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Bulgaria
COUNTRY #1
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

Compare Bulgaria 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
Bulgaria Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Bulgaria BULGARIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Bulgaria BULGARIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    67.6
    71.0
    69.2
    12
    29
    20
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    69.1
    73.5
    71.3
    12
    25
    15
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    68.5
    74.0
    71.2
    35
    40
    32
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    68.3
    75.2
    71.6
    52
    47
    46
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    67.8
    74.7
    71.1
    84
    71
    78
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    69.9
    76.9
    73.4
    89
    73
    82
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    71.4
    78.4
    74.8
    83
    66
    80
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Bulgaria BULGARIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    71.4
    78.4
    83
    66
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    72.1
    79.0
    92
    74
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    72.2
    79.1
    94
    75
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    72.2
    79.2
    94
    76
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    72.4
    79.2
    94
    78
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    72.6
    79.3
    96
    79
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    72.9
    79.4
    97
    79
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    73.1
    79.6
    99
    77
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    73.5
    79.8
    102
    76
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    74.0
    80.2
    103
    75
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    74.7
    80.5
    105
    76
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    75.8
    81.2
    106
    76
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    77.3
    81.9
    102
    75
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    79.2
    82.9
    93
    76
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    81.4
    83.9
    88
    80
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    83.7
    85.3
    86
    88
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    86.7
    87.4
    81
    92
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    89.5
    89.8
    96
    113
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Bulgaria BULGARIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    211.28
    23
    109.84
    103
    2. Stroke
    131.98
    31
    177.55
    4
    3. Hypertension
    34.17
    11
    20.26
    52
    4. Lung Cancers
    27.17
    24
    48.65
    2
    5. Alzheimers/Dementia
    21.26
    61
    15.86
    105
    6. Lung Disease
    19.79
    110
    100.37
    3
    7. Breast Cancer
    19.44
    63
    15.72
    104
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    18.71
    11
    14.76
    38
    9. Inflammatory/Heart
    17.02
    9
    3.03
    155
    10. Liver Disease
    15.08
    90
    17.00
    85
    11. Influenza and Pneumonia
    14.56
    150
    22.68
    121
    12. Prostate Cancer
    13.08
    115
    1.70
    179
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    12.72
    145
    8.13
    162
    14. Suicide
    11.37
    70
    14.92
    32
    15. Kidney Disease
    9.79
    124
    14.51
    91
    16. Stomach Cancer
    9.21
    50
    12.40
    31
    17. Pancreas Cancer
    7.55
    31
    5.71
    59
    18. Cervical Cancer
    7.04
    104
    7.49
    98
    19. Ovary Cancer
    6.43
    29
    3.67
    118
    20. Road Traffic Accidents
    6.40
    150
    19.67
    82
    21. Liver Cancer
    6.33
    68
    18.14
    12
    22. Congenital Anomalies
    5.50
    135
    7.75
    103
    23. Oral Cancer
    4.77
    44
    1.81
    135
    24. Other Injuries
    4.50
    153
    5.57
    133
    25. Lymphomas
    4.26
    111
    2.50
    151
    26. Low Birth Weight
    4.25
    129
    10.30
    70
    27. Uterin Cancer
    4.15
    28
    2.17
    86
    28. Falls
    4.02
    118
    6.03
    79
    29. Bladder Cancer
    3.74
    40
    2.68
    67
    30. Leukemia
    3.42
    111
    3.28
    116
    31. Endocrine Disorders
    2.73
    144
    2.15
    159
    32. Skin Cancers
    2.42
    39
    0.77
    140
    33. Parkinson's Disease
    2.28
    40
    0.54
    155
    34. Drownings
    2.02
    126
    5.49
    66
    35. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.99
    118
    4.52
    67
    36. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.93
    93
    8.26
    12
    37. Birth Trauma
    1.64
    123
    5.56
    76
    38. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.45
    133
    5.33
    37
    39. Epilepsy
    1.36
    118
    1.80
    88
    40. HIV/AIDS
    1.32
    118
    0.17
    155
    41. Other Neoplasms
    1.28
    147
    1.17
    154
    42. Violence
    1.25
    156
    4.28
    105
    43. Drug Use
    1.09
    102
    2.33
    47
    44. Fires
    1.02
    120
    1.37
    105
    45. Tuberculosis
    0.95
    135
    57.08
    28
    46. Alcohol
    0.84
    132
    1.11
    120
    47. Encephalitis
    0.66
    87
    0.86
    69
    48. Poisonings
    0.59
    111
    2.20
    44
    49. Meningitis
    0.58
    128
    1.14
    94
    50. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.53
    34
    0.12
    107
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Bulgaria BULGARIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    33,984
    34.29
    30,572
    13.98
    2. Stroke
    21,716
    21.91
    49,241
    22.51
    3. Hypertension
    5,552
    5.60
    5,653
    2.58
    4. Alzheimers/Dementia
    3,800
    3.83
    4,491
    2.05
    5. Lung Cancers
    3,590
    3.62
    13,520
    6.18
    6. Lung Disease
    3,186
    3.21
    28,017
    12.81
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    2,790
    2.81
    4,123
    1.88
    8. Inflammatory/Heart
    2,549
    2.57
    789
    0.36
    9. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,947
    1.96
    2,237
    1.02
    10. Influenza and Pneumonia
    1,800
    1.82
    5,736
    2.62
    11. Liver Disease
    1,768
    1.78
    4,710
    2.15
    12. Breast Cancer
    1,412
    1.42
    2,451
    1.12
    13. Kidney Disease
    1,378
    1.39
    3,988
    1.82
    14. Stomach Cancer
    1,334
    1.35
    3,451
    1.58
    15. Suicide
    1,139
    1.15
    3,981
    1.82
    16. Pancreas Cancer
    1,066
    1.08
    1,590
    0.73
    17. Liver Cancer
    890
    0.90
    5,076
    2.32
    18. Prostate Cancer
    883
    0.89
    165
    0.08
    19. Oral Cancer
    589
    0.59
    512
    0.23
    20. Bladder Cancer
    563
    0.57
    749
    0.34
    21. Road Traffic Accidents
    542
    0.55
    5,214
    2.38
    22. Lymphomas
    508
    0.51
    687
    0.31
    23. Falls
    474
    0.48
    1,625
    0.74
    24. Ovary Cancer
    440
    0.44
    581
    0.27
    25. Cervical Cancer
    413
    0.42
    1,126
    0.51
    26. Other Injuries
    406
    0.41
    1,438
    0.66
    27. Leukemia
    400
    0.40
    867
    0.40
    28. Parkinson's Disease
    397
    0.40
    149
    0.07
    29. Skin Cancers
    338
    0.34
    215
    0.10
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    325
    0.33
    540
    0.25
    31. Uterin Cancer
    309
    0.31
    344
    0.16
    32. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    295
    0.30
    1,250
    0.57
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    234
    0.24
    1,596
    0.73
    34. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    232
    0.23
    2,275
    1.04
    35. Oesophagus Cancer
    188
    0.19
    1,495
    0.68
    36. Other Neoplasms
    163
    0.16
    324
    0.15
    37. Low Birth Weight
    162
    0.16
    2,031
    0.93
    38. Drownings
    152
    0.15
    1,296
    0.59
    39. Epilepsy
    111
    0.11
    447
    0.20
    40. Fires
    109
    0.11
    356
    0.16
    41. Violence
    105
    0.11
    1,110
    0.51
    42. HIV/AIDS
    100
    0.10
    47
    0.02
    43. Tuberculosis
    90
    0.09
    15,184
    6.94
    44. Drug Use
    84
    0.08
    625
    0.29
    45. Alcohol
    80
    0.08
    306
    0.14
    46. Birth Trauma
    62
    0.06
    1,095
    0.50
    47. Multiple Sclerosis
    58
    0.06
    33
    0.02
    48. Poisonings
    57
    0.06
    567
    0.26
    49. Asthma
    56
    0.06
    1,608
    0.74
    50. Encephalitis
    48
    0.05
    187
    0.09
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Bulgaria BULGARIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    27.17
    24
    48.65
    2
    2. Breast Cancer
    19.44
    63
    15.72
    104
    3. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    18.71
    11
    14.76
    38
    4. Prostate Cancer
    13.08
    115
    1.70
    179
    5. Stomach Cancer
    9.21
    50
    12.40
    31
    6. Pancreas Cancer
    7.55
    31
    5.71
    59
    7. Cervical Cancer
    7.04
    104
    7.49
    98
    8. Ovary Cancer
    6.43
    29
    3.67
    118
    9. Liver Cancer
    6.33
    68
    18.14
    12
    10. Oral Cancer
    4.77
    44
    1.81
    135
    11. Lymphomas
    4.26
    111
    2.50
    151
    12. Uterin Cancer
    4.15
    28
    2.17
    86
    13. Bladder Cancer
    3.74
    40
    2.68
    67
    14. Leukemia
    3.42
    111
    3.28
    116
    15. Skin Cancers
    2.42
    39
    0.77
    140
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.45
    133
    5.33
    37
    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.