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Burkina Faso Health

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Causes of death across Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso.

Highlights of Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 139.37%139.37%
    • Fat : 41.81%41.81%
    • Plant protein : 20.61%20.61%
    • Animal protein : 3.34%3.34%
  • 105.13% increase in caloric supply : Currently Burkina Faso gets 2720/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1326/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Alcoholic Beverages are three major diet compositions in Burkina Faso
  • Maize, Sorghum and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Burkina Faso
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegitable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Burkina Faso average intake is 46.19 grams
  • Bananas, Oranges & Mandarines and Pineapples are three major Fruit Types Intake in Burkina Faso
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Burkina Faso average Fruit intake is 17.53grams
  • In Burkina Faso, average male height is in decreasing trend and female height is also in decreasing trend
  • 20.00% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Burkina Faso is in range of normal and Average Female BMI is in range of normal (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 Burkina Faso
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Maize596
2Sorghum438
3Rice207
4Wheat85
5Oats0

This below table shows the Diet Compositions (Average per capita dietary energy supply by commodity groups, measured in kilocalories per person per day) in Burkina Faso
Diet Compositions in Burkina Faso
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1740
2Oils & Fats375
3Alcoholic Beverages179
4Pulses138
5Meat73
6Sugar72
7Dairy & Eggs70
8Starchy Roots40
9Fruits & Vegetables21
10Other12


Major Cause of Death



Malaria was major cause of death in Burkina Faso with 33009 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 22% of total deaths. Overall Malaria, Cardiovascular diseases and Lower respiratory infections were highest types of death causes in Burkina Faso.
    Major Cause of Death in Burkina Faso
  • Maximum number of deaths is seen in age group Under-5 with 77804 deaths (year 2016).
  • 35.25% kids below age 5 years die due to Malaria.
  • Malaria, Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases and Diarrheal diseases are the major cause of death in kids aging 5 - 14 years.
  • Tuberculosis, Cancers and Cardiovascular disease are the major cause of death in people aging 14 - 49 years.
  • Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Lower respiratory infections 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 Burkina Faso (and it's count) Number of Deaths in Burkina Faso - Age wise (only due to Major diseases)


Major Risk Factors of Death



  • Three Major factors of death in Burkina Faso are Child wasting, Household air pollution and Outdoor air pollution. Every year around 7966 people die due to Child wasting.
  • Child wasting and Low birth weight are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • Unsafe water source and Poor sanitation are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, Unsafe sex and Household air pollution are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood pressure, Household air pollution and Alcohol use 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 Burkina Faso (and it's count)


Cancer Analysis



0.18% of Burkina Faso population was suffering from cancer i.e. 13011 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Cervical cancer (Count : 1126) and Stomach cancer was also concerning with 945 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Stomach cancer have 6% of survival chance.Burkina Faso was really successful in diagnosing Kidney cancer where 89% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 5057 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 5500 were suffering from Cervical cancer out of which 1126 people were dead. This means 20.47% death rate of people suffering from Cervical cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Burkina Faso and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Burkina Faso :
  • 0.18 % of Burkina Faso population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Cervical cancer
  • Kidney cancer was most cured cancer in Burkina Faso
  • Cervical cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Burkina Faso

Tables (Appendix)



Major Cause of Deaths in Burkina Faso (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 884 0.59%
Cardiovascular diseases 16484 11.02%
Kidney disease 992 0.66%
Respiratory disease 1930 1.29%
Liver disease 2009 1.34%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 6434 4.3%
Digestive disease 3274 2.19%
Hepatitis 516 0.34%
Cancers 8901 5.95%
Parkinson's disease 59 0.04%
Fire 818 0.55%
Malaria 33009 22.06%
Drowning 1105 0.74%
Homicide 171 0.11%
HIV/AIDS 2893 1.93%
Drug disorder 30 0.02%
Tuberculosis 6148 4.11%
Road incidents 2829 1.89%
Maternal deaths 2367 1.58%
Neonatal deaths 14374 9.61%
Alcohol disorder 168 0.11%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 10544 7.05%
Nutritional deficiencies 4858 3.25%
Meningitis 5625.46874494 3.76%
Tuberculosis 6148 4.11%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 6434 4.3%
Cancers 8901 5.95%
Diarrheal diseases 10544 7.05%
Neonatal deaths 14374 9.61%
Lower respiratory infections 16349.7808311 10.93%
Cardiovascular diseases 16484 11.02%
Malaria 33009 22.06%



Burkina Faso - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 21 0.03%
Neonatal disorders 3312 4.36%
Lower respiratory infections 3476 4.58%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 25 0.03%
Nutritional deficiencies 4631 6.1%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 14374 18.94%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 423 0.56%
Tuberculosis 470 0.62%
Digestive diseases 78 0.1%
Road accidents 397 0.52%
Drowning 26748 35.25%
Fire 314 0.41%
Cardiovascular disease 165 0.22%
Cancers 85 0.11%
Measles 456 0.6%
Hepatitis 996 1.31%
Kidney disease 55 0.07%
HIV/AIDS 83 0.11%
Liver disease 299 0.39%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 5712 7.53%
Homicide 10223 13.47%
Drug use disorders 131 0.17%
Natural disasters 3411 4.49%



Burkina Faso - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 28 0.46%
Homicide 8 0.13%
Nutritional deficiencies 185 3.03%
Protein-energy malnutrition 176 2.88%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 6 0.1%
Diarrheal diseases 545 8.93%
Road accidents 303 4.96%
Tuberculosis 101 1.65%
HIV/AIDS 363 5.95%
Drowning 237 3.88%
Malaria 2379 38.97%
Fire 82 1.34%
Cancers 154 2.52%
Hepatitis 23 0.38%
Digestive diseases 111 1.82%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 687 11.25%
Liver disease 31 0.51%
Respiratory disease 45 0.74%
Kidney disease 30 0.49%
Cardiovascular disease 101 1.65%
Lower respiratory infections 509 8.34%


Burkina Faso - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 673 2.87%
Homicide 129 0.55%
Nutritional deficiencies 376 1.6%
Protein-energy malnutrition 221 0.94%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 27 0.11%
Diarrheal diseases 1971 8.39%
Road accidents 1388 5.91%
Tuberculosis 2603 11.09%
HIV/AIDS 2056 8.76%
Drowning 317 1.35%
Malaria 1951 8.31%
Fire 184 0.78%
Cancers 2548 10.85%
Hepatitis 227 0.97%
Digestive diseases 1029 4.38%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 2191 9.33%
Liver disease 742 3.16%
Respiratory disease 380 1.62%
Kidney disease 300 1.28%
Cardiovascular disease 2487 10.59%
Drug disorder 25 0.11%
Alcohol disorder 83 0.35%
Parkinson's disease 1 0%
Dementia 3 0.01%
Lower respiratory infections 1567 6.67%


Burkina Faso - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 328 1.41%
Homicide 10 0.04%
Nutritional deficiencies 387 1.67%
Protein-energy malnutrition 235 1.01%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 9 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 1651 7.12%
Road accidents 479 2.07%
Tuberculosis 1773 7.65%
HIV/AIDS 379 1.63%
Drowning 94 0.41%
Malaria 1173 5.06%
Fire 131 0.56%
Cancers 3831 16.52%
Hepatitis 119 0.51%
Digestive diseases 916 3.95%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1402 6.05%
Liver disease 798 3.44%
Respiratory disease 708 3.05%
Kidney disease 289 1.25%
Cardiovascular diseases 6412 27.65%
Dementia 115 0.5%
Parkinson's disease 9 0.04%
Drug disorder 3 0.01%
Alcohol disorder 57 0.25%
Lower respiratory infections 1882 8.12%


Burkina Faso - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 137 0.66%
Homicide 3 0.01%
Nutritional deficiencies 434 2.09%
Protein-energy malnutrition 341 1.64%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 7 0.03%
Diarrheal diseases 1745 8.39%
Road accidents 235 1.13%
Tuberculosis 1201 5.77%
HIV/AIDS 18 0.09%
Drowning 61 0.29%
Malaria 758 3.64%
Fire 106 0.51%
Cancers 2204 10.59%
Hepatitis 62 0.3%
Digestive diseases 763 3.67%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1158 5.57%
Liver disease 383 1.84%
Respiratory disease 703 3.38%
Kidney disease 290 1.39%
Cardiovascular disease 7185 34.53%
Parkinson's disease 49 0.24%
Dementia 766 3.68%
Drug use disorders 2 0.01%
Alcohol use disorders 28 0.13%
Lower respiratory infections 2169 10.42%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Burkina Faso
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 7966 7.22%
Poor sanitation 6860 6.22%
No access to handwashing facility 6881 6.24%
Household air pollution 12653 11.47%
Outdoor air pollution 10223 9.27%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1756 1.59%
Discontinued breastfeeding 52 0.05%
Child wasting 13580 12.31%
Child stunting 1954 1.77%
Low birth weight 6766 6.14%
Secondhand smoke 1294 1.17%
Alcohol use 6408 5.81%
Drug use 129 0.12%
Diet low in fruits 3086 2.8%
Diet low in vegetables 2226 2.02%
Unsafe sex 3636 3.3%
Low physical activity 868 0.79%
High blood sugar 4219 3.83%
High cholesterol 1229 1.11%
High body-mass index (obesity) 3960 3.59%
High blood pressure 9065 8.22%
Smoking 3588 3.25%
Iron deficiency 222 0.2%
Zinc deficiency 305 0.28%
Vitamin-A deficiency 716 0.65%
Low bone mineral density 636 0.58%


Burkina Faso - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 52 0.12%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1756 3.96%
Child stunting 1954 4.41%
Low birth weight 6766 15.28%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 3458 7.81%
Secondhand smoke 576 1.3%
Poor sanitation 3013 6.8%
Unsafe water source 3499 7.9%
Household air pollution 5304 11.97%
Outdoor air pollution 4320 9.75%
High body-mass index (obesity) 5 0.01%
High blood pressure 2 0%
High blood sugar 7 0.02%
Child wasting 13580 30.66%
Iron deficiency 1 0%


Burkina Faso - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 2 0.1%
No access to handwashing facility 307 15.98%
Unsafe water source 412 21.45%
Unsafe sex 105 5.47%
Iron deficiency 216 11.24%
Secondhand smoke 30 1.56%
Household air pollution 268 13.95%
Outdoor air pollution 215 11.19%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1 0.05%
High blood sugar 8 0.42%
High blood pressure 1 0.05%
Poor sanitation 355 18.48%
Iron deficiency 1 0.05%


Burkina Faso - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 216 1.26%
Low bone mineral density 27 0.16%
Drug use 104 0.61%
Alcohol use 2625 15.34%
No access to handwashing facility 1073 6.27%
Unsafe water source 1486 8.68%
Poor sanitation 1282 7.49%
Smoking 1014 5.93%
Secondhand smoke 114 0.67%
Low physical activity 72 0.42%
Diet low in fruits 639 3.73%
Diet low in vegetables 435 2.54%
Unsafe sex 2411 14.09%
High body-mass index (obesity) 818 4.78%
Household air pollution 1506 8.8%
Outdoor air pollution 1236 7.22%
High total cholesterol 267 1.56%
High blood pressure 1121 6.55%
High blood sugar 664 3.88%


Burkina Faso - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 2 0.01%
Low bone mineral density 163 0.66%
Drug use 21 0.09%
Alcohol use 2688 10.91%
No access to handwashing facility 980 3.98%
Poor sanitation 1074 4.36%
Unsafe sex 959 3.89%
Smoking 1475 5.99%
Secondhand smoke 294 1.19%
Unsafe water source 1248 5.07%
Diet low in vegetables 963 3.91%
Diet low in fruits 1435 5.83%
Low physical activity 304 1.23%
Outdoor air pollution 2257 9.16%
Household air pollution 2812 11.42%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1856 7.54%
High blood sugar 1628 6.61%
High total cholesterol 525 2.13%
High blood pressure 3943 16.01%


Burkina Faso - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 446 2.07%
Drug use 4 0.02%
Alcohol use 1094 5.08%
Smoking 1098 5.1%
Secondhand smoke 280 1.3%
Household air pollution 2763 12.84%
Outdoor air pollution 2195 10.2%
No access to handwashing facility 1062 4.94%
Poor sanitation 1135 5.27%
Unsafe water source 1320 6.13%
Unsafe sex 161 0.75%
Low physical activity 492 2.29%
Diet low in vegetables 829 3.85%
Diet low in fruits 1012 4.7%
High cholesterol 436 2.03%
High blood pressure 3998 18.58%
High blood sugar 1912 8.89%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1280 5.95%


Burkina Faso - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 1546 | Deaths : 700 45.28%
Breast cancer Patients : 2340 | Deaths : 620 26.5%
Larynx cancer Patients : 163 | Deaths : 75 46.01%
Kidney cancer Patients : 702 | Deaths : 78 11.11%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 129 | Deaths : 33 25.58%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 410 | Deaths : 139 33.9%
Stomach cancer Patients : 1000 | Deaths : 945 94.5%
Uterine cancer Patients : 486 | Deaths : 150 30.86%
Bladder cancer Patients : 401 | Deaths : 148 36.91%
Cervical cancer Patients : 5500 | Deaths : 1126 20.47%
Prostate cancer Patients : 1174 | Deaths : 486 41.4%
Testicular cancer Patients : 62 | Deaths : 19 30.65%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 335 | Deaths : 177 52.84%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 360 | Deaths : 262 72.78%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 94 | Deaths : 22 23.4%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 1106 | Deaths : 607 54.88%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 81 | Deaths : 25 30.86%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 326 | Deaths : 85 26.07%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 530 | Deaths : 237 44.72%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 311 | Deaths : 148 47.59%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 76 | Deaths : 66 86.84%


Burkina Faso - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 906 6.96%
5-14 year olds 241 1.85%
15-49 year olds 4551 34.98%
50-69 year olds 5057 38.87%
70+ year olds 2255 17.33%


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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