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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 Korea 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.
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    52.6
    55.8
    54.2
    81
    82
    82
     
    31.6
    31.0
    31.3
    171
    172
    172
    1970
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
     
    35.5
    35.0
    35.3
    171
    173
    172
    1980
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
     
    39.5
    39.1
    39.3
    172
    175
    173
    1990
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
     
    41.4
    41.3
    41.3
    178
    181
    180
    2000
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
     
    53.7
    56.1
    54.8
    150
    150
    150
    2010
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
     
    57.7
    60.1
    58.8
    154
    155
    154
    2016
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
     
    61.0
    64.5
    62.7
    155
    157
    157
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
     
    61.0
    64.5
    155
    157
    Age 5
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
     
    65.9
    69.1
    153
    155
    Age 10
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
     
    66.4
    69.6
    154
    155
    Age 15
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
     
    66.8
    70.0
    155
    155
    Age 20
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
     
    67.5
    70.5
    151
    154
    Age 25
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
     
    68.5
    71.2
    149
    154
    Age 30
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
     
    69.3
    71.8
    147
    153
    Age 35
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
     
    70.2
    72.5
    145
    156
    Age 40
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
     
    71.0
    73.2
    146
    158
    Age 45
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
     
    71.8
    74.0
    148
    160
    Age 50
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
     
    72.8
    74.8
    152
    162
    Age 55
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
     
    74.0
    75.9
    155
    164
    Age 60
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
     
    75.5
    77.1
    157
    166
    Age 65
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
     
    77.3
    78.6
    165
    166
    Age 70
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
     
    79.5
    80.5
    162
    166
    Age 75
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
     
    82.2
    82.8
    161
    166
    Age 80
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
     
    85.3
    85.7
    158
    164
    Age 85
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
     
    88.8
    89.1
    160
    163
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    34.98
    155
     
    154.41
    14
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    30.76
    183
     
    263.34
    11
    3. Suicide
    24.21
    10
     
    6.92
    129
    4. Lung Cancers
    23.65
    43
     
    7.75
    114
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    19.84
    131
     
    64.21
    61
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    16.26
    132
     
    23.82
    106
    7. Liver Cancer
    16.01
    17
     
    6.08
    76
    8. Stomach Cancer
    14.05
    25
     
    14.79
    22
    9. Alzheimers/Dementia
    13.67
    130
     
    24.53
    43
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.97
    58
     
    5.27
    129
    11. Lung Disease
    10.48
    171
     
    37.62
    27
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    9.05
    132
     
    18.73
    90
    13. Liver Disease
    8.82
    136
     
    24.85
    55
    14. Kidney Disease
    8.08
    146
     
    32.37
    21
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    6.62
    44
     
    1.54
    141
    16. Breast Cancer
    5.89
    177
     
    25.76
    15
    17. Prostate Cancer
    5.62
    158
     
    5.09
    162
    18. Other Injuries
    5.32
    139
     
    38.08
    1
    19. Hypertension
    4.32
    158
     
    16.62
    65
    20. Parkinson's Disease
    4.28
    11
     
    0.35
    174
    21. Tuberculosis
    4.26
    98
     
    83.56
    13
    22. Lymphomas
    3.54
    127
     
    6.62
    49
    23. Falls
    3.26
    132
     
    13.44
    24
    24. Cervical Cancer
    2.70
    146
     
    7.51
    97
    25. Leukemia
    2.64
    137
     
    2.75
    129
    26. Ovary Cancer
    2.53
    161
     
    4.12
    94
    27. Asthma
    2.37
    113
     
    19.26
    17
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.11
    102
     
    10.76
    14
    29. Low Birth Weight
    1.99
    156
     
    24.58
    13
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    1.98
    162
     
    7.56
    66
    31. Bladder Cancer
    1.84
    97
     
    3.06
    56
    32. Other Neoplasms
    1.81
    121
     
    6.98
    7
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    1.79
    181
     
    12.02
    40
    34. Violence
    1.75
    144
     
    8.34
    68
    35. Inflammatory/Heart
    1.67
    177
     
    7.38
    59
    36. Oral Cancer
    1.50
    152
     
    8.53
    9
    37. Hepatitis B
    1.40
    46
     
    1.36
    47
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.26
    137
     
    22.93
    53
    39. Alcohol
    1.17
    119
     
    0.83
    134
    40. Drownings
    1.06
    149
     
    11.89
    14
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.76
    163
     
    7.66
    29
    42. Epilepsy
    0.74
    165
     
    3.57
    46
    43. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    171
     
    4.62
    21
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.66
    147
     
    1.54
    88
    45. Skin Disease
    0.66
    137
     
    2.47
    70
    46. Fires
    0.45
    157
     
    1.98
    80
    47. Poisonings
    0.41
    133
     
    1.50
    61
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.35
    174
     
    18.51
    18
    49. Anemia
    0.30
    96
     
    0.06
    130
    50. Encephalitis
    0.28
    147
     
    0.64
    88
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    28,533
    11.65
     
    18,204
    7.78
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    25,047
    10.22
     
    30,077
    12.85
    3. Lung Cancers
    19,048
    7.78
     
    1,058
    0.45
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    16,514
    6.74
     
    23,770
    10.16
    5. Suicide
    16,078
    6.56
     
    1,796
    0.77
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    13,250
    5.41
     
    3,042
    1.30
    7. Liver Cancer
    12,373
    5.05
     
    793
    0.34
    8. Alzheimers/Dementia
    11,573
    4.72
     
    2,076
    0.89
    9. Stomach Cancer
    11,054
    4.51
     
    1,853
    0.79
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9,555
    3.90
     
    824
    0.35
    11. Lung Disease
    8,739
    3.57
     
    4,406
    1.88
    12. Kidney Disease
    6,582
    2.69
     
    4,677
    2.00
    13. Liver Disease
    6,500
    2.65
     
    3,804
    1.63
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    6,040
    2.47
     
    4,938
    2.11
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    5,269
    2.15
     
    193
    0.08
    16. Other Injuries
    4,183
    1.71
     
    12,476
    5.33
    17. Hypertension
    3,626
    1.48
     
    1,832
    0.78
    18. Parkinson's Disease
    3,577
    1.46
     
    34
    0.01
    19. Tuberculosis
    3,406
    1.39
     
    13,325
    5.69
    20. Lymphomas
    2,732
    1.12
     
    1,283
    0.55
    21. Falls
    2,417
    0.99
     
    4,299
    1.84
    22. Breast Cancer
    2,221
    0.91
     
    2,008
    0.86
    23. Asthma
    1,973
    0.81
     
    2,874
    1.23
    24. Prostate Cancer
    1,877
    0.77
     
    222
    0.09
    25. Leukemia
    1,784
    0.73
     
    796
    0.34
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,686
    0.69
     
    1,351
    0.58
    27. Bladder Cancer
    1,520
    0.62
     
    353
    0.15
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    1,458
    0.60
     
    2,449
    1.05
    29. Other Neoplasms
    1,420
    0.58
     
    1,076
    0.46
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,195
    0.49
     
    1,164
    0.50
    31. Oral Cancer
    1,159
    0.47
     
    1,202
    0.51
    32. Cervical Cancer
    1,113
    0.45
     
    602
    0.26
    33. Hepatitis B
    1,050
    0.43
     
    243
    0.10
    34. Violence
    1,029
    0.42
     
    2,272
    0.97
    35. Ovary Cancer
    1,028
    0.42
     
    310
    0.13
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,023
    0.42
     
    12,146
    5.19
    37. Alcohol
    833
    0.34
     
    159
    0.07
    38. Drownings
    662
    0.27
     
    4,649
    1.99
    39. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    624
    0.25
     
    1,163
    0.50
    40. Congenital Anomalies
    590
    0.24
     
    6,096
    2.60
    41. Skin Disease
    543
    0.22
     
    343
    0.15
    42. Skin Cancers
    529
    0.22
     
    186
    0.08
    43. Low Birth Weight
    514
    0.21
     
    13,733
    5.87
    44. Epilepsy
    470
    0.19
     
    1,239
    0.53
    45. Fires
    300
    0.12
     
    587
    0.25
    46. Uterin Cancer
    295
    0.12
     
    333
    0.14
    47. Poisonings
    290
    0.12
     
    515
    0.22
    48. Anemia
    251
    0.10
     
    15
    0.01
    49. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    208
    0.08
     
    781
    0.33
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    197
    0.08
     
    23
    0.01
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    23.65
    43
     
    7.75
    114
    2. Liver Cancer
    16.01
    17
     
    6.08
    76
    3. Stomach Cancer
    14.05
    25
     
    14.79
    22
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.97
    58
     
    5.27
    129
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    6.62
    44
     
    1.54
    141
    6. Breast Cancer
    5.89
    177
     
    25.76
    15
    7. Prostate Cancer
    5.62
    158
     
    5.09
    162
    8. Lymphomas
    3.54
    127
     
    6.62
    49
    9. Cervical Cancer
    2.70
    146
     
    7.51
    97
    10. Leukemia
    2.64
    137
     
    2.75
    129
    11. Ovary Cancer
    2.53
    161
     
    4.12
    94
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.11
    102
     
    10.76
    14
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.84
    97
     
    3.06
    56
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.50
    152
     
    8.53
    9
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    171
     
    4.62
    21
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.66
    147
     
    1.54
    88
     
     
     
    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.