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Compare United States 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
     
      United States UNITED STATES   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    66.6
    73.1
    69.8
    23
    15
    16
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    67.1
    74.7
    70.8
    24
    12
    21
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    70.0
    77.5
    73.7
    22
    11
    18
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    71.8
    78.8
    75.2
    29
    17
    21
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    74.0
    79.5
    76.8
    28
    29
    28
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    76.2
    81.1
    78.7
    30
    30
    30
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    76.0
    81.0
    78.5
    37
    37
    34
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    76.0
    81.0
    37
    37
     
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    76.6
    81.5
    38
    39
     
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    76.6
    81.5
    38
    39
     
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    76.7
    81.6
    38
    39
     
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    76.9
    81.7
    39
    39
     
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    77.3
    81.8
    39
    39
     
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    77.7
    82.0
    38
    39
     
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    78.2
    82.3
    37
    37
     
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    78.7
    82.6
    35
    36
     
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    79.2
    82.9
    35
    36
     
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    79.8
    83.3
    34
    35
     
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    80.6
    84.0
    30
    35
     
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    81.8
    84.7
    29
    34
     
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    83.1
    85.7
    28
    33
     
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    84.7
    86.8
    23
    30
     
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    86.6
    88.3
    18
    25
     
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    88.7
    90.1
    14
    20
     
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    91.4
    92.3
    16
    23
     
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    86.89
    130
     
    109.84
    103
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    44.41
    8
     
    15.86
    105
    3. Lung Disease
    32.01
    43
     
    100.37
    3
    4. Lung Cancers
    29.82
    18
     
    48.65
    2
    5. Stroke
    23.69
    178
     
    177.55
    4
    6. Breast Cancer
    17.56
    83
     
    15.72
    104
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    15.21
    138
     
    8.13
    162
    8. Influenza and Pneumonia
    14.91
    147
     
    22.68
    121
    9. Suicide
    12.70
    47
     
    14.92
    32
    10. Prostate Cancer
    12.69
    117
     
    1.70
    179
    11. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.50
    62
     
    14.76
    38
    12. Kidney Disease
    10.90
    117
     
    14.51
    91
    13. Liver Disease
    10.21
    127
     
    17.00
    85
    14. Drug Use
    10.21
    5
     
    2.33
    47
    15. Road Traffic Accidents
    10.04
    127
     
    19.67
    82
    16. Endocrine Disorders
    8.11
    60
     
    2.15
    159
    17. Pancreas Cancer
    7.52
    33
     
    5.71
    59
    18. Hypertension
    7.42
    138
     
    20.26
    52
    19. Lymphomas
    7.27
    29
     
    2.50
    151
    20. Inflammatory/Heart
    6.40
    76
     
    3.03
    155
    21. Falls
    5.95
    81
     
    6.03
    79
    22. Violence
    5.53
    88
     
    4.28
    105
    23. Ovary Cancer
    5.25
    60
     
    3.67
    118
    24. Leukemia
    5.21
    23
     
    3.28
    116
    25. Parkinson's Disease
    4.76
    3
     
    0.54
    155
    26. Liver Cancer
    4.74
    107
     
    18.14
    12
    27. Other Injuries
    4.38
    158
     
    5.57
    133
    28. Congenital Anomalies
    4.08
    150
     
    7.75
    103
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.27
    72
     
    5.33
    37
    30. Bladder Cancer
    3.21
    55
     
    2.68
    67
    31. Other Neoplasms
    3.06
    77
     
    1.17
    154
    32. Uterin Cancer
    3.03
    53
     
    2.17
    86
    33. Low Birth Weight
    3.01
    144
     
    10.30
    70
    34. Skin Cancers
    2.85
    31
     
    0.77
    140
    35. Cervical Cancer
    2.84
    142
     
    7.49
    98
    36. Stomach Cancer
    2.52
    163
     
    12.40
    31
    37. Alcohol
    2.26
    64
     
    1.11
    120
    38. Oral Cancer
    2.06
    128
     
    1.81
    135
    39. Diarrhoeal diseases
    2.01
    115
     
    3.42
    93
    40. HIV/AIDS
    1.72
    109
     
    0.17
    155
    41. Drownings
    1.13
    145
     
    5.49
    66
    42. Poisonings
    1.10
    76
     
    2.20
    44
    43. Asthma
    0.95
    148
     
    5.80
    81
    44. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.92
    8
     
    0.12
    107
    45. Skin Disease
    0.87
    128
     
    0.63
    140
    46. Fires
    0.73
    136
     
    1.37
    105
    47. Malnutrition
    0.64
    120
     
    1.01
    105
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.60
    162
     
    8.26
    12
    49. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.59
    173
     
    4.52
    67
    50. Epilepsy
    0.58
    177
     
    1.80
    88
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      United States UNITED STATES   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    479,223
    20.90
     
    30,572
    13.98
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    263,916
    11.51
     
    4,491
    2.05
    3. Lung Disease
    181,735
    7.93
     
    28,017
    12.81
    4. Lung Cancers
    161,533
    7.05
     
    13,520
    6.18
    5. Stroke
    131,954
    5.76
     
    49,241
    22.51
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    80,463
    3.51
     
    5,736
    2.62
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    79,936
    3.49
     
    2,237
    1.02
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    60,418
    2.64
     
    4,123
    1.88
    9. Kidney Disease
    59,823
    2.61
     
    3,988
    1.82
    10. Breast Cancer
    47,291
    2.06
     
    2,451
    1.12
    11. Liver Disease
    46,942
    2.05
     
    4,710
    2.15
    12. Suicide
    45,986
    2.01
     
    3,981
    1.82
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    40,559
    1.77
     
    1,590
    0.73
    14. Endocrine Disorders
    40,035
    1.75
     
    540
    0.25
    15. Hypertension
    39,414
    1.72
     
    5,653
    2.58
    16. Lymphomas
    39,322
    1.72
     
    687
    0.31
    17. Road Traffic Accidents
    34,908
    1.52
     
    5,214
    2.38
    18. Drug Use
    34,010
    1.48
     
    625
    0.29
    19. Falls
    32,672
    1.43
     
    1,625
    0.74
    20. Prostate Cancer
    32,107
    1.40
     
    165
    0.08
    21. Inflammatory/Heart
    31,866
    1.39
     
    789
    0.36
    22. Parkinson's Disease
    28,106
    1.23
     
    149
    0.07
    23. Leukemia
    27,048
    1.18
     
    867
    0.40
    24. Liver Cancer
    24,566
    1.07
     
    5,076
    2.32
    25. Other Injuries
    20,113
    0.88
     
    1,438
    0.66
    26. Bladder Cancer
    18,091
    0.79
     
    749
    0.34
    27. Oesophagus Cancer
    17,208
    0.75
     
    1,495
    0.68
    28. Violence
    16,936
    0.74
     
    1,110
    0.51
    29. Other Neoplasms
    16,503
    0.72
     
    324
    0.15
    30. Skin Cancers
    14,749
    0.64
     
    215
    0.10
    31. Ovary Cancer
    14,698
    0.64
     
    581
    0.27
    32. Stomach Cancer
    13,025
    0.57
     
    3,451
    1.58
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    11,008
    0.48
     
    1,596
    0.73
    34. Diarrhoeal diseases
    10,810
    0.47
     
    715
    0.33
    35. Oral Cancer
    10,515
    0.46
     
    512
    0.23
    36. Alcohol
    9,324
    0.41
     
    306
    0.14
    37. Uterin Cancer
    7,968
    0.35
     
    344
    0.16
    38. Cervical Cancer
    7,479
    0.33
     
    1,126
    0.51
    39. Low Birth Weight
    6,687
    0.29
     
    2,031
    0.93
    40. HIV/AIDS
    6,660
    0.29
     
    47
    0.02
    41. Skin Disease
    4,608
    0.20
     
    170
    0.08
    42. Multiple Sclerosis
    4,462
    0.19
     
    33
    0.02
    43. Asthma
    4,032
    0.18
     
    1,608
    0.74
    44. Poisonings
    3,852
    0.17
     
    567
    0.26
    45. Drownings
    3,685
    0.16
     
    1,296
    0.59
    46. Malnutrition
    3,564
    0.16
     
    270
    0.12
    47. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3,259
    0.14
     
    2,275
    1.04
    48. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3,118
    0.14
     
    1,250
    0.57
    49. Anemia
    3,071
    0.13
     
    9
    0.00
    50. Fires
    2,938
    0.13
     
    356
    0.16
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      United States UNITED STATES   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    29.82
    18
     
    48.65
    2
    2. Breast Cancer
    17.56
    83
     
    15.72
    104
    3. Prostate Cancer
    12.69
    117
     
    1.70
    179
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    11.50
    62
     
    14.76
    38
    5. Pancreas Cancer
    7.52
    33
     
    5.71
    59
    6. Lymphomas
    7.27
    29
     
    2.50
    151
    7. Ovary Cancer
    5.25
    60
     
    3.67
    118
    8. Leukemia
    5.21
    23
     
    3.28
    116
    9. Liver Cancer
    4.74
    107
     
    18.14
    12
    10. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.27
    72
     
    5.33
    37
    11. Bladder Cancer
    3.21
    55
     
    2.68
    67
    12. Uterin Cancer
    3.03
    53
     
    2.17
    86
    13. Skin Cancers
    2.85
    31
     
    0.77
    140
    14. Cervical Cancer
    2.84
    142
     
    7.49
    98
    15. Stomach Cancer
    2.52
    163
     
    12.40
    31
    16. Oral Cancer
    2.06
    128
     
    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.