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Compare Sweden and Syria 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   Syria SYRIA
           
    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
     
    48.2
    51.0
    49.6
    97
    97
    97
    1970
    72.2
    77.2
    74.6
    1
    2
    1
     
    54.3
    57.6
    55.9
    94
    94
    94
    1980
    72.8
    78.9
    75.7
    2
    3
    3
     
    61.5
    65.1
    63.3
    83
    88
    86
    1990
    74.8
    80.4
    77.5
    4
    6
    2
     
    66.7
    70.3
    68.4
    64
    92
    82
    2000
    77.3
    81.9
    79.6
    3
    7
    4
     
    70.5
    74.9
    72.6
    50
    67
    57
    2010
    79.5
    83.5
    81.5
    6
    11
    9
     
    71.9
    75.5
    73.7
    60
    89
    76
    2016
    80.6
    84.1
    82.4
    8
    16
    13
     
    59.4
    68.9
    63.8
    165
    133
    151
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Sweden SWEDEN   Syria SYRIA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    80.6
    84.1
    8
    16
     
    59.4
    68.9
    165
    133
    Age 5
    80.8
    84.3
    9
    17
     
    60.7
    70.2
    178
    148
    Age 10
    80.8
    84.3
    8
    17
     
    61.4
    70.9
    178
    146
    Age 15
    80.9
    84.4
    9
    17
     
    62.1
    71.7
    178
    140
    Age 20
    81.0
    84.4
    10
    17
     
    63.2
    72.5
    177
    137
    Age 25
    81.1
    84.5
    10
    17
     
    65.3
    73.4
    174
    134
    Age 30
    81.3
    84.6
    9
    17
     
    67.8
    74.4
    168
    130
    Age 35
    81.5
    84.7
    7
    17
     
    69.9
    75.2
    149
    125
    Age 40
    81.7
    84.8
    7
    17
     
    71.7
    76.0
    130
    120
    Age 45
    81.9
    84.9
    8
    17
     
    73.2
    76.7
    120
    116
    Age 50
    82.2
    85.1
    8
    17
     
    74.6
    77.5
    110
    115
    Age 55
    82.6
    85.4
    9
    17
     
    76.1
    78.4
    100
    114
    Age 60
    83.2
    85.8
    12
    17
     
    77.5
    79.4
    97
    112
    Age 65
    84.1
    86.5
    13
    19
     
    79.0
    80.6
    102
    114
    Age 70
    85.1
    87.3
    13
    19
     
    81.0
    82.2
    102
    113
    Age 75
    86.6
    88.4
    16
    22
     
    83.3
    84.1
    106
    113
    Age 80
    88.5
    89.9
    23
    29
     
    86.0
    86.6
    112
    115
    Age 85
    90.8
    91.8
    38
    42
     
    89.3
    89.7
    117
    116
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Sweden SWEDEN   Syria SYRIA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    75.30
    149
     
    256.78
    12
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    36.37
    17
     
    42.39
    9
    3. Stroke
    27.52
    167
     
    106.07
    60
    4. Prostate Cancer
    24.17
    45
     
    11.63
    123
    5. Lung Cancers
    17.97
    67
     
    17.49
    71
    6. Lung Disease
    16.74
    142
     
    11.71
    164
    7. Breast Cancer
    16.32
    96
     
    26.98
    11
    8. Influenza and Pneumonia
    15.57
    144
     
    23.17
    118
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.88
    36
     
    14.26
    47
    10. Suicide
    12.99
    42
     
    3.15
    168
    11. Diabetes Mellitus
    9.60
    157
     
    12.62
    146
    12. Pancreas Cancer
    8.98
    15
     
    4.40
    76
    13. Lymphomas
    6.20
    58
     
    9.46
    5
    14. Other Injuries
    6.15
    125
     
    5.20
    141
    15. Hypertension
    6.07
    145
     
    5.09
    153
    16. Ovary Cancer
    5.18
    61
     
    4.58
    83
    17. Falls
    5.05
    95
     
    2.55
    150
    18. Other Neoplasms
    4.89
    23
     
    4.96
    22
    19. Kidney Disease
    4.58
    177
     
    8.27
    142
    20. Liver Disease
    4.41
    168
     
    12.22
    111
    21. Leukemia
    4.20
    73
     
    6.86
    3
    22. Uterin Cancer
    3.62
    36
     
    1.34
    125
    23. Liver Cancer
    3.54
    145
     
    5.16
    97
    24. Skin Cancers
    3.45
    18
     
    0.55
    155
    25. Drug Use
    3.36
    27
     
    1.04
    106
    26. Bladder Cancer
    3.35
    50
     
    6.58
    5
    27. Stomach Cancer
    3.22
    147
     
    6.82
    73
    28. Endocrine Disorders
    3.10
    136
     
    3.68
    123
    29. Inflammatory/Heart
    3.04
    154
     
    12.37
    20
    30. Parkinson's Disease
    2.75
    33
     
    0.52
    157
    31. Congenital Anomalies
    2.73
    173
     
    6.03
    128
    32. Road Traffic Accidents
    2.49
    182
     
    25.83
    54
    33. Alcohol
    2.45
    51
     
    0.27
    174
    34. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.42
    92
     
    1.26
    141
    35. Cervical Cancer
    2.28
    149
     
    1.59
    172
    36. Oral Cancer
    1.93
    133
     
    2.38
    109
    37. Violence
    1.35
    153
     
    2.85
    127
    38. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    1.34
    142
     
    0.81
    160
    39. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.10
    142
     
    3.89
    86
    40. Low Birth Weight
    0.85
    178
     
    4.55
    122
    41. Epilepsy
    0.83
    156
     
    0.66
    171
    42. Skin Disease
    0.82
    132
     
    0.62
    142
    43. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.81
    18
     
    0.13
    99
    44. Drownings
    0.81
    161
     
    1.03
    151
    45. Asthma
    0.71
    160
     
    11.39
    54
    46. Birth Trauma
    0.60
    156
     
    2.00
    114
    47. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.60
    161
     
    0.95
    138
    48. Anemia
    0.59
    74
     
    0.05
    137
    49. Fires
    0.49
    153
     
    1.10
    114
    50. Poisonings
    0.47
    124
     
    0.92
    86
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Sweden SWEDEN   Syria SYRIA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    17,223
    22.75
     
    26,377
    19.14
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    8,933
    11.80
     
    3,869
    2.81
    3. Stroke
    6,410
    8.47
     
    11,025
    8.00
    4. Lung Disease
    3,917
    5.17
     
    1,159
    0.84
    5. Lung Cancers
    3,731
    4.93
     
    1,855
    1.35
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    3,589
    4.74
     
    2,789
    2.02
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,133
    4.14
     
    1,534
    1.11
    8. Prostate Cancer
    2,574
    3.40
     
    487
    0.35
    9. Diabetes Mellitus
    2,106
    2.78
     
    1,289
    0.94
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    1,870
    2.47
     
    482
    0.35
    11. Breast Cancer
    1,641
    2.17
     
    1,613
    1.17
    12. Suicide
    1,502
    1.98
     
    495
    0.36
    13. Hypertension
    1,467
    1.94
     
    511
    0.37
    14. Lymphomas
    1,344
    1.78
     
    1,088
    0.79
    15. Other Injuries
    1,338
    1.77
     
    773
    0.56
    16. Falls
    1,094
    1.45
     
    335
    0.24
    17. Kidney Disease
    1,086
    1.43
     
    856
    0.62
    18. Other Neoplasms
    1,070
    1.41
     
    581
    0.42
    19. Leukemia
    849
    1.12
     
    892
    0.65
    20. Bladder Cancer
    752
    0.99
     
    662
    0.48
    21. Liver Disease
    737
    0.97
     
    1,349
    0.98
    22. Liver Cancer
    712
    0.94
     
    552
    0.40
    23. Parkinson's Disease
    672
    0.89
     
    50
    0.04
    24. Skin Cancers
    655
    0.87
     
    58
    0.04
    25. Stomach Cancer
    635
    0.84
     
    746
    0.54
    26. Endocrine Disorders
    604
    0.80
     
    469
    0.34
    27. Inflammatory/Heart
    563
    0.74
     
    1,348
    0.98
    28. Ovary Cancer
    536
    0.71
     
    274
    0.20
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    490
    0.65
     
    135
    0.10
    30. Oral Cancer
    375
    0.50
     
    261
    0.19
    31. Uterin Cancer
    367
    0.48
     
    72
    0.05
    32. Alcohol
    345
    0.46
     
    35
    0.03
    33. Drug Use
    327
    0.43
     
    149
    0.11
    34. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    293
    0.39
     
    85
    0.06
    35. Road Traffic Accidents
    280
    0.37
     
    3,636
    2.64
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    257
    0.34
     
    915
    0.66
    37. Congenital Anomalies
    250
    0.33
     
    1,409
    1.02
    38. Cervical Cancer
    231
    0.31
     
    96
    0.07
    39. Skin Disease
    193
    0.25
     
    64
    0.05
    40. Multiple Sclerosis
    155
    0.20
     
    16
    0.01
    41. Asthma
    153
    0.20
     
    1,287
    0.93
    42. Anemia
    145
    0.19
     
    8
    0.01
    43. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    125
    0.17
     
    114
    0.08
    44. Violence
    121
    0.16
     
    463
    0.34
    45. Epilepsy
    109
    0.14
     
    100
    0.07
    46. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    104
    0.14
     
    9
    0.01
    47. Drownings
    103
    0.14
     
    183
    0.13
    48. Malnutrition
    86
    0.11
     
    128
    0.09
    49. Fires
    80
    0.11
     
    159
    0.12
    50. Poisonings
    63
    0.08
     
    136
    0.10
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Sweden SWEDEN   Syria SYRIA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    24.17
    45
     
    11.63
    123
    2. Lung Cancers
    17.97
    67
     
    17.49
    71
    3. Breast Cancer
    16.32
    96
     
    26.98
    11
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.88
    36
     
    14.26
    47
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    8.98
    15
     
    4.40
    76
    6. Lymphomas
    6.20
    58
     
    9.46
    5
    7. Ovary Cancer
    5.18
    61
     
    4.58
    83
    8. Leukemia
    4.20
    73
     
    6.86
    3
    9. Uterin Cancer
    3.62
    36
     
    1.34
    125
    10. Liver Cancer
    3.54
    145
     
    5.16
    97
    11. Skin Cancers
    3.45
    18
     
    0.55
    155
    12. Bladder Cancer
    3.35
    50
     
    6.58
    5
    13. Stomach Cancer
    3.22
    147
     
    6.82
    73
    14. Oesophagus Cancer
    2.42
    92
     
    1.26
    141
    15. Cervical Cancer
    2.28
    149
     
    1.59
    172
    16. Oral Cancer
    1.93
    133
     
    2.38
    109
     
     
     
    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.