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Afghanistan
COUNTRY #1
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Compare Afghanistan and North Korea health profiles including life expectancy history, causes of death and population dynamics side by side. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.

North Korea
COUNTRY #2
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
DYNAMIC PYRAMIDS
Data Source: United Nations
Afghanistan Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    31.6
    31.0
    31.3
    171
    172
    172
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    35.5
    35.0
    35.3
    171
    173
    172
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    39.5
    39.1
    39.3
    172
    175
    173
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    41.4
    41.3
    41.3
    178
    181
    180
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    53.7
    56.1
    54.8
    150
    150
    150
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    57.7
    60.1
    58.8
    154
    155
    154
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    61.0
    64.5
    62.7
    155
    157
    157
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    61.0
    64.5
    155
    157
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    65.9
    69.1
    153
    155
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    66.4
    69.6
    154
    155
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    66.8
    70.0
    155
    155
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    67.5
    70.5
    151
    154
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    68.5
    71.2
    149
    154
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    69.3
    71.8
    147
    153
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    70.2
    72.5
    145
    156
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    71.0
    73.2
    146
    158
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    71.8
    74.0
    148
    160
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    72.8
    74.8
    152
    162
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    74.0
    75.9
    155
    164
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    75.5
    77.1
    157
    166
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    77.3
    78.6
    165
    166
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    79.5
    80.5
    162
    166
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    82.2
    82.8
    161
    166
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    85.3
    85.7
    158
    164
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    88.8
    89.1
    160
    163
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    287.94
    12
    120.49
    96
    2. Stroke
    137.69
    13
    167.56
    2
    3. War
    85.58
    3
    0.97
    23
    4. Tuberculosis
    77.66
    15
    38.68
    41
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    62.74
    22
    11.19
    147
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    50.61
    66
    20.09
    118
    7. Kidney Disease
    41.78
    9
    12.50
    110
    8. Lung Disease
    41.05
    25
    112.26
    1
    9. Alzheimers & Dementia
    34.45
    36
    26.38
    84
    10. Low Birth Weight
    25.91
    6
    7.16
    91
    11. Breast Cancer
    23.65
    21
    15.23
    103
    12. Birth Trauma
    20.92
    13
    4.27
    79
    13. Liver Disease
    17.91
    86
    11.17
    116
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    17.68
    90
    19.91
    80
    15. Asthma
    15.66
    25
    2.68
    102
    16. Diarrhoeal diseases
    15.31
    63
    2.72
    97
    17. Stomach Cancer
    14.65
    19
    11.91
    31
    18. Maternal Conditions
    11.48
    34
    1.12
    90
    19. Congenital Anomalies
    11.37
    25
    6.26
    118
    20. Falls
    10.77
    43
    6.48
    71
    21. Oesophagus Cancer
    10.51
    13
    5.01
    35
    22. Hypertension
    10.27
    108
    15.42
    69
    23. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    10.10
    16
    4.80
    68
    24. Other Injuries
    8.80
    75
    5.02
    137
    25. Oral Cancer
    8.48
    11
    1.75
    157
    26. Violence
    8.37
    67
    4.33
    103
    27. Meningitis
    8.34
    40
    0.88
    104
    28. Lung Cancers
    7.57
    115
    46.18
    2
    29. Cervical Cancer
    7.53
    95
    7.13
    102
    30. Lymphomas
    7.21
    33
    2.47
    167
    31. Drownings
    6.94
    34
    6.30
    44
    32. Other Neoplasms
    6.58
    7
    1.12
    155
    33. Suicide
    6.42
    125
    10.56
    68
    34. Liver Cancer
    6.16
    77
    17.57
    13
    35. Endocrine Disorders
    6.05
    70
    1.82
    160
    36. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    5.45
    32
    9.04
    10
    37. Prostate Cancer
    5.28
    163
    2.13
    177
    38. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    5.13
    134
    14.39
    36
    39. Uterin Cancer
    4.58
    23
    2.07
    91
    40. Ovary Cancer
    4.02
    109
    3.55
    128
    41. Syphilis
    3.72
    23
    0.17
    91
    42. Leukemia
    3.40
    114
    3.29
    116
    43. Inflammatory/Heart
    3.19
    149
    2.35
    166
    44. Bladder Cancer
    3.01
    58
    2.71
    70
    45. Epilepsy
    2.52
    54
    1.49
    105
    46. Tetanus
    2.24
    14
    0.11
    84
    47. Parkinson's Disease
    2.01
    103
    1.73
    127
    48. Malnutrition
    1.90
    85
    1.34
    95
    49. HIV/AIDS
    1.60
    110
    0.18
    157
    50. Fires
    1.58
    92
    1.19
    110
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    32,121
    14.39
    31,886
    15.14
    2. War
    27,355
    12.25
    250
    0.12
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    17,048
    7.64
    4,792
    2.27
    4. Low Birth Weight
    15,362
    6.88
    1,401
    0.67
    5. Stroke
    14,975
    6.71
    46,562
    22.10
    6. Birth Trauma
    12,403
    5.56
    836
    0.40
    7. Tuberculosis
    11,580
    5.19
    10,921
    5.18
    8. Diarrhoeal diseases
    7,333
    3.28
    566
    0.27
    9. Diabetes Mellitus
    7,056
    3.16
    3,182
    1.51
    10. Congenital Anomalies
    6,310
    2.83
    1,282
    0.61
    11. Kidney Disease
    5,332
    2.39
    3,463
    1.64
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    5,253
    2.35
    5,216
    2.48
    13. Lung Disease
    4,299
    1.93
    30,364
    14.41
    14. Maternal Conditions
    3,527
    1.58
    277
    0.13
    15. Falls
    3,392
    1.52
    1,675
    0.80
    16. Meningitis
    3,163
    1.42
    204
    0.10
    17. Drownings
    2,915
    1.31
    1,471
    0.70
    18. Liver Disease
    2,621
    1.17
    3,210
    1.52
    19. Violence
    2,565
    1.15
    1,108
    0.53
    20. Other Injuries
    2,510
    1.12
    1,298
    0.62
    21. Alzheimers & Dementia
    2,363
    1.06
    6,220
    2.95
    22. Syphilis
    2,199
    0.98
    35
    0.02
    23. Asthma
    2,144
    0.96
    724
    0.34
    24. Stomach Cancer
    1,939
    0.87
    3,538
    1.68
    25. Breast Cancer
    1,933
    0.87
    2,540
    1.21
    26. Lymphomas
    1,734
    0.78
    721
    0.34
    27. Endocrine Disorders
    1,650
    0.74
    464
    0.22
    28. Suicide
    1,618
    0.72
    2,852
    1.35
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,405
    0.63
    1,519
    0.72
    30. Tetanus
    1,297
    0.58
    28
    0.01
    31. Oral Cancer
    1,254
    0.56
    531
    0.25
    32. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,250
    0.56
    1,329
    0.63
    33. Leukemia
    1,242
    0.56
    900
    0.43
    34. Hypertension
    1,117
    0.50
    4,053
    1.92
    35. Lung Cancers
    1,105
    0.49
    13,627
    6.47
    36. Other Neoplasms
    1,092
    0.49
    325
    0.15
    37. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    951
    0.43
    2,467
    1.17
    38. Liver Cancer
    859
    0.38
    5,267
    2.50
    39. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    847
    0.38
    4,273
    2.03
    40. Epilepsy
    825
    0.37
    373
    0.18
    41. Measles
    770
    0.34
    0
    0.00
    42. Malnutrition
    657
    0.29
    295
    0.14
    43. Cervical Cancer
    628
    0.28
    1,139
    0.54
    44. Fires
    463
    0.21
    302
    0.14
    45. Inflammatory/Heart
    428
    0.19
    604
    0.29
    46. Poisonings
    412
    0.18
    482
    0.23
    47. Bladder Cancer
    363
    0.16
    780
    0.37
    48. HIV/AIDS
    360
    0.16
    50
    0.02
    49. Uterin Cancer
    348
    0.16
    357
    0.17
    50. Ovary Cancer
    320
    0.14
    606
    0.29
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Afghanistan AFGHANISTAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Breast Cancer
    23.65
    21
    15.23
    103
    2. Stomach Cancer
    14.65
    19
    11.91
    31
    3. Oesophagus Cancer
    10.51
    13
    5.01
    35
    4. Oral Cancer
    8.48
    11
    1.75
    157
    5. Lung Cancers
    7.57
    115
    46.18
    2
    6. Cervical Cancer
    7.53
    95
    7.13
    102
    7. Lymphomas
    7.21
    33
    2.47
    167
    8. Liver Cancer
    6.16
    77
    17.57
    13
    9. Prostate Cancer
    5.28
    163
    2.13
    177
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    5.13
    134
    14.39
    36
    11. Uterin Cancer
    4.58
    23
    2.07
    91
    12. Ovary Cancer
    4.02
    109
    3.55
    128
    13. Leukemia
    3.40
    114
    3.29
    116
    14. Bladder Cancer
    3.01
    58
    2.71
    70
    15. Skin Cancers
    1.56
    96
    0.76
    148
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    1.53
    152
    5.56
    58
    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.