
    11.69
    139
     
    20.75
    51
    23. Violence
    11.65
    36
     
    25.69
    14
    24. Alzheimers/Dementia
    11.47
    143
     
    13.28
    133
    25. Anemia
    11.18
    16
     
    0.62
    72
    26. Maternal Conditions
    10.88
    37
     
    2.61
    70
    27. Suicide
    10.88
    77
     
    12.13
    60
    28. Falls
    10.79
    42
     
    3.09
    137
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.86
    20
     
    10.53
    15
    30. Asthma
    8.21
    73
     
    13.61
    38
    31. Kidney Disease
    7.36
    155
     
    25.47
    38
    32. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    6.84
    37
     
    4.24
    72
    33. Fires
    6.42
    29
     
    4.91
    45
    34. Drownings
    6.11
    59
     
    3.49
    97
    35. Skin Disease
    5.49
    16
     
    5.13
    23
    36. Lymphomas
    5.34
    86
     
    8.06
    15
    37. Epilepsy
    4.79
    31
     
    8.73
    6
    38. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.71
    116
     
    14.65
    12
    39. Other Neoplasms
    4.42
    31
     
    2.61
    95
    40. Stomach Cancer
    4.38
    118
     
    4.69
    113
    41. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.09
    152
     
    10.45
    72
    42. Ovary Cancer
    3.50
    125
     
    5.65
    48
    43. Liver Cancer
    3.24
    152
     
    5.60
    87
    44. Oral Cancer
    3.03
    88
     
    3.92
    69
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2.97
    77
     
    3.70
    62
    46. Schistosomiasis
    2.90
    34
     
    1.14
    42
    47. Syphilis
    2.86
    29
     
    1.63
    44
    48. Poisonings
    2.41
    37
     
    1.27
    70
    49. Tetanus
    2.28
    19
     
    0.05
    106
    50. Bladder Cancer
    2.09
    84
     
    2.27
    77
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Zambia ZAMBIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    21,672
    18.73
     
    138,157
    27.55
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    11,454
    9.90
     
    35,331
    7.04
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    9,001
    7.78
     
    12,761
    2.54
    4. Malaria
    7,242
    6.26
     
    159
    0.03
    5. Coronary Heart Disease
    5,182
    4.48
     
    40,729
    8.12
    6. Birth Trauma
    4,679
    4.04
     
    2,980
    0.59
    7. Tuberculosis
    4,675
    4.04
     
    25,264
    5.04
    8. Low Birth Weight
    4,217
    3.64
     
    5,119
    1.02
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    4,005
    3.46
     
    11,632
    2.32
    10. Stroke
    3,939
    3.40
     
    32,958
    6.57
    11. Congenital Anomalies
    3,407
    2.94
     
    4,379
    0.87
    12. Malnutrition
    2,649
    2.29
     
    2,889
    0.58
    13. Meningitis
    2,555
    2.21
     
    2,309
    0.46
    14. Endocrine Disorders
    2,105
    1.82
     
    5,210
    1.04
    15. Other Injuries
    1,990
    1.72
     
    3,235
    0.65
    16. Liver Disease
    1,813
    1.57
     
    5,084
    1.01
    17. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,575
    1.36
     
    31,831
    6.35
    18. Violence
    1,574
    1.36
     
    14,288
    2.85
    19. Maternal Conditions
    1,485
    1.28
     
    1,483
    0.30
    20. Cervical Cancer
    1,353
    1.17
     
    5,054
    1.01
    21. Hypertension
    1,273
    1.10
     
    10,994
    2.19
    22. Lung Disease
    1,202
    1.04
     
    15,479
    3.09
    23. Anemia
    1,173
    1.01
     
    246
    0.05
    24. Drownings
    1,130
    0.98
     
    1,775
    0.35
    25. Suicide
    1,038
    0.90
     
    5,854
    1.17
    26. Falls
    967
    0.84
     
    1,171
    0.23
    27. Fires
    851
    0.74
     
    2,256
    0.45
    28. Syphilis
    762
    0.66
     
    952
    0.19
    29. Epilepsy
    657
    0.57
     
    3,982
    0.79
    30. Asthma
    630
    0.54
     
    5,188
    1.03
    31. Alzheimers/Dementia
    627
    0.54
     
    4,435
    0.88
    32. Kidney Disease
    622
    0.54
     
    9,527
    1.90
    33. Pertussis
    579
    0.50
     
    199
    0.04
    34. Prostate Cancer
    559
    0.48
     
    4,151
    0.83
    35. Oesophagus Cancer
    548
    0.47
     
    3,992
    0.80
    36. Poisonings
    467
    0.40
     
    656
    0.13
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    463
    0.40
     
    1,544
    0.31
    38. Lymphomas
    460
    0.40
     
    3,508
    0.70
    39. Skin Disease
    450
    0.39
     
    1,970
    0.39
    40. Breast Cancer
    446
    0.39
     
    4,936
    0.98
    41. Inflammatory/Heart
    377
    0.33
     
    5,755
    1.15
    42. Other Neoplasms
    343
    0.30
     
    1,041
    0.21
    43. Tetanus
    338
    0.29
     
    22
    0.00
    44. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    274
    0.24
     
    3,930
    0.78
    45. Stomach Cancer
    266
    0.23
     
    1,794
    0.36
    46. Liver Cancer
    239
    0.21
     
    2,217
    0.44
    47. Schistosomiasis
    235
    0.20
     
    463
    0.09
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    230
    0.20
     
    1,438
    0.29
    49. Oral Cancer
    212
    0.18
     
    1,569
    0.31
    50. Hepatitis B
    149
    0.13
     
    152
    0.03
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Zambia ZAMBIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    35.14
    6
     
    20.99
    32
    2. Prostate Cancer
    23.03
    48
     
    35.07
    21
    3. Breast Cancer
    11.69
    139
     
    20.75
    51
    4. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.86
    20
     
    10.53
    15
    5. Lymphomas
    5.34
    86
     
    8.06
    15
    6. Stomach Cancer
    4.38
    118
     
    4.69
    113
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.09
    152
     
    10.45
    72
    8. Ovary Cancer
    3.50
    125
     
    5.65
    48
    9. Liver Cancer
    3.24
    152
     
    5.60
    87
    10. Oral Cancer
    3.03
    88
     
    3.92
    69
    11. Bladder Cancer
    2.09
    84
     
    2.27
    77
    12. Lung Cancers
    1.81
    164
     
    20.75
    57
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    1.71
    135
     
    6.04
    51
    14. Leukemia
    1.64
    155
     
    3.76
    101
    15. Uterin Cancer
    1.30
    129
     
    2.31
    82
    16. Skin Cancers
    1.20
    107
     
    4.48
    4
     
     
     
    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.