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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.
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Switzerland SWITZERLAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female 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
      Male Female M F   Male Female 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
    61.81
    167
     
    30.76
    183
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    36.17
    18
     
    13.67
    130
    3. Lung Cancers
    21.00
    55
     
    23.65
    43
    4. Stroke
    19.50
    182
     
    34.98
    155
    5. Prostate Cancer
    18.31
    73
     
    5.62
    158
    6. Breast Cancer
    17.99
    76
     
    5.89
    177
    7. Lung Disease
    15.22
    148
     
    10.48
    171
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.48
    63
     
    11.97
    58
    9. Suicide
    11.08
    75
     
    24.21
    10
    10. Falls
    10.27
    44
     
    3.26
    132
    11. Influenza and Pneumonia
    10.19
    166
     
    19.84
    131
    12. Hypertension
    8.76
    125
     
    4.32
    158
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    7.48
    34
     
    6.62
    44
    14. Diabetes Mellitus
    7.25
    168
     
    16.26
    132
    15. Lymphomas
    5.79
    72
     
    3.54
    127
    16. Kidney Disease
    5.14
    171
     
    8.08
    146
    17. Inflammatory/Heart
    5.04
    104
     
    1.67
    177
    18. Ovary Cancer
    5.03
    68
     
    2.53
    161
    19. Liver Disease
    4.99
    164
     
    8.82
    136
    20. Liver Cancer
    4.47
    114
     
    16.01
    17
    21. Parkinson's Disease
    4.31
    10
     
    4.28
    11
    22. Leukemia
    4.05
    86
     
    2.64
    137
    23. Congenital Anomalies
    4.05
    152
     
    1.79
    181
    24. Stomach Cancer
    3.78
    135
     
    14.05
    25
    25. Other Neoplasms
    3.71
    53
     
    1.81
    121
    26. Bladder Cancer
    3.33
    52
     
    1.84
    97
    27. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.15
    75
     
    2.11
    102
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    3.14
    134
     
    1.98
    162
    29. Oral Cancer
    3.09
    84
     
    1.50
    152
    30. Skin Cancers
    2.96
    27
     
    0.66
    147
    31. Other Injuries
    2.90
    179
     
    5.32
    139
    32. Road Traffic Accidents
    2.82
    178
     
    9.05
    132
    33. Uterin Cancer
    2.72
    68
     
    0.71
    171
    34. Drug Use
    2.27
    48
     
    0.21
    178
    35. Low Birth Weight
    2.04
    155
     
    1.99
    156
    36. Alcohol
    1.74
    86
     
    1.17
    119
    37. Cervical Cancer
    1.08
    179
     
    2.70
    146
    38. Multiple Sclerosis
    1.00
    6
     
    0.04
    177
    39. Epilepsy
    0.98
    149
     
    0.74
    165
    40. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.82
    147
     
    1.26
    137
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.76
    162
     
    0.76
    163
    42. Birth Trauma
    0.62
    154
     
    0.35
    174
    43. Asthma
    0.60
    170
     
    2.37
    113
    44. Schizophrenia
    0.59
    7
     
    0.15
    66
    45. Skin Disease
    0.57
    147
     
    0.66
    137
    46. Drownings
    0.55
    170
     
    1.06
    149
    47. Violence
    0.52
    180
     
    1.75
    144
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.40
    175
     
    0.26
    180
    49. HIV/AIDS
    0.40
    138
     
    0.20
    152
    50. Anemia
    0.37
    90
     
    0.30
    96
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Switzerland SWITZERLAND   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    11,436
    20.48
     
    25,047
    10.22
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    7,141
    12.79
     
    11,573
    4.72
    3. Stroke
    3,661
    6.55
     
    28,533
    11.65
    4. Lung Cancers
    3,331
    5.96
     
    19,048
    7.78
    5. Lung Disease
    2,813
    5.04
     
    8,739
    3.57
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1,945
    3.48
     
    9,555
    3.90
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    1,865
    3.34
     
    16,514
    6.74
    8. Falls
    1,865
    3.34
     
    2,417
    0.99
    9. Hypertension
    1,681
    3.01
     
    3,626
    1.48
    10. Breast Cancer
    1,516
    2.71
     
    2,221
    0.91
    11. Prostate Cancer
    1,491
    2.67
     
    1,877
    0.77
    12. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,323
    2.37
     
    13,250
    5.41
    13. Suicide
    1,255
    2.25
     
    16,078
    6.56
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    1,243
    2.23
     
    5,269
    2.15
    15. Lymphomas
    992
    1.78
     
    2,732
    1.12
    16. Kidney Disease
    982
    1.76
     
    6,582
    2.69
    17. Inflammatory/Heart
    889
    1.59
     
    1,195
    0.49
    18. Parkinson's Disease
    841
    1.51
     
    3,577
    1.46
    19. Liver Cancer
    718
    1.29
     
    12,373
    5.05
    20. Liver Disease
    701
    1.26
     
    6,500
    2.65
    21. Other Neoplasms
    653
    1.17
     
    1,420
    0.58
    22. Leukemia
    643
    1.15
     
    1,784
    0.73
    23. Stomach Cancer
    603
    1.08
     
    11,054
    4.51
    24. Bladder Cancer
    602
    1.08
     
    1,520
    0.62
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    500
    0.90
     
    1,686
    0.69
    26. Skin Cancers
    478
    0.86
     
    529
    0.22
    27. Oral Cancer
    467
    0.84
     
    1,159
    0.47
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    466
    0.83
     
    1,458
    0.60
    29. Ovary Cancer
    442
    0.79
     
    1,028
    0.42
    30. Other Injuries
    392
    0.70
     
    4,183
    1.71
    31. Road Traffic Accidents
    297
    0.53
     
    6,040
    2.47
    32. Congenital Anomalies
    287
    0.51
     
    590
    0.24
    33. Uterin Cancer
    237
    0.42
     
    295
    0.12
    34. Alcohol
    234
    0.42
     
    833
    0.34
    35. Drug Use
    201
    0.36
     
    148
    0.06
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    149
    0.27
     
    1,023
    0.42
    37. Multiple Sclerosis
    146
    0.26
     
    27
    0.01
    38. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    138
    0.25
     
    624
    0.25
    39. Epilepsy
    129
    0.23
     
    470
    0.19
    40. Skin Disease
    106
    0.19
     
    543
    0.22
    41. Asthma
    104
    0.19
     
    1,973
    0.81
    42. Schizophrenia
    99
    0.18
     
    106
    0.04
    43. Low Birth Weight
    97
    0.17
     
    514
    0.21
    44. Cervical Cancer
    94
    0.17
     
    1,113
    0.45
    45. Anemia
    72
    0.13
     
    251
    0.10
    46. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    70
    0.13
     
    208
    0.08
    47. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    70
    0.13
     
    197
    0.08
    48. Malnutrition
    57
    0.10
     
    91
    0.04
    49. Drownings
    56
    0.10
     
    662
    0.27
    50. Violence
    47
    0.08
     
    1,029
    0.42
     
     
    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
    21.00
    55
     
    23.65
    43
    2. Prostate Cancer
    18.31
    73
     
    5.62
    158
    3. Breast Cancer
    17.99
    76
     
    5.89
    177
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.48
    63
     
    11.97
    58
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    7.48
    34
     
    6.62
    44
    6. Lymphomas
    5.79
    72
     
    3.54
    127
    7. Ovary Cancer
    5.03
    68
     
    2.53
    161
    8. Liver Cancer
    4.47
    114
     
    16.01
    17
    9. Leukemia
    4.05
    86
     
    2.64
    137
    10. Stomach Cancer
    3.78
    135
     
    14.05
    25
    11. Bladder Cancer
    3.33
    52
     
    1.84
    97
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.15
    75
     
    2.11
    102
    13. Oral Cancer
    3.09
    84
     
    1.50
    152
    14. Skin Cancers
    2.96
    27
     
    0.66
    147
    15. Uterin Cancer
    2.72
    68
     
    0.71
    171
    16. Cervical Cancer
    1.08
    179
     
    2.70
    146
     
     
     
    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.