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Causes of death across Brazil 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 Brazil.

Highlights of Brazil 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 Brazil gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 82.54%82.54%
    • Fat : 47.97%47.97%
    • Animal protein : 9.52%9.52%
    • Plant protein : 7.68%7.68%
  • 47.71% increase in caloric supply : Currently Brazil gets 3263/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2209/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Meat are three major diet compositions in Brazil
  • Wheat, Rice and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Brazil
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegitable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Brazil average intake is 141.18 grams
  • Bananas, Oranges & Mandarines and Pineapples are three major Fruit Types Intake in Brazil
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Brazil average Fruit intake is 255.32grams
  • In Brazil, average male height is in increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 56.90% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Brazil 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 Brazil
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat384
2Rice326
3Maize240
4Oats11
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 Brazil
Diet Compositions in Brazil
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains969
2Oils & Fats576
3Meat466
4Sugar430
5Dairy & Eggs285
6Pulses152
7Fruits & Vegetables149
8Starchy Roots121
9Alcoholic Beverages98
10Other17


Major Cause of Death



Cardiovascular diseases was major cause of death in Brazil with 378276 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 30% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were highest types of death causes in Brazil.
    Major Cause of Death in Brazil
  • Maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 630772 deaths (year 2016).
  • 44.13% kids below age 5 years die due to Neonatal disorders.
  • Cancers, Road accidents and Homicide are the major cause of death in kids aging 5 - 14 years.
  • Homicide, Road accidents and Cardiovascular disease 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 32% of people aging more than 50 years die due to Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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


Major Risk Factors of Death



  • Three Major factors of death in Brazil are High blood pressure, High body-mass index (obesity) and Smoking. Every year around 2644 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, High body-mass index (obesity) 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 Smoking 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 Brazil (and it's count)


Cancer Analysis



0.52% of Brazil population was suffering from cancer i.e. 967802 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Stomach cancer (Count : 20280) and Colon & rectum cancer was also concerning with 20254 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer have 5% of survival chance.Brazil was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 96% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 449238 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 40501 were suffering from Stomach cancer out of which 20280 people were dead. This means 50.07% death rate of people suffering from Stomach cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Brazil and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Brazil :
  • 0.52 % of Brazil population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Stomach cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Brazil
  • Stomach cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Brazil

Tables (Appendix)



Major Cause of Deaths in Brazil (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 80600 6.35%
Cardiovascular diseases 378276 29.78%
Kidney disease 34091 2.68%
Respiratory disease 71995 5.67%
Liver disease 37235 2.93%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 118563 9.34%
Digestive disease 33489 2.64%
Hepatitis 1129 0.09%
Cancers 227612 17.92%
Parkinson's disease 4033 0.32%
Fire 1700 0.13%
Malaria 79 0.01%
Drowning 6855 0.54%
Homicide 59772 4.71%
HIV/AIDS 15299 1.2%
Drug disorder 1669 0.13%
Tuberculosis 5331 0.42%
Road incidents 48724 3.84%
Maternal deaths 2059 0.16%
Neonatal deaths 23084 1.82%
Alcohol disorder 9115 0.72%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 5995 0.47%
Kidney disease 34091 2.68%
Liver disease 37235 2.93%
Road incidents 48724 3.84%
Homicide 59772 4.71%
Lower respiratory infections 69962.019739 5.51%
Respiratory disease 71995 5.67%
Dementia 80600 6.35%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 118563 9.34%
Cancers 227612 17.92%
Cardiovascular diseases 378276 29.78%



Brazil - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 430 0.82%
Congenital birth defects 793 1.52%
Lower respiratory infections 853 1.63%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 5 0.01%
Cardiovascular disease 1611 3.08%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 1 0%
Cancers 23084 44.13%
Nutritional deficiencies 787 1.5%
Protein-energy malnutrition 41 0.08%
Road accidents 275 0.53%
Digestive diseases 555 1.06%
Drowning 8 0.02%
Homicide 156 0.3%
HIV/AIDS 931 1.78%
Kidney disease 24 0.05%
Fire 565 1.08%
Liver disease 938 1.79%
Tuberculosis 75 0.14%
Hepatitis 176 0.34%
Malaria 994 1.9%
Measles 11353 21.7%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 4461 8.53%
Drug use disorders 7 0.01%
Natural disasters 4190 8.01%



Brazil - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 131 1.72%
Homicide 953 12.52%
Nutritional deficiencies 92 1.21%
Protein-energy malnutrition 74 0.97%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 8 0.11%
Diarrheal diseases 80 1.05%
Road accidents 1580 20.76%
Tuberculosis 26 0.34%
HIV/AIDS 138 1.81%
Drowning 859 11.29%
Malaria 5 0.07%
Fire 77 1.01%
Cancers 1594 20.95%
Hepatitis 26 0.34%
Digestive diseases 165 2.17%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 452 5.94%
Liver disease 110 1.45%
Respiratory disease 115 1.51%
Kidney disease 98 1.29%
Cardiovascular disease 485 6.37%
Lower respiratory infections 542 7.12%


Brazil - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 9296 4.3%
Homicide 50261 23.27%
Nutritional deficiencies 625 0.29%
Protein-energy malnutrition 520 0.24%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 103 0.05%
Diarrheal diseases 467 0.22%
Road accidents 31661 14.66%
Tuberculosis 1852 0.86%
HIV/AIDS 10554 4.89%
Drowning 4035 1.87%
Malaria 41 0.02%
Fire 539 0.25%
Cancers 29151 13.5%
Hepatitis 331 0.15%
Digestive diseases 4532 2.1%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 10804 5%
Liver disease 10234 4.74%
Respiratory disease 3567 1.65%
Kidney disease 3470 1.61%
Cardiovascular disease 31658 14.66%
Drug disorder 1095 0.51%
Alcohol disorder 4268 1.98%
Parkinson's disease 37 0.02%
Dementia 75 0.03%
Lower respiratory infections 6805 3.15%


Brazil - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 3267 0.88%
Homicide 6745 1.81%
Nutritional deficiencies 1351 0.36%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1208 0.32%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 84 0.02%
Diarrheal diseases 893 0.24%
Road accidents 10360 2.78%
Tuberculosis 2115 0.57%
HIV/AIDS 3985 1.07%
Drowning 1053 0.28%
Malaria 18 0%
Fire 376 0.1%
Cancers 96398 25.89%
Hepatitis 515 0.14%
Digestive diseases 10273 2.76%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 38242 10.27%
Liver disease 17787 4.78%
Respiratory disease 18470 4.96%
Kidney disease 11795 3.17%
Cardiovascular diseases 120515 32.36%
Dementia 6592 1.77%
Parkinson's disease 507 0.14%
Drug disorder 276 0.07%
Alcohol disorder 3861 1.04%
Lower respiratory infections 15719 4.22%


Brazil - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1155 0.18%
Homicide 1382 0.22%
Nutritional deficiencies 5862 0.93%
Protein-energy malnutrition 5462 0.86%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 99 0.02%
Diarrheal diseases 2945 0.47%
Road accidents 4336 0.69%
Tuberculosis 1297 0.21%
HIV/AIDS 347 0.05%
Drowning 353 0.06%
Malaria 8 0%
Fire 551 0.09%
Cancers 99537 15.73%
Hepatitis 234 0.04%
Digestive diseases 17954 2.84%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 68127 10.77%
Liver disease 9029 1.43%
Respiratory disease 49668 7.85%
Kidney disease 18552 2.93%
Cardiovascular disease 224625 35.5%
Parkinson's disease 3489 0.55%
Dementia 73934 11.69%
Drug use disorders 297 0.05%
Alcohol use disorders 986 0.16%
Lower respiratory infections 42435 6.71%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Brazil
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 2644 0.24%
Poor sanitation 2401 0.22%
No access to handwashing facility 4162 0.38%
Household air pollution 8007 0.73%
Outdoor air pollution 49724 4.54%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 953 0.09%
Discontinued breastfeeding 123 0.01%
Child wasting 3812 0.35%
Child stunting 261 0.02%
Low birth weight 10174 0.93%
Secondhand smoke 22164 2.02%
Alcohol use 97125 8.86%
Drug use 6061 0.55%
Diet low in fruits 29861 2.72%
Diet low in vegetables 43045 3.93%
Unsafe sex 23319 2.13%
Low physical activity 36874 3.36%
High blood sugar 129728 11.84%
High cholesterol 96099 8.77%
High body-mass index (obesity) 155401 14.18%
High blood pressure 230961 21.08%
Smoking 131903 12.04%
Iron deficiency 117 0.01%
Zinc deficiency 71 0.01%
Vitamin-A deficiency 28 0%
Low bone mineral density 10869 0.99%


Brazil - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 123 0.66%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 953 5.09%
Child stunting 261 1.39%
Low birth weight 10174 54.33%
Drug use 1 0.01%
No access to handwashing facility 528 2.82%
Secondhand smoke 686 3.66%
Poor sanitation 744 3.97%
Unsafe water source 746 3.98%
Household air pollution 174 0.93%
Outdoor air pollution 453 2.42%
High body-mass index (obesity) 14 0.07%
High blood pressure 3 0.02%
High blood sugar 54 0.29%
Child wasting 3812 20.35%
Iron deficiency 2 0.01%


Brazil - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 48 9.25%
No access to handwashing facility 41 7.9%
Unsafe water source 37 7.13%
Unsafe sex 35 6.74%
Iron deficiency 94 18.11%
Secondhand smoke 85 16.38%
Household air pollution 21 4.05%
Outdoor air pollution 57 10.98%
High body-mass index (obesity) 6 1.16%
High blood sugar 51 9.83%
High blood pressure 5 0.96%
Poor sanitation 36 6.94%
Iron deficiency 3 0.58%


Brazil - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 94 0.07%
Low bone mineral density 669 0.46%
Drug use 4006 2.77%
Alcohol use 39507 27.33%
No access to handwashing facility 390 0.27%
Unsafe water source 208 0.14%
Poor sanitation 192 0.13%
Smoking 11934 8.26%
Secondhand smoke 2209 1.53%
Low physical activity 2051 1.42%
Diet low in fruits 5014 3.47%
Diet low in vegetables 5804 4.01%
Unsafe sex 12541 8.68%
High body-mass index (obesity) 18782 12.99%
Household air pollution 855 0.59%
Outdoor air pollution 4996 3.46%
High total cholesterol 11190 7.74%
High blood pressure 15817 10.94%
High blood sugar 8301 5.74%


Brazil - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 5 0%
Low bone mineral density 2168 0.53%
Drug use 1506 0.37%
Alcohol use 40606 9.9%
No access to handwashing facility 845 0.21%
Poor sanitation 340 0.08%
Unsafe sex 7717 1.88%
Smoking 58559 14.27%
Secondhand smoke 7100 1.73%
Unsafe water source 387 0.09%
Diet low in vegetables 17264 4.21%
Diet low in fruits 12091 2.95%
Low physical activity 11145 2.72%
Outdoor air pollution 17822 4.34%
Household air pollution 2666 0.65%
High body-mass index (obesity) 66233 16.14%
High blood sugar 43642 10.64%
High total cholesterol 38344 9.35%
High blood pressure 81828 19.95%


Brazil - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 13 0%
Low bone mineral density 8031 1.54%
Drug use 547 0.1%
Alcohol use 16964 3.25%
Smoking 61410 11.77%
Secondhand smoke 12084 2.32%
Household air pollution 4290 0.82%
Outdoor air pollution 26396 5.06%
No access to handwashing facility 2358 0.45%
Poor sanitation 1089 0.21%
Unsafe water source 1265 0.24%
Unsafe sex 3026 0.58%
Low physical activity 23678 4.54%
Diet low in vegetables 19977 3.83%
Diet low in fruits 12756 2.44%
High cholesterol 46565 8.92%
High blood pressure 133309 25.55%
High blood sugar 77680 14.89%
High body-mass index (obesity) 70366 13.49%


Brazil - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 10731 | Deaths : 4028 37.54%
Breast cancer Patients : 222695 | Deaths : 17019 7.64%
Larynx cancer Patients : 23723 | Deaths : 4687 19.76%
Kidney cancer Patients : 33391 | Deaths : 3612 10.82%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 19391 | Deaths : 1001 5.16%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 20727 | Deaths : 4165 20.09%
Stomach cancer Patients : 40501 | Deaths : 20280 50.07%
Uterine cancer Patients : 40611 | Deaths : 2254 5.55%
Bladder cancer Patients : 34728 | Deaths : 4646 13.38%
Cervical cancer Patients : 74010 | Deaths : 9059 12.24%
Prostate cancer Patients : 196342 | Deaths : 19104 9.73%
Testicular cancer Patients : 8891 | Deaths : 324 3.64%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 11283 | Deaths : 7975 70.68%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 11560 | Deaths : 10612 91.8%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 2850 | Deaths : 498 17.47%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 136056 | Deaths : 20254 14.89%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 19182 | Deaths : 2511 13.09%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 34485 | Deaths : 4890 14.18%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 22289 | Deaths : 9402 42.18%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 33958 | Deaths : 4789 14.1%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 3570 | Deaths : 3404 95.35%


Brazil - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 7805 0.81%
5-14 year olds 4784 0.49%
15-49 year olds 167090 17.26%
50-69 year olds 449238 46.42%
70+ year olds 338885 35.02%


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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