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Compare Iran 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.
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Iran IRAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    48.5
    48.5
    48.5
    96
    105
    100
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    54.2
    54.0
    54.1
    95
    111
    102
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    58.3
    59.7
    58.9
    103
    117
    109
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    63.7
    65.9
    64.8
    100
    114
    110
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    69.4
    71.2
    70.3
    66
    102
    90
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    72.7
    75.6
    74.1
    52
    88
    68
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    74.6
    76.9
    75.7
    47
    88
    64
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Iran IRAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    74.6
    76.9
    47
    88
     
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    75.8
    78.1
    44
    86
     
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    75.9
    78.2
    44
    86
     
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    76.0
    78.2
    44
    86
     
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    76.2
    78.4
    44
    86
     
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    76.5
    78.5
    43
    86
     
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    76.8
    78.6
    43
    88
     
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    77.1
    78.7
    44
    90
     
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    77.3
    78.9
    47
    92
     
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    77.6
    79.1
    48
    93
     
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    78.0
    79.3
    56
    97
     
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    78.6
    79.7
    59
    100
     
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    79.3
    80.2
    65
    103
     
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    80.2
    81.0
    75
    106
     
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    81.5
    82.2
    82
    114
     
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    83.4
    83.8
    92
    128
     
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    86.2
    86.6
    102
    117
     
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    89.5
    89.7
    99
    121
     
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Iran IRAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    170.87
    35
     
    109.84
    103
    2. Stroke
    83.32
    91
     
    177.55
    4
    3. Alzheimers/Dementia
    35.41
    19
     
    15.86
    105
    4. Hypertension
    32.25
    17
     
    20.26
    52
    5. Road Traffic Accidents
    30.32
    38
     
    19.67
    82
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    19.67
    133
     
    22.68
    121
    7. Lung Disease
    18.84
    119
     
    100.37
    3
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    17.46
    126
     
    8.13
    162
    9. Stomach Cancer
    16.11
    14
     
    12.40
    31
    10. Kidney Disease
    13.28
    99
     
    14.51
    91
    11. Breast Cancer
    10.51
    152
     
    15.72
    104
    12. Prostate Cancer
    9.56
    137
     
    1.70
    179
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    9.32
    19
     
    5.33
    37
    14. Lung Cancers
    8.41
    106
     
    48.65
    2
    15. Asthma
    8.11
    74
     
    5.80
    81
    16. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    7.80
    93
     
    14.76
    38
    17. Liver Disease
    6.99
    147
     
    17.00
    85
    18. Low Birth Weight
    6.09
    102
     
    10.30
    70
    19. Lymphomas
    5.78
    73
     
    2.50
    151
    20. Congenital Anomalies
    5.55
    134
     
    7.75
    103
    21. Leukemia
    5.17
    24
     
    3.28
    116
    22. Bladder Cancer
    4.66
    16
     
    2.68
    67
    23. HIV/AIDS
    4.62
    91
     
    0.17
    155
    24. Other Injuries
    4.40
    157
     
    5.57
    133
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.37
    125
     
    3.03
    155
    26. Violence
    4.07
    108
     
    4.28
    105
    27. Ovary Cancer
    3.75
    116
     
    3.67
    118
    28. Suicide
    3.61
    164
     
    14.92
    32
    29. Birth Trauma
    3.35
    84
     
    5.56
    76
    30. Falls
    3.27
    131
     
    6.03
    79
    31. Fires
    3.01
    69
     
    1.37
    105
    32. Drug Use
    2.78
    35
     
    2.33
    47
    33. Liver Cancer
    2.75
    166
     
    18.14
    12
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2.69
    98
     
    4.52
    67
    35. Endocrine Disorders
    2.44
    152
     
    2.15
    159
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.21
    112
     
    3.42
    93
    37. Tuberculosis
    2.13
    111
     
    57.08
    28
    38. Pancreas Cancer
    2.08
    124
     
    5.71
    59
    39. War
    1.65
    16
     
    0.95
    20
    40. Poisonings
    1.55
    58
     
    2.20
    44
    41. Oral Cancer
    1.40
    157
     
    1.81
    135
    42. Cervical Cancer
    1.27
    174
     
    7.49
    98
    43. Other Neoplasms
    1.23
    148
     
    1.17
    154
    44. Meningitis
    1.23
    91
     
    1.14
    94
    45. Drownings
    1.01
    153
     
    5.49
    66
    46. Hepatitis B
    0.80
    64
     
    0.90
    59
    47. Skin Cancers
    0.74
    143
     
    0.77
    140
    48. Uterin Cancer
    0.74
    170
     
    2.17
    86
    49. Epilepsy
    0.64
    173
     
    1.80
    88
    50. Parkinson's Disease
    0.60
    145
     
    0.54
    155
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Iran IRAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    89,116
    27.47
     
    30,572
    13.98
    2. Stroke
    42,356
    13.06
     
    49,241
    22.51
    3. Road Traffic Accidents
    22,143
    6.83
     
    5,214
    2.38
    4. Alzheimers/Dementia
    17,175
    5.29
     
    4,491
    2.05
    5. Hypertension
    16,415
    5.06
     
    5,653
    2.58
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    11,173
    3.44
     
    5,736
    2.62
    7. Lung Disease
    9,709
    2.99
     
    28,017
    12.81
    8. Diabetes Mellitus
    9,270
    2.86
     
    2,237
    1.02
    9. Stomach Cancer
    8,850
    2.73
     
    3,451
    1.58
    10. Kidney Disease
    7,067
    2.18
     
    3,988
    1.82
    11. Oesophagus Cancer
    5,303
    1.63
     
    1,495
    0.68
    12. Lung Cancers
    4,816
    1.48
     
    13,520
    6.18
    13. Low Birth Weight
    4,712
    1.45
     
    2,031
    0.93
    14. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4,691
    1.45
     
    4,123
    1.88
    15. Congenital Anomalies
    4,237
    1.31
     
    1,596
    0.73
    16. Asthma
    4,229
    1.30
     
    1,608
    0.74
    17. Liver Disease
    3,903
    1.20
     
    4,710
    2.15
    18. HIV/AIDS
    3,893
    1.20
     
    47
    0.02
    19. Breast Cancer
    3,545
    1.09
     
    2,451
    1.12
    20. Lymphomas
    3,498
    1.08
     
    687
    0.31
    21. Violence
    3,259
    1.00
     
    1,110
    0.51
    22. Leukemia
    3,240
    1.00
     
    867
    0.40
    23. Other Injuries
    3,046
    0.94
     
    1,438
    0.66
    24. Suicide
    2,836
    0.87
     
    3,981
    1.82
    25. Birth Trauma
    2,588
    0.80
     
    1,095
    0.50
    26. Prostate Cancer
    2,483
    0.77
     
    165
    0.08
    27. Bladder Cancer
    2,475
    0.76
     
    749
    0.34
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    2,391
    0.74
     
    789
    0.36
    29. Drug Use
    2,122
    0.65
     
    625
    0.29
    30. Fires
    2,068
    0.64
     
    356
    0.16
    31. Falls
    1,954
    0.60
     
    1,625
    0.74
    32. Liver Cancer
    1,563
    0.48
     
    5,076
    2.32
    33. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,452
    0.45
     
    715
    0.33
    34. Endocrine Disorders
    1,445
    0.45
     
    540
    0.25
    35. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,426
    0.44
     
    1,250
    0.57
    36. War
    1,388
    0.43
     
    247
    0.11
    37. Tuberculosis
    1,323
    0.41
     
    15,184
    6.94
    38. Pancreas Cancer
    1,194
    0.37
     
    1,590
    0.73
    39. Ovary Cancer
    1,179
    0.36
     
    581
    0.27
    40. Poisonings
    1,128
    0.35
     
    567
    0.26
    41. Oral Cancer
    855
    0.26
     
    512
    0.23
    42. Drownings
    774
    0.24
     
    1,296
    0.59
    43. Meningitis
    771
    0.24
     
    266
    0.12
    44. Other Neoplasms
    768
    0.24
     
    324
    0.15
    45. Hepatitis B
    478
    0.15
     
    247
    0.11
    46. Epilepsy
    448
    0.14
     
    447
    0.20
    47. Skin Cancers
    405
    0.12
     
    215
    0.10
    48. Cervical Cancer
    390
    0.12
     
    1,126
    0.51
    49. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    314
    0.10
     
    2,275
    1.04
    50. Parkinson's Disease
    297
    0.09
     
    149
    0.07
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Iran IRAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Stomach Cancer
    16.11
    14
     
    12.40
    31
    2. Breast Cancer
    10.51
    152
     
    15.72
    104
    3. Prostate Cancer
    9.56
    137
     
    1.70
    179
    4. Oesophagus Cancer
    9.32
    19
     
    5.33
    37
    5. Lung Cancers
    8.41
    106
     
    48.65
    2
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    7.80
    93
     
    14.76
    38
    7. Lymphomas
    5.78
    73
     
    2.50
    151
    8. Leukemia
    5.17
    24
     
    3.28
    116
    9. Bladder Cancer
    4.66
    16
     
    2.68
    67
    10. Ovary Cancer
    3.75
    116
     
    3.67
    118
    11. Liver Cancer
    2.75
    166
     
    18.14
    12
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    2.08
    124
     
    5.71
    59
    13. Oral Cancer
    1.40
    157
     
    1.81
    135
    14. Cervical Cancer
    1.27
    174
     
    7.49
    98
    15. Skin Cancers
    0.74
    143
     
    0.77
    140
    16. Uterin Cancer
    0.74
    170
     
    2.17
    86
     
     
     
    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.