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Compare New Zealand 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.
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      New Zealand NEW ZEALAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    68.7
    73.9
    71.2
    6
    9
    7
     
    52.6
    55.8
    54.2
    81
    82
    82
    1970
    68.2
    74.5
    71.3
    18
    16
    14
     
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
    1980
    70.0
    75.8
    72.8
    21
    21
    22
     
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
    1990
    72.5
    78.4
    75.4
    21
    22
    20
     
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
    2000
    75.9
    81.2
    78.6
    10
    11
    11
     
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
    2010
    79.0
    82.8
    80.9
    9
    18
    13
     
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
    2016
    80.5
    84.0
    82.2
    10
    17
    15
     
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      New Zealand NEW ZEALAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    80.5
    84.0
    10
    17
     
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    Age 5
    80.9
    84.3
    7
    16
     
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 10
    81.0
    84.4
    7
    16
     
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 15
    81.0
    84.4
    7
    16
     
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 20
    81.2
    84.5
    6
    15
     
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 25
    81.5
    84.6
    5
    14
     
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    Age 30
    81.7
    84.7
    5
    12
     
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    Age 35
    81.9
    84.9
    5
    12
     
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    Age 40
    82.1
    85.0
    5
    12
     
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    Age 45
    82.5
    85.3
    4
    12
     
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    Age 50
    82.9
    85.6
    3
    11
     
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    Age 55
    83.4
    86.0
    3
    10
     
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    Age 60
    84.1
    86.4
    3
    10
     
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    Age 65
    84.9
    87.1
    4
    10
     
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    Age 70
    85.9
    87.8
    4
    10
     
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    Age 75
    87.4
    88.9
    4
    10
     
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    Age 80
    89.2
    90.3
    6
    15
     
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    Age 85
    91.5
    92.2
    14
    24
     
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      New Zealand NEW ZEALAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    72.29
    156
     
    30.76
    183
    2. Stroke
    31.78
    160
     
    34.98
    155
    3. Alzheimers/Dementia
    25.07
    41
     
    13.67
    130
    4. Lung Cancers
    22.37
    50
     
    23.65
    43
    5. Lung Disease
    21.88
    96
     
    10.48
    171
    6. Breast Cancer
    19.62
    57
     
    5.89
    177
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    17.75
    16
     
    11.97
    58
    8. Prostate Cancer
    17.52
    78
     
    5.62
    158
    9. Suicide
    12.40
    52
     
    24.21
    10
    10. Diabetes Mellitus
    11.46
    150
     
    16.26
    132
    11. Influenza and Pneumonia
    10.98
    162
     
    19.84
    131
    12. Falls
    7.27
    64
     
    3.26
    132
    13. Skin Cancers
    7.17
    1
     
    0.66
    147
    14. Lymphomas
    6.91
    39
     
    3.54
    127
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    5.97
    53
     
    6.62
    44
    16. Road Traffic Accidents
    5.74
    158
     
    9.05
    132
    17. Ovary Cancer
    5.35
    58
     
    2.53
    161
    18. Leukemia
    4.78
    39
     
    2.64
    137
    19. Stomach Cancer
    4.34
    119
     
    14.05
    25
    20. Congenital Anomalies
    4.32
    143
     
    1.79
    181
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    4.18
    111
     
    1.98
    162
    22. Kidney Disease
    4.05
    179
     
    8.08
    146
    23. Inflammatory/Heart
    3.85
    137
     
    1.67
    177
    24. Parkinson's Disease
    3.55
    21
     
    4.28
    11
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.35
    70
     
    2.11
    102
    26. Other Injuries
    3.23
    175
     
    5.32
    139
    27. Liver Cancer
    3.21
    153
     
    16.01
    17
    28. Uterin Cancer
    3.17
    47
     
    0.71
    171
    29. Bladder Cancer
    2.66
    68
     
    1.84
    97
    30. Hypertension
    2.60
    174
     
    4.32
    158
    31. Other Neoplasms
    2.56
    98
     
    1.81
    121
    32. Liver Disease
    2.55
    177
     
    8.82
    136
    33. Low Birth Weight
    2.49
    150
     
    1.99
    156
    34. Cervical Cancer
    1.74
    167
     
    2.70
    146
    35. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.71
    98
     
    0.26
    180
    36. Drug Use
    1.69
    67
     
    0.21
    178
    37. Oral Cancer
    1.66
    145
     
    1.50
    152
    38. Drownings
    1.42
    141
     
    1.06
    149
    39. Skin Disease
    1.26
    106
     
    0.66
    137
    40. Epilepsy
    1.26
    128
     
    0.74
    165
    41. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.15
    141
     
    1.26
    137
    42. Violence
    1.14
    159
     
    1.75
    144
    43. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.00
    150
     
    0.76
    163
    44. Asthma
    1.00
    144
     
    2.37
    113
    45. Alcohol
    0.82
    135
     
    1.17
    119
    46. Birth Trauma
    0.74
    145
     
    0.35
    174
    47. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.66
    21
     
    0.24
    93
    48. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.54
    33
     
    0.04
    177
    49. Meningitis
    0.37
    143
     
    0.10
    178
    50. Fires
    0.33
    168
     
    0.45
    157
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      New Zealand NEW ZEALAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    5,719
    21.84
     
    25,047
    10.22
    2. Stroke
    2,543
    9.71
     
    28,533
    11.65
    3. Alzheimers/Dementia
    2,090
    7.98
     
    11,573
    4.72
    4. Lung Disease
    1,763
    6.73
     
    8,739
    3.57
    5. Lung Cancers
    1,679
    6.41
     
    19,048
    7.78
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1,347
    5.14
     
    9,555
    3.90
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    870
    3.32
     
    13,250
    5.41
    8. Influenza and Pneumonia
    863
    3.30
     
    16,514
    6.74
    9. Breast Cancer
    693
    2.65
     
    2,221
    0.91
    10. Prostate Cancer
    652
    2.49
     
    1,877
    0.77
    11. Suicide
    570
    2.18
     
    16,078
    6.56
    12. Falls
    569
    2.17
     
    2,417
    0.99
    13. Skin Cancers
    530
    2.02
     
    529
    0.22
    14. Lymphomas
    520
    1.99
     
    2,732
    1.12
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    451
    1.72
     
    5,269
    2.15
    16. Leukemia
    345
    1.32
     
    1,784
    0.73
    17. Kidney Disease
    322
    1.23
     
    6,582
    2.69
    18. Stomach Cancer
    308
    1.18
     
    11,054
    4.51
    19. Parkinson's Disease
    295
    1.13
     
    3,577
    1.46
    20. Endocrine Disorders
    279
    1.07
     
    1,458
    0.60
    21. Road Traffic Accidents
    274
    1.05
     
    6,040
    2.47
    22. Oesophagus Cancer
    253
    0.97
     
    1,686
    0.69
    23. Inflammatory/Heart
    244
    0.93
     
    1,195
    0.49
    24. Liver Cancer
    227
    0.87
     
    12,373
    5.05
    25. Bladder Cancer
    211
    0.81
     
    1,520
    0.62
    26. Hypertension
    208
    0.79
     
    3,626
    1.48
    27. Ovary Cancer
    201
    0.77
     
    1,028
    0.42
    28. Other Neoplasms
    201
    0.77
     
    1,420
    0.58
    29. Other Injuries
    188
    0.72
     
    4,183
    1.71
    30. Congenital Anomalies
    183
    0.70
     
    590
    0.24
    31. Liver Disease
    167
    0.64
     
    6,500
    2.65
    32. Oral Cancer
    119
    0.45
     
    1,159
    0.47
    33. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    117
    0.45
     
    208
    0.08
    34. Uterin Cancer
    115
    0.44
     
    295
    0.12
    35. Skin Disease
    99
    0.38
     
    543
    0.22
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    90
    0.34
     
    1,023
    0.42
    37. Low Birth Weight
    87
    0.33
     
    514
    0.21
    38. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    80
    0.31
     
    624
    0.25
    39. Drug Use
    78
    0.30
     
    148
    0.06
    40. Asthma
    67
    0.26
     
    1,973
    0.81
    41. Epilepsy
    64
    0.24
     
    470
    0.19
    42. Drownings
    64
    0.24
     
    662
    0.27
    43. Cervical Cancer
    63
    0.24
     
    1,113
    0.45
    44. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    52
    0.20
     
    197
    0.08
    45. Violence
    52
    0.20
     
    1,029
    0.42
    46. Alcohol
    49
    0.19
     
    833
    0.34
    47. Multiple Sclerosis
    36
    0.14
     
    27
    0.01
    48. Birth Trauma
    26
    0.10
     
    90
    0.04
    49. Anemia
    20
    0.08
     
    251
    0.10
    50. Meningitis
    18
    0.07
     
    60
    0.02
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      New Zealand NEW ZEALAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    22.37
    50
     
    23.65
    43
    2. Breast Cancer
    19.62
    57
     
    5.89
    177
    3. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    17.75
    16
     
    11.97
    58
    4. Prostate Cancer
    17.52
    78
     
    5.62
    158
    5. Skin Cancers
    7.17
    1
     
    0.66
    147
    6. Lymphomas
    6.91
    39
     
    3.54
    127
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    5.97
    53
     
    6.62
    44
    8. Ovary Cancer
    5.35
    58
     
    2.53
    161
    9. Leukemia
    4.78
    39
     
    2.64
    137
    10. Stomach Cancer
    4.34
    119
     
    14.05
    25
    11. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.35
    70
     
    2.11
    102
    12. Liver Cancer
    3.21
    153
     
    16.01
    17
    13. Uterin Cancer
    3.17
    47
     
    0.71
    171
    14. Bladder Cancer
    2.66
    68
     
    1.84
    97
    15. Cervical Cancer
    1.74
    167
     
    2.70
    146
    16. Oral Cancer
    1.66
    145
     
    1.50
    152
     
     
     
    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.