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Compare Sri Lanka 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
     
      Sri Lanka SRI LANKA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    62.1
    62.1
    62.1
    43
    59
    54
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    63.7
    66.2
    64.9
    54
    64
    61
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    65.7
    70.4
    68.0
    55
    66
    60
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    66.9
    73.5
    70.1
    61
    63
    62
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    68.2
    75.1
    71.5
    78
    65
    74
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    70.9
    78.1
    74.5
    72
    50
    62
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    72.1
    78.5
    75.3
    75
    64
    70
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Sri Lanka SRI LANKA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    72.1
    78.5
    75
    64
     
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    72.9
    79.2
    79
    69
     
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    73.0
    79.3
    79
    68
     
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    73.1
    79.4
    79
    68
     
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    73.3
    79.6
    82
    68
     
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    73.9
    79.7
    80
    67
     
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    74.5
    79.9
    79
    68
     
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    74.9
    80.0
    81
    69
     
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    75.5
    80.2
    75
    70
     
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    76.3
    80.5
    72
    70
     
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    77.2
    80.8
    68
    72
     
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    78.2
    81.3
    64
    74
     
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    79.5
    81.9
    61
    76
     
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    81.0
    82.8
    59
    77
     
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    82.9
    84.0
    57
    77
     
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    85.1
    85.9
    56
    76
     
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    87.8
    88.1
    51
    73
     
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    91.0
    91.0
    35
    67
     
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Sri Lanka SRI LANKA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    126.95
    73
     
    109.84
    103
    2. Stroke
    73.82
    110
     
    177.55
    4
    3. Diabetes Mellitus
    49.34
    40
     
    8.13
    162
    4. Suicide
    34.64
    1
     
    14.92
    32
    5. Asthma
    32.23
    2
     
    5.80
    81
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    24.00
    115
     
    22.68
    121
    7. Kidney Disease
    22.26
    48
     
    14.51
    91
    8. Lung Disease
    21.58
    99
     
    100.37
    3
    9. Liver Disease
    21.18
    67
     
    17.00
    85
    10. Alzheimers/Dementia
    18.69
    85
     
    15.86
    105
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    16.33
    98
     
    19.67
    82
    12. Hypertension
    10.13
    111
     
    20.26
    52
    13. Breast Cancer
    9.87
    156
     
    15.72
    104
    14. Falls
    9.61
    48
     
    6.03
    79
    15. Other Injuries
    8.91
    82
     
    5.57
    133
    16. Oral Cancer
    7.81
    12
     
    1.81
    135
    17. Congenital Anomalies
    6.84
    118
     
    7.75
    103
    18. Drownings
    6.41
    52
     
    5.49
    66
    19. Lung Cancers
    5.90
    130
     
    48.65
    2
    20. Oesophagus Cancer
    5.15
    38
     
    5.33
    37
    21. Tuberculosis
    5.06
    92
     
    57.08
    28
    22. Stomach Cancer
    5.05
    107
     
    12.40
    31
    23. Cervical Cancer
    4.82
    128
     
    7.49
    98
    24. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.61
    118
     
    3.03
    155
    25. Low Birth Weight
    3.60
    139
     
    10.30
    70
    26. Leukemia
    3.59
    106
     
    3.28
    116
    27. Ovary Cancer
    3.58
    123
     
    3.67
    118
    28. Violence
    3.15
    122
     
    4.28
    105
    29. Liver Cancer
    3.11
    157
     
    18.14
    12
    30. Lymphomas
    2.67
    146
     
    2.50
    151
    31. Endocrine Disorders
    2.62
    149
     
    2.15
    159
    32. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.59
    107
     
    3.42
    93
    33. Fires
    2.37
    75
     
    1.37
    105
    34. Meningitis
    2.28
    70
     
    1.14
    94
    35. Prostate Cancer
    2.08
    175
     
    1.70
    179
    36. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1.97
    180
     
    14.76
    38
    37. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.94
    92
     
    8.26
    12
    38. Epilepsy
    1.90
    81
     
    1.80
    88
    39. Encephalitis
    1.74
    24
     
    0.86
    69
    40. Alcohol
    1.40
    104
     
    1.11
    120
    41. Birth Trauma
    1.35
    129
     
    5.56
    76
    42. Dengue
    1.19
    7
     
    0.00
    121
    43. Skin Cancers
    0.93
    128
     
    0.77
    140
    44. Bladder Cancer
    0.91
    160
     
    2.68
    67
    45. Drug Use
    0.83
    125
     
    2.33
    47
    46. Malnutrition
    0.73
    114
     
    1.01
    105
    47. Pancreas Cancer
    0.66
    174
     
    5.71
    59
    48. HIV/AIDS
    0.61
    128
     
    0.17
    155
    49. Maternal Conditions
    0.51
    113
     
    1.12
    93
    50. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.49
    174
     
    4.52
    67
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Sri Lanka SRI LANKA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    28,554
    22.52
     
    30,572
    13.98
    2. Stroke
    16,198
    12.78
     
    49,241
    22.51
    3. Diabetes Mellitus
    11,089
    8.75
     
    2,237
    1.02
    4. Suicide
    7,319
    5.77
     
    3,981
    1.82
    5. Asthma
    7,160
    5.65
     
    1,608
    0.74
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    5,284
    4.17
     
    5,736
    2.62
    7. Kidney Disease
    4,961
    3.91
     
    3,988
    1.82
    8. Liver Disease
    4,837
    3.82
     
    4,710
    2.15
    9. Lung Disease
    4,813
    3.80
     
    28,017
    12.81
    10. Alzheimers/Dementia
    4,006
    3.16
     
    4,491
    2.05
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    3,554
    2.80
     
    5,214
    2.38
    12. Hypertension
    2,271
    1.79
     
    5,653
    2.58
    13. Falls
    2,103
    1.66
     
    1,625
    0.74
    14. Other Injuries
    1,900
    1.50
     
    1,438
    0.66
    15. Oral Cancer
    1,772
    1.40
     
    512
    0.23
    16. Lung Cancers
    1,364
    1.08
     
    13,520
    6.18
    17. Drownings
    1,336
    1.05
     
    1,296
    0.59
    18. Congenital Anomalies
    1,309
    1.03
     
    1,596
    0.73
    19. Breast Cancer
    1,239
    0.98
     
    2,451
    1.12
    20. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,191
    0.94
     
    1,495
    0.68
    21. Tuberculosis
    1,153
    0.91
     
    15,184
    6.94
    22. Stomach Cancer
    1,148
    0.91
     
    3,451
    1.58
    23. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,021
    0.81
     
    789
    0.36
    24. Leukemia
    781
    0.62
     
    867
    0.40
    25. Liver Cancer
    715
    0.56
     
    5,076
    2.32
    26. Low Birth Weight
    667
    0.53
     
    2,031
    0.93
    27. Violence
    649
    0.51
     
    1,110
    0.51
    28. Cervical Cancer
    605
    0.48
     
    1,126
    0.51
    29. Lymphomas
    604
    0.48
     
    687
    0.31
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    585
    0.46
     
    540
    0.25
    31. Diarrhoeal diseases
    553
    0.44
     
    715
    0.33
    32. Fires
    503
    0.40
     
    356
    0.16
    33. Meningitis
    497
    0.39
     
    266
    0.12
    34. Ovary Cancer
    454
    0.36
     
    581
    0.27
    35. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    446
    0.35
     
    4,123
    1.88
    36. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    433
    0.34
     
    2,275
    1.04
    37. Epilepsy
    406
    0.32
     
    447
    0.20
    38. Encephalitis
    381
    0.30
     
    187
    0.09
    39. Alcohol
    317
    0.25
     
    306
    0.14
    40. Dengue
    250
    0.20
     
    0
    0.00
    41. Birth Trauma
    250
    0.20
     
    1,095
    0.50
    42. Skin Cancers
    212
    0.17
     
    215
    0.10
    43. Bladder Cancer
    205
    0.16
     
    749
    0.34
    44. Prostate Cancer
    197
    0.16
     
    165
    0.08
    45. Drug Use
    178
    0.14
     
    625
    0.29
    46. Malnutrition
    160
    0.13
     
    270
    0.12
    47. Pancreas Cancer
    151
    0.12
     
    1,590
    0.73
    48. HIV/AIDS
    128
    0.10
     
    47
    0.02
    49. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    108
    0.09
     
    1,250
    0.57
    50. Maternal Conditions
    101
    0.08
     
    292
    0.13
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Sri Lanka SRI LANKA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Breast Cancer
    9.87
    156
     
    15.72
    104
    2. Oral Cancer
    7.81
    12
     
    1.81
    135
    3. Lung Cancers
    5.90
    130
     
    48.65
    2
    4. Oesophagus Cancer
    5.15
    38
     
    5.33
    37
    5. Stomach Cancer
    5.05
    107
     
    12.40
    31
    6. Cervical Cancer
    4.82
    128
     
    7.49
    98
    7. Leukemia
    3.59
    106
     
    3.28
    116
    8. Ovary Cancer
    3.58
    123
     
    3.67
    118
    9. Liver Cancer
    3.11
    157
     
    18.14
    12
    10. Lymphomas
    2.67
    146
     
    2.50
    151
    11. Prostate Cancer
    2.08
    175
     
    1.70
    179
    12. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    1.97
    180
     
    14.76
    38
    13. Skin Cancers
    0.93
    128
     
    0.77
    140
    14. Bladder Cancer
    0.91
    160
     
    2.68
    67
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    0.66
    174
     
    5.71
    59
    16. Uterin Cancer
    0.35
    179
     
    2.17
    86
     
     
     
    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.