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United Kingdom
COUNTRY #1
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Compare United Kingdom 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
United Kingdom Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    68.2
    74.2
    71.1
    9
    4
    9
     
    52.6
    55.8
    54.2
    81
    82
    82
    1970
    68.9
    75.2
    72.0
    13
    9
    9
     
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
    1980
    70.7
    76.8
    73.7
    16
    14
    17
     
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
    1990
    73.1
    78.8
    75.9
    17
    16
    16
     
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
    2000
    75.3
    80.1
    77.8
    18
    23
    20
     
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
    2010
    78.1
    82.2
    80.2
    15
    26
    21
     
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
    2016
    79.7
    83.2
    81.4
    17
    26
    22
     
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    79.7
    83.2
    17
    26
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    Age 5
    80.0
    83.5
    16
    25
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 10
    80.1
    83.5
    16
    25
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 15
    80.1
    83.5
    16
    25
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 20
    80.2
    83.6
    16
    25
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 25
    80.3
    83.7
    17
    25
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    Age 30
    80.5
    83.8
    17
    25
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    Age 35
    80.7
    83.9
    17
    24
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    Age 40
    80.9
    84.0
    16
    24
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    Age 45
    81.3
    84.2
    15
    23
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    Age 50
    81.7
    84.5
    14
    22
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    Age 55
    82.2
    84.9
    14
    24
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    Age 60
    83.0
    85.5
    14
    24
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    Age 65
    83.9
    86.2
    14
    23
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    Age 70
    85.1
    87.0
    16
    24
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    Age 75
    86.6
    88.2
    14
    27
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    Age 80
    88.7
    89.8
    17
    31
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    Age 85
    91.1
    92.0
    24
    37
    91.0
    92.5
    32
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    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    47.64
    170
    30.29
    183
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    37.60
    23
    13.96
    142
    3. Lung Cancers
    26.69
    26
    22.91
    45
    4. Lung Disease
    23.07
    87
    11.73
    167
    5. Stroke
    21.58
    172
    32.37
    149
    6. Breast Cancer
    19.20
    57
    6.11
    175
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    19.18
    119
    21.00
    114
    8. Prostate Cancer
    17.53
    81
    6.44
    157
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.96
    50
    11.46
    63
    10. Liver Disease
    8.28
    142
    8.32
    141
    11. Suicide
    7.64
    109
    20.20
    10
    12. Lymphomas
    6.59
    51
    3.62
    138
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    6.56
    28
    2.03
    113
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    6.55
    44
    6.75
    42
    15. Ovary Cancer
    6.04
    31
    2.59
    163
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    4.17
    178
    13.90
    140
    17. Leukemia
    3.90
    87
    2.61
    143
    18. Falls
    3.86
    113
    3.15
    137
    19. Parkinson's Disease
    3.85
    15
    4.80
    2
    20. Liver Cancer
    3.80
    137
    15.15
    19
    21. Bladder Cancer
    3.76
    34
    1.81
    105
    22. Drug Use
    3.72
    18
    0.24
    180
    23. Stomach Cancer
    3.67
    137
    12.27
    28
    24. Congenital Anomalies
    3.60
    153
    1.96
    181
    25. Other Injuries
    3.43
    165
    5.13
    135
    26. Uterin Cancer
    3.41
    39
    0.71
    177
    27. Endocrine Disorders
    2.84
    140
    1.92
    159
    28. Low Birth Weight
    2.81
    148
    1.70
    157
    29. Skin Cancers
    2.72
    31
    0.69
    154
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.63
    161
    1.74
    176
    31. Kidney Disease
    2.63
    182
    8.06
    149
    32. Oral Cancer
    2.58
    109
    1.54
    169
    33. Other Neoplasms
    2.53
    97
    1.83
    129
    34. Road Traffic Accidents
    2.42
    179
    7.98
    133
    35. Hypertension
    2.16
    175
    4.01
    159
    36. Cervical Cancer
    1.86
    160
    2.63
    149
    37. Multiple Sclerosis
    1.45
    1
    0.03
    175
    38. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.42
    137
    0.68
    169
    39. Alcohol
    1.40
    112
    1.17
    121
    40. Epilepsy
    1.35
    113
    0.75
    162
    41. Violence
    1.22
    152
    1.03
    159
    42. Skin Disease
    1.20
    115
    0.62
    139
    43. Asthma
    1.00
    144
    2.38
    111
    44. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.95
    141
    0.98
    139
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.59
    158
    0.21
    178
    46. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.59
    28
    0.22
    110
    47. Encephalitis
    0.58
    119
    0.92
    79
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.47
    167
    0.37
    171
    49. Drownings
    0.42
    179
    0.92
    155
    50. Fires
    0.32
    168
    0.46
    152
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Alzheimers/Dementia
    82,461
    16.47
    12,661
    5.11
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    76,365
    15.25
    26,172
    10.56
    3. Stroke
    38,649
    7.72
    27,962
    11.29
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    37,494
    7.49
    18,632
    7.52
    5. Lung Disease
    37,384
    7.47
    10,362
    4.18
    6. Lung Cancers
    36,549
    7.30
    19,345
    7.81
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    18,798
    3.75
    9,651
    3.89
    8. Breast Cancer
    13,274
    2.65
    2,441
    0.99
    9. Prostate Cancer
    12,987
    2.59
    2,020
    0.82
    10. Lymphomas
    9,393
    1.88
    2,930
    1.18
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    8,984
    1.79
    5,648
    2.28
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    8,916
    1.78
    1,691
    0.68
    13. Liver Disease
    7,715
    1.54
    6,513
    2.63
    14. Parkinson's Disease
    7,268
    1.45
    4,251
    1.72
    15. Diabetes Mellitus
    6,553
    1.31
    11,986
    4.84
    16. Falls
    6,321
    1.26
    2,468
    1.00
    17. Bladder Cancer
    6,146
    1.23
    1,577
    0.64
    18. Suicide
    5,829
    1.16
    13,677
    5.52
    19. Leukemia
    5,375
    1.07
    1,843
    0.74
    20. Stomach Cancer
    5,228
    1.04
    10,183
    4.11
    21. Liver Cancer
    5,170
    1.03
    12,384
    5.00
    22. Other Injuries
    4,972
    0.99
    4,269
    1.72
    23. Kidney Disease
    4,784
    0.96
    6,964
    2.81
    24. Ovary Cancer
    4,138
    0.83
    1,114
    0.45
    25. Other Neoplasms
    3,962
    0.79
    1,507
    0.61
    26. Hypertension
    3,771
    0.75
    3,604
    1.45
    27. Skin Cancers
    3,599
    0.72
    580
    0.23
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    3,155
    0.63
    1,317
    0.53
    29. Endocrine Disorders
    3,137
    0.63
    1,492
    0.60
    30. Oral Cancer
    3,098
    0.62
    1,243
    0.50
    31. Drug Use
    2,449
    0.49
    167
    0.07
    32. Congenital Anomalies
    2,312
    0.46
    624
    0.25
    33. Uterin Cancer
    2,251
    0.45
    306
    0.12
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2,128
    0.43
    589
    0.24
    35. Skin Disease
    2,041
    0.41
    539
    0.22
    36. Road Traffic Accidents
    1,805
    0.36
    5,479
    2.21
    37. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,706
    0.34
    837
    0.34
    38. Multiple Sclerosis
    1,623
    0.32
    23
    0.01
    39. Asthma
    1,476
    0.29
    2,116
    0.85
    40. Low Birth Weight
    1,273
    0.25
    428
    0.17
    41. Cervical Cancer
    1,224
    0.24
    1,137
    0.46
    42. Epilepsy
    1,200
    0.24
    491
    0.20
    43. Alcohol
    1,160
    0.23
    875
    0.35
    44. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    968
    0.19
    189
    0.08
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    936
    0.19
    180
    0.07
    46. Violence
    860
    0.17
    641
    0.26
    47. Encephalitis
    849
    0.17
    758
    0.31
    48. Tuberculosis
    364
    0.07
    2,897
    1.17
    49. Fires
    317
    0.06
    314
    0.13
    50. Drownings
    299
    0.06
    595
    0.24
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   South Korea SOUTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    26.69
    26
    22.91
    45
    2. Breast Cancer
    19.20
    57
    6.11
    175
    3. Prostate Cancer
    17.53
    81
    6.44
    157
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.96
    50
    11.46
    63
    5. Lymphomas
    6.59
    51
    3.62
    138
    6. Oesophagus Cancer
    6.56
    28
    2.03
    113
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    6.55
    44
    6.75
    42
    8. Ovary Cancer
    6.04
    31
    2.59
    163
    9. Leukemia
    3.90
    87
    2.61
    143
    10. Liver Cancer
    3.80
    137
    15.15
    19
    11. Bladder Cancer
    3.76
    34
    1.81
    105
    12. Stomach Cancer
    3.67
    137
    12.27
    28
    13. Uterin Cancer
    3.41
    39
    0.71
    177
    14. Skin Cancers
    2.72
    31
    0.69
    154
    15. Oral Cancer
    2.58
    109
    1.54
    169
    16. Cervical Cancer
    1.86
    160
    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.