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Compare Zimbabwe 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
     
      Zimbabwe ZIMBABWE   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    50.1
    53.3
    51.6
    89
    90
    89
     
    47.4
    51.0
    49.2
    100
    96
    98
    1970
    53.4
    56.7
    55.0
    99
    97
    97
     
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
    1980
    57.6
    61.2
    59.3
    107
    108
    108
     
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
    1990
    59.0
    63.7
    61.3
    129
    121
    125
     
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
    2000
    42.2
    43.3
    42.7
    178
    179
    179
     
    53.5
    58.9
    56.1
    150
    145
    148
    2010
    51.4
    53.5
    52.4
    174
    175
    175
     
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
    2015
    59.0
    62.3
    60.7
    161
    160
    160
     
    59.3
    66.2
    62.9
    158
    145
    152
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Zimbabwe ZIMBABWE   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    59.0
    62.3
    161
    160
     
    59.3
    66.2
    158
    145
    Age 5
    63.8
    66.5
    161
    164
     
    62.2
    68.7
    169
    154
    Age 10
    64.5
    67.1
    162
    164
     
    62.5
    69.0
    171
    154
    Age 15
    65.0
    67.5
    164
    166
     
    62.8
    69.2
    172
    155
    Age 20
    65.7
    68.0
    163
    167
     
    63.2
    69.5
    174
    158
    Age 25
    66.5
    68.6
    163
    168
     
    63.7
    69.9
    177
    162
    Age 30
    67.4
    69.4
    165
    170
     
    64.3
    70.6
    179
    162
    Age 35
    68.4
    70.4
    164
    169
     
    65.3
    71.7
    179
    156
    Age 40
    69.9
    71.9
    162
    168
     
    66.7
    73.2
    180
    152
    Age 45
    71.6
    73.7
    150
    157
     
    68.2
    74.6
    180
    146
    Age 50
    73.4
    75.4
    130
    149
     
    69.8
    75.9
    181
    143
    Age 55
    75.3
    77.0
    110
    139
     
    71.7
    77.2
    181
    134
    Age 60
    77.0
    78.4
    102
    129
     
    73.7
    78.6
    181
    122
    Age 65
    78.8
    79.9
    102
    123
     
    76.1
    80.2
    179
    117
    Age 70
    80.9
    81.7
    97
    122
     
    78.9
    82.2
    173
    111
    Age 75
    83.2
    83.9
    99
    120
     
    82.0
    84.5
    163
    103
    Age 80
    86.1
    86.5
    101
    118
     
    85.5
    87.2
    137
    96
    Age 85
    89.4
    89.7
    104
    117
     
    89.2
    90.4
    114
    90
    Age 90
    93.1
    93.4
    108
    114
     
    93.2
    94.0
    105
    83
    Age 95
    97.3
    97.5
    112
    109
     
    97.5
    98.0
    97
    68
    Age 100
    101.8
    101.9
    116
    110
     
    101.9
    102.3
    92
    56
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Zimbabwe ZIMBABWE   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. HIV/AIDS
    353.86
    7
     
    412.82
    4
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    97.22
    45
     
    59.33
    61
    3. Prostate Cancer
    69.94
    2
     
    25.89
    36
    4. Stroke
    68.63
    110
     
    106.68
    69
    5. Cervical Cancer
    61.46
    1
     
    14.92
    49
    6. Tuberculosis
    45.59
    26
     
    53.62
    21
    7. Diarrhoeal diseases
    45.59
    38
     
    29.54
    46
    8. Coronary Heart Disease
    41.17
    164
     
    79.23
    103
    9. Hypertension
    31.49
    21
     
    44.83
    5
    10. Low Birth Weight
    28.19
    15
     
    11.39
    65
    11. Lung Disease
    24.35
    52
     
    27.00
    45
    12. Birth Trauma
    23.60
    14
     
    7.60
    67
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    21.50
    104
     
    91.67
    8
    14. Breast Cancer
    21.50
    36
     
    14.25
    106
    15. Maternal Conditions
    19.59
    24
     
    2.89
    64
    16. Liver Disease
    19.36
    67
     
    11.27
    106
    17. Suicide
    18.35
    20
     
    3.00
    149
    18. Stomach Cancer
    17.22
    15
     
    3.61
    129
    19. Asthma
    16.81
    15
     
    10.71
    36
    20. Other Injuries
    16.76
    54
     
    29.66
    14
    21. Oesophagus Cancer
    16.48
    6
     
    8.67
    22
    22. Kidney Disease
    15.20
    78
     
    26.64
    11
    23. Inflammatory/Heart
    13.71
    23
     
    24.78
    5
    24. Malnutrition
    12.58
    43
     
    1.66
    94
    25. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.31
    53
     
    7.58
    83
    26. Liver Cancer
    11.71
    27
     
    4.23
    113
    27. Congenital Anomalies
    11.46
    23
     
    7.14
    111
    28. Violence
    11.32
    44
     
    28.97
    14
    29. Road Traffic Accidents
    10.65
    126
     
    24.64
    37
    30. Drownings
    10.27
    15
     
    4.00
    81
    31. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    9.78
    20
     
    3.27
    96
    32. Endocrine Disorders
    9.52
    57
     
    25.32
    5
    33. Meningitis
    9.50
    42
     
    5.40
    57
    34. Lung Cancers
    8.72
    99
     
    15.66
    68
    35. Ovary Cancer
    8.26
    9
     
    3.59
    113
    36. Malaria
    7.63
    42
     
    0.13
    55
    37. Lymphomas
    6.60
    36
     
    4.00
    105
    38. Fires
    6.36
    46
     
    8.92
    37
    39. Pancreas Cancer
    6.29
    47
     
    4.34
    67
    40. Uterin Cancer
    6.13
    7
     
    1.80
    94
    41. Anemia
    5.77
    24
     
    0.82
    78
    42. Falls
    5.43
    86
     
    1.44
    162
    43. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    4.91
    49
     
    3.02
    78
    44. Epilepsy
    4.07
    54
     
    8.74
    30
    45. Bladder Cancer
    3.97
    37
     
    1.70
    99
    46. Oral Cancer
    3.80
    69
     
    2.90
    86
    47. Poisonings
    3.80
    36
     
    2.32
    60
    48. Skin Cancers
    3.78
    11
     
    2.04
    50
    49. Skin Disease
    3.19
    58
     
    4.28
    46
    50. Leukemia
    2.94
    117
     
    2.68
    123
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Zimbabwe ZIMBABWE   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    37,001
    29.07
     
    202,143
    36.13
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    11,513
    9.05
     
    25,559
    4.57
    3. Low Birth Weight
    6,401
    5.03
     
    7,039
    1.26
    4. Diarrhoeal diseases
    6,332
    4.98
     
    12,925
    2.31
    5. Birth Trauma
    5,360
    4.21
     
    4,695
    0.84
    6. Stroke
    4,741
    3.73
     
    39,499
    7.06
    7. Tuberculosis
    3,868
    3.04
     
    23,238
    4.15
    8. Coronary Heart Disease
    2,819
    2.22
     
    29,351
    5.25
    9. Congenital Anomalies
    2,398
    1.88
     
    3,955
    0.71
    10. Cervical Cancer
    2,318
    1.82
     
    3,478
    0.62
    11. Suicide
    2,281
    1.79
     
    1,398
    0.25
    12. Other Injuries
    2,243
    1.76
     
    13,726
    2.45
    13. Maternal Conditions
    2,234
    1.76
     
    1,511
    0.27
    14. Hypertension
    2,170
    1.71
     
    16,620
    2.97
    15. Prostate Cancer
    1,971
    1.55
     
    3,303
    0.59
    16. Malnutrition
    1,870
    1.47
     
    764
    0.14
    17. Drownings
    1,735
    1.36
     
    2,016
    0.36
    18. Lung Disease
    1,714
    1.35
     
    9,812
    1.75
    19. Liver Disease
    1,530
    1.20
     
    4,629
    0.83
    20. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,521
    1.20
     
    34,899
    6.24
    21. Meningitis
    1,504
    1.18
     
    2,614
    0.47
    22. Violence
    1,450
    1.14
     
    14,788
    2.64
    23. Road Traffic Accidents
    1,350
    1.06
     
    11,890
    2.12
    24. Asthma
    1,301
    1.02
     
    4,062
    0.73
    25. Kidney Disease
    1,231
    0.97
     
    10,446
    1.87
    26. Stomach Cancer
    1,146
    0.90
     
    1,392
    0.25
    27. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,100
    0.86
     
    3,349
    0.60
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,061
    0.83
     
    9,576
    1.71
    29. Malaria
    1,049
    0.82
     
    62
    0.01
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    951
    0.75
     
    10,358
    1.85
    31. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    938
    0.74
     
    1,311
    0.23
    32. Fires
    843
    0.66
     
    3,832
    0.68
    33. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    828
    0.65
     
    2,869
    0.51
    34. Liver Cancer
    818
    0.64
     
    1,662
    0.30
    35. Breast Cancer
    815
    0.64
     
    3,293
    0.59
    36. Anemia
    690
    0.54
     
    342
    0.06
    37. Measles
    621
    0.49
     
    620
    0.11
    38. Poisonings
    607
    0.48
     
    1,329
    0.24
    39. Lung Cancers
    582
    0.46
     
    6,078
    1.09
    40. Lymphomas
    477
    0.38
     
    1,623
    0.29
    41. Tetanus
    475
    0.37
     
    28
    0.00
    42. Falls
    475
    0.37
     
    549
    0.10
    43. Epilepsy
    440
    0.35
     
    3,830
    0.68
    44. Pancreas Cancer
    417
    0.33
     
    1,646
    0.29
    45. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    381
    0.30
     
    1,139
    0.20
    46. Syphilis
    347
    0.27
     
    1,021
    0.18
    47. Ovary Cancer
    313
    0.25
     
    828
    0.15
    48. Oral Cancer
    263
    0.21
     
    1,173
    0.21
    49. Bladder Cancer
    261
    0.21
     
    625
    0.11
    50. Skin Cancers
    255
    0.20
     
    791
    0.14
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Zimbabwe ZIMBABWE   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    69.94
    2
     
    25.89
    36
    2. Cervical Cancer
    61.46
    1
     
    14.92
    49
    3. Breast Cancer
    21.50
    36
     
    14.25
    106
    4. Stomach Cancer
    17.22
    15
     
    3.61
    129
    5. Oesophagus Cancer
    16.48
    6
     
    8.67
    22
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.31
    53
     
    7.58
    83
    7. Liver Cancer
    11.71
    27
     
    4.23
    113
    8. Lung Cancers
    8.72
    99
     
    15.66
    68
    9. Ovary Cancer
    8.26
    9
     
    3.59
    113
    10. Lymphomas
    6.60
    36
     
    4.00
    105
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    6.29
    47
     
    4.34
    67
    12. Uterin Cancer
    6.13
    7
     
    1.80
    94
    13. Bladder Cancer
    3.97
    37
     
    1.70
    99
    14. Oral Cancer
    3.80
    69
     
    2.90
    86
    15. Skin Cancers
    3.78
    11
     
    2.04
    50
    16. Leukemia
    2.94
    117
     
    2.68
    123
     
     
     
    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.