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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 Nigeria 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.

Nigeria
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   Nigeria NIGERIA
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Nigeria NIGERIA
           
    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
     
    37.2
    40.3
    38.7
    157
    151
    153
    1970
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
     
    40.6
    43.7
    42.1
    158
    155
    158
    1980
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
     
    43.8
    46.9
    45.3
    160
    159
    159
    1990
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
     
    46.0
    48.6
    47.2
    170
    170
    170
    2000
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
     
    46.2
    48.1
    47.1
    174
    175
    175
    2010
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
     
    51.2
    52.9
    52.0
    175
    176
    176
    2016
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
     
    54.7
    55.7
    55.2
    177
    178
    178
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Nigeria NIGERIA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    54.7
    55.7
    177
    178
    Age 5
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    61.2
    61.8
    177
    179
    Age 10
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    61.9
    62.8
    177
    179
    Age 15
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    62.2
    63.2
    177
    179
    Age 20
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    62.9
    64.1
    178
    179
    Age 25
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    64.0
    65.3
    178
    179
    Age 30
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    65.0
    66.5
    178
    179
    Age 35
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    66.2
    67.8
    178
    179
    Age 40
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    67.6
    69.1
    179
    179
    Age 45
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    69.0
    70.5
    178
    181
    Age 50
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    70.5
    71.6
    178
    181
    Age 55
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    72.0
    72.9
    181
    182
    Age 60
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    73.7
    74.2
    182
    182
    Age 65
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    75.7
    76.0
    182
    182
    Age 70
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    78.0
    78.2
    182
    182
    Age 75
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    80.8
    80.9
    182
    182
    Age 80
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    84.1
    84.2
    182
    182
    Age 85
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
    87.9
    88.0
    182
    182
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Nigeria NIGERIA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    32.37
    149
    109.84
    44
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    30.29
    183
    197.37
    31
    3. Lung Cancers
    22.91
    45
    1.16
    179
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    21.00
    114
    246.59
    1
    5. Suicide
    20.20
    10
    17.33
    15
    6. Liver Cancer
    15.15
    19
    13.15
    26
    7. Alzheimers & Dementia
    13.96
    142
    43.10
    11
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    13.90
    140
    39.95
    53
    9. Stomach Cancer
    12.27
    28
    2.62
    168
    10. Lung Disease
    11.73
    167
    34.46
    42
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.46
    63
    4.50
    146
    12. Liver Disease
    8.32
    141
    64.44
    2
    13. Kidney Disease
    8.06
    149
    13.66
    99
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    7.98
    133
    29.50
    41
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    6.75
    42
    2.36
    120
    16. Prostate Cancer
    6.44
    157
    55.29
    7
    17. Breast Cancer
    6.11
    175
    32.06
    4
    18. Other Injuries
    5.13
    135
    21.35
    6
    19. Parkinson's Disease
    4.80
    2
    3.53
    25
    20. Hypertension
    4.01
    159
    13.66
    80
    21. Lymphomas
    3.62
    138
    4.88
    106
    22. Tuberculosis
    3.40
    100
    128.71
    5
    23. Falls
    3.15
    137
    23.79
    2
    24. Cervical Cancer
    2.63
    149
    22.57
    21
    25. Leukemia
    2.61
    143
    1.80
    157
    26. Ovary Cancer
    2.59
    163
    3.26
    142
    27. Asthma
    2.38
    111
    11.08
    46
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.03
    113
    0.51
    182
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    1.96
    181
    13.48
    8
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    1.92
    159
    21.18
    5
    31. Other Neoplasms
    1.83
    129
    4.12
    46
    32. Bladder Cancer
    1.81
    105
    1.05
    161
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    1.74
    176
    9.13
    33
    34. Low Birth Weight
    1.70
    157
    24.78
    10
    35. Oral Cancer
    1.54
    169
    2.14
    133
    36. Alcohol
    1.17
    121
    2.84
    42
    37. Violence
    1.03
    159
    10.46
    44
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.98
    139
    146.53
    6
    39. Hepatitis B
    0.97
    56
    6.94
    2
    40. Encephalitis
    0.92
    79
    1.71
    34
    41. Drownings
    0.92
    155
    8.93
    14
    42. Epilepsy
    0.75
    162
    6.96
    6
    43. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    177
    1.89
    100
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.69
    154
    0.69
    155
    45. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.68
    169
    6.26
    54
    46. Skin Disease
    0.62
    139
    7.45
    6
    47. Fires
    0.46
    152
    6.83
    17
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.37
    171
    23.73
    6
    49. Poisonings
    0.36
    124
    2.90
    18
    50. Anemia
    0.31
    45
    0.09
    87
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Nigeria NIGERIA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    27,962
    11.29
    69,220
    3.57
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    26,172
    10.56
    108,578
    5.60
    3. Lung Cancers
    19,345
    7.81
    949
    0.05
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    18,632
    7.52
    288,619
    14.89
    5. Suicide
    13,677
    5.52
    17,710
    0.91
    6. Alzheimers & Dementia
    12,661
    5.11
    15,183
    0.78
    7. Liver Cancer
    12,384
    5.00
    12,691
    0.65
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    11,986
    4.84
    25,811
    1.33
    9. Lung Disease
    10,362
    4.18
    20,238
    1.04
    10. Stomach Cancer
    10,183
    4.11
    1,990
    0.10
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9,651
    3.89
    3,781
    0.20
    12. Kidney Disease
    6,964
    2.81
    11,098
    0.57
    13. Liver Disease
    6,513
    2.63
    60,044
    3.10
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    5,648
    2.28
    1,908
    0.10
    15. Road Traffic Accidents
    5,479
    2.21
    40,061
    2.07
    16. Other Injuries
    4,269
    1.72
    32,706
    1.69
    17. Parkinson's Disease
    4,251
    1.72
    1,485
    0.08
    18. Hypertension
    3,604
    1.45
    8,737
    0.45
    19. Lymphomas
    2,930
    1.18
    4,568
    0.24
    20. Tuberculosis
    2,897
    1.17
    115,420
    5.95
    21. Falls
    2,468
    1.00
    17,795
    0.92
    22. Breast Cancer
    2,441
    0.99
    15,790
    0.81
    23. Asthma
    2,116
    0.85
    8,373
    0.43
    24. Prostate Cancer
    2,020
    0.82
    12,105
    0.62
    25. Leukemia
    1,843
    0.74
    1,760
    0.09
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,691
    0.68
    351
    0.02
    27. Bladder Cancer
    1,577
    0.64
    715
    0.04
    28. Other Neoplasms
    1,507
    0.61
    3,545
    0.18
    29. Endocrine Disorders
    1,492
    0.60
    38,378
    1.98
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,317
    0.53
    7,727
    0.40
    31. Oral Cancer
    1,243
    0.50
    1,941
    0.10
    32. Cervical Cancer
    1,137
    0.46
    9,191
    0.47
    33. Ovary Cancer
    1,114
    0.45
    1,495
    0.08
    34. Alcohol
    875
    0.35
    2,812
    0.15
    35. Diarrhoeal diseases
    837
    0.34
    178,438
    9.21
    36. Hepatitis B
    778
    0.31
    8,094
    0.42
    37. Encephalitis
    758
    0.31
    2,687
    0.14
    38. Violence
    641
    0.26
    18,210
    0.94
    39. Congenital Anomalies
    624
    0.25
    43,279
    2.23
    40. Drownings
    595
    0.24
    16,222
    0.84
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    589
    0.24
    5,123
    0.26
    42. Skin Cancers
    580
    0.23
    479
    0.02
    43. Skin Disease
    539
    0.22
    5,766
    0.30
    44. Epilepsy
    491
    0.20
    9,989
    0.52
    45. Low Birth Weight
    428
    0.17
    89,291
    4.61
    46. Fires
    314
    0.13
    8,950
    0.46
    47. Uterin Cancer
    306
    0.12
    694
    0.04
    48. Anemia
    275
    0.11
    139
    0.01
    49. Poisonings
    259
    0.10
    5,510
    0.28
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    189
    0.08
    175
    0.01
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Nigeria NIGERIA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    22.91
    45
    1.16
    179
    2. Liver Cancer
    15.15
    19
    13.15
    26
    3. Stomach Cancer
    12.27
    28
    2.62
    168
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.46
    63
    4.50
    146
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    6.75
    42
    2.36
    120
    6. Prostate Cancer
    6.44
    157
    55.29
    7
    7. Breast Cancer
    6.11
    175
    32.06
    4
    8. Lymphomas
    3.62
    138
    4.88
    106
    9. Cervical Cancer
    2.63
    149
    22.57
    21
    10. Leukemia
    2.61
    143
    1.80
    157
    11. Ovary Cancer
    2.59
    163
    3.26
    142
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.03
    113
    0.51
    182
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.81
    105
    1.05
    161
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.54
    169
    2.14
    133
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    177
    1.89
    100
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.69
    154
    0.69
    155
    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.