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North Korea
COUNTRY #1
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Compare North Korea and Ethiopia 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.

Ethiopia
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
North Korea Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      North Korea NORTH KOREA   Ethiopia ETHIOPIA
      North Korea NORTH KOREA   Ethiopia ETHIOPIA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
     
    37.3
    40.2
    38.7
    155
    152
    155
    1970
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
     
    41.5
    44.5
    43.0
    155
    152
    153
    1980
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
     
    43.3
    46.3
    44.8
    164
    160
    161
    1990
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
     
    46.1
    49.1
    47.5
    168
    168
    168
    2000
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
     
    49.3
    53.1
    51.2
    162
    156
    160
    2010
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
     
    60.1
    63.6
    61.8
    144
    144
    146
    2016
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
     
    63.7
    67.3
    65.5
    138
    142
    141
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      North Korea NORTH KOREA   Ethiopia ETHIOPIA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    63.7
    67.3
    138
    142
    Age 5
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    67.9
    71.0
    136
    139
    Age 10
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    68.7
    71.7
    128
    137
    Age 15
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    69.1
    72.0
    126
    138
    Age 20
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    69.7
    72.5
    121
    138
    Age 25
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    70.5
    73.0
    119
    137
    Age 30
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    71.2
    73.5
    115
    138
    Age 35
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    72.0
    74.2
    114
    136
    Age 40
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    72.9
    75.0
    113
    134
    Age 45
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    73.9
    75.9
    107
    128
    Age 50
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    74.9
    76.8
    101
    128
    Age 55
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    76.1
    77.8
    96
    126
    Age 60
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    77.4
    78.8
    100
    125
    Age 65
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    79.0
    80.1
    103
    125
    Age 70
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    80.9
    81.8
    105
    127
    Age 75
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    83.3
    83.9
    110
    125
    Age 80
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    86.1
    86.5
    107
    122
    Age 85
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
    89.4
    89.8
    108
    115
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      North Korea NORTH KOREA   Ethiopia ETHIOPIA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Stroke
    167.56
    2
    74.87
    87
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    120.49
    96
    112.44
    112
    3. Lung Disease
    112.26
    1
    24.56
    79
    4. Lung Cancers
    46.18
    2
    3.34
    146
    5. Tuberculosis
    38.68
    41
    43.14
    36
    6. Alzheimers/Dementia
    26.38
    84
    24.48
    92
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    20.09
    118
    86.94
    37
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    19.91
    80
    36.78
    24
    9. Liver Cancer
    17.57
    13
    2.08
    177
    10. Hypertension
    15.42
    69
    18.77
    47
    11. Breast Cancer
    15.23
    103
    25.61
    15
    12. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.39
    36
    6.68
    108
    13. Kidney Disease
    12.50
    110
    12.70
    109
    14. Stomach Cancer
    11.91
    31
    3.04
    153
    15. Diabetes Mellitus
    11.19
    147
    29.09
    93
    16. Liver Disease
    11.17
    116
    30.87
    33
    17. Suicide
    10.56
    68
    11.38
    60
    18. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    9.04
    10
    2.72
    77
    19. Low Birth Weight
    7.16
    91
    16.04
    37
    20. Cervical Cancer
    7.13
    102
    18.71
    33
    21. Falls
    6.48
    71
    16.93
    23
    22. Drownings
    6.30
    44
    6.39
    41
    23. Congenital Anomalies
    6.26
    118
    8.52
    69
    24. Pancreas Cancer
    5.56
    58
    1.16
    165
    25. Other Injuries
    5.02
    137
    12.57
    43
    26. Oesophagus Cancer
    5.01
    35
    3.37
    64
    27. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    4.80
    68
    8.98
    24
    28. Violence
    4.33
    103
    8.75
    62
    29. Birth Trauma
    4.27
    79
    16.25
    26
    30. Ovary Cancer
    3.55
    128
    8.86
    3
    31. Leukemia
    3.29
    116
    5.64
    12
    32. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.72
    97
    86.53
    21
    33. Bladder Cancer
    2.71
    70
    2.05
    93
    34. Asthma
    2.68
    102
    8.35
    61
    35. Lymphomas
    2.47
    167
    5.39
    96
    36. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.35
    166
    5.42
    91
    37. Drug Use
    2.32
    32
    0.86
    115
    38. Prostate Cancer
    2.13
    177
    6.90
    154
    39. Uterin Cancer
    2.07
    91
    0.98
    165
    40. Poisonings
    1.85
    48
    2.72
    23
    41. Endocrine Disorders
    1.82
    160
    5.53
    80
    42. Oral Cancer
    1.75
    157
    2.49
    115
    43. Parkinson's Disease
    1.73
    127
    1.51
    147
    44. Epilepsy
    1.49
    105
    3.72
    26
    45. Malnutrition
    1.34
    95
    19.97
    26
    46. Fires
    1.19
    110
    5.49
    32
    47. Maternal Conditions
    1.12
    90
    14.37
    26
    48. Other Neoplasms
    1.12
    155
    4.53
    36
    49. Alcohol
    1.03
    127
    2.35
    62
    50. War
    0.97
    23
    0.16
    42
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      North Korea NORTH KOREA   Ethiopia ETHIOPIA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Stroke
    46,562
    22.10
    32,859
    5.38
    2. Coronary Heart Disease
    31,886
    15.14
    47,712
    7.81
    3. Lung Disease
    30,364
    14.41
    10,347
    1.69
    4. Lung Cancers
    13,627
    6.47
    1,682
    0.28
    5. Tuberculosis
    10,921
    5.18
    25,476
    4.17
    6. Alzheimers/Dementia
    6,220
    2.95
    8,316
    1.36
    7. Liver Cancer
    5,267
    2.50
    1,102
    0.18
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    5,216
    2.48
    29,386
    4.81
    9. Influenza and Pneumonia
    4,792
    2.27
    66,544
    10.89
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4,273
    2.03
    3,475
    0.57
    11. Hypertension
    4,053
    1.92
    7,754
    1.27
    12. Stomach Cancer
    3,538
    1.68
    1,511
    0.25
    13. Kidney Disease
    3,463
    1.64
    6,426
    1.05
    14. Liver Disease
    3,210
    1.52
    16,580
    2.71
    15. Diabetes Mellitus
    3,182
    1.51
    13,028
    2.13
    16. Suicide
    2,852
    1.35
    7,323
    1.20
    17. Breast Cancer
    2,540
    1.21
    7,654
    1.25
    18. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2,467
    1.17
    1,450
    0.24
    19. Falls
    1,675
    0.80
    8,510
    1.39
    20. Pancreas Cancer
    1,654
    0.79
    553
    0.09
    21. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,519
    0.72
    1,651
    0.27
    22. Drownings
    1,471
    0.70
    6,538
    1.07
    23. Low Birth Weight
    1,401
    0.67
    27,587
    4.51
    24. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1,329
    0.63
    4,199
    0.69
    25. Other Injuries
    1,298
    0.62
    11,368
    1.86
    26. Congenital Anomalies
    1,282
    0.61
    14,443
    2.36
    27. Cervical Cancer
    1,139
    0.54
    5,013
    0.82
    28. Violence
    1,108
    0.53
    7,977
    1.31
    29. Leukemia
    900
    0.43
    3,474
    0.57
    30. Birth Trauma
    836
    0.40
    27,942
    4.57
    31. Bladder Cancer
    780
    0.37
    937
    0.15
    32. Asthma
    724
    0.34
    4,485
    0.73
    33. Lymphomas
    721
    0.34
    3,099
    0.51
    34. Drug Use
    627
    0.30
    615
    0.10
    35. Ovary Cancer
    606
    0.29
    2,511
    0.41
    36. Inflammatory/Heart
    604
    0.29
    2,958
    0.48
    37. Diarrhoeal diseases
    566
    0.27
    59,523
    9.74
    38. Oral Cancer
    531
    0.25
    1,373
    0.22
    39. Poisonings
    482
    0.23
    2,936
    0.48
    40. Endocrine Disorders
    464
    0.22
    4,145
    0.68
    41. Parkinson's Disease
    464
    0.22
    544
    0.09
    42. Epilepsy
    373
    0.18
    3,342
    0.55
    43. Uterin Cancer
    357
    0.17
    246
    0.04
    44. Other Neoplasms
    325
    0.15
    2,537
    0.42
    45. Fires
    302
    0.14
    4,404
    0.72
    46. Malnutrition
    295
    0.14
    17,060
    2.79
    47. Alcohol
    287
    0.14
    1,309
    0.21
    48. Maternal Conditions
    277
    0.13
    13,103
    2.14
    49. Hepatitis B
    251
    0.12
    2,325
    0.38
    50. War
    250
    0.12
    145
    0.02
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      North Korea NORTH KOREA   Ethiopia ETHIOPIA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    46.18
    2
    3.34
    146
    2. Liver Cancer
    17.57
    13
    2.08
    177
    3. Breast Cancer
    15.23
    103
    25.61
    15
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.39
    36
    6.68
    108
    5. Stomach Cancer
    11.91
    31
    3.04
    153
    6. Cervical Cancer
    7.13
    102
    18.71
    33
    7. Pancreas Cancer
    5.56
    58
    1.16
    165
    8. Oesophagus Cancer
    5.01
    35
    3.37
    64
    9. Ovary Cancer
    3.55
    128
    8.86
    3
    10. Leukemia
    3.29
    116
    5.64
    12
    11. Bladder Cancer
    2.71
    70
    2.05
    93
    12. Lymphomas
    2.47
    167
    5.39
    96
    13. Prostate Cancer
    2.13
    177
    6.90
    154
    14. Uterin Cancer
    2.07
    91
    0.98
    165
    15. Oral Cancer
    1.75
    157
    2.49
    115
    16. Skin Cancers
    0.76
    148
    0.50
    170
    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.