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Compare Nicaragua 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
     
      Nicaragua NICARAGUA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    46.0
    48.7
    47.3
    104
    103
    102
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    52.4
    55.5
    53.9
    102
    103
    104
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    56.0
    61.6
    58.7
    115
    107
    111
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    61.7
    67.4
    64.5
    113
    109
    111
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    67.3
    73.3
    70.3
    90
    89
    91
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    70.2
    76.1
    73.2
    83
    83
    85
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    72.5
    78.4
    75.5
    72
    67
    68
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Nicaragua NICARAGUA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    72.5
    78.4
    72
    67
     
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    74.1
    79.8
    65
    56
     
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    74.2
    79.9
    65
    56
     
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    74.3
    80.1
    63
    56
     
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    74.8
    80.3
    59
    54
     
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    75.4
    80.5
    56
    53
     
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    76.0
    80.8
    51
    50
     
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    76.7
    81.0
    48
    50
     
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    77.5
    81.4
    43
    48
     
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    78.3
    81.8
    42
    47
     
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    79.2
    82.3
    39
    46
     
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    80.3
    83.0
    37
    43
     
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    81.5
    83.9
    32
    42
     
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    82.9
    85.1
    30
    37
     
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    84.5
    86.5
    29
    36
     
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    86.5
    88.2
    23
    29
     
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    88.7
    90.2
    13
    18
     
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    91.7
    92.9
    4
    9
     
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Nicaragua NICARAGUA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    100.18
    117
     
    109.84
    103
    2. Kidney Disease
    66.77
    1
     
    14.51
    91
    3. Stroke
    49.89
    134
     
    177.55
    4
    4. Diabetes Mellitus
    40.19
    55
     
    8.13
    162
    5. Liver Disease
    33.31
    26
     
    17.00
    85
    6. Alzheimers/Dementia
    27.08
    35
     
    15.86
    105
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    24.91
    109
     
    22.68
    121
    8. Lung Disease
    22.37
    91
     
    100.37
    3
    9. Prostate Cancer
    20.50
    62
     
    1.70
    179
    10. Cervical Cancer
    17.89
    42
     
    7.49
    98
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    16.56
    96
     
    19.67
    82
    12. Violence
    15.17
    23
     
    4.28
    105
    13. Hypertension
    13.83
    92
     
    20.26
    52
    14. Stomach Cancer
    10.92
    38
     
    12.40
    31
    15. Liver Cancer
    10.69
    34
     
    18.14
    12
    16. Breast Cancer
    10.45
    154
     
    15.72
    104
    17. Suicide
    9.78
    94
     
    14.92
    32
    18. Congenital Anomalies
    9.35
    74
     
    7.75
    103
    19. Alcohol
    8.70
    5
     
    1.11
    120
    20. Lung Cancers
    7.21
    119
     
    48.65
    2
    21. Low Birth Weight
    6.92
    94
     
    10.30
    70
    22. Other Injuries
    6.88
    110
     
    5.57
    133
    23. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    6.23
    114
     
    14.76
    38
    24. HIV/AIDS
    6.14
    83
     
    0.17
    155
    25. Falls
    5.70
    84
     
    6.03
    79
    26. Diarrhoeal diseases
    5.32
    75
     
    3.42
    93
    27. Malnutrition
    4.24
    69
     
    1.01
    105
    28. Drownings
    4.20
    86
     
    5.49
    66
    29. Pancreas Cancer
    4.08
    82
     
    5.71
    59
    30. Leukemia
    3.91
    92
     
    3.28
    116
    31. Tuberculosis
    3.34
    101
     
    57.08
    28
    32. Asthma
    3.17
    103
     
    5.80
    81
    33. Endocrine Disorders
    3.17
    133
     
    2.15
    159
    34. Birth Trauma
    2.99
    90
     
    5.56
    76
    35. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.97
    157
     
    3.03
    155
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2.97
    93
     
    4.52
    67
    37. Lymphomas
    2.70
    144
     
    2.50
    151
    38. Maternal Conditions
    2.61
    69
     
    1.12
    93
    39. Ovary Cancer
    2.14
    169
     
    3.67
    118
    40. Epilepsy
    1.79
    89
     
    1.80
    88
    41. Meningitis
    1.47
    85
     
    1.14
    94
    42. Other Neoplasms
    1.37
    145
     
    1.17
    154
    43. Skin Cancers
    1.25
    101
     
    0.77
    140
    44. Skin Disease
    1.16
    115
     
    0.63
    140
    45. Parkinson's Disease
    1.10
    89
     
    0.54
    155
    46. Syphilis
    1.01
    57
     
    0.65
    71
    47. Oral Cancer
    0.90
    175
     
    1.81
    135
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.87
    141
     
    8.26
    12
    49. Appendicitis
    0.87
    71
     
    0.29
    115
    50. Uterin Cancer
    0.85
    164
     
    2.17
    86
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Nicaragua NICARAGUA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    4,185
    15.39
     
    30,572
    13.98
    2. Kidney Disease
    2,948
    10.84
     
    3,988
    1.82
    3. Stroke
    2,095
    7.71
     
    49,241
    22.51
    4. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,699
    6.25
     
    2,237
    1.02
    5. Liver Disease
    1,541
    5.67
     
    4,710
    2.15
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    1,251
    4.60
     
    5,736
    2.62
    7. Alzheimers/Dementia
    1,097
    4.04
     
    4,491
    2.05
    8. Lung Disease
    922
    3.39
     
    28,017
    12.81
    9. Violence
    914
    3.36
     
    1,110
    0.51
    10. Road Traffic Accidents
    907
    3.34
     
    5,214
    2.38
    11. Congenital Anomalies
    629
    2.31
     
    1,596
    0.73
    12. Suicide
    577
    2.12
     
    3,981
    1.82
    13. Hypertension
    572
    2.10
     
    5,653
    2.58
    14. Low Birth Weight
    473
    1.74
     
    2,031
    0.93
    15. Stomach Cancer
    469
    1.73
     
    3,451
    1.58
    16. Liver Cancer
    459
    1.69
     
    5,076
    2.32
    17. Cervical Cancer
    450
    1.66
     
    1,126
    0.51
    18. Alcohol
    432
    1.59
     
    306
    0.14
    19. Other Injuries
    375
    1.38
     
    1,438
    0.66
    20. Prostate Cancer
    364
    1.34
     
    165
    0.08
    21. HIV/AIDS
    346
    1.27
     
    47
    0.02
    22. Diarrhoeal diseases
    315
    1.16
     
    715
    0.33
    23. Lung Cancers
    307
    1.13
     
    13,520
    6.18
    24. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    269
    0.99
     
    4,123
    1.88
    25. Falls
    256
    0.94
     
    1,625
    0.74
    26. Breast Cancer
    255
    0.94
     
    2,451
    1.12
    27. Drownings
    244
    0.90
     
    1,296
    0.59
    28. Malnutrition
    223
    0.82
     
    270
    0.12
    29. Leukemia
    210
    0.77
     
    867
    0.40
    30. Birth Trauma
    205
    0.75
     
    1,095
    0.50
    31. Pancreas Cancer
    174
    0.64
     
    1,590
    0.73
    32. Maternal Conditions
    167
    0.61
     
    292
    0.13
    33. Endocrine Disorders
    163
    0.60
     
    540
    0.25
    34. Tuberculosis
    152
    0.56
     
    15,184
    6.94
    35. Asthma
    145
    0.53
     
    1,608
    0.74
    36. Inflammatory/Heart
    142
    0.52
     
    789
    0.36
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    127
    0.47
     
    1,250
    0.57
    38. Lymphomas
    123
    0.45
     
    687
    0.31
    39. Epilepsy
    99
    0.36
     
    447
    0.20
    40. Meningitis
    86
    0.32
     
    266
    0.12
    41. Syphilis
    69
    0.25
     
    131
    0.06
    42. Other Neoplasms
    66
    0.24
     
    324
    0.15
    43. Skin Cancers
    54
    0.20
     
    215
    0.10
    44. Ovary Cancer
    53
    0.19
     
    581
    0.27
    45. Skin Disease
    53
    0.19
     
    170
    0.08
    46. Parkinson's Disease
    45
    0.17
     
    149
    0.07
    47. Encephalitis
    43
    0.16
     
    187
    0.09
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    42
    0.15
     
    2,275
    1.04
    49. Appendicitis
    42
    0.15
     
    77
    0.04
    50. Oral Cancer
    41
    0.15
     
    512
    0.23
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Nicaragua NICARAGUA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    20.50
    62
     
    1.70
    179
    2. Cervical Cancer
    17.89
    42
     
    7.49
    98
    3. Stomach Cancer
    10.92
    38
     
    12.40
    31
    4. Liver Cancer
    10.69
    34
     
    18.14
    12
    5. Breast Cancer
    10.45
    154
     
    15.72
    104
    6. Lung Cancers
    7.21
    119
     
    48.65
    2
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    6.23
    114
     
    14.76
    38
    8. Pancreas Cancer
    4.08
    82
     
    5.71
    59
    9. Leukemia
    3.91
    92
     
    3.28
    116
    10. Lymphomas
    2.70
    144
     
    2.50
    151
    11. Ovary Cancer
    2.14
    169
     
    3.67
    118
    12. Skin Cancers
    1.25
    101
     
    0.77
    140
    13. Oral Cancer
    0.90
    175
     
    1.81
    135
    14. Uterin Cancer
    0.85
    164
     
    2.17
    86
    15. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.81
    160
     
    5.33
    37
    16. Bladder Cancer
    0.63
    173
     
    2.68
    67
     
     
     
    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.