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Causes of death across Greece 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 Greece.

Highlights of Greece 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 Greece gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 58.25%58.25%
    • Fat : 46.74%46.74%
    • Animal protein : 8.39%8.39%
    • Plant protein : 7.02%7.02%
  • 20.40% increase in caloric supply : Currently Greece gets 3400/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2824/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Dairy & Eggs are three major diet compositions in Greece
  • Wheat, Rice and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Greece
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Greece average intake is 614.77 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Grapes and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Greece
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Greece average Fruit intake is 332.93grams
  • In Greece, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 67.10% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Greece 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 Greece
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat857
2Rice60
3Maize14
4Barley3
5Rye2
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 Greece

Diet Compositions in Greece
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains947
2Oils & Fats800
3Dairy & Eggs418
4Meat328
5Fruits & Vegetables285
6Sugar279
7Starchy Roots133
8Alcoholic Beverages100
9Other65
10Pulses45

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Greece with 58617 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 46% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in Greece.
    Major Cause of Death in Greece
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 104320 deaths (year 2016).
  • 41.99% 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 Road accidents are the major cause of death in people aged 14 - 49 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular diseases and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 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 Greece (and it's count) Number of Deaths in Greece - Age wise (only due to Major diseases)

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Greece are High blood pressure, Smoking and High cholesterol. Every year around 2 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 Secondhand smoke are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Smoking, High total cholesterol and High body-mass index (obesity) are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • Smoking, High blood pressure and High body-mass index (obesity) 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 Greece (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.91% of Greece population was suffering from cancer i.e. 166493 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 3043) and Breast cancer was also concerning with 2367 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 15% of survival chance.Greece was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 93706 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 22921 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 3043 people were dead. This means 13.28% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Greece and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Greece :
  • 0.91 % of Greece population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Greece
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Greece

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Greece (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 12568 9.76%
Cardiovascular diseases 58617 45.53%
Kidney disease 3315 2.58%
Respiratory disease 7108 5.52%
Liver disease 1291 1%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 5690 4.42%
Digestive disease 2192 1.7%
Hepatitis 133 0.1%
Cancers 30834 23.95%
Parkinson's disease 1066 0.83%
Fire 120 0.09%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 354 0.27%
Homicide 119 0.09%
HIV/AIDS 21 0.02%
Drug disorder 243 0.19%
Tuberculosis 160 0.12%
Road incidents 1335 1.04%
Maternal deaths 8 0.01%
Neonatal deaths 139 0.11%
Alcohol disorder 36 0.03%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 28 0.02%
Liver disease 1291 1%
Road incidents 1335 1.04%
Digestive disease 2192 1.7%
Lower respiratory infections 2675.34894192 2.08%
Kidney disease 3315 2.58%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 5690 4.42%
Respiratory disease 7108 5.52%
Dementia 12568 9.76%
Cancers 30834 23.95%
Cardiovascular diseases 58617 45.53%


Greece - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 2 0.6%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Road accidents 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 1 0.3%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Drowning 139 41.99%
Cardiovascular disease 7 2.11%
Homicide 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Fire 3 0.91%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Kidney disease 1 0.3%
Liver disease 14 4.23%
Hepatitis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 2 0.6%
Tuberculosis 6 1.81%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.3%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 0.6%
Drug use disorders 134 40.48%
Measles 14 4.23%
Natural disasters 0 0%
5 1.51%


Greece - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1 1.2%
Homicide 2 2.41%
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 22 26.51%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 6 7.23%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 1.2%
Cancers 34 40.96%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 1 1.2%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 6 7.23%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 1 1.2%
Kidney disease 1 1.2%
Cardiovascular disease 4 4.82%
Lower respiratory infections 4 4.82%


Greece - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 237 5.32%
Homicide 64 1.44%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.02%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 4 0.09%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.02%
Road accidents 683 15.33%
Tuberculosis 9 0.2%
HIV/AIDS 15 0.34%
Drowning 89 2%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 17 0.38%
Cancers 1364 30.62%
Hepatitis 12 0.27%
Digestive diseases 55 1.23%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 128 2.87%
Liver disease 115 2.58%
Respiratory disease 52 1.17%
Kidney disease 50 1.12%
Cardiovascular disease 1262 28.33%
Drug disorder 214 4.8%
Alcohol disorder 10 0.22%
Parkinson's disease 2 0.04%
Dementia 7 0.16%
Lower respiratory infections 64 1.44%


Greece - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 154 0.86%
Homicide 28 0.16%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.01%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 5 0.03%
Diarrheal diseases 2 0.01%
Road accidents 294 1.64%
Tuberculosis 22 0.12%
HIV/AIDS 5 0.03%
Drowning 97 0.54%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 19 0.11%
Cancers 8444 47.04%
Hepatitis 29 0.16%
Digestive diseases 242 1.35%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 622 3.46%
Liver disease 419 2.33%
Respiratory disease 474 2.64%
Kidney disease 284 1.58%
Cardiovascular diseases 6201 34.54%
Dementia 281 1.57%
Parkinson's disease 52 0.29%
Drug disorder 17 0.09%
Alcohol disorder 16 0.09%
Lower respiratory infections 243 1.35%


Greece - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 121 0.11%
Homicide 22 0.02%
Nutritional deficiencies 8 0.01%
Protein-energy malnutrition 3 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 28 0.03%
Diarrheal diseases 23 0.02%
Road accidents 328 0.31%
Tuberculosis 130 0.12%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 160 0.15%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 82 0.08%
Cancers 20979 19.81%
Hepatitis 92 0.09%
Digestive diseases 1893 1.79%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 4928 4.65%
Liver disease 756 0.71%
Respiratory disease 6581 6.21%
Kidney disease 2980 2.81%
Cardiovascular disease 51148 48.29%
Parkinson's disease 1012 0.96%
Dementia 12281 11.59%
Drug use disorders 12 0.01%
Alcohol use disorders 9 0.01%
Lower respiratory infections 2350 2.22%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Greece
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 2 0%
Poor sanitation 1 0%
No access to handwashing facility 19 0.02%
Household air pollution 108 0.09%
Outdoor air pollution 5818 4.73%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 2 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 4 0%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 104 0.08%
Secondhand smoke 1937 1.57%
Alcohol use 6601 5.36%
Drug use 448 0.36%
Diet low in fruits 2983 2.42%
Diet low in vegetables 2951 2.4%
Unsafe sex 349 0.28%
Low physical activity 5445 4.42%
High blood sugar 12433 10.1%
High cholesterol 15695 12.75%
High body-mass index (obesity) 14585 11.85%
High blood pressure 31874 25.89%
Smoking 21146 17.18%
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 601 0.49%


Greece - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 2 1.75%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 104 91.23%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 3 2.63%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 1 0.88%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 4 3.51%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Greece - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 2 66.67%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Unsafe sex 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 1 33.33%
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%


Greece - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 18 0.38%
Drug use 262 5.59%
Alcohol use 568 12.12%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 1039 22.16%
Secondhand smoke 34 0.73%
Low physical activity 89 1.9%
Diet low in fruits 181 3.86%
Diet low in vegetables 129 2.75%
Unsafe sex 50 1.07%
High body-mass index (obesity) 638 13.61%
Household air pollution 4 0.09%
Outdoor air pollution 225 4.8%
High total cholesterol 683 14.57%
High blood pressure 628 13.4%
High blood sugar 140 2.99%


Greece - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 69 0.32%
Drug use 122 0.56%
Alcohol use 1931 8.9%
No access to handwashing facility 2 0.01%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 105 0.48%
Smoking 6205 28.61%
Secondhand smoke 226 1.04%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Diet low in vegetables 415 1.91%
Diet low in fruits 570 2.63%
Low physical activity 517 2.38%
Outdoor air pollution 991 4.57%
Household air pollution 19 0.09%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2940 13.55%
High blood sugar 1366 6.3%
High total cholesterol 2378 10.96%
High blood pressure 3836 17.68%


Greece - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 515 0.53%
Drug use 64 0.07%
Alcohol use 4101 4.24%
Smoking 13903 14.39%
Secondhand smoke 1674 1.73%
Household air pollution 85 0.09%
Outdoor air pollution 4600 4.76%
No access to handwashing facility 17 0.02%
Poor sanitation 1 0%
Unsafe water source 2 0%
Unsafe sex 194 0.2%
Low physical activity 4839 5.01%
Diet low in vegetables 2407 2.49%
Diet low in fruits 2232 2.31%
High cholesterol 12634 13.08%
High blood pressure 27410 28.37%
High blood sugar 10927 11.31%
High body-mass index (obesity) 11007 11.39%


Greece - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 1599 | Deaths : 663 41.46%
Breast cancer Patients : 37120 | Deaths : 2367 6.38%
Larynx cancer Patients : 2989 | Deaths : 364 12.18%
Kidney cancer Patients : 4731 | Deaths : 660 13.95%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 2629 | Deaths : 94 3.58%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 3138 | Deaths : 689 21.96%
Stomach cancer Patients : 4342 | Deaths : 1927 44.38%
Uterine cancer Patients : 6589 | Deaths : 272 4.13%
Bladder cancer Patients : 14299 | Deaths : 1332 9.32%
Cervical cancer Patients : 2528 | Deaths : 331 13.09%
Prostate cancer Patients : 27736 | Deaths : 2178 7.85%
Testicular cancer Patients : 1876 | Deaths : 25 1.33%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 1970 | Deaths : 1505 76.4%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 341 | Deaths : 290 85.04%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 638 | Deaths : 136 21.32%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 22921 | Deaths : 3043 13.28%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 5461 | Deaths : 250 4.58%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 2054 | Deaths : 232 11.3%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 4655 | Deaths : 1210 25.99%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 9954 | Deaths : 566 5.69%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 599 | Deaths : 62 10.35%


Greece - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 333 0.2%
5-14 year olds 158 0.09%
15-49 year olds 16759 10.07%
50-69 year olds 55537 33.36%
70+ year olds 93706 56.28%


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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