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South Korea
COUNTRY #1
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Compare South Korea and Costa Rica 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.

Costa Rica
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 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
DYNAMIC PYRAMIDS
Data Source: United Nations
South Korea Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Costa Rica COSTA RICA
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Costa Rica COSTA RICA
           
    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
     
    60.5
    63.3
    61.9
    56
    54
    56
    1970
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
     
    65.2
    69.1
    67.1
    46
    49
    48
    1980
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
     
    70.5
    75.0
    72.7
    18
    30
    24
    1990
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
     
    73.5
    78.2
    75.8
    12
    23
    17
    2000
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
     
    75.3
    80.0
    77.6
    19
    25
    21
    2010
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
     
    75.6
    80.7
    78.1
    33
    31
    31
    2016
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
     
    77.0
    82.2
    79.6
    32
    30
    29
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Costa Rica COSTA RICA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    77.0
    82.2
    32
    30
    Age 5
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    77.8
    82.9
    32
    30
    Age 10
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    77.8
    83.0
    32
    30
    Age 15
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    77.9
    83.0
    32
    30
    Age 20
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    78.2
    83.2
    32
    30
    Age 25
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    78.6
    83.3
    31
    30
    Age 30
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    79.0
    83.5
    28
    29
    Age 35
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    79.4
    83.7
    27
    28
    Age 40
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    79.9
    83.9
    26
    27
    Age 45
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    80.4
    84.1
    22
    25
    Age 50
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    80.9
    84.5
    21
    24
    Age 55
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    81.6
    84.9
    21
    23
    Age 60
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    82.6
    85.6
    18
    22
    Age 65
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    83.9
    86.4
    15
    20
    Age 70
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    85.1
    87.3
    15
    20
    Age 75
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    86.7
    88.5
    13
    19
    Age 80
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    88.7
    90.1
    15
    21
    Age 85
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
    91.5
    92.4
    15
    20
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Costa Rica COSTA RICA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    34.98
    155
    29.79
    164
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    30.76
    183
    72.38
    155
    3. Suicide
    24.21
    10
    7.34
    124
    4. Lung Cancers
    23.65
    43
    6.77
    124
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    19.84
    131
    13.81
    153
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    16.26
    132
    16.37
    131
    7. Liver Cancer
    16.01
    17
    6.20
    73
    8. Stomach Cancer
    14.05
    25
    16.27
    13
    9. Alzheimers/Dementia
    13.67
    130
    9.96
    153
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.97
    58
    11.73
    60
    11. Lung Disease
    10.48
    171
    20.42
    107
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    9.05
    132
    14.32
    109
    13. Liver Disease
    8.82
    136
    6.88
    148
    14. Kidney Disease
    8.08
    146
    11.98
    108
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    6.62
    44
    5.19
    66
    16. Breast Cancer
    5.89
    177
    15.72
    105
    17. Prostate Cancer
    5.62
    158
    21.69
    59
    18. Other Injuries
    5.32
    139
    10.46
    68
    19. Hypertension
    4.32
    158
    9.40
    117
    20. Parkinson's Disease
    4.28
    11
    1.44
    63
    21. Tuberculosis
    4.26
    98
    1.08
    132
    22. Lymphomas
    3.54
    127
    7.15
    33
    23. Falls
    3.26
    132
    2.01
    170
    24. Cervical Cancer
    2.70
    146
    6.62
    106
    25. Leukemia
    2.64
    137
    5.33
    18
    26. Ovary Cancer
    2.53
    161
    3.35
    132
    27. Asthma
    2.37
    113
    0.89
    150
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.11
    102
    1.48
    128
    29. Low Birth Weight
    1.99
    156
    4.65
    121
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    1.98
    162
    3.85
    120
    31. Bladder Cancer
    1.84
    97
    1.89
    93
    32. Other Neoplasms
    1.81
    121
    6.04
    11
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    1.79
    181
    7.31
    113
    34. Violence
    1.75
    144
    8.82
    63
    35. Inflammatory/Heart
    1.67
    177
    4.84
    112
    36. Oral Cancer
    1.50
    152
    1.94
    132
    37. Hepatitis B
    1.40
    46
    0.16
    148
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.26
    137
    2.30
    110
    39. Alcohol
    1.17
    119
    0.97
    127
    40. Drownings
    1.06
    149
    2.60
    109
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.76
    163
    1.62
    133
    42. Epilepsy
    0.74
    165
    1.23
    132
    43. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    171
    2.58
    71
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.66
    147
    2.13
    56
    45. Skin Disease
    0.66
    137
    1.91
    87
    46. Fires
    0.45
    157
    0.36
    166
    47. Poisonings
    0.41
    133
    0.38
    137
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.35
    174
    1.28
    132
    49. Anemia
    0.30
    96
    0.08
    123
    50. Encephalitis
    0.28
    147
    0.42
    125
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Costa Rica COSTA RICA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    28,533
    11.65
    1,546
    8.02
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    25,047
    10.22
    3,758
    19.49
    3. Lung Cancers
    19,048
    7.78
    352
    1.83
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    16,514
    6.74
    704
    3.65
    5. Suicide
    16,078
    6.56
    370
    1.92
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    13,250
    5.41
    850
    4.41
    7. Liver Cancer
    12,373
    5.05
    322
    1.67
    8. Alzheimers/Dementia
    11,573
    4.72
    517
    2.68
    9. Stomach Cancer
    11,054
    4.51
    844
    4.38
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9,555
    3.90
    609
    3.16
    11. Lung Disease
    8,739
    3.57
    1,059
    5.49
    12. Kidney Disease
    6,582
    2.69
    619
    3.21
    13. Liver Disease
    6,500
    2.65
    357
    1.85
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    6,040
    2.47
    719
    3.73
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    5,269
    2.15
    270
    1.40
    16. Other Injuries
    4,183
    1.71
    538
    2.79
    17. Hypertension
    3,626
    1.48
    488
    2.53
    18. Parkinson's Disease
    3,577
    1.46
    75
    0.39
    19. Tuberculosis
    3,406
    1.39
    55
    0.29
    20. Lymphomas
    2,732
    1.12
    369
    1.91
    21. Falls
    2,417
    0.99
    103
    0.53
    22. Breast Cancer
    2,221
    0.91
    425
    2.20
    23. Asthma
    1,973
    0.81
    46
    0.24
    24. Prostate Cancer
    1,877
    0.77
    518
    2.69
    25. Leukemia
    1,784
    0.73
    268
    1.39
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,686
    0.69
    77
    0.40
    27. Bladder Cancer
    1,520
    0.62
    98
    0.51
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    1,458
    0.60
    195
    1.01
    29. Other Neoplasms
    1,420
    0.58
    311
    1.61
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,195
    0.49
    249
    1.29
    31. Oral Cancer
    1,159
    0.47
    100
    0.52
    32. Cervical Cancer
    1,113
    0.45
    178
    0.92
    33. Hepatitis B
    1,050
    0.43
    8
    0.04
    34. Violence
    1,029
    0.42
    440
    2.28
    35. Ovary Cancer
    1,028
    0.42
    90
    0.47
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,023
    0.42
    117
    0.61
    37. Alcohol
    833
    0.34
    50
    0.26
    38. Drownings
    662
    0.27
    129
    0.67
    39. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    624
    0.25
    84
    0.44
    40. Congenital Anomalies
    590
    0.24
    294
    1.52
    41. Skin Disease
    543
    0.22
    98
    0.51
    42. Skin Cancers
    529
    0.22
    110
    0.57
    43. Low Birth Weight
    514
    0.21
    183
    0.95
    44. Epilepsy
    470
    0.19
    62
    0.32
    45. Fires
    300
    0.12
    18
    0.09
    46. Uterin Cancer
    295
    0.12
    69
    0.36
    47. Poisonings
    290
    0.12
    19
    0.10
    48. Anemia
    251
    0.10
    4
    0.02
    49. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    208
    0.08
    52
    0.27
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    197
    0.08
    43
    0.22
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Costa Rica COSTA RICA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    23.65
    43
    6.77
    124
    2. Liver Cancer
    16.01
    17
    6.20
    73
    3. Stomach Cancer
    14.05
    25
    16.27
    13
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.97
    58
    11.73
    60
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    6.62
    44
    5.19
    66
    6. Breast Cancer
    5.89
    177
    15.72
    105
    7. Prostate Cancer
    5.62
    158
    21.69
    59
    8. Lymphomas
    3.54
    127
    7.15
    33
    9. Cervical Cancer
    2.70
    146
    6.62
    106
    10. Leukemia
    2.64
    137
    5.33
    18
    11. Ovary Cancer
    2.53
    161
    3.35
    132
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.11
    102
    1.48
    128
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.84
    97
    1.89
    93
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.50
    152
    1.94
    132
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    171
    2.58
    71
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.66
    147
    2.13
    56
    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.