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South Korea

South Korea Health Stats

Definitions

  • Access to sanitation: The percentage of the total population with access to sanitation facilities
  • Adolescent fertility rate > Births per 1,000 women ages 15-19: Adolescent fertility rate is the number of births per 1,000 women ages 15-19.
  • Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people: Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the population growth rate in the absence of migration.
  • Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth: Average age of mother at first childbirth.
  • Births and maternity > Crude birth rate: Country's crude birth rate. The crude birth rate is the number of live births for every 1,000 people.
  • Births and maternity > Future births: Mid-range estimate for country's population increase due to births from five years prior to the given year. For example, from 2095 to 2100, India's population is expected to rise by 16,181 people due to births. Estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Births and maternity > Infant mortality rate: How many infants, out of 1000, who will die before attaining one year of age.
  • Births and maternity > Maternal death rate: Number of mothers who died giving birth, out of 100,000 births.
  • Births and maternity > Maternity leave > Weeks of leave given: Maternity leave benefits.
  • Births and maternity > Number of births: Total number of live births. A live birth refers to a birth after which the baby shows signs of life, however, if the baby dies after showing signs of life, it is still considered a live birth.
  • Births and maternity > Quadruplet and quintuplet births: Number of births, in which four or five children were born. A mother giving birth to quadruplets or quintuplets is counted as one birth.
  • Births and maternity > Teenage birth rate: Percentage of females aged 15-19 who give birth, out of all females the same age in the country.
  • Births and maternity > Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate.
  • Blood types > A Positive: Percentage of each country's population with A positive blood type.
  • Blood types > AB negative: Percentage of each country's population with AB negative blood type.
  • Blood types > AB positive: Percentage of each country's population with AB positive blood type.
  • Blood types > B negative: Percentage of each country's population with B negative blood type.
  • Blood types > B positive: Percentage of each country's population with B positive blood type. 
  • Blood types > O negative: Percentage of population in each county with O negative blood type.
  • Blood types > O positive: Percentage of each country's population with 0 positive blood type.
  • 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).
  • Deaths > Deaths of infant boys: An infant death is the death from any cause of a live-born child under one year of age.
  • Deaths > Percent deaths registered: Civil registration coverage of deaths (%).
  • Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population): The number of people that will die from cancer out of 100,000 people the same age. The number is not an accurate telling of the country's cancer rate, but rather how fatal cancer is in each country.
  • Diseases > HIV AIDS > AIDS deaths: AIDS deaths.
  • Diseases > HIV AIDS > AIDS deaths per million people: AIDS deaths. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Diseases > Incidence of tuberculosis > Per 100,000 people: Incidence of tuberculosis (per 100,000 people). Incidence of tuberculosis is the estimated number of new pulmonary, smear positive, and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases. Incidence includes patients with HIV.
  • Diseases > Overweight > Average Body Mass Index (BMI): Countries compared by average BMI (combining male and female population), according to data gathered by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The BMI (Body Mass Index) measures how appropiate is the weight of an individual compared to their height. The calculation is made measuring your weight in kilograms and dividing it twice by your height measured in metres. A high BMI (25 or more) is usually associated with a risk of suffering diverse health problems.
  • Expenditure per capita > Current US$: Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditures as a ratio of total population. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman: Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates.
  • HIV AIDS > Deaths: An estimate of the number of adults and children who died of AIDS during a given calendar year.
  • HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS: An estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS.
  • HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita: An estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS per 1000: An estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Health care system > Population covered by public health insurance: Percentage of population covered by governmental / social health insurance.
  • Health expenditure per capita > Current US$: Health expenditure per capita (current US$). Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditures as a ratio of total population. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people: Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included.
  • Hunger and malnutrition > Undernourished population > Percentage: Percentage of population that subsists on less than the required nutritional amounts per day.
  • Infant mortality > Infant mortality: The infant mortality rate is the number of deaths of children under one year of age expressed per 1 000 live births. Neonatal mortality refers to the death of children under 28 days.
  • 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.
  • Life expectancy > Men: Life expectancy for men.
  • Life expectancy > Women: Life expectancy for women.
  • Life expectancy > Years of potential life lost from premature death > Females: Female YPLL. Years lost to premature death. 

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  • Life expectancy > Years of potential life lost from premature death > Males: Male YPLL.

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  • Life expectancy at birth > Female: The average number of years to be lived by a females in this nation born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Male: The average number of years to be lived by amen in this nation born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. The entry includes total population as well as the male and female components. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Total > Years: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Total population: The average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • Life expectancy at birth, female > Years: Life expectancy at birth, female (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Life expectancy at birth, male > Years: Life expectancy at birth, male (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Life expectancy at birth, total > Years: Life expectancy at birth, total (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • 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.
  • Nurses and midwives > Per 1,000 people: Nurses and midwives (per 1,000 people). Nurses and midwives include professional nurses, professional midwives, auxiliary nurses, auxiliary midwives, enrolled nurses, enrolled midwives and other associated personnel, such as dental nurses and primary care nurses.
  • 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).
  • Physicians > Per 1,000 people: Physicians are defined as graduates of any facility or school of medicine who are working in the country in any medical field (practice, teaching, research).
  • Probability of reaching 65 > Female: Probability at birth of reaching the age of 65.
  • Probability of reaching 65 > Male: Probability at birth of reaching the age of 65.
  • Quality of health care system > Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports: Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How satisfied you with the accuracy and completeness in filling out reports?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Convenient location: Convenience of location for you. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Convenience of location for you". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Cost: Cost to you. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Cost to you". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Friendliness and courtesy of staff: Friendliness and courtesy of the staff. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Friendliness and courtesy of the staff?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Health care system index: Health Care Index is an estimation of the overall quality of the health care system, health care professionals, equipment, staff, doctors, cost, etc.
  • Quality of health care system > Modern equipment: Equipment for modern diagnosis and treatment. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Does hospitals have equipment for modern diagnosis and treatment?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Short waiting times: Responsiveness (waitings) in medical institutions. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How satisfied are you with the responsiveness (waitings) in medical institutions?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Skill and competence of medical staff: Skill and competency of medical staff. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How satisfied are you with the skill and competency of the local medical staff?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Speed in delivering examinations and reports: Speed in completing examination and reports. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Speed in completing examination and reports?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Spending > Per person: Spending per capita (PPP) in $US 1998.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Access to sanitation 63% 2003 90th out of 129
Adolescent fertility rate > Births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 3.65 births 2005 179th out of 180
Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 9 per 1,000 people 2005 174th out of 181
Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth 31 2010 7th out of 62
Births and maternity > Crude birth rate 9.8 2010 44th out of 54
Births and maternity > Future births 354 2100 64th out of 196
Births and maternity > Infant mortality rate 3.3 2012 176th out of 193
Births and maternity > Maternal death rate 16 per 100,000 live births 2010 138th out of 178
Births and maternity > Maternity leave > Weeks of leave given 18 2013 147th out of 180
Births and maternity > Number of births 470,171 2010 15th out of 54
Births and maternity > Quadruplet and quintuplet births 84 2006 9th out of 58
Births and maternity > Teenage birth rate 1.8 2009 87th out of 87
Births and maternity > Total fertility rate 1.84% 2100 136th out of 196
Blood types > A Positive 32.8% 2014 4th out of 8
Blood types > AB negative 0.03% 2014 8th out of 8
Blood types > AB positive 9% 2014 1st out of 8
Blood types > B negative 0.09% 2014 8th out of 8
Blood types > B positive 21% 2014 2nd out of 8
Blood types > O negative 0.4% 2014 6th out of 8
Blood types > O positive 36.6% 2014 5th out of 8
Daily smokers 30.4% 2003 7th out of 30
Deaths > Deaths of infant boys 818 2011 12th out of 55
Deaths > Percent deaths registered 90-100 2006
Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population) 161 2004 25th out of 189
Diseases > HIV AIDS > AIDS deaths 500 2011 78th out of 118
Diseases > HIV AIDS > AIDS deaths per million people 10.04 2011 106th out of 117
Diseases > Incidence of tuberculosis > Per 100,000 people 108 2012 67th out of 205
Diseases > Overweight > Average Body Mass Index (BMI) 24.06 2013 92nd out of 174
Expenditure per capita > Current US$ 787$ 2004 35th out of 185
Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman 1.08 births per woman 2005 177th out of 179
HIV AIDS > Deaths 220 2001 95th out of 103
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 9,500 2009 98th out of 133
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita 0.173 per 1,000 people 2003 89th out of 94
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS per 1000 0.193 2009 125th out of 131
Health care system > Population covered by public health insurance 100% 2011 3rd out of 34
Health expenditure per capita > Current US$ $1,616.32 2011 34th out of 187
Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 7.1 per 1,000 people 2003 15th out of 60
Hunger and malnutrition > Undernourished population > Percentage 0.0 2012 123th out of 125
Infant mortality > Infant mortality 5.3 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009 8th out of 30
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
Life expectancy > Men 77 years 2013 29th out of 99
Life expectancy > Women 84 years 2013 14th out of 99
Life expectancy > Years of potential life lost from premature death > Females 2,227 2014 18th out of 29
Life expectancy > Years of potential life lost from premature death > Males 4,568 2014 10th out of 29
Life expectancy at birth > Female 82.49 years 2011 34th out of 216
Life expectancy at birth > Male 75.84 years 2011 46th out of 216
Life expectancy at birth > Total > Years 77.57 years 2005 37th out of 182
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 79.05 years 2011 40th out of 216
Life expectancy at birth, female > Years 84.4 2011 9th out of 196
Life expectancy at birth, male > Years 77.5 2011 30th out of 196
Life expectancy at birth, total > Years 80.87 2011 21st out of 196
Maternal mortality 20 per 100,000 2001 104th out of 136
Nurses and midwives > Per 1,000 people 5.29 2010 44th out of 141
Obesity 3.2% 2003 28th out of 29
Physicians > Per 1,000 people 1.6 per 1,000 people 2003 40th out of 53
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 87.5% 2050 26th out of 159
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 72.1% 2050 46th out of 159
Quality of health care system > Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports 79.17 2014 3rd out of 23
Quality of health care system > Convenient location 87.5 2014 2nd out of 23
Quality of health care system > Cost 66.67 2014 12th out of 23
Quality of health care system > Friendliness and courtesy of staff 70.83 2014 4th out of 23
Quality of health care system > Health care system index 79.17 2014 2nd out of 23
Quality of health care system > Modern equipment 100 2014 1st out of 23
Quality of health care system > Short waiting times 79.17 2014 1st out of 23
Quality of health care system > Skill and competence of medical staff 75 2014 6th out of 23
Quality of health care system > Speed in delivering examinations and reports 87.5 2014 1st out of 23
Spending > Per person 470 1998 32nd out of 133

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