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Finland
COUNTRY #1
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 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 No Macedonia 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

Compare Finland 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.

South Africa
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 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 No Macedonia 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
Finland Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Finland FINLAND   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Finland FINLAND   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    65.4
    72.4
    68.8
    30
    20
    25
     
    47.4
    51.0
    49.2
    100
    96
    98
    1970
    66.2
    74.4
    70.2
    34
    19
    25
     
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
    1980
    69.2
    77.9
    73.4
    30
    10
    19
     
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
    1990
    70.9
    78.9
    74.8
    34
    14
    25
     
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
    2000
    74.0
    80.9
    77.5
    29
    15
    23
     
    54.6
    60.1
    57.3
    148
    140
    146
    2010
    76.6
    83.1
    79.9
    26
    15
    24
     
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
    2016
    78.7
    84.2
    81.4
    24
    14
    21
     
    60.2
    67.0
    63.6
    159
    144
    153
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Finland FINLAND   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    78.7
    84.2
    24
    14
    60.2
    67.0
    159
    144
    Age 5
    78.8
    84.4
    26
    15
    63.1
    69.7
    172
    151
    Age 10
    78.9
    84.4
    26
    15
    63.4
    69.9
    172
    153
    Age 15
    78.9
    84.4
    26
    15
    63.7
    70.2
    173
    153
    Age 20
    79.0
    84.5
    26
    16
    64.1
    70.5
    175
    155
    Age 25
    79.2
    84.6
    25
    16
    64.6
    71.0
    177
    155
    Age 30
    79.5
    84.6
    25
    16
    65.3
    71.8
    177
    154
    Age 35
    79.7
    84.8
    25
    16
    66.3
    72.8
    177
    153
    Age 40
    80.0
    84.9
    24
    15
    67.6
    74.1
    178
    146
    Age 45
    80.3
    85.0
    25
    15
    69.0
    75.3
    179
    141
    Age 50
    80.8
    85.3
    23
    14
    70.4
    76.4
    179
    133
    Age 55
    81.3
    85.6
    24
    13
    72.1
    77.5
    180
    131
    Age 60
    82.2
    86.1
    25
    14
    74.0
    78.8
    181
    123
    Age 65
    83.3
    86.7
    25
    14
    76.3
    80.4
    180
    117
    Age 70
    84.7
    87.5
    22
    15
    79.0
    82.3
    174
    105
    Age 75
    86.2
    88.5
    25
    20
    82.1
    84.6
    164
    103
    Age 80
    88.3
    89.9
    32
    28
    85.5
    87.2
    141
    100
    Age 85
    90.8
    91.8
    39
    41
    89.2
    90.4
    122
    93
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Finland FINLAND   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    68.94
    152
    116.76
    101
    2. Alzheimers & Dementia
    50.84
    4
    30.39
    57
    3. Stroke
    27.31
    157
    85.07
    74
    4. Lung Cancers
    18.20
    68
    18.31
    67
    5. Prostate Cancer
    15.95
    98
    32.80
    27
    6. Breast Cancer
    14.35
    117
    16.95
    88
    7. Suicide
    13.78
    33
    12.84
    46
    8. Liver Disease
    13.43
    99
    13.36
    100
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    10.21
    78
    8.33
    87
    10. Lung Disease
    9.37
    175
    46.11
    15
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    8.78
    11
    4.89
    71
    12. Falls
    8.22
    58
    3.02
    142
    13. Alcohol
    7.22
    12
    1.64
    94
    14. Lymphomas
    6.74
    48
    6.27
    61
    15. Drug Use
    5.49
    8
    1.82
    53
    16. Hypertension
    5.33
    152
    33.64
    13
    17. Inflammatory/Heart
    5.20
    98
    12.75
    12
    18. Ovary Cancer
    5.20
    66
    4.41
    93
    19. Parkinson's Disease
    4.65
    5
    2.22
    93
    20. Diabetes Mellitus
    4.30
    177
    97.16
    10
    21. Stomach Cancer
    3.92
    128
    3.76
    134
    22. Liver Cancer
    3.84
    134
    4.79
    109
    23. Road Traffic Accidents
    3.55
    167
    22.44
    68
    24. Other Injuries
    3.48
    164
    8.13
    85
    25. Congenital Anomalies
    3.23
    162
    7.97
    85
    26. Leukemia
    3.06
    126
    3.13
    120
    27. Uterin Cancer
    3.05
    54
    1.81
    106
    28. Kidney Disease
    2.55
    183
    29.74
    33
    29. Skin Cancers
    2.35
    43
    3.72
    9
    30. Other Neoplasms
    2.30
    110
    2.69
    94
    31. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.26
    102
    8.82
    20
    32. Influenza and Pneumonia
    2.05
    183
    86.08
    38
    33. Endocrine Disorders
    2.03
    157
    14.16
    18
    34. Oral Cancer
    2.01
    141
    3.14
    92
    35. Bladder Cancer
    1.94
    96
    1.97
    95
    36. Drownings
    1.52
    136
    3.40
    97
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.24
    143
    4.46
    70
    38. Violence
    1.22
    151
    34.29
    8
    39. Epilepsy
    1.14
    130
    9.67
    3
    40. Cervical Cancer
    0.89
    182
    18.31
    36
    41. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.78
    16
    0.15
    92
    42. Low Birth Weight
    0.77
    181
    10.31
    68
    43. Fires
    0.77
    131
    4.71
    41
    44. Schizophrenia
    0.60
    4
    0.00
    159
    45. Asthma
    0.56
    168
    13.22
    33
    46. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.54
    31
    0.90
    9
    47. Encephalitis
    0.43
    152
    0.39
    158
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.34
    175
    5.66
    74
    49. Tuberculosis
    0.22
    163
    50.99
    31
    50. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.20
    179
    3.67
    61
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Finland FINLAND   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    10,865
    23.28
    41,965
    8.60
    2. Alzheimers & Dementia
    9,634
    20.64
    9,273
    1.90
    3. Stroke
    4,308
    9.23
    30,766
    6.30
    4. Lung Cancers
    2,276
    4.88
    7,170
    1.47
    5. Lung Disease
    1,322
    2.83
    16,445
    3.37
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1,319
    2.83
    3,198
    0.66
    7. Falls
    1,196
    2.56
    1,141
    0.23
    8. Liver Disease
    1,183
    2.53
    5,664
    1.16
    9. Pancreas Cancer
    1,110
    2.38
    1,865
    0.38
    10. Prostate Cancer
    963
    2.06
    3,682
    0.75
    11. Breast Cancer
    900
    1.93
    4,073
    0.83
    12. Lymphomas
    891
    1.91
    2,829
    0.58
    13. Hypertension
    889
    1.90
    12,038
    2.47
    14. Suicide
    874
    1.87
    6,476
    1.33
    15. Parkinson's Disease
    745
    1.60
    713
    0.15
    16. Alcohol
    578
    1.24
    729
    0.15
    17. Inflammatory/Heart
    541
    1.16
    4,895
    1.00
    18. Diabetes Mellitus
    510
    1.09
    37,228
    7.63
    19. Liver Cancer
    498
    1.07
    1,948
    0.40
    20. Stomach Cancer
    481
    1.03
    1,489
    0.31
    21. Kidney Disease
    426
    0.91
    11,376
    2.33
    22. Leukemia
    383
    0.82
    1,343
    0.28
    23. Other Neoplasms
    348
    0.75
    1,169
    0.24
    24. Ovary Cancer
    337
    0.72
    1,040
    0.21
    25. Other Injuries
    329
    0.70
    4,153
    0.85
    26. Drug Use
    320
    0.69
    901
    0.18
    27. Influenza and Pneumonia
    303
    0.65
    36,810
    7.54
    28. Skin Cancers
    298
    0.64
    1,383
    0.28
    29. Bladder Cancer
    280
    0.60
    715
    0.15
    30. Oesophagus Cancer
    273
    0.58
    3,458
    0.71
    31. Road Traffic Accidents
    240
    0.51
    11,478
    2.35
    32. Oral Cancer
    234
    0.50
    1,308
    0.27
    33. Endocrine Disorders
    216
    0.46
    6,748
    1.38
    34. Uterin Cancer
    210
    0.45
    414
    0.08
    35. Congenital Anomalies
    196
    0.42
    5,050
    1.03
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    149
    0.32
    1,664
    0.34
    37. Drownings
    125
    0.27
    1,804
    0.37
    38. Epilepsy
    97
    0.21
    4,504
    0.92
    39. Asthma
    90
    0.19
    5,136
    1.05
    40. Schizophrenia
    82
    0.18
    0
    0.00
    41. Multiple Sclerosis
    81
    0.17
    64
    0.01
    42. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    79
    0.17
    341
    0.07
    43. Violence
    71
    0.15
    18,546
    3.80
    44. Fires
    63
    0.13
    2,191
    0.45
    45. Cervical Cancer
    61
    0.13
    4,486
    0.92
    46. Encephalitis
    53
    0.11
    189
    0.04
    47. Tuberculosis
    37
    0.08
    22,702
    4.65
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    32
    0.07
    1,482
    0.30
    49. Skin Disease
    27
    0.06
    1,655
    0.34
    50. Diarrhoeal diseases
    26
    0.06
    14,198
    2.91
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Finland FINLAND   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    18.20
    68
    18.31
    67
    2. Prostate Cancer
    15.95
    98
    32.80
    27
    3. Breast Cancer
    14.35
    117
    16.95
    88
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    10.21
    78
    8.33
    87
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    8.78
    11
    4.89
    71
    6. Lymphomas
    6.74
    48
    6.27
    61
    7. Ovary Cancer
    5.20
    66
    4.41
    93
    8. Stomach Cancer
    3.92
    128
    3.76
    134
    9. Liver Cancer
    3.84
    134
    4.79
    109
    10. Leukemia
    3.06
    126
    3.13
    120
    11. Uterin Cancer
    3.05
    54
    1.81
    106
    12. Skin Cancers
    2.35
    43
    3.72
    9
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.26
    102
    8.82
    20
    14. Oral Cancer
    2.01
    141
    3.14
    92
    15. Bladder Cancer
    1.94
    96
    1.97
    95
    16. Cervical Cancer
    0.89
    182
    18.31
    36
    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    Data Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 2018
    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.