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Causes of death across France 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 France.

Highlights of France 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 France gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 50.32%50.32%
    • Fat : 44.86%44.86%
    • Animal protein : 8.69%8.69%
    • Plant protein : 5.16%5.16%
  • 9.02% increase in caloric supply : Currently France gets 3482/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 3194/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Meat are three major diet compositions in France
  • Wheat, Maize and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in France
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in France average intake is 266.63 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Grapes are three major Fruit Types Intake in France
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in France average Fruit intake is 313.26grams
  • In France, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 62.90% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in France is in the 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 France
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat811
2Maize77
3Rice52
4Barley7
5Oats3
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 France

Diet Compositions in France
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains960
2Oils & Fats758
3Meat527
4Dairy & Eggs392
5Sugar374
6Fruits & Vegetables175
7Alcoholic Beverages130
8Starchy Roots95
9Other54
10Pulses17

Major Cause of Death


Cancers was a major cause of death in France with 176175 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 31% of total deaths. Overall Cancers, Cardiovascular diseases and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in France.
    Major Cause of Death in France
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 445640 deaths (year 2016).
  • 48.56% 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.
  • Cancers, Suicide 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 57% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in France are High blood pressure, Smoking and Alcohol use. Every year around 202 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, Alcohol use and High blood pressure 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 France (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


1.19% of France population was suffering from cancer i.e. 1144988 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 21809) and Breast cancer was also concerning with 13277 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer have 6% of survival chance.France was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 535104 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 175175 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 21809 people were dead. This means 12.45% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in France and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in France :
  • 1.19 % of France population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in France
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in France

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in France (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 65775 11.63%
Cardiovascular diseases 168179 29.73%
Kidney disease 9851 1.74%
Respiratory disease 22025 3.89%
Liver disease 10897 1.93%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 30805 5.45%
Digestive disease 15380 2.72%
Hepatitis 74 0.01%
Cancers 176175 31.14%
Parkinson's disease 5798 1.02%
Fire 1244 0.22%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 1062 0.19%
Homicide 604 0.11%
HIV/AIDS 453 0.08%
Drug disorder 1872 0.33%
Tuberculosis 1048 0.19%
Road incidents 4413 0.78%
Maternal deaths 59 0.01%
Neonatal deaths 1286 0.23%
Alcohol disorder 3570 0.63%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 3111 0.55%
Kidney disease 9851 1.74%
Liver disease 10897 1.93%
Suicide 12420 2.2%
Digestive disease 15380 2.72%
Lower respiratory infections 20666.0198233 3.65%
Respiratory disease 22025 3.89%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 30805 5.45%
Dementia 65775 11.63%
Cardiovascular diseases 168179 29.73%
Cancers 176175 31.14%


France - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 28 1.06%
Congenital birth defects 1 0.04%
Neonatal infections 3 0.11%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Cancers 2 0.08%
Cardiovascular disease 42 1.59%
Road accidents 0 0%
Drowning 1286 48.56%
Lower respiratory infections 50 1.89%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.04%
Homicide 3 0.11%
Fire 49 1.85%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Kidney disease 18 0.68%
Liver disease 107 4.04%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 14 0.53%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 112 4.23%
Protein-energy malnutrition 4 0.15%
Tuberculosis 5 0.19%
Hepatitis 51 1.93%
Measles 704 26.59%
Drug use disorders 46 1.74%
Natural disasters 0 0%
122 4.61%


France - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 20 4.11%
Homicide 21 4.31%
Nutritional deficiencies 2 0.41%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.21%
Diarrheal diseases 3 0.62%
Road accidents 90 18.48%
Tuberculosis 1 0.21%
HIV/AIDS 3 0.62%
Drowning 30 6.16%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 10 2.05%
Cancers 198 40.66%
Hepatitis 1 0.21%
Digestive diseases 6 1.23%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 50 10.27%
Liver disease 4 0.82%
Respiratory disease 7 1.44%
Kidney disease 2 0.41%
Cardiovascular disease 27 5.54%
Lower respiratory infections 11 2.26%


France - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 5174 21.52%
Homicide 302 1.26%
Nutritional deficiencies 26 0.11%
Protein-energy malnutrition 17 0.07%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 52 0.22%
Diarrheal diseases 41 0.17%
Road accidents 2296 9.55%
Tuberculosis 24 0.1%
HIV/AIDS 246 1.02%
Drowning 295 1.23%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 128 0.53%
Cancers 8114 33.75%
Hepatitis 9 0.04%
Digestive diseases 343 1.43%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 681 2.83%
Liver disease 1234 5.13%
Respiratory disease 260 1.08%
Kidney disease 93 0.39%
Cardiovascular disease 2892 12.03%
Drug disorder 580 2.41%
Alcohol disorder 922 3.83%
Parkinson's disease 9 0.04%
Dementia 31 0.13%
Lower respiratory infections 273 1.14%


France - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 4239 3.98%
Homicide 157 0.15%
Nutritional deficiencies 132 0.12%
Protein-energy malnutrition 111 0.1%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 103 0.1%
Diarrheal diseases 215 0.2%
Road accidents 893 0.84%
Tuberculosis 112 0.11%
HIV/AIDS 185 0.17%
Drowning 388 0.36%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 179 0.17%
Cancers 60436 56.7%
Hepatitis 21 0.02%
Digestive diseases 1944 1.82%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 4045 3.8%
Liver disease 5465 5.13%
Respiratory disease 2685 2.52%
Kidney disease 790 0.74%
Cardiovascular diseases 18661 17.51%
Dementia 1420 1.33%
Parkinson's disease 318 0.3%
Drug disorder 336 0.32%
Alcohol disorder 2036 1.91%
Lower respiratory infections 1714 1.61%


France - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2987 0.69%
Homicide 96 0.02%
Nutritional deficiencies 3886 0.9%
Protein-energy malnutrition 3632 0.84%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 591 0.14%
Diarrheal diseases 2809 0.65%
Road accidents 1083 0.25%
Tuberculosis 911 0.21%
HIV/AIDS 15 0%
Drowning 300 0.07%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 910 0.21%
Cancers 107320 24.82%
Hepatitis 43 0.01%
Digestive diseases 13074 3.02%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 25919 6%
Liver disease 4190 0.97%
Respiratory disease 19067 4.41%
Kidney disease 8961 2.07%
Cardiovascular disease 146548 33.9%
Parkinson's disease 5471 1.27%
Dementia 64324 14.88%
Drug use disorders 956 0.22%
Alcohol use disorders 613 0.14%
Lower respiratory infections 18623 4.31%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in France
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 202 0.05%
Poor sanitation 114 0.03%
No access to handwashing facility 245 0.06%
Household air pollution 268 0.06%
Outdoor air pollution 16444 3.89%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 21 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 4 0%
Child wasting 26 0.01%
Child stunting 1 0%
Low birth weight 398 0.09%
Secondhand smoke 2282 0.54%
Alcohol use 51361 12.16%
Drug use 7172 1.7%
Diet low in fruits 18424 4.36%
Diet low in vegetables 13256 3.14%
Unsafe sex 2158 0.51%
Low physical activity 14454 3.42%
High blood sugar 38579 9.13%
High cholesterol 39300 9.3%
High body-mass index (obesity) 47303 11.2%
High blood pressure 88540 20.96%
Smoking 71647 16.96%
Iron deficiency 23 0.01%
Zinc deficiency 2 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 10258 2.43%


France - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 4 0.85%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 21 4.46%
Child stunting 1 0.21%
Low birth weight 398 84.5%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 2 0.42%
Secondhand smoke 7 1.49%
Poor sanitation 2 0.42%
Unsafe water source 3 0.64%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 5 1.06%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 2 0.42%
Child wasting 26 5.52%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


France - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 6 37.5%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Unsafe sex 1 6.25%
Iron deficiency 3 18.75%
Secondhand smoke 2 12.5%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 1 6.25%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood sugar 2 12.5%
High blood pressure 1 6.25%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


France - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 3 0.02%
Low bone mineral density 59 0.32%
Drug use 1230 6.76%
Alcohol use 5817 31.99%
No access to handwashing facility 3 0.02%
Unsafe water source 3 0.02%
Poor sanitation 2 0.01%
Smoking 3956 21.75%
Secondhand smoke 90 0.49%
Low physical activity 201 1.11%
Diet low in fruits 853 4.69%
Diet low in vegetables 486 2.67%
Unsafe sex 462 2.54%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1372 7.54%
Household air pollution 9 0.05%
Outdoor air pollution 523 2.88%
High total cholesterol 1167 6.42%
High blood pressure 1485 8.17%
High blood sugar 464 2.55%


France - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 2 0%
Low bone mineral density 474 0.47%
Drug use 3088 3.09%
Alcohol use 19721 19.72%
No access to handwashing facility 19 0.02%
Poor sanitation 8 0.01%
Unsafe sex 744 0.74%
Smoking 29998 29.99%
Secondhand smoke 524 0.52%
Unsafe water source 14 0.01%
Diet low in vegetables 2266 2.27%
Diet low in fruits 5075 5.07%
Low physical activity 1629 1.63%
Outdoor air pollution 3402 3.4%
Household air pollution 58 0.06%
High body-mass index (obesity) 10113 10.11%
High blood sugar 5613 5.61%
High total cholesterol 6003 6%
High blood pressure 11274 11.27%


France - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 18 0.01%
Low bone mineral density 9725 3.2%
Drug use 2854 0.94%
Alcohol use 25818 8.5%
Smoking 37693 12.41%
Secondhand smoke 1659 0.55%
Household air pollution 201 0.07%
Outdoor air pollution 12513 4.12%
No access to handwashing facility 221 0.07%
Poor sanitation 103 0.03%
Unsafe water source 182 0.06%
Unsafe sex 951 0.31%
Low physical activity 12623 4.16%
Diet low in vegetables 10504 3.46%
Diet low in fruits 12496 4.11%
High cholesterol 32130 10.58%
High blood pressure 75780 24.95%
High blood sugar 32498 10.7%
High body-mass index (obesity) 35818 11.79%


France - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 9269 | Deaths : 6304 68.01%
Breast cancer Patients : 236434 | Deaths : 13277 5.62%
Larynx cancer Patients : 15186 | Deaths : 1508 9.93%
Kidney cancer Patients : 34146 | Deaths : 4668 13.67%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 24790 | Deaths : 571 2.3%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 17421 | Deaths : 4013 23.04%
Stomach cancer Patients : 18018 | Deaths : 7421 41.19%
Uterine cancer Patients : 40070 | Deaths : 1683 4.2%
Bladder cancer Patients : 68291 | Deaths : 6060 8.87%
Cervical cancer Patients : 13387 | Deaths : 1692 12.64%
Prostate cancer Patients : 211431 | Deaths : 12761 6.04%
Testicular cancer Patients : 9982 | Deaths : 90 0.9%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 11161 | Deaths : 8742 78.33%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 6699 | Deaths : 5159 77.01%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 3303 | Deaths : 725 21.95%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 175175 | Deaths : 21809 12.45%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 23596 | Deaths : 1237 5.24%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 23207 | Deaths : 2482 10.7%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 16051 | Deaths : 3570 22.24%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 52317 | Deaths : 2256 4.31%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 2367 | Deaths : 2221 93.83%


France - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 3161 0.28%
5-14 year olds 1686 0.15%
15-49 year olds 117640 10.27%
50-69 year olds 487396 42.57%
70+ year olds 535104 46.73%


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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