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South Africa
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 Macedonia 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 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 South Africa and Afghanistan 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.

Afghanistan
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 Macedonia 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 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
South Africa Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    47.4
    51.0
    49.2
    100
    96
    98
     
    31.6
    31.0
    31.3
    171
    172
    172
    1970
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
     
    35.5
    35.0
    35.3
    171
    173
    172
    1980
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
     
    39.5
    39.1
    39.3
    172
    175
    173
    1990
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
     
    41.4
    41.3
    41.3
    178
    181
    180
    2000
    54.6
    60.1
    57.3
    148
    140
    146
     
    53.7
    56.1
    54.8
    150
    150
    150
    2010
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
     
    57.7
    60.1
    58.8
    154
    155
    154
    2016
    60.2
    67.0
    63.6
    159
    144
    153
     
    61.0
    64.5
    62.7
    155
    157
    157
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    60.2
    67.0
    159
    144
    61.0
    64.5
    155
    157
    Age 5
    63.1
    69.7
    172
    151
    65.9
    69.1
    153
    155
    Age 10
    63.4
    69.9
    172
    153
    66.4
    69.6
    154
    155
    Age 15
    63.7
    70.2
    173
    153
    66.8
    70.0
    155
    155
    Age 20
    64.1
    70.5
    175
    155
    67.5
    70.5
    151
    154
    Age 25
    64.6
    71.0
    177
    155
    68.5
    71.2
    149
    154
    Age 30
    65.3
    71.8
    177
    154
    69.3
    71.8
    147
    153
    Age 35
    66.3
    72.8
    177
    153
    70.2
    72.5
    145
    156
    Age 40
    67.6
    74.1
    178
    146
    71.0
    73.2
    146
    158
    Age 45
    69.0
    75.3
    179
    141
    71.8
    74.0
    148
    160
    Age 50
    70.4
    76.4
    179
    133
    72.8
    74.8
    152
    162
    Age 55
    72.1
    77.5
    180
    131
    74.0
    75.9
    155
    164
    Age 60
    74.0
    78.8
    181
    123
    75.5
    77.1
    157
    166
    Age 65
    76.3
    80.4
    180
    117
    77.3
    78.6
    165
    166
    Age 70
    79.0
    82.3
    174
    105
    79.5
    80.5
    162
    166
    Age 75
    82.1
    84.6
    164
    103
    82.2
    82.8
    161
    166
    Age 80
    85.5
    87.2
    141
    100
    85.3
    85.7
    158
    164
    Age 85
    89.2
    90.4
    122
    93
    88.8
    89.1
    160
    163
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. HIV/AIDS
    273.12
    5
    1.55
    113
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    114.02
    95
    263.34
    11
    3. Stroke
    93.76
    78
    154.41
    14
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    86.33
    46
    64.21
    61
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    86.02
    13
    23.82
    106
    6. Tuberculosis
    59.33
    24
    83.56
    13
    7. Lung Disease
    44.30
    16
    37.62
    27
    8. Prostate Cancer
    35.07
    21
    5.09
    162
    9. Hypertension
    30.73
    23
    16.62
    65
    10. Diarrhoeal diseases
    29.47
    47
    22.93
    53
    11. Violence
    25.69
    14
    8.34
    68
    12. Kidney Disease
    25.47
    38
    32.37
    21
    13. Road Traffic Accidents
    22.46
    68
    18.73
    90
    14. Cervical Cancer
    20.99
    32
    7.51
    97
    15. Lung Cancers
    20.75
    57
    7.75
    114
    16. Breast Cancer
    20.75
    51
    25.76
    15
    17. Inflammatory/Heart
    14.65
    12
    7.38
    59
    18. Asthma
    13.61
    38
    19.26
    17
    19. Alzheimers/Dementia
    13.28
    133
    24.53
    43
    20. Liver Disease
    12.56
    106
    24.85
    55
    21. Suicide
    12.13
    60
    6.92
    129
    22. Endocrine Disorders
    11.62
    36
    7.56
    66
    23. Oesophagus Cancer
    10.53
    15
    10.76
    14
    24. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    10.45
    72
    5.27
    129
    25. Epilepsy
    8.73
    6
    3.57
    46
    26. Low Birth Weight
    8.45
    82
    24.58
    13
    27. Lymphomas
    8.06
    15
    6.62
    49
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    7.65
    106
    12.02
    40
    29. Other Injuries
    6.58
    114
    38.08
    1
    30. Pancreas Cancer
    6.04
    51
    1.54
    141
    31. Ovary Cancer
    5.65
    48
    4.12
    94
    32. Liver Cancer
    5.60
    87
    6.08
    76
    33. Malnutrition
    5.38
    56
    3.63
    71
    34. Skin Disease
    5.13
    23
    2.47
    70
    35. Birth Trauma
    4.92
    79
    18.51
    18
    36. Fires
    4.91
    45
    1.98
    80
    37. Meningitis
    4.79
    49
    7.94
    40
    38. Stomach Cancer
    4.69
    113
    14.79
    22
    39. Skin Cancers
    4.48
    4
    1.54
    88
    40. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    4.24
    72
    7.66
    29
    41. Oral Cancer
    3.92
    69
    8.53
    9
    42. Leukemia
    3.76
    101
    2.75
    129
    43. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3.70
    62
    4.39
    47
    44. Drownings
    3.49
    97
    11.89
    14
    45. Falls
    3.09
    137
    13.44
    24
    46. Other Neoplasms
    2.61
    95
    6.98
    7
    47. Maternal Conditions
    2.61
    70
    15.69
    24
    48. Uterin Cancer
    2.31
    82
    4.62
    21
    49. Bladder Cancer
    2.27
    77
    3.06
    56
    50. Parkinson's Disease
    1.72
    52
    0.35
    174
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    138,157
    27.55
    348
    0.15
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    40,729
    8.12
    30,077
    12.85
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    35,331
    7.04
    23,770
    10.16
    4. Stroke
    32,958
    6.57
    18,204
    7.78
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    31,831
    6.35
    3,042
    1.30
    6. Tuberculosis
    25,264
    5.04
    13,325
    5.69
    7. Lung Disease
    15,479
    3.09
    4,406
    1.88
    8. Violence
    14,288
    2.85
    2,272
    0.97
    9. Diarrhoeal diseases
    12,761
    2.54
    12,146
    5.19
    10. Road Traffic Accidents
    11,632
    2.32
    4,938
    2.11
    11. Hypertension
    10,994
    2.19
    1,832
    0.78
    12. Kidney Disease
    9,527
    1.90
    4,677
    2.00
    13. Lung Cancers
    7,881
    1.57
    1,058
    0.45
    14. Suicide
    5,854
    1.17
    1,796
    0.77
    15. Inflammatory/Heart
    5,755
    1.15
    1,164
    0.50
    16. Endocrine Disorders
    5,210
    1.04
    2,449
    1.05
    17. Asthma
    5,188
    1.03
    2,874
    1.23
    18. Low Birth Weight
    5,119
    1.02
    13,733
    5.87
    19. Liver Disease
    5,084
    1.01
    3,804
    1.63
    20. Cervical Cancer
    5,054
    1.01
    602
    0.26
    21. Breast Cancer
    4,936
    0.98
    2,008
    0.86
    22. Alzheimers/Dementia
    4,435
    0.88
    2,076
    0.89
    23. Congenital Anomalies
    4,379
    0.87
    6,096
    2.60
    24. Prostate Cancer
    4,151
    0.83
    222
    0.09
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    3,992
    0.80
    1,351
    0.58
    26. Epilepsy
    3,982
    0.79
    1,239
    0.53
    27. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,930
    0.78
    824
    0.35
    28. Lymphomas
    3,508
    0.70
    1,283
    0.55
    29. Other Injuries
    3,235
    0.65
    12,476
    5.33
    30. Birth Trauma
    2,980
    0.59
    10,342
    4.42
    31. Malnutrition
    2,889
    0.58
    1,598
    0.68
    32. Meningitis
    2,309
    0.46
    3,551
    1.52
    33. Pancreas Cancer
    2,256
    0.45
    193
    0.08
    34. Fires
    2,256
    0.45
    587
    0.25
    35. Liver Cancer
    2,217
    0.44
    793
    0.34
    36. Skin Disease
    1,970
    0.39
    343
    0.15
    37. Stomach Cancer
    1,794
    0.36
    1,853
    0.79
    38. Drownings
    1,775
    0.35
    4,649
    1.99
    39. Skin Cancers
    1,659
    0.33
    186
    0.08
    40. Oral Cancer
    1,569
    0.31
    1,202
    0.51
    41. Leukemia
    1,555
    0.31
    796
    0.34
    42. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,544
    0.31
    1,163
    0.50
    43. Maternal Conditions
    1,483
    0.30
    4,486
    1.92
    44. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1,438
    0.29
    781
    0.33
    45. Ovary Cancer
    1,332
    0.27
    310
    0.13
    46. Falls
    1,171
    0.23
    4,299
    1.84
    47. Other Neoplasms
    1,041
    0.21
    1,076
    0.46
    48. Syphilis
    952
    0.19
    916
    0.39
    49. Bladder Cancer
    825
    0.16
    353
    0.15
    50. Drug Use
    773
    0.15
    127
    0.05
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    35.07
    21
    5.09
    162
    2. Cervical Cancer
    20.99
    32
    7.51
    97
    3. Lung Cancers
    20.75
    57
    7.75
    114
    4. Breast Cancer
    20.75
    51
    25.76
    15
    5. Oesophagus Cancer
    10.53
    15
    10.76
    14
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    10.45
    72
    5.27
    129
    7. Lymphomas
    8.06
    15
    6.62
    49
    8. Pancreas Cancer
    6.04
    51
    1.54
    141
    9. Ovary Cancer
    5.65
    48
    4.12
    94
    10. Liver Cancer
    5.60
    87
    6.08
    76
    11. Stomach Cancer
    4.69
    113
    14.79
    22
    12. Skin Cancers
    4.48
    4
    1.54
    88
    13. Oral Cancer
    3.92
    69
    8.53
    9
    14. Leukemia
    3.76
    101
    2.75
    129
    15. Uterin Cancer
    2.31
    82
    4.62
    21
    16. Bladder Cancer
    2.27
    77
    3.06
    56
    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.