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Health > Diseases Stats: compare key data on South Africa & United States

Definitions

  • 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.
  • Cardiovascular death rate (per 100,000 population): The number of people that will die from cardiovascular diseases out of 100,000 people the same age. The number is not an accurate telling of the country's cardiovascular disease rate, but rather how fatal cardiovascular diseases are in each country.
  • HIV AIDS > Number living with HIV AIDS > Aged over 15: Population with HIV/AIDS (estimate).
  • HIV AIDS > Prevalance > 15-49 year old > Both sexes: People living with HIV, 15-49 years old, percentage.
  • 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.
  • Measles > Children immunised against measles: Percentage of children under 1 year old immunized against measles.
  • Measles cases: Number of reported measles cases.
  • Neonatal tetanus cases: Number of reported cases of tetanus in newborns.
  • Obesity > Female obesity rate: Percentage of females older than 14 who are obese, meaning their Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeds 30.
  • Obesity > Obesity rate (men): Percentage of males aged over 15 years who are obese. The World Health Organization defines obesity as a body mass index over 30. The average BMI is 18.5 to 24.9.
  • 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.
  • Overweight > Female Body Mass Index (BMI): Countries compared by average female BMI, 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.
  • Overweight > Male Body Mass Index (BMI): Countries compared by average male BMI, 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.
  • Tuberculosis cases: Number of reported tuberbculosis cases.
  • Tuberculosis cases per million people: Number of reported tuberbculosis cases. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Obesity > Obesity rate (women): Percentage of females aged over 15 years who are obese. The World Health Organization defines obesity as a body mass index over 30. The average BMI is 18.5 to 24.9.
  • Obesity > Male obesity rate: Percentage of males older than 14 who are obese, meaning their Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeds 30.
  • HIV AIDS > Number living with HIV AIDS > Women > Aged above 14: Population with HIV/AIDS (estimate).
  • Neonatal tetanus cases per million people: Number of reported cases of tetanus in newborns. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Total tetanus cases: Number of all reported tetanus cases.
  • Prevalence of anemia among pregnant women > %: Prevalence of anemia among pregnant women (%). Prevalence of anemia, pregnant women, is the percentage of pregnant women whose hemoglobin level is less than 110 grams per liter at sea level.
  • Total tetanus cases per million people: Number of all reported tetanus cases. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Rubella cases: Number of reported rubella cases. Rubella is commonly called the German Measles.
  • Rubella cases per million people: Number of reported rubella cases. Rubella is commonly called the German Measles. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Diabetes > Prevalence > % of population ages 20 to 79: Diabetes prevalence (% of population ages 20 to 79). Diabetes prevalence refers to the percentage of people ages 20-79 who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
  • Prevalence of anemia among children > % of children under 5: Prevalence of anemia among children (% of children under 5). Prevalence of anemia, children under age 5, is the percentage of children under age 5 whose hemoglobin level is less than 110 grams per liter at sea level.
  • Cause of death, by non-communicable diseases > % of total: Cause of death, by non-communicable diseases (% of total). Cause of death refers to the share of all deaths for all ages by underlying causes. Non-communicable diseases include cancer, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, digestive diseases, skin diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, and congenital anomalies.
  • Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV: Female adults with HIV (% of population ages 15+ with HIV). Prevalence of HIV is the percentage of people who are infected with HIV. Female rate is as a percentage of the total population ages 15+ who are living with HIV.
  • Overweight > Ratio of male to female BMI: Compares the ratio of male to female BMI by countries, 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.
  • Measles cases per million people: Number of reported measles cases. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
STAT South Africa United States HISTORY
Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population) 151
Ranked 44th. 14% more than United States
133
Ranked 86th.
Cardiovascular death rate (per 100,000 population) 389
Ranked 74th. 2 times more than United States
179
Ranked 162nd.
HIV AIDS > Number living with HIV AIDS > Aged over 15 5300000 1200000
HIV AIDS > Prevalance > 15-49 year old > Both sexes 17.3%
Ranked 4th. 25 times more than United States
0.7%
Ranked 56th.

Incidence of tuberculosis > Per 100,000 people 1,003
Ranked 2nd. 279 times more than United States
3.6
Ranked 196th.

Measles > Children immunised against measles 78%
Ranked 155th.
90%
Ranked 119th. 15% more than South Africa

Measles cases 31
Ranked 68th. 3% more than United States
30
Ranked 69th.
Neonatal tetanus cases 3
Ranked 58th.
0.0
Ranked 99th.
Obesity > Female obesity rate 30%
Ranked 1st.
33%
Ranked 3rd. 10% more than South Africa
Obesity > Obesity rate (men) 27.4%
Ranked 3rd.
33.2%
Ranked 4th. 21% more than South Africa
Overweight > Average Body Mass Index (BMI) 24.96
Ranked 64th.
27.82
Ranked 5th. 11% more than South Africa
Overweight > Female Body Mass Index (BMI) 24.97
Ranked 36th.
27
Ranked 10th. 8% more than South Africa
Overweight > Male Body Mass Index (BMI) 24.95
Ranked 98th.
28.64
Ranked 6th. 15% more than South Africa
Tuberculosis cases 135,604
Ranked 4th. 28 times more than United States
4,864
Ranked 54th.
Tuberculosis cases per million people 2,810.02
Ranked 1st. 174 times more than United States
16.15
Ranked 162nd.
Obesity > Obesity rate (women) 27.4%
Ranked 3rd.
33.2%
Ranked 4th. 21% more than South Africa
Obesity > Male obesity rate 9%
Ranked 4th.
31%
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than South Africa
HIV AIDS > Number living with HIV AIDS > Women > Aged above 14 3100000 300000
Neonatal tetanus cases per million people 0.0622
Ranked 61st.
0.0
Ranked 98th.
Total tetanus cases 3
Ranked 89th.
20
Ranked 42nd. 7 times more than South Africa
Prevalence of anemia among pregnant women > % 21.84%
Ranked 101st. 4 times more than United States
5.7%
Ranked 131st.

Total tetanus cases per million people 0.0622
Ranked 118th.
0.0664
Ranked 116th. 7% more than South Africa
Rubella cases 1,072
Ranked 13th. 97 times more than United States
11
Ranked 70th.
Rubella cases per million people 22.21
Ranked 20th. 608 times more than United States
0.0365
Ranked 103th.
Diabetes > Prevalence > % of population ages 20 to 79 7.04%
Ranked 107th.
9.35%
Ranked 60th. 33% more than South Africa
Prevalence of anemia among children > % of children under 5 24.1%
Ranked 3rd. 19 times more than United States
1.3%
Ranked 10th.
Cause of death, by non-communicable diseases > % of total 28.53%
Ranked 170th.
86.57%
Ranked 46th. 3 times more than South Africa
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 59.2%
Ranked 14th. 3 times more than United States
19.8%
Ranked 137th.

Overweight > Ratio of male to female BMI 0.999
Ranked 156th.
1.06
Ranked 76th. 6% more than South Africa
Measles cases per million people 0.642
Ranked 91st. 6 times more than United States
0.0996
Ranked 112th.

SOURCES: World Health Organization. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; World Health Organization, Global Tuberculosis Report.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables; http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=GenderStat&f=inID%3a43, Prevalence of obesity among adults; World Health Organization. Source tables; "Where are you on the global fat scale?". BBC. July 12, 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-16. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-439.pdf. Walpole et al., BMC Public Health 2012, 12:4; "Where are you on the global fat scale?". BBC. July 12, 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-439.pdf. Walpole et al., BMC Public Health 2012, 12:4; World Health Organization. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Health Organization. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Health Organization. Source tables; World Health Organization, Worldwide Prevalence of Anemia.; World Health Organization. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Health Organization. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Diabetes Federation, Diabetes Atlas.; Derived based on the data from WHO's World Health Statistics.; UNAIDS estimates.; World Health Organization. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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