Adolescent Health Fact Sheet: Korea DPR

Fact Sheets - Released in 2007

The population of Democratic People's Republic of Korea is estimated at 22.7 million with a growth rate of 0.54%. More than 60% of the total population is urban. The total fertility rate which was above the replacement level of fertility in 1990 had reduced to 2.0 in 1999. The crude birth rate of the country is 16.7 and crude death rate 9.9. DPR Korea has 100% literacy rate for both men and women.

Maternal mortality ratio has increased from 54 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 1993 to 105 in 20002 and infant mortality rate from 14.1 per thousand live births in 1996 to 21.8 in 2002.


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  • World Health Organization (WHO)