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Compare Sweden 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
     
      Sweden SWEDEN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    71.2
    74.9
    73.0
    3
    3
    3
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    72.2
    77.2
    74.6
    1
    2
    1
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    72.8
    78.9
    75.7
    2
    3
    3
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    74.8
    80.4
    77.5
    4
    6
    2
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    77.3
    81.9
    79.6
    3
    7
    4
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    79.5
    83.5
    81.5
    6
    11
    9
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    80.6
    84.1
    82.4
    8
    16
    13
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Sweden SWEDEN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    80.6
    84.1
    8
    16
     
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    80.8
    84.3
    9
    17
     
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    80.8
    84.3
    8
    17
     
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    80.9
    84.4
    9
    17
     
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    81.0
    84.4
    10
    17
     
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    81.1
    84.5
    10
    17
     
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    81.3
    84.6
    9
    17
     
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    81.5
    84.7
    7
    17
     
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    81.7
    84.8
    7
    17
     
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    81.9
    84.9
    8
    17
     
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    82.2
    85.1
    8
    17
     
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    82.6
    85.4
    9
    17
     
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    83.2
    85.8
    12
    17
     
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    84.1
    86.5
    13
    19
     
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    85.1
    87.3
    13
    19
     
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    86.6
    88.4
    16
    22
     
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    88.5
    89.9
    23
    29
     
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    90.8
    91.8
    38
    42
     
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Sweden SWEDEN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    75.30
    149
     
    109.84
    103
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    36.37
    17
     
    15.86
    105
    3. Stroke
    27.52
    167
     
    177.55
    4
    4. Prostate Cancer
    24.17
    45
     
    1.70
    179
    5. Lung Cancers
    17.97
    67
     
    48.65
    2
    6. Lung Disease
    16.74
    142
     
    100.37
    3
    7. Breast Cancer
    16.32
    96
     
    15.72
    104
    8. Influenza and Pneumonia
    15.57
    144
     
    22.68
    121
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.88
    36
     
    14.76
    38
    10. Suicide
    12.99
    42
     
    14.92
    32
    11. Diabetes Mellitus
    9.60
    157
     
    8.13
    162
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    8.98
    15
     
    5.71
    59
    13. Lymphomas
    6.20
    58
     
    2.50
    151
    14. Other Injuries
    6.15
    125
     
    5.57
    133
    15. Hypertension
    6.07
    145
     
    20.26
    52
    16. Ovary Cancer
    5.18
    61
     
    3.67
    118
    17. Falls
    5.05
    95
     
    6.03
    79
    18. Other Neoplasms
    4.89
    23
     
    1.17
    154
    19. Kidney Disease
    4.58
    177
     
    14.51
    91
    20. Liver Disease
    4.41
    168
     
    17.00
    85
    21. Leukemia
    4.20
    73
     
    3.28
    116
    22. Uterin Cancer
    3.62
    36
     
    2.17
    86
    23. Liver Cancer
    3.54
    145
     
    18.14
    12
    24. Skin Cancers
    3.45
    18
     
    0.77
    140
    25. Drug Use
    3.36
    27
     
    2.33
    47
    26. Bladder Cancer
    3.35
    50
     
    2.68
    67
    27. Stomach Cancer
    3.22
    147
     
    12.40
    31
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    3.10
    136
     
    2.15
    159
    29. Inflammatory/Heart
    3.04
    154
     
    3.03
    155
    30. Parkinson's Disease
    2.75
    33
     
    0.54
    155
    31. Congenital Anomalies
    2.73
    173
     
    7.75
    103
    32. Road Traffic Accidents
    2.49
    182
     
    19.67
    82
    33. Alcohol
    2.45
    51
     
    1.11
    120
    34. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.42
    92
     
    5.33
    37
    35. Cervical Cancer
    2.28
    149
     
    7.49
    98
    36. Oral Cancer
    1.93
    133
     
    1.81
    135
    37. Violence
    1.35
    153
     
    4.28
    105
    38. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.34
    142
     
    4.52
    67
    39. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.10
    142
     
    3.42
    93
    40. Low Birth Weight
    0.85
    178
     
    10.30
    70
    41. Epilepsy
    0.83
    156
     
    1.80
    88
    42. Skin Disease
    0.82
    132
     
    0.63
    140
    43. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.81
    18
     
    0.12
    107
    44. Drownings
    0.81
    161
     
    5.49
    66
    45. Asthma
    0.71
    160
     
    5.80
    81
    46. Birth Trauma
    0.60
    156
     
    5.56
    76
    47. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.60
    161
     
    8.26
    12
    48. Anemia
    0.59
    74
     
    0.04
    143
    49. Fires
    0.49
    153
     
    1.37
    105
    50. Poisonings
    0.47
    124
     
    2.20
    44
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Sweden SWEDEN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    17,223
    22.75
     
    30,572
    13.98
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    8,933
    11.80
     
    4,491
    2.05
    3. Stroke
    6,410
    8.47
     
    49,241
    22.51
    4. Lung Disease
    3,917
    5.17
     
    28,017
    12.81
    5. Lung Cancers
    3,731
    4.93
     
    13,520
    6.18
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    3,589
    4.74
     
    5,736
    2.62
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,133
    4.14
     
    4,123
    1.88
    8. Prostate Cancer
    2,574
    3.40
     
    165
    0.08
    9. Diabetes Mellitus
    2,106
    2.78
     
    2,237
    1.02
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    1,870
    2.47
     
    1,590
    0.73
    11. Breast Cancer
    1,641
    2.17
     
    2,451
    1.12
    12. Suicide
    1,502
    1.98
     
    3,981
    1.82
    13. Hypertension
    1,467
    1.94
     
    5,653
    2.58
    14. Lymphomas
    1,344
    1.78
     
    687
    0.31
    15. Other Injuries
    1,338
    1.77
     
    1,438
    0.66
    16. Falls
    1,094
    1.45
     
    1,625
    0.74
    17. Kidney Disease
    1,086
    1.43
     
    3,988
    1.82
    18. Other Neoplasms
    1,070
    1.41
     
    324
    0.15
    19. Leukemia
    849
    1.12
     
    867
    0.40
    20. Bladder Cancer
    752
    0.99
     
    749
    0.34
    21. Liver Disease
    737
    0.97
     
    4,710
    2.15
    22. Liver Cancer
    712
    0.94
     
    5,076
    2.32
    23. Parkinson's Disease
    672
    0.89
     
    149
    0.07
    24. Skin Cancers
    655
    0.87
     
    215
    0.10
    25. Stomach Cancer
    635
    0.84
     
    3,451
    1.58
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    604
    0.80
     
    540
    0.25
    27. Inflammatory/Heart
    563
    0.74
     
    789
    0.36
    28. Ovary Cancer
    536
    0.71
     
    581
    0.27
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    490
    0.65
     
    1,495
    0.68
    30. Oral Cancer
    375
    0.50
     
    512
    0.23
    31. Uterin Cancer
    367
    0.48
     
    344
    0.16
    32. Alcohol
    345
    0.46
     
    306
    0.14
    33. Drug Use
    327
    0.43
     
    625
    0.29
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    293
    0.39
     
    1,250
    0.57
    35. Road Traffic Accidents
    280
    0.37
     
    5,214
    2.38
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    257
    0.34
     
    715
    0.33
    37. Congenital Anomalies
    250
    0.33
     
    1,596
    0.73
    38. Cervical Cancer
    231
    0.31
     
    1,126
    0.51
    39. Skin Disease
    193
    0.25
     
    170
    0.08
    40. Multiple Sclerosis
    155
    0.20
     
    33
    0.02
    41. Asthma
    153
    0.20
     
    1,608
    0.74
    42. Anemia
    145
    0.19
     
    9
    0.00
    43. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    125
    0.17
     
    2,275
    1.04
    44. Violence
    121
    0.16
     
    1,110
    0.51
    45. Epilepsy
    109
    0.14
     
    447
    0.20
    46. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    104
    0.14
     
    179
    0.08
    47. Drownings
    103
    0.14
     
    1,296
    0.59
    48. Malnutrition
    86
    0.11
     
    270
    0.12
    49. Fires
    80
    0.11
     
    356
    0.16
    50. Poisonings
    63
    0.08
     
    567
    0.26
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Sweden SWEDEN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    24.17
    45
     
    1.70
    179
    2. Lung Cancers
    17.97
    67
     
    48.65
    2
    3. Breast Cancer
    16.32
    96
     
    15.72
    104
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.88
    36
     
    14.76
    38
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    8.98
    15
     
    5.71
    59
    6. Lymphomas
    6.20
    58
     
    2.50
    151
    7. Ovary Cancer
    5.18
    61
     
    3.67
    118
    8. Leukemia
    4.20
    73
     
    3.28
    116
    9. Uterin Cancer
    3.62
    36
     
    2.17
    86
    10. Liver Cancer
    3.54
    145
     
    18.14
    12
    11. Skin Cancers
    3.45
    18
     
    0.77
    140
    12. Bladder Cancer
    3.35
    50
     
    2.68
    67
    13. Stomach Cancer
    3.22
    147
     
    12.40
    31
    14. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.42
    92
     
    5.33
    37
    15. Cervical Cancer
    2.28
    149
     
    7.49
    98
    16. Oral Cancer
    1.93
    133
     
    1.81
    135
     
     
     
    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.