Oral Cancer in South Africa

Oral Cancer in South Africa
According to the latest WHO data published in 2017.

  • Number of deaths: 1,569 (0.31%)
  • Death Rate (Deaths per 100,000 population): 3.92
  • Cause of death world rank: 69.
  • Oral Cancer, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 1,569 deaths in South Africa. That’s about 1 of every 323 deaths in South Africa.
  • About 5 people die of Oral Cancer each day, an average of 1 death every 6 hours.

Demographic Summary

Value World Rank
Population total 54,841,552 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

Oral Cancer


per 100,000 population LOW HIGH
Country Rate
1 New Guinea New Guinea 19.68
2 Bangladesh Bangladesh 13.43
4 Myanmar Myanmar 11.14
5 Hungary Hungary 9.47
6 Timor-Leste Timor-Leste 9.42
7 Pakistan Pakistan 9.05
8 India India 8.69
9 Afghanistan Afghanistan 8.53
10 Slovakia Slovakia 8.52
11 Madagascar Madagascar 7.95
12 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 7.81
13 Romania Romania 7.76
14 Cambodia Cambodia 7.64
15 Maldives Maldives 7.61
17 Kenya Kenya 7.35
18 Burundi Burundi 7.27
19 Comoros Comoros 7.14
20 Tanzania Tanzania 6.86
21 Mozambique Mozambique 6.80
22 Bhutan Bhutan 6.69
23 Belarus Belarus 6.68
24 Lithuania Lithuania 6.55
25 Nepal Nepal 6.44
26 Ukraine Ukraine 6.38
27 Cameroon Cameroon 6.31
28 Rwanda Rwanda 6.16
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.