Country Insights
South Korea has a population of 51 million people. Life expectancy in South Korea is quite high at 82 years of age. South Korea has one of the lowest obesity rates in the world at 3% of the population. South Korea achieved universal social health insurance coverage in 1989. South Korea is ranked first by the OECD for healthcare access.
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Population: 51.34 million
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Life Expectancy: 82
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Spend on healthcare % of GDP : 6.90%
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Fertility rate: 1.17%

Age groups

0-14: 13.21%
15-24: 12.66%
25-54: 45.52%
55-64: 14.49%
65 years and over: 14.12%

Hospitals

200 – Public
3,100 – Private

Health spending averages per person USD

$2,279

Total spend on healthcare local currency

125.2 Trillion KRW

No. of healthcare workers

450,000
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