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Causes of death across Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria.

Highlights of Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 51.94%51.94%
    • Fat : 26.71%26.71%
    • Plant protein : 5.33%5.33%
    • Animal protein : 5.21%5.21%
  • 10.81% decrease in caloric supply : Currently Bulgaria gets 2829/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 3172/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Dairy & Eggs are three major diet compositions in Bulgaria
  • Wheat, Maize and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Bulgaria
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegitable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Bulgaria average intake is 184.58 grams
  • Grapes, Oranges & Mandarines and Apples are three major Fruit Types Intake in Bulgaria
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Bulgaria average Fruit intake is 192.96grams
  • In Bulgaria, average male height is in decreasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 66.30% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat871
2Maize198
3Rice26
4Barley4
5Oats2
6Rye1
7Sorghum0

This below table shows the Diet Compositions (Average per capita dietary energy supply by commodity groups, measured in kilocalories per person per day) in Bulgaria
Diet Compositions in Bulgaria
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1102
2Oils & Fats489
3Dairy & Eggs292
4Sugar271
5Meat242
6Alcoholic Beverages191
7Fruits & Vegetables130
8Starchy Roots48
9Other42
10Pulses22


Major Cause of Death



Cardiovascular diseases was major cause of death in Bulgaria with 69930 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 64% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were highest types of death causes in Bulgaria.
    Major Cause of Death in Bulgaria
  • Maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 75797 deaths (year 2016).
  • 37.01% kids below age 5 years die due to Neonatal disorders.
  • Cancers, Road accidents and Drowning are the major cause of death in kids aging 5 - 14 years.
  • Cardiovascular disease, Cancers and Suicide 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 50% of people aging more than 50 years die due to Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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


Major Risk Factors of Death



  • Three Major factors of death in Bulgaria are High blood pressure, High cholesterol and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 10 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.
  • Secondhand smoke and Outdoor air pollution are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Smoking, High blood pressure and High total cholesterol are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood pressure, Smoking 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 Bulgaria (and it's count)


Cancer Analysis



0.84% of Bulgaria population was suffering from cancer i.e. 95082 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 2790) and Stomach cancer was also concerning with 1359 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 12% of survival chance.Bulgaria was really successful in diagnosing Thyroid cancer where 97% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 47955 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 18214 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 2790 people were dead. This means 15.32% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Bulgaria and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Bulgaria :
  • 0.84 % of Bulgaria population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Thyroid cancer was most cured cancer in Bulgaria
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Bulgaria

Tables (Appendix)



Major Cause of Deaths in Bulgaria (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 4140 3.79%
Cardiovascular diseases 69930 63.97%
Kidney disease 1417 1.3%
Respiratory disease 3557 3.25%
Liver disease 1902 1.74%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 3825 3.5%
Digestive disease 1450 1.33%
Hepatitis 23 0.02%
Cancers 17835 16.32%
Parkinson's disease 665 0.61%
Fire 113 0.1%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 140 0.13%
Homicide 195 0.18%
HIV/AIDS 51 0.05%
Drug disorder 79 0.07%
Tuberculosis 119 0.11%
Road incidents 692 0.63%
Maternal deaths 12 0.01%
Neonatal deaths 188 0.17%
Alcohol disorder 92 0.08%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 25 0.02%
Suicide 1081 0.99%
Kidney disease 1417 1.3%
Digestive disease 1450 1.33%
Lower respiratory infections 1612.53162193 1.48%
Liver disease 1902 1.74%
Respiratory disease 3557 3.25%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 3825 3.5%
Dementia 4140 3.79%
Cancers 17835 16.32%
Cardiovascular diseases 69930 63.97%



Bulgaria - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 3 0.59%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 1 0.2%
Cancers 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 1 0.2%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 7 1.38%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 188 37.01%
Road accidents 6 1.18%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Fire 1 0.2%
Drowning 4 0.79%
Homicide 0 0%
Kidney disease 4 0.79%
Liver disease 18 3.54%
Hepatitis 1 0.2%
Nutritional deficiencies 5 0.98%
HIV/AIDS 11 2.17%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.2%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 0.39%
Measles 12 2.36%
Tuberculosis 157 30.91%
Drug use disorders 76 14.96%
Natural disasters 0 0%
10 1.97%



Bulgaria - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 3 3.23%
Homicide 2 2.15%
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 15.05%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 11 11.83%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 2 2.15%
Cancers 30 32.26%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 2 2.15%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 6 6.45%
Liver disease 2 2.15%
Respiratory disease 1 1.08%
Kidney disease 2 2.15%
Cardiovascular disease 8 8.6%
Lower respiratory infections 10 10.75%


Bulgaria - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 357 7.2%
Homicide 92 1.86%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.02%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 25 0.5%
Diarrheal diseases 2 0.04%
Road accidents 334 6.74%
Tuberculosis 16 0.32%
HIV/AIDS 33 0.67%
Drowning 54 1.09%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 21 0.42%
Cancers 1370 27.65%
Hepatitis 6 0.12%
Digestive diseases 89 1.8%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 213 4.3%
Liver disease 297 5.99%
Respiratory disease 74 1.49%
Kidney disease 102 2.06%
Cardiovascular disease 1669 33.68%
Drug disorder 38 0.77%
Alcohol disorder 37 0.75%
Parkinson's disease 1 0.02%
Dementia 2 0.04%
Lower respiratory infections 122 2.46%


Bulgaria - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 398 1.43%
Homicide 62 0.22%
Nutritional deficiencies 3 0.01%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 47 0.17%
Diarrheal diseases 6 0.02%
Road accidents 199 0.72%
Tuberculosis 56 0.2%
HIV/AIDS 17 0.06%
Drowning 45 0.16%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 33 0.12%
Cancers 8200 29.52%
Hepatitis 9 0.03%
Digestive diseases 427 1.54%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1172 4.22%
Liver disease 1107 3.98%
Respiratory disease 841 3.03%
Kidney disease 444 1.6%
Cardiovascular diseases 13982 50.33%
Dementia 187 0.67%
Parkinson's disease 52 0.19%
Drug disorder 17 0.06%
Alcohol disorder 48 0.17%
Lower respiratory infections 427 1.54%


Bulgaria - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 322 0.42%
Homicide 35 0.05%
Nutritional deficiencies 9 0.01%
Protein-energy malnutrition 3 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 28 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 9 0.01%
Road accidents 140 0.18%
Tuberculosis 47 0.06%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 27 0.04%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 53 0.07%
Cancers 8218 10.8%
Hepatitis 6 0.01%
Digestive diseases 928 1.22%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 2424 3.19%
Liver disease 496 0.65%
Respiratory disease 2641 3.47%
Kidney disease 868 1.14%
Cardiovascular disease 54259 71.32%
Parkinson's disease 611 0.8%
Dementia 3951 5.19%
Drug use disorders 23 0.03%
Alcohol use disorders 7 0.01%
Lower respiratory infections 978 1.29%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Bulgaria
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 10 0.01%
Poor sanitation 2 0%
No access to handwashing facility 15 0.01%
Household air pollution 1713 1.18%
Outdoor air pollution 9087 6.26%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 16 0.01%
Discontinued breastfeeding 1 0%
Child wasting 42 0.03%
Child stunting 5 0%
Low birth weight 111 0.08%
Secondhand smoke 2446 1.68%
Alcohol use 7313 5.04%
Drug use 638 0.44%
Diet low in fruits 8187 5.64%
Diet low in vegetables 1514 1.04%
Unsafe sex 480 0.33%
Low physical activity 5565 3.83%
High blood sugar 11914 8.21%
High cholesterol 19991 13.77%
High body-mass index (obesity) 16390 11.29%
High blood pressure 44489 30.64%
Smoking 14910 10.27%
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Zinc deficiency 1 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 344 0.24%


Bulgaria - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 1 0.46%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 16 7.31%
Child stunting 5 2.28%
Low birth weight 111 50.68%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.46%
Secondhand smoke 19 8.68%
Poor sanitation 1 0.46%
Unsafe water source 3 1.37%
Household air pollution 4 1.83%
Outdoor air pollution 16 7.31%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 42 19.18%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Bulgaria - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 1 14.29%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Unsafe sex 0 0%
Iron deficiency 1 14.29%
Secondhand smoke 2 28.57%
Household air pollution 1 14.29%
Outdoor air pollution 2 28.57%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Bulgaria - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0.02%
Low bone mineral density 10 0.16%
Drug use 140 2.24%
Alcohol use 763 12.18%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.02%
Unsafe water source 1 0.02%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 1344 21.46%
Secondhand smoke 42 0.67%
Low physical activity 74 1.18%
Diet low in fruits 405 6.47%
Diet low in vegetables 39 0.62%
Unsafe sex 129 2.06%
High body-mass index (obesity) 762 12.17%
Household air pollution 79 1.26%
Outdoor air pollution 383 6.12%
High total cholesterol 779 12.44%
High blood pressure 1066 17.02%
High blood sugar 245 3.91%


Bulgaria - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 67 0.15%
Drug use 349 0.8%
Alcohol use 3764 8.6%
No access to handwashing facility 4 0.01%
Poor sanitation 1 0%
Unsafe sex 215 0.49%
Smoking 8604 19.65%
Secondhand smoke 474 1.08%
Unsafe water source 2 0%
Diet low in vegetables 204 0.47%
Diet low in fruits 2536 5.79%
Low physical activity 833 1.9%
Outdoor air pollution 2600 5.94%
Household air pollution 507 1.16%
High body-mass index (obesity) 5957 13.61%
High blood sugar 2865 6.54%
High total cholesterol 4718 10.78%
High blood pressure 10080 23.02%


Bulgaria - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 267 0.28%
Drug use 148 0.16%
Alcohol use 2786 2.94%
Smoking 4963 5.23%
Secondhand smoke 1908 2.01%
Household air pollution 1123 1.18%
Outdoor air pollution 6085 6.41%
No access to handwashing facility 9 0.01%
Poor sanitation 1 0%
Unsafe water source 3 0%
Unsafe sex 137 0.14%
Low physical activity 4658 4.91%
Diet low in vegetables 1271 1.34%
Diet low in fruits 5246 5.53%
High cholesterol 14493 15.27%
High blood pressure 33343 35.13%
High blood sugar 8803 9.27%
High body-mass index (obesity) 9671 10.19%


Bulgaria - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 836 | Deaths : 279 33.37%
Breast cancer Patients : 20252 | Deaths : 1308 6.46%
Larynx cancer Patients : 2235 | Deaths : 344 15.39%
Kidney cancer Patients : 2435 | Deaths : 316 12.98%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 2144 | Deaths : 54 2.52%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 2115 | Deaths : 457 21.61%
Stomach cancer Patients : 2782 | Deaths : 1359 48.85%
Uterine cancer Patients : 10326 | Deaths : 314 3.04%
Bladder cancer Patients : 6048 | Deaths : 556 9.19%
Cervical cancer Patients : 3792 | Deaths : 442 11.66%
Prostate cancer Patients : 8818 | Deaths : 1000 11.34%
Testicular cancer Patients : 1288 | Deaths : 34 2.64%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 1142 | Deaths : 932 81.61%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 270 | Deaths : 237 87.78%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 144 | Deaths : 37 25.69%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 18214 | Deaths : 2790 15.32%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 975 | Deaths : 161 16.51%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 1903 | Deaths : 246 12.93%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 1541 | Deaths : 639 41.47%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 4453 | Deaths : 222 4.99%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 211 | Deaths : 156 73.93%


Bulgaria - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 318 0.33%
5-14 year olds 117 0.12%
15-49 year olds 12690 13.35%
50-69 year olds 47955 50.44%
70+ year olds 34002 35.76%


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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