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Causes of death across Angola are changing due to Population Increase, Life Expectancy rise and Living Standard.On this below article we provide graphical representation of major causes of death in Angola.

Highlights of Angola 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 & Definations)
  • As per United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), average person in Angola gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 98.00%98.00%
    • Fat : 26.80%26.80%
    • Plant protein : 8.65%8.65%
    • Animal protein : 4.09%4.09%
  • 37.54% increase in caloric supply : Currently Angola gets 2473/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1798/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Starchy Roots, Cereals & Grains and Oils & Fats are three major diet compositions in Angola
  • Maize, Wheat and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Angola
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Angola average intake is 185.37 grams
  • Bananas, Pineapples and Citrus, other are three major Fruit Types Intake in Angola
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Angola average Fruit intake is 247.51grams
  • In Angola, average male height is in decreasing trend and female height is also in decreasing trend
  • 23.90% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continuously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Angola is in 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')


Breakdown of the average per capita intake of cereals by specific cereal-based commodity types, measured in kilocalories per person per day. This figure measures the primary equivalent of all food products derived from a given commodity (e.g. "wheat" represents the primary equivalent of its derived products). Data refers to cereal food supply at the consumer level but does not account for consumer wastage in
Cereal Preferences in Angola
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Maize338
2Wheat286
3Rice82
4Oats0

This below table shows the Diet Compositions (Average per capita dietary energy supply by commodity groups, measured in kilocalories per person per day) in Angola
Diet Compositions in Angola
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Starchy Roots729
2Cereals & Grains717
3Oils & Fats268
4Meat214
5Fruits & Vegetables166
6Sugar146
7Alcoholic Beverages115
8Pulses81
9Dairy & Eggs24
10Other13


Major Cause of Death



Cardiovascular diseases was major cause of death in Angola with 22206 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 14% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Neonatal deaths and Diarrheal diseases were highest types of death causes in Angola.
    Major Cause of Death in Angola
  • Maximum number of deaths is seen in age group Under-5 with 59183 deaths (year 2016).
  • 27.36% kids below age 5 years die due to Neonatal disorders.
  • Diarrheal diseases, HIV/AIDS and Road accidents are the major cause of death in kids aging 5 - 14 years.
  • HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Road accidents are the major cause of death in people aging 14 - 49 years.
  • Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Tuberculosis are the major cause of death in people aging more than 50 years.
  • Overall its observed that 26% of people aging more than 50 years die due to Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

Major Cause of Deaths in Angola (and it's count) Number of Deaths in Angola - Age wise (only due to Major diseases)


Major Risk Factors of Death



  • Three Major factors of death in Angola are Child wasting, High blood pressure and Unsafe water source. Every year around 11440 people die due to Child wasting.
  • Child wasting and Low birth weight are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • Unsafe water source and Poor sanitation are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Unsafe sex, Alcohol use and High blood pressure are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood pressure, High body-mass index (obesity) and Alcohol use are the major death risk factors of people aging between 50 to 69 years.
  • High blood pressure is the major death risk factors for people aging more than 70 years.


Major Cause of Deaths in Angola (and it's count)


Cancer Analysis



0.24% of Angola population was suffering from cancer i.e. 23365 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Cervical cancer (Count : 1400) and Breast cancer was also concerning with 1046 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer have 1% of survival chance.Angola was really successful in diagnosing Kidney cancer where 89% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 9486 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 8806 were suffering from Cervical cancer out of which 1400 people were dead. This means 15.9% death rate of people suffering from Cervical cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Angola and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Angola :
  • 0.24 % of Angola population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Cervical cancer
  • Kidney cancer was most cured cancer in Angola
  • Cervical cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Angola

Tables (Appendix)



Major Cause of Deaths in Angola (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 1795 1.15%
Cardiovascular diseases 22206 14.17%
Kidney disease 1049 0.67%
Respiratory disease 3295 2.1%
Liver disease 4033 2.57%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 4859 3.1%
Digestive disease 3918 2.5%
Hepatitis 419 0.27%
Cancers 11395 7.27%
Parkinson's disease 88 0.06%
Fire 947 0.6%
Malaria 7722 4.93%
Drowning 2201 1.4%
Homicide 1086 0.69%
HIV/AIDS 10199 6.51%
Drug disorder 130 0.08%
Tuberculosis 11191 7.14%
Road incidents 5324 3.4%
Maternal deaths 2040 1.3%
Neonatal deaths 15927 10.16%
Alcohol disorder 200 0.13%
Natural disasters 56 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 15211 9.71%
Protein-energy malnutrition 5573.17021003 3.56%
Nutritional deficiencies 6171 3.94%
Malaria 7722 4.93%
HIV/AIDS 10199 6.51%
Tuberculosis 11191 7.14%
Cancers 11395 7.27%
Lower respiratory infections 14298.1882536 9.12%
Diarrheal diseases 15211 9.71%
Neonatal deaths 15927 10.16%
Cardiovascular diseases 22206 14.17%



Angola - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 95 0.16%
Diarrheal diseases 3862 6.63%
Lower respiratory infections 3912 6.72%
Malaria 9 0.02%
Neonatal infections 30 0.05%
Nutritional deficiencies 7874 13.53%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 15927 27.36%
Drowning 988 1.7%
Road accidents 514 0.88%
HIV/AIDS 756 1.3%
Tuberculosis 1109 1.91%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 5511 9.47%
Measles 368 0.63%
Digestive diseases 265 0.46%
Fire 63 0.11%
Cancers 370 0.64%
Cardiovascular disease 512 0.88%
Homicide 56 0.1%
Hepatitis 56 0.1%
Kidney disease 225 0.39%
Liver disease 3247 5.58%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 7853 13.49%
Natural disasters 380 0.65%
Drug use disorders 4231 7.27%



Angola - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 31 0.62%
Homicide 46 0.93%
Nutritional deficiencies 249 5.01%
Protein-energy malnutrition 238 4.79%
Natural disasters 14 0.28%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 8 0.16%
Diarrheal diseases 765 15.4%
Road accidents 607 12.22%
Tuberculosis 141 2.84%
HIV/AIDS 640 12.89%
Drowning 365 7.35%
Malaria 575 11.58%
Fire 81 1.63%
Cancers 251 5.05%
Hepatitis 20 0.4%
Digestive diseases 111 2.23%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 161 3.24%
Liver disease 44 0.89%
Respiratory disease 47 0.95%
Kidney disease 22 0.44%
Cardiovascular disease 90 1.81%
Lower respiratory infections 461 9.28%


Angola - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 653 1.94%
Homicide 871 2.59%
Nutritional deficiencies 619 1.84%
Protein-energy malnutrition 408 1.21%
Natural disasters 26 0.08%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 54 0.16%
Diarrheal diseases 2145 6.38%
Road accidents 3046 9.05%
Tuberculosis 4781 14.21%
HIV/AIDS 7582 22.54%
Drowning 595 1.77%
Malaria 847 2.52%
Fire 203 0.6%
Cancers 2742 8.15%
Hepatitis 190 0.56%
Digestive diseases 1075 3.2%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1030 3.06%
Liver disease 1444 4.29%
Respiratory disease 455 1.35%
Kidney disease 283 0.84%
Cardiovascular disease 2808 8.35%
Drug disorder 107 0.32%
Alcohol disorder 119 0.35%
Parkinson's disease 1 0%
Dementia 4 0.01%
Lower respiratory infections 1555 4.62%


Angola - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 388 1.18%
Homicide 66 0.2%
Nutritional deficiencies 604 1.84%
Protein-energy malnutrition 449 1.37%
Natural disasters 6 0.02%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 25 0.08%
Diarrheal diseases 2105 6.42%
Road accidents 522 1.59%
Tuberculosis 3848 11.73%
HIV/AIDS 1135 3.46%
Drowning 102 0.31%
Malaria 493 1.5%
Fire 169 0.52%
Cancers 5237 15.96%
Hepatitis 96 0.29%
Digestive diseases 1284 3.91%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1709 5.21%
Liver disease 1803 5.5%
Respiratory disease 1232 3.75%
Kidney disease 357 1.09%
Cardiovascular diseases 8679 26.45%
Dementia 219 0.67%
Parkinson's disease 13 0.04%
Drug disorder 17 0.05%
Alcohol disorder 70 0.21%
Lower respiratory infections 2182 6.65%


Angola - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 162 0.56%
Homicide 8 0.03%
Nutritional deficiencies 787 2.74%
Protein-energy malnutrition 616 2.14%
Natural disasters 2 0.01%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 11 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 2322 8.08%
Road accidents 160 0.56%
Tuberculosis 1906 6.63%
HIV/AIDS 85 0.3%
Drowning 29 0.1%
Malaria 296 1.03%
Fire 127 0.44%
Cancers 2899 10.09%
Hepatitis 50 0.17%
Digestive diseases 1078 3.75%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1447 5.03%
Liver disease 685 2.38%
Respiratory disease 1431 4.98%
Kidney disease 330 1.15%
Cardiovascular disease 10403 36.19%
Parkinson's disease 74 0.26%
Dementia 1572 5.47%
Drug use disorders 6 0.02%
Alcohol use disorders 11 0.04%
Lower respiratory infections 2247 7.82%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Angola
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 11440 8.36%
Poor sanitation 9121 6.66%
No access to handwashing facility 8505 6.21%
Household air pollution 7902 5.77%
Outdoor air pollution 7033 5.14%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 2753 2.01%
Discontinued breastfeeding 196 0.14%
Child wasting 14604 10.67%
Child stunting 2057 1.5%
Low birth weight 7098 5.18%
Secondhand smoke 1302 0.95%
Alcohol use 8663 6.33%
Drug use 303 0.22%
Diet low in fruits 2755 2.01%
Diet low in vegetables 2523 1.84%
Unsafe sex 10200 7.45%
Low physical activity 1391 1.02%
High blood sugar 6409 4.68%
High cholesterol 3811 2.78%
High body-mass index (obesity) 8599 6.28%
High blood pressure 13768 10.06%
Smoking 5210 3.81%
Iron deficiency 110 0.08%
Zinc deficiency 390 0.28%
Vitamin-A deficiency 176 0.13%
Low bone mineral density 595 0.43%


Angola - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 196 0.42%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 2753 5.89%
Child stunting 2057 4.4%
Low birth weight 7098 15.18%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 4468 9.56%
Secondhand smoke 562 1.2%
Poor sanitation 4723 10.1%
Unsafe water source 5914 12.65%
Household air pollution 2399 5.13%
Outdoor air pollution 1962 4.2%
High body-mass index (obesity) 14 0.03%
High blood pressure 1 0%
High blood sugar 4 0.01%
Child wasting 14604 31.23%
Iron deficiency 1 0%


Angola - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 3 0.15%
No access to handwashing facility 392 19.64%
Unsafe water source 576 28.86%
Unsafe sex 149 7.46%
Iron deficiency 106 5.31%
Secondhand smoke 34 1.7%
Household air pollution 147 7.36%
Outdoor air pollution 115 5.76%
High body-mass index (obesity) 5 0.25%
High blood sugar 8 0.4%
High blood pressure 1 0.05%
Poor sanitation 459 23%
Iron deficiency 1 0.05%


Angola - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 106 0.42%
Low bone mineral density 46 0.18%
Drug use 252 0.99%
Alcohol use 3872 15.27%
No access to handwashing facility 1133 4.47%
Unsafe water source 1615 6.37%
Poor sanitation 1286 5.07%
Smoking 1238 4.88%
Secondhand smoke 148 0.58%
Low physical activity 107 0.42%
Diet low in fruits 567 2.24%
Diet low in vegetables 444 1.75%
Unsafe sex 7970 31.43%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1549 6.11%
Household air pollution 999 3.94%
Outdoor air pollution 899 3.55%
High total cholesterol 606 2.39%
High blood pressure 1626 6.41%
High blood sugar 895 3.53%


Angola - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 2 0.01%
Low bone mineral density 164 0.47%
Drug use 40 0.12%
Alcohol use 3475 10.02%
No access to handwashing facility 1205 3.48%
Poor sanitation 1262 3.64%
Unsafe sex 1794 5.17%
Smoking 2728 7.87%
Secondhand smoke 296 0.85%
Unsafe water source 1587 4.58%
Diet low in vegetables 1134 3.27%
Diet low in fruits 1289 3.72%
Low physical activity 503 1.45%
Outdoor air pollution 2109 6.08%
Household air pollution 2271 6.55%
High body-mass index (obesity) 4249 12.25%
High blood sugar 2861 8.25%
High total cholesterol 1692 4.88%
High blood pressure 6013 17.34%


Angola - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 385 1.39%
Drug use 10 0.04%
Alcohol use 1312 4.74%
Smoking 1244 4.5%
Secondhand smoke 260 0.94%
Household air pollution 2085 7.53%
Outdoor air pollution 1948 7.04%
No access to handwashing facility 1308 4.73%
Poor sanitation 1392 5.03%
Unsafe water source 1749 6.32%
Unsafe sex 288 1.04%
Low physical activity 781 2.82%
Diet low in vegetables 946 3.42%
Diet low in fruits 899 3.25%
High cholesterol 1513 5.47%
High blood pressure 6127 22.14%
High blood sugar 2641 9.54%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2784 10.06%


Angola - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 1179 | Deaths : 397 33.67%
Breast cancer Patients : 5225 | Deaths : 1046 20.02%
Larynx cancer Patients : 327 | Deaths : 123 37.61%
Kidney cancer Patients : 1061 | Deaths : 118 11.12%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 328 | Deaths : 64 19.51%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 837 | Deaths : 249 29.75%
Stomach cancer Patients : 812 | Deaths : 658 81.03%
Uterine cancer Patients : 758 | Deaths : 176 23.22%
Bladder cancer Patients : 772 | Deaths : 222 28.76%
Cervical cancer Patients : 8806 | Deaths : 1400 15.9%
Prostate cancer Patients : 2135 | Deaths : 678 31.76%
Testicular cancer Patients : 95 | Deaths : 19 20%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 418 | Deaths : 253 60.53%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 614 | Deaths : 545 88.76%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 237 | Deaths : 54 22.78%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 1884 | Deaths : 770 40.87%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 154 | Deaths : 77 50%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 954 | Deaths : 177 18.55%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 774 | Deaths : 276 35.66%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 847 | Deaths : 130 15.35%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 77 | Deaths : 76 98.7%


Angola - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 951 4.07%
5-14 year olds 397 1.7%
15-49 year olds 8434 36.1%
50-69 year olds 9486 40.6%
70+ year olds 4096 17.53%


Source :
http://www.gapminder.org/data/documentation/gd004/
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTWDRS/Resources/477365-1327525347307/8392086-1327528510568/WDR09_bookweb_1.pdf

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