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Iceland
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Iceland

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Iceland including Life Expectancy by age and history, age adjusted death rates and world rankings for the top 50 causes and total deaths by cause. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    Iceland ICELAND LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    1970
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    1980
    72.1
    75.7
    73.9
    10
    22
    14
    1990
    74.9
    78.4
    76.6
    2
    20
    11
    2000
    77.7
    81.7
    79.7
    1
    9
    3
    2010
    80.2
    83.5
    81.8
    1
    10
    6
    2015
    81.2
    84.1
    82.7
    2
    10
    7
     
     
    Iceland ICELAND LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    81.2
    84.1
    2
    10
    Age 5
    81.3
    84.3
    2
    11
    Age 10
    81.4
    84.3
    2
    12
    Age 15
    81.4
    84.3
    2
    11
    Age 20
    81.5
    84.4
    2
    11
    Age 25
    81.6
    84.4
    2
    11
    Age 30
    81.8
    84.5
    2
    12
    Age 35
    82.1
    84.5
    2
    14
    Age 40
    82.3
    84.6
    2
    15
    Age 45
    82.5
    84.8
    2
    14
    Age 50
    82.8
    85.0
    2
    16
    Age 55
    83.2
    85.2
    3
    20
    Age 60
    83.7
    85.6
    3
    22
    Age 65
    84.4
    86.3
    5
    22
    Age 70
    85.5
    87.1
    7
    22
    Age 75
    86.8
    88.2
    13
    27
    Age 80
    88.6
    89.8
    18
    28
    Age 85
    91.0
    91.9
    28
    35
    Age 90
    94.0
    94.6
    54
    51
    Age 95
    97.8
    98.2
    67
    54
    Age 100
    101.9
    102.1
    100
    84
     
     
    Iceland ICELAND TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    80.30
    141
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    38.28
    15
    3. Stroke
    26.13
    171
    4. Lung Cancers
    23.95
    41
    5. Breast Cancer
    23.04
    24
    6. Prostate Cancer
    22.46
    54
    7. Lung Disease
    19.71
    112
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.10
    50
    9. Influenza and Pneumonia
    11.90
    156
    10. Suicide
    11.87
    64
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    9.51
    5
    12. Other Injuries
    6.95
    109
    13. Ovary Cancer
    5.14
    64
    14. Kidney Disease
    4.84
    173
    15. Diabetes Mellitus
    4.59
    178
    16. Liver Cancer
    4.54
    113
    17. Parkinson's Disease
    4.44
    8
    18. Stomach Cancer
    3.73
    137
    19. Lymphomas
    3.64
    124
    20. Hypertension
    3.40
    164
    21. Road Traffic Accidents
    3.27
    171
    22. Drug Use
    3.23
    30
    23. Leukemia
    3.11
    121
    24. Falls
    2.99
    141
    25. Bladder Cancer
    2.55
    73
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    2.46
    150
    27. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.26
    98
    28. Liver Disease
    2.15
    180
    29. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.08
    172
    30. Congenital Anomalies
    1.79
    180
    31. Other Neoplasms
    1.52
    134
    32. Alcohol
    1.37
    107
    33. Skin Cancers
    1.29
    99
    34. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.15
    140
    35. Violence
    1.10
    161
    36. Low Birth Weight
    1.00
    176
    37. Uterin Cancer
    0.79
    168
    38. Tuberculosis
    0.74
    142
    39. Skin Disease
    0.73
    135
    40. Oral Cancer
    0.73
    179
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.66
    168
    42. Epilepsy
    0.63
    174
    43. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.56
    30
    44. Poisonings
    0.54
    116
    45. Asthma
    0.42
    178
    46. Cervical Cancer
    0.40
    183
    47. Drownings
    0.40
    178
    48. Hepatitis B
    0.39
    95
    49. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.35
    59
    50. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.27
    178
     
     
    Iceland ICELAND TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    440
    24.62
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    216
    12.09
    3. Stroke
    143
    8.00
    4. Lung Cancers
    126
    7.05
    5. Lung Disease
    109
    6.10
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    76
    4.25
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    66
    3.69
    8. Breast Cancer
    58
    3.25
    9. Prostate Cancer
    57
    3.19
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    50
    2.80
    11. Suicide
    43
    2.41
    12. Other Injuries
    35
    1.96
    13. Kidney Disease
    27
    1.51
    14. Diabetes Mellitus
    25
    1.40
    15. Parkinson's Disease
    25
    1.40
    16. Liver Cancer
    23
    1.29
    17. Stomach Cancer
    20
    1.12
    18. Lymphomas
    20
    1.12
    19. Hypertension
    19
    1.06
    20. Leukemia
    16
    0.90
    21. Falls
    15
    0.84
    22. Ovary Cancer
    14
    0.78
    23. Bladder Cancer
    14
    0.78
    24. Oesophagus Cancer
    12
    0.67
    25. Road Traffic Accidents
    12
    0.67
      Deaths %
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    11
    0.62
    27. Drug Use
    11
    0.62
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    10
    0.56
    29. Liver Disease
    10
    0.56
    30. Other Neoplasms
    9
    0.50
    31. Diarrhoeal diseases
    7
    0.39
    32. Congenital Anomalies
    7
    0.39
    33. Skin Cancers
    6
    0.34
    34. Alcohol
    6
    0.34
    35. Tuberculosis
    4
    0.22
    36. Oral Cancer
    4
    0.22
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    4
    0.22
    38. Skin Disease
    4
    0.22
    39. Violence
    4
    0.22
    40. Low Birth Weight
    3
    0.17
    41. Multiple Sclerosis
    3
    0.17
    42. Hepatitis B
    2
    0.11
    43. Malnutrition
    2
    0.11
    44. Uterin Cancer
    2
    0.11
    45. Epilepsy
    2
    0.11
    46. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2
    0.11
    47. Asthma
    2
    0.11
    48. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    2
    0.11
    49. Poisonings
    2
    0.11
    50. Drownings
    2
    0.11
     
     
    Iceland ICELAND CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    23.95
    41
    2. Breast Cancer
    23.04
    24
    3. Prostate Cancer
    22.46
    54
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.10
    50
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    9.51
    5
    6. Ovary Cancer
    5.14
    64
    7. Liver Cancer
    4.54
    113
    8. Stomach Cancer
    3.73
    137
      Rate World Rank
    9. Lymphomas
    3.64
    124
    10. Leukemia
    3.11
    121
    11. Bladder Cancer
    2.55
    73
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.26
    98
    13. Skin Cancers
    1.29
    99
    14. Uterin Cancer
    0.79
    168
    15. Oral Cancer
    0.73
    179
    16. Cervical Cancer
    0.40
    183
     
     
    Iceland ICELAND HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    9.1
    54
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    17.0
    15.1
    119
    43
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    24.2
    19.4
    41
    120
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    7.50
    4

     
    Iceland ICELAND DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    339,747
    170
    Sex Ratio M / F
    1.00
    62
    Population 0-14
    20.4%
    130
    Population 15-64
    65.2%
    106
    Population 65 +
    14.4%
    44
    Birth Rate / 1000
    13.70
    128
    Death Rate / 1000
    6.40
    131
    Fertility Rate
    2.00
    113
    Infant Mortality
    2.10
    191
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.05
    86
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.05
    96
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.02
    60
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.88
    38
    Net Migration
    4.00
    20
    Population Growth
    1.10%
    92
    Literacy Total
    99.0%
    40
    Literacy Male
    N/D
    N/D
    Literacy Female
    N/D
    N/D
    Unemployment
    2.8%
    161
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    82.7
    7
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    72.7
    7
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $52,100
    15
     
     
     

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    Data Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
    Age Adjusted Death Rate Estimates: 2017
    Calculations Provided by World Life Expectancy
    Data Accuracy Not Guaranteed
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Cook Islands, Dominica, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, San Marino, Tuvalu.