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Causes of death across Guam 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 Guam.

Highlights of Guam 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)

  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Guam average intake is 0.00 grams
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Guam average Fruit intake is 0.00grams


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 Guam
RankCerealskcal/capita/day

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

Diet Compositions in Guam
RankTypekilocalories per person per day

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Guam with 617 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 42% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were the highest types of death causes in Guam.
    Major Cause of Death in Guam
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 711 deaths (year 2016).
  • 43.18% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • Road accidents, Cancers and Cardiovascular disease are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Cardiovascular disease, Cancers and Suicide are the major cause of death in people aged 14 - 49 years.
  • Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 44% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Guam are High blood pressure, High blood sugar and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 1 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.
  • Iron deficiency and High blood sugar are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • High body-mass index (obesity), Smoking and High blood pressure are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood pressure, High blood sugar 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 Guam (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.78% of Guam population was suffering from cancer i.e. 1223 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 27) and Breast cancer was also concerning with 16 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer have 0% of survival chance.Guam was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 100% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 551 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 200 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 27 people were dead. This means 13.5% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Guam and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Guam :
  • 0.78 % of Guam population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Guam
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Guam

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Guam (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 54 3.68%
Cardiovascular diseases 617 42.08%
Kidney disease 60 4.09%
Respiratory disease 76 5.18%
Liver disease 40 2.73%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 165 11.25%
Digestive disease 16 1.09%
Hepatitis 3 0.2%
Cancers 248 16.91%
Parkinson's disease 4 0.27%
Fire 1 0.07%
Malaria 1 0.07%
Drowning 9 0.61%
Homicide 7 0.48%
HIV/AIDS 7 0.48%
Drug disorder 2 0.14%
Tuberculosis 5 0.34%
Road incidents 28 1.91%
Maternal deaths 1 0.07%
Neonatal deaths 19 1.3%
Alcohol disorder 2 0.14%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 2 0.14%
Road incidents 28 1.91%
Suicide 33 2.26%
Liver disease 40 2.74%
Dementia 54 3.69%
Lower respiratory infections 54.1454955762 3.7%
Kidney disease 60 4.1%
Respiratory disease 76 5.2%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 165 11.28%
Cancers 248 16.96%
Cardiovascular diseases 617 42.2%


Guam - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 1 2.27%
Lower respiratory infections 1 2.27%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Road accidents 19 43.18%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 2.27%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Drowning 0 0%
Measles 1 2.27%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Homicide 0 0%
Digestive diseases 1 2.27%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Liver disease 1 2.27%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 2 4.55%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 9 20.45%
Malaria 6 13.64%
Drug use disorders 0 0%
Natural disasters 2 4.55%


Guam - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 0 0%
Homicide 0 0%
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 1 25%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 1 25%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Cancers 1 25%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 0 0%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 0 0%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 1 25%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%


Guam - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 23 12.37%
Homicide 5 2.69%
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 15 8.06%
Tuberculosis 1 0.54%
HIV/AIDS 4 2.15%
Drowning 5 2.69%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 0.54%
Cancers 30 16.13%
Hepatitis 1 0.54%
Digestive diseases 2 1.08%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 15 8.06%
Liver disease 11 5.91%
Respiratory disease 7 3.76%
Kidney disease 6 3.23%
Cardiovascular disease 53 28.49%
Drug disorder 1 0.54%
Alcohol disorder 1 0.54%
Parkinson's disease 0 0%
Dementia 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 5 2.69%


Guam - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 7 1.39%
Homicide 1 0.2%
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 6 1.19%
Tuberculosis 2 0.4%
HIV/AIDS 2 0.4%
Drowning 2 0.4%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Cancers 107 21.23%
Hepatitis 1 0.2%
Digestive diseases 5 0.99%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 63 12.5%
Liver disease 18 3.57%
Respiratory disease 24 4.76%
Kidney disease 21 4.17%
Cardiovascular diseases 223 44.25%
Dementia 5 0.99%
Parkinson's disease 0 0%
Drug disorder 0 0%
Alcohol disorder 1 0.2%
Lower respiratory infections 16 3.17%


Guam - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 3 0.41%
Homicide 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 3 0.41%
Protein-energy malnutrition 3 0.41%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.14%
Road accidents 5 0.69%
Tuberculosis 2 0.28%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.14%
Drowning 1 0.14%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Cancers 110 15.13%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 8 1.1%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 86 11.83%
Liver disease 10 1.38%
Respiratory disease 44 6.05%
Kidney disease 32 4.4%
Cardiovascular disease 338 46.49%
Parkinson's disease 3 0.41%
Dementia 49 6.74%
Drug use disorders 1 0.14%
Alcohol use disorders 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 27 3.71%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Guam
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 1 0.05%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.05%
Household air pollution 15 0.82%
Outdoor air pollution 58 3.19%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 0.05%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 3 0.16%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 9 0.49%
Secondhand smoke 23 1.26%
Alcohol use 9 0.49%
Drug use 5 0.27%
Diet low in fruits 30 1.65%
Diet low in vegetables 62 3.4%
Unsafe sex 10 0.55%
Low physical activity 58 3.19%
High blood sugar 361 19.82%
High cholesterol 199 10.93%
High body-mass index (obesity) 289 15.87%
High blood pressure 414 22.73%
Smoking 266 14.61%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 7 0.38%


Guam - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 7.69%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 9 69.23%
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 3 23.08%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


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


Guam - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 0 0%
Drug use 3 1.54%
Alcohol use 10 5.13%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 33 16.92%
Secondhand smoke 1 0.51%
Low physical activity 3 1.54%
Diet low in fruits 5 2.56%
Diet low in vegetables 8 4.1%
Unsafe sex 5 2.56%
High body-mass index (obesity) 39 20%
Household air pollution 2 1.03%
Outdoor air pollution 6 3.08%
High total cholesterol 25 12.82%
High blood pressure 33 16.92%
High blood sugar 22 11.28%


Guam - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 1 0.13%
Drug use 1 0.13%
Alcohol use 4 0.52%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 4 0.52%
Smoking 132 17.05%
Secondhand smoke 8 1.03%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Diet low in vegetables 26 3.36%
Diet low in fruits 14 1.81%
Low physical activity 20 2.58%
Outdoor air pollution 24 3.1%
Household air pollution 6 0.78%
High body-mass index (obesity) 141 18.22%
High blood sugar 143 18.48%
High total cholesterol 88 11.37%
High blood pressure 162 20.93%


Guam - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 6 0.72%
Drug use 1 0.12%
Alcohol use -4 -0.48%
Smoking 101 12.07%
Secondhand smoke 13 1.55%
Household air pollution 7 0.84%
Outdoor air pollution 26 3.11%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.12%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 1 0.12%
Unsafe sex 2 0.24%
Low physical activity 35 4.18%
Diet low in vegetables 27 3.23%
Diet low in fruits 11 1.31%
High cholesterol 86 10.27%
High blood pressure 219 26.16%
High blood sugar 196 23.42%
High body-mass index (obesity) 109 13.02%


Guam - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 21 | Deaths : 12 57.14%
Breast cancer Patients : 250 | Deaths : 16 6.4%
Larynx cancer Patients : 19 | Deaths : 3 15.79%
Kidney cancer Patients : 30 | Deaths : 3 10%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 55 | Deaths : 1 1.82%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 20 | Deaths : 4 20%
Stomach cancer Patients : 19 | Deaths : 9 47.37%
Uterine cancer Patients : 74 | Deaths : 3 4.05%
Bladder cancer Patients : 62 | Deaths : 5 8.06%
Cervical cancer Patients : 40 | Deaths : 4 10%
Prostate cancer Patients : 213 | Deaths : 14 6.57%
Testicular cancer Patients : 12 | Deaths : 0 0%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 10 | Deaths : 7 70%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 6 | Deaths : 5 83.33%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 30 | Deaths : 7 23.33%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 200 | Deaths : 27 13.5%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 9 | Deaths : 2 22.22%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 44 | Deaths : 5 11.36%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 11 | Deaths : 3 27.27%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 82 | Deaths : 2 2.44%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 2 | Deaths : 2 100%


Guam - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 26 2.12%
5-14 year olds 11 0.9%
15-49 year olds 259 21.16%
50-69 year olds 551 45.02%
70+ year olds 377 30.8%


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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