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HEALTH PROFILE: North Korea

North Korea
COUNTRY PROFILE
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North Korea

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for North Korea. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.

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    North Korea
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    Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Antigua/Bar. 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 Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Guinea New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria No Macedonia North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Lucia Saint Vincent Samoa Sao Tome Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles 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 Tonga Trinidad/Tob. Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
    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
    167.56
    2
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    120.49
    96
    3. Lung Disease
    112.26
    1
    4. Lung Cancers
    46.18
    2
    5. Tuberculosis
    38.68
    41
    6. Alzheimers & Dementia
    26.38
    84
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    20.09
    118
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    19.91
    80
    9. Liver Cancer
    17.57
    13
    10. Hypertension
    15.42
    69
    11. Breast Cancer
    15.23
    103
    12. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.39
    36
    13. Kidney Disease
    12.50
    110
    14. Stomach Cancer
    11.91
    31
    15. Diabetes Mellitus
    11.19
    147
    16. Liver Disease
    11.17
    116
    17. Suicide
    10.56
    68
    18. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    9.04
    10
    19. Low Birth Weight
    7.16
    91
    20. Cervical Cancer
    7.13
    102
    21. Falls
    6.48
    71
    22. Drownings
    6.30
    44
    23. Congenital Anomalies
    6.26
    118
    24. Pancreas Cancer
    5.56
    58
    25. Other Injuries
    5.02
    137
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    5.01
    35
    27. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    4.80
    68
    28. Violence
    4.33
    103
    29. Birth Trauma
    4.27
    79
    30. Ovary Cancer
    3.55
    128
    31. Leukemia
    3.29
    116
    32. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.72
    97
    33. Bladder Cancer
    2.71
    70
    34. Asthma
    2.68
    102
    35. Lymphomas
    2.47
    167
    36. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.35
    166
    37. Drug Use
    2.32
    32
    38. Prostate Cancer
    2.13
    177
    39. Uterin Cancer
    2.07
    91
    40. Poisonings
    1.85
    48
    41. Endocrine Disorders
    1.82
    160
    42. Oral Cancer
    1.75
    157
    43. Parkinson's Disease
    1.73
    127
    44. Epilepsy
    1.49
    105
    45. Malnutrition
    1.34
    95
    46. Fires
    1.19
    110
    47. Maternal Conditions
    1.12
    90
    48. Other Neoplasms
    1.12
    155
    49. Alcohol
    1.03
    127
    50. War
    0.97
    23
    North Korea NORTH KOREA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    46,562
    22.10
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    31,886
    15.14
    3. Lung Disease
    30,364
    14.41
    4. Lung Cancers
    13,627
    6.47
    5. Tuberculosis
    10,921
    5.18
    6. Alzheimers & Dementia
    6,220
    2.95
    7. Liver Cancer
    5,267
    2.50
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    5,216
    2.48
    9. Influenza and Pneumonia
    4,792
    2.27
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4,273
    2.03
    11. Hypertension
    4,053
    1.92
    12. Stomach Cancer
    3,538
    1.68
    13. Kidney Disease
    3,463
    1.64
    14. Liver Disease
    3,210
    1.52
    15. Diabetes Mellitus
    3,182
    1.51
    16. Suicide
    2,852
    1.35
    17. Breast Cancer
    2,540
    1.21
    18. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2,467
    1.17
    19. Falls
    1,675
    0.80
    20. Pancreas Cancer
    1,654
    0.79
    21. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,519
    0.72
    22. Drownings
    1,471
    0.70
    23. Low Birth Weight
    1,401
    0.67
    24. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,329
    0.63
    25. Other Injuries
    1,298
    0.62
      Deaths %
    26. Congenital Anomalies
    1,282
    0.61
    27. Cervical Cancer
    1,139
    0.54
    28. Violence
    1,108
    0.53
    29. Leukemia
    900
    0.43
    30. Birth Trauma
    836
    0.40
    31. Bladder Cancer
    780
    0.37
    32. Asthma
    724
    0.34
    33. Lymphomas
    721
    0.34
    34. Drug Use
    627
    0.30
    35. Ovary Cancer
    606
    0.29
    36. Inflammatory/Heart
    604
    0.29
    37. Diarrhoeal diseases
    566
    0.27
    38. Oral Cancer
    531
    0.25
    39. Poisonings
    482
    0.23
    40. Endocrine Disorders
    464
    0.22
    41. Parkinson's Disease
    464
    0.22
    42. Epilepsy
    373
    0.18
    43. Uterin Cancer
    357
    0.17
    44. Other Neoplasms
    325
    0.15
    45. Fires
    302
    0.14
    46. Malnutrition
    295
    0.14
    47. Alcohol
    287
    0.14
    48. Maternal Conditions
    277
    0.13
    49. Hepatitis B
    251
    0.12
    50. War
    250
    0.12
    North Korea NORTH KOREA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    46.18
    2
    2. Liver Cancer
    17.57
    13
    3. Breast Cancer
    15.23
    103
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.39
    36
    5. Stomach Cancer
    11.91
    31
    6. Cervical Cancer
    7.13
    102
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    5.56
    58
    8. Oesophagus Cancer
    5.01
    35
      Rate World Rank
    9. Ovary Cancer
    3.55
    128
    10. Leukemia
    3.29
    116
    11. Bladder Cancer
    2.71
    70
    12. Lymphomas
    2.47
    167
    13. Prostate Cancer
    2.13
    177
    14. Uterin Cancer
    2.07
    91
    15. Oral Cancer
    1.75
    157
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.76
    148
    North Korea NORTH KOREA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    3.9
    122
    SMOKING %
    M F Rank
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    OBESITY %
    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
    25.248m
    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 2018
    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.