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HEALTH PROFILE : North Korea

North Korea
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North Korea

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for North Korea including Life Expectancy by age and history, age adjusted death rates and world rankings for the top 50 causes and total deaths by cause. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    North Korea NORTH KOREA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
     
     
    North Korea NORTH KOREA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
     
     
    North Korea NORTH KOREA TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    177.55
    4
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    109.84
    103
    3. Lung Disease
    100.37
    3
    4. Tuberculosis
    57.08
    28
    5. Lung Cancers
    48.65
    2
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    22.68
    121
    7. Hypertension
    20.26
    52
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    19.67
    82
    9. Liver Cancer
    18.14
    12
    10. Liver Disease
    17.00
    85
    11. Alzheimers/Dementia
    15.86
    105
    12. Breast Cancer
    15.72
    104
    13. Suicide
    14.92
    32
    14. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.76
    38
    15. Kidney Disease
    14.51
    91
    16. Stomach Cancer
    12.40
    31
    17. Low Birth Weight
    10.30
    70
    18. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    8.26
    12
    19. Diabetes Mellitus
    8.13
    162
    20. Congenital Anomalies
    7.75
    103
    21. Cervical Cancer
    7.49
    98
    22. Falls
    6.03
    79
    23. Asthma
    5.80
    81
    24. Pancreas Cancer
    5.71
    59
    25. Other Injuries
    5.57
    133
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Birth Trauma
    5.56
    76
    27. Drownings
    5.49
    66
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    5.33
    37
    29. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    4.52
    67
    30. Violence
    4.28
    105
    31. Ovary Cancer
    3.67
    118
    32. Diarrhoeal diseases
    3.42
    93
    33. Leukemia
    3.28
    116
    34. Inflammatory/Heart
    3.03
    155
    35. Bladder Cancer
    2.68
    67
    36. Lymphomas
    2.50
    151
    37. Drug Use
    2.33
    47
    38. Poisonings
    2.20
    44
    39. Uterin Cancer
    2.17
    86
    40. Endocrine Disorders
    2.15
    159
    41. Oral Cancer
    1.81
    135
    42. Epilepsy
    1.80
    88
    43. Prostate Cancer
    1.70
    179
    44. Fires
    1.37
    105
    45. Schizophrenia
    1.20
    2
    46. Other Neoplasms
    1.17
    154
    47. Meningitis
    1.14
    94
    48. Maternal Conditions
    1.12
    93
    49. Alcohol
    1.11
    120
    50. Malnutrition
    1.01
    105
     
     
    North Korea NORTH KOREA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    49,241
    22.51
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    30,572
    13.98
    3. Lung Disease
    28,017
    12.81
    4. Tuberculosis
    15,184
    6.94
    5. Lung Cancers
    13,520
    6.18
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    5,736
    2.62
    7. Hypertension
    5,653
    2.58
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    5,214
    2.38
    9. Liver Cancer
    5,076
    2.32
    10. Liver Disease
    4,710
    2.15
    11. Alzheimers/Dementia
    4,491
    2.05
    12. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4,123
    1.88
    13. Kidney Disease
    3,988
    1.82
    14. Suicide
    3,981
    1.82
    15. Stomach Cancer
    3,451
    1.58
    16. Breast Cancer
    2,451
    1.12
    17. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2,275
    1.04
    18. Diabetes Mellitus
    2,237
    1.02
    19. Low Birth Weight
    2,031
    0.93
    20. Falls
    1,625
    0.74
    21. Asthma
    1,608
    0.74
    22. Congenital Anomalies
    1,596
    0.73
    23. Pancreas Cancer
    1,590
    0.73
    24. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,495
    0.68
    25. Other Injuries
    1,438
    0.66
      Deaths %
    26. Drownings
    1,296
    0.59
    27. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,250
    0.57
    28. Cervical Cancer
    1,126
    0.51
    29. Violence
    1,110
    0.51
    30. Birth Trauma
    1,095
    0.50
    31. Leukemia
    867
    0.40
    32. Inflammatory/Heart
    789
    0.36
    33. Bladder Cancer
    749
    0.34
    34. Diarrhoeal diseases
    715
    0.33
    35. Lymphomas
    687
    0.31
    36. Drug Use
    625
    0.29
    37. Ovary Cancer
    581
    0.27
    38. Poisonings
    567
    0.26
    39. Endocrine Disorders
    540
    0.25
    40. Oral Cancer
    512
    0.23
    41. Epilepsy
    447
    0.20
    42. Fires
    356
    0.16
    43. Uterin Cancer
    344
    0.16
    44. Schizophrenia
    332
    0.15
    45. Other Neoplasms
    324
    0.15
    46. Alcohol
    306
    0.14
    47. Maternal Conditions
    292
    0.13
    48. Malnutrition
    270
    0.12
    49. Meningitis
    266
    0.12
    50. Hepatitis B
    247
    0.11
     
     
    North Korea NORTH KOREA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    48.65
    2
    2. Liver Cancer
    18.14
    12
    3. Breast Cancer
    15.72
    104
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.76
    38
    5. Stomach Cancer
    12.40
    31
    6. Cervical Cancer
    7.49
    98
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    5.71
    59
    8. Oesophagus Cancer
    5.33
    37
      Rate World Rank
    9. Ovary Cancer
    3.67
    118
    10. Leukemia
    3.28
    116
    11. Bladder Cancer
    2.68
    67
    12. Lymphomas
    2.50
    151
    13. Uterin Cancer
    2.17
    86
    14. Oral Cancer
    1.81
    135
    15. Prostate Cancer
    1.70
    179
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.77
    140
     
     
    North Korea NORTH KOREA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    3.9
    122
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    6.1
    7.3
    134
    176
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    N/D
    N/D

     
    North Korea NORTH KOREA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    25,248,140
    51
    Sex Ratio M / F
    0.94
    167
    Population 0-14
    20.8%
    129
    Population 15-64
    69.6%
    30
    Population 65 +
    9.6%
    68
    Birth Rate / 1000
    14.60
    123
    Death Rate / 1000
    9.30
    58
    Fertility Rate
    1.95
    117
    Infant Mortality
    22.10
    73
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.05
    74
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.04
    125
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    0.99
    110
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.52
    187
    Net Migration
    0.00
    66
    Population Growth
    0.50%
    137
    Literacy Total
    100.0%
    2
    Literacy Male
    100.0%
    2
    Literacy Female
    100.0%
    2
    Unemployment
    25.6%
    21
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    71.9
    103
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    64.6
    95
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $1,700
    180
     
     
     

    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.