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South Korea
COUNTRY #1
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Compare South Korea and Sri Lanka 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.

Sri Lanka
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   Sri Lanka SRI LANKA
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Sri Lanka SRI LANKA
           
    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
     
    62.1
    62.1
    62.1
    43
    59
    54
    1970
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
     
    63.7
    66.2
    64.9
    54
    64
    61
    1980
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
     
    65.7
    70.4
    68.0
    55
    66
    60
    1990
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
     
    66.9
    73.5
    70.1
    61
    63
    62
    2000
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
     
    68.2
    75.1
    71.5
    78
    65
    74
    2010
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
     
    70.9
    78.1
    74.5
    72
    50
    62
    2016
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
     
    72.1
    78.5
    75.3
    75
    64
    70
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Sri Lanka SRI LANKA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    72.1
    78.5
    75
    64
    Age 5
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    72.9
    79.2
    79
    69
    Age 10
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    73.0
    79.3
    79
    68
    Age 15
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    73.1
    79.4
    79
    68
    Age 20
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    73.3
    79.6
    82
    68
    Age 25
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    73.9
    79.7
    80
    67
    Age 30
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    74.5
    79.9
    79
    68
    Age 35
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    74.9
    80.0
    81
    69
    Age 40
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    75.5
    80.2
    75
    70
    Age 45
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    76.3
    80.5
    72
    70
    Age 50
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    77.2
    80.8
    68
    72
    Age 55
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    78.2
    81.3
    64
    74
    Age 60
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    79.5
    81.9
    61
    76
    Age 65
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    81.0
    82.8
    59
    77
    Age 70
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    82.9
    84.0
    57
    77
    Age 75
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    85.1
    85.9
    56
    76
    Age 80
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    87.8
    88.1
    51
    73
    Age 85
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
    91.0
    91.0
    35
    67
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Sri Lanka SRI LANKA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    32.37
    149
    55.16
    116
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    30.29
    183
    123.79
    94
    3. Lung Cancers
    22.91
    45
    5.64
    134
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    21.00
    114
    21.48
    112
    5. Suicide
    20.20
    10
    14.23
    31
    6. Liver Cancer
    15.15
    19
    3.20
    157
    7. Alzheimers & Dementia
    13.96
    142
    35.65
    32
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    13.90
    140
    53.41
    35
    9. Stomach Cancer
    12.27
    28
    5.09
    106
    10. Lung Disease
    11.73
    167
    22.82
    90
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.46
    63
    1.99
    180
    12. Liver Disease
    8.32
    141
    23.82
    59
    13. Kidney Disease
    8.06
    149
    22.81
    61
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    7.98
    133
    16.37
    96
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    6.75
    42
    0.67
    180
    16. Prostate Cancer
    6.44
    157
    2.15
    176
    17. Breast Cancer
    6.11
    175
    9.58
    160
    18. Other Injuries
    5.13
    135
    7.82
    90
    19. Parkinson's Disease
    4.80
    2
    2.85
    58
    20. Hypertension
    4.01
    159
    8.48
    119
    21. Lymphomas
    3.62
    138
    2.69
    161
    22. Tuberculosis
    3.40
    100
    5.31
    91
    23. Falls
    3.15
    137
    11.06
    42
    24. Cervical Cancer
    2.63
    149
    4.88
    126
    25. Leukemia
    2.61
    143
    3.63
    106
    26. Ovary Cancer
    2.59
    163
    3.62
    125
    27. Asthma
    2.38
    111
    27.23
    4
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.03
    113
    4.98
    36
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    1.96
    181
    6.56
    115
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    1.92
    159
    2.80
    142
    31. Other Neoplasms
    1.83
    129
    0.39
    173
    32. Bladder Cancer
    1.81
    105
    0.93
    169
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    1.74
    176
    9.71
    30
    34. Low Birth Weight
    1.70
    157
    3.54
    135
    35. Oral Cancer
    1.54
    169
    8.38
    12
    36. Alcohol
    1.17
    121
    1.62
    96
    37. Violence
    1.03
    159
    3.06
    122
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.98
    139
    3.00
    95
    39. Hepatitis B
    0.97
    56
    0.07
    171
    40. Encephalitis
    0.92
    79
    1.64
    37
    41. Drownings
    0.92
    155
    7.31
    29
    42. Epilepsy
    0.75
    162
    1.95
    80
    43. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    177
    0.39
    182
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.69
    154
    0.99
    136
    45. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.68
    169
    0.53
    175
    46. Skin Disease
    0.62
    139
    0.46
    149
    47. Fires
    0.46
    152
    2.55
    67
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.37
    171
    1.30
    125
    49. Poisonings
    0.36
    124
    0.42
    109
    50. Anemia
    0.31
    45
    0.02
    148
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Sri Lanka SRI LANKA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    27,962
    11.29
    12,572
    9.89
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    26,172
    10.56
    28,777
    22.64
    3. Lung Cancers
    19,345
    7.81
    1,350
    1.06
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    18,632
    7.52
    4,864
    3.83
    5. Suicide
    13,677
    5.52
    3,035
    2.39
    6. Alzheimers & Dementia
    12,661
    5.11
    7,907
    6.22
    7. Liver Cancer
    12,384
    5.00
    765
    0.60
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    11,986
    4.84
    12,399
    9.75
    9. Lung Disease
    10,362
    4.18
    5,271
    4.15
    10. Stomach Cancer
    10,183
    4.11
    1,200
    0.94
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9,651
    3.89
    470
    0.37
    12. Kidney Disease
    6,964
    2.81
    5,253
    4.13
    13. Liver Disease
    6,513
    2.63
    5,555
    4.37
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    5,648
    2.28
    159
    0.13
    15. Road Traffic Accidents
    5,479
    2.21
    3,590
    2.82
    16. Other Injuries
    4,269
    1.72
    1,686
    1.33
    17. Parkinson's Disease
    4,251
    1.72
    632
    0.50
    18. Hypertension
    3,604
    1.45
    1,964
    1.55
    19. Lymphomas
    2,930
    1.18
    628
    0.49
    20. Tuberculosis
    2,897
    1.17
    1,247
    0.98
    21. Falls
    2,468
    1.00
    2,463
    1.94
    22. Breast Cancer
    2,441
    0.99
    1,249
    0.98
    23. Asthma
    2,116
    0.85
    6,248
    4.92
    24. Prostate Cancer
    2,020
    0.82
    210
    0.17
    25. Leukemia
    1,843
    0.74
    807
    0.63
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,691
    0.68
    1,198
    0.94
    27. Bladder Cancer
    1,577
    0.64
    218
    0.17
    28. Other Neoplasms
    1,507
    0.61
    77
    0.06
    29. Endocrine Disorders
    1,492
    0.60
    640
    0.50
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,317
    0.53
    2,218
    1.74
    31. Oral Cancer
    1,243
    0.50
    1,974
    1.55
    32. Cervical Cancer
    1,137
    0.46
    636
    0.50
    33. Ovary Cancer
    1,114
    0.45
    474
    0.37
    34. Alcohol
    875
    0.35
    372
    0.29
    35. Diarrhoeal diseases
    837
    0.34
    662
    0.52
    36. Hepatitis B
    778
    0.31
    16
    0.01
    37. Encephalitis
    758
    0.31
    363
    0.29
    38. Violence
    641
    0.26
    633
    0.50
    39. Congenital Anomalies
    624
    0.25
    1,229
    0.97
    40. Drownings
    595
    0.24
    1,526
    1.20
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    589
    0.24
    121
    0.10
    42. Skin Cancers
    580
    0.23
    233
    0.18
    43. Skin Disease
    539
    0.22
    104
    0.08
    44. Epilepsy
    491
    0.20
    419
    0.33
    45. Low Birth Weight
    428
    0.17
    643
    0.51
    46. Fires
    314
    0.13
    542
    0.43
    47. Uterin Cancer
    306
    0.12
    52
    0.04
    48. Anemia
    275
    0.11
    4
    0.00
    49. Poisonings
    259
    0.10
    88
    0.07
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    189
    0.08
    17
    0.01
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Sri Lanka SRI LANKA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    22.91
    45
    5.64
    134
    2. Liver Cancer
    15.15
    19
    3.20
    157
    3. Stomach Cancer
    12.27
    28
    5.09
    106
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.46
    63
    1.99
    180
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    6.75
    42
    0.67
    180
    6. Prostate Cancer
    6.44
    157
    2.15
    176
    7. Breast Cancer
    6.11
    175
    9.58
    160
    8. Lymphomas
    3.62
    138
    2.69
    161
    9. Cervical Cancer
    2.63
    149
    4.88
    126
    10. Leukemia
    2.61
    143
    3.63
    106
    11. Ovary Cancer
    2.59
    163
    3.62
    125
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.03
    113
    4.98
    36
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.81
    105
    0.93
    169
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.54
    169
    8.38
    12
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    177
    0.39
    182
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.69
    154
    0.99
    136
    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.