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Singapore
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 Singapore 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
Singapore Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Singapore SINGAPORE   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Singapore SINGAPORE   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    61.7
    65.7
    63.7
    47
    50
    45
     
    47.4
    51.0
    49.2
    100
    96
    98
    1970
    65.4
    70.2
    67.7
    45
    45
    44
     
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
    1980
    68.9
    74.2
    71.5
    33
    36
    29
     
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
    1990
    71.9
    76.9
    74.3
    28
    30
    30
     
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
    2000
    75.9
    80.9
    78.3
    11
    17
    13
     
    54.6
    60.1
    57.3
    148
    140
    146
    2010
    79.2
    84.7
    82.0
    8
    3
    3
     
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
    2016
    80.8
    85.0
    82.9
    6
    6
    4
     
    60.2
    67.0
    63.6
    159
    144
    153
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Singapore SINGAPORE   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    80.8
    85.0
    6
    6
    60.2
    67.0
    159
    144
    Age 5
    81.0
    85.3
    6
    6
    63.1
    69.7
    172
    151
    Age 10
    81.0
    85.3
    6
    6
    63.4
    69.9
    172
    153
    Age 15
    81.1
    85.3
    6
    6
    63.7
    70.2
    173
    153
    Age 20
    81.1
    85.3
    7
    6
    64.1
    70.5
    175
    155
    Age 25
    81.2
    85.4
    7
    6
    64.6
    71.0
    177
    155
    Age 30
    81.3
    85.4
    7
    6
    65.3
    71.8
    177
    154
    Age 35
    81.5
    85.5
    9
    6
    66.3
    72.8
    177
    153
    Age 40
    81.6
    85.6
    9
    8
    67.6
    74.1
    178
    146
    Age 45
    81.8
    85.7
    9
    8
    69.0
    75.3
    179
    141
    Age 50
    82.1
    86.0
    11
    8
    70.4
    76.4
    179
    133
    Age 55
    82.6
    86.3
    11
    8
    72.1
    77.5
    180
    131
    Age 60
    83.2
    86.7
    10
    8
    74.0
    78.8
    181
    123
    Age 65
    84.2
    87.3
    8
    8
    76.3
    80.4
    180
    117
    Age 70
    85.3
    88.0
    10
    8
    79.0
    82.3
    174
    105
    Age 75
    87.0
    89.1
    8
    7
    82.1
    84.6
    164
    103
    Age 80
    89.1
    90.6
    7
    6
    85.5
    87.2
    141
    100
    Age 85
    91.7
    92.6
    6
    16
    89.2
    90.4
    122
    93
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Singapore SINGAPORE   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    69.92
    51
    86.08
    38
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    54.67
    165
    116.76
    101
    3. Stroke
    25.53
    161
    85.07
    74
    4. Lung Cancers
    22.32
    47
    18.31
    67
    5. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.29
    28
    8.33
    87
    6. Breast Cancer
    14.91
    107
    16.95
    88
    7. Liver Cancer
    9.69
    42
    4.79
    109
    8. Kidney Disease
    9.20
    140
    29.74
    33
    9. Prostate Cancer
    8.20
    148
    32.80
    27
    10. Suicide
    7.91
    106
    12.84
    46
    11. Lung Disease
    6.98
    182
    46.11
    15
    12. Hypertension
    6.78
    141
    33.64
    13
    13. Stomach Cancer
    5.91
    80
    3.76
    134
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    5.59
    56
    4.89
    71
    15. Diabetes Mellitus
    4.67
    174
    97.16
    10
    16. Oral Cancer
    4.30
    65
    3.14
    92
    17. Ovary Cancer
    4.20
    99
    4.41
    93
    18. Lymphomas
    4.10
    129
    6.27
    61
    19. Cervical Cancer
    2.98
    145
    18.31
    36
    20. Road Traffic Accidents
    2.87
    173
    22.44
    68
    21. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.84
    156
    12.75
    12
    22. Leukemia
    2.76
    137
    3.13
    120
    23. Falls
    2.56
    150
    3.02
    142
    24. Liver Disease
    2.52
    180
    13.36
    100
    25. Uterin Cancer
    2.35
    81
    1.81
    106
    26. Skin Disease
    2.09
    89
    4.52
    38
    27. Congenital Anomalies
    1.99
    180
    7.97
    85
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.89
    117
    8.82
    20
    29. Other Neoplasms
    1.47
    140
    2.69
    94
    30. Bladder Cancer
    1.44
    138
    1.97
    95
    31. Parkinson's Disease
    1.06
    172
    2.22
    93
    32. Low Birth Weight
    0.92
    176
    10.31
    68
    33. Tuberculosis
    0.92
    137
    50.99
    31
    34. HIV/AIDS
    0.84
    120
    195.94
    7
    35. Other Injuries
    0.83
    183
    8.13
    85
    36. Asthma
    0.77
    153
    13.22
    33
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.69
    166
    4.46
    70
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.61
    153
    32.59
    49
    39. Skin Cancers
    0.56
    167
    3.72
    9
    40. Endocrine Disorders
    0.54
    182
    14.16
    18
    41. Encephalitis
    0.46
    144
    0.39
    158
    42. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.43
    167
    3.67
    61
    43. Alzheimers & Dementia
    0.38
    183
    30.39
    57
    44. Epilepsy
    0.34
    183
    9.67
    3
    45. Drug Use
    0.25
    177
    1.82
    53
    46. Violence
    0.22
    181
    34.29
    8
    47. Drownings
    0.19
    183
    3.40
    97
    48. Alcohol
    0.15
    183
    1.64
    94
    49. Birth Trauma
    0.13
    183
    5.66
    74
    50. Fires
    0.09
    181
    4.71
    41
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Singapore SINGAPORE   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    6,132
    24.00
    36,810
    7.54
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    4,710
    18.43
    41,965
    8.60
    3. Stroke
    2,197
    8.60
    30,766
    6.30
    4. Lung Cancers
    1,895
    7.42
    7,170
    1.47
    5. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1,309
    5.12
    3,198
    0.66
    6. Liver Cancer
    831
    3.25
    1,948
    0.40
    7. Kidney Disease
    778
    3.04
    11,376
    2.33
    8. Breast Cancer
    667
    2.61
    4,073
    0.83
    9. Lung Disease
    596
    2.33
    16,445
    3.37
    10. Hypertension
    580
    2.27
    12,038
    2.47
    11. Suicide
    556
    2.18
    6,476
    1.33
    12. Stomach Cancer
    500
    1.96
    1,489
    0.31
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    475
    1.86
    1,865
    0.38
    14. Diabetes Mellitus
    400
    1.57
    37,228
    7.63
    15. Oral Cancer
    364
    1.42
    1,308
    0.27
    16. Lymphomas
    339
    1.33
    2,829
    0.58
    17. Prostate Cancer
    297
    1.16
    3,682
    0.75
    18. Inflammatory/Heart
    220
    0.86
    4,895
    1.00
    19. Liver Disease
    213
    0.83
    5,664
    1.16
    20. Leukemia
    212
    0.83
    1,343
    0.28
    21. Falls
    205
    0.80
    1,141
    0.23
    22. Road Traffic Accidents
    190
    0.74
    11,478
    2.35
    23. Ovary Cancer
    189
    0.74
    1,040
    0.21
    24. Skin Disease
    181
    0.71
    1,655
    0.34
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    162
    0.63
    3,458
    0.71
    26. Cervical Cancer
    133
    0.52
    4,486
    0.92
    27. Bladder Cancer
    123
    0.48
    715
    0.15
    28. Other Neoplasms
    121
    0.47
    1,169
    0.24
    29. Uterin Cancer
    105
    0.41
    414
    0.08
    30. Parkinson's Disease
    91
    0.36
    713
    0.15
    31. Tuberculosis
    76
    0.30
    22,702
    4.65
    32. Congenital Anomalies
    74
    0.29
    5,050
    1.03
    33. HIV/AIDS
    63
    0.25
    107,348
    21.99
    34. Other Injuries
    63
    0.25
    4,153
    0.85
    35. Asthma
    61
    0.24
    5,136
    1.05
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    60
    0.23
    1,664
    0.34
    37. Diarrhoeal diseases
    49
    0.19
    14,198
    2.91
    38. Skin Cancers
    48
    0.19
    1,383
    0.28
    39. Endocrine Disorders
    36
    0.14
    6,748
    1.38
    40. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    36
    0.14
    1,482
    0.30
    41. Encephalitis
    35
    0.14
    189
    0.04
    42. Alzheimers & Dementia
    32
    0.13
    9,273
    1.90
    43. Low Birth Weight
    28
    0.11
    6,666
    1.37
    44. Epilepsy
    23
    0.09
    4,504
    0.92
    45. Drug Use
    17
    0.07
    901
    0.18
    46. Violence
    14
    0.05
    18,546
    3.80
    47. Alcohol
    12
    0.05
    729
    0.15
    48. Drownings
    9
    0.04
    1,804
    0.37
    49. Dengue
    7
    0.03
    0
    0.00
    50. Fires
    6
    0.02
    2,191
    0.45
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Singapore SINGAPORE   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    22.32
    47
    18.31
    67
    2. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.29
    28
    8.33
    87
    3. Breast Cancer
    14.91
    107
    16.95
    88
    4. Liver Cancer
    9.69
    42
    4.79
    109
    5. Prostate Cancer
    8.20
    148
    32.80
    27
    6. Stomach Cancer
    5.91
    80
    3.76
    134
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    5.59
    56
    4.89
    71
    8. Oral Cancer
    4.30
    65
    3.14
    92
    9. Ovary Cancer
    4.20
    99
    4.41
    93
    10. Lymphomas
    4.10
    129
    6.27
    61
    11. Cervical Cancer
    2.98
    145
    18.31
    36
    12. Leukemia
    2.76
    137
    3.13
    120
    13. Uterin Cancer
    2.35
    81
    1.81
    106
    14. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.89
    117
    8.82
    20
    15. Bladder Cancer
    1.44
    138
    1.97
    95
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.56
    167
    3.72
    9
    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.