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Compare Russia 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
     
      Russia RUSSIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
    N/D
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    63.1
    73.4
    68.1
    60
    27
    42
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    61.4
    73.0
    67.0
    85
    47
    67
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    63.8
    74.3
    68.9
    98
    55
    79
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    58.7
    72.0
    65.0
    132
    98
    119
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    62.4
    74.6
    68.4
    134
    97
    115
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    66.4
    77.2
    71.9
    125
    85
    105
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Russia RUSSIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    66.4
    77.2
    125
    85
     
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    67.1
    77.8
    142
    92
     
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    67.2
    77.8
    147
    92
     
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    67.3
    77.9
    150
    92
     
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    67.5
    78.0
    154
    93
     
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    67.9
    78.2
    158
    92
     
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    68.5
    78.5
    157
    90
     
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    69.6
    78.9
    154
    87
     
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    70.7
    79.3
    150
    85
     
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    71.7
    79.8
    150
    82
     
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    72.9
    80.3
    147
    82
     
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    74.3
    80.9
    146
    78
     
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    76.1
    81.8
    135
    77
     
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    78.3
    82.9
    123
    75
     
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    80.8
    84.1
    109
    74
     
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    83.4
    85.6
    97
    78
     
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    86.5
    87.8
    85
    80
     
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    89.9
    90.5
    79
    89
     
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Russia RUSSIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    292.00
    9
     
    109.84
    103
    2. Stroke
    166.90
    8
     
    177.55
    4
    3. Inflammatory/Heart
    36.35
    4
     
    3.03
    155
    4. Influenza and Pneumonia
    27.61
    101
     
    22.68
    121
    5. Lung Cancers
    26.83
    26
     
    48.65
    2
    6. HIV/AIDS
    23.93
    49
     
    0.17
    155
    7. Breast Cancer
    21.31
    42
     
    15.72
    104
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    20.31
    7
     
    14.76
    38
    9. Prostate Cancer
    19.86
    65
     
    1.70
    179
    10. Suicide
    18.35
    16
     
    14.92
    32
    11. Stomach Cancer
    16.39
    12
     
    12.40
    31
    12. Road Traffic Accidents
    15.85
    102
     
    19.67
    82
    13. Other Injuries
    14.88
    39
     
    5.57
    133
    14. Alcohol
    14.87
    2
     
    1.11
    120
    15. Lung Disease
    14.51
    151
     
    100.37
    3
    16. Drug Use
    12.33
    3
     
    2.33
    47
    17. Falls
    11.93
    37
     
    6.03
    79
    18. Tuberculosis
    10.77
    71
     
    57.08
    28
    19. Drownings
    10.57
    21
     
    5.49
    66
    20. Violence
    9.23
    55
     
    4.28
    105
    21. Pancreas Cancer
    7.97
    28
     
    5.71
    59
    22. Fires
    7.94
    10
     
    1.37
    105
    23. Ovary Cancer
    7.17
    15
     
    3.67
    118
    24. Alzheimers/Dementia
    6.69
    159
     
    15.86
    105
    25. Cervical Cancer
    6.58
    107
     
    7.49
    98
    26. Congenital Anomalies
    6.49
    124
     
    7.75
    103
    27. Hypertension
    5.52
    149
     
    20.26
    52
    28. Oral Cancer
    5.47
    33
     
    1.81
    135
    29. Uterin Cancer
    5.10
    15
     
    2.17
    86
    30. Liver Cancer
    4.85
    105
     
    18.14
    12
    31. Kidney Disease
    4.73
    175
     
    14.51
    91
    32. Diabetes Mellitus
    4.61
    177
     
    8.13
    162
    33. Lymphomas
    4.36
    108
     
    2.50
    151
    34. Low Birth Weight
    4.33
    127
     
    10.30
    70
    35. Leukemia
    4.17
    76
     
    3.28
    116
    36. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.67
    58
     
    5.33
    37
    37. Bladder Cancer
    3.34
    51
     
    2.68
    67
    38. Skin Cancers
    3.09
    24
     
    0.77
    140
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.95
    91
     
    8.26
    12
    40. Poisonings
    1.88
    50
     
    2.20
    44
    41. Birth Trauma
    1.32
    130
     
    5.56
    76
    42. Asthma
    1.06
    142
     
    5.80
    81
    43. Meningitis
    0.76
    110
     
    1.14
    94
    44. Encephalitis
    0.75
    80
     
    0.86
    69
    45. Epilepsy
    0.47
    179
     
    1.80
    88
    46. Maternal Conditions
    0.44
    116
     
    1.12
    93
    47. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.30
    170
     
    3.42
    93
    48. Liver Disease
    0.27
    183
     
    17.00
    85
    49. War
    0.23
    32
     
    0.95
    20
    50. Other Neoplasms
    0.22
    176
     
    1.17
    154
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Russia RUSSIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    697,121
    36.99
     
    30,572
    13.98
    2. Stroke
    403,580
    21.41
     
    49,241
    22.51
    3. Inflammatory/Heart
    70,573
    3.74
     
    789
    0.36
    4. Lung Cancers
    61,257
    3.25
     
    13,520
    6.18
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    52,147
    2.77
     
    5,736
    2.62
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    47,638
    2.53
     
    4,123
    1.88
    7. HIV/AIDS
    38,219
    2.03
     
    47
    0.02
    8. Stomach Cancer
    37,527
    1.99
     
    3,451
    1.58
    9. Lung Disease
    34,033
    1.81
     
    28,017
    12.81
    10. Suicide
    28,814
    1.53
     
    3,981
    1.82
    11. Breast Cancer
    28,718
    1.52
     
    2,451
    1.12
    12. Alcohol
    26,597
    1.41
     
    306
    0.14
    13. Other Injuries
    25,955
    1.38
     
    1,438
    0.66
    14. Road Traffic Accidents
    24,953
    1.32
     
    5,214
    2.38
    15. Falls
    22,317
    1.18
     
    1,625
    0.74
    16. Drug Use
    19,790
    1.05
     
    625
    0.29
    17. Pancreas Cancer
    18,443
    0.98
     
    1,590
    0.73
    18. Tuberculosis
    18,037
    0.96
     
    15,184
    6.94
    19. Alzheimers/Dementia
    16,776
    0.89
     
    4,491
    2.05
    20. Drownings
    16,652
    0.88
     
    1,296
    0.59
    21. Prostate Cancer
    15,935
    0.85
     
    165
    0.08
    22. Violence
    14,792
    0.78
     
    1,110
    0.51
    23. Fires
    14,592
    0.77
     
    356
    0.16
    24. Hypertension
    13,131
    0.70
     
    5,653
    2.58
    25. Oral Cancer
    11,968
    0.63
     
    512
    0.23
    26. Liver Cancer
    11,062
    0.59
     
    5,076
    2.32
    27. Kidney Disease
    10,405
    0.55
     
    3,988
    1.82
    28. Diabetes Mellitus
    10,215
    0.54
     
    2,237
    1.02
    29. Ovary Cancer
    9,302
    0.49
     
    581
    0.27
    30. Lymphomas
    8,891
    0.47
     
    687
    0.31
    31. Oesophagus Cancer
    8,345
    0.44
     
    1,495
    0.68
    32. Leukemia
    8,322
    0.44
     
    867
    0.40
    33. Bladder Cancer
    8,050
    0.43
     
    749
    0.34
    34. Cervical Cancer
    7,972
    0.42
     
    1,126
    0.51
    35. Congenital Anomalies
    7,188
    0.38
     
    1,596
    0.73
    36. Skin Cancers
    6,725
    0.36
     
    215
    0.10
    37. Uterin Cancer
    6,176
    0.33
     
    344
    0.16
    38. Low Birth Weight
    4,474
    0.24
     
    2,031
    0.93
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    4,241
    0.23
     
    2,275
    1.04
    40. Poisonings
    3,076
    0.16
     
    567
    0.26
    41. Asthma
    2,238
    0.12
     
    1,608
    0.74
    42. Encephalitis
    1,462
    0.08
     
    187
    0.09
    43. Meningitis
    1,421
    0.08
     
    266
    0.12
    44. Birth Trauma
    1,364
    0.07
     
    1,095
    0.50
    45. Epilepsy
    581
    0.03
     
    447
    0.20
    46. Maternal Conditions
    569
    0.03
     
    292
    0.13
    47. Diarrhoeal diseases
    499
    0.03
     
    715
    0.33
    48. Liver Disease
    482
    0.03
     
    4,710
    2.15
    49. Parkinson's Disease
    386
    0.02
     
    149
    0.07
    50. Multiple Sclerosis
    327
    0.02
     
    33
    0.02
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Russia RUSSIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    26.83
    26
     
    48.65
    2
    2. Breast Cancer
    21.31
    42
     
    15.72
    104
    3. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    20.31
    7
     
    14.76
    38
    4. Prostate Cancer
    19.86
    65
     
    1.70
    179
    5. Stomach Cancer
    16.39
    12
     
    12.40
    31
    6. Pancreas Cancer
    7.97
    28
     
    5.71
    59
    7. Ovary Cancer
    7.17
    15
     
    3.67
    118
    8. Cervical Cancer
    6.58
    107
     
    7.49
    98
    9. Oral Cancer
    5.47
    33
     
    1.81
    135
    10. Uterin Cancer
    5.10
    15
     
    2.17
    86
    11. Liver Cancer
    4.85
    105
     
    18.14
    12
    12. Lymphomas
    4.36
    108
     
    2.50
    151
    13. Leukemia
    4.17
    76
     
    3.28
    116
    14. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.67
    58
     
    5.33
    37
    15. Bladder Cancer
    3.34
    51
     
    2.68
    67
    16. Skin Cancers
    3.09
    24
     
    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.