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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 Germany 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.

Germany
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   Germany GERMANY
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Germany GERMANY
           
    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
     
    66.9
    72.3
    69.5
    19
    21
    18
    1970
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
     
    67.4
    73.7
    70.5
    23
    23
    23
    1980
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
     
    69.4
    76.1
    72.6
    27
    20
    26
    1990
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
     
    72.0
    78.6
    75.2
    25
    19
    22
    2000
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
     
    74.8
    80.9
    78.0
    23
    16
    18
    2010
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
     
    77.5
    82.6
    80.1
    21
    22
    22
    2016
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
     
    78.7
    83.3
    81.0
    25
    24
    26
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Germany GERMANY
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    78.7
    83.3
    25
    24
    Age 5
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    78.9
    83.5
    25
    24
    Age 10
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    79.0
    83.6
    25
    24
    Age 15
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    79.0
    83.6
    25
    24
    Age 20
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    79.1
    83.7
    25
    24
    Age 25
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    79.2
    83.7
    26
    24
    Age 30
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    79.3
    83.8
    26
    24
    Age 35
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    79.5
    83.9
    26
    25
    Age 40
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    79.7
    84.0
    27
    25
    Age 45
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    80.0
    84.1
    28
    26
    Age 50
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    80.3
    84.4
    29
    27
    Age 55
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    80.9
    84.8
    29
    26
    Age 60
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    81.8
    85.3
    28
    27
    Age 65
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    83.1
    86.1
    29
    25
    Age 70
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    84.4
    86.9
    30
    28
    Age 75
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    86.1
    88.1
    29
    33
    Age 80
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    88.1
    89.4
    39
    45
    Age 85
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
    90.7
    91.5
    50
    54
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Germany GERMANY
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    32.37
    149
    22.16
    169
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    30.29
    183
    73.48
    146
    3. Lung Cancers
    22.91
    45
    25.77
    32
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    21.00
    114
    8.96
    163
    5. Suicide
    20.20
    10
    9.06
    92
    6. Liver Cancer
    15.15
    19
    4.11
    124
    7. Alzheimers & Dementia
    13.96
    142
    15.83
    138
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    13.90
    140
    9.99
    153
    9. Stomach Cancer
    12.27
    28
    5.29
    98
    10. Lung Disease
    11.73
    167
    20.04
    112
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.46
    63
    13.45
    45
    12. Liver Disease
    8.32
    141
    9.74
    129
    13. Kidney Disease
    8.06
    149
    8.25
    147
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    7.98
    133
    3.23
    169
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    6.75
    42
    8.68
    14
    16. Prostate Cancer
    6.44
    157
    15.38
    101
    17. Breast Cancer
    6.11
    175
    19.28
    56
    18. Other Injuries
    5.13
    135
    3.51
    163
    19. Parkinson's Disease
    4.80
    2
    4.09
    13
    20. Hypertension
    4.01
    159
    7.42
    133
    21. Lymphomas
    3.62
    138
    5.82
    77
    22. Tuberculosis
    3.40
    100
    0.19
    169
    23. Falls
    3.15
    137
    5.24
    91
    24. Cervical Cancer
    2.63
    149
    1.91
    155
    25. Leukemia
    2.61
    143
    4.35
    61
    26. Ovary Cancer
    2.59
    163
    5.40
    53
    27. Asthma
    2.38
    111
    0.61
    164
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.03
    113
    3.43
    61
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    1.96
    181
    3.29
    159
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    1.92
    159
    4.90
    90
    31. Other Neoplasms
    1.83
    129
    3.34
    66
    32. Bladder Cancer
    1.81
    105
    2.77
    67
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    1.74
    176
    4.60
    111
    34. Low Birth Weight
    1.70
    157
    1.88
    156
    35. Oral Cancer
    1.54
    169
    3.75
    78
    36. Alcohol
    1.17
    121
    4.50
    20
    37. Violence
    1.03
    159
    0.62
    175
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.98
    139
    2.31
    102
    39. Hepatitis B
    0.97
    56
    0.15
    147
    40. Encephalitis
    0.92
    79
    1.15
    65
    41. Drownings
    0.92
    155
    0.43
    177
    42. Epilepsy
    0.75
    162
    1.81
    85
    43. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    177
    2.66
    73
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.69
    154
    2.22
    50
    45. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.68
    169
    1.01
    148
    46. Skin Disease
    0.62
    139
    0.63
    137
    47. Fires
    0.46
    152
    0.29
    171
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.37
    171
    0.50
    164
    49. Poisonings
    0.36
    124
    0.09
    177
    50. Anemia
    0.31
    45
    0.29
    46
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Germany GERMANY
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    27,962
    11.29
    58,306
    7.58
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    26,172
    10.56
    191,913
    24.95
    3. Lung Cancers
    19,345
    7.81
    47,131
    6.13
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    18,632
    7.52
    23,122
    3.01
    5. Suicide
    13,677
    5.52
    11,145
    1.45
    6. Alzheimers & Dementia
    12,661
    5.11
    48,770
    6.34
    7. Liver Cancer
    12,384
    5.00
    8,010
    1.04
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    11,986
    4.84
    24,764
    3.22
    9. Lung Disease
    10,362
    4.18
    48,209
    6.27
    10. Stomach Cancer
    10,183
    4.11
    10,706
    1.39
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9,651
    3.89
    28,809
    3.75
    12. Kidney Disease
    6,964
    2.81
    23,316
    3.03
    13. Liver Disease
    6,513
    2.63
    14,901
    1.94
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    5,648
    2.28
    17,536
    2.28
    15. Road Traffic Accidents
    5,479
    2.21
    3,278
    0.43
    16. Other Injuries
    4,269
    1.72
    6,891
    0.90
    17. Parkinson's Disease
    4,251
    1.72
    11,493
    1.49
    18. Hypertension
    3,604
    1.45
    21,803
    2.83
    19. Lymphomas
    2,930
    1.18
    12,288
    1.60
    20. Tuberculosis
    2,897
    1.17
    371
    0.05
    21. Falls
    2,468
    1.00
    13,474
    1.75
    22. Breast Cancer
    2,441
    0.99
    20,072
    2.61
    23. Asthma
    2,116
    0.85
    1,205
    0.16
    24. Prostate Cancer
    2,020
    0.82
    15,583
    2.03
    25. Leukemia
    1,843
    0.74
    8,831
    1.15
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,691
    0.68
    6,078
    0.79
    27. Bladder Cancer
    1,577
    0.64
    6,560
    0.85
    28. Other Neoplasms
    1,507
    0.61
    8,036
    1.04
    29. Endocrine Disorders
    1,492
    0.60
    9,990
    1.30
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,317
    0.53
    9,303
    1.21
    31. Oral Cancer
    1,243
    0.50
    6,133
    0.80
    32. Cervical Cancer
    1,137
    0.46
    1,891
    0.25
    33. Ovary Cancer
    1,114
    0.45
    5,601
    0.73
    34. Alcohol
    875
    0.35
    6,028
    0.78
    35. Diarrhoeal diseases
    837
    0.34
    6,320
    0.82
    36. Hepatitis B
    778
    0.31
    253
    0.03
    37. Encephalitis
    758
    0.31
    2,369
    0.31
    38. Violence
    641
    0.26
    591
    0.08
    39. Congenital Anomalies
    624
    0.25
    2,077
    0.27
    40. Drownings
    595
    0.24
    461
    0.06
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    589
    0.24
    2,402
    0.31
    42. Skin Cancers
    580
    0.23
    4,316
    0.56
    43. Skin Disease
    539
    0.22
    1,585
    0.21
    44. Epilepsy
    491
    0.20
    3,105
    0.40
    45. Low Birth Weight
    428
    0.17
    759
    0.10
    46. Fires
    314
    0.13
    403
    0.05
    47. Uterin Cancer
    306
    0.12
    2,645
    0.34
    48. Anemia
    275
    0.11
    862
    0.11
    49. Poisonings
    259
    0.10
    125
    0.02
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    189
    0.08
    503
    0.07
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Germany GERMANY
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    22.91
    45
    25.77
    32
    2. Liver Cancer
    15.15
    19
    4.11
    124
    3. Stomach Cancer
    12.27
    28
    5.29
    98
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.46
    63
    13.45
    45
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    6.75
    42
    8.68
    14
    6. Prostate Cancer
    6.44
    157
    15.38
    101
    7. Breast Cancer
    6.11
    175
    19.28
    56
    8. Lymphomas
    3.62
    138
    5.82
    77
    9. Cervical Cancer
    2.63
    149
    1.91
    155
    10. Leukemia
    2.61
    143
    4.35
    61
    11. Ovary Cancer
    2.59
    163
    5.40
    53
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.03
    113
    3.43
    61
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.81
    105
    2.77
    67
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.54
    169
    3.75
    78
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    177
    2.66
    73
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.69
    154
    2.22
    50
    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.