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Causes of death across Iran 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 Iran.

Highlights of Iran 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 Iran gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 118.20%118.20%
    • Fat : 38.74%38.74%
    • Plant protein : 14.88%14.88%
    • Animal protein : 5.08%5.08%
  • 76.90% increase in caloric supply : Currently Iran gets 3094/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1749/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Fruits & Vegetables are three major diet compositions in Iran
  • Wheat, Rice and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Iran
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Iran average intake is 694.16 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Grapes and Apples are three major Fruit Types Intake in Iran
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Iran average Fruit intake is 364.79grams
  • In Iran, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 60.90% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Iran 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 Iran
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat1242
2Rice287
3Maize21
4Barley4
5Oats0

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

Diet Compositions in Iran
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1554
2Oils & Fats449
3Fruits & Vegetables355
4Sugar275
5Meat149
6Starchy Roots104
7Pulses97
8Dairy & Eggs96
9Other15
10Alcoholic Beverages0

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Iran with 150889 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 43% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were the highest types of death causes in Iran.
    Major Cause of Death in Iran
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 167124 deaths (year 2016).
  • 50.45% 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.
  • Road accidents, Cardiovascular disease and Cancers 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 46% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Iran are High blood pressure, High blood sugar and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 526 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.
  • Outdoor air pollution and High blood sugar are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • High body-mass index (obesity), High total cholesterol and High blood pressure are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood pressure, High body-mass index (obesity) and High blood sugar 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 Iran (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.35% of Iran population was suffering from cancer i.e. 188167 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Stomach cancer (Count : 8938) and Colon & rectum cancer was also concerning with 3786 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 1% of survival chance.Iran was really successful in diagnosing Thyroid cancer where 98% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 82851 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 13987 were suffering from Stomach cancer out of which 8938 people were dead. This means 63.9% death rate of people suffering from Stomach cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Iran and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Iran :
  • 0.35 % of Iran population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Stomach cancer
  • Thyroid cancer was most cured cancer in Iran
  • Stomach cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Iran

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Iran (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 16739 4.78%
Cardiovascular diseases 150889 43.08%
Kidney disease 9285 2.65%
Respiratory disease 13665 3.9%
Liver disease 4482 1.28%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 27401 7.82%
Digestive disease 4951 1.41%
Hepatitis 885 0.25%
Cancers 53838 15.37%
Parkinson's disease 1811 0.52%
Fire 2093 0.6%
Malaria 10 0%
Drowning 1331 0.38%
Homicide 1755 0.5%
HIV/AIDS 217 0.06%
Drug disorder 2707 0.77%
Tuberculosis 1039 0.3%
Road incidents 26139 7.46%
Maternal deaths 213 0.06%
Neonatal deaths 13807 3.94%
Alcohol disorder 166 0.05%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1202 0.34%
Suicide 5009 1.43%
Lower respiratory infections 8676.36479417 2.48%
Kidney disease 9285 2.65%
Respiratory disease 13665 3.9%
Neonatal deaths 13807 3.94%
Dementia 16739 4.78%
Road incidents 26139 7.46%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 27401 7.82%
Cancers 53838 15.37%
Cardiovascular diseases 150889 43.08%


Iran - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 40 0.15%
Congenital birth defects 52 0.19%
Lower respiratory infections 60 0.22%
Road accidents 0 0%
Neonatal infections 4 0.01%
Cardiovascular disease 352 1.29%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 5 0.02%
Cancers 13807 50.45%
Diarrheal diseases 1216 4.44%
Drowning 10 0.04%
Fire 0 0%
Digestive diseases 247 0.9%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Liver disease 162 0.59%
Nutritional deficiencies 421 1.54%
Protein-energy malnutrition 24 0.09%
Homicide 162 0.59%
Hepatitis 625 2.28%
Tuberculosis 69 0.25%
Measles 143 0.52%
Drug use disorders 644 2.35%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 7145 26.11%
Malaria 1383 5.05%
HIV/AIDS 6 0.02%
Natural disasters 788 2.88%


Iran - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 83 2.41%
Homicide 46 1.34%
Nutritional deficiencies 11 0.32%
Protein-energy malnutrition 6 0.17%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 4 0.12%
Diarrheal diseases 35 1.02%
Road accidents 1408 40.95%
Tuberculosis 6 0.17%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 219 6.37%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 111 3.23%
Cancers 599 17.42%
Hepatitis 9 0.26%
Digestive diseases 47 1.37%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 223 6.49%
Liver disease 54 1.57%
Respiratory disease 56 1.63%
Kidney disease 66 1.92%
Cardiovascular disease 279 8.12%
Lower respiratory infections 176 5.12%


Iran - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 4067 7.12%
Homicide 1418 2.48%
Nutritional deficiencies 36 0.06%
Protein-energy malnutrition 21 0.04%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 46 0.08%
Diarrheal diseases 136 0.24%
Road accidents 15623 27.36%
Tuberculosis 278 0.49%
HIV/AIDS 182 0.32%
Drowning 720 1.26%
Malaria 7 0.01%
Fire 1200 2.1%
Cancers 9834 17.22%
Hepatitis 241 0.42%
Digestive diseases 688 1.2%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 2940 5.15%
Liver disease 868 1.52%
Respiratory disease 1246 2.18%
Kidney disease 1041 1.82%
Cardiovascular disease 13129 22.99%
Drug disorder 2100 3.68%
Alcohol disorder 97 0.17%
Parkinson's disease 26 0.05%
Dementia 29 0.05%
Lower respiratory infections 1137 1.99%


Iran - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 649 0.66%
Homicide 203 0.21%
Nutritional deficiencies 34 0.03%
Protein-energy malnutrition 21 0.02%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 21 0.02%
Diarrheal diseases 148 0.15%
Road accidents 5497 5.57%
Tuberculosis 354 0.36%
HIV/AIDS 34 0.03%
Drowning 107 0.11%
Malaria 2 0%
Fire 330 0.33%
Cancers 22029 22.31%
Hepatitis 417 0.42%
Digestive diseases 1343 1.36%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 9642 9.76%
Liver disease 1854 1.88%
Respiratory disease 4000 4.05%
Kidney disease 2889 2.93%
Cardiovascular diseases 45072 45.64%
Dementia 1648 1.67%
Parkinson's disease 234 0.24%
Drug disorder 423 0.43%
Alcohol disorder 50 0.05%
Lower respiratory infections 1744 1.77%


Iran - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 210 0.12%
Homicide 47 0.03%
Nutritional deficiencies 158 0.09%
Protein-energy malnutrition 115 0.07%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 12 0.01%
Diarrheal diseases 530 0.31%
Road accidents 2395 1.41%
Tuberculosis 391 0.23%
HIV/AIDS 1 0%
Drowning 40 0.02%
Malaria 1 0%
Fire 289 0.17%
Cancers 20955 12.33%
Hepatitis 194 0.11%
Digestive diseases 2711 1.6%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 13972 8.22%
Liver disease 1637 0.96%
Respiratory disease 8302 4.89%
Kidney disease 5145 3.03%
Cardiovascular disease 91765 54.01%
Parkinson's disease 1551 0.91%
Dementia 15062 8.86%
Drug use disorders 180 0.11%
Alcohol use disorders 19 0.01%
Lower respiratory infections 4237 2.49%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Iran
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 526 0.15%
Poor sanitation 177 0.05%
No access to handwashing facility 337 0.1%
Household air pollution 262 0.07%
Outdoor air pollution 28716 8.13%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 197 0.06%
Discontinued breastfeeding 8 0%
Child wasting 999 0.28%
Child stunting 81 0.02%
Low birth weight 8703 2.46%
Secondhand smoke 6943 1.97%
Alcohol use 739 0.21%
Drug use 4776 1.35%
Diet low in fruits 7268 2.06%
Diet low in vegetables 2895 0.82%
Unsafe sex 558 0.16%
Low physical activity 14133 4%
High blood sugar 62808 17.79%
High cholesterol 46901 13.28%
High body-mass index (obesity) 51490 14.58%
High blood pressure 79058 22.39%
Smoking 33014 9.35%
Iron deficiency 20 0.01%
Zinc deficiency 25 0.01%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 2476 0.7%


Iran - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 8 0.07%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 197 1.8%
Child stunting 81 0.74%
Low birth weight 8703 79.67%
Drug use 5 0.05%
No access to handwashing facility 70 0.64%
Secondhand smoke 174 1.59%
Poor sanitation 52 0.48%
Unsafe water source 154 1.41%
Household air pollution 5 0.05%
Outdoor air pollution 430 3.94%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2 0.02%
High blood pressure 13 0.12%
High blood sugar 30 0.27%
Child wasting 999 9.15%
Iron deficiency 1 0.01%


Iran - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 8 4.91%
Unsafe water source 15 9.2%
Unsafe sex 1 0.61%
Iron deficiency 13 7.98%
Secondhand smoke 23 14.11%
Household air pollution 1 0.61%
Outdoor air pollution 55 33.74%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2 1.23%
High blood sugar 27 16.56%
High blood pressure 12 7.36%
Poor sanitation 5 3.07%
Iron deficiency 1 0.61%


Iran - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 13 0.03%
Low bone mineral density 307 0.79%
Drug use 3132 8.01%
Alcohol use 182 0.47%
No access to handwashing facility 42 0.11%
Unsafe water source 60 0.15%
Poor sanitation 20 0.05%
Smoking 5359 13.71%
Secondhand smoke 683 1.75%
Low physical activity 938 2.4%
Diet low in fruits 1488 3.81%
Diet low in vegetables 398 1.02%
Unsafe sex 182 0.47%
High body-mass index (obesity) 7093 18.14%
Household air pollution 38 0.1%
Outdoor air pollution 3780 9.67%
High total cholesterol 6405 16.38%
High blood pressure 5804 14.84%
High blood sugar 3178 8.13%


Iran - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 2 0%
Low bone mineral density 856 0.69%
Drug use 1269 1.02%
Alcohol use 306 0.25%
No access to handwashing facility 58 0.05%
Poor sanitation 22 0.02%
Unsafe sex 251 0.2%
Smoking 14782 11.84%
Secondhand smoke 2527 2.02%
Unsafe water source 65 0.05%
Diet low in vegetables 814 0.65%
Diet low in fruits 2725 2.18%
Low physical activity 3975 3.18%
Outdoor air pollution 10416 8.34%
Household air pollution 96 0.08%
High body-mass index (obesity) 22348 17.9%
High blood sugar 20064 16.07%
High total cholesterol 17507 14.03%
High blood pressure 26743 21.42%


Iran - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 2 0%
Low bone mineral density 1314 0.74%
Drug use 371 0.21%
Alcohol use 252 0.14%
Smoking 12872 7.23%
Secondhand smoke 3535 1.99%
Household air pollution 122 0.07%
Outdoor air pollution 14036 7.88%
No access to handwashing facility 159 0.09%
Poor sanitation 78 0.04%
Unsafe water source 232 0.13%
Unsafe sex 124 0.07%
Low physical activity 9220 5.18%
Diet low in vegetables 1683 0.95%
Diet low in fruits 3054 1.71%
High cholesterol 22989 12.91%
High blood pressure 46486 26.1%
High blood sugar 39508 22.19%
High body-mass index (obesity) 22045 12.38%


Iran - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 3748 | Deaths : 1589 42.4%
Breast cancer Patients : 53696 | Deaths : 3124 5.82%
Larynx cancer Patients : 7555 | Deaths : 1304 17.26%
Kidney cancer Patients : 6873 | Deaths : 642 9.34%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 10386 | Deaths : 251 2.42%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 4346 | Deaths : 717 16.5%
Stomach cancer Patients : 13987 | Deaths : 8938 63.9%
Uterine cancer Patients : 7940 | Deaths : 356 4.48%
Bladder cancer Patients : 12267 | Deaths : 1241 10.12%
Cervical cancer Patients : 5024 | Deaths : 497 9.89%
Prostate cancer Patients : 31181 | Deaths : 2766 8.87%
Testicular cancer Patients : 2609 | Deaths : 83 3.18%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 1895 | Deaths : 1372 72.4%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 2377 | Deaths : 2359 99.24%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 634 | Deaths : 114 17.98%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 22902 | Deaths : 3786 16.53%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 1084 | Deaths : 241 22.23%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 3467 | Deaths : 399 11.51%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 8551 | Deaths : 3307 38.67%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 7888 | Deaths : 687 8.71%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 529 | Deaths : 150 28.36%


Iran - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 3580 1.9%
5-14 year olds 1640 0.87%
15-49 year olds 45657 24.26%
50-69 year olds 82851 44.03%
70+ year olds 54439 28.93%


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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