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Compare Japan 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
     
      Japan JAPAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    65.3
    70.1
    67.7
    31
    35
    35
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    69.4
    74.7
    72.0
    9
    13
    10
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    73.6
    78.8
    76.1
    1
    5
    1
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    75.9
    81.9
    78.8
    1
    1
    1
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    77.6
    84.5
    81.1
    2
    1
    1
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    79.5
    86.3
    83.0
    5
    1
    1
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    81.1
    87.1
    84.2
    2
    1
    1
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Japan JAPAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    81.1
    87.1
    2
    1
     
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    81.3
    87.4
    4
    1
     
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    81.3
    87.4
    4
    1
     
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    81.4
    87.4
    4
    1
     
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    81.4
    87.5
    4
    1
     
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    81.6
    87.5
    4
    1
     
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    81.7
    87.6
    4
    1
     
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    81.9
    87.7
    6
    1
     
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    82.0
    87.8
    6
    1
     
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    82.3
    88.0
    6
    1
     
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    82.6
    88.2
    6
    1
     
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    83.1
    88.5
    6
    1
     
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    83.7
    88.9
    7
    1
     
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    84.6
    89.4
    6
    1
     
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    85.7
    89.9
    6
    1
     
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    87.2
    90.7
    6
    1
     
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    89.0
    91.8
    8
    1
     
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    91.4
    93.4
    17
    2
     
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Japan JAPAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    40.59
    182
     
    109.84
    103
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    34.54
    90
     
    22.68
    121
    3. Stroke
    33.60
    157
     
    177.55
    4
    4. Lung Cancers
    21.47
    52
     
    48.65
    2
    5. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.62
    32
     
    14.76
    38
    6. Suicide
    15.53
    26
     
    14.92
    32
    7. Stomach Cancer
    15.28
    19
     
    12.40
    31
    8. Lung Disease
    12.17
    159
     
    100.37
    3
    9. Breast Cancer
    10.58
    149
     
    15.72
    104
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    9.48
    6
     
    5.71
    59
    11. Liver Cancer
    8.88
    43
     
    18.14
    12
    12. Kidney Disease
    8.54
    137
     
    14.51
    91
    13. Prostate Cancer
    7.25
    149
     
    1.70
    179
    14. Alzheimers/Dementia
    7.22
    158
     
    15.86
    105
    15. Liver Disease
    6.08
    154
     
    17.00
    85
    16. Other Injuries
    5.43
    138
     
    5.57
    133
    17. Lymphomas
    4.79
    95
     
    2.50
    151
    18. Diabetes Mellitus
    4.08
    180
     
    8.13
    162
    19. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.77
    55
     
    5.33
    37
    20. Ovary Cancer
    3.66
    119
     
    3.67
    118
    21. Other Neoplasms
    3.48
    66
     
    1.17
    154
    22. Road Traffic Accidents
    3.04
    174
     
    19.67
    82
    23. Leukemia
    3.00
    123
     
    3.28
    116
    24. Endocrine Disorders
    2.88
    140
     
    2.15
    159
    25. Cervical Cancer
    2.81
    143
     
    7.49
    98
    26. Drownings
    2.58
    110
     
    5.49
    66
    27. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.53
    164
     
    3.03
    155
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    2.53
    174
     
    7.75
    103
    29. Falls
    2.44
    155
     
    6.03
    79
    30. Oral Cancer
    2.44
    107
     
    1.81
    135
    31. Bladder Cancer
    2.20
    79
     
    2.68
    67
    32. Uterin Cancer
    2.18
    85
     
    2.17
    86
    33. Parkinson's Disease
    2.02
    42
     
    0.54
    155
    34. Hypertension
    1.02
    183
     
    20.26
    52
    35. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.88
    156
     
    4.52
    67
    36. Tuberculosis
    0.85
    138
     
    57.08
    28
    37. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.81
    148
     
    3.42
    93
    38. Asthma
    0.66
    166
     
    5.80
    81
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.63
    157
     
    8.26
    12
    40. Malnutrition
    0.55
    123
     
    1.01
    105
    41. Skin Cancers
    0.53
    158
     
    0.77
    140
    42. Fires
    0.52
    152
     
    1.37
    105
    43. Skin Disease
    0.46
    153
     
    0.63
    140
    44. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.44
    46
     
    0.65
    24
    45. Epilepsy
    0.43
    183
     
    1.80
    88
    46. Low Birth Weight
    0.40
    183
     
    10.30
    70
    47. Drug Use
    0.32
    169
     
    2.33
    47
    48. Poisonings
    0.32
    154
     
    2.20
    44
    49. Violence
    0.26
    183
     
    4.28
    105
    50. Hepatitis B
    0.26
    121
     
    0.90
    59
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Japan JAPAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    155,766
    14.51
     
    30,572
    13.98
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    145,866
    13.58
     
    5,736
    2.62
    3. Stroke
    130,159
    12.12
     
    49,241
    22.51
    4. Lung Cancers
    78,151
    7.28
     
    13,520
    6.18
    5. Stomach Cancer
    54,504
    5.08
     
    3,451
    1.58
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    54,432
    5.07
     
    4,123
    1.88
    7. Lung Disease
    51,264
    4.77
     
    28,017
    12.81
    8. Kidney Disease
    35,771
    3.33
     
    3,988
    1.82
    9. Pancreas Cancer
    33,204
    3.09
     
    1,590
    0.73
    10. Liver Cancer
    32,389
    3.02
     
    5,076
    2.32
    11. Alzheimers/Dementia
    31,497
    2.93
     
    4,491
    2.05
    12. Suicide
    24,871
    2.32
     
    3,981
    1.82
    13. Other Injuries
    18,918
    1.76
     
    1,438
    0.66
    14. Liver Disease
    17,561
    1.64
     
    4,710
    2.15
    15. Lymphomas
    17,378
    1.62
     
    687
    0.31
    16. Diabetes Mellitus
    14,933
    1.39
     
    2,237
    1.02
    17. Breast Cancer
    14,202
    1.32
     
    2,451
    1.12
    18. Prostate Cancer
    12,884
    1.20
     
    165
    0.08
    19. Oesophagus Cancer
    12,527
    1.17
     
    1,495
    0.68
    20. Other Neoplasms
    12,514
    1.17
     
    324
    0.15
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    10,502
    0.98
     
    540
    0.25
    22. Leukemia
    8,904
    0.83
     
    867
    0.40
    23. Parkinson's Disease
    8,787
    0.82
     
    149
    0.07
    24. Bladder Cancer
    8,755
    0.82
     
    749
    0.34
    25. Falls
    8,420
    0.78
     
    1,625
    0.74
    26. Drownings
    8,248
    0.77
     
    1,296
    0.59
    27. Oral Cancer
    8,021
    0.75
     
    512
    0.23
    28. Inflammatory/Heart
    7,933
    0.74
     
    789
    0.36
    29. Road Traffic Accidents
    6,006
    0.56
     
    5,214
    2.38
    30. Ovary Cancer
    5,042
    0.47
     
    581
    0.27
    31. Hypertension
    4,234
    0.39
     
    5,653
    2.58
    32. Cervical Cancer
    3,851
    0.36
     
    1,126
    0.51
    33. Tuberculosis
    3,577
    0.33
     
    15,184
    6.94
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3,285
    0.31
     
    1,250
    0.57
    35. Uterin Cancer
    2,990
    0.28
     
    344
    0.16
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2,952
    0.27
     
    715
    0.33
    37. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2,683
    0.25
     
    2,275
    1.04
    38. Asthma
    2,486
    0.23
     
    1,608
    0.74
    39. Congenital Anomalies
    2,400
    0.22
     
    1,596
    0.73
    40. Malnutrition
    1,901
    0.18
     
    270
    0.12
    41. Skin Cancers
    1,833
    0.17
     
    215
    0.10
    42. Skin Disease
    1,825
    0.17
     
    170
    0.08
    43. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    1,785
    0.17
     
    179
    0.08
    44. Fires
    1,337
    0.12
     
    356
    0.16
    45. Epilepsy
    1,001
    0.09
     
    447
    0.20
    46. Anemia
    870
    0.08
     
    9
    0.00
    47. Hepatitis B
    737
    0.07
     
    247
    0.11
    48. Schizophrenia
    725
    0.07
     
    332
    0.15
    49. Drug Use
    600
    0.06
     
    625
    0.29
    50. Poisonings
    594
    0.06
     
    567
    0.26
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Japan JAPAN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    21.47
    52
     
    48.65
    2
    2. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    15.62
    32
     
    14.76
    38
    3. Stomach Cancer
    15.28
    19
     
    12.40
    31
    4. Breast Cancer
    10.58
    149
     
    15.72
    104
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    9.48
    6
     
    5.71
    59
    6. Liver Cancer
    8.88
    43
     
    18.14
    12
    7. Prostate Cancer
    7.25
    149
     
    1.70
    179
    8. Lymphomas
    4.79
    95
     
    2.50
    151
    9. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.77
    55
     
    5.33
    37
    10. Ovary Cancer
    3.66
    119
     
    3.67
    118
    11. Leukemia
    3.00
    123
     
    3.28
    116
    12. Cervical Cancer
    2.81
    143
     
    7.49
    98
    13. Oral Cancer
    2.44
    107
     
    1.81
    135
    14. Bladder Cancer
    2.20
    79
     
    2.68
    67
    15. Uterin Cancer
    2.18
    85
     
    2.17
    86
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.53
    158
     
    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.