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Country fact sheet: Republic of Korea

Population

- Total population: 51 727 000
- Female population: 25 832 000
- Male population: 25 895 000
The World Bank (2020)

Health Expenditure

- Total per capita (US$): 2 542.8
- Out-of-pocket (% of total expenditure on health): 32.5
World Health Organization (2018)

Human Development Index

- HDI: 0.916
- Category: Very high
UNDP Human Development Report (2020)

Geography

Life Expectancy at Birth

- Total population (years): 83.3
- Female population (years): 86.9
- Male population (years): 80.3
World Health Organization (2019)

Cancer Burden

- Overall cancer incidence (rate per 100 000 persons per year): 242.7
- Overall cancer mortality (rate per 100 000 persons per year): 75.5
- Most common cancer site by incidence for females (rate per 100 000 persons per year): Breast (64.2)
- Most common cancer site by mortality for females (rate per 100 000 persons per year): Lung (7.4)
- Most common cancer site by incidence for males (rate per 100 000 persons per year): Stomach (39.7)
- Most common cancer site by mortality for males (rate per 100 000 persons per year): Lung (28.9)
- GLOBOCAN 2020 population fact sheet
GLOBOCAN (2020)

Check also the following factsheets: Breast, Cervical, Colorectal