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Causes of death across Bolivia 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 Bolivia.

Highlights of Bolivia 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 Bolivia gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 87.40%87.40%
    • Fat : 27.61%27.61%
    • Plant protein : 8.37%8.37%
    • Animal protein : 6.87%6.87%
  • 30.25% increase in caloric supply : Currently Bolivia gets 2256/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1732/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Meat and Sugar are three major diet compositions in Bolivia
  • Wheat, Maize and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Bolivia
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegitable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Bolivia average intake is 86.25 grams
  • Plantains, Oranges & Mandarines and Pineapples are three major Fruit Types Intake in Bolivia
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Bolivia average Fruit intake is 190.16grams
  • In Bolivia, average male height is in increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 53.20% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Bolivia 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 Bolivia
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat378
2Maize290
3Rice286
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 Bolivia
Diet Compositions in Bolivia
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains980
2Meat301
3Sugar270
4Oils & Fats207
5Starchy Roots164
6Fruits & Vegetables128
7Dairy & Eggs92
8Pulses41
10Other32


Major Cause of Death



Cardiovascular diseases was major cause of death in Bolivia with 15811 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 23% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were highest types of death causes in Bolivia.
    Major Cause of Death in Bolivia
  • Maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 33908 deaths (year 2016).
  • 37.11% kids below age 5 years die due to Neonatal disorders.
  • Road accidents, Cancers and Lower respiratory infections 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 26% of people aging more than 50 years die due to Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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


Major Risk Factors of Death



  • Three Major factors of death in Bolivia are High blood pressure, High body-mass index (obesity) and High blood sugar. Every year around 302 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 Outdoor air pollution are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • High body-mass index (obesity), Alcohol use and Unsafe sex 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 pressure is the major death risk factors for people aging more than 70 years.


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


Cancer Analysis



0.41% of Bolivia population was suffering from cancer i.e. 30594 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Stomach cancer (Count : 2437) and Prostate cancer was also concerning with 920 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 16% of survival chance.Bolivia was really successful in diagnosing Thyroid cancer where 89% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 13066 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 3164 were suffering from Stomach cancer out of which 2437 people were dead. This means 77.02% death rate of people suffering from Stomach cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Bolivia and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Bolivia :
  • 0.41 % of Bolivia population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Stomach cancer
  • Thyroid cancer was most cured cancer in Bolivia
  • Stomach cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Bolivia

Tables (Appendix)



Major Cause of Deaths in Bolivia (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 2285 3.37%
Cardiovascular diseases 15811 23.32%
Kidney disease 3397 5.01%
Respiratory disease 3331 4.91%
Liver disease 2178 3.21%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 6744 9.95%
Digestive disease 2416 3.56%
Hepatitis 59 0.09%
Cancers 11501 16.97%
Parkinson's disease 202 0.3%
Fire 204 0.3%
Malaria 8 0.01%
Drowning 517 0.76%
Homicide 687 1.01%
HIV/AIDS 456 0.67%
Drug disorder 129 0.19%
Tuberculosis 1125 1.66%
Road incidents 2139 3.16%
Maternal deaths 438 0.65%
Neonatal deaths 3523 5.2%
Alcohol disorder 216 0.32%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 716 1.06%
Liver disease 2178 3.21%
Dementia 2285 3.37%
Digestive disease 2416 3.56%
Respiratory disease 3331 4.91%
Kidney disease 3397 5.01%
Neonatal deaths 3523 5.2%
Lower respiratory infections 6678.25627519 9.85%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 6744 9.95%
Cancers 11501 16.97%
Cardiovascular diseases 15811 23.32%



Bolivia - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 32 0.34%
Lower respiratory infections 303 3.19%
Congenital birth defects 319 3.36%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 5 0.05%
Diarrheal diseases 311 3.28%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Digestive diseases 3523 37.11%
Cardiovascular disease 174 1.83%
Road accidents 32 0.34%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 10 0.11%
Drowning 142 1.5%
Cancers 2 0.02%
Kidney disease 51 0.54%
Fire 110 1.16%
Tuberculosis 7 0.07%
Homicide 183 1.93%
Liver disease 148 1.56%
HIV/AIDS 16 0.17%
Hepatitis 60 0.63%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 178 1.87%
Malaria 1320 13.9%
Drug use disorders 1962 20.67%
Measles 0 0%
Natural disasters 606 6.38%



Bolivia - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 22 2.14%
Homicide 31 3.02%
Nutritional deficiencies 22 2.14%
Protein-energy malnutrition 19 1.85%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 4 0.39%
Diarrheal diseases 40 3.9%
Road accidents 197 19.2%
Tuberculosis 24 2.34%
HIV/AIDS 6 0.58%
Drowning 81 7.89%
Malaria 1 0.1%
Fire 19 1.85%
Cancers 161 15.69%
Hepatitis 5 0.49%
Digestive diseases 58 5.65%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 52 5.07%
Liver disease 15 1.46%
Respiratory disease 21 2.05%
Kidney disease 28 2.73%
Cardiovascular disease 75 7.31%
Lower respiratory infections 145 14.13%


Bolivia - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 466 5.72%
Homicide 541 6.64%
Nutritional deficiencies 49 0.6%
Protein-energy malnutrition 37 0.45%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 24 0.29%
Diarrheal diseases 64 0.79%
Road accidents 999 12.27%
Tuberculosis 375 4.61%
HIV/AIDS 381 4.68%
Drowning 181 2.22%
Malaria 3 0.04%
Fire 47 0.58%
Cancers 1435 17.62%
Hepatitis 18 0.22%
Digestive diseases 313 3.84%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 573 7.04%
Liver disease 327 4.02%
Respiratory disease 152 1.87%
Kidney disease 326 4%
Cardiovascular disease 1281 15.73%
Drug disorder 61 0.75%
Alcohol disorder 85 1.04%
Parkinson's disease 2 0.02%
Dementia 2 0.02%
Lower respiratory infections 401 4.92%


Bolivia - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 142 0.97%
Homicide 65 0.44%
Nutritional deficiencies 90 0.61%
Protein-energy malnutrition 73 0.5%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 17 0.12%
Diarrheal diseases 73 0.5%
Road accidents 436 2.96%
Tuberculosis 315 2.14%
HIV/AIDS 51 0.35%
Drowning 72 0.49%
Malaria 2 0.01%
Fire 30 0.2%
Cancers 3786 25.73%
Hepatitis 15 0.1%
Digestive diseases 575 3.91%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1992 13.54%
Liver disease 878 5.97%
Respiratory disease 520 3.53%
Kidney disease 952 6.47%
Cardiovascular diseases 3574 24.29%
Dementia 126 0.86%
Parkinson's disease 19 0.13%
Drug disorder 30 0.2%
Alcohol disorder 89 0.6%
Lower respiratory infections 793 5.39%


Bolivia - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 71 0.2%
Homicide 18 0.05%
Nutritional deficiencies 595 1.67%
Protein-energy malnutrition 533 1.5%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 12 0.03%
Diarrheal diseases 227 0.64%
Road accidents 333 0.94%
Tuberculosis 378 1.06%
HIV/AIDS 7 0.02%
Drowning 40 0.11%
Malaria 1 0%
Fire 56 0.16%
Cancers 6009 16.87%
Hepatitis 14 0.04%
Digestive diseases 1287 3.61%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 3979 11.17%
Liver disease 942 2.65%
Respiratory disease 2583 7.25%
Kidney disease 2030 5.7%
Cardiovascular disease 10703 30.05%
Parkinson's disease 182 0.51%
Dementia 2157 6.06%
Drug use disorders 39 0.11%
Alcohol use disorders 41 0.12%
Lower respiratory infections 3377 9.48%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Bolivia
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 302 0.58%
Poor sanitation 185 0.36%
No access to handwashing facility 472 0.91%
Household air pollution 2149 4.12%
Outdoor air pollution 3573 6.86%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 199 0.38%
Discontinued breastfeeding 9 0.02%
Child wasting 1186 2.28%
Child stunting 200 0.38%
Low birth weight 1910 3.67%
Secondhand smoke 564 1.08%
Alcohol use 2211 4.24%
Drug use 363 0.7%
Diet low in fruits 1853 3.56%
Diet low in vegetables 2134 4.1%
Unsafe sex 1249 2.4%
Low physical activity 1384 2.66%
High blood sugar 7300 14.01%
High cholesterol 3939 7.56%
High body-mass index (obesity) 7545 14.48%
High blood pressure 8730 16.75%
Smoking 4133 7.93%
Iron deficiency 38 0.07%
Zinc deficiency 33 0.06%
Vitamin-A deficiency 4 0.01%
Low bone mineral density 439 0.84%


Bolivia - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 9 0.19%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 199 4.31%
Child stunting 200 4.33%
Low birth weight 1910 41.36%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 158 3.42%
Secondhand smoke 94 2.04%
Poor sanitation 80 1.73%
Unsafe water source 132 2.86%
Household air pollution 272 5.89%
Outdoor air pollution 368 7.97%
High body-mass index (obesity) 3 0.06%
High blood pressure 1 0.02%
High blood sugar 6 0.13%
Child wasting 1186 25.68%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Bolivia - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 1 0.7%
No access to handwashing facility 15 10.49%
Unsafe water source 17 11.89%
Unsafe sex 2 1.4%
Iron deficiency 37 25.87%
Secondhand smoke 7 4.9%
Household air pollution 21 14.69%
Outdoor air pollution 27 18.88%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1 0.7%
High blood sugar 4 2.8%
High blood pressure 1 0.7%
Poor sanitation 10 6.99%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Bolivia - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 37 0.68%
Low bone mineral density 24 0.44%
Drug use 161 2.96%
Alcohol use 807 14.82%
No access to handwashing facility 33 0.61%
Unsafe water source 27 0.5%
Poor sanitation 17 0.31%
Smoking 439 8.06%
Secondhand smoke 45 0.83%
Low physical activity 63 1.16%
Diet low in fruits 308 5.66%
Diet low in vegetables 279 5.12%
Unsafe sex 557 10.23%
High body-mass index (obesity) 900 16.53%
Household air pollution 182 3.34%
Outdoor air pollution 313 5.75%
High total cholesterol 396 7.27%
High blood pressure 441 8.1%
High blood sugar 417 7.66%


Bolivia - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 95 0.68%
Drug use 133 0.95%
Alcohol use 931 6.64%
No access to handwashing facility 54 0.39%
Poor sanitation 19 0.14%
Unsafe sex 396 2.82%
Smoking 1273 9.08%
Secondhand smoke 134 0.96%
Unsafe water source 31 0.22%
Diet low in vegetables 626 4.46%
Diet low in fruits 619 4.41%
Low physical activity 285 2.03%
Outdoor air pollution 797 5.68%
Household air pollution 441 3.14%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2854 20.35%
High blood sugar 2171 15.48%
High total cholesterol 1084 7.73%
High blood pressure 2081 14.84%


Bolivia - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 320 1.15%
Drug use 70 0.25%
Alcohol use 472 1.69%
Smoking 2421 8.68%
Secondhand smoke 284 1.02%
Household air pollution 1233 4.42%
Outdoor air pollution 2068 7.42%
No access to handwashing facility 213 0.76%
Poor sanitation 59 0.21%
Unsafe water source 96 0.34%
Unsafe sex 295 1.06%
Low physical activity 1036 3.72%
Diet low in vegetables 1229 4.41%
Diet low in fruits 925 3.32%
High cholesterol 2459 8.82%
High blood pressure 6207 22.27%
High blood sugar 4703 16.87%
High body-mass index (obesity) 3787 13.58%


Bolivia - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 608 | Deaths : 225 37.01%
Breast cancer Patients : 4928 | Deaths : 607 12.32%
Larynx cancer Patients : 299 | Deaths : 92 30.77%
Kidney cancer Patients : 1131 | Deaths : 147 13%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 1283 | Deaths : 138 10.76%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 723 | Deaths : 164 22.68%
Stomach cancer Patients : 3164 | Deaths : 2437 77.02%
Uterine cancer Patients : 2149 | Deaths : 239 11.12%
Bladder cancer Patients : 710 | Deaths : 148 20.85%
Cervical cancer Patients : 4880 | Deaths : 812 16.64%
Prostate cancer Patients : 5361 | Deaths : 920 17.16%
Testicular cancer Patients : 309 | Deaths : 35 11.33%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 441 | Deaths : 277 62.81%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 164 | Deaths : 138 84.15%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 67 | Deaths : 16 23.88%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 4230 | Deaths : 849 20.07%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 478 | Deaths : 101 21.13%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 651 | Deaths : 99 15.21%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 674 | Deaths : 294 43.62%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 908 | Deaths : 425 46.81%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 274 | Deaths : 88 32.12%


Bolivia - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 379 1.24%
5-14 year olds 372 1.22%
15-49 year olds 5150 16.83%
50-69 year olds 11627 38%
70+ year olds 13066 42.71%


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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