Leading Causes of death in North Korea

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017; Causes of death in North Korea, demographic summary, health risks, cancer rank by type, world rankings, health profile in North Korea. What is the leading cause of death in North Korea?

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Stroke 177.55 4 49,241 (22.51%)
Coronary Heart Disease 109.84 103 30,572 (13.98%)
Lung Disease 100.37 3 28,017 (12.81%)
Tuberculosis 57.08 28 15,184 (6.94%)
Lung Cancers 48.65 2 13,520 (6.18%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 22.68 121 5,736 (2.62%)
Hypertension 20.26 52 5,653 (2.58%)
Road Traffic Accidents 19.67 82 5,214 (2.38%)
Liver Cancer 18.14 12 5,076 (2.32%)
Liver Disease 17.00 85 4,710 (2.15%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 15.86 105 4,491 (2.05%)
Breast Cancer 15.72 104 2,451 (1.12%)
Suicide 14.92 32 3,981 (1.82%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 14.76 38 4,123 (1.88%)
Kidney Disease 14.51 91 3,988 (1.82%)
Stomach Cancer 12.40 31 3,451 (1.58%)
Low Birth Weight 10.30 70 2,031 (0.93%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 8.26 12 2,275 (1.04%)
Diabetes Mellitus 8.13 162 2,237 (1.02%)
Congenital Anomalies 7.75 103 1,596 (0.73%)
Cervical Cancer 7.49 98 1,126 (0.51%)
Falls 6.03 79 1,625 (0.74%)
Asthma 5.80 81 1,608 (0.74%)
Pancreas Cancer 5.71 59 1,590 (0.73%)
Other Injuries 5.57 133 1,438 (0.66%)
Birth Trauma 5.56 76 1,095 (0.50%)
Drownings 5.49 66 1,296 (0.59%)
Oesophagus Cancer 5.33 37 1,495 (0.68%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 4.52 67 1,250 (0.57%)
Violence 4.28 105 1,110 (0.51%)
Ovary Cancer 3.67 118 581 (0.27%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 3.42 93 715 (0.33%)
Leukemia 3.28 116 867 (0.40%)
Inflammatory/Heart 3.03 155 789 (0.36%)
Bladder Cancer 2.68 67 749 (0.34%)
Lymphomas 2.50 151 687 (0.31%)
Drug Use 2.33 47 625 (0.29%)
Poisonings 2.20 44 567 (0.26%)
Uterin Cancer 2.17 86 344 (0.16%)
Endocrine Disorders 2.15 159 540 (0.25%)
Oral Cancer 1.81 135 512 (0.23%)
Epilepsy 1.80 88 447 (0.20%)
Prostate Cancer 1.70 179 (0.00%)
Fires 1.37 105 356 (0.16%)
Schizophrenia 1.20 2 332 (0.15%)
Other Neoplasms 1.17 154 324 (0.15%)
Meningitis 1.14 94 266 (0.12%)
Maternal Conditions 1.12 93 292 (0.13%)
Alcohol 1.11 120 306 (0.14%)
Malnutrition 1.01 105 270 (0.12%)

Demographic Summary

North Korea
Value World Rank
Population total 25,248,140 51
Sex ratio m / f 0.94 167
Population 0-14 20.8% 129
Population 15-64 69.6% 30
Population 65 + 9.6% 68

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 3.9 122
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent N/D N/D N/D / N/D
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 6.1 7.3 134 / 176
Total World Rank
Happiness Score N/D N/D

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Lung Cancers 48.65 2
Liver Cancer 18.14 12
Breast Cancer 15.72 104
Colon-Rectum Cancers 14.76 38
Stomach Cancer 12.40 31
Cervical Cancer 7.49 98
Pancreas Cancer 5.71 59
Oesophagus Cancer 5.33 37
Ovary Cancer 3.67 118
Bladder Cancer 2.68 67
Uterin Cancer 2.17 86
Oral Cancer 1.81 135
Prostate Cancer 1.70 179

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Health Data used is WHO 2014, 2017 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
We do not guarantee the accuracy of this data.