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Compare Belarus 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.
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Belarus BELARUS   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    64.0
    72.9
    68.3
    35
    16
    31
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    68.0
    76.0
    71.9
    21
    6
    11
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    65.9
    75.6
    70.6
    54
    24
    36
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    66.3
    75.6
    70.8
    74
    39
    57
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    62.6
    73.5
    68.0
    115
    84
    103
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    64.5
    76.3
    70.3
    122
    81
    103
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    68.8
    79.2
    74.2
    104
    54
    87
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Belarus BELARUS   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    68.8
    79.2
    104
    54
     
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    69.1
    79.4
    120
    64
     
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    69.2
    79.5
    122
    65
     
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    69.2
    79.5
    123
    65
     
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    69.4
    79.6
    130
    66
     
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    69.6
    79.7
    132
    69
     
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    69.9
    79.8
    135
    69
     
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    70.4
    80.0
    141
    70
     
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    71.1
    80.3
    142
    68
     
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    71.9
    80.6
    141
    67
     
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    73.0
    81.1
    141
    67
     
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    74.3
    81.6
    144
    65
     
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    75.9
    82.3
    139
    67
     
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    78.2
    83.2
    127
    68
     
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    80.4
    84.3
    123
    72
     
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    83.4
    86.0
    91
    72
     
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    86.4
    87.9
    87
    77
     
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    89.9
    90.6
    83
    81
     
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Belarus BELARUS   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    362.19
    4
     
    109.84
    103
    2. Stroke
    118.51
    46
     
    177.55
    4
    3. Lung Cancers
    22.32
    51
     
    48.65
    2
    4. Alzheimers/Dementia
    22.17
    54
     
    15.86
    105
    5. Suicide
    19.44
    14
     
    14.92
    32
    6. Falls
    18.04
    10
     
    6.03
    79
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    17.54
    19
     
    14.76
    38
    8. Prostate Cancer
    16.93
    87
     
    1.70
    179
    9. Breast Cancer
    16.43
    95
     
    15.72
    104
    10. Stomach Cancer
    15.48
    16
     
    12.40
    31
    11. Inflammatory/Heart
    15.36
    10
     
    3.03
    155
    12. Other Injuries
    14.88
    40
     
    5.57
    133
    13. Drug Use
    12.48
    2
     
    2.33
    47
    14. Drownings
    12.02
    13
     
    5.49
    66
    15. HIV/AIDS
    11.20
    70
     
    0.17
    155
    16. Road Traffic Accidents
    11.16
    120
     
    19.67
    82
    17. Lung Disease
    9.46
    176
     
    100.37
    3
    18. Alcohol
    8.18
    8
     
    1.11
    120
    19. Fires
    7.62
    13
     
    1.37
    105
    20. Tuberculosis
    7.22
    85
     
    57.08
    28
    21. Oral Cancer
    6.68
    23
     
    1.81
    135
    22. Violence
    5.45
    90
     
    4.28
    105
    23. Ovary Cancer
    5.35
    57
     
    3.67
    118
    24. Hypertension
    5.32
    150
     
    20.26
    52
    25. Pancreas Cancer
    5.30
    64
     
    5.71
    59
    26. Influenza and Pneumonia
    5.19
    180
     
    22.68
    121
    27. Congenital Anomalies
    4.68
    139
     
    7.75
    103
    28. Uterin Cancer
    4.66
    19
     
    2.17
    86
    29. Cervical Cancer
    4.56
    130
     
    7.49
    98
    30. Leukemia
    4.53
    56
     
    3.28
    116
    31. Kidney Disease
    4.19
    178
     
    14.51
    91
    32. Lymphomas
    3.76
    123
     
    2.50
    151
    33. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.38
    68
     
    5.33
    37
    34. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3.06
    73
     
    8.26
    12
    35. Poisonings
    2.81
    24
     
    2.20
    44
    36. Liver Cancer
    2.70
    169
     
    18.14
    12
    37. Bladder Cancer
    2.24
    78
     
    2.68
    67
    38. Skin Cancers
    2.08
    58
     
    0.77
    140
    39. Low Birth Weight
    1.78
    158
     
    10.30
    70
    40. Diabetes Mellitus
    1.76
    183
     
    8.13
    162
    41. Epilepsy
    1.25
    131
     
    1.80
    88
    42. Liver Disease
    1.20
    181
     
    17.00
    85
    43. Asthma
    0.97
    146
     
    5.80
    81
    44. Parkinson's Disease
    0.83
    112
     
    0.54
    155
    45. Birth Trauma
    0.61
    155
     
    5.56
    76
    46. Meningitis
    0.43
    136
     
    1.14
    94
    47. Encephalitis
    0.39
    128
     
    0.86
    69
    48. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.29
    51
     
    0.12
    107
    49. Endocrine Disorders
    0.24
    181
     
    2.15
    159
    50. Other Neoplasms
    0.22
    175
     
    1.17
    154
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Belarus BELARUS   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    60,337
    48.90
     
    30,572
    13.98
    2. Stroke
    19,686
    15.95
     
    49,241
    22.51
    3. Alzheimers/Dementia
    3,957
    3.21
     
    4,491
    2.05
    4. Lung Cancers
    3,402
    2.76
     
    13,520
    6.18
    5. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2,796
    2.27
     
    4,123
    1.88
    6. Stomach Cancer
    2,370
    1.92
     
    3,451
    1.58
    7. Falls
    2,235
    1.81
     
    1,625
    0.74
    8. Suicide
    2,162
    1.75
     
    3,981
    1.82
    9. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,998
    1.62
     
    789
    0.36
    10. Other Injuries
    1,810
    1.47
     
    1,438
    0.66
    11. Lung Disease
    1,506
    1.22
     
    28,017
    12.81
    12. Breast Cancer
    1,426
    1.16
     
    2,451
    1.12
    13. Drug Use
    1,348
    1.09
     
    625
    0.29
    14. Drownings
    1,298
    1.05
     
    1,296
    0.59
    15. HIV/AIDS
    1,200
    0.97
     
    47
    0.02
    16. Road Traffic Accidents
    1,195
    0.97
     
    5,214
    2.38
    17. Alcohol
    984
    0.80
     
    306
    0.14
    18. Oral Cancer
    957
    0.78
     
    512
    0.23
    19. Fires
    955
    0.77
     
    356
    0.16
    20. Prostate Cancer
    939
    0.76
     
    165
    0.08
    21. Hypertension
    871
    0.71
     
    5,653
    2.58
    22. Tuberculosis
    864
    0.70
     
    15,184
    6.94
    23. Pancreas Cancer
    835
    0.68
     
    1,590
    0.73
    24. Leukemia
    661
    0.54
     
    867
    0.40
    25. Influenza and Pneumonia
    653
    0.53
     
    5,736
    2.62
    26. Kidney Disease
    631
    0.51
     
    3,988
    1.82
    27. Violence
    591
    0.48
     
    1,110
    0.51
    28. Lymphomas
    557
    0.45
     
    687
    0.31
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    500
    0.41
     
    1,495
    0.68
    30. Ovary Cancer
    477
    0.39
     
    581
    0.27
    31. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    419
    0.34
     
    2,275
    1.04
    32. Liver Cancer
    408
    0.33
     
    5,076
    2.32
    33. Uterin Cancer
    380
    0.31
     
    344
    0.16
    34. Cervical Cancer
    372
    0.30
     
    1,126
    0.51
    35. Bladder Cancer
    370
    0.30
     
    749
    0.34
    36. Congenital Anomalies
    362
    0.29
     
    1,596
    0.73
    37. Poisonings
    341
    0.28
     
    567
    0.26
    38. Skin Cancers
    314
    0.25
     
    215
    0.10
    39. Diabetes Mellitus
    242
    0.20
     
    2,237
    1.02
    40. Liver Disease
    156
    0.13
     
    4,710
    2.15
    41. Asthma
    143
    0.12
     
    1,608
    0.74
    42. Parkinson's Disease
    142
    0.12
     
    149
    0.07
    43. Epilepsy
    124
    0.10
     
    447
    0.20
    44. Low Birth Weight
    118
    0.10
     
    2,031
    0.93
    45. Meningitis
    51
    0.04
     
    266
    0.12
    46. Encephalitis
    40
    0.03
     
    187
    0.09
    47. Birth Trauma
    40
    0.03
     
    1,095
    0.50
    48. Multiple Sclerosis
    39
    0.03
     
    33
    0.02
    49. Other Neoplasms
    27
    0.02
     
    324
    0.15
    50. Endocrine Disorders
    19
    0.02
     
    540
    0.25
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Belarus BELARUS   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    22.32
    51
     
    48.65
    2
    2. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    17.54
    19
     
    14.76
    38
    3. Prostate Cancer
    16.93
    87
     
    1.70
    179
    4. Breast Cancer
    16.43
    95
     
    15.72
    104
    5. Stomach Cancer
    15.48
    16
     
    12.40
    31
    6. Oral Cancer
    6.68
    23
     
    1.81
    135
    7. Ovary Cancer
    5.35
    57
     
    3.67
    118
    8. Pancreas Cancer
    5.30
    64
     
    5.71
    59
    9. Uterin Cancer
    4.66
    19
     
    2.17
    86
    10. Cervical Cancer
    4.56
    130
     
    7.49
    98
    11. Leukemia
    4.53
    56
     
    3.28
    116
    12. Lymphomas
    3.76
    123
     
    2.50
    151
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.38
    68
     
    5.33
    37
    14. Liver Cancer
    2.70
    169
     
    18.14
    12
    15. Bladder Cancer
    2.24
    78
     
    2.68
    67
    16. Skin Cancers
    2.08
    58
     
    0.77
    140
     
     
     
    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.