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South Korea
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 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.

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 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 Korea Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F 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
      M F M F M F 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
    32.37
    149
    137.69
    13
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    30.29
    183
    287.94
    12
    3. Lung Cancers
    22.91
    45
    7.57
    115
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    21.00
    114
    50.61
    66
    5. Suicide
    20.20
    10
    6.42
    125
    6. Liver Cancer
    15.15
    19
    6.16
    77
    7. Alzheimers & Dementia
    13.96
    142
    34.45
    36
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    13.90
    140
    62.74
    22
    9. Stomach Cancer
    12.27
    28
    14.65
    19
    10. Lung Disease
    11.73
    167
    41.05
    25
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.46
    63
    5.13
    134
    12. Liver Disease
    8.32
    141
    17.91
    86
    13. Kidney Disease
    8.06
    149
    41.78
    9
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    7.98
    133
    17.68
    90
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    6.75
    42
    1.53
    152
    16. Prostate Cancer
    6.44
    157
    5.28
    163
    17. Breast Cancer
    6.11
    175
    23.65
    21
    18. Other Injuries
    5.13
    135
    8.80
    75
    19. Parkinson's Disease
    4.80
    2
    2.01
    103
    20. Hypertension
    4.01
    159
    10.27
    108
    21. Lymphomas
    3.62
    138
    7.21
    33
    22. Tuberculosis
    3.40
    100
    77.66
    15
    23. Falls
    3.15
    137
    10.77
    43
    24. Cervical Cancer
    2.63
    149
    7.53
    95
    25. Leukemia
    2.61
    143
    3.40
    114
    26. Ovary Cancer
    2.59
    163
    4.02
    109
    27. Asthma
    2.38
    111
    15.66
    25
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.03
    113
    10.51
    13
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    1.96
    181
    11.37
    25
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    1.92
    159
    6.05
    70
    31. Other Neoplasms
    1.83
    129
    6.58
    7
    32. Bladder Cancer
    1.81
    105
    3.01
    58
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    1.74
    176
    3.19
    149
    34. Low Birth Weight
    1.70
    157
    25.91
    6
    35. Oral Cancer
    1.54
    169
    8.48
    11
    36. Alcohol
    1.17
    121
    0.49
    147
    37. Violence
    1.03
    159
    8.37
    67
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.98
    139
    15.31
    63
    39. Hepatitis B
    0.97
    56
    1.07
    52
    40. Encephalitis
    0.92
    79
    0.54
    123
    41. Drownings
    0.92
    155
    6.94
    34
    42. Epilepsy
    0.75
    162
    2.52
    54
    43. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    177
    4.58
    23
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.69
    154
    1.56
    96
    45. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.68
    169
    10.10
    16
    46. Skin Disease
    0.62
    139
    1.30
    111
    47. Fires
    0.46
    152
    1.58
    92
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.37
    171
    20.92
    13
    49. Poisonings
    0.36
    124
    1.17
    62
    50. Anemia
    0.31
    45
    0.02
    133
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    27,962
    11.29
    14,975
    6.71
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    26,172
    10.56
    32,121
    14.39
    3. Lung Cancers
    19,345
    7.81
    1,105
    0.49
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    18,632
    7.52
    17,048
    7.64
    5. Suicide
    13,677
    5.52
    1,618
    0.72
    6. Alzheimers & Dementia
    12,661
    5.11
    2,363
    1.06
    7. Liver Cancer
    12,384
    5.00
    859
    0.38
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    11,986
    4.84
    7,056
    3.16
    9. Lung Disease
    10,362
    4.18
    4,299
    1.93
    10. Stomach Cancer
    10,183
    4.11
    1,939
    0.87
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9,651
    3.89
    847
    0.38
    12. Kidney Disease
    6,964
    2.81
    5,332
    2.39
    13. Liver Disease
    6,513
    2.63
    2,621
    1.17
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    5,648
    2.28
    205
    0.09
    15. Road Traffic Accidents
    5,479
    2.21
    5,253
    2.35
    16. Other Injuries
    4,269
    1.72
    2,510
    1.12
    17. Parkinson's Disease
    4,251
    1.72
    149
    0.07
    18. Hypertension
    3,604
    1.45
    1,117
    0.50
    19. Lymphomas
    2,930
    1.18
    1,734
    0.78
    20. Tuberculosis
    2,897
    1.17
    11,580
    5.19
    21. Falls
    2,468
    1.00
    3,392
    1.52
    22. Breast Cancer
    2,441
    0.99
    1,933
    0.87
    23. Asthma
    2,116
    0.85
    2,144
    0.96
    24. Prostate Cancer
    2,020
    0.82
    232
    0.10
    25. Leukemia
    1,843
    0.74
    1,242
    0.56
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,691
    0.68
    1,405
    0.63
    27. Bladder Cancer
    1,577
    0.64
    363
    0.16
    28. Other Neoplasms
    1,507
    0.61
    1,092
    0.49
    29. Endocrine Disorders
    1,492
    0.60
    1,650
    0.74
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,317
    0.53
    428
    0.19
    31. Oral Cancer
    1,243
    0.50
    1,254
    0.56
    32. Cervical Cancer
    1,137
    0.46
    628
    0.28
    33. Ovary Cancer
    1,114
    0.45
    320
    0.14
    34. Alcohol
    875
    0.35
    94
    0.04
    35. Diarrhoeal diseases
    837
    0.34
    7,333
    3.28
    36. Hepatitis B
    778
    0.31
    207
    0.09
    37. Encephalitis
    758
    0.31
    165
    0.07
    38. Violence
    641
    0.26
    2,565
    1.15
    39. Congenital Anomalies
    624
    0.25
    6,310
    2.83
    40. Drownings
    595
    0.24
    2,915
    1.31
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    589
    0.24
    1,250
    0.56
    42. Skin Cancers
    580
    0.23
    196
    0.09
    43. Skin Disease
    539
    0.22
    118
    0.05
    44. Epilepsy
    491
    0.20
    825
    0.37
    45. Low Birth Weight
    428
    0.17
    15,362
    6.88
    46. Fires
    314
    0.13
    463
    0.21
    47. Uterin Cancer
    306
    0.12
    348
    0.16
    48. Anemia
    275
    0.11
    4
    0.00
    49. Poisonings
    259
    0.10
    412
    0.18
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    189
    0.08
    41
    0.02
    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
    22.91
    45
    7.57
    115
    2. Liver Cancer
    15.15
    19
    6.16
    77
    3. Stomach Cancer
    12.27
    28
    14.65
    19
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.46
    63
    5.13
    134
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    6.75
    42
    1.53
    152
    6. Prostate Cancer
    6.44
    157
    5.28
    163
    7. Breast Cancer
    6.11
    175
    23.65
    21
    8. Lymphomas
    3.62
    138
    7.21
    33
    9. Cervical Cancer
    2.63
    149
    7.53
    95
    10. Leukemia
    2.61
    143
    3.40
    114
    11. Ovary Cancer
    2.59
    163
    4.02
    109
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.03
    113
    10.51
    13
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.81
    105
    3.01
    58
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.54
    169
    8.48
    11
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    177
    4.58
    23
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.69
    154
    1.56
    96
    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    Data Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 2018
    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.