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North Korea Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 24.59 25.84 26.74
Global Rank 47th 54th 58th
Global Population Share 0.353% 0.331% 0.312%
Global Population Density 189.09 195.49 199.42
Global Population Density Rank 80th 82nd 84th
Average Life Expectancy 69.57 72.48 74.46
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 126th 119th 117th
Fertility Rate 1.97 1.87 1.81
Fertility Rate Global Rank 134th 135th 134th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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North Korea Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 76 0.51%
Congenital birth defects 83 0.55%
Lower respiratory infections 97 0.64%
Drowning 28 0.19%
Diarrheal diseases 13 0.09%
Cardiovascular disease 637 4.23%
Road accidents 0 0%
Cancers 6667 44.32%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 306 2.03%
Neonatal infections 31 0.21%
Digestive diseases 25 0.17%
Nutritional deficiencies 653 4.34%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Homicide 66 0.44%

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Highlights of North Korea BMI and Diet Compositions

Comprehensive data on food supply and consumption is published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Data was analyzed by The Global Graph and is published in these below Highlights, Graphs and Tables (Data Quality & definitions)

  • As per United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), average person in North Korea gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 82.29%82.29%
    • Fat : 17.44%17.44%
    • Plant protein : 9.56%9.56%
    • Animal protein : 2.14%2.14%
  • 11.44% increase in caloric supply : Currently North Korea gets 2094/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1879/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Fruits & Vegetables are three major diet compositions in North Korea
  • Rice, Maize and Wheat are three major Cereal preferences in North Korea
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in North Korea average intake is 341.64 grams
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in North Korea average Fruit intake is 157.29grams
  • In North Korea, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 33.50% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in North Korea is in the range of normal and Average Female BMI is in range of normal (BMI = Body Mass Index - The WHO define a BMI <=18.5 as 'underweight'; 18.5 to 25 as 'normal/healthy'; 25.0 to 30.0 as 'obese')

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