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Causes of death across Guatemala 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 Guatemala.

Highlights of Guatemala 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 Guatemala gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 91.60%91.60%
    • Fat : 27.63%27.63%
    • Plant protein : 10.12%10.12%
    • Animal protein : 3.93%3.93%
  • 33.28% increase in caloric supply : Currently Guatemala gets 2419/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1815/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Sugar and Oils & Fats are three major diet compositions in Guatemala
  • Maize, Wheat and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Guatemala
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Guatemala average intake is 155.67 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Pineapples and Lemons & Limes are three major Fruit Types Intake in Guatemala
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Guatemala average Fruit intake is 164.36grams
  • In Guatemala, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 51.40% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Guatemala 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 Guatemala
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Maize820
2Wheat277
3Rice53
4Oats6
6Rye0

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

Diet Compositions in Guatemala
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1163
2Sugar467
3Oils & Fats252
4Pulses139
5Dairy & Eggs128
6Fruits & Vegetables109
7Meat100
8Alcoholic Beverages25
9Starchy Roots18

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Guatemala with 13830 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 16% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease and Cancers were the highest types of death causes in Guatemala.
    Major Cause of Death in Guatemala
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 31092 deaths (year 2016).
  • 32.52% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • Lower respiratory infections, Cancers and Homicide are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Homicide, Cancers and Cardiovascular disease are the major cause of death in people aged 14 - 49 years.
  • Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases, Cancers and Cardiovascular diseases are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 20% of people aging over 50 years die because of Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Guatemala are High blood sugar, High body-mass index (obesity) and High blood pressure. Every year around 1407 people die due to High blood sugar.
  • Low birth weight and Child wasting are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • Unsafe water source and Household air pollution are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, High body-mass index (obesity) and High blood sugar are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood sugar, High body-mass index (obesity) and High blood pressure are the major death risk factors of people aging between 50 to 69 years.
  • High blood sugar is the major death risk factors for people aging more than 70 years.


Major Cause of Deaths in Guatemala (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.27% of Guatemala population was suffering from cancer i.e. 24664 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Stomach cancer (Count : 1910) and Prostate cancer was also concerning with 823 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 1% of survival chance.Guatemala was really successful in diagnosing Kidney cancer where 90% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 9120 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 2829 were suffering from Stomach cancer out of which 1910 people were dead. This means 67.52% death rate of people suffering from Stomach cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Guatemala and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Guatemala :
  • 0.27 % of Guatemala population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Stomach cancer
  • Kidney cancer was most cured cancer in Guatemala
  • Stomach cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Guatemala

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Guatemala (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 3052 3.57%
Cardiovascular diseases 13830 16.18%
Kidney disease 4496 5.26%
Respiratory disease 1791 2.1%
Liver disease 4382 5.13%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 10513 12.3%
Digestive disease 2525 2.95%
Hepatitis 56 0.07%
Cancers 10274 12.02%
Parkinson's disease 182 0.21%
Fire 231 0.27%
Malaria 20 0.02%
Drowning 740 0.87%
Homicide 5807 6.8%
HIV/AIDS 663 0.78%
Drug disorder 316 0.37%
Tuberculosis 351 0.41%
Road incidents 2477 2.9%
Maternal deaths 375 0.44%
Neonatal deaths 3602 4.21%
Alcohol disorder 1541 1.8%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 2540 2.97%
Nutritional deficiencies 2751 3.22%
Dementia 3052 3.57%
Neonatal deaths 3602 4.21%
Liver disease 4382 5.13%
Kidney disease 4496 5.26%
Homicide 5807 6.8%
Lower respiratory infections 8883.61374704 10.4%
Cancers 10274 12.02%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 10513 12.3%
Cardiovascular diseases 13830 16.18%


Guatemala - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 103 0.93%
Lower respiratory infections 425 3.84%
Congenital birth defects 446 4.03%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Neonatal infections 5 0.05%
Nutritional deficiencies 980 8.85%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 3602 32.52%
Digestive diseases 71 0.64%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 10 0.09%
Cancers 50 0.45%
Homicide 45 0.41%
Road accidents 1 0.01%
Kidney disease 38 0.34%
HIV/AIDS 109 0.98%
Drowning 7 0.06%
Fire 161 1.45%
Liver disease 156 1.41%
Tuberculosis 30 0.27%
Hepatitis 63 0.57%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 170 1.53%
Malaria 1270 11.47%
Measles 2705 24.42%
Drug use disorders 0 0%
Natural disasters 630 5.69%


Guatemala - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 17 1.12%
Homicide 161 10.63%
Nutritional deficiencies 69 4.56%
Protein-energy malnutrition 63 4.16%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 4 0.26%
Diarrheal diseases 159 10.5%
Road accidents 117 7.73%
Tuberculosis 8 0.53%
HIV/AIDS 17 1.12%
Drowning 67 4.43%
Malaria 1 0.07%
Fire 18 1.19%
Cancers 186 12.29%
Hepatitis 3 0.2%
Digestive diseases 81 5.35%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 94 6.21%
Liver disease 28 1.85%
Respiratory disease 20 1.32%
Kidney disease 57 3.76%
Cardiovascular disease 80 5.28%
Lower respiratory infections 264 17.44%


Guatemala - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 854 4.15%
Homicide 4878 23.69%
Nutritional deficiencies 276 1.34%
Protein-energy malnutrition 242 1.18%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 24 0.12%
Diarrheal diseases 412 2%
Road accidents 1736 8.43%
Tuberculosis 159 0.77%
HIV/AIDS 478 2.32%
Drowning 457 2.22%
Malaria 11 0.05%
Fire 83 0.4%
Cancers 2058 9.99%
Hepatitis 21 0.1%
Digestive diseases 643 3.12%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1613 7.83%
Liver disease 1654 8.03%
Respiratory disease 182 0.88%
Kidney disease 742 3.6%
Cardiovascular disease 1747 8.48%
Drug disorder 250 1.21%
Alcohol disorder 958 4.65%
Parkinson's disease 2 0.01%
Dementia 4 0.02%
Lower respiratory infections 1111 5.39%


Guatemala - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 137 0.7%
Homicide 541 2.77%
Nutritional deficiencies 377 1.93%
Protein-energy malnutrition 348 1.78%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 15 0.08%
Diarrheal diseases 359 1.84%
Road accidents 358 1.83%
Tuberculosis 103 0.53%
HIV/AIDS 111 0.57%
Drowning 125 0.64%
Malaria 4 0.02%
Fire 39 0.2%
Cancers 3538 18.12%
Hepatitis 16 0.08%
Digestive diseases 646 3.31%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 3919 20.08%
Liver disease 1734 8.88%
Respiratory disease 360 1.84%
Kidney disease 1520 7.79%
Cardiovascular diseases 3205 16.42%
Dementia 192 0.98%
Parkinson's disease 19 0.1%
Drug disorder 46 0.24%
Alcohol disorder 469 2.4%
Lower respiratory infections 1340 6.86%


Guatemala - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 48 0.14%
Homicide 123 0.36%
Nutritional deficiencies 1583 4.67%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1507 4.45%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 5 0.01%
Diarrheal diseases 630 1.86%
Road accidents 196 0.58%
Tuberculosis 72 0.21%
HIV/AIDS 7 0.02%
Drowning 45 0.13%
Malaria 2 0.01%
Fire 53 0.16%
Cancers 4383 12.94%
Hepatitis 8 0.02%
Digestive diseases 994 2.93%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 4732 13.97%
Liver disease 935 2.76%
Respiratory disease 1189 3.51%
Kidney disease 2115 6.24%
Cardiovascular disease 8628 25.47%
Parkinson's disease 161 0.48%
Dementia 2856 8.43%
Drug use disorders 20 0.06%
Alcohol use disorders 113 0.33%
Lower respiratory infections 3464 10.23%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Guatemala
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 1407 2.06%
Poor sanitation 1228 1.8%
No access to handwashing facility 1115 1.63%
Household air pollution 4460 6.53%
Outdoor air pollution 4105 6.01%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 323 0.47%
Discontinued breastfeeding 29 0.04%
Child wasting 1613 2.36%
Child stunting 626 0.92%
Low birth weight 1809 2.65%
Secondhand smoke 904 1.32%
Alcohol use 7081 10.36%
Drug use 1756 2.57%
Diet low in fruits 2199 3.22%
Diet low in vegetables 1706 2.5%
Unsafe sex 1423 2.08%
Low physical activity 671 0.98%
High blood sugar 12179 17.82%
High cholesterol 3720 5.44%
High body-mass index (obesity) 8795 12.87%
High blood pressure 8691 12.72%
Smoking 1952 2.86%
Iron deficiency 26 0.04%
Zinc deficiency 73 0.11%
Vitamin-A deficiency 26 0.04%
Low bone mineral density 423 0.62%


Guatemala - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 29 0.4%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 323 4.41%
Child stunting 626 8.54%
Low birth weight 1809 24.69%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 386 5.27%
Secondhand smoke 140 1.91%
Poor sanitation 474 6.47%
Unsafe water source 543 7.41%
Household air pollution 755 10.31%
Outdoor air pollution 613 8.37%
High body-mass index (obesity) 3 0.04%
High blood pressure 1 0.01%
High blood sugar 11 0.15%
Child wasting 1613 22.02%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Guatemala - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 1 0.24%
No access to handwashing facility 52 12.65%
Unsafe water source 88 21.41%
Unsafe sex 3 0.73%
Iron deficiency 25 6.08%
Secondhand smoke 14 3.41%
Household air pollution 77 18.73%
Outdoor air pollution 60 14.6%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1 0.24%
High blood sugar 12 2.92%
High blood pressure 1 0.24%
Poor sanitation 77 18.73%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Guatemala - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 25 0.2%
Low bone mineral density 30 0.24%
Drug use 876 7.1%
Alcohol use 3193 25.89%
No access to handwashing facility 161 1.31%
Unsafe water source 228 1.85%
Poor sanitation 199 1.61%
Smoking 346 2.81%
Secondhand smoke 126 1.02%
Low physical activity 51 0.41%
Diet low in fruits 501 4.06%
Diet low in vegetables 335 2.72%
Unsafe sex 762 6.18%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1680 13.62%
Household air pollution 640 5.19%
Outdoor air pollution 597 4.84%
High total cholesterol 568 4.61%
High blood pressure 740 6%
High blood sugar 1274 10.33%


Guatemala - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 90 0.45%
Drug use 607 3.04%
Alcohol use 2294 11.49%
No access to handwashing facility 163 0.82%
Poor sanitation 174 0.87%
Unsafe sex 449 2.25%
Smoking 705 3.53%
Secondhand smoke 253 1.27%
Unsafe water source 199 1%
Diet low in vegetables 491 2.46%
Diet low in fruits 774 3.88%
Low physical activity 145 0.73%
Outdoor air pollution 929 4.65%
Household air pollution 967 4.84%
High body-mass index (obesity) 3714 18.6%
High blood sugar 4458 22.33%
High total cholesterol 1063 5.32%
High blood pressure 2491 12.48%


Guatemala - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 302 1.07%
Drug use 273 0.97%
Alcohol use 1593 5.64%
Smoking 901 3.19%
Secondhand smoke 370 1.31%
Household air pollution 2021 7.16%
Outdoor air pollution 1906 6.75%
No access to handwashing facility 353 1.25%
Poor sanitation 305 1.08%
Unsafe water source 349 1.24%
Unsafe sex 209 0.74%
Low physical activity 475 1.68%
Diet low in vegetables 880 3.12%
Diet low in fruits 925 3.28%
High cholesterol 2089 7.4%
High blood pressure 5458 19.33%
High blood sugar 6425 22.76%
High body-mass index (obesity) 3398 12.04%


Guatemala - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 1581 | Deaths : 606 38.33%
Breast cancer Patients : 3973 | Deaths : 466 11.73%
Larynx cancer Patients : 270 | Deaths : 79 29.26%
Kidney cancer Patients : 1147 | Deaths : 119 10.37%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 432 | Deaths : 49 11.34%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 676 | Deaths : 131 19.38%
Stomach cancer Patients : 2829 | Deaths : 1910 67.52%
Uterine cancer Patients : 1469 | Deaths : 157 10.69%
Bladder cancer Patients : 431 | Deaths : 85 19.72%
Cervical cancer Patients : 5971 | Deaths : 819 13.72%
Prostate cancer Patients : 4723 | Deaths : 823 17.43%
Testicular cancer Patients : 248 | Deaths : 30 12.1%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 320 | Deaths : 229 71.56%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 158 | Deaths : 157 99.37%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 244 | Deaths : 48 19.67%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 2443 | Deaths : 590 24.15%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 819 | Deaths : 134 16.36%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 718 | Deaths : 94 13.09%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 680 | Deaths : 276 40.59%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 656 | Deaths : 184 28.05%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 132 | Deaths : 55 41.67%


Guatemala - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 303 1.23%
5-14 year olds 457 1.85%
15-49 year olds 5877 23.83%
50-69 year olds 8908 36.12%
70+ year olds 9120 36.98%


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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