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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 Congo 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   Congo CONGO
           
    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
     
    44.8
    49.4
    47.1
    116
    99
    106
    1970
    67.1
    74.7
    70.8
    24
    12
    21
     
    51.6
    56.0
    53.8
    107
    100
    105
    1980
    70.0
    77.5
    73.7
    22
    11
    18
     
    54.1
    58.5
    56.3
    123
    121
    122
    1990
    71.8
    78.8
    75.2
    29
    17
    21
     
    54.4
    59.5
    56.9
    145
    137
    140
    2000
    74.0
    79.5
    76.8
    28
    29
    28
     
    51.9
    54.0
    52.9
    152
    153
    152
    2010
    76.2
    81.1
    78.7
    30
    30
    30
     
    60.7
    63.2
    62.0
    141
    147
    144
    2015
    76.9
    81.6
    79.3
    33
    33
    31
     
    63.2
    66.3
    64.7
    138
    144
    143
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   Congo CONGO
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    76.9
    81.6
    33
    33
     
    63.2
    66.3
    138
    144
    Age 5
    77.5
    82.1
    33
    34
     
    66.4
    69.0
    144
    149
    Age 10
    77.5
    82.1
    33
    34
     
    67.1
    69.6
    139
    150
    Age 15
    77.6
    82.2
    34
    34
     
    67.5
    70.0
    139
    151
    Age 20
    77.8
    82.2
    33
    34
     
    68.1
    70.4
    137
    151
    Age 25
    78.1
    82.4
    33
    34
     
    68.9
    71.0
    137
    151
    Age 30
    78.4
    82.5
    32
    34
     
    69.8
    71.8
    135
    151
    Age 35
    78.8
    82.7
    32
    34
     
    70.7
    72.6
    129
    151
    Age 40
    79.1
    82.9
    31
    34
     
    71.8
    73.7
    125
    146
    Age 45
    79.6
    83.3
    30
    33
     
    73.0
    74.9
    115
    143
    Age 50
    80.2
    83.7
    30
    31
     
    74.3
    76.1
    108
    137
    Age 55
    81.0
    84.3
    29
    30
     
    75.8
    77.3
    99
    127
    Age 60
    82.1
    85.0
    26
    30
     
    77.2
    78.5
    99
    124
    Age 65
    83.3
    85.9
    23
    30
     
    78.9
    79.9
    100
    124
    Age 70
    84.8
    86.9
    17
    27
     
    80.8
    81.6
    99
    123
    Age 75
    86.6
    88.3
    14
    25
     
    83.2
    83.8
    101
    122
    Age 80
    88.7
    90.0
    16
    22
     
    86.0
    86.5
    104
    122
    Age 85
    91.2
    92.2
    21
    23
     
    89.3
    89.7
    108
    121
    Age 90
    94.3
    95.0
    29
    30
     
    93.1
    93.4
    113
    116
    Age 95
    98.1
    98.5
    32
    32
     
    97.3
    97.5
    114
    111
    Age 100
    102.3
    102.5
    50
    40
     
    101.8
    101.9
    117
    112
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   Congo CONGO
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    77.97
    107
     
    111.88
    58
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    45.58
    2
     
    2.45
    109
    3. Lung Cancers
    35.04
    12
     
    1.13
    165
    4. Lung Disease
    29.68
    36
     
    33.59
    26
    5. Stroke
    25.94
    167
     
    133.67
    40
    6. Breast Cancer
    19.36
    58
     
    14.55
    100
    7. Prostate Cancer
    14.81
    99
     
    36.19
    15
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    14.78
    122
     
    31.82
    75
    9. Hypertension
    14.64
    105
     
    22.31
    36
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.95
    50
     
    4.15
    133
    11. Suicide
    12.38
    47
     
    9.56
    76
    12. Kidney Disease
    11.58
    106
     
    13.73
    90
    13. Influenza and Pneumonia
    10.59
    144
     
    105.79
    37
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    9.99
    131
     
    17.53
    82
    15. Liver Disease
    8.70
    123
     
    24.88
    46
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    8.56
    22
     
    0.67
    165
    17. Endocrine Disorders
    8.28
    66
     
    18.37
    17
    18. Lymphomas
    7.92
    10
     
    2.43
    139
    19. Drug Use
    6.96
    3
     
    0.44
    126
    20. Inflammatory/Heart
    6.87
    90
     
    10.29
    52
    21. Falls
    6.27
    76
     
    7.36
    67
    22. Ovary Cancer
    6.01
    41
     
    2.81
    142
    23. Leukemia
    5.79
    13
     
    2.20
    138
    24. Violence
    5.56
    85
     
    13.36
    37
    25. Other Injuries
    5.54
    143
     
    23.48
    30
    26. Liver Cancer
    5.29
    89
     
    8.61
    43
    27. Parkinson's Disease
    4.51
    4
     
    2.72
    55
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    4.42
    140
     
    11.90
    18
    29. Poisonings
    4.06
    33
     
    2.91
    50
    30. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.64
    67
     
    0.82
    151
    31. Bladder Cancer
    3.55
    48
     
    0.32
    172
    32. Low Birth Weight
    3.54
    133
     
    25.96
    19
    33. Other Neoplasms
    3.39
    57
     
    1.99
    116
    34. Cervical Cancer
    3.21
    131
     
    13.01
    56
    35. Skin Cancers
    3.21
    19
     
    1.92
    62
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.97
    98
     
    82.10
    10
    37. Alcohol
    2.91
    39
     
    0.36
    112
    38. Uterin Cancer
    2.90
    52
     
    0.77
    159
    39. Stomach Cancer
    2.81
    147
     
    2.68
    149
    40. Hepatitis C
    2.27
    2
     
    0.44
    58
    41. HIV/AIDS
    2.20
    107
     
    148.29
    21
    42. Oral Cancer
    2.18
    115
     
    1.22
    158
    43. Drownings
    1.34
    138
     
    7.02
    38
    44. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.94
    13
     
    0.26
    73
    45. Skin Disease
    0.88
    117
     
    4.03
    47
    46. Asthma
    0.88
    142
     
    7.97
    64
    47. Fires
    0.75
    133
     
    7.48
    42
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.65
    152
     
    6.80
    55
    49. Anemia
    0.64
    94
     
    5.47
    26
    50. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.60
    161
     
    6.03
    41
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      United States UNITED STATES   Congo CONGO
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    393,698
    18.06
     
    2,220
    5.31
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    251,745
    11.55
     
    52
    0.12
    3. Lung Cancers
    171,504
    7.87
     
    23
    0.05
    4. Lung Disease
    154,436
    7.08
     
    657
    1.57
    5. Stroke
    133,578
    6.13
     
    2,637
    6.31
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    71,483
    3.28
     
    684
    1.64
    7. Hypertension
    71,304
    3.27
     
    441
    1.05
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    62,057
    2.85
     
    100
    0.24
    9. Kidney Disease
    59,186
    2.72
     
    357
    0.85
    10. Influenza and Pneumonia
    52,287
    2.40
     
    3,749
    8.96
    11. Breast Cancer
    47,955
    2.20
     
    185
    0.44
    12. Suicide
    43,361
    1.99
     
    338
    0.81
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    41,720
    1.91
     
    17
    0.04
    14. Lymphomas
    39,113
    1.79
     
    59
    0.14
    15. Endocrine Disorders
    37,611
    1.73
     
    667
    1.60
    16. Liver Disease
    35,404
    1.62
     
    645
    1.54
    17. Prostate Cancer
    33,902
    1.56
     
    286
    0.68
    18. Road Traffic Accidents
    33,838
    1.55
     
    688
    1.64
    19. Inflammatory/Heart
    32,372
    1.49
     
    272
    0.65
    20. Falls
    31,972
    1.47
     
    237
    0.57
    21. Leukemia
    27,701
    1.27
     
    59
    0.14
    22. Parkinson's Disease
    24,779
    1.14
     
    51
    0.12
    23. Liver Cancer
    24,028
    1.10
     
    223
    0.53
    24. Drug Use
    23,175
    1.06
     
    17
    0.04
    25. Other Injuries
    22,783
    1.05
     
    1,036
    2.48
    26. Bladder Cancer
    18,305
    0.84
     
    7
    0.02
    27. Oesophagus Cancer
    17,225
    0.79
     
    16
    0.04
    28. Violence
    17,005
    0.78
     
    533
    1.27
    29. Other Neoplasms
    16,911
    0.78
     
    52
    0.12
    30. Ovary Cancer
    15,437
    0.71
     
    32
    0.08
    31. Skin Cancers
    15,094
    0.69
     
    42
    0.10
    32. Diarrhoeal diseases
    14,905
    0.68
     
    3,394
    8.11
    33. Poisonings
    13,542
    0.62
     
    123
    0.29
    34. Stomach Cancer
    13,303
    0.61
     
    61
    0.15
    35. Congenital Anomalies
    11,807
    0.54
     
    905
    2.16
    36. Alcohol
    10,895
    0.50
     
    10
    0.02
    37. Oral Cancer
    10,027
    0.46
     
    27
    0.06
    38. Hepatitis C
    8,868
    0.41
     
    11
    0.03
    39. Low Birth Weight
    8,250
    0.38
     
    2,107
    5.04
    40. HIV/AIDS
    7,926
    0.36
     
    5,258
    12.57
    41. Uterin Cancer
    7,771
    0.36
     
    8
    0.02
    42. Cervical Cancer
    7,120
    0.33
     
    154
    0.37
    43. Skin Disease
    4,277
    0.20
     
    111
    0.26
    44. Drownings
    4,216
    0.19
     
    352
    0.84
    45. Multiple Sclerosis
    4,111
    0.19
     
    7
    0.02
    46. Asthma
    3,447
    0.16
     
    196
    0.47
    47. Anemia
    3,375
    0.15
     
    163
    0.39
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3,236
    0.15
     
    170
    0.41
    49. Malnutrition
    2,976
    0.14
     
    1,361
    3.26
    50. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2,911
    0.13
     
    140
    0.34
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   Congo CONGO
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    35.04
    12
     
    1.13
    165
    2. Breast Cancer
    19.36
    58
     
    14.55
    100
    3. Prostate Cancer
    14.81
    99
     
    36.19
    15
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.95
    50
     
    4.15
    133
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    8.56
    22
     
    0.67
    165
    6. Lymphomas
    7.92
    10
     
    2.43
    139
    7. Ovary Cancer
    6.01
    41
     
    2.81
    142
    8. Leukemia
    5.79
    13
     
    2.20
    138
    9. Liver Cancer
    5.29
    89
     
    8.61
    43
    10. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.64
    67
     
    0.82
    151
    11. Bladder Cancer
    3.55
    48
     
    0.32
    172
    12. Cervical Cancer
    3.21
    131
     
    13.01
    56
    13. Skin Cancers
    3.21
    19
     
    1.92
    62
    14. Uterin Cancer
    2.90
    52
     
    0.77
    159
    15. Stomach Cancer
    2.81
    147
     
    2.68
    149
    16. Oral Cancer
    2.18
    115
     
    1.22
    158
     
     
     
    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.