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North Korea
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North Korea

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for North Korea 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 2014 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    North Korea NORTH KOREA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    64.1
    69.7
    66.8
    109
    112
    112
    2010
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2015
    67.0
    74.0
    70.6
    114
    108
    109
     
     
    North Korea NORTH KOREA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    67.0
    74.0
    114
    108
    Age 5
    68.8
    75.7
    117
    110
    Age 10
    69.1
    75.9
    120
    110
    Age 15
    69.2
    76.1
    121
    110
    Age 20
    69.5
    76.3
    121
    109
    Age 25
    69.8
    76.6
    125
    108
    Age 30
    70.2
    76.9
    127
    108
    Age 35
    70.7
    77.2
    130
    107
    Age 40
    71.1
    77.5
    138
    107
    Age 45
    71.6
    77.8
    152
    107
    Age 50
    72.1
    78.2
    165
    107
    Age 55
    72.7
    78.7
    173
    110
    Age 60
    73.9
    79.6
    179
    111
    Age 65
    75.8
    80.8
    181
    110
    Age 70
    78.4
    82.2
    181
    110
    Age 75
    81.1
    83.9
    181
    118
    Age 80
    84.6
    86.3
    173
    128
    Age 85
    88.5
    89.4
    168
    137
    Age 90
    92.7
    93.1
    166
    149
    Age 95
    97.2
    97.3
    134
    152
    Age 100
    101.8
    101.7
    118
    165
     
     
    North Korea NORTH KOREA 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
    168.46
    13
    2. Lung Disease
    103.36
    2
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    98.75
    71
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    50.33
    66
    5. Lung Cancers
    48.00
    3
    6. Suicide
    37.44
    2
    7. Liver Disease
    22.90
    57
    8. Liver Cancer
    17.97
    10
    9. Kidney Disease
    16.29
    68
    10. Hypertension
    16.09
    95
    11. Breast Cancer
    15.68
    94
    12. Diabetes Mellitus
    15.46
    120
    13. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.48
    47
    14. Stomach Cancer
    12.31
    34
    15. Low Birth Weight
    11.47
    64
    16. Other Injuries
    10.81
    93
    17. Road Traffic Accidents
    10.09
    128
    18. Drownings
    9.90
    18
    19. Falls
    9.74
    44
    20. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    9.48
    24
    21. Congenital Anomalies
    9.45
    61
    22. Tuberculosis
    8.52
    78
    23. Cervical Cancer
    7.75
    88
    24. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    7.70
    34
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    6.28
    101
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Pancreas Cancer
    5.65
    54
    27. Birth Trauma
    5.51
    74
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    5.23
    36
    29. Violence
    5.13
    90
    30. Asthma
    4.65
    84
    31. Diarrhoeal diseases
    4.12
    85
    32. Ovary Cancer
    3.63
    111
    33. Hepatitis B
    3.22
    33
    34. Leukemia
    3.22
    108
    35. Endocrine Disorders
    3.20
    128
    36. Poisonings
    3.17
    45
    37. Meningitis
    2.85
    76
    38. Bladder Cancer
    2.62
    66
    39. Lymphomas
    2.43
    140
    40. Alzheimers/Dementia
    2.20
    117
    41. Uterin Cancer
    2.19
    76
    42. Drug Use
    2.19
    52
    43. Fires
    2.12
    89
    44. Skin Disease
    1.84
    85
    45. Oral Cancer
    1.77
    135
    46. Malnutrition
    1.64
    95
    47. Prostate Cancer
    1.62
    169
    48. Epilepsy
    1.57
    106
    49. Schizophrenia
    1.47
    1
    50. Maternal Conditions
    1.24
    87
     
     
    North Korea NORTH KOREA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    44,241
    21.18
    2. Lung Disease
    26,976
    12.92
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    25,917
    12.41
    4. Lung Cancers
    12,755
    6.11
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    12,490
    5.98
    6. Suicide
    9,790
    4.69
    7. Liver Disease
    6,121
    2.93
    8. Liver Cancer
    4,819
    2.31
    9. Kidney Disease
    4,276
    2.05
    10. Hypertension
    4,215
    2.02
    11. Diabetes Mellitus
    4,062
    1.95
    12. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,837
    1.84
    13. Stomach Cancer
    3,279
    1.57
    14. Other Injuries
    2,714
    1.30
    15. Road Traffic Accidents
    2,602
    1.25
    16. Falls
    2,513
    1.20
    17. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2,504
    1.20
    18. Breast Cancer
    2,339
    1.12
    19. Drownings
    2,328
    1.11
    20. Tuberculosis
    2,239
    1.07
    21. Low Birth Weight
    2,218
    1.06
    22. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2,026
    0.97
    23. Congenital Anomalies
    1,968
    0.94
    24. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,607
    0.77
    25. Pancreas Cancer
    1,503
    0.72
      Deaths %
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,396
    0.67
    27. Violence
    1,297
    0.62
    28. Asthma
    1,214
    0.58
    29. Cervical Cancer
    1,118
    0.54
    30. Birth Trauma
    1,065
    0.51
    31. Hepatitis B
    866
    0.41
    32. Diarrhoeal diseases
    863
    0.41
    33. Leukemia
    831
    0.40
    34. Poisonings
    814
    0.39
    35. Endocrine Disorders
    799
    0.38
    36. Bladder Cancer
    686
    0.33
    37. Meningitis
    685
    0.33
    38. Lymphomas
    645
    0.31
    39. Alzheimers/Dementia
    569
    0.27
    40. Drug Use
    565
    0.27
    41. Ovary Cancer
    551
    0.26
    42. Fires
    536
    0.26
    43. Oral Cancer
    475
    0.23
    44. Skin Disease
    470
    0.23
    45. Malnutrition
    412
    0.20
    46. Schizophrenia
    393
    0.19
    47. Epilepsy
    388
    0.19
    48. Uterin Cancer
    333
    0.16
    49. Maternal Conditions
    320
    0.15
    50. Other Neoplasms
    300
    0.14
     
     
    North Korea NORTH KOREA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    48.00
    3
    2. Liver Cancer
    17.97
    10
    3. Breast Cancer
    15.68
    94
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.48
    47
    5. Stomach Cancer
    12.31
    34
    6. Cervical Cancer
    7.75
    88
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    5.65
    54
    8. Oesophagus Cancer
    5.23
    36
      Rate World Rank
    9. Ovary Cancer
    3.63
    111
    10. Leukemia
    3.22
    108
    11. Bladder Cancer
    2.62
    66
    12. Lymphomas
    2.43
    140
    13. Uterin Cancer
    2.19
    76
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.77
    135
    15. Prostate Cancer
    1.62
    169
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.59
    152
     
     
    North Korea NORTH KOREA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    4.4
    116
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    N/D
    N/D
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    1.6
    3.1
    186
    192
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    N/D
    N/D

     
    North Korea NORTH KOREA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    25,115,311
    51
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.94
    164
    Population 0-14
    21.0 %
    127
    Population 15-64
    69.3 %
    37
    Population 65 +
    9.7 %
    65
    Birth Rate / 1000
    14.60
    123
    Death Rate / 1000
    9.30
    59
    Fertility Rate
    1.96
    115
    Infant Mortality
    22.90
    72
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.05
    58
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.03
    132
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.99
    112
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.53
    184
    Net Migration
    0.00
    56
    Population Growth
    0.53 %
    137
    Literacy Total
    100.0 %
    1
    Literacy Male
    100.0 %
    1
    Literacy Female
    100.0 %
    1
    Unemployment
    25.6 %
    25
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    70.6
    109
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    64.0
    100
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $1,800
    177
     
     
     

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    World Rankings Calculations Are Age Adjusted Death Rates Per 100,000 Population.
    Data Source: Published By WHO 2014
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Cook Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome, Seychelles, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.