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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 2014 updates, 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
    2015
    59.0
    64.7
    61.8
    162
    152
    156
     
    59.3
    66.2
    62.9
    158
    145
    152
     
     
    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
    59.0
    64.7
    162
    152
     
    59.3
    66.2
    158
    145
    Age 5
    63.3
    68.7
    163
    153
     
    62.2
    68.7
    169
    154
    Age 10
    64.1
    69.4
    166
    152
     
    62.5
    69.0
    171
    154
    Age 15
    64.6
    69.9
    166
    152
     
    62.8
    69.2
    172
    155
    Age 20
    65.2
    70.4
    166
    152
     
    63.2
    69.5
    174
    158
    Age 25
    66.1
    71.1
    167
    150
     
    63.7
    69.9
    177
    162
    Age 30
    67.1
    71.9
    168
    150
     
    64.3
    70.6
    179
    162
    Age 35
    68.4
    72.8
    167
    148
     
    65.3
    71.7
    179
    156
    Age 40
    70.0
    73.8
    161
    145
     
    66.7
    73.2
    180
    152
    Age 45
    71.7
    74.9
    143
    141
     
    68.2
    74.6
    180
    146
    Age 50
    73.4
    76.0
    128
    140
     
    69.8
    75.9
    181
    143
    Age 55
    75.2
    77.2
    115
    132
     
    71.7
    77.2
    181
    134
    Age 60
    76.8
    78.4
    110
    130
     
    73.7
    78.6
    181
    122
    Age 65
    78.6
    79.8
    105
    127
     
    76.1
    80.2
    179
    117
    Age 70
    80.7
    81.5
    105
    125
     
    78.9
    82.2
    173
    111
    Age 75
    83.1
    83.7
    106
    125
     
    82.0
    84.5
    163
    103
    Age 80
    85.9
    86.4
    110
    124
     
    85.5
    87.2
    137
    96
    Age 85
    89.3
    89.7
    110
    125
     
    89.2
    90.4
    114
    90
    Age 90
    93.1
    93.4
    115
    119
     
    93.2
    94.0
    105
    83
    Age 95
    97.3
    97.5
    117
    112
     
    97.5
    98.0
    97
    68
    Age 100
    101.8
    101.9
    121
    113
     
    101.9
    102.3
    92
    56
     
     
    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
    361.95
    5
     
    412.82
    4
    2. Stroke
    119.23
    53
     
    106.68
    69
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    86.86
    49
     
    59.33
    61
    4. Coronary Heart Disease
    68.91
    124
     
    79.23
    103
    5. Malaria
    51.91
    22
     
    0.13
    55
    6. Falls
    46.08
    1
     
    1.44
    162
    7. Malnutrition
    40.84
    19
     
    1.66
    94
    8. Cervical Cancer
    36.40
    6
     
    14.92
    49
    9. Diabetes Mellitus
    35.64
    64
     
    91.67
    8
    10. Tuberculosis
    33.84
    35
     
    53.62
    21
    11. Diarrhoeal diseases
    27.61
    50
     
    29.54
    46
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    26.51
    29
     
    24.64
    37
    13. Liver Disease
    26.02
    42
     
    11.27
    106
    14. Prostate Cancer
    25.59
    37
     
    25.89
    36
    15. Birth Trauma
    20.72
    19
     
    7.60
    67
    16. Meningitis
    20.08
    30
     
    5.40
    57
    17. Low Birth Weight
    18.46
    37
     
    11.39
    65
    18. Hypertension
    18.39
    69
     
    44.83
    5
    19. Other Injuries
    16.82
    52
     
    29.66
    14
    20. Maternal Conditions
    16.60
    31
     
    2.89
    64
    21. Kidney Disease
    16.37
    65
     
    26.64
    11
    22. Suicide
    14.80
    34
     
    3.00
    149
    23. Inflammatory/Heart
    13.03
    28
     
    24.78
    5
    24. Fires
    12.38
    18
     
    8.92
    37
    25. Endocrine Disorders
    12.23
    41
     
    25.32
    5
    26. Violence
    11.75
    42
     
    28.97
    14
    27. Drownings
    11.19
    12
     
    4.00
    81
    28. Breast Cancer
    11.00
    132
     
    14.25
    106
    29. Epilepsy
    10.01
    24
     
    8.74
    30
    30. Lung Disease
    9.83
    150
     
    27.00
    45
    31. Oesophagus Cancer
    9.70
    17
     
    8.67
    22
    32. Skin Disease
    8.80
    13
     
    4.28
    46
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    8.55
    88
     
    7.14
    111
    34. Poisonings
    8.34
    5
     
    2.32
    60
    35. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    6.32
    58
     
    3.27
    96
    36. Asthma
    6.21
    74
     
    10.71
    36
    37. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    5.83
    11
     
    0.91
    63
    38. Schistosomiasis
    5.65
    8
     
    2.66
    38
    39. Stomach Cancer
    4.97
    102
     
    3.61
    129
    40. Other Neoplasms
    4.76
    19
     
    2.35
    104
    41. Syphilis
    4.72
    5
     
    1.69
    42
    42. Lymphomas
    4.39
    86
     
    4.00
    105
    43. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.13
    134
     
    7.58
    83
    44. Drug Use
    3.84
    18
     
    8.36
    2
    45. Measles
    3.72
    17
     
    1.01
    45
    46. Ovary Cancer
    3.34
    122
     
    3.59
    113
    47. Liver Cancer
    3.31
    146
     
    4.23
    113
    48. Oral Cancer
    3.06
    82
     
    2.90
    86
    49. Hepatitis B
    2.83
    36
     
    0.86
    65
    50. Encephalitis
    2.60
    19
     
    1.14
    51
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Zambia ZAMBIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    35,990
    26.54
     
    202,143
    36.13
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    11,049
    8.15
     
    25,559
    4.57
    3. Malaria
    10,733
    7.91
     
    62
    0.01
    4. Birth Trauma
    6,021
    4.44
     
    4,695
    0.84
    5. Stroke
    5,826
    4.30
     
    39,499
    7.06
    6. Diarrhoeal diseases
    5,662
    4.18
     
    12,925
    2.31
    7. Low Birth Weight
    5,366
    3.96
     
    7,039
    1.26
    8. Tuberculosis
    3,715
    2.74
     
    23,238
    4.15
    9. Malnutrition
    3,698
    2.73
     
    764
    0.14
    10. Coronary Heart Disease
    3,546
    2.61
     
    29,351
    5.25
    11. Falls
    3,428
    2.53
     
    549
    0.10
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    3,055
    2.25
     
    11,890
    2.12
    13. Meningitis
    2,832
    2.09
     
    2,614
    0.47
    14. Congenital Anomalies
    2,233
    1.65
     
    3,955
    0.71
    15. Other Injuries
    1,943
    1.43
     
    13,726
    2.45
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,839
    1.36
     
    34,899
    6.24
    17. Maternal Conditions
    1,781
    1.31
     
    1,511
    0.27
    18. Fires
    1,722
    1.27
     
    3,832
    0.68
    19. Liver Disease
    1,704
    1.26
     
    4,629
    0.83
    20. Drownings
    1,623
    1.20
     
    2,016
    0.36
    21. Violence
    1,487
    1.10
     
    14,788
    2.64
    22. Suicide
    1,346
    0.99
     
    1,398
    0.25
    23. Endocrine Disorders
    1,265
    0.93
     
    10,358
    1.85
    24. Epilepsy
    1,251
    0.92
     
    3,830
    0.68
    25. Syphilis
    1,210
    0.89
     
    1,021
    0.18
    26. Cervical Cancer
    1,165
    0.86
     
    3,478
    0.62
    27. Kidney Disease
    1,130
    0.83
     
    10,446
    1.87
    28. Poisonings
    1,107
    0.82
     
    1,329
    0.24
    29. Measles
    999
    0.74
     
    620
    0.11
    30. Hypertension
    910
    0.67
     
    16,620
    2.97
    31. Inflammatory/Heart
    737
    0.54
     
    9,576
    1.71
    32. Pertussis
    641
    0.47
     
    268
    0.05
    33. Skin Disease
    615
    0.45
     
    1,603
    0.29
    34. Lung Disease
    567
    0.42
     
    9,812
    1.75
    35. Oesophagus Cancer
    510
    0.38
     
    3,349
    0.60
    36. Prostate Cancer
    505
    0.37
     
    3,303
    0.59
    37. Drug Use
    430
    0.32
     
    3,736
    0.67
    38. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    422
    0.31
     
    1,311
    0.23
    39. Asthma
    369
    0.27
     
    4,062
    0.73
    40. Schistosomiasis
    358
    0.26
     
    1,114
    0.20
    41. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    352
    0.26
     
    351
    0.06
    42. Breast Cancer
    350
    0.26
     
    3,293
    0.59
    43. Other Neoplasms
    324
    0.24
     
    953
    0.17
    44. Leishmaniasis
    315
    0.23
     
    0
    0.00
    45. Encephalitis
    306
    0.23
     
    538
    0.10
    46. Lymphomas
    305
    0.22
     
    1,623
    0.29
    47. Tetanus
    270
    0.20
     
    28
    0.00
    48. Stomach Cancer
    254
    0.19
     
    1,392
    0.25
    49. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    234
    0.17
     
    2,869
    0.51
    50. Anemia
    212
    0.16
     
    342
    0.06
     
     
    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
    36.40
    6
     
    14.92
    49
    2. Prostate Cancer
    25.59
    37
     
    25.89
    36
    3. Breast Cancer
    11.00
    132
     
    14.25
    106
    4. Oesophagus Cancer
    9.70
    17
     
    8.67
    22
    5. Stomach Cancer
    4.97
    102
     
    3.61
    129
    6. Lymphomas
    4.39
    86
     
    4.00
    105
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.13
    134
     
    7.58
    83
    8. Ovary Cancer
    3.34
    122
     
    3.59
    113
    9. Liver Cancer
    3.31
    146
     
    4.23
    113
    10. Oral Cancer
    3.06
    82
     
    2.90
    86
    11. Bladder Cancer
    2.23
    80
     
    1.70
    99
    12. Lung Cancers
    1.90
    149
     
    15.66
    68
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    1.72
    124
     
    4.34
    67
    14. Leukemia
    1.69
    145
     
    2.68
    123
    15. Uterin Cancer
    1.49
    110
     
    1.80
    94
    16. Skin Cancers
    1.48
    97
     
    2.04
    50
     
     
     
    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    World Rankings Calculations Are Age Adjusted Death Rates Per 100,000 Population.
    Data Source: Published By WHO 2014
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Cook Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome, Seychelles, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.