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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 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.

South Korea
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   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
           
    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
     
    52.6
    55.8
    54.2
    81
    82
    82
    1970
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
     
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
    1980
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
     
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
    1990
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
     
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
    2000
    54.6
    60.1
    57.3
    148
    140
    146
     
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
    2010
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
     
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
    2019
    62.2
    68.3
    65.3
    154
    145
    149
     
    80.3
    86.1
    83.3
    16
    2
    3
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    62.2
    68.3
    154
    145
    80.3
    86.1
    16
    2
    Age 5
    64.6
    70.5
    168
    153
    80.6
    86.4
    17
    2
    Age 10
    64.8
    70.7
    167
    157
    80.7
    86.4
    17
    2
    Age 15
    65.0
    70.8
    167
    158
    80.7
    86.4
    17
    2
    Age 20
    65.3
    71.2
    167
    158
    80.8
    86.5
    17
    2
    Age 25
    66.0
    71.8
    167
    157
    80.9
    86.6
    17
    2
    Age 30
    67.1
    72.8
    167
    152
    81.0
    86.7
    17
    2
    Age 35
    68.5
    74.1
    165
    141
    81.2
    86.8
    17
    2
    Age 40
    70.2
    75.4
    156
    131
    81.4
    86.9
    15
    2
    Age 45
    71.9
    76.8
    147
    118
    81.7
    87.1
    16
    2
    Age 50
    73.6
    78.0
    133
    107
    82.1
    87.3
    15
    2
    Age 55
    75.5
    79.2
    119
    101
    82.6
    87.6
    15
    2
    Age 60
    77.3
    80.5
    106
    100
    83.4
    87.9
    12
    2
    Age 65
    79.4
    82.0
    91
    96
    84.2
    88.2
    14
    2
    Age 70
    81.8
    83.6
    84
    90
    85.3
    88.7
    15
    2
    Age 75
    84.1
    85.4
    82
    88
    86.6
    89.4
    21
    5
    Age 80
    86.6
    87.4
    95
    97
    88.6
    90.5
    19
    4
    Age 85
    89.6
    90.1
    115
    122
    91.2
    92.3
    13
    5
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. HIV/AIDS
    121.35
    9
    0.11
    155
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    83.76
    128
    27.78
    183
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    83.23
    40
    25.21
    100
    4. Stroke
    80.50
    93
    25.48
    155
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    74.67
    16
    6.84
    160
    6. Tuberculosis
    39.83
    26
    1.93
    110
    7. Violence
    37.54
    8
    0.68
    170
    8. Kidney Disease
    35.72
    35
    9.92
    142
    9. Prostate Cancer
    35.20
    22
    6.10
    155
    10. Hypertension
    33.86
    36
    3.45
    163
    11. Diarrhoeal diseases
    33.37
    46
    0.91
    139
    12. Lung Disease
    31.41
    47
    8.14
    175
    13. Suicide
    23.49
    8
    21.16
    12
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    22.70
    61
    5.76
    150
    15. Cervical Cancer
    20.99
    37
    2.29
    160
    16. Liver Disease
    18.41
    95
    7.50
    148
    17. Lung Cancers
    18.34
    64
    20.90
    49
    18. Breast Cancer
    18.21
    76
    6.59
    180
    19. Alzheimers & Dementia
    16.44
    118
    11.04
    154
    20. Asthma
    13.63
    45
    1.08
    129
    21. Inflammatory/Heart
    12.75
    17
    1.55
    172
    22. Endocrine Disorders
    11.70
    14
    2.11
    148
    23. Other Injuries
    10.77
    57
    3.88
    154
    24. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.90
    89
    10.56
    68
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.50
    16
    1.84
    115
    26. Low Birth Weight
    7.16
    63
    1.62
    152
    27. Meningitis
    6.74
    41
    0.07
    181
    28. Fires
    6.64
    4
    0.33
    159
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    6.23
    83
    1.82
    181
    30. Lymphomas
    6.08
    39
    3.72
    131
    31. Liver Cancer
    5.46
    87
    12.57
    21
    32. Pancreas Cancer
    4.98
    65
    7.34
    34
    33. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    4.52
    65
    0.54
    171
    34. Malnutrition
    4.41
    56
    0.09
    158
    35. Drownings
    4.06
    44
    0.71
    161
    36. Ovary Cancer
    3.85
    115
    2.84
    149
    37. Stomach Cancer
    3.68
    137
    9.13
    50
    38. Birth Trauma
    3.36
    78
    0.39
    164
    39. Parkinson's Disease
    3.36
    130
    3.78
    114
    40. Leukemia
    3.34
    108
    2.65
    138
    41. Epilepsy
    3.28
    22
    0.72
    166
    42. Oral Cancer
    3.18
    80
    1.60
    154
    43. Falls
    2.99
    150
    3.34
    142
    44. Skin Disease
    2.91
    30
    0.67
    126
    45. Maternal Conditions
    2.65
    62
    0.07
    158
    46. Skin Cancers
    2.47
    53
    0.60
    157
    47. Bladder Cancer
    2.19
    83
    1.74
    111
    48. Uterin Cancer
    2.15
    99
    0.89
    165
    49. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2.04
    70
    0.23
    175
    50. Alcohol
    1.93
    61
    1.34
    97
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    71,996
    15.84
    84
    0.03
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    39,341
    8.65
    26,650
    10.63
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    32,739
    7.20
    28,043
    11.19
    4. Stroke
    30,693
    6.75
    25,596
    10.21
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    30,188
    6.64
    6,812
    2.72
    6. Tuberculosis
    21,965
    4.83
    1,950
    0.78
    7. Violence
    21,000
    4.62
    386
    0.15
    8. Diarrhoeal diseases
    15,843
    3.49
    929
    0.37
    9. Kidney Disease
    15,302
    3.37
    10,107
    4.03
    10. Suicide
    13,774
    3.03
    14,636
    5.84
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    13,014
    2.86
    4,399
    1.76
    12. Hypertension
    12,789
    2.81
    3,711
    1.48
    13. Lung Disease
    11,895
    2.62
    8,526
    3.40
    14. Liver Disease
    9,013
    1.98
    6,348
    2.53
    15. Lung Cancers
    7,705
    1.70
    20,293
    8.10
    16. Low Birth Weight
    6,250
    1.37
    370
    0.15
    17. Other Injuries
    6,014
    1.32
    3,634
    1.45
    18. Asthma
    5,966
    1.31
    1,150
    0.46
    19. Endocrine Disorders
    5,890
    1.30
    1,891
    0.75
    20. Cervical Cancer
    5,555
    1.22
    1,065
    0.42
    21. Inflammatory/Heart
    5,408
    1.19
    1,325
    0.53
    22. Alzheimers & Dementia
    4,676
    1.03
    12,145
    4.85
    23. Breast Cancer
    4,533
    1.00
    2,880
    1.15
    24. Prostate Cancer
    4,374
    0.96
    2,316
    0.92
    25. Congenital Anomalies
    4,351
    0.96
    518
    0.21
    26. Meningitis
    3,660
    0.81
    51
    0.02
    27. Fires
    3,618
    0.80
    263
    0.10
    28. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,587
    0.79
    10,180
    4.06
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    3,486
    0.77
    1,733
    0.69
    30. Birth Trauma
    3,004
    0.66
    88
    0.04
    31. Lymphomas
    2,818
    0.62
    3,477
    1.39
    32. Drownings
    2,403
    0.53
    501
    0.20
    33. Liver Cancer
    2,383
    0.52
    11,589
    4.62
    34. Malnutrition
    2,381
    0.52
    88
    0.04
    35. Pancreas Cancer
    2,007
    0.44
    6,994
    2.79
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,894
    0.42
    540
    0.22
    37. Epilepsy
    1,870
    0.41
    524
    0.21
    38. Maternal Conditions
    1,700
    0.37
    34
    0.01
    39. Stomach Cancer
    1,535
    0.34
    8,625
    3.44
    40. Leukemia
    1,464
    0.32
    2,140
    0.85
    41. Oral Cancer
    1,406
    0.31
    1,457
    0.58
    42. Falls
    1,399
    0.31
    2,934
    1.17
    43. Pertussis
    1,142
    0.25
    6
    0.00
    44. Syphilis
    1,130
    0.25
    27
    0.01
    45. Skin Disease
    1,101
    0.24
    704
    0.28
    46. Parkinson's Disease
    1,077
    0.24
    3,951
    1.58
    47. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1,015
    0.22
    224
    0.09
    48. Skin Cancers
    993
    0.22
    585
    0.23
    49. Alcohol
    987
    0.22
    1,081
    0.43
    50. Poisonings
    975
    0.21
    115
    0.05
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Africa SOUTH AFRICA   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    35.20
    22
    6.10
    155
    2. Cervical Cancer
    20.99
    37
    2.29
    160
    3. Lung Cancers
    18.34
    64
    20.90
    49
    4. Breast Cancer
    18.21
    76
    6.59
    180
    5. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.90
    89
    10.56
    68
    6. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.50
    16
    1.84
    115
    7. Lymphomas
    6.08
    39
    3.72
    131
    8. Liver Cancer
    5.46
    87
    12.57
    21
    9. Pancreas Cancer
    4.98
    65
    7.34
    34
    10. Ovary Cancer
    3.85
    115
    2.84
    149
    11. Stomach Cancer
    3.68
    137
    9.13
    50
    12. Leukemia
    3.34
    108
    2.65
    138
    13. Oral Cancer
    3.18
    80
    1.60
    154
    14. Skin Cancers
    2.47
    53
    0.60
    157
    15. Bladder Cancer
    2.19
    83
    1.74
    111
    16. Uterin Cancer
    2.15
    99
    0.89
    165
    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.