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Ireland
COUNTRY #1
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Compare Ireland 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 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
Ireland Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Ireland IRELAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Ireland IRELAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    67.9
    71.6
    69.7
    10
    26
    17
     
    52.6
    55.8
    54.2
    81
    82
    82
    1970
    68.8
    73.5
    71.1
    14
    26
    18
     
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
    1980
    70.1
    75.4
    72.7
    20
    27
    25
     
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
    1990
    71.9
    77.4
    74.6
    27
    26
    28
     
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
    2000
    73.8
    79.0
    76.4
    30
    31
    30
     
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
    2010
    78.4
    82.8
    80.6
    14
    19
    16
     
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
    2016
    79.7
    83.4
    81.5
    16
    22
    18
     
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Ireland IRELAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    79.7
    83.4
    16
    22
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    Age 5
    79.9
    83.6
    18
    23
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 10
    80.0
    83.6
    18
    23
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 15
    80.0
    83.6
    18
    23
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 20
    80.1
    83.7
    18
    23
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 25
    80.3
    83.8
    16
    23
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    Age 30
    80.5
    83.8
    16
    23
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    Age 35
    80.8
    83.9
    15
    23
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    Age 40
    81.0
    84.1
    15
    23
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    Age 45
    81.2
    84.2
    16
    24
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    Age 50
    81.6
    84.5
    16
    25
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    Age 55
    82.1
    84.8
    16
    25
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    Age 60
    82.8
    85.3
    16
    26
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    Age 65
    83.6
    85.9
    20
    30
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    Age 70
    84.6
    86.8
    24
    31
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    Age 75
    86.1
    87.8
    30
    37
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    Age 80
    87.9
    89.2
    45
    48
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    Age 85
    90.6
    91.4
    57
    58
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Ireland IRELAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    60.62
    159
    30.29
    183
    2. Alzheimers & Dementia
    26.76
    79
    13.96
    142
    3. Lung Cancers
    25.88
    30
    22.91
    45
    4. Lung Disease
    23.72
    83
    11.73
    167
    5. Stroke
    21.34
    173
    32.37
    149
    6. Breast Cancer
    21.17
    34
    6.11
    175
    7. Prostate Cancer
    16.21
    97
    6.44
    157
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.49
    35
    11.46
    63
    9. Influenza and Pneumonia
    13.04
    143
    21.00
    114
    10. Suicide
    10.86
    66
    20.20
    10
    11. Ovary Cancer
    7.57
    9
    2.59
    163
    12. Lymphomas
    6.91
    43
    3.62
    138
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    6.87
    163
    13.90
    140
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    6.83
    40
    6.75
    42
    15. Kidney Disease
    5.71
    158
    8.06
    149
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    5.58
    34
    2.03
    113
    17. Liver Disease
    5.10
    168
    8.32
    141
    18. Parkinson's Disease
    4.80
    1
    4.80
    2
    19. Stomach Cancer
    4.78
    112
    12.27
    28
    20. Congenital Anomalies
    4.25
    143
    1.96
    181
    21. Liver Cancer
    3.99
    128
    15.15
    19
    22. Leukemia
    3.98
    79
    2.61
    143
    23. Drug Use
    3.88
    14
    0.24
    180
    24. Endocrine Disorders
    3.58
    117
    1.92
    159
    25. Falls
    3.44
    127
    3.15
    137
    26. Skin Cancers
    3.36
    17
    0.69
    154
    27. Inflammatory/Heart
    3.32
    143
    1.74
    176
    28. Uterin Cancer
    3.12
    51
    0.71
    177
    29. Cervical Cancer
    3.08
    141
    2.63
    149
    30. Bladder Cancer
    3.05
    55
    1.81
    105
    31. Road Traffic Accidents
    3.01
    172
    7.98
    133
    32. Other Neoplasms
    2.88
    88
    1.83
    129
    33. Other Injuries
    2.76
    177
    5.13
    135
    34. Oral Cancer
    2.55
    112
    1.54
    169
    35. Hypertension
    2.04
    179
    4.01
    159
    36. Low Birth Weight
    1.43
    163
    1.70
    157
    37. Alcohol
    1.36
    113
    1.17
    121
    38. Epilepsy
    1.26
    119
    0.75
    162
    39. Drownings
    1.12
    150
    0.92
    155
    40. Multiple Sclerosis
    1.10
    4
    0.03
    175
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.95
    150
    0.68
    169
    42. Violence
    0.84
    166
    1.03
    159
    43. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.77
    17
    0.22
    110
    44. Asthma
    0.65
    157
    2.38
    111
    45. Skin Disease
    0.63
    138
    0.62
    139
    46. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.62
    153
    0.21
    178
    47. Fires
    0.55
    144
    0.46
    152
    48. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.53
    160
    0.98
    139
    49. Encephalitis
    0.37
    163
    0.92
    79
    50. Birth Trauma
    0.35
    173
    0.37
    171
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Ireland IRELAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    5,070
    19.60
    26,172
    10.56
    2. Alzheimers & Dementia
    2,506
    9.69
    12,661
    5.11
    3. Lung Disease
    2,029
    7.84
    10,362
    4.18
    4. Lung Cancers
    1,930
    7.46
    19,345
    7.81
    5. Stroke
    1,845
    7.13
    27,962
    11.29
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    1,176
    4.55
    18,632
    7.52
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1,113
    4.30
    9,651
    3.89
    8. Breast Cancer
    806
    3.12
    2,441
    0.99
    9. Prostate Cancer
    579
    2.24
    2,020
    0.82
    10. Diabetes Mellitus
    572
    2.21
    11,986
    4.84
    11. Suicide
    543
    2.10
    13,677
    5.52
    12. Lymphomas
    525
    2.03
    2,930
    1.18
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    517
    2.00
    5,648
    2.28
    14. Kidney Disease
    501
    1.94
    6,964
    2.81
    15. Parkinson's Disease
    426
    1.65
    4,251
    1.72
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    415
    1.60
    1,691
    0.68
    17. Stomach Cancer
    360
    1.39
    10,183
    4.11
    18. Liver Disease
    322
    1.24
    6,513
    2.63
    19. Liver Cancer
    301
    1.16
    12,384
    5.00
    20. Leukemia
    296
    1.14
    1,843
    0.74
    21. Ovary Cancer
    289
    1.12
    1,114
    0.45
    22. Endocrine Disorders
    259
    1.00
    1,492
    0.60
    23. Falls
    259
    1.00
    2,468
    1.00
    24. Skin Cancers
    253
    0.98
    580
    0.23
    25. Bladder Cancer
    249
    0.96
    1,577
    0.64
    26. Inflammatory/Heart
    234
    0.90
    1,317
    0.53
    27. Other Neoplasms
    231
    0.89
    1,507
    0.61
    28. Other Injuries
    196
    0.76
    4,269
    1.72
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    192
    0.74
    624
    0.25
    30. Hypertension
    182
    0.70
    3,604
    1.45
    31. Drug Use
    182
    0.70
    167
    0.07
    32. Oral Cancer
    180
    0.70
    1,243
    0.50
    33. Road Traffic Accidents
    147
    0.57
    5,479
    2.21
    34. Uterin Cancer
    115
    0.44
    306
    0.12
    35. Cervical Cancer
    113
    0.44
    1,137
    0.46
    36. Alcohol
    78
    0.30
    875
    0.35
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    76
    0.29
    589
    0.24
    38. Multiple Sclerosis
    76
    0.29
    23
    0.01
    39. Epilepsy
    76
    0.29
    491
    0.20
    40. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    64
    0.25
    189
    0.08
    41. Drownings
    58
    0.22
    595
    0.24
    42. Low Birth Weight
    56
    0.22
    428
    0.17
    43. Skin Disease
    54
    0.21
    539
    0.22
    44. Asthma
    52
    0.20
    2,116
    0.85
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    50
    0.19
    180
    0.07
    46. Diarrhoeal diseases
    46
    0.18
    837
    0.34
    47. Violence
    40
    0.15
    641
    0.26
    48. Fires
    35
    0.14
    314
    0.13
    49. Encephalitis
    29
    0.11
    758
    0.31
    50. Anemia
    28
    0.11
    275
    0.11
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Ireland IRELAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    25.88
    30
    22.91
    45
    2. Breast Cancer
    21.17
    34
    6.11
    175
    3. Prostate Cancer
    16.21
    97
    6.44
    157
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.49
    35
    11.46
    63
    5. Ovary Cancer
    7.57
    9
    2.59
    163
    6. Lymphomas
    6.91
    43
    3.62
    138
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    6.83
    40
    6.75
    42
    8. Oesophagus Cancer
    5.58
    34
    2.03
    113
    9. Stomach Cancer
    4.78
    112
    12.27
    28
    10. Liver Cancer
    3.99
    128
    15.15
    19
    11. Leukemia
    3.98
    79
    2.61
    143
    12. Skin Cancers
    3.36
    17
    0.69
    154
    13. Uterin Cancer
    3.12
    51
    0.71
    177
    14. Cervical Cancer
    3.08
    141
    2.63
    149
    15. Bladder Cancer
    3.05
    55
    1.81
    105
    16. Oral Cancer
    2.55
    112
    1.54
    169
    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.