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Switzerland
COUNTRY #1
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Compare Switzerland 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
Switzerland Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Switzerland SWITZERLAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Switzerland SWITZERLAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    68.7
    74.1
    71.3
    7
    6
    6
     
    52.6
    55.8
    54.2
    81
    82
    82
    1970
    70.0
    76.2
    73.0
    6
    5
    5
     
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
    1980
    72.2
    78.9
    75.5
    8
    4
    5
     
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
    1990
    73.9
    80.7
    77.2
    9
    3
    4
     
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
    2000
    76.8
    82.5
    79.7
    4
    4
    2
     
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
    2010
    80.0
    84.5
    82.3
    2
    5
    2
     
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
    2016
    81.2
    85.2
    83.3
    1
    5
    2
     
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Switzerland SWITZERLAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    81.2
    85.2
    1
    5
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    Age 5
    81.6
    85.5
    1
    5
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 10
    81.6
    85.5
    1
    5
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 15
    81.6
    85.6
    1
    5
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 20
    81.7
    85.6
    1
    5
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 25
    81.9
    85.7
    1
    5
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    Age 30
    82.0
    85.7
    1
    5
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    Age 35
    82.1
    85.8
    1
    5
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    Age 40
    82.3
    85.9
    3
    5
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    Age 45
    82.5
    86.0
    3
    5
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    Age 50
    82.8
    86.2
    4
    5
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    Age 55
    83.2
    86.5
    4
    5
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    Age 60
    83.8
    86.9
    4
    6
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    Age 65
    84.7
    87.4
    5
    7
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    Age 70
    85.8
    88.1
    5
    7
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    Age 75
    87.1
    89.1
    7
    8
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    Age 80
    88.8
    90.3
    11
    16
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    Age 85
    91.0
    92.1
    27
    31
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Switzerland SWITZERLAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    47.47
    171
    30.29
    183
    2. Alzheimers & Dementia
    25.49
    89
    13.96
    142
    3. Lung Cancers
    20.69
    53
    22.91
    45
    4. Breast Cancer
    16.45
    89
    6.11
    175
    5. Prostate Cancer
    16.31
    96
    6.44
    157
    6. Stroke
    15.26
    182
    32.37
    149
    7. Lung Disease
    13.03
    162
    11.73
    167
    8. Suicide
    11.27
    62
    20.20
    10
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    10.28
    77
    11.46
    63
    10. Falls
    7.81
    63
    3.15
    137
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    7.49
    34
    6.75
    42
    12. Influenza and Pneumonia
    7.40
    172
    21.00
    114
    13. Hypertension
    6.63
    145
    4.01
    159
    14. Diabetes Mellitus
    6.09
    169
    13.90
    140
    15. Lymphomas
    5.61
    89
    3.62
    138
    16. Liver Disease
    4.78
    170
    8.32
    141
    17. Ovary Cancer
    4.74
    81
    2.59
    163
    18. Liver Cancer
    4.58
    114
    15.15
    19
    19. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.42
    118
    1.74
    176
    20. Congenital Anomalies
    4.23
    144
    1.96
    181
    21. Kidney Disease
    4.09
    171
    8.06
    149
    22. Leukemia
    3.72
    99
    2.61
    143
    23. Stomach Cancer
    3.61
    139
    12.27
    28
    24. Parkinson's Disease
    3.36
    35
    4.80
    2
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.09
    75
    2.03
    113
    26. Other Neoplasms
    3.07
    80
    1.83
    129
    27. Bladder Cancer
    3.00
    60
    1.81
    105
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    2.90
    139
    1.92
    159
    29. Oral Cancer
    2.88
    99
    1.54
    169
    30. Skin Cancers
    2.75
    28
    0.69
    154
    31. Uterin Cancer
    2.49
    76
    0.71
    177
    32. Other Injuries
    2.48
    180
    5.13
    135
    33. Road Traffic Accidents
    2.38
    181
    7.98
    133
    34. Low Birth Weight
    2.13
    154
    1.70
    157
    35. Drug Use
    2.09
    37
    0.24
    180
    36. Alcohol
    1.71
    92
    1.17
    121
    37. Multiple Sclerosis
    1.01
    5
    0.03
    175
    38. Cervical Cancer
    1.00
    181
    2.63
    149
    39. Epilepsy
    0.93
    146
    0.75
    162
    40. Birth Trauma
    0.66
    155
    0.37
    171
    41. Osteoarthritis
    0.63
    3
    0.10
    38
    42. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.63
    152
    0.98
    139
    43. Drownings
    0.60
    172
    0.92
    155
    44. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.55
    173
    0.68
    169
    45. Encephalitis
    0.55
    121
    0.92
    79
    46. Schizophrenia
    0.49
    7
    0.10
    45
    47. Asthma
    0.48
    174
    2.38
    111
    48. Violence
    0.45
    180
    1.03
    159
    49. Skin Disease
    0.44
    151
    0.62
    139
    50. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.35
    171
    0.21
    178
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Switzerland SWITZERLAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    11,591
    20.15
    26,172
    10.56
    2. Alzheimers & Dementia
    7,177
    12.47
    12,661
    5.11
    3. Stroke
    3,719
    6.46
    27,962
    11.29
    4. Lung Cancers
    3,435
    5.97
    19,345
    7.81
    5. Lung Disease
    2,901
    5.04
    10,362
    4.18
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1,938
    3.37
    9,651
    3.89
    7. Falls
    1,876
    3.26
    2,468
    1.00
    8. Influenza and Pneumonia
    1,873
    3.26
    18,632
    7.52
    9. Hypertension
    1,809
    3.14
    3,604
    1.45
    10. Breast Cancer
    1,539
    2.67
    2,441
    0.99
    11. Prostate Cancer
    1,515
    2.63
    2,020
    0.82
    12. Suicide
    1,443
    2.51
    13,677
    5.52
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,381
    2.40
    11,986
    4.84
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    1,322
    2.30
    5,648
    2.28
    15. Lymphomas
    1,066
    1.85
    2,930
    1.18
    16. Kidney Disease
    1,057
    1.84
    6,964
    2.81
    17. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,002
    1.74
    1,317
    0.53
    18. Parkinson's Disease
    823
    1.43
    4,251
    1.72
    19. Liver Cancer
    781
    1.36
    12,384
    5.00
    20. Liver Disease
    696
    1.21
    6,513
    2.63
    21. Leukemia
    669
    1.16
    1,843
    0.74
    22. Other Neoplasms
    645
    1.12
    1,507
    0.61
    23. Bladder Cancer
    622
    1.08
    1,577
    0.64
    24. Stomach Cancer
    619
    1.08
    10,183
    4.11
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    524
    0.91
    1,691
    0.68
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    501
    0.87
    1,492
    0.60
    27. Skin Cancers
    498
    0.87
    580
    0.23
    28. Oral Cancer
    460
    0.80
    1,243
    0.50
    29. Ovary Cancer
    451
    0.78
    1,114
    0.45
    30. Other Injuries
    368
    0.64
    4,269
    1.72
    31. Congenital Anomalies
    330
    0.57
    624
    0.25
    32. Road Traffic Accidents
    259
    0.45
    5,479
    2.21
    33. Alcohol
    237
    0.41
    875
    0.35
    34. Uterin Cancer
    235
    0.41
    306
    0.12
    35. Drug Use
    186
    0.32
    167
    0.07
    36. Osteoarthritis
    174
    0.30
    89
    0.04
    37. Multiple Sclerosis
    156
    0.27
    23
    0.01
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    152
    0.26
    837
    0.34
    39. Epilepsy
    146
    0.25
    491
    0.20
    40. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    125
    0.22
    589
    0.24
    41. Skin Disease
    106
    0.18
    539
    0.22
    42. Low Birth Weight
    104
    0.18
    428
    0.17
    43. Asthma
    102
    0.18
    2,116
    0.85
    44. Encephalitis
    99
    0.17
    758
    0.31
    45. Cervical Cancer
    94
    0.16
    1,137
    0.46
    46. Schizophrenia
    89
    0.15
    79
    0.03
    47. Malnutrition
    82
    0.14
    91
    0.04
    48. Anemia
    82
    0.14
    275
    0.11
    49. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    79
    0.14
    180
    0.07
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    64
    0.11
    189
    0.08
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Switzerland SWITZERLAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    20.69
    53
    22.91
    45
    2. Breast Cancer
    16.45
    89
    6.11
    175
    3. Prostate Cancer
    16.31
    96
    6.44
    157
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    10.28
    77
    11.46
    63
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    7.49
    34
    6.75
    42
    6. Lymphomas
    5.61
    89
    3.62
    138
    7. Ovary Cancer
    4.74
    81
    2.59
    163
    8. Liver Cancer
    4.58
    114
    15.15
    19
    9. Leukemia
    3.72
    99
    2.61
    143
    10. Stomach Cancer
    3.61
    139
    12.27
    28
    11. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.09
    75
    2.03
    113
    12. Bladder Cancer
    3.00
    60
    1.81
    105
    13. Oral Cancer
    2.88
    99
    1.54
    169
    14. Skin Cancers
    2.75
    28
    0.69
    154
    15. Uterin Cancer
    2.49
    76
    0.71
    177
    16. Cervical Cancer
    1.00
    181
    2.63
    149
    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.