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

Highlights of Argentina 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 Argentina gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 57.01%57.01%
    • Fat : 33.76%33.76%
    • Animal protein : 8.62%8.62%
    • Plant protein : 4.60%4.60%
  • 3.99% increase in caloric supply : Currently Argentina gets 3229/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 3105/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Meat and Sugar are three major diet compositions in Argentina
  • Wheat, Rice and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Argentina
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegitable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Argentina average intake is 188.93 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Argentina
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Argentina average Fruit intake is 209.37grams
  • In Argentina, average male height is in increasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 63.40% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Argentina is in range of obese and Average Female BMI is in range of obese (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 Argentina
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat877
2Rice90
3Maize86
4Oats4
5Rye0

This below table shows the Diet Compositions (Average per capita dietary energy supply by commodity groups, measured in kilocalories per person per day) in Argentina
Diet Compositions in Argentina
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1060
2Meat617
3Sugar470
4Oils & Fats416
5Dairy & Eggs297
6Fruits & Vegetables138
7Alcoholic Beverages105
8Starchy Roots86
9Other32
10Pulses8


Major Cause of Death



Cardiovascular diseases was major cause of death in Argentina with 112827 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 34% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Lower respiratory infections were highest types of death causes in Argentina.
    Major Cause of Death in Argentina
  • Maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 213944 deaths (year 2016).
  • 45.68% kids below age 5 years die due to Neonatal disorders.
  • Cancers, Road accidents and Cardiovascular disease are the major cause of death in kids aging 5 - 14 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular disease and Road accidents are the major cause of death in people aging 14 - 49 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular diseases and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases are the major cause of death in people aging more than 50 years.
  • Overall its observed that 34% of people aging more than 50 years die due to Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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


Major Risk Factors of Death



  • Three Major factors of death in Argentina are High blood pressure, Smoking and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 224 people die due to High blood pressure.
  • Low birth weight and Child wasting are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • Iron deficiency and Secondhand smoke are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, Smoking and High body-mass index (obesity) are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • Smoking, High blood pressure and High body-mass index (obesity) 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 Argentina (and it's count)


Cancer Analysis



0.73% of Argentina population was suffering from cancer i.e. 310475 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 9094) and Breast cancer was also concerning with 6471 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 2% of survival chance.Argentina was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 98% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 130010 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 47251 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 9094 people were dead. This means 19.25% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Argentina and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Argentina :
  • 0.73 % of Argentina population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Argentina
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Argentina

Tables (Appendix)



Major Cause of Deaths in Argentina (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 15412 4.63%
Cardiovascular diseases 112827 33.89%
Kidney disease 11016 3.31%
Respiratory disease 20469 6.15%
Liver disease 7580 2.28%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 26596 7.99%
Digestive disease 7724 2.32%
Hepatitis 142 0.04%
Cancers 73124 21.97%
Parkinson's disease 2798 0.84%
Fire 828 0.25%
Malaria 2 0%
Drowning 754 0.23%
Homicide 2608 0.78%
HIV/AIDS 1611 0.48%
Drug disorder 883 0.27%
Tuberculosis 661 0.2%
Road incidents 6463 1.94%
Maternal deaths 382 0.11%
Neonatal deaths 3781 1.14%
Alcohol disorder 744 0.22%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 711 0.21%
Road incidents 6463 1.94%
Liver disease 7580 2.28%
Digestive disease 7724 2.32%
Kidney disease 11016 3.31%
Dementia 15412 4.63%
Respiratory disease 20469 6.15%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 26596 7.99%
Lower respiratory infections 27445.7490043 8.24%
Cancers 73124 21.97%
Cardiovascular diseases 112827 33.89%



Argentina - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 48 0.58%
Congenital birth defects 66 0.8%
Lower respiratory infections 71 0.86%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 4 0.05%
Cancers 127 1.53%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 3781 45.68%
Road accidents 125 1.51%
Drowning 8 0.1%
Nutritional deficiencies 29 0.35%
Protein-energy malnutrition 104 1.26%
Fire 0 0%
Homicide 53 0.64%
Digestive diseases 159 1.92%
Kidney disease 4 0.05%
HIV/AIDS 39 0.47%
Liver disease 159 1.92%
Tuberculosis 13 0.16%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 35 0.42%
Hepatitis 198 2.39%
Measles 2216 26.77%
Drug use disorders 523 6.32%
Malaria 1 0.01%
Natural disasters 514 6.21%



Argentina - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 57 4.93%
Homicide 60 5.19%
Nutritional deficiencies 15 1.3%
Protein-energy malnutrition 10 0.87%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 4 0.35%
Diarrheal diseases 8 0.69%
Road accidents 230 19.9%
Tuberculosis 6 0.52%
HIV/AIDS 14 1.21%
Drowning 78 6.75%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 29 2.51%
Cancers 315 27.25%
Hepatitis 3 0.26%
Digestive diseases 22 1.9%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 69 5.97%
Liver disease 20 1.73%
Respiratory disease 27 2.34%
Kidney disease 19 1.64%
Cardiovascular disease 89 7.7%
Lower respiratory infections 81 7.01%


Argentina - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 3152 11.49%
Homicide 1902 6.93%
Nutritional deficiencies 51 0.19%
Protein-energy malnutrition 41 0.15%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 39 0.14%
Diarrheal diseases 47 0.17%
Road accidents 3622 13.21%
Tuberculosis 184 0.67%
HIV/AIDS 1134 4.13%
Drowning 384 1.4%
Malaria 1 0%
Fire 187 0.68%
Cancers 6357 23.18%
Hepatitis 31 0.11%
Digestive diseases 519 1.89%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1324 4.83%
Liver disease 1028 3.75%
Respiratory disease 646 2.36%
Kidney disease 551 2.01%
Cardiovascular disease 4621 16.85%
Drug disorder 184 0.67%
Alcohol disorder 176 0.64%
Parkinson's disease 8 0.03%
Dementia 12 0.04%
Lower respiratory infections 1227 4.47%


Argentina - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1116 1.39%
Homicide 435 0.54%
Nutritional deficiencies 161 0.2%
Protein-energy malnutrition 147 0.18%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 34 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 76 0.09%
Road accidents 1372 1.71%
Tuberculosis 242 0.3%
HIV/AIDS 410 0.51%
Drowning 131 0.16%
Malaria 1 0%
Fire 160 0.2%
Cancers 27252 33.98%
Hepatitis 60 0.07%
Digestive diseases 1827 2.28%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 6521 8.13%
Liver disease 3558 4.44%
Respiratory disease 4057 5.06%
Kidney disease 2538 3.16%
Cardiovascular diseases 23743 29.6%
Dementia 538 0.67%
Parkinson's disease 205 0.26%
Drug disorder 177 0.22%
Alcohol disorder 406 0.51%
Lower respiratory infections 5035 6.28%


Argentina - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 682 0.31%
Homicide 163 0.07%
Nutritional deficiencies 1106 0.51%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1036 0.48%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 23 0.01%
Diarrheal diseases 454 0.21%
Road accidents 1115 0.51%
Tuberculosis 221 0.1%
HIV/AIDS 24 0.01%
Drowning 58 0.03%
Malaria 1 0%
Fire 398 0.18%
Cancers 39041 17.94%
Hepatitis 43 0.02%
Digestive diseases 5317 2.44%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 18523 8.51%
Liver disease 2961 1.36%
Respiratory disease 15710 7.22%
Kidney disease 7873 3.62%
Cardiovascular disease 84176 38.68%
Parkinson's disease 2585 1.19%
Dementia 14862 6.83%
Drug use disorders 521 0.24%
Alcohol use disorders 163 0.07%
Lower respiratory infections 20581 9.46%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Argentina
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 224 0.08%
Poor sanitation 74 0.03%
No access to handwashing facility 483 0.17%
Household air pollution 1202 0.42%
Outdoor air pollution 15611 5.4%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 88 0.03%
Discontinued breastfeeding 5 0%
Child wasting 361 0.12%
Child stunting 29 0.01%
Low birth weight 2253 0.78%
Secondhand smoke 4972 1.72%
Alcohol use 12429 4.3%
Drug use 3715 1.29%
Diet low in fruits 5814 2.01%
Diet low in vegetables 9654 3.34%
Unsafe sex 4369 1.51%
Low physical activity 7831 2.71%
High blood sugar 33193 11.49%
High cholesterol 27639 9.57%
High body-mass index (obesity) 41422 14.34%
High blood pressure 72069 24.95%
Smoking 43691 15.12%
Iron deficiency 22 0.01%
Zinc deficiency 9 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 1709 0.59%


Argentina - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 5 0.17%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 88 2.96%
Child stunting 29 0.98%
Low birth weight 2253 75.76%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 17 0.57%
Secondhand smoke 87 2.93%
Poor sanitation 13 0.44%
Unsafe water source 40 1.34%
Household air pollution 7 0.24%
Outdoor air pollution 68 2.29%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 1 0.03%
High blood sugar 5 0.17%
Child wasting 361 12.14%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Argentina - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 6 8.57%
No access to handwashing facility 2 2.86%
Unsafe water source 2 2.86%
Unsafe sex 4 5.71%
Iron deficiency 20 28.57%
Secondhand smoke 13 18.57%
Household air pollution 1 1.43%
Outdoor air pollution 11 15.71%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1 1.43%
High blood sugar 7 10%
High blood pressure 1 1.43%
Poor sanitation 1 1.43%
Iron deficiency 1 1.43%


Argentina - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 20 0.1%
Low bone mineral density 66 0.32%
Drug use 1016 4.97%
Alcohol use 3989 19.53%
No access to handwashing facility 23 0.11%
Unsafe water source 15 0.07%
Poor sanitation 5 0.02%
Smoking 2995 14.66%
Secondhand smoke 250 1.22%
Low physical activity 179 0.88%
Diet low in fruits 637 3.12%
Diet low in vegetables 703 3.44%
Unsafe sex 1771 8.67%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2770 13.56%
Household air pollution 66 0.32%
Outdoor air pollution 868 4.25%
High total cholesterol 1561 7.64%
High blood pressure 2484 12.16%
High blood sugar 1005 4.92%


Argentina - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 275 0.32%
Drug use 1589 1.87%
Alcohol use 5312 6.27%
No access to handwashing facility 85 0.1%
Poor sanitation 8 0.01%
Unsafe sex 1482 1.75%
Smoking 18365 21.67%
Secondhand smoke 1177 1.39%
Unsafe water source 24 0.03%
Diet low in vegetables 2716 3.2%
Diet low in fruits 1908 2.25%
Low physical activity 1411 1.66%
Outdoor air pollution 4235 5%
Household air pollution 310 0.37%
High body-mass index (obesity) 13991 16.51%
High blood sugar 8900 10.5%
High total cholesterol 7244 8.55%
High blood pressure 15734 18.56%


Argentina - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 1368 0.76%
Drug use 1110 0.61%
Alcohol use 3122 1.73%
Smoking 22331 12.36%
Secondhand smoke 3445 1.91%
Household air pollution 817 0.45%
Outdoor air pollution 10428 5.77%
No access to handwashing facility 357 0.2%
Poor sanitation 47 0.03%
Unsafe water source 143 0.08%
Unsafe sex 1112 0.62%
Low physical activity 6241 3.45%
Diet low in vegetables 6235 3.45%
Diet low in fruits 3270 1.81%
High cholesterol 18834 10.43%
High blood pressure 53850 29.81%
High blood sugar 23276 12.88%
High body-mass index (obesity) 24661 13.65%


Argentina - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 2207 | Deaths : 907 41.1%
Breast cancer Patients : 77158 | Deaths : 6471 8.39%
Larynx cancer Patients : 5290 | Deaths : 921 17.41%
Kidney cancer Patients : 18166 | Deaths : 2190 12.06%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 5866 | Deaths : 241 4.11%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 6327 | Deaths : 1372 21.68%
Stomach cancer Patients : 7963 | Deaths : 5276 66.26%
Uterine cancer Patients : 12473 | Deaths : 849 6.81%
Bladder cancer Patients : 14149 | Deaths : 1717 12.14%
Cervical cancer Patients : 27748 | Deaths : 2913 10.5%
Prostate cancer Patients : 48266 | Deaths : 4936 10.23%
Testicular cancer Patients : 8989 | Deaths : 208 2.31%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 4868 | Deaths : 3337 68.55%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 2456 | Deaths : 2413 98.25%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 486 | Deaths : 100 20.58%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 47251 | Deaths : 9094 19.25%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 2069 | Deaths : 531 25.66%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 5919 | Deaths : 758 12.81%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 3341 | Deaths : 1427 42.71%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 12626 | Deaths : 2853 22.6%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 2173 | Deaths : 217 9.99%


Argentina - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 1024 0.33%
5-14 year olds 693 0.22%
15-49 year olds 54927 17.69%
50-69 year olds 130010 41.87%
70+ year olds 123821 39.88%


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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