SOUTH KOREA | Summary
HEALTH & HEALTH SYSTEM
HEALTH INDICATORS & DEMOGRAPHICS
- Fertility Rate: 1.1 live births per woman
- Life Expectancy (Female, Male): 86, 81
- Infant Mortality Rate: 1.8 deaths per 1,000 live births
- Child Mortality Rate: 2.2 per 1,000 live births
- Maternal Mortality Rate: 11 deaths per 100,000 live births
- Prevalence of Obesity: 4%
- Korean: 96%
- Other: 4%
Note: The Republic of Korea has strict and conservative policies when it comes to immigration which contributes to homogeneity.
- 0-14 years: 13%
- 15-24 years: 12.2%
- 25-54 years: 45.1%
- 55-64 years: 15.1%
- 65 years and over: 14.6%
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