WORLDHEALTHRANKINGS
live longer live better
Learn Think Feel Do
WorldHealthRankings

World Health Review

Spain
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 Spain and South Korea 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.

South Korea
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
Spain Population Pyramid
 
Choose Year
Play
Pause
    South Korea Population Pyramid
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Spain SPAIN   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Spain SPAIN   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    66.7
    71.7
    69.1
    22
    25
    22
     
    52.6
    55.8
    54.2
    81
    82
    82
    1970
    69.3
    74.9
    72.0
    11
    11
    7
     
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
    1980
    72.3
    78.5
    75.3
    6
    7
    6
     
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
    1990
    73.3
    80.5
    76.8
    14
    5
    9
     
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
    2000
    75.6
    82.5
    79.1
    13
    3
    8
     
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
    2010
    78.9
    85.0
    81.9
    11
    2
    4
     
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
    2016
    80.3
    85.7
    83.1
    11
    2
    3
     
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Spain SPAIN   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    80.3
    85.7
    11
    2
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    Age 5
    80.6
    86.0
    11
    2
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 10
    80.6
    86.0
    11
    2
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 15
    80.7
    86.0
    12
    2
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 20
    80.7
    86.1
    12
    3
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 25
    80.9
    86.1
    12
    3
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    Age 30
    81.0
    86.2
    12
    3
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    Age 35
    81.1
    86.2
    13
    4
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    Age 40
    81.2
    86.3
    13
    4
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    Age 45
    81.4
    86.5
    13
    4
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    Age 50
    81.8
    86.7
    13
    4
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    Age 55
    82.4
    87.0
    13
    4
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    Age 60
    83.1
    87.5
    13
    3
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    Age 65
    84.1
    88.0
    10
    3
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    Age 70
    85.4
    88.6
    7
    3
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    Age 75
    86.9
    89.4
    9
    4
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    Age 80
    88.9
    90.5
    10
    8
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    Age 85
    91.3
    92.3
    19
    22
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Spain SPAIN   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    38.88
    177
    30.29
    183
    2. Lung Cancers
    23.77
    38
    22.91
    45
    3. Alzheimers & Dementia
    21.51
    111
    13.96
    142
    4. Stroke
    19.39
    177
    32.37
    149
    5. Lung Disease
    18.03
    125
    11.73
    167
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.23
    30
    11.46
    63
    7. Breast Cancer
    13.25
    127
    6.11
    175
    8. Prostate Cancer
    11.42
    131
    6.44
    157
    9. Influenza and Pneumonia
    8.15
    169
    21.00
    114
    10. Diabetes Mellitus
    6.82
    165
    13.90
    140
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    6.32
    49
    6.75
    42
    12. Liver Disease
    6.13
    156
    8.32
    141
    13. Suicide
    6.12
    131
    20.20
    10
    14. Stomach Cancer
    5.77
    85
    12.27
    28
    15. Kidney Disease
    5.37
    162
    8.06
    149
    16. Liver Cancer
    5.15
    99
    15.15
    19
    17. Lymphomas
    5.02
    105
    3.62
    138
    18. Bladder Cancer
    4.41
    20
    1.81
    105
    19. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.38
    121
    1.74
    176
    20. Hypertension
    4.14
    158
    4.01
    159
    21. Ovary Cancer
    4.04
    108
    2.59
    163
    22. Endocrine Disorders
    3.95
    107
    1.92
    159
    23. Other Injuries
    3.89
    156
    5.13
    135
    24. Leukemia
    3.77
    95
    2.61
    143
    25. Other Neoplasms
    3.58
    58
    1.83
    129
    26. Oral Cancer
    2.92
    98
    1.54
    169
    27. Parkinson's Disease
    2.81
    61
    4.80
    2
    28. Road Traffic Accidents
    2.77
    174
    7.98
    133
    29. Uterin Cancer
    2.77
    66
    0.71
    177
    30. Congenital Anomalies
    2.51
    173
    1.96
    181
    31. Falls
    2.38
    155
    3.15
    137
    32. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.24
    103
    2.03
    113
    33. Cervical Cancer
    1.87
    158
    2.63
    149
    34. Skin Cancers
    1.69
    84
    0.69
    154
    35. Drug Use
    1.30
    75
    0.24
    180
    36. Low Birth Weight
    1.28
    167
    1.70
    157
    37. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.23
    114
    0.21
    178
    38. HIV/AIDS
    1.12
    117
    0.17
    160
    39. Asthma
    1.11
    138
    2.38
    111
    40. Encephalitis
    1.05
    69
    0.92
    79
    41. Skin Disease
    0.96
    121
    0.62
    139
    42. Epilepsy
    0.75
    161
    0.75
    162
    43. Drownings
    0.72
    166
    0.92
    155
    44. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.59
    154
    0.98
    139
    45. Violence
    0.56
    178
    1.03
    159
    46. Birth Trauma
    0.52
    161
    0.37
    171
    47. Alcohol
    0.49
    149
    1.17
    121
    48. Anemia
    0.45
    33
    0.31
    45
    49. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.37
    179
    0.68
    169
    50. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.34
    44
    0.03
    175
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Spain SPAIN   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    54,784
    16.27
    26,172
    10.56
    2. Alzheimers & Dementia
    39,048
    11.59
    12,661
    5.11
    3. Stroke
    28,785
    8.55
    27,962
    11.29
    4. Lung Disease
    26,763
    7.95
    10,362
    4.18
    5. Lung Cancers
    22,049
    6.55
    19,345
    7.81
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    17,151
    5.09
    9,651
    3.89
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    12,794
    3.80
    18,632
    7.52
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    10,074
    2.99
    11,986
    4.84
    9. Kidney Disease
    8,790
    2.61
    6,964
    2.81
    10. Hypertension
    7,244
    2.15
    3,604
    1.45
    11. Breast Cancer
    7,107
    2.11
    2,441
    0.99
    12. Prostate Cancer
    6,425
    1.91
    2,020
    0.82
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    6,411
    1.90
    5,648
    2.28
    14. Stomach Cancer
    6,122
    1.82
    10,183
    4.11
    15. Bladder Cancer
    5,447
    1.62
    1,577
    0.64
    16. Lymphomas
    5,364
    1.59
    2,930
    1.18
    17. Liver Disease
    5,292
    1.57
    6,513
    2.63
    18. Liver Cancer
    5,180
    1.54
    12,384
    5.00
    19. Inflammatory/Heart
    4,967
    1.47
    1,317
    0.53
    20. Other Injuries
    4,814
    1.43
    4,269
    1.72
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    4,535
    1.35
    1,492
    0.60
    22. Other Neoplasms
    4,480
    1.33
    1,507
    0.61
    23. Parkinson's Disease
    4,368
    1.30
    4,251
    1.72
    24. Suicide
    4,028
    1.20
    13,677
    5.52
    25. Leukemia
    3,841
    1.14
    1,843
    0.74
    26. Falls
    2,955
    0.88
    2,468
    1.00
    27. Oral Cancer
    2,607
    0.77
    1,243
    0.50
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    2,027
    0.60
    1,691
    0.68
    29. Ovary Cancer
    1,988
    0.59
    1,114
    0.45
    30. Skin Cancers
    1,826
    0.54
    580
    0.23
    31. Asthma
    1,709
    0.51
    2,116
    0.85
    32. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1,628
    0.48
    180
    0.07
    33. Road Traffic Accidents
    1,607
    0.48
    5,479
    2.21
    34. Skin Disease
    1,576
    0.47
    539
    0.22
    35. Uterin Cancer
    1,490
    0.44
    306
    0.12
    36. Encephalitis
    1,280
    0.38
    758
    0.31
    37. Cervical Cancer
    1,005
    0.30
    1,137
    0.46
    38. Congenital Anomalies
    980
    0.29
    624
    0.25
    39. Diarrhoeal diseases
    926
    0.27
    837
    0.34
    40. Anemia
    835
    0.25
    275
    0.11
    41. Drug Use
    834
    0.25
    167
    0.07
    42. HIV/AIDS
    709
    0.21
    121
    0.05
    43. Epilepsy
    687
    0.20
    491
    0.20
    44. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    459
    0.14
    589
    0.24
    45. Drownings
    426
    0.13
    595
    0.24
    46. Alcohol
    370
    0.11
    875
    0.35
    47. Violence
    311
    0.09
    641
    0.26
    48. Tuberculosis
    299
    0.09
    2,897
    1.17
    49. Low Birth Weight
    299
    0.09
    428
    0.17
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    276
    0.08
    189
    0.08
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Spain SPAIN   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    23.77
    38
    22.91
    45
    2. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.23
    30
    11.46
    63
    3. Breast Cancer
    13.25
    127
    6.11
    175
    4. Prostate Cancer
    11.42
    131
    6.44
    157
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    6.32
    49
    6.75
    42
    6. Stomach Cancer
    5.77
    85
    12.27
    28
    7. Liver Cancer
    5.15
    99
    15.15
    19
    8. Lymphomas
    5.02
    105
    3.62
    138
    9. Bladder Cancer
    4.41
    20
    1.81
    105
    10. Ovary Cancer
    4.04
    108
    2.59
    163
    11. Leukemia
    3.77
    95
    2.61
    143
    12. Oral Cancer
    2.92
    98
    1.54
    169
    13. Uterin Cancer
    2.77
    66
    0.71
    177
    14. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.24
    103
    2.03
    113
    15. Cervical Cancer
    1.87
    158
    2.63
    149
    16. Skin Cancers
    1.69
    84
    0.69
    154
    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.