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Compare South Korea and Japan 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.
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Japan JAPAN
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    52.6
    55.8
    54.2
    81
    82
    82
     
    65.3
    70.1
    67.7
    31
    35
    35
    1970
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
     
    69.4
    74.7
    72.0
    9
    13
    10
    1980
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
     
    73.6
    78.8
    76.1
    1
    5
    1
    1990
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
     
    75.9
    81.9
    78.8
    1
    1
    1
    2000
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
     
    77.6
    84.5
    81.1
    2
    1
    1
    2010
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
     
    79.5
    86.3
    83.0
    5
    1
    1
    2016
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
     
    81.1
    87.1
    84.2
    2
    1
    1
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Japan JAPAN
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
     
    81.1
    87.1
    2
    1
    Age 5
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
     
    81.3
    87.4
    4
    1
    Age 10
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
     
    81.3
    87.4
    4
    1
    Age 15
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
     
    81.4
    87.4
    4
    1
    Age 20
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
     
    81.4
    87.5
    4
    1
    Age 25
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
     
    81.6
    87.5
    4
    1
    Age 30
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
     
    81.7
    87.6
    4
    1
    Age 35
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
     
    81.9
    87.7
    6
    1
    Age 40
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
     
    82.0
    87.8
    6
    1
    Age 45
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
     
    82.3
    88.0
    6
    1
    Age 50
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
     
    82.6
    88.2
    6
    1
    Age 55
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
     
    83.1
    88.5
    6
    1
    Age 60
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
     
    83.7
    88.9
    7
    1
    Age 65
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
     
    84.6
    89.4
    6
    1
    Age 70
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
     
    85.7
    89.9
    6
    1
    Age 75
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
     
    87.2
    90.7
    6
    1
    Age 80
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
     
    89.0
    91.8
    8
    1
    Age 85
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
     
    91.4
    93.4
    17
    2
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Japan JAPAN
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    34.98
    155
     
    33.60
    157
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    30.76
    183
     
    40.59
    182
    3. Suicide
    24.21
    10
     
    15.53
    26
    4. Lung Cancers
    23.65
    43
     
    21.47
    52
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    19.84
    131
     
    34.54
    90
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    16.26
    132
     
    4.08
    180
    7. Liver Cancer
    16.01
    17
     
    8.88
    43
    8. Stomach Cancer
    14.05
    25
     
    15.28
    19
    9. Alzheimers/Dementia
    13.67
    130
     
    7.22
    158
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.97
    58
     
    15.62
    32
    11. Lung Disease
    10.48
    171
     
    12.17
    159
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    9.05
    132
     
    3.04
    174
    13. Liver Disease
    8.82
    136
     
    6.08
    154
    14. Kidney Disease
    8.08
    146
     
    8.54
    137
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    6.62
    44
     
    9.48
    6
    16. Breast Cancer
    5.89
    177
     
    10.58
    149
    17. Prostate Cancer
    5.62
    158
     
    7.25
    149
    18. Other Injuries
    5.32
    139
     
    5.43
    138
    19. Hypertension
    4.32
    158
     
    1.02
    183
    20. Parkinson's Disease
    4.28
    11
     
    2.02
    42
    21. Tuberculosis
    4.26
    98
     
    0.85
    138
    22. Lymphomas
    3.54
    127
     
    4.79
    95
    23. Falls
    3.26
    132
     
    2.44
    155
    24. Cervical Cancer
    2.70
    146
     
    2.81
    143
    25. Leukemia
    2.64
    137
     
    3.00
    123
    26. Ovary Cancer
    2.53
    161
     
    3.66
    119
    27. Asthma
    2.37
    113
     
    0.66
    166
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.11
    102
     
    3.77
    55
    29. Low Birth Weight
    1.99
    156
     
    0.40
    183
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    1.98
    162
     
    2.88
    140
    31. Bladder Cancer
    1.84
    97
     
    2.20
    79
    32. Other Neoplasms
    1.81
    121
     
    3.48
    66
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    1.79
    181
     
    2.53
    174
    34. Violence
    1.75
    144
     
    0.26
    183
    35. Inflammatory/Heart
    1.67
    177
     
    2.53
    164
    36. Oral Cancer
    1.50
    152
     
    2.44
    107
    37. Hepatitis B
    1.40
    46
     
    0.26
    121
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.26
    137
     
    0.81
    148
    39. Alcohol
    1.17
    119
     
    0.25
    176
    40. Drownings
    1.06
    149
     
    2.58
    110
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.76
    163
     
    0.88
    156
    42. Epilepsy
    0.74
    165
     
    0.43
    183
    43. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    171
     
    2.18
    85
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.66
    147
     
    0.53
    158
    45. Skin Disease
    0.66
    137
     
    0.46
    153
    46. Fires
    0.45
    157
     
    0.52
    152
    47. Poisonings
    0.41
    133
     
    0.32
    154
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.35
    174
     
    0.23
    180
    49. Anemia
    0.30
    96
     
    0.21
    102
    50. Encephalitis
    0.28
    147
     
    0.18
    163
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Japan JAPAN
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    28,533
    11.65
     
    130,159
    12.12
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    25,047
    10.22
     
    155,766
    14.51
    3. Lung Cancers
    19,048
    7.78
     
    78,151
    7.28
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    16,514
    6.74
     
    145,866
    13.58
    5. Suicide
    16,078
    6.56
     
    24,871
    2.32
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    13,250
    5.41
     
    14,933
    1.39
    7. Liver Cancer
    12,373
    5.05
     
    32,389
    3.02
    8. Alzheimers/Dementia
    11,573
    4.72
     
    31,497
    2.93
    9. Stomach Cancer
    11,054
    4.51
     
    54,504
    5.08
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9,555
    3.90
     
    54,432
    5.07
    11. Lung Disease
    8,739
    3.57
     
    51,264
    4.77
    12. Kidney Disease
    6,582
    2.69
     
    35,771
    3.33
    13. Liver Disease
    6,500
    2.65
     
    17,561
    1.64
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    6,040
    2.47
     
    6,006
    0.56
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    5,269
    2.15
     
    33,204
    3.09
    16. Other Injuries
    4,183
    1.71
     
    18,918
    1.76
    17. Hypertension
    3,626
    1.48
     
    4,234
    0.39
    18. Parkinson's Disease
    3,577
    1.46
     
    8,787
    0.82
    19. Tuberculosis
    3,406
    1.39
     
    3,577
    0.33
    20. Lymphomas
    2,732
    1.12
     
    17,378
    1.62
    21. Falls
    2,417
    0.99
     
    8,420
    0.78
    22. Breast Cancer
    2,221
    0.91
     
    14,202
    1.32
    23. Asthma
    1,973
    0.81
     
    2,486
    0.23
    24. Prostate Cancer
    1,877
    0.77
     
    12,884
    1.20
    25. Leukemia
    1,784
    0.73
     
    8,904
    0.83
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,686
    0.69
     
    12,527
    1.17
    27. Bladder Cancer
    1,520
    0.62
     
    8,755
    0.82
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    1,458
    0.60
     
    10,502
    0.98
    29. Other Neoplasms
    1,420
    0.58
     
    12,514
    1.17
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,195
    0.49
     
    7,933
    0.74
    31. Oral Cancer
    1,159
    0.47
     
    8,021
    0.75
    32. Cervical Cancer
    1,113
    0.45
     
    3,851
    0.36
    33. Hepatitis B
    1,050
    0.43
     
    737
    0.07
    34. Violence
    1,029
    0.42
     
    390
    0.04
    35. Ovary Cancer
    1,028
    0.42
     
    5,042
    0.47
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,023
    0.42
     
    2,952
    0.27
    37. Alcohol
    833
    0.34
     
    497
    0.05
    38. Drownings
    662
    0.27
     
    8,248
    0.77
    39. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    624
    0.25
     
    3,285
    0.31
    40. Congenital Anomalies
    590
    0.24
     
    2,400
    0.22
    41. Skin Disease
    543
    0.22
     
    1,825
    0.17
    42. Skin Cancers
    529
    0.22
     
    1,833
    0.17
    43. Low Birth Weight
    514
    0.21
     
    238
    0.02
    44. Epilepsy
    470
    0.19
     
    1,001
    0.09
    45. Fires
    300
    0.12
     
    1,337
    0.12
    46. Uterin Cancer
    295
    0.12
     
    2,990
    0.28
    47. Poisonings
    290
    0.12
     
    594
    0.06
    48. Anemia
    251
    0.10
     
    870
    0.08
    49. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    208
    0.08
     
    2,683
    0.25
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    197
    0.08
     
    1,785
    0.17
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Japan JAPAN
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    23.65
    43
     
    21.47
    52
    2. Liver Cancer
    16.01
    17
     
    8.88
    43
    3. Stomach Cancer
    14.05
    25
     
    15.28
    19
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.97
    58
     
    15.62
    32
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    6.62
    44
     
    9.48
    6
    6. Breast Cancer
    5.89
    177
     
    10.58
    149
    7. Prostate Cancer
    5.62
    158
     
    7.25
    149
    8. Lymphomas
    3.54
    127
     
    4.79
    95
    9. Cervical Cancer
    2.70
    146
     
    2.81
    143
    10. Leukemia
    2.64
    137
     
    3.00
    123
    11. Ovary Cancer
    2.53
    161
     
    3.66
    119
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.11
    102
     
    3.77
    55
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.84
    97
     
    2.20
    79
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.50
    152
     
    2.44
    107
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    171
     
    2.18
    85
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.66
    147
     
    0.53
    158
     
     
     
    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.