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Compare South Korea and Syria 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   Syria SYRIA
           
    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
     
    48.2
    51.0
    49.6
    97
    97
    97
    1970
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
     
    54.3
    57.6
    55.9
    94
    94
    94
    1980
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
     
    61.5
    65.1
    63.3
    83
    88
    86
    1990
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
     
    66.7
    70.3
    68.4
    64
    92
    82
    2000
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
     
    70.5
    74.9
    72.6
    50
    67
    57
    2010
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
     
    71.9
    75.5
    73.7
    60
    89
    76
    2016
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
     
    59.4
    68.9
    63.8
    165
    133
    151
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Syria SYRIA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
     
    59.4
    68.9
    165
    133
    Age 5
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
     
    60.7
    70.2
    178
    148
    Age 10
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
     
    61.4
    70.9
    178
    146
    Age 15
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
     
    62.1
    71.7
    178
    140
    Age 20
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
     
    63.2
    72.5
    177
    137
    Age 25
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
     
    65.3
    73.4
    174
    134
    Age 30
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
     
    67.8
    74.4
    168
    130
    Age 35
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
     
    69.9
    75.2
    149
    125
    Age 40
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
     
    71.7
    76.0
    130
    120
    Age 45
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
     
    73.2
    76.7
    120
    116
    Age 50
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
     
    74.6
    77.5
    110
    115
    Age 55
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
     
    76.1
    78.4
    100
    114
    Age 60
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
     
    77.5
    79.4
    97
    112
    Age 65
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
     
    79.0
    80.6
    102
    114
    Age 70
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
     
    81.0
    82.2
    102
    113
    Age 75
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
     
    83.3
    84.1
    106
    113
    Age 80
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
     
    86.0
    86.6
    112
    115
    Age 85
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
     
    89.3
    89.7
    117
    116
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Syria SYRIA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    34.98
    155
     
    106.07
    60
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    30.76
    183
     
    256.78
    12
    3. Suicide
    24.21
    10
     
    3.15
    168
    4. Lung Cancers
    23.65
    43
     
    17.49
    71
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    19.84
    131
     
    23.17
    118
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    16.26
    132
     
    12.62
    146
    7. Liver Cancer
    16.01
    17
     
    5.16
    97
    8. Stomach Cancer
    14.05
    25
     
    6.82
    73
    9. Alzheimers/Dementia
    13.67
    130
     
    42.39
    9
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.97
    58
     
    14.26
    47
    11. Lung Disease
    10.48
    171
     
    11.71
    164
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    9.05
    132
     
    25.83
    54
    13. Liver Disease
    8.82
    136
     
    12.22
    111
    14. Kidney Disease
    8.08
    146
     
    8.27
    142
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    6.62
    44
     
    4.40
    76
    16. Breast Cancer
    5.89
    177
     
    26.98
    11
    17. Prostate Cancer
    5.62
    158
     
    11.63
    123
    18. Other Injuries
    5.32
    139
     
    5.20
    141
    19. Hypertension
    4.32
    158
     
    5.09
    153
    20. Parkinson's Disease
    4.28
    11
     
    0.52
    157
    21. Tuberculosis
    4.26
    98
     
    0.16
    174
    22. Lymphomas
    3.54
    127
     
    9.46
    5
    23. Falls
    3.26
    132
     
    2.55
    150
    24. Cervical Cancer
    2.70
    146
     
    1.59
    172
    25. Leukemia
    2.64
    137
     
    6.86
    3
    26. Ovary Cancer
    2.53
    161
     
    4.58
    83
    27. Asthma
    2.37
    113
     
    11.39
    54
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.11
    102
     
    1.26
    141
    29. Low Birth Weight
    1.99
    156
     
    4.55
    122
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    1.98
    162
     
    3.68
    123
    31. Bladder Cancer
    1.84
    97
     
    6.58
    5
    32. Other Neoplasms
    1.81
    121
     
    4.96
    22
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    1.79
    181
     
    6.03
    128
    34. Violence
    1.75
    144
     
    2.85
    127
    35. Inflammatory/Heart
    1.67
    177
     
    12.37
    20
    36. Oral Cancer
    1.50
    152
     
    2.38
    109
    37. Hepatitis B
    1.40
    46
     
    2.54
    15
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.26
    137
     
    3.89
    86
    39. Alcohol
    1.17
    119
     
    0.27
    174
    40. Drownings
    1.06
    149
     
    1.03
    151
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.76
    163
     
    0.81
    160
    42. Epilepsy
    0.74
    165
     
    0.66
    171
    43. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    171
     
    1.34
    125
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.66
    147
     
    0.55
    155
    45. Skin Disease
    0.66
    137
     
    0.62
    142
    46. Fires
    0.45
    157
     
    1.10
    114
    47. Poisonings
    0.41
    133
     
    0.92
    86
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.35
    174
     
    2.00
    114
    49. Anemia
    0.30
    96
     
    0.05
    137
    50. Encephalitis
    0.28
    147
     
    0.42
    124
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Syria SYRIA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    28,533
    11.65
     
    11,025
    8.00
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    25,047
    10.22
     
    26,377
    19.14
    3. Lung Cancers
    19,048
    7.78
     
    1,855
    1.35
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    16,514
    6.74
     
    2,789
    2.02
    5. Suicide
    16,078
    6.56
     
    495
    0.36
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    13,250
    5.41
     
    1,289
    0.94
    7. Liver Cancer
    12,373
    5.05
     
    552
    0.40
    8. Alzheimers/Dementia
    11,573
    4.72
     
    3,869
    2.81
    9. Stomach Cancer
    11,054
    4.51
     
    746
    0.54
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9,555
    3.90
     
    1,534
    1.11
    11. Lung Disease
    8,739
    3.57
     
    1,159
    0.84
    12. Kidney Disease
    6,582
    2.69
     
    856
    0.62
    13. Liver Disease
    6,500
    2.65
     
    1,349
    0.98
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    6,040
    2.47
     
    3,636
    2.64
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    5,269
    2.15
     
    482
    0.35
    16. Other Injuries
    4,183
    1.71
     
    773
    0.56
    17. Hypertension
    3,626
    1.48
     
    511
    0.37
    18. Parkinson's Disease
    3,577
    1.46
     
    50
    0.04
    19. Tuberculosis
    3,406
    1.39
     
    21
    0.02
    20. Lymphomas
    2,732
    1.12
     
    1,088
    0.79
    21. Falls
    2,417
    0.99
     
    335
    0.24
    22. Breast Cancer
    2,221
    0.91
     
    1,613
    1.17
    23. Asthma
    1,973
    0.81
     
    1,287
    0.93
    24. Prostate Cancer
    1,877
    0.77
     
    487
    0.35
    25. Leukemia
    1,784
    0.73
     
    892
    0.65
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,686
    0.69
     
    135
    0.10
    27. Bladder Cancer
    1,520
    0.62
     
    662
    0.48
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    1,458
    0.60
     
    469
    0.34
    29. Other Neoplasms
    1,420
    0.58
     
    581
    0.42
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,195
    0.49
     
    1,348
    0.98
    31. Oral Cancer
    1,159
    0.47
     
    261
    0.19
    32. Cervical Cancer
    1,113
    0.45
     
    96
    0.07
    33. Hepatitis B
    1,050
    0.43
     
    283
    0.21
    34. Violence
    1,029
    0.42
     
    463
    0.34
    35. Ovary Cancer
    1,028
    0.42
     
    274
    0.20
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,023
    0.42
     
    915
    0.66
    37. Alcohol
    833
    0.34
     
    35
    0.03
    38. Drownings
    662
    0.27
     
    183
    0.13
    39. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    624
    0.25
     
    85
    0.06
    40. Congenital Anomalies
    590
    0.24
     
    1,409
    1.02
    41. Skin Disease
    543
    0.22
     
    64
    0.05
    42. Skin Cancers
    529
    0.22
     
    58
    0.04
    43. Low Birth Weight
    514
    0.21
     
    1,125
    0.82
    44. Epilepsy
    470
    0.19
     
    100
    0.07
    45. Fires
    300
    0.12
     
    159
    0.12
    46. Uterin Cancer
    295
    0.12
     
    72
    0.05
    47. Poisonings
    290
    0.12
     
    136
    0.10
    48. Anemia
    251
    0.10
     
    8
    0.01
    49. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    208
    0.08
     
    114
    0.08
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    197
    0.08
     
    9
    0.01
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      South Korea SOUTH KOREA   Syria SYRIA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    23.65
    43
     
    17.49
    71
    2. Liver Cancer
    16.01
    17
     
    5.16
    97
    3. Stomach Cancer
    14.05
    25
     
    6.82
    73
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.97
    58
     
    14.26
    47
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    6.62
    44
     
    4.40
    76
    6. Breast Cancer
    5.89
    177
     
    26.98
    11
    7. Prostate Cancer
    5.62
    158
     
    11.63
    123
    8. Lymphomas
    3.54
    127
     
    9.46
    5
    9. Cervical Cancer
    2.70
    146
     
    1.59
    172
    10. Leukemia
    2.64
    137
     
    6.86
    3
    11. Ovary Cancer
    2.53
    161
     
    4.58
    83
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.11
    102
     
    1.26
    141
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.84
    97
     
    6.58
    5
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.50
    152
     
    2.38
    109
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    171
     
    1.34
    125
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.66
    147
     
    0.55
    155
     
     
     
    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.