Leading Causes of death in South Korea

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017; Causes of death in South Korea, demographic summary, health risks, cancer rank by type, world rankings, health profile in South Korea. What is the leading cause of death in South Korea?

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Stroke 34.98 155 28,533 (11.65%)
Coronary Heart Disease 30.76 183 25,047 (10.22%)
Suicide 24.21 10 16,078 (6.56%)
Lung Cancers 23.65 43 19,048 (7.78%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 19.84 131 16,514 (6.74%)
Diabetes Mellitus 16.26 132 13,250 (5.41%)
Liver Cancer 16.01 17 12,373 (5.05%)
Stomach Cancer 14.05 25 11,054 (4.51%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 13.67 130 11,573 (4.72%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 11.97 58 9,555 (3.90%)
Lung Disease 10.48 171 8,739 (3.57%)
Road Traffic Accidents 9.05 132 6,040 (2.47%)
Liver Disease 8.82 136 6,500 (2.65%)
Kidney Disease 8.08 146 6,582 (2.69%)
Pancreas Cancer 6.62 44 5,269 (2.15%)
Breast Cancer 5.89 177 2,221 (0.91%)
Prostate Cancer 5.62 158 1,877 (0.77%)
Other Injuries 5.32 139 4,183 (1.71%)
Hypertension 4.32 158 3,626 (1.48%)
Parkinson's Disease 4.28 11 3,577 (1.46%)
Tuberculosis 4.26 98 3,406 (1.39%)
Lymphomas 3.54 127 2,732 (1.12%)
Falls 3.26 132 2,417 (0.99%)
Cervical Cancer 2.70 146 1,113 (0.45%)
Leukemia 2.64 137 1,784 (0.73%)
Ovary Cancer 2.53 161 1,028 (0.42%)
Asthma 2.37 113 1,973 (0.81%)
Oesophagus Cancer 2.11 102 1,686 (0.69%)
Low Birth Weight 1.99 156 514 (0.21%)
Endocrine Disorders 1.98 162 1,458 (0.60%)
Bladder Cancer 1.84 97 1,520 (0.62%)
Other Neoplasms 1.81 121 1,420 (0.58%)
Congenital Anomalies 1.79 181 590 (0.24%)
Violence 1.75 144 1,029 (0.42%)
Inflammatory/Heart 1.67 177 1,195 (0.49%)
Oral Cancer 1.50 152 1,159 (0.47%)
Hepatitis B 1.40 46 1,050 (0.43%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 1.26 137 1,023 (0.42%)
Alcohol 1.17 119 833 (0.34%)
Drownings 1.06 149 662 (0.27%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 0.76 163 624 (0.25%)
Epilepsy 0.74 165 470 (0.19%)
Uterin Cancer 0.71 171 295 (0.12%)
Skin Cancers 0.66 147 529 (0.22%)
Skin Disease 0.66 137 543 (0.22%)
Fires 0.45 157 300 (0.12%)
Poisonings 0.41 133 290 (0.12%)
Birth Trauma 0.35 174 (0.00%)
Anemia 0.30 96 251 (0.10%)
Encephalitis 0.28 147 (0.00%)

Demographic Summary

South Korea
Value World Rank
Population total 51,181,299 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

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 10.2 38
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 49.8 4.2 15 / 85
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 4.4 4.8 156 / 188
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 5.88 56

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Lung Cancers 23.65 43
Liver Cancer 16.01 17
Stomach Cancer 14.05 25
Colon-Rectum Cancers 11.97 58
Pancreas Cancer 6.62 44
Breast Cancer 5.89 177
Prostate Cancer 5.62 158
Cervical Cancer 2.70 146
Ovary Cancer 2.53 161
Oesophagus Cancer 2.11 102
Bladder Cancer 1.84 97
Oral Cancer 1.50 152
Uterin Cancer 0.71 171
Skin Cancers 0.66 147

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Health Data used is WHO 2014, 2017 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
We do not guarantee the accuracy of this data.