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Compare Laos 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
     
      Laos LAOS   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    42.2
    45.5
    43.8
    128
    125
    126
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    44.7
    47.6
    46.1
    140
    139
    139
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    47.8
    50.3
    49.1
    148
    148
    146
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    53.4
    55.8
    54.6
    147
    148
    148
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    56.5
    59.7
    58.1
    140
    142
    140
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    62.0
    65.1
    63.6
    136
    137
    136
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    64.2
    67.4
    65.8
    136
    141
    140
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Laos LAOS   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    64.2
    67.4
    136
    141
     
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    68.9
    71.6
    123
    136
     
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    69.5
    72.1
    118
    136
     
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    69.6
    72.2
    118
    136
     
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    70.0
    72.5
    119
    136
     
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    70.5
    72.9
    120
    139
     
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    71.0
    73.4
    121
    140
     
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    71.4
    73.8
    120
    140
     
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    71.9
    74.3
    122
    144
     
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    72.6
    74.9
    129
    147
     
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    73.4
    75.7
    131
    151
     
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    74.5
    76.6
    135
    153
     
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    75.9
    77.6
    141
    156
     
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    77.7
    79.0
    146
    156
     
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    79.8
    80.8
    148
    157
     
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    82.4
    83.1
    153
    158
     
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    85.4
    85.8
    152
    158
     
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    88.9
    89.2
    153
    156
     
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Laos LAOS   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    167.41
    37
     
    109.84
    103
    2. Stroke
    122.62
    37
     
    177.55
    4
    3. Tuberculosis
    81.41
    15
     
    57.08
    28
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    75.10
    53
     
    22.68
    121
    5. Liver Cancer
    57.85
    2
     
    18.14
    12
    6. Lung Disease
    36.62
    28
     
    100.37
    3
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    36.15
    65
     
    8.13
    162
    8. Kidney Disease
    31.49
    23
     
    14.51
    91
    9. Asthma
    25.96
    6
     
    5.80
    81
    10. Diarrhoeal diseases
    22.48
    54
     
    3.42
    93
    11. Liver Disease
    21.59
    66
     
    17.00
    85
    12. Alzheimers/Dementia
    20.64
    66
     
    15.86
    105
    13. Birth Trauma
    17.52
    23
     
    5.56
    76
    14. Hypertension
    17.05
    62
     
    20.26
    52
    15. Low Birth Weight
    16.92
    35
     
    10.30
    70
    16. Road Traffic Accidents
    16.13
    99
     
    19.67
    82
    17. Suicide
    13.93
    38
     
    14.92
    32
    18. Lung Cancers
    13.86
    86
     
    48.65
    2
    19. Drownings
    11.32
    18
     
    5.49
    66
    20. Other Injuries
    10.84
    65
     
    5.57
    133
    21. Congenital Anomalies
    10.55
    56
     
    7.75
    103
    22. Breast Cancer
    10.53
    151
     
    15.72
    104
    23. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.08
    90
     
    14.76
    38
    24. Cervical Cancer
    7.94
    93
     
    7.49
    98
    25. Maternal Conditions
    7.20
    46
     
    1.12
    93
    26. HIV/AIDS
    7.10
    81
     
    0.17
    155
    27. Falls
    7.02
    66
     
    6.03
    79
    28. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    6.91
    36
     
    4.52
    67
    29. Violence
    6.57
    81
     
    4.28
    105
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    5.88
    83
     
    3.03
    155
    31. Endocrine Disorders
    5.46
    92
     
    2.15
    159
    32. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    5.13
    33
     
    8.26
    12
    33. Ovary Cancer
    4.86
    74
     
    3.67
    118
    34. Fires
    4.62
    47
     
    1.37
    105
    35. Lymphomas
    4.57
    105
     
    2.50
    151
    36. Oral Cancer
    4.40
    54
     
    1.81
    135
    37. Meningitis
    4.28
    54
     
    1.14
    94
    38. Leukemia
    3.83
    97
     
    3.28
    116
    39. Prostate Cancer
    3.75
    169
     
    1.70
    179
    40. Malnutrition
    3.36
    73
     
    1.01
    105
    41. Alcohol
    2.69
    44
     
    1.11
    120
    42. Stomach Cancer
    2.47
    167
     
    12.40
    31
    43. Pertussis
    2.28
    18
     
    0.20
    98
    44. Epilepsy
    1.77
    90
     
    1.80
    88
    45. Bladder Cancer
    1.61
    111
     
    2.68
    67
    46. Other Neoplasms
    1.56
    129
     
    1.17
    154
    47. Uterin Cancer
    1.44
    119
     
    2.17
    86
    48. Encephalitis
    1.29
    46
     
    0.86
    69
    49. Poisonings
    1.24
    72
     
    2.20
    44
    50. Pancreas Cancer
    1.14
    155
     
    5.71
    59
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Laos LAOS   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    5,769
    13.49
     
    30,572
    13.98
    2. Stroke
    4,273
    9.99
     
    49,241
    22.51
    3. Influenza and Pneumonia
    3,930
    9.19
     
    5,736
    2.62
    4. Tuberculosis
    3,498
    8.18
     
    15,184
    6.94
    5. Liver Cancer
    2,156
    5.04
     
    5,076
    2.32
    6. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1,661
    3.88
     
    715
    0.33
    7. Birth Trauma
    1,659
    3.88
     
    1,095
    0.50
    8. Low Birth Weight
    1,602
    3.75
     
    2,031
    0.93
    9. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,285
    3.01
     
    2,237
    1.02
    10. Lung Disease
    1,246
    2.91
     
    28,017
    12.81
    11. Kidney Disease
    1,219
    2.85
     
    3,988
    1.82
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    1,020
    2.39
     
    5,214
    2.38
    13. Asthma
    1,018
    2.38
     
    1,608
    0.74
    14. Congenital Anomalies
    949
    2.22
     
    1,596
    0.73
    15. Liver Disease
    902
    2.11
     
    4,710
    2.15
    16. Suicide
    837
    1.96
     
    3,981
    1.82
    17. Drownings
    834
    1.95
     
    1,296
    0.59
    18. Other Injuries
    721
    1.69
     
    1,438
    0.66
    19. Alzheimers/Dementia
    624
    1.46
     
    4,491
    2.05
    20. Hypertension
    595
    1.39
     
    5,653
    2.58
    21. Lung Cancers
    516
    1.21
     
    13,520
    6.18
    22. Violence
    467
    1.09
     
    1,110
    0.51
    23. Maternal Conditions
    460
    1.08
     
    292
    0.13
    24. HIV/AIDS
    402
    0.94
     
    47
    0.02
    25. Falls
    328
    0.77
     
    1,625
    0.74
    26. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    300
    0.70
     
    4,123
    1.88
    27. Meningitis
    297
    0.69
     
    266
    0.12
    28. Fires
    288
    0.67
     
    356
    0.16
    29. Inflammatory/Heart
    282
    0.66
     
    789
    0.36
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    276
    0.65
     
    540
    0.25
    31. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    257
    0.60
     
    2,275
    1.04
    32. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    256
    0.60
     
    1,250
    0.57
    33. Breast Cancer
    240
    0.56
     
    2,451
    1.12
    34. Pertussis
    214
    0.50
     
    40
    0.02
    35. Leukemia
    202
    0.47
     
    867
    0.40
    36. Lymphomas
    184
    0.43
     
    687
    0.31
    37. Malnutrition
    183
    0.43
     
    270
    0.12
    38. Cervical Cancer
    173
    0.40
     
    1,126
    0.51
    39. Oral Cancer
    168
    0.39
     
    512
    0.23
    40. Alcohol
    131
    0.31
     
    306
    0.14
    41. Epilepsy
    111
    0.26
     
    447
    0.20
    42. Ovary Cancer
    106
    0.25
     
    581
    0.27
    43. Stomach Cancer
    95
    0.22
     
    3,451
    1.58
    44. Poisonings
    88
    0.21
     
    567
    0.26
    45. Syphilis
    87
    0.20
     
    131
    0.06
    46. Tetanus
    87
    0.20
     
    37
    0.02
    47. Encephalitis
    80
    0.19
     
    187
    0.09
    48. Other Neoplasms
    67
    0.16
     
    324
    0.15
    49. Dengue
    60
    0.14
     
    0
    0.00
    50. Bladder Cancer
    56
    0.13
     
    749
    0.34
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Laos LAOS   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Liver Cancer
    57.85
    2
     
    18.14
    12
    2. Lung Cancers
    13.86
    86
     
    48.65
    2
    3. Breast Cancer
    10.53
    151
     
    15.72
    104
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    8.08
    90
     
    14.76
    38
    5. Cervical Cancer
    7.94
    93
     
    7.49
    98
    6. Ovary Cancer
    4.86
    74
     
    3.67
    118
    7. Lymphomas
    4.57
    105
     
    2.50
    151
    8. Oral Cancer
    4.40
    54
     
    1.81
    135
    9. Leukemia
    3.83
    97
     
    3.28
    116
    10. Prostate Cancer
    3.75
    169
     
    1.70
    179
    11. Stomach Cancer
    2.47
    167
     
    12.40
    31
    12. Bladder Cancer
    1.61
    111
     
    2.68
    67
    13. Uterin Cancer
    1.44
    119
     
    2.17
    86
    14. Pancreas Cancer
    1.14
    155
     
    5.71
    59
    15. Skin Cancers
    1.08
    115
     
    0.77
    140
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.72
    165
     
    5.33
    37
     
     
     
    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.