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Canada
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 Canada 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
Canada Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Canada CANADA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Canada CANADA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    68.3
    74.2
    71.1
    8
    5
    8
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    69.3
    76.3
    72.7
    10
    4
    6
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    71.6
    78.7
    75.1
    12
    6
    7
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    74.3
    80.7
    77.4
    6
    4
    3
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    76.4
    81.7
    79.1
    7
    8
    7
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    79.0
    83.4
    81.2
    10
    12
    11
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    80.9
    84.7
    82.8
    5
    9
    7
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Canada CANADA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    80.9
    84.7
    5
    9
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    81.3
    85.1
    3
    9
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    81.3
    85.1
    3
    9
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    81.4
    85.1
    3
    9
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    81.5
    85.2
    3
    8
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    81.7
    85.3
    3
    8
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    81.9
    85.4
    3
    7
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    82.1
    85.5
    3
    7
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    82.3
    85.6
    2
    7
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    82.6
    85.8
    2
    7
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    83.0
    86.1
    2
    7
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    83.4
    86.5
    2
    6
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    84.2
    87.0
    2
    5
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    85.1
    87.7
    2
    5
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    86.3
    88.5
    1
    4
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    87.8
    89.7
    1
    3
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    89.7
    91.1
    1
    3
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    91.9
    93.0
    3
    6
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Canada CANADA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    55.36
    172
    109.84
    103
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    32.30
    22
    15.86
    105
    3. Lung Cancers
    30.94
    13
    48.65
    2
    4. Lung Disease
    19.01
    118
    100.37
    3
    5. Stroke
    18.22
    183
    177.55
    4
    6. Breast Cancer
    17.60
    82
    15.72
    104
    7. Prostate Cancer
    14.30
    108
    1.70
    179
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.28
    45
    14.76
    38
    9. Suicide
    10.54
    83
    14.92
    32
    10. Diabetes Mellitus
    10.27
    154
    8.13
    162
    11. Influenza and Pneumonia
    9.34
    170
    22.68
    121
    12. Falls
    7.42
    62
    6.03
    79
    13. Lymphomas
    7.35
    25
    2.50
    151
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    6.51
    45
    5.71
    59
    15. Liver Disease
    5.73
    160
    17.00
    85
    16. Kidney Disease
    5.41
    168
    14.51
    91
    17. Road Traffic Accidents
    5.26
    160
    19.67
    82
    18. Endocrine Disorders
    5.18
    95
    2.15
    159
    19. Ovary Cancer
    5.11
    66
    3.67
    118
    20. Leukemia
    4.64
    47
    3.28
    116
    21. Other Injuries
    4.21
    159
    5.57
    133
    22. Congenital Anomalies
    3.85
    154
    7.75
    103
    23. Drug Use
    3.85
    18
    2.33
    47
    24. Liver Cancer
    3.72
    140
    18.14
    12
    25. Bladder Cancer
    3.41
    47
    2.68
    67
    26. Stomach Cancer
    3.41
    141
    12.40
    31
    27. Parkinson's Disease
    3.35
    26
    0.54
    155
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.21
    73
    5.33
    37
    29. Uterin Cancer
    3.06
    52
    2.17
    86
    30. Diarrhoeal diseases
    3.05
    97
    3.42
    93
    31. Skin Cancers
    2.56
    33
    0.77
    140
    32. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.44
    167
    3.03
    155
    33. Other Neoplasms
    2.40
    106
    1.17
    154
    34. Low Birth Weight
    2.26
    153
    10.30
    70
    35. Hypertension
    2.13
    180
    20.26
    52
    36. Oral Cancer
    2.11
    123
    1.81
    135
    37. Cervical Cancer
    1.78
    165
    7.49
    98
    38. Violence
    1.77
    143
    4.28
    105
    39. Alcohol
    1.70
    88
    1.11
    120
    40. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.91
    9
    0.12
    107
    41. Birth Trauma
    0.77
    141
    5.56
    76
    42. Drownings
    0.74
    163
    5.49
    66
    43. HIV/AIDS
    0.74
    124
    0.17
    155
    44. Epilepsy
    0.69
    170
    1.80
    88
    45. Skin Disease
    0.65
    138
    0.63
    140
    46. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.62
    159
    8.26
    12
    47. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.61
    171
    4.52
    67
    48. Fires
    0.47
    154
    1.37
    105
    49. Poisonings
    0.47
    125
    2.20
    44
    50. Anemia
    0.45
    87
    0.04
    143
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Canada CANADA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    37,876
    17.93
    30,572
    13.98
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    23,536
    11.14
    4,491
    2.05
    3. Lung Cancers
    20,431
    9.67
    13,520
    6.18
    4. Lung Disease
    13,408
    6.35
    28,017
    12.81
    5. Stroke
    12,693
    6.01
    49,241
    22.51
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    9,463
    4.48
    4,123
    1.88
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    6,834
    3.23
    2,237
    1.02
    8. Influenza and Pneumonia
    6,391
    3.03
    5,736
    2.62
    9. Breast Cancer
    5,785
    2.74
    2,451
    1.12
    10. Falls
    5,125
    2.43
    1,625
    0.74
    11. Lymphomas
    4,822
    2.28
    687
    0.31
    12. Prostate Cancer
    4,524
    2.14
    165
    0.08
    13. Suicide
    4,407
    2.09
    3,981
    1.82
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    4,283
    2.03
    1,590
    0.73
    15. Kidney Disease
    3,770
    1.78
    3,988
    1.82
    16. Liver Disease
    3,288
    1.56
    4,710
    2.15
    17. Endocrine Disorders
    3,181
    1.51
    540
    0.25
    18. Leukemia
    2,948
    1.40
    867
    0.40
    19. Other Injuries
    2,468
    1.17
    1,438
    0.66
    20. Parkinson's Disease
    2,428
    1.15
    149
    0.07
    21. Liver Cancer
    2,403
    1.14
    5,076
    2.32
    22. Bladder Cancer
    2,358
    1.12
    749
    0.34
    23. Stomach Cancer
    2,204
    1.04
    3,451
    1.58
    24. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2,160
    1.02
    715
    0.33
    25. Road Traffic Accidents
    2,100
    0.99
    5,214
    2.38
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    2,072
    0.98
    1,495
    0.68
    27. Ovary Cancer
    1,717
    0.81
    581
    0.27
    28. Skin Cancers
    1,606
    0.76
    215
    0.10
    29. Other Neoplasms
    1,535
    0.73
    324
    0.15
    30. Drug Use
    1,525
    0.72
    625
    0.29
    31. Hypertension
    1,467
    0.69
    5,653
    2.58
    32. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,455
    0.69
    789
    0.36
    33. Oral Cancer
    1,331
    0.63
    512
    0.23
    34. Congenital Anomalies
    1,102
    0.52
    1,596
    0.73
    35. Uterin Cancer
    981
    0.46
    344
    0.16
    36. Alcohol
    899
    0.43
    306
    0.14
    37. Violence
    632
    0.30
    1,110
    0.51
    38. Cervical Cancer
    570
    0.27
    1,126
    0.51
    39. Multiple Sclerosis
    533
    0.25
    33
    0.02
    40. Low Birth Weight
    494
    0.23
    2,031
    0.93
    41. Skin Disease
    444
    0.21
    170
    0.08
    42. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    416
    0.20
    2,275
    1.04
    43. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    398
    0.19
    1,250
    0.57
    44. Epilepsy
    329
    0.16
    447
    0.20
    45. Anemia
    326
    0.15
    9
    0.00
    46. HIV/AIDS
    323
    0.15
    47
    0.02
    47. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    288
    0.14
    179
    0.08
    48. Drownings
    288
    0.14
    1,296
    0.59
    49. Asthma
    259
    0.12
    1,608
    0.74
    50. Fires
    218
    0.10
    356
    0.16
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Canada CANADA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    30.94
    13
    48.65
    2
    2. Breast Cancer
    17.60
    82
    15.72
    104
    3. Prostate Cancer
    14.30
    108
    1.70
    179
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.28
    45
    14.76
    38
    5. Lymphomas
    7.35
    25
    2.50
    151
    6. Pancreas Cancer
    6.51
    45
    5.71
    59
    7. Ovary Cancer
    5.11
    66
    3.67
    118
    8. Leukemia
    4.64
    47
    3.28
    116
    9. Liver Cancer
    3.72
    140
    18.14
    12
    10. Bladder Cancer
    3.41
    47
    2.68
    67
    11. Stomach Cancer
    3.41
    141
    12.40
    31
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.21
    73
    5.33
    37
    13. Uterin Cancer
    3.06
    52
    2.17
    86
    14. Skin Cancers
    2.56
    33
    0.77
    140
    15. Oral Cancer
    2.11
    123
    1.81
    135
    16. Cervical Cancer
    1.78
    165
    7.49
    98
    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.