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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 Congo 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.

Congo
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   Congo CONGO
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Congo CONGO
           
    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
     
    44.8
    49.4
    47.1
    116
    99
    106
    1970
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
     
    51.6
    56.0
    53.8
    107
    100
    105
    1980
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
     
    54.1
    58.5
    56.3
    123
    121
    122
    1990
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
     
    54.4
    59.5
    56.9
    145
    137
    140
    2000
    54.6
    60.1
    57.3
    148
    140
    146
     
    51.9
    54.0
    52.9
    152
    153
    152
    2010
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
     
    60.7
    63.2
    62.0
    141
    147
    144
    2019
    62.2
    68.3
    65.3
    154
    145
    149
     
    63.8
    65.6
    64.7
    140
    158
    151
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Congo CONGO
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    62.2
    68.3
    154
    145
    63.8
    65.6
    140
    158
    Age 5
    64.6
    70.5
    168
    153
    67.3
    68.6
    147
    171
    Age 10
    64.8
    70.7
    167
    157
    67.6
    68.9
    148
    172
    Age 15
    65.0
    70.8
    167
    158
    67.8
    69.0
    148
    172
    Age 20
    65.3
    71.2
    167
    158
    68.2
    69.4
    147
    172
    Age 25
    66.0
    71.8
    167
    157
    68.7
    69.7
    147
    172
    Age 30
    67.1
    72.8
    167
    152
    69.2
    70.3
    147
    172
    Age 35
    68.5
    74.1
    165
    141
    69.8
    70.9
    147
    171
    Age 40
    70.2
    75.4
    156
    131
    70.5
    71.8
    148
    173
    Age 45
    71.9
    76.8
    147
    118
    71.4
    72.8
    150
    174
    Age 50
    73.6
    78.0
    133
    107
    72.6
    74.1
    151
    172
    Age 55
    75.5
    79.2
    119
    101
    74.0
    75.5
    151
    171
    Age 60
    77.3
    80.5
    106
    100
    75.7
    77.1
    150
    171
    Age 65
    79.4
    82.0
    91
    96
    77.8
    78.9
    149
    171
    Age 70
    81.8
    83.6
    84
    90
    80.2
    80.9
    147
    170
    Age 75
    84.1
    85.4
    82
    88
    82.9
    83.4
    146
    167
    Age 80
    86.6
    87.4
    95
    97
    86.0
    86.3
    140
    164
    Age 85
    89.6
    90.1
    115
    122
    89.3
    89.5
    148
    165
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Congo CONGO
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. HIV/AIDS
    121.35
    9
    101.72
    12
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    83.76
    128
    133.74
    63
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    83.23
    40
    86.29
    37
    4. Stroke
    80.50
    93
    120.40
    39
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    74.67
    16
    51.04
    38
    6. Tuberculosis
    39.83
    26
    75.20
    10
    7. Violence
    37.54
    8
    11.99
    41
    8. Kidney Disease
    35.72
    35
    29.78
    60
    9. Prostate Cancer
    35.20
    22
    31.52
    25
    10. Hypertension
    33.86
    36
    52.27
    12
    11. Diarrhoeal diseases
    33.37
    46
    43.98
    42
    12. Lung Disease
    31.41
    47
    31.45
    46
    13. Suicide
    23.49
    8
    11.62
    55
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    22.70
    61
    39.65
    27
    15. Cervical Cancer
    20.99
    37
    13.92
    60
    16. Liver Disease
    18.41
    95
    36.31
    40
    17. Lung Cancers
    18.34
    64
    2.77
    164
    18. Breast Cancer
    18.21
    76
    9.95
    160
    19. Alzheimers & Dementia
    16.44
    118
    20.22
    43
    20. Asthma
    13.63
    45
    13.81
    44
    21. Inflammatory/Heart
    12.75
    17
    9.18
    32
    22. Endocrine Disorders
    11.70
    14
    6.36
    46
    23. Other Injuries
    10.77
    57
    9.74
    68
    24. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.90
    89
    4.17
    161
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.50
    16
    0.87
    164
    26. Low Birth Weight
    7.16
    63
    9.29
    42
    27. Meningitis
    6.74
    41
    6.68
    42
    28. Fires
    6.64
    4
    2.74
    56
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    6.23
    83
    6.57
    65
    30. Lymphomas
    6.08
    39
    2.21
    171
    31. Liver Cancer
    5.46
    87
    6.39
    68
    32. Pancreas Cancer
    4.98
    65
    1.96
    144
    33. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    4.52
    65
    5.10
    56
    34. Malnutrition
    4.41
    56
    9.47
    31
    35. Drownings
    4.06
    44
    1.92
    118
    36. Ovary Cancer
    3.85
    115
    3.37
    130
    37. Stomach Cancer
    3.68
    137
    3.94
    131
    38. Birth Trauma
    3.36
    78
    7.30
    48
    39. Parkinson's Disease
    3.36
    130
    4.68
    62
    40. Leukemia
    3.34
    108
    1.70
    157
    41. Epilepsy
    3.28
    22
    2.02
    67
    42. Oral Cancer
    3.18
    80
    1.35
    166
    43. Falls
    2.99
    150
    7.27
    66
    44. Skin Disease
    2.91
    30
    2.02
    62
    45. Maternal Conditions
    2.65
    62
    12.50
    22
    46. Skin Cancers
    2.47
    53
    1.82
    96
    47. Bladder Cancer
    2.19
    83
    0.72
    168
    48. Uterin Cancer
    2.15
    99
    1.40
    146
    49. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2.04
    70
    2.80
    45
    50. Alcohol
    1.93
    61
    1.55
    80
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Congo CONGO
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    71,996
    15.84
    4,509
    13.73
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    39,341
    8.65
    2,576
    7.85
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    32,739
    7.20
    2,494
    7.60
    4. Stroke
    30,693
    6.75
    2,267
    6.90
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    30,188
    6.64
    1,050
    3.20
    6. Tuberculosis
    21,965
    4.83
    2,781
    8.47
    7. Violence
    21,000
    4.62
    539
    1.64
    8. Diarrhoeal diseases
    15,843
    3.49
    1,304
    3.97
    9. Kidney Disease
    15,302
    3.37
    613
    1.87
    10. Suicide
    13,774
    3.03
    349
    1.06
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    13,014
    2.86
    1,598
    4.87
    12. Hypertension
    12,789
    2.81
    933
    2.84
    13. Lung Disease
    11,895
    2.62
    541
    1.65
    14. Liver Disease
    9,013
    1.98
    931
    2.84
    15. Lung Cancers
    7,705
    1.70
    54
    0.16
    16. Low Birth Weight
    6,250
    1.37
    1,283
    3.91
    17. Other Injuries
    6,014
    1.32
    333
    1.01
    18. Asthma
    5,966
    1.31
    291
    0.89
    19. Endocrine Disorders
    5,890
    1.30
    208
    0.63
    20. Cervical Cancer
    5,555
    1.22
    196
    0.60
    21. Inflammatory/Heart
    5,408
    1.19
    220
    0.67
    22. Alzheimers & Dementia
    4,676
    1.03
    230
    0.70
    23. Breast Cancer
    4,533
    1.00
    159
    0.48
    24. Prostate Cancer
    4,374
    0.96
    198
    0.60
    25. Congenital Anomalies
    4,351
    0.96
    729
    2.22
    26. Meningitis
    3,660
    0.81
    299
    0.91
    27. Fires
    3,618
    0.80
    90
    0.27
    28. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,587
    0.79
    89
    0.27
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    3,486
    0.77
    19
    0.06
    30. Birth Trauma
    3,004
    0.66
    997
    3.04
    31. Lymphomas
    2,818
    0.62
    61
    0.19
    32. Drownings
    2,403
    0.53
    104
    0.32
    33. Liver Cancer
    2,383
    0.52
    169
    0.51
    34. Malnutrition
    2,381
    0.52
    272
    0.83
    35. Pancreas Cancer
    2,007
    0.44
    42
    0.13
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,894
    0.42
    105
    0.32
    37. Epilepsy
    1,870
    0.41
    76
    0.23
    38. Maternal Conditions
    1,700
    0.37
    578
    1.76
    39. Stomach Cancer
    1,535
    0.34
    88
    0.27
    40. Leukemia
    1,464
    0.32
    57
    0.17
    41. Oral Cancer
    1,406
    0.31
    33
    0.10
    42. Falls
    1,399
    0.31
    149
    0.45
    43. Pertussis
    1,142
    0.25
    329
    1.00
    44. Syphilis
    1,130
    0.25
    107
    0.33
    45. Skin Disease
    1,101
    0.24
    46
    0.14
    46. Parkinson's Disease
    1,077
    0.24
    69
    0.21
    47. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1,015
    0.22
    67
    0.20
    48. Skin Cancers
    993
    0.22
    36
    0.11
    49. Alcohol
    987
    0.22
    46
    0.14
    50. Poisonings
    975
    0.21
    71
    0.22
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   Congo CONGO
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    35.20
    22
    31.52
    25
    2. Cervical Cancer
    20.99
    37
    13.92
    60
    3. Lung Cancers
    18.34
    64
    2.77
    164
    4. Breast Cancer
    18.21
    76
    9.95
    160
    5. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.90
    89
    4.17
    161
    6. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.50
    16
    0.87
    164
    7. Lymphomas
    6.08
    39
    2.21
    171
    8. Liver Cancer
    5.46
    87
    6.39
    68
    9. Pancreas Cancer
    4.98
    65
    1.96
    144
    10. Ovary Cancer
    3.85
    115
    3.37
    130
    11. Stomach Cancer
    3.68
    137
    3.94
    131
    12. Leukemia
    3.34
    108
    1.70
    157
    13. Oral Cancer
    3.18
    80
    1.35
    166
    14. Skin Cancers
    2.47
    53
    1.82
    96
    15. Bladder Cancer
    2.19
    83
    0.72
    168
    16. Uterin Cancer
    2.15
    99
    1.40
    146
    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.