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Sweden
COUNTRY #1
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

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.

North Korea
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
Sweden Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Sweden SWEDEN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Sweden SWEDEN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F 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
      M F M F M F 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
    58.27
    162
    120.49
    96
    2. Alzheimers & Dementia
    28.23
    70
    26.38
    84
    3. Stroke
    21.65
    171
    167.56
    2
    4. Prostate Cancer
    21.64
    56
    2.13
    177
    5. Lung Cancers
    17.76
    70
    46.18
    2
    6. Lung Disease
    15.29
    143
    112.26
    1
    7. Breast Cancer
    14.83
    108
    15.23
    103
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    13.65
    42
    14.39
    36
    9. Suicide
    11.65
    52
    10.56
    68
    10. Influenza and Pneumonia
    9.17
    162
    20.09
    118
    11. Diabetes Mellitus
    8.28
    159
    11.19
    147
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    8.15
    21
    5.56
    58
    13. Lymphomas
    5.81
    78
    2.47
    167
    14. Ovary Cancer
    5.69
    43
    3.55
    128
    15. Other Injuries
    4.82
    142
    5.02
    137
    16. Liver Disease
    4.65
    171
    11.17
    116
    17. Hypertension
    4.64
    155
    15.42
    69
    18. Other Neoplasms
    4.10
    48
    1.12
    155
    19. Falls
    3.94
    112
    6.48
    71
    20. Leukemia
    3.79
    94
    3.29
    116
    21. Drug Use
    3.62
    19
    2.32
    32
    22. Liver Cancer
    3.60
    145
    17.57
    13
    23. Kidney Disease
    3.55
    177
    12.50
    110
    24. Skin Cancers
    3.24
    18
    0.76
    148
    25. Endocrine Disorders
    3.13
    131
    1.82
    160
    26. Congenital Anomalies
    3.13
    165
    6.26
    118
    27. Stomach Cancer
    3.03
    154
    11.91
    31
    28. Parkinson's Disease
    3.01
    46
    1.73
    127
    29. Uterin Cancer
    2.95
    61
    2.07
    91
    30. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.94
    154
    2.35
    166
    31. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.79
    81
    5.01
    35
    32. Bladder Cancer
    2.70
    72
    2.71
    70
    33. Alcohol
    2.41
    57
    1.03
    127
    34. Road Traffic Accidents
    2.31
    183
    19.91
    80
    35. Cervical Cancer
    1.88
    157
    7.13
    102
    36. Oral Cancer
    1.87
    147
    1.75
    157
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.17
    145
    4.80
    68
    38. Violence
    1.06
    158
    4.33
    103
    39. Drownings
    0.97
    153
    6.30
    44
    40. Low Birth Weight
    0.91
    177
    7.16
    91
    41. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.88
    145
    2.72
    97
    42. Epilepsy
    0.87
    151
    1.49
    105
    43. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.81
    15
    0.08
    135
    44. Skin Disease
    0.64
    135
    0.54
    146
    45. Asthma
    0.62
    163
    2.68
    102
    46. Encephalitis
    0.59
    116
    0.70
    101
    47. Birth Trauma
    0.59
    156
    4.27
    79
    48. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.48
    38
    0.78
    16
    49. Anemia
    0.41
    37
    0.03
    123
    50. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.39
    170
    9.04
    10
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Sweden SWEDEN   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    16,582
    21.91
    31,886
    15.14
    2. Alzheimers & Dementia
    9,496
    12.55
    6,220
    2.95
    3. Stroke
    6,340
    8.38
    46,562
    22.10
    4. Lung Disease
    4,178
    5.52
    30,364
    14.41
    5. Lung Cancers
    3,801
    5.02
    13,627
    6.47
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,122
    4.12
    4,273
    2.03
    7. Influenza and Pneumonia
    2,701
    3.57
    4,792
    2.27
    8. Prostate Cancer
    2,570
    3.40
    176
    0.08
    9. Diabetes Mellitus
    2,124
    2.81
    3,182
    1.51
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    1,798
    2.38
    1,654
    0.79
    11. Breast Cancer
    1,608
    2.12
    2,540
    1.21
    12. Hypertension
    1,531
    2.02
    4,053
    1.92
    13. Suicide
    1,455
    1.92
    2,852
    1.35
    14. Lymphomas
    1,387
    1.83
    721
    0.34
    15. Other Injuries
    1,302
    1.72
    1,298
    0.62
    16. Kidney Disease
    1,130
    1.49
    3,463
    1.64
    17. Falls
    1,060
    1.40
    1,675
    0.80
    18. Other Neoplasms
    1,030
    1.36
    325
    0.15
    19. Parkinson's Disease
    857
    1.13
    464
    0.22
    20. Leukemia
    853
    1.13
    900
    0.43
    21. Liver Disease
    808
    1.07
    3,210
    1.52
    22. Liver Cancer
    759
    1.00
    5,267
    2.50
    23. Bladder Cancer
    708
    0.94
    780
    0.37
    24. Skin Cancers
    663
    0.88
    215
    0.10
    25. Endocrine Disorders
    657
    0.87
    464
    0.22
    26. Stomach Cancer
    645
    0.85
    3,538
    1.68
    27. Inflammatory/Heart
    601
    0.79
    604
    0.29
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    583
    0.77
    1,519
    0.72
    29. Ovary Cancer
    576
    0.76
    606
    0.29
    30. Oral Cancer
    391
    0.52
    531
    0.25
    31. Drug Use
    367
    0.48
    627
    0.30
    32. Alcohol
    357
    0.47
    287
    0.14
    33. Uterin Cancer
    345
    0.46
    357
    0.17
    34. Congenital Anomalies
    315
    0.42
    1,282
    0.61
    35. Diarrhoeal diseases
    278
    0.37
    566
    0.27
    36. Road Traffic Accidents
    278
    0.37
    5,216
    2.48
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    274
    0.36
    1,329
    0.63
    38. Cervical Cancer
    220
    0.29
    1,139
    0.54
    39. Skin Disease
    193
    0.26
    130
    0.06
    40. Asthma
    163
    0.22
    724
    0.34
    41. Multiple Sclerosis
    152
    0.20
    24
    0.01
    42. Anemia
    148
    0.20
    7
    0.00
    43. Encephalitis
    147
    0.19
    152
    0.07
    44. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    132
    0.17
    215
    0.10
    45. Drownings
    130
    0.17
    1,471
    0.70
    46. Epilepsy
    122
    0.16
    373
    0.18
    47. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    119
    0.16
    2,467
    1.17
    48. Malnutrition
    101
    0.13
    295
    0.14
    49. Violence
    101
    0.13
    1,108
    0.53
    50. Low Birth Weight
    60
    0.08
    1,401
    0.67
    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
    21.64
    56
    2.13
    177
    2. Lung Cancers
    17.76
    70
    46.18
    2
    3. Breast Cancer
    14.83
    108
    15.23
    103
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    13.65
    42
    14.39
    36
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    8.15
    21
    5.56
    58
    6. Lymphomas
    5.81
    78
    2.47
    167
    7. Ovary Cancer
    5.69
    43
    3.55
    128
    8. Leukemia
    3.79
    94
    3.29
    116
    9. Liver Cancer
    3.60
    145
    17.57
    13
    10. Skin Cancers
    3.24
    18
    0.76
    148
    11. Stomach Cancer
    3.03
    154
    11.91
    31
    12. Uterin Cancer
    2.95
    61
    2.07
    91
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.79
    81
    5.01
    35
    14. Bladder Cancer
    2.70
    72
    2.71
    70
    15. Cervical Cancer
    1.88
    157
    7.13
    102
    16. Oral Cancer
    1.87
    147
    1.75
    157
    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.