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Iceland Health

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Causes of death across Iceland 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 Iceland.

Highlights of Iceland 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 Iceland gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 45.66%45.66%
    • Fat : 41.74%41.74%
    • Animal protein : 11.85%11.85%
    • Plant protein : 4.55%4.55%
  • 3.81% increase in caloric supply : Currently Iceland gets 3380/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 3256/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Meat, Cereals & Grains and Dairy & Eggs are three major diet compositions in Iceland
  • Wheat, Rice and Oats are three major Cereal preferences in Iceland
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Iceland average intake is 192.08 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Grapes are three major Fruit Types Intake in Iceland
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Iceland average Fruit intake is 364.66grams
  • In Iceland, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 61.50% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Iceland 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 Iceland
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat624
2Rice39
3Oats29
4Rye6
5Barley0

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

Diet Compositions in Iceland
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Meat710
2Cereals & Grains698
3Dairy & Eggs573
4Oils & Fats457
5Sugar434
6Fruits & Vegetables196
7Alcoholic Beverages131
8Other120
9Starchy Roots54
10Pulses7

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Iceland with 766 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 35% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in Iceland.
    Major Cause of Death in Iceland
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 1708 deaths (year 2016).
  • 42.86% kids below age 5 years die because of Congenital birth defects.
  • Cancers, Road accidents and Drowning 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 Respiratory disease are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 55% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Iceland are High blood pressure, Smoking and High cholesterol. Every year around 0 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.
  • Alcohol use, Smoking and Drug use are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • Smoking, 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 pressure is the major death risk factors for people aging more than 70 years.


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

Cancer Analysis


1.55% of Iceland population was suffering from cancer i.e. 6219 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 66) and Prostate cancer was also concerning with 60 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Pancreatic cancer have 13% of survival chance.Iceland was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 100% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 2714 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 682 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 66 people were dead. This means 9.68% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Iceland and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Iceland :
  • 1.55 % of Iceland population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Iceland
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Iceland

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Iceland (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 241 11.04%
Cardiovascular diseases 766 35.09%
Kidney disease 29 1.33%
Respiratory disease 112 5.13%
Liver disease 16 0.73%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 78 3.57%
Digestive disease 50 2.29%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Cancers 670 30.69%
Parkinson's disease 22 1.01%
Fire 3 0.14%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 4 0.18%
Homicide 2 0.09%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.05%
Drug disorder 11 0.5%
Tuberculosis 1 0.05%
Road incidents 15 0.69%
Maternal deaths 0 0%
Neonatal deaths 3 0.14%
Alcohol disorder 10 0.46%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 5 0.23%
Parkinson's disease 22 1.01%
Kidney disease 29 1.33%
Suicide 42 1.93%
Digestive disease 50 2.29%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 78 3.58%
Lower respiratory infections 95.1780312771 4.36%
Respiratory disease 112 5.14%
Dementia 241 11.05%
Cancers 670 30.72%
Cardiovascular diseases 766 35.12%


Iceland - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 0 0%
Neonatal disorders 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Drowning 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Road accidents 0 0%
Neonatal infections 3 42.86%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Homicide 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Kidney disease 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 1 14.29%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Liver disease 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Drug use disorders 3 42.86%
Measles 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
0 0%


Iceland - 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 0 0%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 0 0%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Cancers 1 100%
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 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%


Iceland - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 19 21.11%
Homicide 1 1.11%
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 7 7.78%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 1 1.11%
Drowning 1 1.11%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Cancers 33 36.67%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 1 1.11%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 2 2.22%
Liver disease 1 1.11%
Respiratory disease 1 1.11%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 11 12.22%
Drug disorder 7 7.78%
Alcohol disorder 3 3.33%
Parkinson's disease 0 0%
Dementia 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 2 2.22%


Iceland - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 13 3.23%
Homicide 1 0.25%
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 3 0.75%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 1 0.25%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Cancers 223 55.47%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 7 1.74%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 11 2.74%
Liver disease 7 1.74%
Respiratory disease 16 3.98%
Kidney disease 3 0.75%
Cardiovascular diseases 93 23.13%
Dementia 7 1.74%
Parkinson's disease 2 0.5%
Drug disorder 2 0.5%
Alcohol disorder 5 1.24%
Lower respiratory infections 8 1.99%


Iceland - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 9 0.54%
Homicide 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 2 0.12%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0.06%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.06%
Diarrheal diseases 4 0.24%
Road accidents 5 0.3%
Tuberculosis 1 0.06%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 1 0.06%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 2 0.12%
Cancers 412 24.58%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 41 2.45%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 65 3.88%
Liver disease 7 0.42%
Respiratory disease 94 5.61%
Kidney disease 25 1.49%
Cardiovascular disease 661 39.44%
Parkinson's disease 21 1.25%
Dementia 234 13.96%
Drug use disorders 3 0.18%
Alcohol use disorders 2 0.12%
Lower respiratory infections 85 5.07%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Iceland
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.06%
Household air pollution 1 0.06%
Outdoor air pollution 58 3.26%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 0 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 0 0%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 1 0.06%
Secondhand smoke 12 0.67%
Alcohol use 64 3.6%
Drug use 21 1.18%
Diet low in fruits 56 3.15%
Diet low in vegetables 75 4.21%
Unsafe sex 6 0.34%
Low physical activity 76 4.27%
High blood sugar 158 8.88%
High cholesterol 251 14.1%
High body-mass index (obesity) 233 13.09%
High blood pressure 386 21.69%
Smoking 356 20%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 25 1.4%


Iceland - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 0 0%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 1 100%
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 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


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


Iceland - 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 9 15.25%
Alcohol use 12 20.34%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 11 18.64%
Secondhand smoke 0 0%
Low physical activity 1 1.69%
Diet low in fruits 2 3.39%
Diet low in vegetables 2 3.39%
Unsafe sex 1 1.69%
High body-mass index (obesity) 7 11.86%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 1 1.69%
High total cholesterol 6 10.17%
High blood pressure 5 8.47%
High blood sugar 2 3.39%


Iceland - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 2 0.55%
Drug use 5 1.37%
Alcohol use 32 8.77%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 2 0.55%
Smoking 103 28.22%
Secondhand smoke 3 0.82%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Diet low in vegetables 13 3.56%
Diet low in fruits 13 3.56%
Low physical activity 9 2.47%
Outdoor air pollution 11 3.01%
Household air pollution 0 0%
High body-mass index (obesity) 55 15.07%
High blood sugar 22 6.03%
High total cholesterol 41 11.23%
High blood pressure 54 14.79%


Iceland - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 23 1.7%
Drug use 7 0.52%
Alcohol use 21 1.55%
Smoking 241 17.84%
Secondhand smoke 9 0.67%
Household air pollution 1 0.07%
Outdoor air pollution 45 3.33%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.07%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Unsafe sex 2 0.15%
Low physical activity 66 4.89%
Diet low in vegetables 60 4.44%
Diet low in fruits 40 2.96%
High cholesterol 203 15.03%
High blood pressure 327 24.2%
High blood sugar 134 9.92%
High body-mass index (obesity) 171 12.66%


Iceland - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 21 | Deaths : 17 80.95%
Breast cancer Patients : 1293 | Deaths : 46 3.56%
Larynx cancer Patients : 31 | Deaths : 3 9.68%
Kidney cancer Patients : 245 | Deaths : 31 12.65%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 388 | Deaths : 6 1.55%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 68 | Deaths : 15 22.06%
Stomach cancer Patients : 112 | Deaths : 31 27.68%
Uterine cancer Patients : 149 | Deaths : 4 2.68%
Bladder cancer Patients : 255 | Deaths : 20 7.84%
Cervical cancer Patients : 54 | Deaths : 5 9.26%
Prostate cancer Patients : 1321 | Deaths : 60 4.54%
Testicular cancer Patients : 38 | Deaths : 0 0%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 48 | Deaths : 42 87.5%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 35 | Deaths : 22 62.86%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 7 | Deaths : 1 14.29%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 682 | Deaths : 66 9.68%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 48 | Deaths : 2 4.17%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 73 | Deaths : 7 9.59%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 213 | Deaths : 30 14.08%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 338 | Deaths : 8 2.37%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 9 | Deaths : 2 22.22%


Iceland - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 40 0.64%
5-14 year olds 26 0.42%
15-49 year olds 848 13.63%
50-69 year olds 2714 43.63%
70+ year olds 2592 41.67%


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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