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Zambia
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 Zambia 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
Zambia Population Pyramid
 
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Zambia ZAMBIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Zambia ZAMBIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      M F All M F All   M F All M F All
    1960
    43.8
    46.8
    45.3
    119
    116
    118
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    47.6
    50.8
    49.2
    125
    123
    126
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    50.0
    53.4
    51.7
    139
    138
    137
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    45.9
    50.3
    48.0
    171
    165
    166
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    42.1
    45.6
    43.8
    181
    181
    181
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    56.1
    60.0
    58.0
    163
    156
    158
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    60.2
    64.4
    62.3
    158
    159
    160
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Zambia ZAMBIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      M F M F M F M F
    At Birth
    60.2
    64.4
    158
    159
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    64.6
    68.4
    165
    158
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    65.3
    69.0
    165
    158
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    65.7
    69.4
    165
    158
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    66.4
    70.0
    164
    158
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    67.4
    70.7
    163
    158
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    68.4
    71.6
    159
    157
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    69.4
    72.5
    158
    155
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    70.7
    73.6
    151
    152
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    72.0
    74.8
    138
    149
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    73.4
    75.9
    132
    147
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    75.0
    77.0
    128
    140
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    76.6
    78.3
    123
    137
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    78.4
    79.7
    119
    135
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    80.5
    81.5
    118
    132
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    83.0
    83.7
    121
    133
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    85.9
    86.4
    117
    128
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    89.2
    89.7
    120
    126
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Zambia ZAMBIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. HIV/AIDS
    188.78
    10
    0.17
    155
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    90.00
    40
    22.68
    121
    3. Coronary Heart Disease
    85.07
    137
    109.84
    103
    4. Diarrhoeal diseases
    79.02
    16
    3.42
    93
    5. Stroke
    64.18
    120
    177.55
    4
    6. Tuberculosis
    62.59
    21
    57.08
    28
    7. Malaria
    42.32
    15
    0.00
    104
    8. Road Traffic Accidents
    35.43
    24
    19.67
    82
    9. Cervical Cancer
    35.14
    6
    7.49
    98
    10. Diabetes Mellitus
    25.05
    103
    8.13
    162
    11. Liver Disease
    24.73
    57
    17.00
    85
    12. Prostate Cancer
    23.03
    48
    1.70
    179
    13. Hypertension
    21.24
    49
    20.26
    52
    14. Lung Disease
    20.04
    108
    100.37
    3
    15. Meningitis
    16.95
    28
    1.14
    94
    16. Malnutrition
    15.57
    26
    1.01
    105
    17. Birth Trauma
    14.54
    33
    5.56
    76
    18. Endocrine Disorders
    13.71
    24
    2.15
    159
    19. Low Birth Weight
    13.11
    54
    10.30
    70
    20. Other Injuries
    12.40
    53
    5.57
    133
    21. Congenital Anomalies
    11.87
    42
    7.75
    103
    22. Breast Cancer
    11.69
    139
    15.72
    104
    23. Violence
    11.65
    36
    4.28
    105
    24. Alzheimers/Dementia
    11.47
    143
    15.86
    105
    25. Anemia
    11.18
    16
    0.04
    143
    26. Maternal Conditions
    10.88
    37
    1.12
    93
    27. Suicide
    10.88
    77
    14.92
    32
    28. Falls
    10.79
    42
    6.03
    79
    29. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.86
    20
    5.33
    37
    30. Asthma
    8.21
    73
    5.80
    81
    31. Kidney Disease
    7.36
    155
    14.51
    91
    32. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    6.84
    37
    4.52
    67
    33. Fires
    6.42
    29
    1.37
    105
    34. Drownings
    6.11
    59
    5.49
    66
    35. Skin Disease
    5.49
    16
    0.63
    140
    36. Lymphomas
    5.34
    86
    2.50
    151
    37. Epilepsy
    4.79
    31
    1.80
    88
    38. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.71
    116
    3.03
    155
    39. Other Neoplasms
    4.42
    31
    1.17
    154
    40. Stomach Cancer
    4.38
    118
    12.40
    31
    41. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.09
    152
    14.76
    38
    42. Ovary Cancer
    3.50
    125
    3.67
    118
    43. Liver Cancer
    3.24
    152
    18.14
    12
    44. Oral Cancer
    3.03
    88
    1.81
    135
    45. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    2.97
    77
    8.26
    12
    46. Schistosomiasis
    2.90
    34
    0.00
    95
    47. Syphilis
    2.86
    29
    0.65
    71
    48. Poisonings
    2.41
    37
    2.20
    44
    49. Tetanus
    2.28
    19
    0.15
    86
    50. Bladder Cancer
    2.09
    84
    2.68
    67
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
      Zambia ZAMBIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths % Deaths %
    1. HIV/AIDS
    21,672
    18.73
    47
    0.02
    2. Influenza and Pneumonia
    11,454
    9.90
    5,736
    2.62
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    9,001
    7.78
    715
    0.33
    4. Malaria
    7,242
    6.26
    0
    0.00
    5. Coronary Heart Disease
    5,182
    4.48
    30,572
    13.98
    6. Birth Trauma
    4,679
    4.04
    1,095
    0.50
    7. Tuberculosis
    4,675
    4.04
    15,184
    6.94
    8. Low Birth Weight
    4,217
    3.64
    2,031
    0.93
    9. Road Traffic Accidents
    4,005
    3.46
    5,214
    2.38
    10. Stroke
    3,939
    3.40
    49,241
    22.51
    11. Congenital Anomalies
    3,407
    2.94
    1,596
    0.73
    12. Malnutrition
    2,649
    2.29
    270
    0.12
    13. Meningitis
    2,555
    2.21
    266
    0.12
    14. Endocrine Disorders
    2,105
    1.82
    540
    0.25
    15. Other Injuries
    1,990
    1.72
    1,438
    0.66
    16. Liver Disease
    1,813
    1.57
    4,710
    2.15
    17. Diabetes Mellitus
    1,575
    1.36
    2,237
    1.02
    18. Violence
    1,574
    1.36
    1,110
    0.51
    19. Maternal Conditions
    1,485
    1.28
    292
    0.13
    20. Cervical Cancer
    1,353
    1.17
    1,126
    0.51
    21. Hypertension
    1,273
    1.10
    5,653
    2.58
    22. Lung Disease
    1,202
    1.04
    28,017
    12.81
    23. Anemia
    1,173
    1.01
    9
    0.00
    24. Drownings
    1,130
    0.98
    1,296
    0.59
    25. Suicide
    1,038
    0.90
    3,981
    1.82
    26. Falls
    967
    0.84
    1,625
    0.74
    27. Fires
    851
    0.74
    356
    0.16
    28. Syphilis
    762
    0.66
    131
    0.06
    29. Epilepsy
    657
    0.57
    447
    0.20
    30. Asthma
    630
    0.54
    1,608
    0.74
    31. Alzheimers/Dementia
    627
    0.54
    4,491
    2.05
    32. Kidney Disease
    622
    0.54
    3,988
    1.82
    33. Pertussis
    579
    0.50
    40
    0.02
    34. Prostate Cancer
    559
    0.48
    165
    0.08
    35. Oesophagus Cancer
    548
    0.47
    1,495
    0.68
    36. Poisonings
    467
    0.40
    567
    0.26
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    463
    0.40
    1,250
    0.57
    38. Lymphomas
    460
    0.40
    687
    0.31
    39. Skin Disease
    450
    0.39
    170
    0.08
    40. Breast Cancer
    446
    0.39
    2,451
    1.12
    41. Inflammatory/Heart
    377
    0.33
    789
    0.36
    42. Other Neoplasms
    343
    0.30
    324
    0.15
    43. Tetanus
    338
    0.29
    37
    0.02
    44. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    274
    0.24
    4,123
    1.88
    45. Stomach Cancer
    266
    0.23
    3,451
    1.58
    46. Liver Cancer
    239
    0.21
    5,076
    2.32
    47. Schistosomiasis
    235
    0.20
    0
    0.00
    48. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    230
    0.20
    2,275
    1.04
    49. Oral Cancer
    212
    0.18
    512
    0.23
    50. Hepatitis B
    149
    0.13
    247
    0.11
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Zambia ZAMBIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank Rate World Rank
    1. Cervical Cancer
    35.14
    6
    7.49
    98
    2. Prostate Cancer
    23.03
    48
    1.70
    179
    3. Breast Cancer
    11.69
    139
    15.72
    104
    4. Oesophagus Cancer
    8.86
    20
    5.33
    37
    5. Lymphomas
    5.34
    86
    2.50
    151
    6. Stomach Cancer
    4.38
    118
    12.40
    31
    7. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.09
    152
    14.76
    38
    8. Ovary Cancer
    3.50
    125
    3.67
    118
    9. Liver Cancer
    3.24
    152
    18.14
    12
    10. Oral Cancer
    3.03
    88
    1.81
    135
    11. Bladder Cancer
    2.09
    84
    2.68
    67
    12. Lung Cancers
    1.81
    164
    48.65
    2
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    1.71
    135
    5.71
    59
    14. Leukemia
    1.64
    155
    3.28
    116
    15. Uterin Cancer
    1.30
    129
    2.17
    86
    16. Skin Cancers
    1.20
    107
    0.77
    140
    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.