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Causes of death across Finland 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 Finland.

Highlights of Finland 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)

  • As per United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), average person in Finland gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 50.07%50.07%
    • Fat : 38.66%38.66%
    • Animal protein : 8.95%8.95%
    • Plant protein : 5.48%5.48%
  • 3.15% increase in caloric supply : Currently Finland gets 3368/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 3265/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Meat and Dairy & Eggs are three major diet compositions in Finland
  • Wheat, Rye and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Finland
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Finland average intake is 243.23 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Finland
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Finland average Fruit intake is 260.93grams
  • In Finland, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 62.50% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Finland 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 Finland
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat674
2Rye147
3Rice44
4Barley41
5Oats32
6Sorghum0

This below table shows the Diet Compositions (Average per capita dietary energy supply by commodity groups, measured in kilocalories per person per day) in Finland

Diet Compositions in Finland
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains948
2Meat599
3Dairy & Eggs545
4Oils & Fats437
5Sugar304
6Alcoholic Beverages164
7Fruits & Vegetables158
8Starchy Roots119
9Other83
10Pulses11

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Finland with 21103 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 42% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in Finland.
    Major Cause of Death in Finland
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 38973 deaths (year 2016).
  • 38.6% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • Cancers, Road accidents and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Suicide, Cancers and Cardiovascular disease 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 40% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Finland are High blood pressure, High cholesterol and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 3 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, Drug use and High blood pressure are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood pressure, Smoking 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 Finland (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


1.21% of Finland population was suffering from cancer i.e. 104860 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 1265) and Pancreatic cancer was also concerning with 1128 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Pancreatic cancer have 12% of survival chance.Finland was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 49071 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 11946 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 1265 people were dead. This means 10.59% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Finland and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Finland :
  • 1.21 % of Finland population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Finland
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Finland

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Finland (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 6686 13.4%
Cardiovascular diseases 21103 42.28%
Kidney disease 487 0.98%
Respiratory disease 1662 3.33%
Liver disease 1062 2.13%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 1285 2.57%
Digestive disease 1319 2.64%
Hepatitis 3 0.01%
Cancers 12255 24.56%
Parkinson's disease 525 1.05%
Fire 69 0.14%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 107 0.21%
Homicide 83 0.17%
HIV/AIDS 6 0.01%
Drug disorder 285 0.57%
Tuberculosis 54 0.11%
Road incidents 278 0.56%
Maternal deaths 2 0%
Neonatal deaths 44 0.09%
Alcohol disorder 573 1.15%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 53 0.11%
Alcohol disorder 573 1.15%
Suicide 907 1.82%
Lower respiratory infections 923.809081834 1.85%
Liver disease 1062 2.13%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 1285 2.57%
Digestive disease 1319 2.64%
Respiratory disease 1662 3.33%
Dementia 6686 13.4%
Cancers 12255 24.56%
Cardiovascular diseases 21103 42.28%


Finland - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 2 1.75%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Road accidents 0 0%
Drowning 0 0%
Homicide 44 38.6%
Cardiovascular disease 2 1.75%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Fire 2 1.75%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Kidney disease 1 0.88%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 6 5.26%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Liver disease 1 0.88%
Nutritional deficiencies 6 5.26%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 1.75%
Drug use disorders 44 38.6%
Measles 1 0.88%
Natural disasters 0 0%
3 2.63%


Finland - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2 6.06%
Homicide 2 6.06%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 3.03%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Road accidents 7 21.21%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 2 6.06%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 3.03%
Cancers 13 39.39%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 4 12.12%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 0 0%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 1 3.03%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%


Finland - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 429 23.06%
Homicide 46 2.47%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.05%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 14 0.75%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.05%
Road accidents 104 5.59%
Tuberculosis 1 0.05%
HIV/AIDS 3 0.16%
Drowning 28 1.51%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 14 0.75%
Cancers 383 20.59%
Hepatitis 1 0.05%
Digestive diseases 43 2.31%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 48 2.58%
Liver disease 152 8.17%
Respiratory disease 13 0.7%
Kidney disease 7 0.38%
Cardiovascular disease 254 13.66%
Drug disorder 170 9.14%
Alcohol disorder 134 7.2%
Parkinson's disease 1 0.05%
Dementia 3 0.16%
Lower respiratory infections 10 0.54%


Finland - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 331 3.3%
Homicide 24 0.24%
Nutritional deficiencies 3 0.03%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 35 0.35%
Diarrheal diseases 4 0.04%
Road accidents 77 0.77%
Tuberculosis 9 0.09%
HIV/AIDS 3 0.03%
Drowning 47 0.47%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 26 0.26%
Cancers 3995 39.79%
Hepatitis 1 0.01%
Digestive diseases 277 2.76%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 204 2.03%
Liver disease 681 6.78%
Respiratory disease 334 3.33%
Kidney disease 52 0.52%
Cardiovascular diseases 3184 31.72%
Dementia 191 1.9%
Parkinson's disease 41 0.41%
Drug disorder 87 0.87%
Alcohol disorder 354 3.53%
Lower respiratory infections 79 0.79%


Finland - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 145 0.38%
Homicide 9 0.02%
Nutritional deficiencies 8 0.02%
Protein-energy malnutrition 3 0.01%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 53 0.14%
Diarrheal diseases 48 0.13%
Road accidents 88 0.23%
Tuberculosis 43 0.11%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 28 0.07%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 28 0.07%
Cancers 7859 20.74%
Hepatitis 1 0%
Digestive diseases 997 2.63%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1024 2.7%
Liver disease 229 0.6%
Respiratory disease 1315 3.47%
Kidney disease 428 1.13%
Cardiovascular disease 17662 46.61%
Parkinson's disease 484 1.28%
Dementia 6492 17.13%
Drug use disorders 28 0.07%
Alcohol use disorders 85 0.22%
Lower respiratory infections 833 2.2%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Finland
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 3 0.01%
Poor sanitation 1 0%
No access to handwashing facility 8 0.02%
Household air pollution 26 0.06%
Outdoor air pollution 1099 2.36%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 0 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 0 0%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 20 0.04%
Secondhand smoke 206 0.44%
Alcohol use 3100 6.65%
Drug use 762 1.63%
Diet low in fruits 1900 4.07%
Diet low in vegetables 1904 4.08%
Unsafe sex 86 0.18%
Low physical activity 2044 4.38%
High blood sugar 5065 10.86%
High cholesterol 6240 13.38%
High body-mass index (obesity) 5864 12.57%
High blood pressure 12504 26.8%
Smoking 4954 10.62%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 864 1.85%


Finland - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 0 0%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 20 100%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 0 0%
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 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


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


Finland - 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 0.35%
Drug use 252 17.48%
Alcohol use 553 38.35%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 97 6.73%
Secondhand smoke 8 0.55%
Low physical activity 14 0.97%
Diet low in fruits 48 3.33%
Diet low in vegetables 35 2.43%
Unsafe sex 8 0.55%
High body-mass index (obesity) 125 8.67%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 18 1.25%
High total cholesterol 86 5.96%
High blood pressure 138 9.57%
High blood sugar 55 3.81%


Finland - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 61 0.57%
Drug use 329 3.08%
Alcohol use 1733 16.21%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.01%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 24 0.22%
Smoking 1883 17.61%
Secondhand smoke 59 0.55%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Diet low in vegetables 391 3.66%
Diet low in fruits 470 4.4%
Low physical activity 263 2.46%
Outdoor air pollution 248 2.32%
Household air pollution 6 0.06%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1364 12.76%
High blood sugar 727 6.8%
High total cholesterol 1063 9.94%
High blood pressure 2070 19.36%


Finland - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 798 2.31%
Drug use 180 0.52%
Alcohol use 814 2.36%
Smoking 2974 8.62%
Secondhand smoke 139 0.4%
Household air pollution 19 0.06%
Outdoor air pollution 832 2.41%
No access to handwashing facility 7 0.02%
Poor sanitation 1 0%
Unsafe water source 3 0.01%
Unsafe sex 54 0.16%
Low physical activity 1767 5.12%
Diet low in vegetables 1478 4.28%
Diet low in fruits 1382 4.01%
High cholesterol 5091 14.76%
High blood pressure 10296 29.85%
High blood sugar 4282 12.41%
High body-mass index (obesity) 4376 12.69%


Finland - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 546 | Deaths : 459 84.07%
Breast cancer Patients : 20810 | Deaths : 889 4.27%
Larynx cancer Patients : 506 | Deaths : 41 8.1%
Kidney cancer Patients : 3653 | Deaths : 425 11.63%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 1940 | Deaths : 48 2.47%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 1956 | Deaths : 391 19.99%
Stomach cancer Patients : 1583 | Deaths : 562 35.5%
Uterine cancer Patients : 4479 | Deaths : 176 3.93%
Bladder cancer Patients : 3762 | Deaths : 311 8.27%
Cervical cancer Patients : 830 | Deaths : 78 9.4%
Prostate cancer Patients : 26976 | Deaths : 997 3.7%
Testicular cancer Patients : 733 | Deaths : 5 0.68%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 1281 | Deaths : 1128 88.06%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 491 | Deaths : 253 51.53%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 112 | Deaths : 20 17.86%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 11946 | Deaths : 1265 10.59%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 1379 | Deaths : 57 4.13%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 1249 | Deaths : 132 10.57%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 2665 | Deaths : 356 13.36%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 4164 | Deaths : 242 5.81%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 323 | Deaths : 68 21.05%


Finland - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 319 0.3%
5-14 year olds 131 0.12%
15-49 year olds 8300 7.92%
50-69 year olds 47039 44.86%
70+ year olds 49071 46.8%


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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