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Compare Japan and Latvia health profiles including life expectancy history, causes of death and population dynamics side by side. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Japan JAPAN   Latvia LATVIA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    65.3
    70.1
    67.7
    31
    35
    35
     
    66.3
    73.5
    69.8
    24
    11
    15
    1970
    69.4
    74.7
    72.0
    9
    13
    10
     
    65.7
    74.2
    69.8
    42
    20
    32
    1980
    73.6
    78.8
    76.1
    1
    5
    1
     
    63.8
    74.1
    68.8
    74
    38
    56
    1990
    75.9
    81.9
    78.8
    1
    1
    1
     
    64.2
    74.6
    69.3
    94
    54
    74
    2000
    77.6
    84.5
    81.1
    2
    1
    1
     
    64.4
    75.7
    70.1
    106
    54
    93
    2010
    79.5
    86.3
    83.0
    5
    1
    1
     
    67.6
    77.7
    72.8
    101
    55
    88
    2016
    81.1
    87.1
    84.2
    2
    1
    1
     
    70.0
    79.6
    75.0
    94
    47
    79
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Japan JAPAN   Latvia LATVIA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    81.1
    87.1
    2
    1
     
    70.0
    79.6
    94
    47
    Age 5
    81.3
    87.4
    4
    1
     
    70.6
    80.0
    103
    53
    Age 10
    81.3
    87.4
    4
    1
     
    70.6
    80.1
    104
    53
    Age 15
    81.4
    87.4
    4
    1
     
    70.7
    80.2
    104
    53
    Age 20
    81.4
    87.5
    4
    1
     
    70.9
    80.2
    108
    56
    Age 25
    81.6
    87.5
    4
    1
     
    71.1
    80.3
    111
    57
    Age 30
    81.7
    87.6
    4
    1
     
    71.5
    80.5
    113
    56
    Age 35
    81.9
    87.7
    6
    1
     
    72.0
    80.7
    115
    56
    Age 40
    82.0
    87.8
    6
    1
     
    72.6
    80.9
    117
    56
    Age 45
    82.3
    88.0
    6
    1
     
    73.5
    81.3
    115
    55
    Age 50
    82.6
    88.2
    6
    1
     
    74.4
    81.8
    114
    55
    Age 55
    83.1
    88.5
    6
    1
     
    75.7
    82.4
    108
    56
    Age 60
    83.7
    88.9
    7
    1
     
    77.3
    83.1
    103
    58
    Age 65
    84.6
    89.4
    6
    1
     
    79.3
    84.0
    89
    58
    Age 70
    85.7
    89.9
    6
    1
     
    81.7
    85.1
    77
    60
    Age 75
    87.2
    90.7
    6
    1
     
    84.3
    86.6
    72
    65
    Age 80
    89.0
    91.8
    8
    1
     
    87.0
    88.3
    71
    68
    Age 85
    91.4
    93.4
    17
    2
     
    90.1
    90.8
    74
    73
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Japan JAPAN   Latvia LATVIA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    40.59
    182
     
    206.28
    25
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    34.54
    90
     
    12.99
    154
    3. Stroke
    33.60
    157
     
    104.98
    62
    4. Lung Cancers
    21.47
    52
     
    25.54
    32
    5. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.62
    32
     
    18.04
    15
    6. Suicide
    15.53
    26
     
    17.74
    17
    7. Stomach Cancer
    15.28
    19
     
    12.82
    29
    8. Lung Disease
    12.17
    159
     
    8.06
    181
    9. Breast Cancer
    10.58
    149
     
    19.40
    66
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    9.48
    6
     
    9.18
    10
    11. Liver Cancer
    8.88
    43
     
    3.62
    144
    12. Kidney Disease
    8.54
    137
     
    7.79
    151
    13. Prostate Cancer
    7.25
    149
     
    28.65
    31
    14. Alzheimers/Dementia
    7.22
    158
     
    5.38
    162
    15. Liver Disease
    6.08
    154
     
    13.92
    97
    16. Other Injuries
    5.43
    138
     
    7.15
    105
    17. Lymphomas
    4.79
    95
     
    5.85
    70
    18. Diabetes Mellitus
    4.08
    180
     
    11.88
    148
    19. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.77
    55
     
    3.72
    56
    20. Ovary Cancer
    3.66
    119
     
    8.04
    8
    21. Other Neoplasms
    3.48
    66
     
    2.25
    111
    22. Road Traffic Accidents
    3.04
    174
     
    8.85
    134
    23. Leukemia
    3.00
    123
     
    5.43
    12
    24. Endocrine Disorders
    2.88
    140
     
    1.33
    171
    25. Cervical Cancer
    2.81
    143
     
    6.01
    116
    26. Drownings
    2.58
    110
     
    6.83
    50
    27. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.53
    164
     
    26.97
    5
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    2.53
    174
     
    4.30
    144
    29. Falls
    2.44
    155
     
    6.26
    74
    30. Oral Cancer
    2.44
    107
     
    5.83
    29
    31. Bladder Cancer
    2.20
    79
     
    5.40
    8
    32. Uterin Cancer
    2.18
    85
     
    6.27
    7
    33. Parkinson's Disease
    2.02
    42
     
    0.93
    98
    34. Hypertension
    1.02
    183
     
    12.15
    102
    35. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.88
    156
     
    3.54
    80
    36. Tuberculosis
    0.85
    138
     
    2.74
    107
    37. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.81
    148
     
    0.13
    178
    38. Asthma
    0.66
    166
     
    0.99
    145
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.63
    157
     
    1.16
    124
    40. Malnutrition
    0.55
    123
     
    0.05
    164
    41. Skin Cancers
    0.53
    158
     
    3.55
    16
    42. Fires
    0.52
    152
     
    4.34
    51
    43. Skin Disease
    0.46
    153
     
    1.48
    98
    44. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.44
    46
     
    0.49
    36
    45. Epilepsy
    0.43
    183
     
    1.72
    94
    46. Low Birth Weight
    0.40
    183
     
    1.76
    159
    47. Drug Use
    0.32
    169
     
    3.32
    29
    48. Poisonings
    0.32
    154
     
    1.06
    77
    49. Violence
    0.26
    183
     
    5.66
    87
    50. Hepatitis B
    0.26
    121
     
    0.21
    136
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Japan JAPAN   Latvia LATVIA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    155,766
    14.51
     
    9,688
    36.45
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    145,866
    13.58
     
    438
    1.65
    3. Stroke
    130,159
    12.12
     
    5,084
    19.13
    4. Lung Cancers
    78,151
    7.28
     
    1,015
    3.82
    5. Stomach Cancer
    54,504
    5.08
     
    523
    1.97
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    54,432
    5.07
     
    808
    3.04
    7. Lung Disease
    51,264
    4.77
     
    352
    1.32
    8. Kidney Disease
    35,771
    3.33
     
    354
    1.33
    9. Pancreas Cancer
    33,204
    3.09
     
    383
    1.44
    10. Liver Cancer
    32,389
    3.02
     
    142
    0.53
    11. Alzheimers/Dementia
    31,497
    2.93
     
    262
    0.99
    12. Suicide
    24,871
    2.32
     
    427
    1.61
    13. Other Injuries
    18,918
    1.76
     
    208
    0.78
    14. Liver Disease
    17,561
    1.64
     
    393
    1.48
    15. Lymphomas
    17,378
    1.62
     
    229
    0.86
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    14,933
    1.39
     
    516
    1.94
    17. Breast Cancer
    14,202
    1.32
     
    459
    1.73
    18. Prostate Cancer
    12,884
    1.20
     
    450
    1.69
    19. Oesophagus Cancer
    12,527
    1.17
     
    134
    0.50
    20. Other Neoplasms
    12,514
    1.17
     
    102
    0.38
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    10,502
    0.98
     
    49
    0.18
    22. Leukemia
    8,904
    0.83
     
    216
    0.81
    23. Parkinson's Disease
    8,787
    0.82
     
    47
    0.18
    24. Bladder Cancer
    8,755
    0.82
     
    251
    0.94
    25. Falls
    8,420
    0.78
     
    200
    0.75
    26. Drownings
    8,248
    0.77
     
    158
    0.59
    27. Oral Cancer
    8,021
    0.75
     
    204
    0.77
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    7,933
    0.74
     
    789
    2.97
    29. Road Traffic Accidents
    6,006
    0.56
     
    195
    0.73
    30. Ovary Cancer
    5,042
    0.47
     
    183
    0.69
    31. Hypertension
    4,234
    0.39
     
    568
    2.14
    32. Cervical Cancer
    3,851
    0.36
     
    136
    0.51
    33. Tuberculosis
    3,577
    0.33
     
    79
    0.30
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3,285
    0.31
     
    149
    0.56
    35. Uterin Cancer
    2,990
    0.28
     
    142
    0.53
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2,952
    0.27
     
    4
    0.02
    37. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2,683
    0.25
     
    49
    0.18
    38. Asthma
    2,486
    0.23
     
    43
    0.16
    39. Congenital Anomalies
    2,400
    0.22
     
    59
    0.22
    40. Malnutrition
    1,901
    0.18
     
    1
    0.00
    41. Skin Cancers
    1,833
    0.17
     
    150
    0.56
    42. Skin Disease
    1,825
    0.17
     
    62
    0.23
    43. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    1,785
    0.17
     
    21
    0.08
    44. Fires
    1,337
    0.12
     
    125
    0.47
    45. Epilepsy
    1,001
    0.09
     
    40
    0.15
    46. Anemia
    870
    0.08
     
    12
    0.05
    47. Hepatitis B
    737
    0.07
     
    5
    0.02
    48. Schizophrenia
    725
    0.07
     
    5
    0.02
    49. Drug Use
    600
    0.06
     
    75
    0.28
    50. Poisonings
    594
    0.06
     
    27
    0.10
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Japan JAPAN   Latvia LATVIA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    21.47
    52
     
    25.54
    32
    2. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.62
    32
     
    18.04
    15
    3. Stomach Cancer
    15.28
    19
     
    12.82
    29
    4. Breast Cancer
    10.58
    149
     
    19.40
    66
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    9.48
    6
     
    9.18
    10
    6. Liver Cancer
    8.88
    43
     
    3.62
    144
    7. Prostate Cancer
    7.25
    149
     
    28.65
    31
    8. Lymphomas
    4.79
    95
     
    5.85
    70
    9. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.77
    55
     
    3.72
    56
    10. Ovary Cancer
    3.66
    119
     
    8.04
    8
    11. Leukemia
    3.00
    123
     
    5.43
    12
    12. Cervical Cancer
    2.81
    143
     
    6.01
    116
    13. Oral Cancer
    2.44
    107
     
    5.83
    29
    14. Bladder Cancer
    2.20
    79
     
    5.40
    8
    15. Uterin Cancer
    2.18
    85
     
    6.27
    7
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.53
    158
     
    3.55
    16
     
     
     
    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.