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HEALTH PROFILE: South Africa

South Africa
COUNTRY PROFILE
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South Africa

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for South Africa. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.

South Africa Population Pyramid
 
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    South Africa
    COUNTRY PROFILE
    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
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    47.4
    51.0
    49.2
    100
    96
    98
    1970
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
    1980
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
    1990
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
    2000
    54.6
    60.1
    57.3
    148
    140
    146
    2010
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
    2016
    60.2
    67.0
    63.6
    159
    144
    153
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    60.2
    67.0
    159
    144
    Age 5
    63.1
    69.7
    172
    151
    Age 10
    63.4
    69.9
    172
    153
    Age 15
    63.7
    70.2
    173
    153
    Age 20
    64.1
    70.5
    175
    155
    Age 25
    64.6
    71.0
    177
    155
    Age 30
    65.3
    71.8
    177
    154
    Age 35
    66.3
    72.8
    177
    153
    Age 40
    67.6
    74.1
    178
    146
    Age 45
    69.0
    75.3
    179
    141
    Age 50
    70.4
    76.4
    179
    133
    Age 55
    72.1
    77.5
    180
    131
    Age 60
    74.0
    78.8
    181
    123
    Age 65
    76.3
    80.4
    180
    117
    Age 70
    79.0
    82.3
    174
    105
    Age 75
    82.1
    84.6
    164
    103
    Age 80
    85.5
    87.2
    141
    100
    Age 85
    89.2
    90.4
    122
    93
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. HIV/AIDS
    195.94
    7
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    116.76
    101
    3. Diabetes Mellitus
    97.16
    10
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    86.08
    38
    5. Stroke
    85.07
    74
    6. Tuberculosis
    50.99
    31
    7. Lung Disease
    46.11
    15
    8. Violence
    34.29
    8
    9. Hypertension
    33.64
    13
    10. Prostate Cancer
    32.80
    27
    11. Diarrhoeal diseases
    32.59
    49
    12. Alzheimers/Dementia
    30.39
    57
    13. Kidney Disease
    29.74
    33
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    22.44
    68
    15. Cervical Cancer
    18.31
    36
    16. Lung Cancers
    18.31
    67
    17. Breast Cancer
    16.95
    88
    18. Endocrine Disorders
    14.16
    18
    19. Liver Disease
    13.36
    100
    20. Asthma
    13.22
    33
    21. Suicide
    12.84
    46
    22. Inflammatory/Heart
    12.75
    12
    23. Low Birth Weight
    10.31
    68
    24. Epilepsy
    9.67
    3
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.82
    20
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.33
    87
    27. Other Injuries
    8.13
    85
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    7.97
    85
    29. Malnutrition
    6.68
    50
    30. Lymphomas
    6.27
    61
    31. Birth Trauma
    5.66
    74
    32. Meningitis
    5.12
    47
    33. Pancreas Cancer
    4.89
    71
    34. Liver Cancer
    4.79
    109
    35. Fires
    4.71
    41
    36. Skin Disease
    4.52
    38
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    4.46
    70
    38. Ovary Cancer
    4.41
    93
    39. Stomach Cancer
    3.76
    134
    40. Skin Cancers
    3.72
    9
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3.67
    61
    42. Drownings
    3.40
    97
    43. Oral Cancer
    3.14
    92
    44. Leukemia
    3.13
    120
    45. Falls
    3.02
    142
    46. Other Neoplasms
    2.69
    94
    47. Maternal Conditions
    2.56
    68
    48. Parkinson's Disease
    2.22
    93
    49. Bladder Cancer
    1.97
    95
    50. Drug Use
    1.82
    53
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    107,348
    21.99
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    41,965
    8.60
    3. Diabetes Mellitus
    37,228
    7.63
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    36,810
    7.54
    5. Stroke
    30,766
    6.30
    6. Tuberculosis
    22,702
    4.65
    7. Violence
    18,546
    3.80
    8. Lung Disease
    16,445
    3.37
    9. Diarrhoeal diseases
    14,198
    2.91
    10. Hypertension
    12,038
    2.47
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    11,478
    2.35
    12. Kidney Disease
    11,376
    2.33
    13. Alzheimers/Dementia
    9,273
    1.90
    14. Lung Cancers
    7,170
    1.47
    15. Endocrine Disorders
    6,748
    1.38
    16. Low Birth Weight
    6,666
    1.37
    17. Suicide
    6,476
    1.33
    18. Liver Disease
    5,664
    1.16
    19. Asthma
    5,136
    1.05
    20. Congenital Anomalies
    5,050
    1.03
    21. Inflammatory/Heart
    4,895
    1.00
    22. Epilepsy
    4,504
    0.92
    23. Cervical Cancer
    4,486
    0.92
    24. Other Injuries
    4,153
    0.85
    25. Breast Cancer
    4,073
    0.83
      Deaths %
    26. Malnutrition
    3,900
    0.80
    27. Prostate Cancer
    3,682
    0.75
    28. Birth Trauma
    3,657
    0.75
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    3,458
    0.71
    30. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,198
    0.66
    31. Lymphomas
    2,829
    0.58
    32. Meningitis
    2,510
    0.51
    33. Fires
    2,191
    0.45
    34. Liver Cancer
    1,948
    0.40
    35. Pancreas Cancer
    1,865
    0.38
    36. Drownings
    1,804
    0.37
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,664
    0.34
    38. Skin Disease
    1,655
    0.34
    39. Maternal Conditions
    1,529
    0.31
    40. Stomach Cancer
    1,489
    0.31
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1,482
    0.30
    42. Skin Cancers
    1,383
    0.28
    43. Leukemia
    1,343
    0.28
    44. Oral Cancer
    1,308
    0.27
    45. Other Neoplasms
    1,169
    0.24
    46. Falls
    1,141
    0.23
    47. Ovary Cancer
    1,040
    0.21
    48. Drug Use
    901
    0.18
    49. Alcohol
    729
    0.15
    50. Bladder Cancer
    715
    0.15
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    32.80
    27
    2. Cervical Cancer
    18.31
    36
    3. Lung Cancers
    18.31
    67
    4. Breast Cancer
    16.95
    88
    5. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.82
    20
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.33
    87
    7. Lymphomas
    6.27
    61
    8. Pancreas Cancer
    4.89
    71
      Rate World Rank
    9. Liver Cancer
    4.79
    109
    10. Ovary Cancer
    4.41
    93
    11. Stomach Cancer
    3.76
    134
    12. Skin Cancers
    3.72
    9
    13. Oral Cancer
    3.14
    92
    14. Leukemia
    3.13
    120
    15. Bladder Cancer
    1.97
    95
    16. Uterin Cancer
    1.81
    106
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    9.3
    51
    SMOKING %
    M F Rank
    31.4
    6.5
    69
    70
    OBESITY %
    M F Rank
    15.4
    39.6
    105
    18
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    4.72
    100
    South Africa SOUTH AFRICA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    54.842m
    25
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.98
    106
    Population 0-14
    28.3%
    78
    Population 15-64
    66.1%
    80
    Population 65 +
    5.7%
    106
    Birth Rate / 1000
    20.20
    75
    Death Rate / 1000
    9.40
    54
    Fertility Rate
    2.29
    86
    Infant Mortality
    31.00
    62
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.02
    188
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.01
    180
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.99
    107
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.72
    139
    Net Migration
    -0.90
    118
    Population Growth
    1.00%
    107
    Literacy Total
    94.4%
    98
    Literacy Male
    95.4%
    74
    Literacy Female
    93.4%
    65
    Unemployment
    27.6%
    18
    Life Expectancy / Birth
    63.6
    153
    Healthy Life Expectancy
    55.7
    154
    GDP per Capita USD
    $13,400
    90

    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.