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Italy
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 Italy 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
Italy Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Italy ITALY   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Italy ITALY   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    66.7
    71.7
    69.1
    21
    24
    21
     
    47.4
    51.0
    49.2
    100
    96
    98
    1970
    68.7
    74.6
    71.6
    15
    14
    13
     
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
    1980
    70.7
    77.4
    73.9
    17
    12
    13
     
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
    1990
    73.6
    80.3
    76.9
    11
    7
    8
     
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
    2000
    76.3
    82.4
    79.4
    8
    5
    6
     
    54.6
    60.1
    57.3
    148
    140
    146
    2010
    79.3
    84.2
    81.8
    7
    6
    7
     
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
    2016
    80.5
    84.9
    82.8
    9
    7
    8
     
    60.2
    67.0
    63.6
    159
    144
    153
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Italy ITALY   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    80.5
    84.9
    9
    7
    60.2
    67.0
    159
    144
    Age 5
    80.8
    85.1
    10
    7
    63.1
    69.7
    172
    151
    Age 10
    80.8
    85.1
    10
    8
    63.4
    69.9
    172
    153
    Age 15
    80.9
    85.2
    8
    8
    63.7
    70.2
    173
    153
    Age 20
    81.0
    85.2
    8
    9
    64.1
    70.5
    175
    155
    Age 25
    81.1
    85.3
    9
    9
    64.6
    71.0
    177
    155
    Age 30
    81.2
    85.3
    10
    9
    65.3
    71.8
    177
    154
    Age 35
    81.4
    85.4
    10
    9
    66.3
    72.8
    177
    153
    Age 40
    81.6
    85.5
    10
    9
    67.6
    74.1
    178
    146
    Age 45
    81.8
    85.7
    10
    9
    69.0
    75.3
    179
    141
    Age 50
    82.1
    85.9
    9
    9
    70.4
    76.4
    179
    133
    Age 55
    82.6
    86.2
    10
    9
    72.1
    77.5
    180
    131
    Age 60
    83.2
    86.6
    11
    9
    74.0
    78.8
    181
    123
    Age 65
    84.1
    87.2
    11
    9
    76.3
    80.4
    180
    117
    Age 70
    85.2
    87.9
    12
    9
    79.0
    82.3
    174
    105
    Age 75
    86.7
    88.8
    12
    12
    82.1
    84.6
    164
    103
    Age 80
    88.5
    90.1
    22
    19
    85.5
    87.2
    141
    100
    Age 85
    91.0
    92.0
    31
    34
    89.2
    90.4
    122
    93
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Italy ITALY   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    64.95
    163
    114.02
    95
    2. Stroke
    36.02
    153
    93.76
    78
    3. Lung Cancers
    24.19
    39
    20.75
    57
    4. Alzheimers/Dementia
    19.81
    74
    13.28
    133
    5. Breast Cancer
    19.41
    64
    20.75
    51
    6. Lung Disease
    17.00
    140
    44.30
    16
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.52
    43
    10.45
    72
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    13.68
    141
    86.02
    13
    9. Prostate Cancer
    12.19
    120
    35.07
    21
    10. Hypertension
    9.30
    118
    30.73
    23
    11. Kidney Disease
    8.26
    143
    25.47
    38
    12. Influenza and Pneumonia
    8.15
    175
    86.33
    46
    13. Stomach Cancer
    7.73
    63
    4.69
    113
    14. Liver Disease
    7.63
    145
    12.56
    106
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    7.57
    30
    6.04
    51
    16. Liver Cancer
    6.91
    61
    5.60
    87
    17. Lymphomas
    6.62
    48
    8.06
    15
    18. Other Injuries
    6.32
    121
    6.58
    114
    19. Other Neoplasms
    5.67
    15
    2.61
    95
    20. Suicide
    5.55
    142
    12.13
    60
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    5.27
    94
    11.62
    36
    22. Leukemia
    5.09
    27
    3.76
    101
    23. Ovary Cancer
    4.78
    79
    5.65
    48
    24. Road Traffic Accidents
    4.72
    165
    22.46
    68
    25. Bladder Cancer
    4.08
    31
    2.27
    77
    26. Inflammatory/Heart
    3.47
    148
    14.65
    12
    27. Parkinson's Disease
    3.45
    22
    1.72
    52
    28. Uterin Cancer
    2.97
    56
    2.31
    82
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    2.78
    169
    7.65
    106
    30. Falls
    2.52
    151
    3.09
    137
    31. Oral Cancer
    2.48
    104
    3.92
    69
    32. Skin Cancers
    2.20
    52
    4.48
    4
    33. Cervical Cancer
    1.56
    173
    20.99
    32
    34. Low Birth Weight
    1.53
    166
    8.45
    82
    35. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.49
    126
    10.53
    15
    36. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.33
    115
    3.70
    62
    37. HIV/AIDS
    1.24
    120
    273.12
    5
    38. Drug Use
    1.14
    96
    1.61
    68
    39. Violence
    0.84
    170
    25.69
    14
    40. Epilepsy
    0.83
    158
    8.73
    6
    41. Anemia
    0.79
    66
    0.62
    72
    42. Skin Disease
    0.64
    139
    5.13
    23
    43. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.50
    159
    29.47
    47
    44. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.47
    175
    4.24
    72
    45. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.46
    36
    0.15
    84
    46. Drownings
    0.44
    174
    3.49
    97
    47. Birth Trauma
    0.44
    168
    4.92
    79
    48. Tuberculosis
    0.38
    154
    59.33
    24
    49. Hepatitis B
    0.38
    97
    0.36
    102
    50. Alcohol
    0.38
    162
    1.39
    105
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Italy ITALY   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    108,924
    20.56
    40,729
    8.12
    2. Stroke
    62,431
    11.79
    32,958
    6.57
    3. Alzheimers/Dementia
    36,003
    6.80
    4,435
    0.88
    4. Lung Cancers
    34,444
    6.50
    7,881
    1.57
    5. Lung Disease
    29,595
    5.59
    15,479
    3.09
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    22,815
    4.31
    31,831
    6.35
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    21,743
    4.10
    3,930
    0.78
    8. Hypertension
    16,354
    3.09
    10,994
    2.19
    9. Kidney Disease
    14,277
    2.70
    9,527
    1.90
    10. Influenza and Pneumonia
    13,823
    2.61
    35,331
    7.04
    11. Breast Cancer
    13,607
    2.57
    4,936
    0.98
    12. Stomach Cancer
    11,385
    2.15
    1,794
    0.36
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    10,990
    2.07
    2,256
    0.45
    14. Liver Disease
    10,288
    1.94
    5,084
    1.01
    15. Other Injuries
    10,217
    1.93
    3,235
    0.65
    16. Liver Cancer
    10,101
    1.91
    2,217
    0.44
    17. Lymphomas
    9,463
    1.79
    3,508
    0.70
    18. Prostate Cancer
    8,860
    1.67
    4,151
    0.83
    19. Other Neoplasms
    8,768
    1.66
    1,041
    0.21
    20. Endocrine Disorders
    7,344
    1.39
    5,210
    1.04
    21. Leukemia
    6,832
    1.29
    1,555
    0.31
    22. Bladder Cancer
    6,617
    1.25
    825
    0.16
    23. Parkinson's Disease
    6,192
    1.17
    583
    0.12
    24. Inflammatory/Heart
    5,141
    0.97
    5,755
    1.15
    25. Suicide
    4,724
    0.89
    5,854
    1.17
    26. Falls
    3,782
    0.71
    1,171
    0.23
    27. Road Traffic Accidents
    3,327
    0.63
    11,632
    2.32
    28. Ovary Cancer
    3,311
    0.63
    1,332
    0.27
    29. Oral Cancer
    3,121
    0.59
    1,569
    0.31
    30. Skin Cancers
    2,849
    0.54
    1,659
    0.33
    31. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2,174
    0.41
    1,438
    0.29
    32. Uterin Cancer
    2,114
    0.40
    531
    0.11
    33. Oesophagus Cancer
    2,041
    0.39
    3,992
    0.80
    34. Congenital Anomalies
    1,443
    0.27
    4,379
    0.87
    35. Anemia
    1,391
    0.26
    246
    0.05
    36. Cervical Cancer
    1,114
    0.21
    5,054
    1.01
    37. Skin Disease
    1,089
    0.21
    1,970
    0.39
    38. Epilepsy
    1,046
    0.20
    3,982
    0.79
    39. HIV/AIDS
    927
    0.17
    138,157
    27.55
    40. Diarrhoeal diseases
    879
    0.17
    12,761
    2.54
    41. Drug Use
    773
    0.15
    773
    0.15
    42. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    760
    0.14
    1,544
    0.31
    43. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    604
    0.11
    351
    0.07
    44. Tuberculosis
    562
    0.11
    25,264
    5.04
    45. Malnutrition
    536
    0.10
    2,889
    0.58
    46. Violence
    534
    0.10
    14,288
    2.85
    47. Hepatitis B
    519
    0.10
    152
    0.03
    48. Asthma
    503
    0.09
    5,188
    1.03
    49. Multiple Sclerosis
    500
    0.09
    62
    0.01
    50. Low Birth Weight
    444
    0.08
    5,119
    1.02
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Italy ITALY   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    24.19
    39
    20.75
    57
    2. Breast Cancer
    19.41
    64
    20.75
    51
    3. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.52
    43
    10.45
    72
    4. Prostate Cancer
    12.19
    120
    35.07
    21
    5. Stomach Cancer
    7.73
    63
    4.69
    113
    6. Pancreas Cancer
    7.57
    30
    6.04
    51
    7. Liver Cancer
    6.91
    61
    5.60
    87
    8. Lymphomas
    6.62
    48
    8.06
    15
    9. Leukemia
    5.09
    27
    3.76
    101
    10. Ovary Cancer
    4.78
    79
    5.65
    48
    11. Bladder Cancer
    4.08
    31
    2.27
    77
    12. Uterin Cancer
    2.97
    56
    2.31
    82
    13. Oral Cancer
    2.48
    104
    3.92
    69
    14. Skin Cancers
    2.20
    52
    4.48
    4
    15. Cervical Cancer
    1.56
    173
    20.99
    32
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.49
    126
    10.53
    15
    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.