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China
COUNTRY #1
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Compare China 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
China Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      China CHINA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      China CHINA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    35.1
    37.6
    36.3
    162
    160
    162
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    61.0
    62.5
    61.7
    67
    79
    74
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    64.4
    66.7
    65.5
    67
    83
    79
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    66.9
    69.7
    68.3
    62
    95
    87
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    70.1
    73.5
    71.7
    56
    86
    70
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    73.5
    76.7
    75.0
    42
    74
    54
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    75.0
    77.9
    76.4
    43
    78
    51
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      China CHINA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    75.0
    77.9
    43
    78
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    75.7
    78.6
    45
    82
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    75.8
    78.8
    45
    81
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    75.9
    78.8
    45
    81
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    76.0
    78.9
    45
    81
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    76.2
    79.0
    45
    81
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    76.4
    79.2
    47
    81
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    76.6
    79.3
    49
    81
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    76.8
    79.5
    51
    82
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    77.1
    79.7
    58
    85
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    77.5
    80.0
    62
    85
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    78.0
    80.4
    68
    86
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    78.7
    81.0
    75
    91
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    79.9
    81.9
    78
    94
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    81.5
    83.3
    84
    93
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    83.8
    85.1
    83
    93
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    86.7
    87.5
    77
    84
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    90.0
    90.6
    77
    85
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      China CHINA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    116.88
    34
    167.56
    2
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    114.00
    107
    120.49
    96
    3. Lung Disease
    53.43
    12
    112.26
    1
    4. Lung Cancers
    36.21
    6
    46.18
    2
    5. Alzheimers & Dementia
    34.62
    33
    26.38
    84
    6. Liver Cancer
    23.63
    8
    17.57
    13
    7. Stomach Cancer
    18.59
    2
    11.91
    31
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    17.73
    89
    19.91
    80
    9. Hypertension
    16.48
    61
    15.42
    69
    10. Influenza and Pneumonia
    11.66
    150
    20.09
    118
    11. Oesophagus Cancer
    11.51
    10
    5.01
    35
    12. Kidney Disease
    11.36
    120
    12.50
    110
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    9.54
    156
    11.19
    147
    14. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.90
    84
    14.39
    36
    15. Liver Disease
    8.44
    139
    11.17
    116
    16. Suicide
    8.03
    103
    10.56
    68
    17. Falls
    7.09
    68
    6.48
    71
    18. Breast Cancer
    5.46
    179
    15.23
    103
    19. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    4.91
    40
    9.04
    10
    20. Congenital Anomalies
    4.21
    145
    6.26
    118
    21. Drownings
    4.08
    83
    6.30
    44
    22. Pancreas Cancer
    4.07
    85
    5.56
    58
    23. Leukemia
    3.60
    107
    3.29
    116
    24. Prostate Cancer
    3.53
    171
    2.13
    177
    25. Cervical Cancer
    3.31
    136
    7.13
    102
    26. Other Injuries
    3.15
    172
    5.02
    137
    27. Low Birth Weight
    2.92
    147
    7.16
    91
    28. Tuberculosis
    2.91
    106
    38.68
    41
    29. Parkinson's Disease
    2.80
    63
    1.73
    127
    30. Birth Trauma
    2.46
    98
    4.27
    79
    31. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2.34
    108
    4.80
    68
    32. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.31
    168
    2.35
    166
    33. Other Neoplasms
    2.30
    111
    1.12
    155
    34. Lymphomas
    2.29
    170
    2.47
    167
    35. Oral Cancer
    2.19
    130
    1.75
    157
    36. Drug Use
    1.84
    51
    2.32
    32
    37. Bladder Cancer
    1.80
    107
    2.71
    70
    38. Ovary Cancer
    1.77
    174
    3.55
    128
    39. Uterin Cancer
    1.68
    111
    2.07
    91
    40. Endocrine Disorders
    1.51
    165
    1.82
    160
    41. Asthma
    1.44
    129
    2.68
    102
    42. Poisonings
    1.21
    60
    1.85
    48
    43. Skin Cancers
    1.13
    124
    0.76
    148
    44. HIV/AIDS
    1.08
    118
    0.18
    157
    45. Violence
    0.88
    164
    4.33
    103
    46. Epilepsy
    0.81
    156
    1.49
    105
    47. Alcohol
    0.81
    135
    1.03
    127
    48. Malnutrition
    0.80
    107
    1.34
    95
    49. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.79
    149
    2.72
    97
    50. Fires
    0.65
    139
    1.19
    110
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      China CHINA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    2.018m
    20.60
    46,562
    22.10
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    1.928m
    19.68
    31,886
    15.14
    3. Lung Disease
    895,355
    9.14
    30,364
    14.41
    4. Lung Cancers
    637,736
    6.51
    13,627
    6.47
    5. Alzheimers & Dementia
    563,472
    5.75
    6,220
    2.95
    6. Liver Cancer
    422,928
    4.32
    5,267
    2.50
    7. Stomach Cancer
    328,257
    3.35
    3,538
    1.68
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    284,986
    2.91
    5,216
    2.48
    9. Hypertension
    276,483
    2.82
    4,053
    1.92
    10. Oesophagus Cancer
    204,627
    2.09
    1,519
    0.72
    11. Kidney Disease
    196,377
    2.00
    3,463
    1.64
    12. Influenza and Pneumonia
    177,268
    1.81
    4,792
    2.27
    13. Diabetes Mellitus
    167,267
    1.71
    3,182
    1.51
    14. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    154,066
    1.57
    4,273
    2.03
    15. Liver Disease
    152,047
    1.55
    3,210
    1.52
    16. Suicide
    136,267
    1.39
    2,852
    1.35
    17. Falls
    116,301
    1.19
    1,675
    0.80
    18. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    85,049
    0.87
    2,467
    1.17
    19. Pancreas Cancer
    72,212
    0.74
    1,654
    0.79
    20. Leukemia
    56,057
    0.57
    900
    0.43
    21. Drownings
    55,513
    0.57
    1,471
    0.70
    22. Tuberculosis
    50,409
    0.51
    10,921
    5.18
    23. Breast Cancer
    50,229
    0.51
    2,540
    1.21
    24. Other Injuries
    48,320
    0.49
    1,298
    0.62
    25. Parkinson's Disease
    46,783
    0.48
    464
    0.22
    26. Congenital Anomalies
    43,450
    0.44
    1,282
    0.61
    27. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    40,411
    0.41
    1,329
    0.63
    28. Other Neoplasms
    40,359
    0.41
    325
    0.15
    29. Lymphomas
    39,909
    0.41
    721
    0.34
    30. Oral Cancer
    39,221
    0.40
    531
    0.25
    31. Inflammatory/Heart
    37,931
    0.39
    604
    0.29
    32. Drug Use
    30,926
    0.32
    627
    0.30
    33. Bladder Cancer
    30,281
    0.31
    780
    0.37
    34. Cervical Cancer
    29,934
    0.31
    1,139
    0.54
    35. Low Birth Weight
    28,461
    0.29
    1,401
    0.67
    36. Prostate Cancer
    26,135
    0.27
    176
    0.08
    37. Asthma
    24,281
    0.25
    724
    0.34
    38. Endocrine Disorders
    24,172
    0.25
    464
    0.22
    39. Birth Trauma
    24,007
    0.25
    836
    0.40
    40. Skin Cancers
    19,513
    0.20
    215
    0.10
    41. Poisonings
    19,141
    0.20
    482
    0.23
    42. HIV/AIDS
    18,643
    0.19
    50
    0.02
    43. Ovary Cancer
    16,287
    0.17
    606
    0.29
    44. Uterin Cancer
    15,498
    0.16
    357
    0.17
    45. Alcohol
    14,215
    0.15
    287
    0.14
    46. Violence
    13,100
    0.13
    1,108
    0.53
    47. Malnutrition
    12,409
    0.13
    295
    0.14
    48. Epilepsy
    12,305
    0.13
    373
    0.18
    49. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    11,200
    0.11
    215
    0.10
    50. Fires
    10,356
    0.11
    302
    0.14
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      China CHINA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    36.21
    6
    46.18
    2
    2. Liver Cancer
    23.63
    8
    17.57
    13
    3. Stomach Cancer
    18.59
    2
    11.91
    31
    4. Oesophagus Cancer
    11.51
    10
    5.01
    35
    5. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.90
    84
    14.39
    36
    6. Breast Cancer
    5.46
    179
    15.23
    103
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    4.07
    85
    5.56
    58
    8. Leukemia
    3.60
    107
    3.29
    116
    9. Prostate Cancer
    3.53
    171
    2.13
    177
    10. Cervical Cancer
    3.31
    136
    7.13
    102
    11. Lymphomas
    2.29
    170
    2.47
    167
    12. Oral Cancer
    2.19
    130
    1.75
    157
    13. Bladder Cancer
    1.80
    107
    2.71
    70
    14. Ovary Cancer
    1.77
    174
    3.55
    128
    15. Uterin Cancer
    1.68
    111
    2.07
    91
    16. Skin Cancers
    1.13
    124
    0.76
    148
    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.