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China
COUNTRY #1
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Compare China 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.

South Korea
COUNTRY #2
Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Antigua/Bar. Arab Emirates Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia/Herzeg. Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central Africa Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Costa Rica Cote d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominican Rep. DR Congo Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equ. Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Guinea New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Lucia Saint Vincent Samoa Sao Tome Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Isl. Somalia South Africa South Korea South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Trinidad/Tob. Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
DYNAMIC PYRAMIDS
Data Source: United Nations
China Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      China CHINA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      China CHINA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    35.1
    37.6
    36.3
    162
    160
    162
     
    52.6
    55.8
    54.2
    81
    82
    82
    1970
    61.0
    62.5
    61.7
    67
    79
    74
     
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
    1980
    64.4
    66.7
    65.5
    67
    83
    79
     
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
    1990
    66.9
    69.7
    68.3
    62
    95
    87
     
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
    2000
    70.1
    73.5
    71.7
    56
    86
    70
     
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
    2010
    73.5
    76.7
    75.0
    42
    74
    54
     
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
    2016
    75.0
    77.9
    76.4
    43
    78
    51
     
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      China CHINA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    75.0
    77.9
    43
    78
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    Age 5
    75.7
    78.6
    45
    82
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 10
    75.8
    78.8
    45
    81
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 15
    75.9
    78.8
    45
    81
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 20
    76.0
    78.9
    45
    81
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 25
    76.2
    79.0
    45
    81
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    Age 30
    76.4
    79.2
    47
    81
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    Age 35
    76.6
    79.3
    49
    81
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    Age 40
    76.8
    79.5
    51
    82
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    Age 45
    77.1
    79.7
    58
    85
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    Age 50
    77.5
    80.0
    62
    85
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    Age 55
    78.0
    80.4
    68
    86
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    Age 60
    78.7
    81.0
    75
    91
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    Age 65
    79.9
    81.9
    78
    94
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    Age 70
    81.5
    83.3
    84
    93
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    Age 75
    83.8
    85.1
    83
    93
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    Age 80
    86.7
    87.5
    77
    84
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    Age 85
    90.0
    90.6
    77
    85
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      China CHINA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    128.18
    33
    34.98
    155
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    98.33
    118
    30.76
    183
    3. Lung Disease
    63.10
    7
    10.48
    171
    4. Lung Cancers
    38.30
    5
    23.65
    43
    5. Liver Cancer
    23.64
    7
    16.01
    17
    6. Alzheimers/Dementia
    19.87
    73
    13.67
    130
    7. Stomach Cancer
    19.60
    2
    14.05
    25
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    17.50
    94
    9.05
    132
    9. Hypertension
    17.39
    61
    4.32
    158
    10. Influenza and Pneumonia
    14.69
    148
    19.84
    131
    11. Oesophagus Cancer
    11.72
    10
    2.11
    102
    12. Kidney Disease
    11.41
    113
    8.08
    146
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    9.96
    156
    16.26
    132
    14. Liver Disease
    9.49
    131
    8.82
    136
    15. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9.12
    81
    11.97
    58
    16. Suicide
    8.53
    116
    24.21
    10
    17. Falls
    6.71
    71
    3.26
    132
    18. Breast Cancer
    5.76
    179
    5.89
    177
    19. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    5.18
    32
    0.26
    180
    20. Congenital Anomalies
    4.39
    141
    1.79
    181
    21. Pancreas Cancer
    4.17
    80
    6.62
    44
    22. Drownings
    3.96
    91
    1.06
    149
    23. Leukemia
    3.84
    96
    2.64
    137
    24. Low Birth Weight
    3.51
    140
    1.99
    156
    25. Cervical Cancer
    3.45
    137
    2.70
    146
    26. Prostate Cancer
    3.27
    171
    5.62
    158
    27. Other Injuries
    3.10
    178
    5.32
    139
    28. Birth Trauma
    2.75
    98
    0.35
    174
    29. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2.57
    102
    0.76
    163
    30. Other Neoplasms
    2.44
    103
    1.81
    121
    31. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.36
    168
    1.67
    177
    32. Lymphomas
    2.33
    158
    3.54
    127
    33. Oral Cancer
    2.29
    115
    1.50
    152
    34. Tuberculosis
    2.11
    112
    4.26
    98
    35. Uterin Cancer
    1.93
    96
    0.71
    171
    36. Bladder Cancer
    1.84
    98
    1.84
    97
    37. Ovary Cancer
    1.78
    175
    2.53
    161
    38. Endocrine Disorders
    1.77
    164
    1.98
    162
    39. Drug Use
    1.73
    65
    0.21
    178
    40. Asthma
    1.72
    123
    2.37
    113
    41. Poisonings
    1.46
    62
    0.41
    133
    42. HIV/AIDS
    1.42
    115
    0.20
    152
    43. Skin Cancers
    1.19
    108
    0.66
    147
    44. Epilepsy
    0.83
    157
    0.74
    165
    45. Violence
    0.82
    172
    1.75
    144
    46. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.80
    149
    1.26
    137
    47. Alcohol
    0.75
    139
    1.17
    119
    48. Fires
    0.69
    137
    0.45
    157
    49. Malnutrition
    0.68
    118
    0.11
    152
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.66
    22
    0.24
    93
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      China CHINA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    2.099m
    22.46
    28,533
    11.65
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    1.597m
    17.10
    25,047
    10.22
    3. Lung Disease
    1.012m
    10.83
    8,739
    3.57
    4. Lung Cancers
    635,640
    6.80
    19,048
    7.78
    5. Liver Cancer
    396,791
    4.25
    12,373
    5.05
    6. Stomach Cancer
    326,453
    3.49
    11,054
    4.51
    7. Alzheimers/Dementia
    312,812
    3.35
    11,573
    4.72
    8. Hypertension
    280,611
    3.00
    3,626
    1.48
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    268,127
    2.87
    6,040
    2.47
    10. Influenza and Pneumonia
    217,062
    2.32
    16,514
    6.74
    11. Oesophagus Cancer
    196,639
    2.10
    1,686
    0.69
    12. Kidney Disease
    187,373
    2.01
    6,582
    2.69
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    165,989
    1.78
    13,250
    5.41
    14. Liver Disease
    161,377
    1.73
    6,500
    2.65
    15. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    148,964
    1.59
    9,555
    3.90
    16. Suicide
    138,622
    1.48
    16,078
    6.56
    17. Falls
    105,569
    1.13
    2,417
    0.99
    18. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    85,574
    0.92
    208
    0.08
    19. Pancreas Cancer
    69,713
    0.75
    5,269
    2.15
    20. Leukemia
    57,230
    0.61
    1,784
    0.73
    21. Drownings
    51,961
    0.56
    662
    0.27
    22. Breast Cancer
    49,011
    0.52
    2,221
    0.91
    23. Other Injuries
    45,721
    0.49
    4,183
    1.71
    24. Congenital Anomalies
    44,671
    0.48
    590
    0.24
    25. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    42,288
    0.45
    624
    0.25
    26. Other Neoplasms
    40,361
    0.43
    1,420
    0.58
    27. Oral Cancer
    38,575
    0.41
    1,159
    0.47
    28. Lymphomas
    38,425
    0.41
    2,732
    1.12
    29. Inflammatory/Heart
    36,621
    0.39
    1,195
    0.49
    30. Tuberculosis
    33,634
    0.36
    3,406
    1.39
    31. Low Birth Weight
    33,151
    0.35
    514
    0.21
    32. Bladder Cancer
    29,437
    0.32
    1,520
    0.62
    33. Cervical Cancer
    29,140
    0.31
    1,113
    0.45
    34. Drug Use
    27,925
    0.30
    148
    0.06
    35. Asthma
    27,680
    0.30
    1,973
    0.81
    36. Endocrine Disorders
    26,778
    0.29
    1,458
    0.60
    37. Birth Trauma
    25,919
    0.28
    90
    0.04
    38. Prostate Cancer
    24,392
    0.26
    1,877
    0.77
    39. HIV/AIDS
    23,058
    0.25
    134
    0.05
    40. Poisonings
    22,392
    0.24
    290
    0.12
    41. Skin Cancers
    19,556
    0.21
    529
    0.22
    42. Uterin Cancer
    16,499
    0.18
    295
    0.12
    43. Ovary Cancer
    15,210
    0.16
    1,028
    0.42
    44. Alcohol
    12,585
    0.13
    833
    0.34
    45. Epilepsy
    12,196
    0.13
    470
    0.19
    46. Violence
    11,873
    0.13
    1,029
    0.42
    47. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    10,954
    0.12
    197
    0.08
    48. Malnutrition
    10,539
    0.11
    91
    0.04
    49. Fires
    10,380
    0.11
    300
    0.12
    50. Parkinson's Disease
    9,789
    0.10
    3,577
    1.46
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      China CHINA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    38.30
    5
    23.65
    43
    2. Liver Cancer
    23.64
    7
    16.01
    17
    3. Stomach Cancer
    19.60
    2
    14.05
    25
    4. Oesophagus Cancer
    11.72
    10
    2.11
    102
    5. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9.12
    81
    11.97
    58
    6. Breast Cancer
    5.76
    179
    5.89
    177
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    4.17
    80
    6.62
    44
    8. Leukemia
    3.84
    96
    2.64
    137
    9. Cervical Cancer
    3.45
    137
    2.70
    146
    10. Prostate Cancer
    3.27
    171
    5.62
    158
    11. Lymphomas
    2.33
    158
    3.54
    127
    12. Oral Cancer
    2.29
    115
    1.50
    152
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.93
    96
    0.71
    171
    14. Bladder Cancer
    1.84
    98
    1.84
    97
    15. Ovary Cancer
    1.78
    175
    2.53
    161
    16. Skin Cancers
    1.19
    108
    0.66
    147
    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.