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Causes of death across Barbados 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 Barbados.

Highlights of Barbados 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 Barbados gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 71.14%71.14%
    • Fat : 31.73%31.73%
    • Animal protein : 8.04%8.04%
    • Plant protein : 6.01%6.01%
  • 16.92% increase in caloric supply : Currently Barbados gets 2937/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2512/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Sugar and Meat are three major diet compositions in Barbados
  • Wheat, Rice and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Barbados
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegitable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Barbados average intake is 194.82 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Barbados
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Barbados average Fruit intake is 263.62grams
  • In Barbados, average male height is in increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 55.30% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Barbados 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 Barbados
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat567
2Rice170
3Maize106
4Oats6
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 Barbados
Diet Compositions in Barbados
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains867
2Sugar557
3Meat397
4Oils & Fats395
5Dairy & Eggs219
6Fruits & Vegetables163
7Starchy Roots97
8Other95
9Alcoholic Beverages86
10Pulses61


Major Cause of Death



Cardiovascular diseases was major cause of death in Barbados with 821 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 31% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were highest types of death causes in Barbados.
    Major Cause of Death in Barbados
  • Maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 1726 deaths (year 2016).
  • 53.49% kids below age 5 years die due to Neonatal disorders.
  • Cancers, Road accidents and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases are the major cause of death in kids aging 5 - 14 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular disease and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 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 33% of people aging more than 50 years die due to Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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


Major Risk Factors of Death



  • Three Major factors of death in Barbados are High blood sugar, High blood pressure and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 2 people die due to High blood sugar.
  • Low birth weight and Child wasting are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • Iron deficiency and Outdoor air pollution are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, High body-mass index (obesity) and High blood pressure are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High body-mass index (obesity), High blood sugar and High blood pressure are the major death risk factors of people aging between 50 to 69 years.
  • High blood sugar is the major death risk factors for people aging more than 70 years.


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


Cancer Analysis



1.26% of Barbados population was suffering from cancer i.e. 4684 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Prostate cancer (Count : 126) and Colon & rectum cancer was also concerning with 87 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 6% of survival chance.Barbados was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 100% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 2090 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 1523 were suffering from Prostate cancer out of which 126 people were dead. This means 8.27% death rate of people suffering from Prostate cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Barbados and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Barbados :
  • 1.26 % of Barbados population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Barbados
  • Prostate cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Barbados

Tables (Appendix)



Major Cause of Deaths in Barbados (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 136 5.18%
Cardiovascular diseases 821 31.24%
Kidney disease 89 3.39%
Respiratory disease 53 2.02%
Liver disease 43 1.64%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 433 16.48%
Digestive disease 55 2.09%
Hepatitis 1 0.04%
Cancers 640 24.35%
Parkinson's disease 12 0.46%
Fire 7 0.27%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 12 0.46%
Homicide 28 1.07%
HIV/AIDS 24 0.91%
Drug disorder 1 0.04%
Tuberculosis 2 0.08%
Road incidents 33 1.26%
Maternal deaths 2 0.08%
Neonatal deaths 23 0.88%
Alcohol disorder 5 0.19%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 4 0.15%
Road incidents 33 1.26%
Liver disease 43 1.64%
Respiratory disease 53 2.02%
Digestive disease 55 2.09%
Kidney disease 89 3.39%
Dementia 136 5.18%
Lower respiratory infections 170.625168505 6.49%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 433 16.48%
Cancers 640 24.35%
Cardiovascular diseases 821 31.24%



Barbados - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 23 53.49%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Road accidents 0 0%
Homicide 0 0%
Drowning 1 2.33%
Fire 0 0%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Liver disease 1 2.33%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Tuberculosis 1 2.33%
Measles 9 20.93%
Drug use disorders 3 6.98%
Natural disasters 0 0%
5 11.63%



Barbados - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 0 0%
Homicide 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Road accidents 1 16.67%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 1 16.67%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Cancers 2 33.33%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1 16.67%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 0 0%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 1 16.67%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%


Barbados - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 8 3.86%
Homicide 19 9.18%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Road accidents 14 6.76%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 14 6.76%
Drowning 6 2.9%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 0.48%
Cancers 52 25.12%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 5 2.42%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 26 12.56%
Liver disease 7 3.38%
Respiratory disease 3 1.45%
Kidney disease 8 3.86%
Cardiovascular disease 35 16.91%
Drug disorder 0 0%
Alcohol disorder 1 0.48%
Parkinson's disease 0 0%
Dementia 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 8 3.86%


Barbados - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 4 0.59%
Homicide 6 0.89%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.15%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0.15%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.15%
Road accidents 9 1.34%
Tuberculosis 1 0.15%
HIV/AIDS 9 1.34%
Drowning 4 0.59%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 0.15%
Cancers 225 33.43%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 14 2.08%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 114 16.94%
Liver disease 20 2.97%
Respiratory disease 12 1.78%
Kidney disease 27 4.01%
Cardiovascular diseases 190 28.23%
Dementia 7 1.04%
Parkinson's disease 1 0.15%
Drug disorder 0 0%
Alcohol disorder 2 0.3%
Lower respiratory infections 24 3.57%


Barbados - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2 0.12%
Homicide 2 0.12%
Nutritional deficiencies 6 0.35%
Protein-energy malnutrition 5 0.29%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 3 0.18%
Road accidents 8 0.47%
Tuberculosis 1 0.06%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.06%
Drowning 2 0.12%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 4 0.24%
Cancers 361 21.24%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 35 2.06%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 291 17.12%
Liver disease 15 0.88%
Respiratory disease 38 2.24%
Kidney disease 54 3.18%
Cardiovascular disease 595 35%
Parkinson's disease 11 0.65%
Dementia 129 7.59%
Drug use disorders 1 0.06%
Alcohol use disorders 1 0.06%
Lower respiratory infections 135 7.94%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Barbados
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 2 0.09%
Poor sanitation 1 0.05%
No access to handwashing facility 8 0.36%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 103 4.68%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 0.05%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 2 0.09%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 10 0.45%
Secondhand smoke 22 1%
Alcohol use 135 6.13%
Drug use 18 0.82%
Diet low in fruits 77 3.5%
Diet low in vegetables 72 3.27%
Unsafe sex 44 2%
Low physical activity 72 3.27%
High blood sugar 532 24.16%
High cholesterol 160 7.27%
High body-mass index (obesity) 360 16.35%
High blood pressure 499 22.66%
Smoking 73 3.32%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 11 0.5%


Barbados - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 7.14%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 10 71.43%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 1 7.14%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 2 14.29%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


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Barbados - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths


Barbados - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 0 0%
Drug use 3 2.11%
Alcohol use 26 18.31%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 9 6.34%
Secondhand smoke 1 0.7%
Low physical activity 2 1.41%
Diet low in fruits 6 4.23%
Diet low in vegetables 5 3.52%
Unsafe sex 14 9.86%
High body-mass index (obesity) 25 17.61%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 6 4.23%
High total cholesterol 9 6.34%
High blood pressure 18 12.68%
High blood sugar 18 12.68%


Barbados - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 2 0.29%
Drug use 9 1.32%
Alcohol use 55 8.04%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.15%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 18 2.63%
Smoking 31 4.53%
Secondhand smoke 7 1.02%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Diet low in vegetables 23 3.36%
Diet low in fruits 28 4.09%
Low physical activity 16 2.34%
Outdoor air pollution 29 4.24%
Household air pollution 0 0%
High body-mass index (obesity) 145 21.2%
High blood sugar 143 20.91%
High total cholesterol 48 7.02%
High blood pressure 129 18.86%


Barbados - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 9 0.66%
Drug use 6 0.44%
Alcohol use 54 3.97%
Smoking 33 2.43%
Secondhand smoke 13 0.96%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 68 5%
No access to handwashing facility 6 0.44%
Poor sanitation 1 0.07%
Unsafe water source 1 0.07%
Unsafe sex 12 0.88%
Low physical activity 54 3.97%
Diet low in vegetables 44 3.24%
Diet low in fruits 43 3.16%
High cholesterol 103 7.57%
High blood pressure 352 25.88%
High blood sugar 371 27.28%
High body-mass index (obesity) 190 13.97%


Barbados - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 19 | Deaths : 6 31.58%
Breast cancer Patients : 947 | Deaths : 69 7.29%
Larynx cancer Patients : 37 | Deaths : 6 16.22%
Kidney cancer Patients : 82 | Deaths : 9 10.98%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 100 | Deaths : 3 3%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 55 | Deaths : 13 23.64%
Stomach cancer Patients : 111 | Deaths : 37 33.33%
Uterine cancer Patients : 403 | Deaths : 17 4.22%
Bladder cancer Patients : 75 | Deaths : 9 12%
Cervical cancer Patients : 152 | Deaths : 23 15.13%
Prostate cancer Patients : 1523 | Deaths : 126 8.27%
Testicular cancer Patients : 4 | Deaths : 0 0%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 29 | Deaths : 19 65.52%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 16 | Deaths : 15 93.75%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 11 | Deaths : 2 18.18%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 695 | Deaths : 87 12.52%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 14 | Deaths : 2 14.29%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 51 | Deaths : 7 13.73%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 22 | Deaths : 9 40.91%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 46 | Deaths : 8 17.39%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 6 | Deaths : 5 83.33%


Barbados - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 12 0.26%
5-14 year olds 15 0.32%
15-49 year olds 643 13.73%
50-69 year olds 2090 44.62%
70+ year olds 1924 41.08%


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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