WORLDHEALTHRANKINGS
live longer live better
Learn Think Feel Do
WorldHealthRankings

World Health Review

United Kingdom
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 United Kingdom and United States 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.

United States
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
 
Choose Year
Play
Pause
    United States Population Pyramid
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   United States UNITED STATES
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   United States UNITED STATES
           
    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
     
    66.6
    73.1
    69.8
    23
    15
    16
    1970
    68.9
    75.2
    72.0
    13
    9
    9
     
    67.1
    74.7
    70.8
    24
    12
    21
    1980
    70.7
    76.8
    73.7
    16
    14
    17
     
    70.0
    77.5
    73.7
    22
    11
    18
    1990
    73.1
    78.8
    75.9
    17
    16
    16
     
    71.8
    78.8
    75.2
    29
    17
    21
    2000
    75.3
    80.1
    77.8
    18
    23
    20
     
    74.0
    79.5
    76.8
    28
    29
    28
    2010
    78.1
    82.2
    80.2
    15
    26
    21
     
    76.2
    81.1
    78.7
    30
    30
    30
    2016
    79.7
    83.2
    81.4
    17
    26
    22
     
    76.0
    81.0
    78.5
    37
    37
    34
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   United States UNITED STATES
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    79.7
    83.2
    17
    26
    76.0
    81.0
    37
    37
    Age 5
    80.0
    83.5
    16
    25
    76.6
    81.5
    38
    39
    Age 10
    80.1
    83.5
    16
    25
    76.6
    81.5
    38
    39
    Age 15
    80.1
    83.5
    16
    25
    76.7
    81.6
    38
    39
    Age 20
    80.2
    83.6
    16
    25
    76.9
    81.7
    39
    39
    Age 25
    80.3
    83.7
    17
    25
    77.3
    81.8
    39
    39
    Age 30
    80.5
    83.8
    17
    25
    77.7
    82.0
    38
    39
    Age 35
    80.7
    83.9
    17
    24
    78.2
    82.3
    37
    37
    Age 40
    80.9
    84.0
    16
    24
    78.7
    82.6
    35
    36
    Age 45
    81.3
    84.2
    15
    23
    79.2
    82.9
    35
    36
    Age 50
    81.7
    84.5
    14
    22
    79.8
    83.3
    34
    35
    Age 55
    82.2
    84.9
    14
    24
    80.6
    84.0
    30
    35
    Age 60
    83.0
    85.5
    14
    24
    81.8
    84.7
    29
    34
    Age 65
    83.9
    86.2
    14
    23
    83.1
    85.7
    28
    33
    Age 70
    85.1
    87.0
    16
    24
    84.7
    86.8
    23
    30
    Age 75
    86.6
    88.2
    14
    27
    86.6
    88.3
    18
    25
    Age 80
    88.7
    89.8
    17
    31
    88.7
    90.1
    14
    20
    Age 85
    91.1
    92.0
    24
    37
    91.4
    92.3
    16
    23
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   United States UNITED STATES
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    47.64
    170
    79.21
    139
    2. Alzheimers & Dementia
    37.60
    23
    32.44
    44
    3. Lung Cancers
    26.69
    26
    27.80
    22
    4. Lung Disease
    23.07
    87
    30.74
    56
    5. Stroke
    21.58
    172
    22.51
    167
    6. Breast Cancer
    19.20
    57
    17.49
    81
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    19.18
    119
    10.85
    152
    8. Prostate Cancer
    17.53
    81
    12.84
    121
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.96
    50
    11.44
    64
    10. Liver Disease
    8.28
    142
    10.89
    118
    11. Suicide
    7.64
    109
    13.67
    34
    12. Lymphomas
    6.59
    51
    7.01
    39
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    6.56
    28
    3.41
    62
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    6.55
    44
    7.96
    23
    15. Ovary Cancer
    6.04
    31
    5.20
    64
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    4.17
    178
    15.27
    134
    17. Leukemia
    3.90
    87
    5.06
    26
    18. Falls
    3.86
    113
    5.56
    83
    19. Parkinson's Disease
    3.85
    15
    4.38
    9
    20. Liver Cancer
    3.80
    137
    5.22
    98
    21. Bladder Cancer
    3.76
    34
    3.09
    54
    22. Drug Use
    3.72
    18
    10.81
    2
    23. Stomach Cancer
    3.67
    137
    2.56
    171
    24. Congenital Anomalies
    3.60
    153
    4.59
    140
    25. Other Injuries
    3.43
    165
    5.00
    139
    26. Uterin Cancer
    3.41
    39
    3.40
    41
    27. Endocrine Disorders
    2.84
    140
    8.65
    34
    28. Low Birth Weight
    2.81
    148
    3.27
    143
    29. Skin Cancers
    2.72
    31
    2.59
    34
    30. Kidney Disease
    2.63
    182
    10.83
    124
    31. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.63
    161
    6.21
    73
    32. Oral Cancer
    2.58
    109
    2.28
    126
    33. Other Neoplasms
    2.53
    97
    2.74
    91
    34. Road Traffic Accidents
    2.42
    179
    10.92
    120
    35. Hypertension
    2.16
    175
    7.72
    125
    36. Cervical Cancer
    1.86
    160
    3.21
    138
    37. Multiple Sclerosis
    1.45
    1
    0.90
    12
    38. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.42
    137
    0.57
    172
    39. Alcohol
    1.40
    112
    2.60
    50
    40. Epilepsy
    1.35
    113
    0.74
    163
    41. Violence
    1.22
    152
    6.97
    74
    42. Skin Disease
    1.20
    115
    0.90
    126
    43. Asthma
    1.00
    144
    1.01
    142
    44. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.95
    141
    1.65
    118
    45. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.59
    28
    0.38
    64
    46. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.59
    158
    0.62
    154
    47. Encephalitis
    0.58
    119
    1.34
    55
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.47
    167
    0.58
    158
    49. Drownings
    0.42
    179
    1.42
    140
    50. Fires
    0.32
    168
    0.80
    127
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   United States UNITED STATES
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Alzheimers & Dementia
    82,461
    16.47
    259,480
    10.79
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    76,365
    15.25
    500,312
    20.80
    3. Stroke
    38,649
    7.72
    147,277
    6.12
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    37,494
    7.49
    66,211
    2.75
    5. Lung Disease
    37,384
    7.47
    193,160
    8.03
    6. Lung Cancers
    36,549
    7.30
    155,592
    6.47
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    18,798
    3.75
    63,042
    2.62
    8. Breast Cancer
    13,274
    2.65
    49,396
    2.05
    9. Prostate Cancer
    12,987
    2.59
    35,577
    1.48
    10. Lymphomas
    9,393
    1.88
    40,446
    1.68
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    8,984
    1.79
    44,670
    1.86
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    8,916
    1.78
    18,400
    0.76
    13. Liver Disease
    7,715
    1.54
    49,789
    2.07
    14. Parkinson's Disease
    7,268
    1.45
    30,608
    1.27
    15. Diabetes Mellitus
    6,553
    1.31
    84,332
    3.51
    16. Falls
    6,321
    1.26
    36,157
    1.50
    17. Bladder Cancer
    6,146
    1.23
    19,541
    0.81
    18. Suicide
    5,829
    1.16
    49,394
    2.05
    19. Leukemia
    5,375
    1.07
    27,618
    1.15
    20. Stomach Cancer
    5,228
    1.04
    13,637
    0.57
    21. Liver Cancer
    5,170
    1.03
    27,895
    1.16
    22. Other Injuries
    4,972
    0.99
    23,688
    0.98
    23. Kidney Disease
    4,784
    0.96
    66,492
    2.76
    24. Ovary Cancer
    4,138
    0.83
    14,883
    0.62
    25. Other Neoplasms
    3,962
    0.79
    16,537
    0.69
    26. Hypertension
    3,771
    0.75
    46,454
    1.93
    27. Skin Cancers
    3,599
    0.72
    14,340
    0.60
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    3,155
    0.63
    32,518
    1.35
    29. Endocrine Disorders
    3,137
    0.63
    45,398
    1.89
    30. Oral Cancer
    3,098
    0.62
    12,119
    0.50
    31. Drug Use
    2,449
    0.49
    35,986
    1.50
    32. Congenital Anomalies
    2,312
    0.46
    12,901
    0.54
    33. Uterin Cancer
    2,251
    0.45
    9,082
    0.38
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2,128
    0.43
    3,326
    0.14
    35. Skin Disease
    2,041
    0.41
    5,186
    0.22
    36. Road Traffic Accidents
    1,805
    0.36
    38,203
    1.59
    37. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,706
    0.34
    9,809
    0.41
    38. Multiple Sclerosis
    1,623
    0.32
    4,449
    0.18
    39. Asthma
    1,476
    0.29
    4,225
    0.18
    40. Low Birth Weight
    1,273
    0.25
    7,259
    0.30
    41. Cervical Cancer
    1,224
    0.24
    8,569
    0.36
    42. Epilepsy
    1,200
    0.24
    2,861
    0.12
    43. Alcohol
    1,160
    0.23
    10,600
    0.44
    44. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    968
    0.19
    2,304
    0.10
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    936
    0.19
    3,722
    0.15
    46. Violence
    860
    0.17
    21,059
    0.88
    47. Encephalitis
    849
    0.17
    7,523
    0.31
    48. Tuberculosis
    364
    0.07
    577
    0.02
    49. Fires
    317
    0.06
    3,155
    0.13
    50. Drownings
    299
    0.06
    4,569
    0.19
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM   United States UNITED STATES
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    26.69
    26
    27.80
    22
    2. Breast Cancer
    19.20
    57
    17.49
    81
    3. Prostate Cancer
    17.53
    81
    12.84
    121
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.96
    50
    11.44
    64
    5. Lymphomas
    6.59
    51
    7.01
    39
    6. Oesophagus Cancer
    6.56
    28
    3.41
    62
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    6.55
    44
    7.96
    23
    8. Ovary Cancer
    6.04
    31
    5.20
    64
    9. Leukemia
    3.90
    87
    5.06
    26
    10. Liver Cancer
    3.80
    137
    5.22
    98
    11. Bladder Cancer
    3.76
    34
    3.09
    54
    12. Stomach Cancer
    3.67
    137
    2.56
    171
    13. Uterin Cancer
    3.41
    39
    3.40
    41
    14. Skin Cancers
    2.72
    31
    2.59
    34
    15. Oral Cancer
    2.58
    109
    2.28
    126
    16. Cervical Cancer
    1.86
    160
    3.21
    138
    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.