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HEALTH PROFILE: South Korea

South Korea
COUNTRY PROFILE
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South Korea

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

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    South Korea
    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 Korea SOUTH KOREA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    52.6
    55.8
    54.2
    81
    82
    82
    1970
    58.7
    65.1
    61.8
    80
    68
    73
    1980
    61.8
    70.0
    65.8
    80
    69
    76
    1990
    67.3
    75.5
    71.3
    59
    41
    49
    2000
    72.3
    79.5
    76.0
    38
    27
    33
    2010
    77.2
    84.0
    80.7
    24
    8
    15
    2016
    79.5
    85.6
    82.7
    19
    4
    9
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    79.5
    85.6
    19
    4
    Age 5
    79.7
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 10
    79.8
    85.9
    19
    4
    Age 15
    79.8
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 20
    79.9
    86.0
    19
    4
    Age 25
    80.0
    86.1
    20
    4
    Age 30
    80.1
    86.2
    20
    4
    Age 35
    80.3
    86.3
    20
    3
    Age 40
    80.5
    86.4
    20
    3
    Age 45
    80.9
    86.6
    19
    3
    Age 50
    81.3
    86.8
    19
    3
    Age 55
    81.9
    87.1
    17
    3
    Age 60
    82.7
    87.4
    17
    4
    Age 65
    83.6
    87.8
    18
    4
    Age 70
    84.6
    88.2
    28
    5
    Age 75
    86.2
    89.2
    27
    5
    Age 80
    88.3
    90.5
    30
    9
    Age 85
    91.0
    92.5
    32
    18
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    32.37
    149
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    30.29
    183
    3. Lung Cancers
    22.91
    45
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    21.00
    114
    5. Suicide
    20.20
    10
    6. Liver Cancer
    15.15
    19
    7. Alzheimers/Dementia
    13.96
    142
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    13.90
    140
    9. Stomach Cancer
    12.27
    28
    10. Lung Disease
    11.73
    167
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.46
    63
    12. Liver Disease
    8.32
    141
    13. Kidney Disease
    8.06
    149
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    7.98
    133
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    6.75
    42
    16. Prostate Cancer
    6.44
    157
    17. Breast Cancer
    6.11
    175
    18. Other Injuries
    5.13
    135
    19. Parkinson's Disease
    4.80
    2
    20. Hypertension
    4.01
    159
    21. Lymphomas
    3.62
    138
    22. Tuberculosis
    3.40
    100
    23. Falls
    3.15
    137
    24. Cervical Cancer
    2.63
    149
    25. Leukemia
    2.61
    143
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Ovary Cancer
    2.59
    163
    27. Asthma
    2.38
    111
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.03
    113
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    1.96
    181
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    1.92
    159
    31. Other Neoplasms
    1.83
    129
    32. Bladder Cancer
    1.81
    105
    33. Inflammatory/Heart
    1.74
    176
    34. Low Birth Weight
    1.70
    157
    35. Oral Cancer
    1.54
    169
    36. Alcohol
    1.17
    121
    37. Violence
    1.03
    159
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.98
    139
    39. Hepatitis B
    0.97
    56
    40. Encephalitis
    0.92
    79
    41. Drownings
    0.92
    155
    42. Epilepsy
    0.75
    162
    43. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    177
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.69
    154
    45. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.68
    169
    46. Skin Disease
    0.62
    139
    47. Fires
    0.46
    152
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.37
    171
    49. Poisonings
    0.36
    124
    50. Anemia
    0.31
    45
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    27,962
    11.29
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    26,172
    10.56
    3. Lung Cancers
    19,345
    7.81
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    18,632
    7.52
    5. Suicide
    13,677
    5.52
    6. Alzheimers/Dementia
    12,661
    5.11
    7. Liver Cancer
    12,384
    5.00
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    11,986
    4.84
    9. Lung Disease
    10,362
    4.18
    10. Stomach Cancer
    10,183
    4.11
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9,651
    3.89
    12. Kidney Disease
    6,964
    2.81
    13. Liver Disease
    6,513
    2.63
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    5,648
    2.28
    15. Road Traffic Accidents
    5,479
    2.21
    16. Other Injuries
    4,269
    1.72
    17. Parkinson's Disease
    4,251
    1.72
    18. Hypertension
    3,604
    1.45
    19. Lymphomas
    2,930
    1.18
    20. Tuberculosis
    2,897
    1.17
    21. Falls
    2,468
    1.00
    22. Breast Cancer
    2,441
    0.99
    23. Asthma
    2,116
    0.85
    24. Prostate Cancer
    2,020
    0.82
    25. Leukemia
    1,843
    0.74
      Deaths %
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,691
    0.68
    27. Bladder Cancer
    1,577
    0.64
    28. Other Neoplasms
    1,507
    0.61
    29. Endocrine Disorders
    1,492
    0.60
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,317
    0.53
    31. Oral Cancer
    1,243
    0.50
    32. Cervical Cancer
    1,137
    0.46
    33. Ovary Cancer
    1,114
    0.45
    34. Alcohol
    875
    0.35
    35. Diarrhoeal diseases
    837
    0.34
    36. Hepatitis B
    778
    0.31
    37. Encephalitis
    758
    0.31
    38. Violence
    641
    0.26
    39. Congenital Anomalies
    624
    0.25
    40. Drownings
    595
    0.24
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    589
    0.24
    42. Skin Cancers
    580
    0.23
    43. Skin Disease
    539
    0.22
    44. Epilepsy
    491
    0.20
    45. Low Birth Weight
    428
    0.17
    46. Fires
    314
    0.13
    47. Uterin Cancer
    306
    0.12
    48. Anemia
    275
    0.11
    49. Poisonings
    259
    0.10
    50. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    189
    0.08
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    22.91
    45
    2. Liver Cancer
    15.15
    19
    3. Stomach Cancer
    12.27
    28
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.46
    63
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    6.75
    42
    6. Prostate Cancer
    6.44
    157
    7. Breast Cancer
    6.11
    175
    8. Lymphomas
    3.62
    138
      Rate World Rank
    9. Cervical Cancer
    2.63
    149
    10. Leukemia
    2.61
    143
    11. Ovary Cancer
    2.59
    163
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.03
    113
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.81
    105
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.54
    169
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.71
    177
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.69
    154
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    10.2
    38
    SMOKING %
    M F Rank
    49.8
    4.2
    15
    85
    OBESITY %
    M F Rank
    4.4
    4.8
    156
    188
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    5.88
    56
    South Korea SOUTH KOREA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    51.181m
    27
    Sex Ratio M / F
    1.00
    66
    Population 0-14
    13.2%
    189
    Population 15-64
    72.7%
    6
    Population 65 +
    14.1%
    47
    Birth Rate / 1000
    8.30
    189
    Death Rate / 1000
    6.00
    145
    Fertility Rate
    1.26
    192
    Infant Mortality
    3.00
    185
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.07
    16
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.06
    28
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.05
    24
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.74
    130
    Net Migration
    2.50
    27
    Population Growth
    0.50%
    139
    Literacy Total
    97.9%
    63
    Literacy Male
    N/D
    N/D
    Literacy Female
    N/D
    N/D
    Unemployment
    3.8%
    149
    Life Expectancy / Birth
    82.7
    9
    Healthy Life Expectancy
    73.0
    9
    GDP per Capita USD
    $39,400
    31

    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.