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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 Canada 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.

Canada
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   Canada CANADA
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Canada CANADA
           
    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
     
    68.3
    74.2
    71.1
    8
    5
    8
    1970
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
     
    69.3
    76.3
    72.7
    10
    4
    6
    1980
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
     
    71.6
    78.7
    75.1
    12
    6
    7
    1990
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
     
    74.3
    80.7
    77.4
    6
    4
    3
    2000
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
     
    76.4
    81.7
    79.1
    7
    8
    7
    2010
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
     
    79.0
    83.4
    81.2
    10
    12
    11
    2016
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
     
    80.9
    84.7
    82.8
    5
    9
    7
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Canada CANADA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    80.9
    84.7
    5
    9
    Age 5
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    81.3
    85.1
    3
    9
    Age 10
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    81.3
    85.1
    3
    9
    Age 15
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    81.4
    85.1
    3
    9
    Age 20
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    81.5
    85.2
    3
    8
    Age 25
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    81.7
    85.3
    3
    8
    Age 30
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    81.9
    85.4
    3
    7
    Age 35
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    82.1
    85.5
    3
    7
    Age 40
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    82.3
    85.6
    2
    7
    Age 45
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    82.6
    85.8
    2
    7
    Age 50
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    83.0
    86.1
    2
    7
    Age 55
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    83.4
    86.5
    2
    6
    Age 60
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    84.2
    87.0
    2
    5
    Age 65
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    85.1
    87.7
    2
    5
    Age 70
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    86.3
    88.5
    1
    4
    Age 75
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    87.8
    89.7
    1
    3
    Age 80
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    89.7
    91.1
    1
    3
    Age 85
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
    91.9
    93.0
    3
    6
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Canada CANADA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    34.98
    155
    18.22
    183
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    30.76
    183
    55.36
    172
    3. Suicide
    24.21
    10
    10.54
    83
    4. Lung Cancers
    23.65
    43
    30.94
    13
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    19.84
    131
    9.34
    170
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    16.26
    132
    10.27
    154
    7. Liver Cancer
    16.01
    17
    3.72
    140
    8. Stomach Cancer
    14.05
    25
    3.41
    141
    9. Alzheimers/Dementia
    13.67
    130
    32.30
    22
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.97
    58
    14.28
    45
    11. Lung Disease
    10.48
    171
    19.01
    118
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    9.05
    132
    5.26
    160
    13. Liver Disease
    8.82
    136
    5.73
    160
    14. Kidney Disease
    8.08
    146
    5.41
    168
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    6.62
    44
    6.51
    45
    16. Breast Cancer
    5.89
    177
    17.60
    82
    17. Prostate Cancer
    5.62
    158
    14.30
    108
    18. Other Injuries
    5.32
    139
    4.21
    159
    19. Hypertension
    4.32
    158
    2.13
    180
    20. Parkinson's Disease
    4.28
    11
    3.35
    26
    21. Tuberculosis
    4.26
    98
    0.18
    172
    22. Lymphomas
    3.54
    127
    7.35
    25
    23. Falls
    3.26
    132
    7.42
    62
    24. Cervical Cancer
    2.70
    146
    1.78
    165
    25. Leukemia
    2.64
    137
    4.64
    47
    26. Ovary Cancer
    2.53
    161
    5.11
    66
    27. Asthma
    2.37
    113
    0.45
    177
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.11
    102
    3.21
    73
    29. Low Birth Weight
    1.99
    156
    2.26
    153
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    1.98
    162
    5.18
    95
    31. Bladder Cancer
    1.84
    97
    3.41
    47
    32. Other Neoplasms
    1.81
    121
    2.40
    106
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    1.79
    181
    3.85
    154
    34. Violence
    1.75
    144
    1.77
    143
    35. Inflammatory/Heart
    1.67
    177
    2.44
    167
    36. Oral Cancer
    1.50
    152
    2.11
    123
    37. Hepatitis B
    1.40
    46
    0.16
    146
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.26
    137
    3.05
    97
    39. Alcohol
    1.17
    119
    1.70
    88
    40. Drownings
    1.06
    149
    0.74
    163
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.76
    163
    0.61
    171
    42. Epilepsy
    0.74
    165
    0.69
    170
    43. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    171
    3.06
    52
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.66
    147
    2.56
    33
    45. Skin Disease
    0.66
    137
    0.65
    138
    46. Fires
    0.45
    157
    0.47
    154
    47. Poisonings
    0.41
    133
    0.47
    125
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.35
    174
    0.77
    141
    49. Anemia
    0.30
    96
    0.45
    87
    50. Encephalitis
    0.28
    147
    0.14
    176
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Canada CANADA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    28,533
    11.65
    12,693
    6.01
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    25,047
    10.22
    37,876
    17.93
    3. Lung Cancers
    19,048
    7.78
    20,431
    9.67
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    16,514
    6.74
    6,391
    3.03
    5. Suicide
    16,078
    6.56
    4,407
    2.09
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    13,250
    5.41
    6,834
    3.23
    7. Liver Cancer
    12,373
    5.05
    2,403
    1.14
    8. Alzheimers/Dementia
    11,573
    4.72
    23,536
    11.14
    9. Stomach Cancer
    11,054
    4.51
    2,204
    1.04
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9,555
    3.90
    9,463
    4.48
    11. Lung Disease
    8,739
    3.57
    13,408
    6.35
    12. Kidney Disease
    6,582
    2.69
    3,770
    1.78
    13. Liver Disease
    6,500
    2.65
    3,288
    1.56
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    6,040
    2.47
    2,100
    0.99
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    5,269
    2.15
    4,283
    2.03
    16. Other Injuries
    4,183
    1.71
    2,468
    1.17
    17. Hypertension
    3,626
    1.48
    1,467
    0.69
    18. Parkinson's Disease
    3,577
    1.46
    2,428
    1.15
    19. Tuberculosis
    3,406
    1.39
    116
    0.05
    20. Lymphomas
    2,732
    1.12
    4,822
    2.28
    21. Falls
    2,417
    0.99
    5,125
    2.43
    22. Breast Cancer
    2,221
    0.91
    5,785
    2.74
    23. Asthma
    1,973
    0.81
    259
    0.12
    24. Prostate Cancer
    1,877
    0.77
    4,524
    2.14
    25. Leukemia
    1,784
    0.73
    2,948
    1.40
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,686
    0.69
    2,072
    0.98
    27. Bladder Cancer
    1,520
    0.62
    2,358
    1.12
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    1,458
    0.60
    3,181
    1.51
    29. Other Neoplasms
    1,420
    0.58
    1,535
    0.73
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,195
    0.49
    1,455
    0.69
    31. Oral Cancer
    1,159
    0.47
    1,331
    0.63
    32. Cervical Cancer
    1,113
    0.45
    570
    0.27
    33. Hepatitis B
    1,050
    0.43
    95
    0.04
    34. Violence
    1,029
    0.42
    632
    0.30
    35. Ovary Cancer
    1,028
    0.42
    1,717
    0.81
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,023
    0.42
    2,160
    1.02
    37. Alcohol
    833
    0.34
    899
    0.43
    38. Drownings
    662
    0.27
    288
    0.14
    39. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    624
    0.25
    398
    0.19
    40. Congenital Anomalies
    590
    0.24
    1,102
    0.52
    41. Skin Disease
    543
    0.22
    444
    0.21
    42. Skin Cancers
    529
    0.22
    1,606
    0.76
    43. Low Birth Weight
    514
    0.21
    494
    0.23
    44. Epilepsy
    470
    0.19
    329
    0.16
    45. Fires
    300
    0.12
    218
    0.10
    46. Uterin Cancer
    295
    0.12
    981
    0.46
    47. Poisonings
    290
    0.12
    207
    0.10
    48. Anemia
    251
    0.10
    326
    0.15
    49. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    208
    0.08
    416
    0.20
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    197
    0.08
    288
    0.14
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Canada CANADA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    23.65
    43
    30.94
    13
    2. Liver Cancer
    16.01
    17
    3.72
    140
    3. Stomach Cancer
    14.05
    25
    3.41
    141
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.97
    58
    14.28
    45
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    6.62
    44
    6.51
    45
    6. Breast Cancer
    5.89
    177
    17.60
    82
    7. Prostate Cancer
    5.62
    158
    14.30
    108
    8. Lymphomas
    3.54
    127
    7.35
    25
    9. Cervical Cancer
    2.70
    146
    1.78
    165
    10. Leukemia
    2.64
    137
    4.64
    47
    11. Ovary Cancer
    2.53
    161
    5.11
    66
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.11
    102
    3.21
    73
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.84
    97
    3.41
    47
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.50
    152
    2.11
    123
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    171
    3.06
    52
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.66
    147
    2.56
    33
    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.