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Causes of death across Belize 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 Belize.

Highlights of Belize 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 Belize gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 83.69%83.69%
    • Fat : 32.08%32.08%
    • Plant protein : 8.35%8.35%
    • Animal protein : 5.45%5.45%
  • 29.58% increase in caloric supply : Currently Belize gets 2751/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2123/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Sugar and Oils & Fats are three major diet compositions in Belize
  • Wheat, Maize and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Belize
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegitable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Belize average intake is 120.36 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Grapefruit and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Belize
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Belize average Fruit intake is 466.63grams
  • In Belize, average male height is in increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 51.80% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Belize 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 Belize
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat435
2Maize277
3Rice276
4Sorghum45
5Oats11
6Rye0

This below table shows the Diet Compositions (Average per capita dietary energy supply by commodity groups, measured in kilocalories per person per day) in Belize
Diet Compositions in Belize
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1044
2Sugar412
3Oils & Fats391
4Meat258
5Fruits & Vegetables172
6Pulses143
7Dairy & Eggs141
8Alcoholic Beverages90
9Other67
10Starchy Roots33


Major Cause of Death



Cardiovascular diseases was major cause of death in Belize with 459 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 26% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were highest types of death causes in Belize.
    Major Cause of Death in Belize
  • Maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 639 deaths (year 2016).
  • 45.1% kids below age 5 years die due to Neonatal disorders.
  • Road accidents, Cancers and Drowning are the major cause of death in kids aging 5 - 14 years.
  • Homicide, HIV/AIDS and Cancers are the major cause of death in people aging 14 - 49 years.
  • Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases are the major cause of death in people aging more than 50 years.
  • Overall its observed that 28% of people aging more than 50 years die due to Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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


Major Risk Factors of Death



  • Three Major factors of death in Belize are High blood sugar, High blood pressure and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 6 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.
  • Outdoor air pollution and Household air pollution are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, Unsafe sex and High body-mass index (obesity) are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood sugar, High body-mass index (obesity) 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 Belize (and it's count)


Cancer Analysis



0.44% of Belize population was suffering from cancer i.e. 849 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Prostate cancer (Count : 34) and Cervical cancer was also concerning with 25 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 20% of survival chance.Belize was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 100% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 347 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 188 were suffering from Prostate cancer out of which 34 people were dead. This means 18.09% death rate of people suffering from Prostate cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Belize and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Belize :
  • 0.44 % of Belize population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Belize
  • Prostate cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Belize

Tables (Appendix)



Major Cause of Deaths in Belize (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 37 2.06%
Cardiovascular diseases 459 25.6%
Kidney disease 81 4.52%
Respiratory disease 60 3.35%
Liver disease 60 3.35%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 261 14.56%
Digestive disease 35 1.95%
Hepatitis 1 0.06%
Cancers 274 15.28%
Parkinson's disease 4 0.22%
Fire 5 0.28%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 25 1.39%
Homicide 75 4.18%
HIV/AIDS 77 4.3%
Drug disorder 2 0.11%
Tuberculosis 16 0.89%
Road incidents 69 3.85%
Maternal deaths 2 0.11%
Neonatal deaths 69 3.85%
Alcohol disorder 8 0.45%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 9 0.5%
Respiratory disease 60 3.35%
Neonatal deaths 69 3.85%
Road incidents 69 3.85%
Homicide 75 4.18%
HIV/AIDS 77 4.3%
Kidney disease 81 4.52%
Lower respiratory infections 109.389939559 6.1%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 261 14.56%
Cancers 274 15.28%
Cardiovascular diseases 459 25.6%



Belize - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 2 1.31%
Congenital birth defects 3 1.96%
Lower respiratory infections 4 2.61%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 4 2.61%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 69 45.1%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 1.31%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Road accidents 5 3.27%
Drowning 2 1.31%
Cancers 0 0%
Homicide 1 0.65%
Digestive diseases 2 1.31%
Fire 0 0%
Kidney disease 1 0.65%
Liver disease 4 2.61%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
Measles 1 0.65%
Hepatitis 3 1.96%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 22 14.38%
Malaria 15 9.8%
Drug use disorders 0 0%
Natural disasters 13 8.5%



Belize - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 0 0%
Homicide 2 10%
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 4 20%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 1 5%
Drowning 2 10%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Cancers 3 15%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 1 5%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 2 10%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 1 5%
Kidney disease 1 5%
Cardiovascular disease 1 5%
Lower respiratory infections 2 10%


Belize - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 18 4.25%
Homicide 61 14.39%
Nutritional deficiencies 2 0.47%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0.24%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.24%
Road accidents 43 10.14%
Tuberculosis 6 1.42%
HIV/AIDS 58 13.68%
Drowning 15 3.54%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 2 0.47%
Cancers 54 12.74%
Hepatitis 1 0.24%
Digestive diseases 8 1.89%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 41 9.67%
Liver disease 18 4.25%
Respiratory disease 9 2.12%
Kidney disease 17 4.01%
Cardiovascular disease 48 11.32%
Drug disorder 1 0.24%
Alcohol disorder 3 0.71%
Parkinson's disease 0 0%
Dementia 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 17 4.01%


Belize - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 5 0.88%
Homicide 10 1.75%
Nutritional deficiencies 2 0.35%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 0.35%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.18%
Road accidents 14 2.46%
Tuberculosis 6 1.05%
HIV/AIDS 12 2.11%
Drowning 5 0.88%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 0.18%
Cancers 115 20.18%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 12 2.11%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 107 18.77%
Liver disease 30 5.26%
Respiratory disease 20 3.51%
Kidney disease 33 5.79%
Cardiovascular diseases 161 28.25%
Dementia 4 0.7%
Parkinson's disease 1 0.18%
Drug disorder 1 0.18%
Alcohol disorder 4 0.7%
Lower respiratory infections 24 4.21%


Belize - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1 0.15%
Homicide 2 0.31%
Nutritional deficiencies 5 0.77%
Protein-energy malnutrition 4 0.61%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 2 0.31%
Road accidents 5 0.77%
Tuberculosis 4 0.61%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.15%
Drowning 1 0.15%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 0.15%
Cancers 99 15.18%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 13 1.99%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 108 16.56%
Liver disease 12 1.84%
Respiratory disease 30 4.6%
Kidney disease 30 4.6%
Cardiovascular disease 246 37.73%
Parkinson's disease 3 0.46%
Dementia 33 5.06%
Drug use disorders 0 0%
Alcohol use disorders 1 0.15%
Lower respiratory infections 51 7.82%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Belize
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 6 0.35%
Poor sanitation 3 0.18%
No access to handwashing facility 8 0.47%
Household air pollution 31 1.82%
Outdoor air pollution 76 4.47%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 3 0.18%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 12 0.71%
Child stunting 1 0.06%
Low birth weight 35 2.06%
Secondhand smoke 16 0.94%
Alcohol use 158 9.28%
Drug use 22 1.29%
Diet low in fruits 58 3.41%
Diet low in vegetables 53 3.11%
Unsafe sex 83 4.88%
Low physical activity 40 2.35%
High blood sugar 337 19.8%
High cholesterol 96 5.64%
High body-mass index (obesity) 253 14.86%
High blood pressure 281 16.51%
Smoking 122 7.17%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 8 0.47%


Belize - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 3 4.69%
Child stunting 1 1.56%
Low birth weight 35 54.69%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 2 3.13%
Secondhand smoke 1 1.56%
Poor sanitation 2 3.13%
Unsafe water source 3 4.69%
Household air pollution 2 3.13%
Outdoor air pollution 3 4.69%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 12 18.75%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


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


Belize - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 1 0.35%
Drug use 8 2.83%
Alcohol use 65 22.97%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.35%
Unsafe water source 1 0.35%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 18 6.36%
Secondhand smoke 2 0.71%
Low physical activity 3 1.06%
Diet low in fruits 9 3.18%
Diet low in vegetables 7 2.47%
Unsafe sex 56 19.79%
High body-mass index (obesity) 38 13.43%
Household air pollution 4 1.41%
Outdoor air pollution 10 3.53%
High total cholesterol 12 4.24%
High blood pressure 22 7.77%
High blood sugar 26 9.19%


Belize - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 3 0.42%
Drug use 11 1.56%
Alcohol use 61 8.63%
No access to handwashing facility 2 0.28%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 20 2.83%
Smoking 63 8.91%
Secondhand smoke 6 0.85%
Unsafe water source 1 0.14%
Diet low in vegetables 23 3.25%
Diet low in fruits 28 3.96%
Low physical activity 14 1.98%
Outdoor air pollution 29 4.1%
Household air pollution 11 1.56%
High body-mass index (obesity) 132 18.67%
High blood sugar 150 21.22%
High total cholesterol 42 5.94%
High blood pressure 111 15.7%


Belize - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 5 0.77%
Drug use 4 0.61%
Alcohol use 31 4.75%
Smoking 41 6.29%
Secondhand smoke 7 1.07%
Household air pollution 14 2.15%
Outdoor air pollution 34 5.21%
No access to handwashing facility 4 0.61%
Poor sanitation 1 0.15%
Unsafe water source 2 0.31%
Unsafe sex 6 0.92%
Low physical activity 24 3.68%
Diet low in vegetables 23 3.53%
Diet low in fruits 22 3.37%
High cholesterol 42 6.44%
High blood pressure 148 22.7%
High blood sugar 161 24.69%
High body-mass index (obesity) 83 12.73%


Belize - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 20 | Deaths : 7 35%
Breast cancer Patients : 140 | Deaths : 16 11.43%
Larynx cancer Patients : 16 | Deaths : 4 25%
Kidney cancer Patients : 39 | Deaths : 4 10.26%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 11 | Deaths : 1 9.09%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 17 | Deaths : 4 23.53%
Stomach cancer Patients : 29 | Deaths : 21 72.41%
Uterine cancer Patients : 62 | Deaths : 5 8.06%
Bladder cancer Patients : 23 | Deaths : 4 17.39%
Cervical cancer Patients : 209 | Deaths : 25 11.96%
Prostate cancer Patients : 188 | Deaths : 34 18.09%
Testicular cancer Patients : 2 | Deaths : 0 0%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 14 | Deaths : 9 64.29%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 5 | Deaths : 4 80%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 6 | Deaths : 1 16.67%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 90 | Deaths : 21 23.33%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 10 | Deaths : 2 20%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 25 | Deaths : 4 16%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 17 | Deaths : 7 41.18%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 35 | Deaths : 4 11.43%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 3 | Deaths : 2 66.67%


Belize - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 8 0.94%
5-14 year olds 7 0.82%
15-49 year olds 257 30.27%
50-69 year olds 347 40.87%
70+ year olds 230 27.09%


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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