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HEALTH PROFILE : Japan

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View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Japan 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 2011 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    Japan JAPAN LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    65.3
    70.1
    67.7
    31
    35
    35
    1970
    69.4
    74.7
    72.0
    9
    13
    10
    1980
    73.6
    78.8
    76.1
    1
    5
    1
    1990
    75.9
    81.9
    78.8
    1
    1
    1
    2000
    77.7
    84.6
    81.1
    1
    1
    1
    2011
    79.5
    85.8
    82.7
    12
    1
    1
     
     
    Japan JAPAN LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    79.5
    85.8
    12
    1
    Age 5
    79.8
    86.1
    13
    1
    Age 10
    79.8
    86.2
    13
    1
    Age 15
    79.9
    86.2
    13
    1
    Age 20
    80.0
    86.3
    13
    1
    Age 25
    80.2
    86.4
    14
    1
    Age 30
    80.3
    86.5
    14
    1
    Age 35
    80.5
    86.6
    14
    1
    Age 40
    80.7
    86.8
    14
    1
    Age 45
    81.0
    87.0
    14
    1
    Age 50
    81.4
    87.3
    13
    1
    Age 55
    82.0
    87.6
    12
    1
    Age 60
    82.8
    88.1
    12
    1
    Age 65
    83.8
    88.6
    12
    1
    Age 70
    85.1
    89.3
    13
    2
    Age 75
    86.6
    90.1
    14
    2
    Age 80
    88.5
    91.3
    25
    3
    Age 85
    91.1
    93.0
    41
    8
    Age 90
    94.2
    95.4
    50
    9
    Age 95
    97.9
    98.5
    59
    13
    Age 100
    102.0
    102.3
    83
    30
     
     
    Japan JAPAN TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    36.71
    161
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    31.17
    190
    3. Influenza & Pneumonia
    29.63
    105
    4. Lung Cancers
    21.34
    53
    5. Suicide
    19.80
    14
    6. Stomach Cancer
    16.81
    21
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.66
    39
    8. Liver Cancer
    11.13
    35
    9. Breast Cancer
    10.50
    165
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    8.63
    16
    11. Kidney Disease
    6.86
    147
    12. Other Injuries
    6.15
    165
    13. Liver Disease
    5.50
    157
    14. Lymphomas
    4.55
    113
    15. Diabetes Mellitus
    4.53
    188
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    4.31
    58
    17. Lung Disease
    4.03
    185
    18. Road Traffic Accidents
    3.81
    189
    19. Other Neoplasms
    3.27
    83
    20. Leukemia
    3.14
    127
    21. Prostate Cancer
    2.72
    160
    22. Congenital Anomalies
    2.61
    185
    23. Endocrine Disorders
    2.61
    155
    24. Alzheimers/Dementia
    2.49
    130
    25. Oral Cancer
    2.47
    106
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Falls
    2.45
    136
    27. Drownings
    2.41
    120
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.37
    165
    29. Ovary Cancer
    1.95
    112
    30. Bladder Cancer
    1.87
    108
    31. Hypertension
    1.65
    191
    32. Hepatitis C
    1.61
    17
    33. Cervical Cancer
    1.54
    154
    34. Parkinson Disease
    1.23
    120
    35. Tuberculosis
    1.05
    154
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.99
    167
    37. Uterin Cancer
    0.91
    105
    38. Asthma
    0.75
    176
    39. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.66
    147
    40. Fires
    0.65
    144
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.64
    156
    42. Poisonings
    0.62
    158
    43. Malnutrition
    0.53
    124
    44. Skin Cancers
    0.48
    156
    45. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.47
    94
    46. Violence
    0.43
    187
    47. Hepatitis B
    0.41
    105
    48. Birth Trauma
    0.41
    182
    49. Low Birth Weight
    0.39
    191
    50. Epilepsy
    0.37
    185
     
     
    Japan JAPAN TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    133,534
    14.88
    2. Influenza & Pneumonia
    123,302
    13.74
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    105,551
    11.76
    4. Lung Cancers
    67,751
    7.55
    5. Stomach Cancer
    52,426
    5.84
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    45,607
    5.08
    7. Liver Cancer
    34,093
    3.80
    8. Suicide
    31,571
    3.52
    9. Kidney Disease
    27,491
    3.06
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    26,551
    2.96
    11. Other Injuries
    18,279
    2.04
    12. Lung Disease
    16,574
    1.85
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    14,957
    1.67
    14. Lymphomas
    14,225
    1.58
    15. Liver Disease
    13,384
    1.49
    16. Breast Cancer
    12,528
    1.40
    17. Oesophagus Cancer
    12,131
    1.35
    18. Alzheimers/Dementia
    10,424
    1.16
    19. Other Neoplasms
    10,383
    1.16
    20. Prostate Cancer
    10,256
    1.14
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    8,441
    0.94
    22. Leukemia
    8,003
    0.89
    23. Falls
    7,308
    0.81
    24. Inflammatory/Heart
    7,270
    0.81
    25. Oral Cancer
    6,879
    0.77
      Deaths %
    26. Road Traffic Accidents
    6,851
    0.76
    27. Bladder Cancer
    6,791
    0.76
    28. Hypertension
    6,732
    0.75
    29. Drownings
    6,565
    0.73
    30. Hepatitis C
    4,980
    0.55
    31. Parkinson Disease
    4,854
    0.54
    32. Ovary Cancer
    4,749
    0.53
    33. Tuberculosis
    3,953
    0.44
    34. Cervical Cancer
    3,563
    0.40
    35. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3,435
    0.38
    36. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2,593
    0.29
    37. Uterin Cancer
    2,491
    0.28
    38. Asthma
    2,473
    0.28
    39. Congenital Anomalies
    2,332
    0.26
    40. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2,306
    0.26
    41. Malnutrition
    1,785
    0.20
    42. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    1,692
    0.19
    43. Fires
    1,486
    0.17
    44. Skin Cancers
    1,429
    0.16
    45. Skin Disease
    1,244
    0.14
    46. Hepatitis B
    966
    0.11
    47. Poisonings
    936
    0.10
    48. Anaemia
    664
    0.07
    49. Epilepsy
    632
    0.07
    50. Violence
    573
    0.06
     
     
    Japan JAPAN CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    21.34
    53
    2. Stomach Cancer
    16.81
    21
    3. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.66
    39
    4. Liver Cancer
    11.13
    35
    5. Breast Cancer
    10.50
    165
    6. Pancreas Cancer
    8.63
    16
    7. Lymphomas
    4.55
    113
    8. Oesophagus Cancer
    4.31
    58
    9. Other Neoplasms
    3.27
    83
      Rate World Rank
    10. Leukemia
    3.14
    127
    11. Prostate Cancer
    2.72
    160
    12. Oral Cancer
    2.47
    106
    13. Ovary Cancer
    1.95
    112
    14. Bladder Cancer
    1.87
    108
    15. Cervical Cancer
    1.54
    154
    16. Uterin Cancer
    0.91
    105
    17. Skin Cancers
    0.48
    156
     
     
    Japan JAPAN HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    9.6
    48
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    44.3
    14.3
    33
    55
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    2.6
    2.2
    145
    176
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    207
    86

     
    Japan JAPAN DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    127,078,679
    10
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.95
    168
    Population 0-14
    13.5 %
    191
    Population 15-64
    64.3 %
    105
    Population 65 +
    22.2 %
    2
    Birth Rate / 1000
    7.64
    191
    Death Rate / 1000
    9.54
    67
    Fertility Rate
    1.21
    189
    Infant Mortality
    2.40
    181
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.06
    57
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.06
    42
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.02
    69
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.74
    120
    Net Migrattion
    N/D
    N/D
    Population Growth
    -0.19
    178
    Literacy Total
    99.0
    41
    Literacy Male
    99.0
    50
    Literacy Female
    99.0
    41
    Unemployment
    4.2
    126
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    82.7
    1
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    76.0
    1
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $34,200
    26
     
     
     

    Latest WHO data (2010), Death Rates are age-standardized, total deaths are % of population