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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 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 South Africa and Belarus 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.

Belarus
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
South Africa Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Belarus BELARUS
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Belarus BELARUS
           
    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
     
    64.0
    72.9
    68.3
    35
    16
    31
    1970
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
     
    68.0
    76.0
    71.9
    21
    6
    11
    1980
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
     
    65.9
    75.6
    70.6
    54
    24
    36
    1990
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
     
    66.3
    75.6
    70.8
    74
    39
    57
    2000
    54.6
    60.1
    57.3
    148
    140
    146
     
    62.6
    73.5
    68.0
    115
    84
    103
    2010
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
     
    64.5
    76.3
    70.3
    122
    81
    103
    2019
    62.2
    68.3
    65.3
    154
    145
    149
     
    69.7
    79.6
    74.8
    104
    53
    79
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Belarus BELARUS
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    62.2
    68.3
    154
    145
    69.7
    79.6
    104
    53
    Age 5
    64.6
    70.5
    168
    153
    70.0
    79.9
    123
    63
    Age 10
    64.8
    70.7
    167
    157
    70.0
    79.9
    125
    64
    Age 15
    65.0
    70.8
    167
    158
    70.0
    79.9
    129
    64
    Age 20
    65.3
    71.2
    167
    158
    70.1
    80.0
    131
    64
    Age 25
    66.0
    71.8
    167
    157
    70.3
    80.1
    136
    64
    Age 30
    67.1
    72.8
    167
    152
    70.5
    80.2
    136
    65
    Age 35
    68.5
    74.1
    165
    141
    70.9
    80.3
    138
    64
    Age 40
    70.2
    75.4
    156
    131
    71.4
    80.5
    139
    64
    Age 45
    71.9
    76.8
    147
    118
    72.2
    80.9
    143
    64
    Age 50
    73.6
    78.0
    133
    107
    73.2
    81.3
    145
    63
    Age 55
    75.5
    79.2
    119
    101
    74.4
    81.8
    144
    63
    Age 60
    77.3
    80.5
    106
    100
    76.0
    82.5
    143
    64
    Age 65
    79.4
    82.0
    91
    96
    78.1
    83.3
    140
    68
    Age 70
    81.8
    83.6
    84
    90
    80.6
    84.5
    132
    68
    Age 75
    84.1
    85.4
    82
    88
    83.3
    85.9
    125
    73
    Age 80
    86.6
    87.4
    95
    97
    86.3
    88.0
    116
    74
    Age 85
    89.6
    90.1
    115
    122
    89.8
    90.6
    96
    70
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Belarus BELARUS
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. HIV/AIDS
    121.35
    9
    1.60
    112
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    83.76
    128
    282.35
    10
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    83.23
    40
    7.00
    175
    4. Stroke
    80.50
    93
    88.08
    87
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    74.67
    16
    2.20
    181
    6. Tuberculosis
    39.83
    26
    2.52
    100
    7. Violence
    37.54
    8
    2.29
    124
    8. Kidney Disease
    35.72
    35
    2.70
    181
    9. Prostate Cancer
    35.20
    22
    16.14
    85
    10. Hypertension
    33.86
    36
    2.07
    176
    11. Diarrhoeal diseases
    33.37
    46
    0.10
    179
    12. Lung Disease
    31.41
    47
    12.05
    159
    13. Suicide
    23.49
    8
    16.49
    22
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    22.70
    61
    6.48
    146
    15. Cervical Cancer
    20.99
    37
    3.98
    138
    16. Liver Disease
    18.41
    95
    14.66
    108
    17. Lung Cancers
    18.34
    64
    18.53
    62
    18. Breast Cancer
    18.21
    76
    13.60
    126
    19. Alzheimers & Dementia
    16.44
    118
    15.86
    125
    20. Asthma
    13.63
    45
    0.72
    146
    21. Inflammatory/Heart
    12.75
    17
    10.19
    27
    22. Endocrine Disorders
    11.70
    14
    1.05
    173
    23. Other Injuries
    10.77
    57
    8.33
    83
    24. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.90
    89
    17.05
    12
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.50
    16
    3.20
    63
    26. Low Birth Weight
    7.16
    63
    0.98
    168
    27. Meningitis
    6.74
    41
    0.29
    141
    28. Fires
    6.64
    4
    4.48
    15
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    6.23
    83
    2.85
    159
    30. Lymphomas
    6.08
    39
    4.50
    99
    31. Liver Cancer
    5.46
    87
    2.31
    177
    32. Pancreas Cancer
    4.98
    65
    7.23
    40
    33. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    4.52
    65
    1.46
    133
    34. Malnutrition
    4.41
    56
    0.17
    144
    35. Drownings
    4.06
    44
    4.91
    27
    36. Ovary Cancer
    3.85
    115
    4.83
    75
    37. Stomach Cancer
    3.68
    137
    10.43
    41
    38. Birth Trauma
    3.36
    78
    0.40
    161
    39. Parkinson's Disease
    3.36
    130
    3.10
    141
    40. Leukemia
    3.34
    108
    3.67
    87
    41. Epilepsy
    3.28
    22
    1.06
    131
    42. Oral Cancer
    3.18
    80
    6.03
    30
    43. Falls
    2.99
    150
    6.97
    69
    44. Skin Disease
    2.91
    30
    0.19
    169
    45. Maternal Conditions
    2.65
    62
    0.02
    182
    46. Skin Cancers
    2.47
    53
    1.81
    99
    47. Bladder Cancer
    2.19
    83
    1.70
    112
    48. Uterin Cancer
    2.15
    99
    3.90
    29
    49. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2.04
    70
    1.59
    85
    50. Alcohol
    1.93
    61
    19.82
    1
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Belarus BELARUS
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    71,996
    15.84
    167
    0.15
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    39,341
    8.65
    1,086
    1.00
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    32,739
    7.20
    53,186
    48.88
    4. Stroke
    30,693
    6.75
    16,393
    15.07
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    30,188
    6.64
    373
    0.34
    6. Tuberculosis
    21,965
    4.83
    269
    0.25
    7. Violence
    21,000
    4.62
    255
    0.23
    8. Diarrhoeal diseases
    15,843
    3.49
    13
    0.01
    9. Kidney Disease
    15,302
    3.37
    480
    0.44
    10. Suicide
    13,774
    3.03
    2,004
    1.84
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    13,014
    2.86
    722
    0.66
    12. Hypertension
    12,789
    2.81
    367
    0.34
    13. Lung Disease
    11,895
    2.62
    2,208
    2.03
    14. Liver Disease
    9,013
    1.98
    2,078
    1.91
    15. Lung Cancers
    7,705
    1.70
    2,950
    2.71
    16. Low Birth Weight
    6,250
    1.37
    64
    0.06
    17. Other Injuries
    6,014
    1.32
    1,099
    1.01
    18. Asthma
    5,966
    1.31
    122
    0.11
    19. Endocrine Disorders
    5,890
    1.30
    141
    0.13
    20. Cervical Cancer
    5,555
    1.22
    303
    0.28
    21. Inflammatory/Heart
    5,408
    1.19
    1,361
    1.25
    22. Alzheimers & Dementia
    4,676
    1.03
    3,530
    3.24
    23. Breast Cancer
    4,533
    1.00
    1,230
    1.13
    24. Prostate Cancer
    4,374
    0.96
    936
    0.86
    25. Congenital Anomalies
    4,351
    0.96
    202
    0.19
    26. Meningitis
    3,660
    0.81
    36
    0.03
    27. Fires
    3,618
    0.80
    620
    0.57
    28. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,587
    0.79
    2,886
    2.65
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    3,486
    0.77
    493
    0.45
    30. Birth Trauma
    3,004
    0.66
    25
    0.02
    31. Lymphomas
    2,818
    0.62
    672
    0.62
    32. Drownings
    2,403
    0.53
    543
    0.50
    33. Liver Cancer
    2,383
    0.52
    363
    0.33
    34. Malnutrition
    2,381
    0.52
    22
    0.02
    35. Pancreas Cancer
    2,007
    0.44
    1,171
    1.08
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,894
    0.42
    235
    0.22
    37. Epilepsy
    1,870
    0.41
    116
    0.11
    38. Maternal Conditions
    1,700
    0.37
    2
    0.00
    39. Stomach Cancer
    1,535
    0.34
    1,690
    1.55
    40. Leukemia
    1,464
    0.32
    554
    0.51
    41. Oral Cancer
    1,406
    0.31
    901
    0.83
    42. Falls
    1,399
    0.31
    952
    0.87
    43. Pertussis
    1,142
    0.25
    0
    0.00
    44. Syphilis
    1,130
    0.25
    1
    0.00
    45. Skin Disease
    1,101
    0.24
    31
    0.03
    46. Parkinson's Disease
    1,077
    0.24
    621
    0.57
    47. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1,015
    0.22
    239
    0.22
    48. Skin Cancers
    993
    0.22
    272
    0.25
    49. Alcohol
    987
    0.22
    2,761
    2.54
    50. Poisonings
    975
    0.21
    311
    0.29
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Belarus BELARUS
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    35.20
    22
    16.14
    85
    2. Cervical Cancer
    20.99
    37
    3.98
    138
    3. Lung Cancers
    18.34
    64
    18.53
    62
    4. Breast Cancer
    18.21
    76
    13.60
    126
    5. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.90
    89
    17.05
    12
    6. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.50
    16
    3.20
    63
    7. Lymphomas
    6.08
    39
    4.50
    99
    8. Liver Cancer
    5.46
    87
    2.31
    177
    9. Pancreas Cancer
    4.98
    65
    7.23
    40
    10. Ovary Cancer
    3.85
    115
    4.83
    75
    11. Stomach Cancer
    3.68
    137
    10.43
    41
    12. Leukemia
    3.34
    108
    3.67
    87
    13. Oral Cancer
    3.18
    80
    6.03
    30
    14. Skin Cancers
    2.47
    53
    1.81
    99
    15. Bladder Cancer
    2.19
    83
    1.70
    112
    16. Uterin Cancer
    2.15
    99
    3.90
    29
    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    Data Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 2020
    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.