North Korea: Life expectancy

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 North Korea

Life expectancy, in years

 Latest value 73.28
 Year 2021
 Measure years
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 65.77
 Min - Max 54.05 - 73.28
 Source The United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 1960 to 2021. The average value for North Korea during that period was 65.77 years with a minimum of 54.05 years in 1960 and a maximum of 73.28 years in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 73.28 years. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 192 countries is 71.58 years. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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North Korea - Life expectancy - recent values

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North Korea - Life expectancy - historical chart - 1960-2021




The life expectancy in North Korea and other countries is defined as the number of years a newborn is expected to live.
Definition: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Life expectancy 73.28 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 75.74 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 70.83 2021 years
 Birth rate 13.24 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 9.31 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 1.81 2021 births per woman
 Tuberculosis 513.00 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 8.60 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 31.60 2019 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 45.50 2021 percent
 Access to drinking water, rural 48.8 2022 percent
 Access to drinking water, urban 77.0 2022 percent
 Suicides 9.40 2019 suicides per 100,000 people
 DPT immunization rate 0 2022 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 0 2022 percent
 Measles immunization rate 0 2022 percent
 Traffic accident deaths 24.20 2019 deaths per 100,000 people
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