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United States
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 United States and Nigeria 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.

Nigeria
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
United States Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      United States UNITED STATES   Nigeria NIGERIA
      United States UNITED STATES   Nigeria NIGERIA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    66.6
    73.1
    69.8
    23
    15
    16
     
    37.2
    40.3
    38.7
    157
    151
    153
    1970
    67.1
    74.7
    70.8
    24
    12
    21
     
    40.6
    43.7
    42.1
    158
    155
    158
    1980
    70.0
    77.5
    73.7
    22
    11
    18
     
    43.8
    46.9
    45.3
    160
    159
    159
    1990
    71.8
    78.8
    75.2
    29
    17
    21
     
    46.0
    48.6
    47.2
    170
    170
    170
    2000
    74.0
    79.5
    76.8
    28
    29
    28
     
    46.2
    48.1
    47.1
    174
    175
    175
    2010
    76.2
    81.1
    78.7
    30
    30
    30
     
    51.2
    52.9
    52.0
    175
    176
    176
    2016
    76.0
    81.0
    78.5
    37
    37
    34
     
    54.7
    55.7
    55.2
    177
    178
    178
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      United States UNITED STATES   Nigeria NIGERIA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    76.0
    81.0
    37
    37
    54.7
    55.7
    177
    178
    Age 5
    76.6
    81.5
    38
    39
    61.2
    61.8
    177
    179
    Age 10
    76.6
    81.5
    38
    39
    61.9
    62.8
    177
    179
    Age 15
    76.7
    81.6
    38
    39
    62.2
    63.2
    177
    179
    Age 20
    76.9
    81.7
    39
    39
    62.9
    64.1
    178
    179
    Age 25
    77.3
    81.8
    39
    39
    64.0
    65.3
    178
    179
    Age 30
    77.7
    82.0
    38
    39
    65.0
    66.5
    178
    179
    Age 35
    78.2
    82.3
    37
    37
    66.2
    67.8
    178
    179
    Age 40
    78.7
    82.6
    35
    36
    67.6
    69.1
    179
    179
    Age 45
    79.2
    82.9
    35
    36
    69.0
    70.5
    178
    181
    Age 50
    79.8
    83.3
    34
    35
    70.5
    71.6
    178
    181
    Age 55
    80.6
    84.0
    30
    35
    72.0
    72.9
    181
    182
    Age 60
    81.8
    84.7
    29
    34
    73.7
    74.2
    182
    182
    Age 65
    83.1
    85.7
    28
    33
    75.7
    76.0
    182
    182
    Age 70
    84.7
    86.8
    23
    30
    78.0
    78.2
    182
    182
    Age 75
    86.6
    88.3
    18
    25
    80.8
    80.9
    182
    182
    Age 80
    88.7
    90.1
    14
    20
    84.1
    84.2
    182
    182
    Age 85
    91.4
    92.3
    16
    23
    87.9
    88.0
    182
    182
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      United States UNITED STATES   Nigeria NIGERIA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    79.21
    139
    197.37
    31
    2. Alzheimers & Dementia
    32.44
    44
    43.10
    11
    3. Lung Disease
    30.74
    56
    34.46
    42
    4. Lung Cancers
    27.80
    22
    1.16
    179
    5. Stroke
    22.51
    167
    109.84
    44
    6. Breast Cancer
    17.49
    81
    32.06
    4
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    15.27
    134
    39.95
    53
    8. Suicide
    13.67
    34
    17.33
    15
    9. Prostate Cancer
    12.84
    121
    55.29
    7
    10. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.44
    64
    4.50
    146
    11. Road Traffic Accidents
    10.92
    120
    29.50
    41
    12. Liver Disease
    10.89
    118
    64.44
    2
    13. Influenza and Pneumonia
    10.85
    152
    246.59
    1
    14. Kidney Disease
    10.83
    124
    13.66
    99
    15. Drug Use
    10.81
    2
    5.29
    9
    16. Endocrine Disorders
    8.65
    34
    21.18
    5
    17. Pancreas Cancer
    7.96
    23
    2.36
    120
    18. Hypertension
    7.72
    125
    13.66
    80
    19. Lymphomas
    7.01
    39
    4.88
    106
    20. Violence
    6.97
    74
    10.46
    44
    21. Inflammatory/Heart
    6.21
    73
    9.13
    33
    22. Falls
    5.56
    83
    23.79
    2
    23. Liver Cancer
    5.22
    98
    13.15
    26
    24. Ovary Cancer
    5.20
    64
    3.26
    142
    25. Leukemia
    5.06
    26
    1.80
    157
    26. Other Injuries
    5.00
    139
    21.35
    6
    27. Congenital Anomalies
    4.59
    140
    13.48
    8
    28. Parkinson's Disease
    4.38
    9
    3.53
    25
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.41
    62
    0.51
    182
    30. Uterin Cancer
    3.40
    41
    1.89
    100
    31. Low Birth Weight
    3.27
    143
    24.78
    10
    32. Cervical Cancer
    3.21
    138
    22.57
    21
    33. Bladder Cancer
    3.09
    54
    1.05
    161
    34. Other Neoplasms
    2.74
    91
    4.12
    46
    35. Alcohol
    2.60
    50
    2.84
    42
    36. Skin Cancers
    2.59
    34
    0.69
    155
    37. Stomach Cancer
    2.56
    171
    2.62
    168
    38. Oral Cancer
    2.28
    126
    2.14
    133
    39. Diarrhoeal diseases
    1.65
    118
    146.53
    6
    40. HIV/AIDS
    1.60
    111
    116.06
    15
    41. Drownings
    1.42
    140
    8.93
    14
    42. Encephalitis
    1.34
    55
    1.71
    34
    43. Asthma
    1.01
    142
    11.08
    46
    44. Malnutrition
    0.90
    102
    22.00
    22
    45. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.90
    12
    0.18
    76
    46. Skin Disease
    0.90
    126
    7.45
    6
    47. Poisonings
    0.83
    75
    2.90
    18
    48. Fires
    0.80
    127
    6.83
    17
    49. Epilepsy
    0.74
    163
    6.96
    6
    50. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.62
    154
    5.38
    33
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      United States UNITED STATES   Nigeria NIGERIA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    500,312
    20.80
    108,578
    5.60
    2. Alzheimers & Dementia
    259,480
    10.79
    15,183
    0.78
    3. Lung Disease
    193,160
    8.03
    20,238
    1.04
    4. Lung Cancers
    155,592
    6.47
    949
    0.05
    5. Stroke
    147,277
    6.12
    69,220
    3.57
    6. Diabetes Mellitus
    84,332
    3.51
    25,811
    1.33
    7. Kidney Disease
    66,492
    2.76
    11,098
    0.57
    8. Influenza and Pneumonia
    66,211
    2.75
    288,619
    14.89
    9. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    63,042
    2.62
    3,781
    0.20
    10. Liver Disease
    49,789
    2.07
    60,044
    3.10
    11. Breast Cancer
    49,396
    2.05
    15,790
    0.81
    12. Suicide
    49,394
    2.05
    17,710
    0.91
    13. Hypertension
    46,454
    1.93
    8,737
    0.45
    14. Endocrine Disorders
    45,398
    1.89
    38,378
    1.98
    15. Pancreas Cancer
    44,670
    1.86
    1,908
    0.10
    16. Lymphomas
    40,446
    1.68
    4,568
    0.24
    17. Road Traffic Accidents
    38,203
    1.59
    40,061
    2.07
    18. Falls
    36,157
    1.50
    17,795
    0.92
    19. Drug Use
    35,986
    1.50
    7,060
    0.36
    20. Prostate Cancer
    35,577
    1.48
    12,105
    0.62
    21. Inflammatory/Heart
    32,518
    1.35
    7,727
    0.40
    22. Parkinson's Disease
    30,608
    1.27
    1,485
    0.08
    23. Liver Cancer
    27,895
    1.16
    12,691
    0.65
    24. Leukemia
    27,618
    1.15
    1,760
    0.09
    25. Other Injuries
    23,688
    0.98
    32,706
    1.69
    26. Violence
    21,059
    0.88
    18,210
    0.94
    27. Bladder Cancer
    19,541
    0.81
    715
    0.04
    28. Oesophagus Cancer
    18,400
    0.76
    351
    0.02
    29. Other Neoplasms
    16,537
    0.69
    3,545
    0.18
    30. Ovary Cancer
    14,883
    0.62
    1,495
    0.08
    31. Skin Cancers
    14,340
    0.60
    479
    0.02
    32. Stomach Cancer
    13,637
    0.57
    1,990
    0.10
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    12,901
    0.54
    43,279
    2.23
    34. Oral Cancer
    12,119
    0.50
    1,941
    0.10
    35. Alcohol
    10,600
    0.44
    2,812
    0.15
    36. Diarrhoeal diseases
    9,809
    0.41
    178,438
    9.21
    37. Uterin Cancer
    9,082
    0.38
    694
    0.04
    38. Cervical Cancer
    8,569
    0.36
    9,191
    0.47
    39. Encephalitis
    7,523
    0.31
    2,687
    0.14
    40. Low Birth Weight
    7,259
    0.30
    89,291
    4.61
    41. Malnutrition
    6,333
    0.26
    45,836
    2.36
    42. HIV/AIDS
    6,272
    0.26
    161,271
    8.32
    43. Skin Disease
    5,186
    0.22
    5,766
    0.30
    44. Drownings
    4,569
    0.19
    16,222
    0.84
    45. Multiple Sclerosis
    4,449
    0.18
    180
    0.01
    46. Asthma
    4,225
    0.18
    8,373
    0.43
    47. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3,722
    0.15
    4,079
    0.21
    48. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3,326
    0.14
    5,123
    0.26
    49. Fires
    3,155
    0.13
    8,950
    0.46
    50. Anemia
    2,975
    0.12
    139
    0.01
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      United States UNITED STATES   Nigeria NIGERIA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    27.80
    22
    1.16
    179
    2. Breast Cancer
    17.49
    81
    32.06
    4
    3. Prostate Cancer
    12.84
    121
    55.29
    7
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.44
    64
    4.50
    146
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    7.96
    23
    2.36
    120
    6. Lymphomas
    7.01
    39
    4.88
    106
    7. Liver Cancer
    5.22
    98
    13.15
    26
    8. Ovary Cancer
    5.20
    64
    3.26
    142
    9. Leukemia
    5.06
    26
    1.80
    157
    10. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.41
    62
    0.51
    182
    11. Uterin Cancer
    3.40
    41
    1.89
    100
    12. Cervical Cancer
    3.21
    138
    22.57
    21
    13. Bladder Cancer
    3.09
    54
    1.05
    161
    14. Skin Cancers
    2.59
    34
    0.69
    155
    15. Stomach Cancer
    2.56
    171
    2.62
    168
    16. Oral Cancer
    2.28
    126
    2.14
    133
    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.