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Compare Jamaica 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
     
      Jamaica JAMAICA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    62.5
    66.3
    64.4
    40
    44
    41
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    66.6
    70.2
    68.4
    28
    47
    41
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    69.1
    72.4
    70.7
    31
    53
    35
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    69.9
    73.4
    71.6
    39
    65
    47
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    69.8
    75.5
    72.6
    58
    59
    59
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    72.5
    77.7
    75.0
    53
    58
    53
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    73.6
    78.5
    76.0
    58
    65
    59
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Jamaica JAMAICA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    73.6
    78.5
    58
    65
     
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    75.0
    79.7
    52
    59
     
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    75.1
    79.8
    52
    59
     
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    75.2
    79.9
    52
    58
     
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    75.5
    80.1
    49
    57
     
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    76.0
    80.4
    48
    56
     
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    76.5
    80.7
    45
    52
     
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    77.1
    81.0
    43
    51
     
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    77.8
    81.4
    41
    46
     
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    78.5
    81.9
    39
    45
     
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    79.4
    82.4
    38
    44
     
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    80.3
    83.0
    36
    44
     
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    81.3
    83.7
    35
    46
     
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    82.4
    84.6
    35
    48
     
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    83.9
    85.8
    38
    48
     
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    85.8
    87.4
    40
    50
     
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    88.2
    89.5
    34
    44
     
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    91.1
    92.0
    25
    33
     
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Jamaica JAMAICA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Diabetes Mellitus
    81.22
    18
     
    8.13
    162
    2. Stroke
    77.34
    102
     
    177.55
    4
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    64.41
    164
     
    109.84
    103
    4. Prostate Cancer
    54.68
    7
     
    1.70
    179
    5. Violence
    34.79
    8
     
    4.28
    105
    6. HIV/AIDS
    32.14
    40
     
    0.17
    155
    7. Hypertension
    22.54
    45
     
    20.26
    52
    8. Breast Cancer
    22.48
    31
     
    15.72
    104
    9. Influenza and Pneumonia
    18.29
    138
     
    22.68
    121
    10. Lung Disease
    15.74
    147
     
    100.37
    3
    11. Cervical Cancer
    14.56
    54
     
    7.49
    98
    12. Lung Cancers
    14.26
    82
     
    48.65
    2
    13. Other Injuries
    12.13
    54
     
    5.57
    133
    14. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.21
    65
     
    14.76
    38
    15. Kidney Disease
    10.92
    116
     
    14.51
    91
    16. Endocrine Disorders
    10.85
    39
     
    2.15
    159
    17. Road Traffic Accidents
    9.75
    130
     
    19.67
    82
    18. Congenital Anomalies
    8.14
    98
     
    7.75
    103
    19. Lymphomas
    7.98
    16
     
    2.50
    151
    20. Stomach Cancer
    7.85
    62
     
    12.40
    31
    21. Low Birth Weight
    7.79
    86
     
    10.30
    70
    22. Alzheimers/Dementia
    6.28
    160
     
    15.86
    105
    23. Uterin Cancer
    5.08
    16
     
    2.17
    86
    24. Skin Disease
    4.89
    28
     
    0.63
    140
    25. Other Neoplasms
    4.83
    24
     
    1.17
    154
    26. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.47
    121
     
    3.03
    155
    27. Leukemia
    4.29
    68
     
    3.28
    116
    28. Ovary Cancer
    3.88
    105
     
    3.67
    118
    29. Pancreas Cancer
    3.23
    97
     
    5.71
    59
    30. Liver Cancer
    2.74
    167
     
    18.14
    12
    31. Birth Trauma
    2.71
    101
     
    5.56
    76
    32. Asthma
    2.42
    111
     
    5.80
    81
    33. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2.28
    107
     
    4.52
    67
    34. Liver Disease
    2.21
    179
     
    17.00
    85
    35. Anemia
    2.12
    44
     
    0.04
    143
    36. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.10
    103
     
    5.33
    37
    37. Bladder Cancer
    1.89
    91
     
    2.68
    67
    38. Parkinson's Disease
    1.75
    49
     
    0.54
    155
    39. Malnutrition
    1.59
    96
     
    1.01
    105
    40. Epilepsy
    1.55
    104
     
    1.80
    88
    41. Maternal Conditions
    1.48
    81
     
    1.12
    93
    42. Oral Cancer
    1.45
    154
     
    1.81
    135
    43. Suicide
    1.41
    180
     
    14.92
    32
    44. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.01
    144
     
    3.42
    93
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.90
    139
     
    8.26
    12
    46. Drownings
    0.68
    165
     
    5.49
    66
    47. Meningitis
    0.56
    130
     
    1.14
    94
    48. Schizophrenia
    0.55
    9
     
    1.20
    2
    49. Encephalitis
    0.49
    108
     
    0.86
    69
    50. Skin Cancers
    0.49
    162
     
    0.77
    140
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Jamaica JAMAICA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Diabetes Mellitus
    2,577
    15.04
     
    2,237
    1.02
    2. Stroke
    2,474
    14.44
     
    49,241
    22.51
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    2,045
    11.94
     
    30,572
    13.98
    4. Violence
    983
    5.74
     
    1,110
    0.51
    5. HIV/AIDS
    874
    5.10
     
    47
    0.02
    6. Prostate Cancer
    820
    4.79
     
    165
    0.08
    7. Hypertension
    717
    4.19
     
    5,653
    2.58
    8. Influenza and Pneumonia
    568
    3.32
     
    5,736
    2.62
    9. Lung Disease
    504
    2.94
     
    28,017
    12.81
    10. Lung Cancers
    430
    2.51
     
    13,520
    6.18
    11. Other Injuries
    364
    2.13
     
    1,438
    0.66
    12. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    344
    2.01
     
    4,123
    1.88
    13. Breast Cancer
    340
    1.98
     
    2,451
    1.12
    14. Kidney Disease
    335
    1.96
     
    3,988
    1.82
    15. Endocrine Disorders
    332
    1.94
     
    540
    0.25
    16. Road Traffic Accidents
    279
    1.63
     
    5,214
    2.38
    17. Stomach Cancer
    239
    1.40
     
    3,451
    1.58
    18. Lymphomas
    237
    1.38
     
    687
    0.31
    19. Cervical Cancer
    221
    1.29
     
    1,126
    0.51
    20. Alzheimers/Dementia
    208
    1.21
     
    4,491
    2.05
    21. Congenital Anomalies
    198
    1.16
     
    1,596
    0.73
    22. Low Birth Weight
    179
    1.05
     
    2,031
    0.93
    23. Skin Disease
    158
    0.92
     
    170
    0.08
    24. Other Neoplasms
    144
    0.84
     
    324
    0.15
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    131
    0.76
     
    789
    0.36
    26. Leukemia
    125
    0.73
     
    867
    0.40
    27. Pancreas Cancer
    100
    0.58
     
    1,590
    0.73
    28. Liver Cancer
    82
    0.48
     
    5,076
    2.32
    29. Uterin Cancer
    77
    0.45
     
    344
    0.16
    30. Asthma
    75
    0.44
     
    1,608
    0.74
    31. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    71
    0.41
     
    1,250
    0.57
    32. Anemia
    67
    0.39
     
    9
    0.00
    33. Liver Disease
    65
    0.38
     
    4,710
    2.15
    34. Oesophagus Cancer
    64
    0.37
     
    1,495
    0.68
    35. Birth Trauma
    62
    0.36
     
    1,095
    0.50
    36. Ovary Cancer
    60
    0.35
     
    581
    0.27
    37. Bladder Cancer
    59
    0.34
     
    749
    0.34
    38. Parkinson's Disease
    56
    0.33
     
    149
    0.07
    39. Malnutrition
    50
    0.29
     
    270
    0.12
    40. Epilepsy
    45
    0.26
     
    447
    0.20
    41. Oral Cancer
    43
    0.25
     
    512
    0.23
    42. Maternal Conditions
    42
    0.25
     
    292
    0.13
    43. Suicide
    40
    0.23
     
    3,981
    1.82
    44. Diarrhoeal diseases
    27
    0.16
     
    715
    0.33
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    26
    0.15
     
    2,275
    1.04
    46. Drownings
    20
    0.12
     
    1,296
    0.59
    47. Meningitis
    16
    0.09
     
    266
    0.12
    48. Schizophrenia
    16
    0.09
     
    332
    0.15
    49. Skin Cancers
    15
    0.09
     
    215
    0.10
    50. Encephalitis
    14
    0.08
     
    187
    0.09
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Jamaica JAMAICA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    54.68
    7
     
    1.70
    179
    2. Breast Cancer
    22.48
    31
     
    15.72
    104
    3. Cervical Cancer
    14.56
    54
     
    7.49
    98
    4. Lung Cancers
    14.26
    82
     
    48.65
    2
    5. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.21
    65
     
    14.76
    38
    6. Lymphomas
    7.98
    16
     
    2.50
    151
    7. Stomach Cancer
    7.85
    62
     
    12.40
    31
    8. Uterin Cancer
    5.08
    16
     
    2.17
    86
    9. Leukemia
    4.29
    68
     
    3.28
    116
    10. Ovary Cancer
    3.88
    105
     
    3.67
    118
    11. Pancreas Cancer
    3.23
    97
     
    5.71
    59
    12. Liver Cancer
    2.74
    167
     
    18.14
    12
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.10
    103
     
    5.33
    37
    14. Bladder Cancer
    1.89
    91
     
    2.68
    67
    15. Oral Cancer
    1.45
    154
     
    1.81
    135
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.49
    162
     
    0.77
    140
     
     
     
    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.