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Iceland
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 Macedonia 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 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 Iceland and United States 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.

United States
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 Macedonia 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 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
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Iceland ICELAND   United States UNITED STATES
      Iceland ICELAND   United States UNITED STATES
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
     
    66.6
    73.1
    69.8
    23
    15
    16
    1970
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
     
    67.1
    74.7
    70.8
    24
    12
    21
    1980
    72.1
    75.7
    73.9
    10
    22
    14
     
    70.0
    77.5
    73.7
    22
    11
    18
    1990
    74.9
    78.4
    76.6
    2
    20
    11
     
    71.8
    78.8
    75.2
    29
    17
    21
    2000
    77.7
    81.7
    79.7
    1
    9
    3
     
    74.0
    79.5
    76.8
    28
    29
    28
    2010
    80.2
    83.5
    81.8
    1
    10
    6
     
    76.2
    81.1
    78.7
    30
    30
    30
    2016
    80.9
    83.9
    82.4
    4
    18
    12
     
    76.0
    81.0
    78.5
    37
    37
    34
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Iceland ICELAND   United States UNITED STATES
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    80.9
    83.9
    4
    18
    76.0
    81.0
    37
    37
    Age 5
    81.1
    84.0
    5
    18
    76.6
    81.5
    38
    39
    Age 10
    81.1
    84.0
    5
    18
    76.6
    81.5
    38
    39
    Age 15
    81.1
    84.0
    5
    18
    76.7
    81.6
    38
    39
    Age 20
    81.4
    84.1
    5
    18
    76.9
    81.7
    39
    39
    Age 25
    81.5
    84.2
    6
    18
    77.3
    81.8
    39
    39
    Age 30
    81.7
    84.3
    6
    18
    77.7
    82.0
    38
    39
    Age 35
    81.9
    84.3
    4
    18
    78.2
    82.3
    37
    37
    Age 40
    82.2
    84.4
    4
    18
    78.7
    82.6
    35
    36
    Age 45
    82.4
    84.6
    5
    18
    79.2
    82.9
    35
    36
    Age 50
    82.7
    84.8
    5
    21
    79.8
    83.3
    34
    35
    Age 55
    83.1
    85.1
    5
    21
    80.6
    84.0
    30
    35
    Age 60
    83.7
    85.6
    6
    21
    81.8
    84.7
    29
    34
    Age 65
    84.2
    86.2
    7
    22
    83.1
    85.7
    28
    33
    Age 70
    85.2
    87.0
    11
    25
    84.7
    86.8
    23
    30
    Age 75
    86.7
    88.2
    10
    26
    86.6
    88.3
    18
    25
    Age 80
    88.3
    89.8
    29
    33
    88.7
    90.1
    14
    20
    Age 85
    90.8
    91.8
    41
    44
    91.4
    92.3
    16
    23
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Iceland ICELAND   United States UNITED STATES
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    80.30
    141
    86.89
    130
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    38.28
    15
    44.41
    8
    3. Stroke
    26.13
    171
    23.69
    178
    4. Lung Cancers
    23.95
    41
    29.82
    18
    5. Breast Cancer
    23.04
    24
    17.56
    83
    6. Prostate Cancer
    22.46
    54
    12.69
    117
    7. Lung Disease
    19.71
    112
    32.01
    43
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.10
    50
    11.50
    62
    9. Influenza and Pneumonia
    11.90
    156
    14.91
    147
    10. Suicide
    11.87
    64
    12.70
    47
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    9.51
    5
    7.52
    33
    12. Other Injuries
    6.95
    109
    4.38
    158
    13. Ovary Cancer
    5.14
    64
    5.25
    60
    14. Kidney Disease
    4.84
    173
    10.90
    117
    15. Diabetes Mellitus
    4.59
    178
    15.21
    138
    16. Liver Cancer
    4.54
    113
    4.74
    107
    17. Parkinson's Disease
    4.44
    8
    4.76
    3
    18. Stomach Cancer
    3.73
    137
    2.52
    163
    19. Lymphomas
    3.64
    124
    7.27
    29
    20. Hypertension
    3.40
    164
    7.42
    138
    21. Road Traffic Accidents
    3.27
    171
    10.04
    127
    22. Drug Use
    3.23
    30
    10.21
    5
    23. Leukemia
    3.11
    121
    5.21
    23
    24. Falls
    2.99
    141
    5.95
    81
    25. Bladder Cancer
    2.55
    73
    3.21
    55
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    2.46
    150
    8.11
    60
    27. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.26
    98
    3.27
    72
    28. Liver Disease
    2.15
    180
    10.21
    127
    29. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.08
    172
    6.40
    76
    30. Congenital Anomalies
    1.79
    180
    4.08
    150
    31. Other Neoplasms
    1.52
    134
    3.06
    77
    32. Alcohol
    1.37
    107
    2.26
    64
    33. Skin Cancers
    1.29
    99
    2.85
    31
    34. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.15
    140
    2.01
    115
    35. Violence
    1.10
    161
    5.53
    88
    36. Low Birth Weight
    1.00
    176
    3.01
    144
    37. Uterin Cancer
    0.79
    168
    3.03
    53
    38. Tuberculosis
    0.74
    142
    0.12
    177
    39. Skin Disease
    0.73
    135
    0.87
    128
    40. Oral Cancer
    0.73
    179
    2.06
    128
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.66
    168
    0.59
    173
    42. Epilepsy
    0.63
    174
    0.58
    177
    43. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.56
    30
    0.92
    8
    44. Poisonings
    0.54
    116
    1.10
    76
    45. Asthma
    0.42
    178
    0.95
    148
    46. Cervical Cancer
    0.40
    183
    2.84
    142
    47. Drownings
    0.40
    178
    1.13
    145
    48. Hepatitis B
    0.39
    95
    0.16
    145
    49. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.35
    59
    0.44
    45
    50. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.27
    178
    0.60
    162
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Iceland ICELAND   United States UNITED STATES
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    440
    24.62
    479,223
    20.90
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    216
    12.09
    263,916
    11.51
    3. Stroke
    143
    8.00
    131,954
    5.76
    4. Lung Cancers
    126
    7.05
    161,533
    7.05
    5. Lung Disease
    109
    6.10
    181,735
    7.93
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    76
    4.25
    60,418
    2.64
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    66
    3.69
    80,463
    3.51
    8. Breast Cancer
    58
    3.25
    47,291
    2.06
    9. Prostate Cancer
    57
    3.19
    32,107
    1.40
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    50
    2.80
    40,559
    1.77
    11. Suicide
    43
    2.41
    45,986
    2.01
    12. Other Injuries
    35
    1.96
    20,113
    0.88
    13. Kidney Disease
    27
    1.51
    59,823
    2.61
    14. Diabetes Mellitus
    25
    1.40
    79,936
    3.49
    15. Parkinson's Disease
    25
    1.40
    28,106
    1.23
    16. Liver Cancer
    23
    1.29
    24,566
    1.07
    17. Stomach Cancer
    20
    1.12
    13,025
    0.57
    18. Lymphomas
    20
    1.12
    39,322
    1.72
    19. Hypertension
    19
    1.06
    39,414
    1.72
    20. Leukemia
    16
    0.90
    27,048
    1.18
    21. Falls
    15
    0.84
    32,672
    1.43
    22. Ovary Cancer
    14
    0.78
    14,698
    0.64
    23. Bladder Cancer
    14
    0.78
    18,091
    0.79
    24. Oesophagus Cancer
    12
    0.67
    17,208
    0.75
    25. Road Traffic Accidents
    12
    0.67
    34,908
    1.52
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    11
    0.62
    40,035
    1.75
    27. Drug Use
    11
    0.62
    34,010
    1.48
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    10
    0.56
    31,866
    1.39
    29. Liver Disease
    10
    0.56
    46,942
    2.05
    30. Other Neoplasms
    9
    0.50
    16,503
    0.72
    31. Diarrhoeal diseases
    7
    0.39
    10,810
    0.47
    32. Congenital Anomalies
    7
    0.39
    11,008
    0.48
    33. Skin Cancers
    6
    0.34
    14,749
    0.64
    34. Alcohol
    6
    0.34
    9,324
    0.41
    35. Tuberculosis
    4
    0.22
    578
    0.03
    36. Oral Cancer
    4
    0.22
    10,515
    0.46
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    4
    0.22
    3,118
    0.14
    38. Skin Disease
    4
    0.22
    4,608
    0.20
    39. Violence
    4
    0.22
    16,936
    0.74
    40. Low Birth Weight
    3
    0.17
    6,687
    0.29
    41. Multiple Sclerosis
    3
    0.17
    4,462
    0.19
    42. Hepatitis B
    2
    0.11
    760
    0.03
    43. Malnutrition
    2
    0.11
    3,564
    0.16
    44. Uterin Cancer
    2
    0.11
    7,968
    0.35
    45. Epilepsy
    2
    0.11
    2,259
    0.10
    46. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2
    0.11
    3,259
    0.14
    47. Asthma
    2
    0.11
    4,032
    0.18
    48. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    2
    0.11
    2,473
    0.11
    49. Poisonings
    2
    0.11
    3,852
    0.17
    50. Drownings
    2
    0.11
    3,685
    0.16
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Iceland ICELAND   United States UNITED STATES
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    23.95
    41
    29.82
    18
    2. Breast Cancer
    23.04
    24
    17.56
    83
    3. Prostate Cancer
    22.46
    54
    12.69
    117
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.10
    50
    11.50
    62
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    9.51
    5
    7.52
    33
    6. Ovary Cancer
    5.14
    64
    5.25
    60
    7. Liver Cancer
    4.54
    113
    4.74
    107
    8. Stomach Cancer
    3.73
    137
    2.52
    163
    9. Lymphomas
    3.64
    124
    7.27
    29
    10. Leukemia
    3.11
    121
    5.21
    23
    11. Bladder Cancer
    2.55
    73
    3.21
    55
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.26
    98
    3.27
    72
    13. Skin Cancers
    1.29
    99
    2.85
    31
    14. Uterin Cancer
    0.79
    168
    3.03
    53
    15. Oral Cancer
    0.73
    179
    2.06
    128
    16. Cervical Cancer
    0.40
    183
    2.84
    142
    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.