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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 Iran 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.

Iran
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   Iran IRAN
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Iran IRAN
           
    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
     
    48.5
    48.5
    48.5
    96
    105
    100
    1970
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
     
    54.2
    54.0
    54.1
    95
    111
    102
    1980
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
     
    58.3
    59.7
    58.9
    103
    117
    109
    1990
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
     
    63.7
    65.9
    64.8
    100
    114
    110
    2000
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
     
    69.4
    71.2
    70.3
    66
    102
    90
    2010
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
     
    72.7
    75.6
    74.1
    52
    88
    68
    2016
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
     
    74.6
    76.9
    75.7
    47
    88
    64
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Iran IRAN
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    74.6
    76.9
    47
    88
    Age 5
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    75.8
    78.1
    44
    86
    Age 10
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    75.9
    78.2
    44
    86
    Age 15
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    76.0
    78.2
    44
    86
    Age 20
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    76.2
    78.4
    44
    86
    Age 25
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    76.5
    78.5
    43
    86
    Age 30
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    76.8
    78.6
    43
    88
    Age 35
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    77.1
    78.7
    44
    90
    Age 40
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    77.3
    78.9
    47
    92
    Age 45
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    77.6
    79.1
    48
    93
    Age 50
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    78.0
    79.3
    56
    97
    Age 55
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    78.6
    79.7
    59
    100
    Age 60
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    79.3
    80.2
    65
    103
    Age 65
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    80.2
    81.0
    75
    106
    Age 70
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    81.5
    82.2
    82
    114
    Age 75
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    83.4
    83.8
    92
    128
    Age 80
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    86.2
    86.6
    102
    117
    Age 85
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
    89.5
    89.7
    99
    121
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Iran IRAN
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    32.37
    149
    59.62
    110
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    30.29
    183
    182.60
    41
    3. Lung Cancers
    22.91
    45
    8.60
    109
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    21.00
    114
    17.35
    127
    5. Suicide
    20.20
    10
    4.02
    155
    6. Liver Cancer
    15.15
    19
    2.98
    164
    7. Alzheimers/Dementia
    13.96
    142
    41.62
    13
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    13.90
    140
    27.47
    99
    9. Stomach Cancer
    12.27
    28
    15.44
    16
    10. Lung Disease
    11.73
    167
    19.85
    115
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.46
    63
    8.48
    86
    12. Liver Disease
    8.32
    141
    7.18
    152
    13. Kidney Disease
    8.06
    149
    18.83
    80
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    7.98
    133
    29.37
    42
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    6.75
    42
    2.28
    124
    16. Prostate Cancer
    6.44
    157
    9.72
    140
    17. Breast Cancer
    6.11
    175
    10.81
    147
    18. Other Injuries
    5.13
    135
    3.66
    161
    19. Parkinson's Disease
    4.80
    2
    4.39
    8
    20. Hypertension
    4.01
    159
    37.49
    8
    21. Lymphomas
    3.62
    138
    6.33
    56
    22. Tuberculosis
    3.40
    100
    1.45
    121
    23. Falls
    3.15
    137
    3.65
    122
    24. Cervical Cancer
    2.63
    149
    1.19
    177
    25. Leukemia
    2.61
    143
    5.13
    24
    26. Ovary Cancer
    2.59
    163
    4.00
    112
    27. Asthma
    2.38
    111
    5.75
    75
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.03
    113
    8.62
    22
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    1.96
    181
    5.28
    128
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    1.92
    159
    2.80
    141
    31. Other Neoplasms
    1.83
    129
    1.21
    149
    32. Bladder Cancer
    1.81
    105
    4.84
    13
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    1.74
    176
    3.24
    146
    34. Low Birth Weight
    1.70
    157
    6.03
    97
    35. Oral Cancer
    1.54
    169
    1.53
    170
    36. Alcohol
    1.17
    121
    0.16
    182
    37. Violence
    1.03
    159
    4.25
    108
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.98
    139
    2.82
    96
    39. Hepatitis B
    0.97
    56
    0.95
    58
    40. Encephalitis
    0.92
    79
    0.24
    179
    41. Drownings
    0.92
    155
    1.00
    152
    42. Epilepsy
    0.75
    162
    0.73
    165
    43. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    177
    0.83
    171
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.69
    154
    0.74
    150
    45. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.68
    169
    2.85
    97
    46. Skin Disease
    0.62
    139
    0.90
    125
    47. Fires
    0.46
    152
    2.13
    75
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.37
    171
    3.44
    83
    49. Poisonings
    0.36
    124
    1.27
    58
    50. Anemia
    0.31
    45
    0.01
    157
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Iran IRAN
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    27,962
    11.29
    31,283
    9.31
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    26,172
    10.56
    96,169
    28.62
    3. Lung Cancers
    19,345
    7.81
    4,977
    1.48
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    18,632
    7.52
    10,064
    3.00
    5. Suicide
    13,677
    5.52
    3,259
    0.97
    6. Alzheimers/Dementia
    12,661
    5.11
    20,494
    6.10
    7. Liver Cancer
    12,384
    5.00
    1,720
    0.51
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    11,986
    4.84
    14,842
    4.42
    9. Lung Disease
    10,362
    4.18
    10,378
    3.09
    10. Stomach Cancer
    10,183
    4.11
    8,640
    2.57
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9,651
    3.89
    5,165
    1.54
    12. Kidney Disease
    6,964
    2.81
    10,143
    3.02
    13. Liver Disease
    6,513
    2.63
    4,108
    1.22
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    5,648
    2.28
    1,330
    0.40
    15. Road Traffic Accidents
    5,479
    2.21
    21,831
    6.50
    16. Other Injuries
    4,269
    1.72
    2,573
    0.77
    17. Parkinson's Disease
    4,251
    1.72
    2,213
    0.66
    18. Hypertension
    3,604
    1.45
    19,428
    5.78
    19. Lymphomas
    2,930
    1.18
    3,887
    1.16
    20. Tuberculosis
    2,897
    1.17
    855
    0.25
    21. Falls
    2,468
    1.00
    2,206
    0.66
    22. Breast Cancer
    2,441
    0.99
    3,635
    1.08
    23. Asthma
    2,116
    0.85
    3,077
    0.92
    24. Prostate Cancer
    2,020
    0.82
    2,542
    0.76
    25. Leukemia
    1,843
    0.74
    3,240
    0.96
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,691
    0.68
    4,987
    1.48
    27. Bladder Cancer
    1,577
    0.64
    2,619
    0.78
    28. Other Neoplasms
    1,507
    0.61
    766
    0.23
    29. Endocrine Disorders
    1,492
    0.60
    1,686
    0.50
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,317
    0.53
    1,822
    0.54
    31. Oral Cancer
    1,243
    0.50
    954
    0.28
    32. Cervical Cancer
    1,137
    0.46
    365
    0.11
    33. Ovary Cancer
    1,114
    0.45
    1,256
    0.37
    34. Alcohol
    875
    0.35
    110
    0.03
    35. Diarrhoeal diseases
    837
    0.34
    1,767
    0.53
    36. Hepatitis B
    778
    0.31
    590
    0.18
    37. Encephalitis
    758
    0.31
    160
    0.05
    38. Violence
    641
    0.26
    3,613
    1.08
    39. Congenital Anomalies
    624
    0.25
    4,090
    1.22
    40. Drownings
    595
    0.24
    778
    0.23
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    589
    0.24
    1,517
    0.45
    42. Skin Cancers
    580
    0.23
    411
    0.12
    43. Skin Disease
    539
    0.22
    470
    0.14
    44. Epilepsy
    491
    0.20
    529
    0.16
    45. Low Birth Weight
    428
    0.17
    4,663
    1.39
    46. Fires
    314
    0.13
    1,506
    0.45
    47. Uterin Cancer
    306
    0.12
    243
    0.07
    48. Anemia
    275
    0.11
    10
    0.00
    49. Poisonings
    259
    0.10
    960
    0.29
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    189
    0.08
    88
    0.03
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Iran IRAN
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    22.91
    45
    8.60
    109
    2. Liver Cancer
    15.15
    19
    2.98
    164
    3. Stomach Cancer
    12.27
    28
    15.44
    16
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.46
    63
    8.48
    86
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    6.75
    42
    2.28
    124
    6. Prostate Cancer
    6.44
    157
    9.72
    140
    7. Breast Cancer
    6.11
    175
    10.81
    147
    8. Lymphomas
    3.62
    138
    6.33
    56
    9. Cervical Cancer
    2.63
    149
    1.19
    177
    10. Leukemia
    2.61
    143
    5.13
    24
    11. Ovary Cancer
    2.59
    163
    4.00
    112
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.03
    113
    8.62
    22
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.81
    105
    4.84
    13
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.54
    169
    1.53
    170
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    177
    0.83
    171
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.69
    154
    0.74
    150
    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.