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Iran
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 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.

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
Iran Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Iran IRAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Iran IRAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F 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
      M F M F M F 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
    182.60
    41
    120.49
    96
    2. Stroke
    59.62
    110
    167.56
    2
    3. Alzheimers & Dementia
    41.62
    13
    26.38
    84
    4. Hypertension
    37.49
    8
    15.42
    69
    5. Road Traffic Accidents
    29.37
    42
    19.91
    80
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    27.47
    99
    11.19
    147
    7. Lung Disease
    19.85
    115
    112.26
    1
    8. Kidney Disease
    18.83
    80
    12.50
    110
    9. Influenza and Pneumonia
    17.35
    127
    20.09
    118
    10. Stomach Cancer
    15.44
    16
    11.91
    31
    11. Breast Cancer
    10.81
    147
    15.23
    103
    12. Prostate Cancer
    9.72
    140
    2.13
    177
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.62
    22
    5.01
    35
    14. Lung Cancers
    8.60
    109
    46.18
    2
    15. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.48
    86
    14.39
    36
    16. Liver Disease
    7.18
    152
    11.17
    116
    17. Lymphomas
    6.33
    56
    2.47
    167
    18. Low Birth Weight
    6.03
    97
    7.16
    91
    19. Asthma
    5.75
    75
    2.68
    102
    20. Congenital Anomalies
    5.28
    128
    6.26
    118
    21. Leukemia
    5.13
    24
    3.29
    116
    22. Bladder Cancer
    4.84
    13
    2.71
    70
    23. HIV/AIDS
    4.82
    89
    0.18
    157
    24. Parkinson's Disease
    4.39
    8
    1.73
    127
    25. Violence
    4.25
    108
    4.33
    103
    26. Suicide
    4.02
    155
    10.56
    68
    27. Ovary Cancer
    4.00
    112
    3.55
    128
    28. Other Injuries
    3.66
    161
    5.02
    137
    29. Falls
    3.65
    122
    6.48
    71
    30. Birth Trauma
    3.44
    83
    4.27
    79
    31. Inflammatory/Heart
    3.24
    146
    2.35
    166
    32. Liver Cancer
    2.98
    164
    17.57
    13
    33. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2.85
    97
    4.80
    68
    34. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.82
    96
    2.72
    97
    35. Endocrine Disorders
    2.80
    141
    1.82
    160
    36. Drug Use
    2.68
    26
    2.32
    32
    37. Pancreas Cancer
    2.28
    124
    5.56
    58
    38. Fires
    2.13
    75
    1.19
    110
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.56
    102
    9.04
    10
    40. Oral Cancer
    1.53
    170
    1.75
    157
    41. Tuberculosis
    1.45
    121
    38.68
    41
    42. Poisonings
    1.27
    58
    1.85
    48
    43. Other Neoplasms
    1.21
    149
    1.12
    155
    44. Cervical Cancer
    1.19
    177
    7.13
    102
    45. Meningitis
    1.10
    92
    0.88
    104
    46. Drownings
    1.00
    152
    6.30
    44
    47. Hepatitis B
    0.95
    58
    0.88
    67
    48. Skin Disease
    0.90
    125
    0.54
    146
    49. Uterin Cancer
    0.83
    171
    2.07
    91
    50. Skin Cancers
    0.74
    150
    0.76
    148
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Iran IRAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    96,169
    28.62
    31,886
    15.14
    2. Stroke
    31,283
    9.31
    46,562
    22.10
    3. Road Traffic Accidents
    21,831
    6.50
    5,216
    2.48
    4. Alzheimers & Dementia
    20,494
    6.10
    6,220
    2.95
    5. Hypertension
    19,428
    5.78
    4,053
    1.92
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    14,842
    4.42
    3,182
    1.51
    7. Lung Disease
    10,378
    3.09
    30,364
    14.41
    8. Kidney Disease
    10,143
    3.02
    3,463
    1.64
    9. Influenza and Pneumonia
    10,064
    3.00
    4,792
    2.27
    10. Stomach Cancer
    8,640
    2.57
    3,538
    1.68
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    5,165
    1.54
    4,273
    2.03
    12. Oesophagus Cancer
    4,987
    1.48
    1,519
    0.72
    13. Lung Cancers
    4,977
    1.48
    13,627
    6.47
    14. Low Birth Weight
    4,663
    1.39
    1,401
    0.67
    15. Liver Disease
    4,108
    1.22
    3,210
    1.52
    16. Congenital Anomalies
    4,090
    1.22
    1,282
    0.61
    17. HIV/AIDS
    4,040
    1.20
    50
    0.02
    18. Lymphomas
    3,887
    1.16
    721
    0.34
    19. Breast Cancer
    3,635
    1.08
    2,540
    1.21
    20. Violence
    3,613
    1.08
    1,108
    0.53
    21. Suicide
    3,259
    0.97
    2,852
    1.35
    22. Leukemia
    3,240
    0.96
    900
    0.43
    23. Asthma
    3,077
    0.92
    724
    0.34
    24. Birth Trauma
    2,662
    0.79
    836
    0.40
    25. Bladder Cancer
    2,619
    0.78
    780
    0.37
    26. Other Injuries
    2,573
    0.77
    1,298
    0.62
    27. Prostate Cancer
    2,542
    0.76
    176
    0.08
    28. Parkinson's Disease
    2,213
    0.66
    464
    0.22
    29. Falls
    2,206
    0.66
    1,675
    0.80
    30. Drug Use
    2,136
    0.64
    627
    0.30
    31. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,822
    0.54
    604
    0.29
    32. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,767
    0.53
    566
    0.27
    33. Liver Cancer
    1,720
    0.51
    5,267
    2.50
    34. Endocrine Disorders
    1,686
    0.50
    464
    0.22
    35. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,517
    0.45
    1,329
    0.63
    36. Fires
    1,506
    0.45
    302
    0.14
    37. Pancreas Cancer
    1,330
    0.40
    1,654
    0.79
    38. Ovary Cancer
    1,256
    0.37
    606
    0.29
    39. Poisonings
    960
    0.29
    482
    0.23
    40. Oral Cancer
    954
    0.28
    531
    0.25
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    867
    0.26
    2,467
    1.17
    42. Tuberculosis
    855
    0.25
    10,921
    5.18
    43. Drownings
    778
    0.23
    1,471
    0.70
    44. Other Neoplasms
    766
    0.23
    325
    0.15
    45. Meningitis
    694
    0.21
    204
    0.10
    46. Hepatitis B
    590
    0.18
    251
    0.12
    47. War
    575
    0.17
    250
    0.12
    48. Epilepsy
    529
    0.16
    373
    0.18
    49. Skin Disease
    470
    0.14
    130
    0.06
    50. Skin Cancers
    411
    0.12
    215
    0.10
    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
    15.44
    16
    11.91
    31
    2. Breast Cancer
    10.81
    147
    15.23
    103
    3. Prostate Cancer
    9.72
    140
    2.13
    177
    4. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.62
    22
    5.01
    35
    5. Lung Cancers
    8.60
    109
    46.18
    2
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.48
    86
    14.39
    36
    7. Lymphomas
    6.33
    56
    2.47
    167
    8. Leukemia
    5.13
    24
    3.29
    116
    9. Bladder Cancer
    4.84
    13
    2.71
    70
    10. Ovary Cancer
    4.00
    112
    3.55
    128
    11. Liver Cancer
    2.98
    164
    17.57
    13
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    2.28
    124
    5.56
    58
    13. Oral Cancer
    1.53
    170
    1.75
    157
    14. Cervical Cancer
    1.19
    177
    7.13
    102
    15. Uterin Cancer
    0.83
    171
    2.07
    91
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.74
    150
    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.