South Korea

South Korea Health Stats


  • Access to sanitation: The percentage of the total population with access to sanitation facilities
  • Child maltreatment deaths: Child maltreatment deaths per 100000 population under 15 (1990s).
  • Contraception: % contraceptive prevalence 1995 - 2000. Data refer to married women aged 15-49, but the actual age range covered may vary across countries.
  • Daily smokers: Data on tobacco consumption - this is a percentage of the total population who smoke at least one cigarette a day.(Data for Portugal and Austria is from 2002. All other data is from 2003).
  • Dependency ratio per 100: Dependency ratio (per 100), 2003
  • Drug access: Population with access to essential drugs 2000. The data on access to essential drugs are based on statistical estimates received from World Health Organization (WHO) country and regional offices and regional advisers and through the World Drug Situation Survey carried out in 1998-99. These estimates represent the best information available to the WHO Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy to date and are currently being validated by WHO member states. The department assigns the estimates to four groupings: very low access (0-49%), low access (50-79%), medium access (80-94%) and good access (95-100%). These groupings, used here in presenting the data, are often employed by the WHO in interpreting the data, as the actual estimates may suggest a higher level of accuracy than the data afford. b.
  • HIV AIDS > Deaths: An estimate of the number of adults and children who died of AIDS during a given calendar year.
  • Infant mortality rate: The number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country
  • Infant mortality rate > Total: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Maternal mortality: Maternal mortality reported per 100,000 births 1985-1999. The maternal mortality data are those reported by national authorities. UNICEF and the World Health Organization periodically evaluate these data and make adjustments to account for the well-documented problems of under-reporting and misclassification of maternal deaths and to develop estimates for countries with no data (for details on the most recent estimates see Hill, AbouZahr and Wardlaw 2001). Data refer to the most recent year available during the period specified.
  • Obesity: Percentage of total population who have a BMI (body mass index) greater than 30 Kg/sq.meters (Data for Australia, Austria and Portugal is from 2002. All other data is from 2003). Obesity rates are defined as the percentage of the population with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30. The BMI is a single number that evaluates an individual's weight status in relation to height (weight/height2, with weight in kilograms and height in metres). For Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, figures are based on health examinations, rather than self-reported information. Obesity estimates derived from health examinations are generally higher and more reliable than those coming from self-reports, because they preclude any misreporting of people's height and weight. However, health examinations are only conducted regularly in a few countries (OECD).
  • SARS total cases: Total cases of SARS in given countries
  • Spending > Per person: Spending per capita (PPP) in $US 1998.
  • Suicide rate > Gender ratio: Suicide rates per 100,000 people
  • Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate, 2003
Access to sanitation 63% 2003 90th out of 129
Child maltreatment deaths 0.6 per 100,000 children 1990 11th out of 27
Contraception 80% 2000 5th out of 89
Daily smokers 30.4% 2003 7th out of 30
Dependency ratio per 100 39 2003 163th out of 166
Drug access 95% 2000 50th out of 163
HIV AIDS > Deaths 220 2001 95th out of 103
Infant mortality rate 7.18 2005 143th out of 178
Infant mortality rate > Total 4.16 deaths/1,000 live births 2011 192nd out of 216
Maternal mortality 20 per 100,000 2001 104th out of 136
Obesity 3.2% 2003 28th out of 29
SARS total cases 3 2003 19th out of 29
Spending > Per person 470 1998 32nd out of 133
Suicide rate > Gender ratio 2.1 per 100,000 people 1995 64th out of 76
Total fertility rate 1.4 2003 154th out of 166

SOURCES: CIA World Factbook, December 2003; UNICEF; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; OECD Health Data 2005; World Health Organization; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; WHO, SARS Summary; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; annual figures:WHO databank, National Bureaus of Statistics. Department of Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis Population Division (1995). World population prospects. The 1994 revision. New York: United Nations. Partly computations: Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychiatric Clinic, University of W?rzburg, Germany


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