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Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Arab Emirates Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia/Herzeg. Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central Africa Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Costa Rica Cote d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominican Rep. DR Congo Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equ. Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Guinea New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Isl. Somalia South Africa South Korea South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Trinidad/Tob. Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

Compare United States and Afghanistan health profiles including life expectancy history, causes of death and population dynamics side by side. Health Data used is WHO 2014 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    66.6
    73.1
    69.8
    23
    15
    16
     
    31.6
    31.0
    31.3
    171
    172
    172
    1970
    67.1
    74.7
    70.8
    24
    12
    21
     
    35.5
    35.0
    35.3
    171
    173
    172
    1980
    70.0
    77.5
    73.7
    22
    11
    18
     
    39.5
    39.1
    39.3
    172
    175
    173
    1990
    71.8
    78.8
    75.2
    29
    17
    21
     
    41.4
    41.3
    41.3
    178
    181
    180
    2000
    74.0
    79.5
    76.8
    28
    29
    28
     
    53.7
    56.1
    54.8
    150
    150
    150
    2010
    76.2
    81.1
    78.7
    30
    30
    30
     
    57.7
    60.1
    58.8
    154
    155
    154
    2015
    76.9
    81.6
    79.3
    33
    33
    31
     
    59.3
    61.9
    60.5
    159
    161
    161
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    76.9
    81.6
    33
    33
     
    59.3
    61.9
    159
    161
    Age 5
    77.5
    82.1
    33
    34
     
    65.4
    67.7
    151
    155
    Age 10
    77.5
    82.1
    33
    34
     
    65.9
    68.3
    153
    160
    Age 15
    77.6
    82.2
    34
    34
     
    66.4
    68.8
    153
    159
    Age 20
    77.8
    82.2
    33
    34
     
    67.1
    69.4
    151
    159
    Age 25
    78.1
    82.4
    33
    34
     
    67.9
    70.2
    147
    158
    Age 30
    78.4
    82.5
    32
    34
     
    68.8
    70.9
    146
    156
    Age 35
    78.8
    82.7
    32
    34
     
    69.6
    71.7
    145
    157
    Age 40
    79.1
    82.9
    31
    34
     
    70.4
    72.5
    148
    159
    Age 45
    79.6
    83.3
    30
    33
     
    71.3
    73.3
    157
    163
    Age 50
    80.2
    83.7
    30
    31
     
    72.4
    74.3
    158
    165
    Age 55
    81.0
    84.3
    29
    30
     
    73.7
    75.4
    161
    168
    Age 60
    82.1
    85.0
    26
    30
     
    75.3
    76.7
    161
    169
    Age 65
    83.3
    85.9
    23
    30
     
    77.2
    78.3
    164
    169
    Age 70
    84.8
    86.9
    17
    27
     
    79.4
    80.3
    161
    168
    Age 75
    86.6
    88.3
    14
    25
     
    82.1
    82.7
    158
    164
    Age 80
    88.7
    90.0
    16
    22
     
    85.2
    85.6
    159
    162
    Age 85
    91.2
    92.2
    21
    23
     
    88.8
    89.1
    163
    165
    Age 90
    94.3
    95.0
    29
    30
     
    92.7
    93.0
    163
    164
    Age 95
    98.1
    98.5
    32
    32
     
    97.1
    97.3
    161
    158
    Age 100
    102.3
    102.5
    50
    40
     
    101.7
    101.8
    146
    152
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    77.97
    107
     
    193.21
    20
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    45.58
    2
     
    0.65
    162
    3. Lung Cancers
    35.04
    12
     
    7.18
    112
    4. Lung Disease
    29.68
    36
     
    27.77
    43
    5. Stroke
    25.94
    167
     
    164.46
    14
    6. Breast Cancer
    19.36
    58
     
    23.03
    20
    7. Prostate Cancer
    14.81
    99
     
    5.50
    151
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    14.78
    122
     
    32.89
    71
    9. Hypertension
    14.64
    105
     
    26.97
    25
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.95
    50
     
    5.11
    119
    11. Suicide
    12.38
    47
     
    5.63
    114
    12. Kidney Disease
    11.58
    106
     
    13.95
    88
    13. Influenza and Pneumonia
    10.59
    144
     
    97.78
    44
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    9.99
    131
     
    27.82
    23
    15. Liver Disease
    8.70
    123
     
    16.50
    83
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    8.56
    22
     
    1.49
    129
    17. Endocrine Disorders
    8.28
    66
     
    7.15
    71
    18. Lymphomas
    7.92
    10
     
    6.47
    41
    19. Drug Use
    6.96
    3
     
    2.47
    43
    20. Inflammatory/Heart
    6.87
    90
     
    7.06
    88
    21. Falls
    6.27
    76
     
    5.86
    79
    22. Ovary Cancer
    6.01
    41
     
    3.72
    101
    23. Leukemia
    5.79
    13
     
    2.72
    120
    24. Violence
    5.56
    85
     
    15.45
    27
    25. Other Injuries
    5.54
    143
     
    28.77
    17
    26. Liver Cancer
    5.29
    89
     
    6.08
    71
    27. Parkinson's Disease
    4.51
    4
     
    0.81
    129
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    4.42
    140
     
    10.40
    40
    29. Poisonings
    4.06
    33
     
    8.21
    6
    30. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.64
    67
     
    10.59
    13
    31. Bladder Cancer
    3.55
    48
     
    3.00
    58
    32. Low Birth Weight
    3.54
    133
     
    23.21
    22
    33. Other Neoplasms
    3.39
    57
     
    6.78
    9
    34. Cervical Cancer
    3.21
    131
     
    7.55
    92
    35. Skin Cancers
    3.21
    19
     
    1.25
    115
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.97
    98
     
    37.28
    42
    37. Alcohol
    2.91
    39
     
    0.06
    155
    38. Uterin Cancer
    2.90
    52
     
    4.50
    18
    39. Stomach Cancer
    2.81
    147
     
    15.08
    24
    40. Hepatitis C
    2.27
    2
     
    0.08
    126
    41. HIV/AIDS
    2.20
    107
     
    1.18
    114
    42. Oral Cancer
    2.18
    115
     
    8.41
    11
    43. Drownings
    1.34
    138
     
    9.16
    23
    44. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.94
    13
     
    0.31
    58
    45. Skin Disease
    0.88
    117
     
    3.27
    57
    46. Asthma
    0.88
    142
     
    13.62
    22
    47. Fires
    0.75
    133
     
    7.60
    41
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.65
    152
     
    27.57
    1
    49. Anemia
    0.64
    94
     
    0.21
    125
    50. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.60
    161
     
    13.11
    17
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      United States UNITED STATES   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    393,698
    18.06
     
    20,327
    9.03
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    251,745
    11.55
     
    75
    0.03
    3. Lung Cancers
    171,504
    7.87
     
    852
    0.38
    4. Lung Disease
    154,436
    7.08
     
    2,874
    1.28
    5. Stroke
    133,578
    6.13
     
    15,467
    6.87
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    71,483
    3.28
     
    3,608
    1.60
    7. Hypertension
    71,304
    3.27
     
    2,762
    1.23
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    62,057
    2.85
     
    709
    0.31
    9. Kidney Disease
    59,186
    2.72
     
    2,380
    1.06
    10. Influenza and Pneumonia
    52,287
    2.40
     
    28,841
    12.81
    11. Breast Cancer
    47,955
    2.20
     
    1,692
    0.75
    12. Suicide
    43,361
    1.99
     
    1,205
    0.54
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    41,720
    1.91
     
    172
    0.08
    14. Lymphomas
    39,113
    1.79
     
    1,118
    0.50
    15. Endocrine Disorders
    37,611
    1.73
     
    1,870
    0.83
    16. Liver Disease
    35,404
    1.62
     
    2,488
    1.10
    17. Prostate Cancer
    33,902
    1.56
     
    194
    0.09
    18. Road Traffic Accidents
    33,838
    1.55
     
    6,448
    2.86
    19. Inflammatory/Heart
    32,372
    1.49
     
    1,094
    0.49
    20. Falls
    31,972
    1.47
     
    1,340
    0.60
    21. Leukemia
    27,701
    1.27
     
    699
    0.31
    22. Parkinson's Disease
    24,779
    1.14
     
    68
    0.03
    23. Liver Cancer
    24,028
    1.10
     
    723
    0.32
    24. Drug Use
    23,175
    1.06
     
    542
    0.24
    25. Other Injuries
    22,783
    1.05
     
    7,932
    3.52
    26. Bladder Cancer
    18,305
    0.84
     
    306
    0.14
    27. Oesophagus Cancer
    17,225
    0.79
     
    1,216
    0.54
    28. Violence
    17,005
    0.78
     
    3,965
    1.76
    29. Other Neoplasms
    16,911
    0.78
     
    928
    0.41
    30. Ovary Cancer
    15,437
    0.71
     
    264
    0.12
    31. Skin Cancers
    15,094
    0.69
     
    129
    0.06
    32. Diarrhoeal diseases
    14,905
    0.68
     
    15,977
    7.10
    33. Poisonings
    13,542
    0.62
     
    2,196
    0.98
    34. Stomach Cancer
    13,303
    0.61
     
    1,677
    0.74
    35. Congenital Anomalies
    11,807
    0.54
     
    4,167
    1.85
    36. Alcohol
    10,895
    0.50
     
    8
    0.00
    37. Oral Cancer
    10,027
    0.46
     
    1,070
    0.48
    38. Hepatitis C
    8,868
    0.41
     
    11
    0.00
    39. Low Birth Weight
    8,250
    0.38
     
    12,980
    5.76
    40. HIV/AIDS
    7,926
    0.36
     
    252
    0.11
    41. Uterin Cancer
    7,771
    0.36
     
    308
    0.14
    42. Cervical Cancer
    7,120
    0.33
     
    569
    0.25
    43. Skin Disease
    4,277
    0.20
     
    554
    0.25
    44. Drownings
    4,216
    0.19
     
    3,239
    1.44
    45. Multiple Sclerosis
    4,111
    0.19
     
    46
    0.02
    46. Asthma
    3,447
    0.16
     
    1,658
    0.74
    47. Anemia
    3,375
    0.15
     
    38
    0.02
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3,236
    0.15
     
    3,831
    1.70
    49. Malnutrition
    2,976
    0.14
     
    4,132
    1.83
    50. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2,911
    0.13
     
    1,779
    0.79
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    35.04
    12
     
    7.18
    112
    2. Breast Cancer
    19.36
    58
     
    23.03
    20
    3. Prostate Cancer
    14.81
    99
     
    5.50
    151
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.95
    50
     
    5.11
    119
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    8.56
    22
     
    1.49
    129
    6. Lymphomas
    7.92
    10
     
    6.47
    41
    7. Ovary Cancer
    6.01
    41
     
    3.72
    101
    8. Leukemia
    5.79
    13
     
    2.72
    120
    9. Liver Cancer
    5.29
    89
     
    6.08
    71
    10. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.64
    67
     
    10.59
    13
    11. Bladder Cancer
    3.55
    48
     
    3.00
    58
    12. Cervical Cancer
    3.21
    131
     
    7.55
    92
    13. Skin Cancers
    3.21
    19
     
    1.25
    115
    14. Uterin Cancer
    2.90
    52
     
    4.50
    18
    15. Stomach Cancer
    2.81
    147
     
    15.08
    24
    16. Oral Cancer
    2.18
    115
     
    8.41
    11
     
     
     
    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.