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Causes of death across Denmark 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 Denmark.

Highlights of Denmark 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 Denmark gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 53.99%53.99%
    • Fat : 37.99%37.99%
    • Animal protein : 8.76%8.76%
    • Plant protein : 4.90%4.90%
  • 5.65% increase in caloric supply : Currently Denmark gets 3367/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 3187/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Sugar are three major diet compositions in Denmark
  • Wheat, Rye and Oats are three major Cereal preferences in Denmark
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegitable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Denmark average intake is 288.44 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Denmark
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Denmark average Fruit intake is 333.10grams
  • In Denmark, average male height is in increasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 59.20% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Denmark is in range of obese 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 Denmark
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat623
2Rye86
3Oats60
4Rice48
5Maize32
6Barley0

This below table shows the Diet Compositions (Average per capita dietary energy supply by commodity groups, measured in kilocalories per person per day) in Denmark
Diet Compositions in Denmark
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains849
2Oils & Fats621
3Sugar483
4Meat441
5Dairy & Eggs392
6Fruits & Vegetables197
7Alcoholic Beverages164
8Starchy Roots109
9Other101
10Pulses10


Major Cause of Death



Cancers was major cause of death in Denmark with 16839 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 33% of total deaths. Overall Cancers, Cardiovascular diseases and Respiratory disease were highest types of death causes in Denmark.
    Major Cause of Death in Denmark
  • Maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 39287 deaths (year 2016).
  • 52.25% kids below age 5 years die due to Neonatal disorders.
  • Cancers, Road accidents and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases are the major cause of death in kids aging 5 - 14 years.
  • Cancers, Suicide and Cardiovascular disease are the major cause of death in people aging 14 - 49 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular diseases and Respiratory disease 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 Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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


Major Risk Factors of Death



  • Three Major factors of death in Denmark are Smoking, High blood pressure and Alcohol use. Every year around 19 people die due to Smoking.
  • 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, Drug use and Smoking are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • Smoking, Alcohol use and High blood pressure are the major death risk factors of people aging between 50 to 69 years.
  • Smoking is the major death risk factors for people aging more than 70 years.


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


Cancer Analysis



1.43% of Denmark population was suffering from cancer i.e. 121181 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 2174) and Prostate cancer was also concerning with 1404 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Liver cancer have 14% of survival chance.Denmark was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 56445 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 18702 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 2174 people were dead. This means 11.62% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Denmark and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Denmark :
  • 1.43 % of Denmark population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Denmark
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Denmark

Tables (Appendix)



Major Cause of Deaths in Denmark (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 3984 7.71%
Cardiovascular diseases 14932 28.9%
Kidney disease 867 1.68%
Respiratory disease 4022 7.78%
Liver disease 962 1.86%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 2960 5.73%
Digestive disease 1583 3.06%
Hepatitis 6 0.01%
Cancers 16839 32.59%
Parkinson's disease 411 0.8%
Fire 94 0.18%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 35 0.07%
Homicide 48 0.09%
HIV/AIDS 24 0.05%
Drug disorder 219 0.42%
Tuberculosis 27 0.05%
Road incidents 289 0.56%
Maternal deaths 2 0%
Neonatal deaths 116 0.22%
Alcohol disorder 725 1.4%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 313 0.61%
Suicide 730 1.41%
Kidney disease 867 1.68%
Liver disease 962 1.86%
Digestive disease 1583 3.06%
Lower respiratory infections 2315.90707683 4.48%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 2960 5.73%
Dementia 3984 7.71%
Respiratory disease 4022 7.78%
Cardiovascular diseases 14932 28.9%
Cancers 16839 32.59%



Denmark - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 2 0.9%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Road accidents 3 1.35%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Neonatal infections 116 52.25%
Drowning 3 1.35%
Homicide 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Fire 2 0.9%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 1 0.45%
Liver disease 8 3.6%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.45%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 10 4.5%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Hepatitis 1 0.45%
Tuberculosis 1 0.45%
Drug use disorders 67 30.18%
Measles 5 2.25%
Natural disasters 0 0%
2 0.9%



Denmark - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1 3.03%
Homicide 2 6.06%
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 24.24%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 1 3.03%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 3.03%
Cancers 14 42.42%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 3 9.09%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 1 3.03%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 1 3.03%
Lower respiratory infections 1 3.03%


Denmark - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 284 15.6%
Homicide 24 1.32%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.05%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 2 0.11%
Diarrheal diseases 3 0.16%
Road accidents 119 6.53%
Tuberculosis 2 0.11%
HIV/AIDS 13 0.71%
Drowning 10 0.55%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 11 0.6%
Cancers 581 31.91%
Hepatitis 1 0.05%
Digestive diseases 36 1.98%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 90 4.94%
Liver disease 116 6.37%
Respiratory disease 33 1.81%
Kidney disease 15 0.82%
Cardiovascular disease 199 10.93%
Drug disorder 146 8.02%
Alcohol disorder 111 6.1%
Parkinson's disease 1 0.05%
Dementia 3 0.16%
Lower respiratory infections 20 1.1%


Denmark - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 278 2.54%
Homicide 12 0.11%
Nutritional deficiencies 5 0.05%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 0.02%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 5 0.05%
Diarrheal diseases 20 0.18%
Road accidents 70 0.64%
Tuberculosis 7 0.06%
HIV/AIDS 10 0.09%
Drowning 13 0.12%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 20 0.18%
Cancers 5498 50.27%
Hepatitis 2 0.02%
Digestive diseases 270 2.47%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 530 4.85%
Liver disease 544 4.97%
Respiratory disease 682 6.24%
Kidney disease 115 1.05%
Cardiovascular diseases 2013 18.41%
Dementia 121 1.11%
Parkinson's disease 28 0.26%
Drug disorder 54 0.49%
Alcohol disorder 463 4.23%
Lower respiratory infections 174 1.59%


Denmark - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 166 0.43%
Homicide 7 0.02%
Nutritional deficiencies 62 0.16%
Protein-energy malnutrition 35 0.09%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 22 0.06%
Diarrheal diseases 287 0.74%
Road accidents 90 0.23%
Tuberculosis 18 0.05%
HIV/AIDS 1 0%
Drowning 8 0.02%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 61 0.16%
Cancers 10738 27.75%
Hepatitis 2 0.01%
Digestive diseases 1275 3.3%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 2328 6.02%
Liver disease 301 0.78%
Respiratory disease 3305 8.54%
Kidney disease 736 1.9%
Cardiovascular disease 12719 32.87%
Parkinson's disease 382 0.99%
Dementia 3860 9.98%
Drug use disorders 18 0.05%
Alcohol use disorders 151 0.39%
Lower respiratory infections 2117 5.47%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Denmark
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 19 0.04%
Poor sanitation 7 0.02%
No access to handwashing facility 25 0.06%
Household air pollution 23 0.05%
Outdoor air pollution 1806 4.08%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 2 0%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 79 0.18%
Secondhand smoke 276 0.62%
Alcohol use 4843 10.94%
Drug use 584 1.32%
Diet low in fruits 959 2.17%
Diet low in vegetables 1056 2.39%
Unsafe sex 199 0.45%
Low physical activity 1341 3.03%
High blood sugar 4559 10.3%
High cholesterol 3927 8.87%
High body-mass index (obesity) 4002 9.04%
High blood pressure 8790 19.86%
Smoking 11167 25.23%
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 597 1.35%


Denmark - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 1.2%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 79 95.18%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 1 1.2%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 0 0%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 2 2.41%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


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Denmark - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths


Denmark - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 3 0.22%
Drug use 198 14.81%
Alcohol use 411 30.74%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 191 14.29%
Secondhand smoke 9 0.67%
Low physical activity 13 0.97%
Diet low in fruits 36 2.69%
Diet low in vegetables 26 1.94%
Unsafe sex 32 2.39%
High body-mass index (obesity) 123 9.2%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 32 2.39%
High total cholesterol 77 5.76%
High blood pressure 118 8.83%
High blood sugar 68 5.09%


Denmark - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 28 0.27%
Drug use 241 2.33%
Alcohol use 1973 19.11%
No access to handwashing facility 2 0.02%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 67 0.65%
Smoking 3068 29.71%
Secondhand smoke 65 0.63%
Unsafe water source 1 0.01%
Diet low in vegetables 197 1.91%
Diet low in fruits 241 2.33%
Low physical activity 173 1.68%
Outdoor air pollution 366 3.54%
Household air pollution 5 0.05%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1102 10.67%
High blood sugar 802 7.77%
High total cholesterol 654 6.33%
High blood pressure 1341 12.99%


Denmark - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 566 1.74%
Drug use 146 0.45%
Alcohol use 2458 7.56%
Smoking 7908 24.32%
Secondhand smoke 201 0.62%
Household air pollution 18 0.06%
Outdoor air pollution 1408 4.33%
No access to handwashing facility 23 0.07%
Poor sanitation 6 0.02%
Unsafe water source 17 0.05%
Unsafe sex 101 0.31%
Low physical activity 1155 3.55%
Diet low in vegetables 833 2.56%
Diet low in fruits 682 2.1%
High cholesterol 3196 9.83%
High blood pressure 7331 22.55%
High blood sugar 3688 11.34%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2776 8.54%


Denmark - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 375 | Deaths : 321 85.6%
Breast cancer Patients : 21704 | Deaths : 1336 6.16%
Larynx cancer Patients : 1007 | Deaths : 94 9.33%
Kidney cancer Patients : 2822 | Deaths : 407 14.42%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 1893 | Deaths : 30 1.58%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 2080 | Deaths : 465 22.36%
Stomach cancer Patients : 1260 | Deaths : 544 43.17%
Uterine cancer Patients : 4302 | Deaths : 146 3.39%
Bladder cancer Patients : 8648 | Deaths : 624 7.22%
Cervical cancer Patients : 1441 | Deaths : 174 12.07%
Prostate cancer Patients : 21410 | Deaths : 1404 6.56%
Testicular cancer Patients : 1294 | Deaths : 9 0.7%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 1089 | Deaths : 899 82.55%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 663 | Deaths : 453 68.33%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 162 | Deaths : 43 26.54%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 18702 | Deaths : 2174 11.62%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 800 | Deaths : 92 11.5%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 1832 | Deaths : 191 10.43%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 4034 | Deaths : 491 12.17%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 7455 | Deaths : 198 2.66%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 282 | Deaths : 171 60.64%


Denmark - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 403 0.33%
5-14 year olds 176 0.15%
15-49 year olds 11547 9.53%
50-69 year olds 52610 43.41%
70+ year olds 56445 46.58%


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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