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Compare United States and Canada 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   Canada CANADA
           
    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
     
    68.3
    74.2
    71.1
    8
    5
    8
    1970
    67.1
    74.7
    70.8
    24
    12
    21
     
    69.3
    76.3
    72.7
    11
    4
    6
    1980
    70.0
    77.5
    73.7
    22
    11
    18
     
    71.6
    78.7
    75.1
    12
    6
    7
    1990
    71.8
    78.8
    75.2
    29
    17
    21
     
    74.3
    80.7
    77.4
    6
    4
    3
    2000
    74.4
    79.8
    77.0
    28
    28
    26
     
    76.6
    81.9
    79.2
    8
    8
    6
    2010
    75.8
    80.8
    78.2
    29
    34
    32
     
    78.7
    84.0
    81.3
    6
    9
    6
    2013
    76.4
    81.1
    78.8
    39
    39
    37
     
    79.8
    84.0
    82.0
    13
    16
    15
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   Canada CANADA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    76.4
    81.1
    39
    39
     
    79.8
    84.0
    13
    16
    Age 5
    77.0
    81.6
    41
    42
     
    80.3
    84.4
    10
    14
    Age 10
    77.0
    81.7
    42
    42
     
    80.3
    84.4
    10
    14
    Age 15
    77.1
    81.7
    42
    42
     
    80.4
    84.5
    10
    14
    Age 20
    77.3
    81.8
    41
    42
     
    80.5
    84.6
    10
    14
    Age 25
    77.7
    81.9
    41
    42
     
    80.7
    84.6
    10
    14
    Age 30
    78.0
    82.1
    40
    41
     
    80.9
    84.7
    10
    13
    Age 35
    78.3
    82.3
    39
    42
     
    81.1
    84.8
    10
    13
    Age 40
    78.6
    82.5
    39
    42
     
    81.3
    85.0
    11
    14
    Age 45
    79.1
    82.8
    39
    42
     
    81.6
    85.2
    10
    13
    Age 50
    79.7
    83.2
    39
    42
     
    82.0
    85.5
    9
    13
    Age 55
    80.5
    83.8
    38
    43
     
    82.5
    85.9
    8
    13
    Age 60
    81.5
    84.5
    38
    42
     
    83.3
    86.4
    7
    12
    Age 65
    82.8
    85.4
    37
    41
     
    84.2
    87.1
    8
    11
    Age 70
    84.3
    86.5
    36
    40
     
    85.4
    88.0
    10
    11
    Age 75
    86.1
    88.0
    37
    36
     
    87.0
    89.2
    10
    11
    Age 80
    88.2
    89.7
    34
    38
     
    89.0
    90.8
    12
    9
    Age 85
    90.9
    92.0
    44
    39
     
    91.5
    92.7
    20
    14
    Age 90
    94.1
    94.8
    57
    47
     
    94.5
    95.4
    29
    20
    Age 95
    98.0
    98.4
    59
    45
     
    98.2
    98.7
    38
    25
    Age 100
    102.2
    102.4
    65
    52
     
    102.3
    102.6
    45
    33
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   Canada CANADA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    77.97
    107
     
    56.36
    145
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    45.58
    2
     
    35.50
    3
    3. Lung Cancers
    35.04
    12
     
    34.71
    13
    4. Lung Disease
    29.68
    36
     
    17.49
    97
    5. Stroke
    25.94
    167
     
    21.32
    171
    6. Breast Cancer
    19.36
    58
     
    18.53
    66
    7. Prostate Cancer
    14.81
    99
     
    14.80
    100
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    14.78
    122
     
    11.01
    140
    9. Hypertension
    14.64
    105
     
    4.08
    163
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.95
    50
     
    15.42
    38
    11. Suicide
    12.38
    47
     
    10.00
    70
    12. Kidney Disease
    11.58
    106
     
    6.33
    141
    13. Influenza and Pneumonia
    10.59
    144
     
    9.66
    151
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    9.99
    131
     
    5.86
    151
    15. Liver Disease
    8.70
    123
     
    6.22
    144
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    8.56
    22
     
    7.30
    41
    17. Endocrine Disorders
    8.28
    66
     
    5.87
    88
    18. Lymphomas
    7.92
    10
     
    7.68
    18
    19. Drug Use
    6.96
    3
     
    2.29
    49
    20. Inflammatory/Heart
    6.87
    90
     
    2.82
    155
    21. Falls
    6.27
    76
     
    7.52
    63
    22. Ovary Cancer
    6.01
    41
     
    5.44
    53
    23. Leukemia
    5.79
    13
     
    4.99
    34
    24. Violence
    5.56
    85
     
    1.88
    133
    25. Other Injuries
    5.54
    143
     
    5.16
    148
    26. Liver Cancer
    5.29
    89
     
    4.03
    120
    27. Parkinson's Disease
    4.51
    4
     
    3.09
    39
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    4.42
    140
     
    3.81
    145
    29. Poisonings
    4.06
    33
     
    1.77
    68
    30. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.64
    67
     
    3.76
    60
    31. Bladder Cancer
    3.55
    48
     
    3.85
    40
    32. Low Birth Weight
    3.54
    133
     
    2.86
    139
    33. Other Neoplasms
    3.39
    57
     
    2.53
    91
    34. Cervical Cancer
    3.21
    131
     
    2.17
    149
    35. Skin Cancers
    3.21
    19
     
    3.29
    17
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.97
    98
     
    2.44
    102
    37. Alcohol
    2.91
    39
     
    3.04
    37
    38. Uterin Cancer
    2.90
    52
     
    2.95
    47
    39. Stomach Cancer
    2.81
    147
     
    3.64
    128
    40. Hepatitis C
    2.27
    2
     
    1.12
    10
    41. HIV/AIDS
    2.20
    107
     
    0.86
    118
    42. Oral Cancer
    2.18
    115
     
    2.20
    114
    43. Drownings
    1.34
    138
     
    0.79
    154
    44. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.94
    13
     
    0.97
    11
    45. Skin Disease
    0.88
    117
     
    0.60
    130
    46. Asthma
    0.88
    142
     
    0.42
    168
    47. Fires
    0.75
    133
     
    0.69
    135
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.65
    152
     
    0.74
    148
    49. Anemia
    0.64
    94
     
    0.66
    87
    50. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.60
    161
     
    0.73
    159
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      United States UNITED STATES   Canada CANADA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    393,698
    18.06
     
    34,331
    16.80
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    251,745
    11.55
     
    23,541
    11.52
    3. Lung Cancers
    171,504
    7.87
     
    20,187
    9.88
    4. Lung Disease
    154,436
    7.08
     
    11,105
    5.43
    5. Stroke
    133,578
    6.13
     
    13,465
    6.59
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    71,483
    3.28
     
    6,630
    3.24
    7. Hypertension
    71,304
    3.27
     
    2,572
    1.26
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    62,057
    2.85
     
    9,070
    4.44
    9. Kidney Disease
    59,186
    2.72
     
    4,012
    1.96
    10. Influenza and Pneumonia
    52,287
    2.40
     
    5,638
    2.76
    11. Breast Cancer
    47,955
    2.20
     
    5,405
    2.64
    12. Suicide
    43,361
    1.99
     
    3,983
    1.95
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    41,720
    1.91
     
    4,243
    2.08
    14. Lymphomas
    39,113
    1.79
     
    4,520
    2.21
    15. Endocrine Disorders
    37,611
    1.73
     
    3,246
    1.59
    16. Liver Disease
    35,404
    1.62
     
    3,117
    1.53
    17. Prostate Cancer
    33,902
    1.56
     
    4,178
    2.04
    18. Road Traffic Accidents
    33,838
    1.55
     
    2,239
    1.10
    19. Inflammatory/Heart
    32,372
    1.49
     
    1,523
    0.75
    20. Falls
    31,972
    1.47
     
    4,678
    2.29
    21. Leukemia
    27,701
    1.27
     
    2,851
    1.40
    22. Parkinson's Disease
    24,779
    1.14
     
    2,038
    1.00
    23. Liver Cancer
    24,028
    1.10
     
    2,286
    1.12
    24. Drug Use
    23,175
    1.06
     
    893
    0.44
    25. Other Injuries
    22,783
    1.05
     
    2,636
    1.29
    26. Bladder Cancer
    18,305
    0.84
     
    2,386
    1.17
    27. Oesophagus Cancer
    17,225
    0.79
     
    2,107
    1.03
    28. Violence
    17,005
    0.78
     
    626
    0.31
    29. Other Neoplasms
    16,911
    0.78
     
    1,490
    0.73
    30. Ovary Cancer
    15,437
    0.71
     
    1,615
    0.79
    31. Skin Cancers
    15,094
    0.69
     
    1,787
    0.87
    32. Diarrhoeal diseases
    14,905
    0.68
     
    1,562
    0.76
    33. Poisonings
    13,542
    0.62
     
    692
    0.34
    34. Stomach Cancer
    13,303
    0.61
     
    2,091
    1.02
    35. Congenital Anomalies
    11,807
    0.54
     
    1,050
    0.51
    36. Alcohol
    10,895
    0.50
     
    1,373
    0.67
    37. Oral Cancer
    10,027
    0.46
     
    1,224
    0.60
    38. Hepatitis C
    8,868
    0.41
     
    520
    0.25
    39. Low Birth Weight
    8,250
    0.38
     
    630
    0.31
    40. HIV/AIDS
    7,926
    0.36
     
    372
    0.18
    41. Uterin Cancer
    7,771
    0.36
     
    920
    0.45
    42. Cervical Cancer
    7,120
    0.33
     
    558
    0.27
    43. Skin Disease
    4,277
    0.20
     
    355
    0.17
    44. Drownings
    4,216
    0.19
     
    293
    0.14
    45. Multiple Sclerosis
    4,111
    0.19
     
    507
    0.25
    46. Asthma
    3,447
    0.16
     
    228
    0.11
    47. Anemia
    3,375
    0.15
     
    433
    0.21
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3,236
    0.15
     
    451
    0.22
    49. Malnutrition
    2,976
    0.14
     
    186
    0.09
    50. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2,911
    0.13
     
    422
    0.21
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   Canada CANADA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    35.04
    12
     
    34.71
    13
    2. Breast Cancer
    19.36
    58
     
    18.53
    66
    3. Prostate Cancer
    14.81
    99
     
    14.80
    100
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.95
    50
     
    15.42
    38
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    8.56
    22
     
    7.30
    41
    6. Lymphomas
    7.92
    10
     
    7.68
    18
    7. Ovary Cancer
    6.01
    41
     
    5.44
    53
    8. Leukemia
    5.79
    13
     
    4.99
    34
    9. Liver Cancer
    5.29
    89
     
    4.03
    120
    10. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.64
    67
     
    3.76
    60
    11. Bladder Cancer
    3.55
    48
     
    3.85
    40
    12. Other Neoplasms
    3.39
    57
     
    2.53
    91
    13. Cervical Cancer
    3.21
    131
     
    2.17
    149
    14. Skin Cancers
    3.21
    19
     
    3.29
    17
    15. Uterin Cancer
    2.90
    52
     
    2.95
    47
    16. Stomach Cancer
    2.81
    147
     
    3.64
    128
    17. Oral Cancer
    2.18
    115
     
    2.20
    114
     
     
     
    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    World Rankings Calculations Are Age Adjusted Death Rates Per 100,000 Population.
    Data Source: Published By WHO May 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.