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Compare Kenya and North Korea 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
     
      Kenya KENYA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    44.8
    48.7
    46.7
    117
    104
    112
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    50.4
    54.6
    52.5
    117
    108
    112
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    56.0
    59.7
    57.8
    116
    116
    115
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    57.4
    61.4
    59.4
    131
    128
    131
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    50.8
    53.0
    51.9
    157
    158
    157
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    58.9
    61.7
    60.3
    149
    151
    151
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2015
    61.1
    65.8
    63.4
    148
    147
    149
     
    67.0
    74.0
    70.6
    114
    108
    109
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Kenya KENYA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    61.1
    65.8
    148
    147
     
    67.0
    74.0
    114
    108
    Age 5
    64.5
    68.9
    158
    152
     
    68.8
    75.7
    117
    110
    Age 10
    65.3
    69.6
    158
    151
     
    69.1
    75.9
    120
    110
    Age 15
    65.8
    70.0
    157
    150
     
    69.2
    76.1
    121
    110
    Age 20
    66.6
    70.6
    156
    149
     
    69.5
    76.3
    121
    109
    Age 25
    67.5
    71.3
    153
    149
     
    69.8
    76.6
    125
    108
    Age 30
    68.5
    72.0
    150
    148
     
    70.2
    76.9
    127
    108
    Age 35
    69.5
    72.8
    148
    149
     
    70.7
    77.2
    130
    107
    Age 40
    70.7
    73.6
    146
    148
     
    71.1
    77.5
    138
    107
    Age 45
    72.0
    74.6
    139
    147
     
    71.6
    77.8
    152
    107
    Age 50
    73.3
    75.5
    135
    148
     
    72.1
    78.2
    165
    107
    Age 55
    74.7
    76.5
    129
    149
     
    72.7
    78.7
    173
    110
    Age 60
    76.2
    77.6
    130
    149
     
    73.9
    79.6
    179
    111
    Age 65
    77.9
    79.0
    130
    149
     
    75.8
    80.8
    181
    109
    Age 70
    80.0
    80.8
    134
    148
     
    78.4
    82.2
    181
    110
    Age 75
    82.5
    83.1
    140
    150
     
    81.1
    83.9
    181
    118
    Age 80
    85.4
    85.9
    142
    148
     
    84.6
    86.3
    173
    128
    Age 85
    88.9
    89.3
    147
    150
     
    88.5
    89.4
    168
    137
    Age 90
    92.8
    93.1
    146
    145
     
    92.7
    93.1
    166
    149
    Age 95
    97.1
    97.4
    138
    141
     
    97.2
    97.3
    134
    152
    Age 100
    101.7
    101.9
    123
    116
     
    101.8
    101.7
    118
    165
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Kenya KENYA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Diarrhoeal diseases
    127.36
    5
     
    3.42
    93
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    89.41
    41
     
    22.68
    121
    3. HIV/AIDS
    75.25
    23
     
    0.17
    155
    4. Stroke
    66.90
    117
     
    177.55
    4
    5. Coronary Heart Disease
    44.20
    180
     
    109.84
    103
    6. Road Traffic Accidents
    39.22
    16
     
    19.67
    82
    7. Tuberculosis
    39.16
    44
     
    57.08
    28
    8. Prostate Cancer
    32.72
    24
     
    1.70
    179
    9. Malaria
    27.79
    32
     
    0.00
    104
    10. Cervical Cancer
    23.39
    19
     
    7.49
    98
    11. Liver Disease
    23.04
    62
     
    17.00
    85
    12. Hypertension
    21.55
    47
     
    20.26
    52
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    19.98
    113
     
    8.13
    162
    14. Breast Cancer
    19.74
    56
     
    15.72
    104
    15. Lung Disease
    19.15
    116
     
    100.37
    3
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    18.94
    3
     
    5.33
    37
    17. Maternal Conditions
    18.63
    21
     
    1.12
    93
    18. Alzheimers/Dementia
    17.48
    93
     
    15.86
    105
    19. Malnutrition
    16.37
    20
     
    1.01
    105
    20. Meningitis
    14.26
    35
     
    1.14
    94
    21. Birth Trauma
    14.08
    37
     
    5.56
    76
    22. Falls
    13.66
    23
     
    6.03
    79
    23. Other Injuries
    12.72
    49
     
    5.57
    133
    24. Congenital Anomalies
    12.63
    34
     
    7.75
    103
    25. Anemia
    12.19
    12
     
    0.04
    143
    26. Low Birth Weight
    11.96
    62
     
    10.30
    70
    27. Suicide
    10.28
    88
     
    14.92
    32
    28. Stomach Cancer
    10.05
    40
     
    12.40
    31
    29. Endocrine Disorders
    9.27
    50
     
    2.15
    159
    30. Violence
    9.06
    58
     
    4.28
    105
    31. Tetanus
    8.49
    3
     
    0.15
    86
    32. Asthma
    7.62
    78
     
    5.80
    81
    33. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    7.39
    33
     
    4.52
    67
    34. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    7.37
    98
     
    14.76
    38
    35. Oral Cancer
    7.35
    17
     
    1.81
    135
    36. Lymphomas
    7.17
    32
     
    2.50
    151
    37. Kidney Disease
    6.33
    159
     
    14.51
    91
    38. Fires
    5.87
    37
     
    1.37
    105
    39. Ovary Cancer
    5.71
    47
     
    3.67
    118
    40. Liver Cancer
    5.68
    86
     
    18.14
    12
    41. Drownings
    5.22
    71
     
    5.49
    66
    42. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.32
    129
     
    3.03
    155
    43. Leukemia
    4.30
    66
     
    3.28
    116
    44. Epilepsy
    4.18
    39
     
    1.80
    88
    45. Skin Disease
    3.75
    47
     
    0.63
    140
    46. Pancreas Cancer
    3.12
    100
     
    5.71
    59
    47. Other Neoplasms
    3.04
    78
     
    1.17
    154
    48. Lung Cancers
    2.79
    151
     
    48.65
    2
    49. Schistosomiasis
    2.77
    36
     
    0.00
    95
    50. Uterin Cancer
    2.47
    78
     
    2.17
    86
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Kenya KENYA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Diarrhoeal diseases
    33,224
    11.80
     
    715
    0.33
    2. HIV/AIDS
    29,911
    10.62
     
    47
    0.02
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    26,947
    9.57
     
    5,736
    2.62
    4. Road Traffic Accidents
    14,032
    4.98
     
    5,214
    2.38
    5. Stroke
    11,976
    4.25
     
    49,241
    22.51
    6. Malaria
    11,922
    4.23
     
    0
    0.00
    7. Birth Trauma
    11,387
    4.04
     
    1,095
    0.50
    8. Low Birth Weight
    9,671
    3.43
     
    2,031
    0.93
    9. Congenital Anomalies
    8,995
    3.19
     
    1,596
    0.73
    10. Tuberculosis
    8,885
    3.15
     
    15,184
    6.94
    11. Maternal Conditions
    7,849
    2.79
     
    292
    0.13
    12. Coronary Heart Disease
    7,771
    2.76
     
    30,572
    13.98
    13. Meningitis
    5,847
    2.08
     
    266
    0.12
    14. Malnutrition
    5,362
    1.90
     
    270
    0.12
    15. Liver Disease
    5,214
    1.85
     
    4,710
    2.15
    16. Other Injuries
    4,783
    1.70
     
    1,438
    0.66
    17. Violence
    3,780
    1.34
     
    1,110
    0.51
    18. Diabetes Mellitus
    3,740
    1.33
     
    2,237
    1.02
    19. Hypertension
    3,728
    1.32
     
    5,653
    2.58
    20. Oesophagus Cancer
    3,589
    1.27
     
    1,495
    0.68
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    3,403
    1.21
     
    540
    0.25
    22. Tetanus
    3,308
    1.17
     
    37
    0.02
    23. Lung Disease
    3,272
    1.16
     
    28,017
    12.81
    24. Anemia
    3,242
    1.15
     
    9
    0.00
    25. Falls
    3,110
    1.10
     
    1,625
    0.74
    26. Suicide
    3,004
    1.07
     
    3,981
    1.82
    27. Cervical Cancer
    2,706
    0.96
     
    1,126
    0.51
    28. Alzheimers/Dementia
    2,526
    0.90
     
    4,491
    2.05
    29. Drownings
    2,417
    0.86
     
    1,296
    0.59
    30. Breast Cancer
    2,367
    0.84
     
    2,451
    1.12
    31. Prostate Cancer
    2,309
    0.82
     
    165
    0.08
    32. Fires
    1,858
    0.66
     
    356
    0.16
    33. Stomach Cancer
    1,857
    0.66
     
    3,451
    1.58
    34. Lymphomas
    1,735
    0.62
     
    687
    0.31
    35. Asthma
    1,726
    0.61
     
    1,608
    0.74
    36. Epilepsy
    1,704
    0.60
     
    447
    0.20
    37. Oral Cancer
    1,593
    0.57
     
    512
    0.23
    38. Pertussis
    1,550
    0.55
     
    40
    0.02
    39. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1,523
    0.54
     
    4,123
    1.88
    40. Kidney Disease
    1,508
    0.54
     
    3,988
    1.82
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,453
    0.52
     
    1,250
    0.57
    42. Syphilis
    1,410
    0.50
     
    131
    0.06
    43. Liver Cancer
    1,217
    0.43
     
    5,076
    2.32
    44. Leukemia
    1,209
    0.43
     
    867
    0.40
    45. Measles
    1,033
    0.37
     
    22
    0.01
    46. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,009
    0.36
     
    789
    0.36
    47. Encephalitis
    930
    0.33
     
    187
    0.09
    48. Poisonings
    916
    0.33
     
    567
    0.26
    49. Skin Disease
    844
    0.30
     
    170
    0.08
    50. Schistosomiasis
    684
    0.24
     
    0
    0.00
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Kenya KENYA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    32.72
    24
     
    1.70
    179
    2. Cervical Cancer
    23.39
    19
     
    7.49
    98
    3. Breast Cancer
    19.74
    56
     
    15.72
    104
    4. Oesophagus Cancer
    18.94
    3
     
    5.33
    37
    5. Stomach Cancer
    10.05
    40
     
    12.40
    31
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    7.37
    98
     
    14.76
    38
    7. Oral Cancer
    7.35
    17
     
    1.81
    135
    8. Lymphomas
    7.17
    32
     
    2.50
    151
    9. Ovary Cancer
    5.71
    47
     
    3.67
    118
    10. Liver Cancer
    5.68
    86
     
    18.14
    12
    11. Leukemia
    4.30
    66
     
    3.28
    116
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    3.12
    100
     
    5.71
    59
    13. Lung Cancers
    2.79
    151
     
    48.65
    2
    14. Uterin Cancer
    2.47
    78
     
    2.17
    86
    15. Skin Cancers
    1.27
    100
     
    0.77
    140
    16. Bladder Cancer
    1.22
    140
     
    2.68
    67
     
     
     
    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.