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Causes of death across Germany 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 Germany.

Highlights of Germany 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 Germany gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 63.60%63.60%
    • Fat : 44.72%44.72%
    • Animal protein : 8.61%8.61%
    • Plant protein : 5.62%5.62%
  • 22.56% increase in caloric supply : Currently Germany gets 3499/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2855/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Sugar are three major diet compositions in Germany
  • Wheat, Maize and Rye are three major Cereal preferences in Germany
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Germany average intake is 254.55 grams
  • Apples, Oranges & Mandarines and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Germany
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Germany average Fruit intake is 242.36grams
  • In Germany, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 62.80% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Germany 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 Germany
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat654
2Maize86
3Rye76
4Rice35
5Oats13
6Barley2
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 Germany

Diet Compositions in Germany
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains872
2Oils & Fats801
3Sugar469
4Meat390
5Dairy & Eggs378
6Alcoholic Beverages255
7Fruits & Vegetables179
8Starchy Roots115
9Other33
10Pulses7

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Germany with 360172 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 39% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in Germany.
    Major Cause of Death in Germany
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 729958 deaths (year 2016).
  • 47.49% 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, 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 47% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Germany are High blood pressure, Smoking and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 263 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 body-mass index (obesity) 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 Germany (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


1.39% of Germany population was suffering from cancer i.e. 1905962 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 30223) and Breast cancer was also concerning with 18726 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Pancreatic cancer have 14% of survival chance.Germany was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 1008763 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 299828 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 30223 people were dead. This means 10.08% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Germany and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Germany :
  • 1.39 % of Germany population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Germany
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Germany

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Germany (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 77634 8.5%
Cardiovascular diseases 360172 39.46%
Kidney disease 24743 2.71%
Respiratory disease 44529 4.88%
Liver disease 19473 2.13%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 58048 6.36%
Digestive disease 23805 2.61%
Hepatitis 233 0.03%
Cancers 240106 26.3%
Parkinson's disease 7306 0.8%
Fire 832 0.09%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 512 0.06%
Homicide 679 0.07%
HIV/AIDS 408 0.04%
Drug disorder 1604 0.18%
Tuberculosis 449 0.05%
Road incidents 4664 0.51%
Maternal deaths 57 0.01%
Neonatal deaths 1058 0.12%
Alcohol disorder 5608 0.61%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 4859 0.53%
Suicide 12010 1.32%
Liver disease 19473 2.13%
Lower respiratory infections 22425.3434371 2.46%
Digestive disease 23805 2.61%
Kidney disease 24743 2.71%
Respiratory disease 44529 4.88%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 58048 6.36%
Dementia 77634 8.5%
Cancers 240106 26.3%
Cardiovascular diseases 360172 39.46%


Germany - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 25 1.12%
Congenital birth defects 1 0.04%
Cancers 1 0.04%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Neonatal infections 1 0.04%
Lower respiratory infections 20 0.9%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Road accidents 1058 47.49%
Homicide 31 1.39%
Drowning 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 3 0.13%
Digestive diseases 22 0.99%
Fire 0 0%
Kidney disease 13 0.58%
HIV/AIDS 91 4.08%
Liver disease 1 0.04%
Nutritional deficiencies 13 0.58%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 76 3.41%
Hepatitis 2 0.09%
Protein-energy malnutrition 6 0.27%
Measles 33 1.48%
Tuberculosis 720 32.32%
Drug use disorders 42 1.89%
Natural disasters 0 0%
69 3.1%


Germany - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 16 4.01%
Homicide 17 4.26%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.25%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.25%
Diarrheal diseases 4 1%
Road accidents 68 17.04%
Tuberculosis 1 0.25%
HIV/AIDS 3 0.75%
Drowning 18 4.51%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 7 1.75%
Cancers 165 41.35%
Hepatitis 1 0.25%
Digestive diseases 6 1.5%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 41 10.28%
Liver disease 2 0.5%
Respiratory disease 8 2.01%
Kidney disease 4 1%
Cardiovascular disease 23 5.76%
Lower respiratory infections 13 3.26%


Germany - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 4244 15.3%
Homicide 299 1.08%
Nutritional deficiencies 8 0.03%
Protein-energy malnutrition 3 0.01%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 34 0.12%
Diarrheal diseases 49 0.18%
Road accidents 1924 6.94%
Tuberculosis 23 0.08%
HIV/AIDS 206 0.74%
Drowning 126 0.45%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 91 0.33%
Cancers 9060 32.66%
Hepatitis 21 0.08%
Digestive diseases 587 2.12%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1087 3.92%
Liver disease 2118 7.63%
Respiratory disease 425 1.53%
Kidney disease 183 0.66%
Cardiovascular disease 4644 16.74%
Drug disorder 1015 3.66%
Alcohol disorder 1151 4.15%
Parkinson's disease 11 0.04%
Dementia 54 0.19%
Lower respiratory infections 378 1.36%


Germany - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 4163 2.76%
Homicide 187 0.12%
Nutritional deficiencies 42 0.03%
Protein-energy malnutrition 19 0.01%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 68 0.05%
Diarrheal diseases 311 0.21%
Road accidents 1135 0.75%
Tuberculosis 88 0.06%
HIV/AIDS 175 0.12%
Drowning 154 0.1%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 154 0.1%
Cancers 70939 47.08%
Hepatitis 72 0.05%
Digestive diseases 3281 2.18%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 6518 4.33%
Liver disease 8853 5.87%
Respiratory disease 6573 4.36%
Kidney disease 1720 1.14%
Cardiovascular diseases 37975 25.2%
Dementia 1829 1.21%
Parkinson's disease 344 0.23%
Drug disorder 308 0.2%
Alcohol disorder 3182 2.11%
Lower respiratory infections 2602 1.73%


Germany - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 3587 0.49%
Homicide 151 0.02%
Nutritional deficiencies 548 0.07%
Protein-energy malnutrition 375 0.05%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 241 0.03%
Diarrheal diseases 4475 0.61%
Road accidents 1505 0.21%
Tuberculosis 337 0.05%
HIV/AIDS 22 0%
Drowning 192 0.03%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 566 0.08%
Cancers 159851 21.83%
Hepatitis 138 0.02%
Digestive diseases 19917 2.72%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 50326 6.87%
Liver disease 8498 1.16%
Respiratory disease 37518 5.12%
Kidney disease 22831 3.12%
Cardiovascular disease 317497 43.36%
Parkinson's disease 6950 0.95%
Dementia 75752 10.35%
Drug use disorders 281 0.04%
Alcohol use disorders 1275 0.17%
Lower respiratory infections 19390 2.65%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Germany
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 263 0.03%
Poor sanitation 148 0.02%
No access to handwashing facility 274 0.03%
Household air pollution 1056 0.12%
Outdoor air pollution 36938 4.36%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 10 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 1 0%
Child wasting 16 0%
Child stunting 1 0%
Low birth weight 582 0.07%
Secondhand smoke 5038 0.59%
Alcohol use 62105 7.33%
Drug use 7523 0.89%
Diet low in fruits 32963 3.89%
Diet low in vegetables 31215 3.68%
Unsafe sex 2853 0.34%
Low physical activity 32064 3.78%
High blood sugar 99324 11.72%
High cholesterol 95110 11.22%
High body-mass index (obesity) 105689 12.47%
High blood pressure 204182 24.1%
Smoking 120655 14.24%
Iron deficiency 23 0%
Zinc deficiency 1 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 9284 1.1%


Germany - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 1 0.16%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 10 1.6%
Child stunting 1 0.16%
Low birth weight 582 92.97%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.16%
Secondhand smoke 7 1.12%
Poor sanitation 1 0.16%
Unsafe water source 1 0.16%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 5 0.8%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 1 0.16%
Child wasting 16 2.56%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Germany - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 5 33.33%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Unsafe sex 1 6.67%
Iron deficiency 3 20%
Secondhand smoke 2 13.33%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 2 13.33%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood sugar 1 6.67%
High blood pressure 1 6.67%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Germany - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 3 0.01%
Low bone mineral density 61 0.27%
Drug use 1856 8.27%
Alcohol use 5438 24.24%
No access to handwashing facility 4 0.02%
Unsafe water source 3 0.01%
Poor sanitation 2 0.01%
Smoking 4098 18.27%
Secondhand smoke 156 0.7%
Low physical activity 289 1.29%
Diet low in fruits 1034 4.61%
Diet low in vegetables 706 3.15%
Unsafe sex 495 2.21%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2348 10.47%
Household air pollution 24 0.11%
Outdoor air pollution 787 3.51%
High total cholesterol 2001 8.92%
High blood pressure 2265 10.1%
High blood sugar 860 3.83%


Germany - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 2 0%
Low bone mineral density 473 0.29%
Drug use 3478 2.15%
Alcohol use 25521 15.78%
No access to handwashing facility 25 0.02%
Poor sanitation 9 0.01%
Unsafe sex 989 0.61%
Smoking 40077 24.78%
Secondhand smoke 1048 0.65%
Unsafe water source 17 0.01%
Diet low in vegetables 4616 2.85%
Diet low in fruits 7097 4.39%
Low physical activity 3098 1.92%
Outdoor air pollution 6756 4.18%
Household air pollution 210 0.13%
High body-mass index (obesity) 19916 12.32%
High blood sugar 11533 7.13%
High total cholesterol 14297 8.84%
High blood pressure 22553 13.95%


Germany - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 18 0%
Low bone mineral density 8750 1.32%
Drug use 2188 0.33%
Alcohol use 31140 4.7%
Smoking 76481 11.54%
Secondhand smoke 3825 0.58%
Household air pollution 822 0.12%
Outdoor air pollution 29388 4.44%
No access to handwashing facility 245 0.04%
Poor sanitation 136 0.02%
Unsafe water source 242 0.04%
Unsafe sex 1368 0.21%
Low physical activity 28678 4.33%
Diet low in vegetables 25893 3.91%
Diet low in fruits 24832 3.75%
High cholesterol 78812 11.9%
High blood pressure 179363 27.07%
High blood sugar 86928 13.12%
High body-mass index (obesity) 83425 12.59%


Germany - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 10448 | Deaths : 8164 78.14%
Breast cancer Patients : 351897 | Deaths : 18726 5.32%
Larynx cancer Patients : 16039 | Deaths : 1557 9.71%
Kidney cancer Patients : 70693 | Deaths : 7207 10.19%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 33272 | Deaths : 879 2.64%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 28817 | Deaths : 6220 21.58%
Stomach cancer Patients : 48288 | Deaths : 13254 27.45%
Uterine cancer Patients : 72327 | Deaths : 1964 2.72%
Bladder cancer Patients : 83823 | Deaths : 7531 8.98%
Cervical cancer Patients : 20799 | Deaths : 2445 11.76%
Prostate cancer Patients : 389424 | Deaths : 16156 4.15%
Testicular cancer Patients : 22519 | Deaths : 170 0.75%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 20716 | Deaths : 17838 86.11%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 13052 | Deaths : 5598 42.89%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 3037 | Deaths : 638 21.01%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 299828 | Deaths : 30223 10.08%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 21655 | Deaths : 1146 5.29%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 32086 | Deaths : 2763 8.61%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 19585 | Deaths : 6104 31.17%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 102208 | Deaths : 4648 4.55%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 10033 | Deaths : 2737 27.28%


Germany - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 2841 0.15%
5-14 year olds 1367 0.07%
15-49 year olds 164336 8.62%
50-69 year olds 728655 38.23%
70+ year olds 1008763 52.93%


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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