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France
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 France 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
France Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      France FRANCE   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      France FRANCE   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    67.0
    73.6
    70.2
    16
    10
    13
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    68.4
    75.8
    72.0
    17
    8
    8
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    70.2
    78.4
    74.2
    19
    8
    11
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    72.8
    80.9
    76.7
    19
    2
    10
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    75.0
    82.7
    78.8
    20
    2
    10
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    78.0
    84.6
    81.3
    18
    4
    10
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    80.1
    85.7
    82.9
    13
    3
    5
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      France FRANCE   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    80.1
    85.7
    13
    3
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    80.4
    86.0
    14
    3
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    80.5
    86.0
    14
    3
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    80.5
    86.0
    14
    3
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    80.6
    86.1
    14
    2
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    80.8
    86.1
    13
    2
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    80.9
    86.2
    13
    2
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    81.1
    86.3
    12
    2
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    81.3
    86.4
    12
    2
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    81.6
    86.6
    11
    2
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    82.1
    86.9
    10
    2
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    82.8
    87.3
    7
    2
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    83.8
    87.9
    5
    2
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    85.0
    88.5
    3
    2
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    86.2
    89.2
    2
    2
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    87.7
    90.1
    2
    2
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    89.4
    91.3
    3
    2
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    91.7
    92.9
    5
    8
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      France FRANCE   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    43.25
    181
    109.84
    103
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    30.84
    26
    15.86
    105
    3. Lung Cancers
    28.57
    20
    48.65
    2
    4. Stroke
    23.16
    180
    177.55
    4
    5. Breast Cancer
    21.51
    38
    15.72
    104
    6. Prostate Cancer
    16.12
    90
    1.70
    179
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.23
    35
    14.76
    38
    8. Influenza and Pneumonia
    14.10
    152
    22.68
    121
    9. Lung Disease
    13.15
    157
    100.37
    3
    10. Suicide
    12.77
    45
    14.92
    32
    11. Other Injuries
    9.48
    72
    5.57
    133
    12. Diabetes Mellitus
    8.70
    160
    8.13
    162
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    8.30
    23
    5.71
    59
    14. Liver Disease
    7.81
    144
    17.00
    85
    15. Liver Cancer
    7.02
    58
    18.14
    12
    16. Lymphomas
    6.86
    41
    2.50
    151
    17. Endocrine Disorders
    5.71
    88
    2.15
    159
    18. Ovary Cancer
    5.53
    51
    3.67
    118
    19. Other Neoplasms
    5.48
    17
    1.17
    154
    20. Leukemia
    5.34
    16
    3.28
    116
    21. Kidney Disease
    5.31
    169
    14.51
    91
    22. Road Traffic Accidents
    4.86
    163
    19.67
    82
    23. Falls
    4.55
    107
    6.03
    79
    24. Stomach Cancer
    4.38
    116
    12.40
    31
    25. Bladder Cancer
    4.31
    23
    2.68
    67
    26. Oral Cancer
    4.25
    61
    1.81
    135
    27. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.11
    133
    3.03
    155
    28. Parkinson's Disease
    4.07
    14
    0.54
    155
    29. Alcohol
    3.89
    23
    1.11
    120
    30. Uterin Cancer
    3.87
    35
    2.17
    86
    31. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.70
    57
    5.33
    37
    32. Congenital Anomalies
    3.32
    159
    7.75
    103
    33. Hypertension
    3.31
    167
    20.26
    52
    34. Skin Cancers
    2.46
    37
    0.77
    140
    35. Malnutrition
    2.17
    86
    1.01
    105
    36. Cervical Cancer
    2.05
    159
    7.49
    98
    37. Drug Use
    1.97
    58
    2.33
    47
    38. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.88
    119
    3.42
    93
    39. Epilepsy
    1.71
    95
    1.80
    88
    40. Low Birth Weight
    1.34
    170
    10.30
    70
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.15
    125
    8.26
    12
    42. Drownings
    1.06
    150
    5.49
    66
    43. Asthma
    0.96
    147
    5.80
    81
    44. Violence
    0.92
    167
    4.28
    105
    45. Skin Disease
    0.85
    130
    0.63
    140
    46. Birth Trauma
    0.77
    142
    5.56
    76
    47. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.65
    24
    0.12
    107
    48. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.65
    169
    4.52
    67
    49. HIV/AIDS
    0.61
    129
    0.17
    155
    50. Anemia
    0.55
    79
    0.04
    143
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      France FRANCE   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    62,890
    13.81
    30,572
    13.98
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    49,233
    10.81
    4,491
    2.05
    3. Stroke
    34,220
    7.51
    49,241
    22.51
    4. Lung Cancers
    33,635
    7.39
    13,520
    6.18
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    21,096
    4.63
    5,736
    2.62
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    20,798
    4.57
    4,123
    1.88
    7. Lung Disease
    19,640
    4.31
    28,017
    12.81
    8. Breast Cancer
    14,120
    3.10
    2,451
    1.12
    9. Diabetes Mellitus
    12,478
    2.74
    2,237
    1.02
    10. Other Injuries
    12,447
    2.73
    1,438
    0.66
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    10,897
    2.39
    1,590
    0.73
    12. Suicide
    10,867
    2.39
    3,981
    1.82
    13. Prostate Cancer
    10,438
    2.29
    165
    0.08
    14. Lymphomas
    9,266
    2.03
    687
    0.31
    15. Liver Cancer
    8,985
    1.97
    5,076
    2.32
    16. Kidney Disease
    8,113
    1.78
    3,988
    1.82
    17. Liver Disease
    8,080
    1.77
    4,710
    2.15
    18. Other Neoplasms
    7,547
    1.66
    324
    0.15
    19. Endocrine Disorders
    7,178
    1.58
    540
    0.25
    20. Leukemia
    7,039
    1.55
    867
    0.40
    21. Parkinson's Disease
    6,448
    1.42
    149
    0.07
    22. Falls
    6,373
    1.40
    1,625
    0.74
    23. Bladder Cancer
    6,108
    1.34
    749
    0.34
    24. Stomach Cancer
    5,605
    1.23
    3,451
    1.58
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    5,572
    1.22
    789
    0.36
    26. Hypertension
    5,062
    1.11
    5,653
    2.58
    27. Oral Cancer
    4,648
    1.02
    512
    0.23
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    4,474
    0.98
    1,495
    0.68
    29. Ovary Cancer
    3,856
    0.85
    581
    0.27
    30. Malnutrition
    3,418
    0.75
    270
    0.12
    31. Alcohol
    3,418
    0.75
    306
    0.14
    32. Road Traffic Accidents
    3,301
    0.72
    5,214
    2.38
    33. Skin Cancers
    2,997
    0.66
    215
    0.10
    34. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2,688
    0.59
    715
    0.33
    35. Uterin Cancer
    2,616
    0.57
    344
    0.16
    36. Congenital Anomalies
    1,917
    0.42
    1,596
    0.73
    37. Epilepsy
    1,796
    0.39
    447
    0.20
    38. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1,684
    0.37
    2,275
    1.04
    39. Drug Use
    1,661
    0.36
    625
    0.29
    40. Cervical Cancer
    1,385
    0.30
    1,126
    0.51
    41. Skin Disease
    1,299
    0.29
    170
    0.08
    42. Asthma
    1,262
    0.28
    1,608
    0.74
    43. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    919
    0.20
    1,250
    0.57
    44. Drownings
    900
    0.20
    1,296
    0.59
    45. Anemia
    851
    0.19
    9
    0.00
    46. Multiple Sclerosis
    693
    0.15
    33
    0.02
    47. Tuberculosis
    616
    0.14
    15,184
    6.94
    48. Violence
    604
    0.13
    1,110
    0.51
    49. Schizophrenia
    598
    0.13
    332
    0.15
    50. Low Birth Weight
    595
    0.13
    2,031
    0.93
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      France FRANCE   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    28.57
    20
    48.65
    2
    2. Breast Cancer
    21.51
    38
    15.72
    104
    3. Prostate Cancer
    16.12
    90
    1.70
    179
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.23
    35
    14.76
    38
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    8.30
    23
    5.71
    59
    6. Liver Cancer
    7.02
    58
    18.14
    12
    7. Lymphomas
    6.86
    41
    2.50
    151
    8. Ovary Cancer
    5.53
    51
    3.67
    118
    9. Leukemia
    5.34
    16
    3.28
    116
    10. Stomach Cancer
    4.38
    116
    12.40
    31
    11. Bladder Cancer
    4.31
    23
    2.68
    67
    12. Oral Cancer
    4.25
    61
    1.81
    135
    13. Uterin Cancer
    3.87
    35
    2.17
    86
    14. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.70
    57
    5.33
    37
    15. Skin Cancers
    2.46
    37
    0.77
    140
    16. Cervical Cancer
    2.05
    159
    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.