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Causes of death across Croatia are changing because of Population Increase, Life Expectancy rise and Living Standard.On this below article we provide graphical representation of major causes of death in Croatia.

Highlights of Croatia 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 & definitions)

  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Sugar are three major diet compositions in Croatia
  • Wheat, Maize and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Croatia
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Croatia average intake is 220.63 grams
  • Grapes, Apples and Oranges & Mandarines are three major Fruit Types Intake in Croatia
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Croatia average Fruit intake is 296.44grams
  • In Croatia, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 64.30% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Croatia is in the 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 Croatia
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat796
2Maize78
3Rice26
4Rye5
5Barley4
6Oats1
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 Croatia

Diet Compositions in Croatia
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains917
2Oils & Fats531
3Sugar401
4Dairy & Eggs349
5Meat329
6Fruits & Vegetables198
7Alcoholic Beverages159
8Other93
9Starchy Roots75
10Pulses7

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Croatia with 27712 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 51% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in Croatia.
    Major Cause of Death in Croatia
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 40806 deaths (year 2016).
  • 46.25% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • Cancers, Road accidents and Drowning are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular disease and Suicide are the major cause of death in people aged 14 - 49 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular diseases and Liver disease are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 43% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Croatia are High blood pressure, Smoking and High cholesterol. Every year around 9 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.
  • Alcohol use and Iron deficiency are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, Smoking and High blood pressure are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • Smoking, High blood pressure 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 Croatia (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


1.2% of Croatia population was suffering from cancer i.e. 79021 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 2149) and Breast cancer was also concerning with 996 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Pancreatic cancer have 9% of survival chance.Croatia was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 98% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 35785 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 14262 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 2149 people were dead. This means 15.07% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Croatia and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Croatia :
  • 1.2 % of Croatia population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Croatia
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Croatia

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Croatia (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 2690 4.92%
Cardiovascular diseases 27712 50.68%
Kidney disease 744 1.36%
Respiratory disease 2008 3.67%
Liver disease 1284 2.35%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 2306 4.22%
Digestive disease 1113 2.04%
Hepatitis 3 0.01%
Cancers 13696 25.05%
Parkinson's disease 402 0.74%
Fire 50 0.09%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 86 0.16%
Homicide 63 0.12%
HIV/AIDS 6 0.01%
Drug disorder 97 0.18%
Tuberculosis 65 0.12%
Road incidents 442 0.81%
Maternal deaths 3 0.01%
Neonatal deaths 74 0.14%
Alcohol disorder 260 0.48%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 23 0.04%
Lower respiratory infections 675.217810427 1.23%
Kidney disease 744 1.36%
Suicide 825 1.51%
Digestive disease 1113 2.04%
Liver disease 1284 2.35%
Respiratory disease 2008 3.67%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 2306 4.22%
Dementia 2690 4.92%
Cancers 13696 25.05%
Cardiovascular diseases 27712 50.68%


Croatia - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 1 0.63%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Road accidents 1 0.63%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 74 46.25%
Drowning 3 1.88%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Homicide 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.63%
Fire 0 0%
Kidney disease 1 0.63%
Liver disease 7 4.38%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.63%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 3 1.88%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Tuberculosis 3 1.88%
Drug use disorders 53 33.13%
Measles 4 2.5%
Natural disasters 0 0%
8 5%


Croatia - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2 6.67%
Homicide 1 3.33%
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 8 26.67%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 3 10%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Cancers 12 40%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 2 6.67%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 0 0%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 1 3.33%
Lower respiratory infections 1 3.33%


Croatia - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 269 13.57%
Homicide 28 1.41%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 6 0.3%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.05%
Road accidents 208 10.49%
Tuberculosis 6 0.3%
HIV/AIDS 3 0.15%
Drowning 27 1.36%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 5 0.25%
Cancers 636 32.07%
Hepatitis 1 0.05%
Digestive diseases 41 2.07%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 49 2.47%
Liver disease 143 7.21%
Respiratory disease 18 0.91%
Kidney disease 17 0.86%
Cardiovascular disease 403 20.32%
Drug disorder 59 2.98%
Alcohol disorder 42 2.12%
Parkinson's disease 1 0.05%
Dementia 1 0.05%
Lower respiratory infections 19 0.96%


Croatia - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 323 2.63%
Homicide 22 0.18%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.01%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 13 0.11%
Diarrheal diseases 5 0.04%
Road accidents 122 0.99%
Tuberculosis 21 0.17%
HIV/AIDS 2 0.02%
Drowning 33 0.27%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 11 0.09%
Cancers 5261 42.9%
Hepatitis 1 0.01%
Digestive diseases 229 1.87%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 446 3.64%
Liver disease 736 6%
Respiratory disease 315 2.57%
Kidney disease 143 1.17%
Cardiovascular diseases 4163 33.95%
Dementia 105 0.86%
Parkinson's disease 30 0.24%
Drug disorder 17 0.14%
Alcohol disorder 146 1.19%
Lower respiratory infections 118 0.96%


Croatia - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 231 0.57%
Homicide 11 0.03%
Nutritional deficiencies 4 0.01%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 12 0.03%
Diarrheal diseases 16 0.04%
Road accidents 101 0.25%
Tuberculosis 39 0.1%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 21 0.05%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 33 0.08%
Cancers 7779 19.31%
Hepatitis 1 0%
Digestive diseases 841 2.09%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1806 4.48%
Liver disease 406 1.01%
Respiratory disease 1674 4.16%
Kidney disease 583 1.45%
Cardiovascular disease 23141 57.45%
Parkinson's disease 371 0.92%
Dementia 2584 6.41%
Drug use disorders 21 0.05%
Alcohol use disorders 72 0.18%
Lower respiratory infections 533 1.32%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Croatia
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 9 0.01%
Poor sanitation 3 0%
No access to handwashing facility 7 0.01%
Household air pollution 679 1.05%
Outdoor air pollution 3388 5.24%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 2 0%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 28 0.04%
Secondhand smoke 1281 1.98%
Alcohol use 5453 8.44%
Drug use 389 0.6%
Diet low in fruits 2630 4.07%
Diet low in vegetables 2481 3.84%
Unsafe sex 197 0.3%
Low physical activity 2380 3.68%
High blood sugar 5389 8.34%
High cholesterol 7760 12.01%
High body-mass index (obesity) 6861 10.62%
High blood pressure 16399 25.38%
Smoking 8515 13.18%
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 770 1.19%


Croatia - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 3.03%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 28 84.85%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 1 3.03%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 1 3.03%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 2 6.06%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Croatia - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 1 100%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Unsafe sex 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 0 0%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 0 0%
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%


Croatia - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 5 0.26%
Drug use 92 4.78%
Alcohol use 444 23.09%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 1 0.05%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 364 18.93%
Secondhand smoke 15 0.78%
Low physical activity 20 1.04%
Diet low in fruits 92 4.78%
Diet low in vegetables 66 3.43%
Unsafe sex 27 1.4%
High body-mass index (obesity) 194 10.09%
Household air pollution 19 0.99%
Outdoor air pollution 87 4.52%
High total cholesterol 185 9.62%
High blood pressure 247 12.84%
High blood sugar 65 3.38%


Croatia - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 48 0.3%
Drug use 193 1.2%
Alcohol use 2161 13.43%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.01%
Poor sanitation 1 0.01%
Unsafe sex 71 0.44%
Smoking 3709 23.04%
Secondhand smoke 189 1.17%
Unsafe water source 2 0.01%
Diet low in vegetables 501 3.11%
Diet low in fruits 714 4.44%
Low physical activity 277 1.72%
Outdoor air pollution 804 5%
Household air pollution 170 1.06%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1973 12.26%
High blood sugar 1031 6.41%
High total cholesterol 1399 8.69%
High blood pressure 2851 17.71%


Croatia - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 717 1.54%
Drug use 103 0.22%
Alcohol use 2848 6.12%
Smoking 4441 9.54%
Secondhand smoke 1076 2.31%
Household air pollution 490 1.05%
Outdoor air pollution 2496 5.36%
No access to handwashing facility 5 0.01%
Poor sanitation 2 0%
Unsafe water source 6 0.01%
Unsafe sex 100 0.21%
Low physical activity 2083 4.47%
Diet low in vegetables 1914 4.11%
Diet low in fruits 1824 3.92%
High cholesterol 6177 13.26%
High blood pressure 13301 28.56%
High blood sugar 4294 9.22%
High body-mass index (obesity) 4694 10.08%


Croatia - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 517 | Deaths : 427 82.59%
Breast cancer Patients : 13341 | Deaths : 996 7.47%
Larynx cancer Patients : 1132 | Deaths : 187 16.52%
Kidney cancer Patients : 3942 | Deaths : 344 8.73%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 1901 | Deaths : 41 2.16%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 1844 | Deaths : 331 17.95%
Stomach cancer Patients : 2433 | Deaths : 887 36.46%
Uterine cancer Patients : 5659 | Deaths : 157 2.77%
Bladder cancer Patients : 4782 | Deaths : 415 8.68%
Cervical cancer Patients : 1999 | Deaths : 191 9.55%
Prostate cancer Patients : 9806 | Deaths : 819 8.35%
Testicular cancer Patients : 771 | Deaths : 12 1.56%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 842 | Deaths : 765 90.86%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 278 | Deaths : 241 86.69%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 99 | Deaths : 19 19.19%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 14262 | Deaths : 2149 15.07%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 469 | Deaths : 111 23.67%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 1326 | Deaths : 213 16.06%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 1867 | Deaths : 434 23.25%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 4941 | Deaths : 291 5.89%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 405 | Deaths : 163 40.25%


Croatia - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 336 0.43%
5-14 year olds 137 0.17%
15-49 year olds 7937 10.04%
50-69 year olds 35785 45.28%
70+ year olds 34827 44.07%


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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