Skin Disease in South Africa

Skin Disease in South Africa
According to the latest WHO data published in 2017.

  • Number of deaths: 1,970 (0.39%)
  • Death Rate (Deaths per 100,000 population): 5.13
  • Cause of death world rank: 23.
  • Skin Disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 1,970 deaths in South Africa. That’s about 1 of every 256 deaths in South Africa.
  • About 6 people die of Skin Disease each day, an average of 1 death every 5 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

Skin Disease


per 100,000 population LOW HIGH
Country Rate
4 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 7.41
5 Ghana Ghana 7.20
6 Comoros Comoros 7.10
8 Mozambique Mozambique 6.92
9 Djibouti Djibouti 6.76
11 Suriname Suriname 6.33
12 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 6.18
13 Ethiopia Ethiopia 6.18
14 Bahamas Bahamas 6.01
16 Zambia Zambia 5.49
17 Tanzania Tanzania 5.48
18 Eritrea Eritrea 5.43
19 Burundi Burundi 5.36
20 Rwanda Rwanda 5.30
21 Uganda Uganda 5.19
22 Malawi Malawi 5.17
23 South Africa South Africa 5.13
24 Belize Belize 5.12
26 Equ. Guinea Equ. Guinea 5.01
27 Swaziland Swaziland 5.01
28 Jamaica Jamaica 4.89
29 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 4.86
30 Botswana Botswana 4.84
31 Namibia Namibia 4.83
32 Israel Israel 4.79
33 Lesotho Lesotho 4.64
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.