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Iraq Health

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Causes of death across Iraq 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 Iraq.

Highlights of Iraq 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 Iraq gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 98.72%98.72%
    • Fat : 33.29%33.29%
    • Plant protein : 11.63%11.63%
    • Animal protein : 3.04%3.04%
  • 46.69% increase in caloric supply : Currently Iraq gets 2545/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1735/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Sugar are three major diet compositions in Iraq
  • Wheat, Rice and Barley are three major Cereal preferences in Iraq
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Iraq average intake is 314.38 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Grapes and Dates are three major Fruit Types Intake in Iraq
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Iraq average Fruit intake is 125.97grams
  • In Iraq, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 59.80% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Iraq 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 Iraq
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat1141
2Rice408
3Barley41
4Maize3
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 Iraq

Diet Compositions in Iraq
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1593
2Oils & Fats379
3Sugar179
4Fruits & Vegetables146
5Meat86
6Dairy & Eggs72
7Starchy Roots36
8Pulses28
9Other21
10Alcoholic Beverages5

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Iraq with 77556 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 36% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Neonatal deaths and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were the highest types of death causes in Iraq.
    Major Cause of Death in Iraq
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 15-49 with 63221 deaths (year 2016).
  • 49.32% 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, Road accidents and Cancers are the major cause of death in people aged 14 - 49 years.
  • Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases and Cancers are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 54% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Iraq are High blood pressure, High blood sugar and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 1641 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 Iron deficiency are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • High body-mass index (obesity), High blood pressure and High total cholesterol 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 Iraq (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.21% of Iraq population was suffering from cancer i.e. 36858 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Breast cancer (Count : 2693) and Brain & nervous system cancer was also concerning with 1187 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 3% of survival chance.Iraq was really successful in diagnosing Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer where 92% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 15376 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 16542 were suffering from Breast cancer out of which 2693 people were dead. This means 16.28% death rate of people suffering from Breast cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Iraq and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Iraq :
  • 0.21 % of Iraq population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Breast cancer
  • Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer was most cured cancer in Iraq
  • Breast cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Iraq

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Iraq (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 4294 2%
Cardiovascular diseases 77556 36.16%
Kidney disease 6889 3.21%
Respiratory disease 5406 2.52%
Liver disease 1919 0.89%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 20226 9.43%
Digestive disease 1313 0.61%
Hepatitis 309 0.14%
Cancers 16729 7.8%
Parkinson's disease 299 0.14%
Fire 1113 0.52%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 1230 0.57%
Homicide 2691 1.25%
HIV/AIDS 249 0.12%
Drug disorder 1136 0.53%
Tuberculosis 1350 0.63%
Road incidents 8250 3.85%
Maternal deaths 868 0.4%
Neonatal deaths 21824 10.18%
Alcohol disorder 142 0.07%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 2467 1.15%
Respiratory disease 5406 2.52%
Kidney disease 6889 3.21%
Lower respiratory infections 6957.63180613 3.24%
Road incidents 8250 3.85%
Terrorism 12187 5.68%
Conflict 13373 6.24%
Cancers 16729 7.8%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 20226 9.43%
Neonatal deaths 21824 10.18%
Cardiovascular diseases 77556 36.16%


Iraq - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 90 0.2%
Congenital birth defects 185 0.42%
Neonatal infections 202 0.46%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 20 0.05%
Cardiovascular disease 1675 3.79%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Road accidents 21824 49.32%
Digestive diseases 658 1.49%
Cancers 42 0.09%
Drowning 24 0.05%
Nutritional deficiencies 204 0.46%
Fire 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 198 0.45%
Homicide 274 0.62%
Kidney disease 44 0.1%
Liver disease 332 0.75%
Measles 685 1.55%
Hepatitis 70 0.16%
Tuberculosis 90 0.2%
HIV/AIDS 1218 2.75%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 7551 17.07%
Drug use disorders 4004 9.05%
Natural disasters 50 0.11%
4806 10.86%


Iraq - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 15 0.49%
Homicide 99 3.26%
Nutritional deficiencies 20 0.66%
Protein-energy malnutrition 13 0.43%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 21 0.69%
Diarrheal diseases 91 3%
Road accidents 651 21.46%
Tuberculosis 23 0.76%
HIV/AIDS 6 0.2%
Drowning 226 7.45%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 114 3.76%
Cancers 524 17.28%
Hepatitis 14 0.46%
Digestive diseases 41 1.35%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 336 11.08%
Liver disease 62 2.04%
Respiratory disease 65 2.14%
Kidney disease 83 2.74%
Cardiovascular disease 396 13.06%
Lower respiratory infections 233 7.68%


Iraq - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2495 6.25%
Homicide 2314 5.8%
Nutritional deficiencies 49 0.12%
Protein-energy malnutrition 20 0.05%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 203 0.51%
Diarrheal diseases 228 0.57%
Road accidents 5633 14.12%
Tuberculosis 659 1.65%
HIV/AIDS 185 0.46%
Drowning 718 1.8%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 663 1.66%
Cancers 5133 12.87%
Hepatitis 105 0.26%
Digestive diseases 310 0.78%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 4125 10.34%
Liver disease 689 1.73%
Respiratory disease 949 2.38%
Kidney disease 1384 3.47%
Cardiovascular disease 12102 30.34%
Drug disorder 919 2.3%
Alcohol disorder 87 0.22%
Parkinson's disease 6 0.02%
Dementia 13 0.03%
Lower respiratory infections 905 2.27%


Iraq - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 344 0.69%
Homicide 162 0.32%
Nutritional deficiencies 44 0.09%
Protein-energy malnutrition 33 0.07%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 34 0.07%
Diarrheal diseases 133 0.27%
Road accidents 988 1.98%
Tuberculosis 333 0.67%
HIV/AIDS 30 0.06%
Drowning 69 0.14%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 95 0.19%
Cancers 6641 13.29%
Hepatitis 90 0.18%
Digestive diseases 291 0.58%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 7207 14.42%
Liver disease 756 1.51%
Respiratory disease 1767 3.54%
Kidney disease 2463 4.93%
Cardiovascular diseases 26878 53.78%
Dementia 492 0.98%
Parkinson's disease 40 0.08%
Drug disorder 152 0.3%
Alcohol disorder 44 0.09%
Lower respiratory infections 891 1.78%


Iraq - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 63 0.1%
Homicide 26 0.04%
Nutritional deficiencies 60 0.1%
Protein-energy malnutrition 47 0.08%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 8 0.01%
Diarrheal diseases 340 0.55%
Road accidents 320 0.52%
Tuberculosis 293 0.48%
HIV/AIDS 4 0.01%
Drowning 14 0.02%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 42 0.07%
Cancers 4157 6.77%
Hepatitis 57 0.09%
Digestive diseases 338 0.55%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 7872 12.82%
Liver disease 342 0.56%
Respiratory disease 2540 4.14%
Kidney disease 2869 4.67%
Cardiovascular disease 36962 60.2%
Parkinson's disease 253 0.41%
Dementia 3788 6.17%
Drug use disorders 64 0.1%
Alcohol use disorders 11 0.02%
Lower respiratory infections 924 1.51%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Iraq
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 1641 0.68%
Poor sanitation 990 0.41%
No access to handwashing facility 359 0.15%
Household air pollution 657 0.27%
Outdoor air pollution 18191 7.48%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 917 0.38%
Discontinued breastfeeding 68 0.03%
Child wasting 3472 1.43%
Child stunting 635 0.26%
Low birth weight 11948 4.92%
Secondhand smoke 4834 1.99%
Alcohol use 717 0.3%
Drug use 1978 0.81%
Diet low in fruits 12693 5.22%
Diet low in vegetables 3612 1.49%
Unsafe sex 355 0.15%
Low physical activity 7219 2.97%
High blood sugar 40587 16.7%
High cholesterol 24766 10.19%
High body-mass index (obesity) 36044 14.83%
High blood pressure 51865 21.34%
Smoking 18740 7.71%
Iron deficiency 66 0.03%
Zinc deficiency 146 0.06%
Vitamin-A deficiency 35 0.01%
Low bone mineral density 499 0.21%


Iraq - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 68 0.32%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 917 4.33%
Child stunting 635 3%
Low birth weight 11948 56.46%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 228 1.08%
Secondhand smoke 506 2.39%
Poor sanitation 672 3.18%
Unsafe water source 1114 5.26%
Household air pollution 69 0.33%
Outdoor air pollution 1472 6.96%
High body-mass index (obesity) 6 0.03%
High blood pressure 2 0.01%
High blood sugar 52 0.25%
Child wasting 3472 16.41%
Iron deficiency 1 0%


Iraq - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 1 0.28%
No access to handwashing facility 13 3.59%
Unsafe water source 60 16.57%
Unsafe sex 1 0.28%
Iron deficiency 62 17.13%
Secondhand smoke 29 8.01%
Household air pollution 4 1.1%
Outdoor air pollution 86 23.76%
High body-mass index (obesity) 5 1.38%
High blood sugar 60 16.57%
High blood pressure 3 0.83%
Poor sanitation 36 9.94%
Iron deficiency 2 0.55%


Iraq - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 62 0.15%
Low bone mineral density 113 0.28%
Drug use 1529 3.73%
Alcohol use 772 1.88%
No access to handwashing facility 39 0.1%
Unsafe water source 152 0.37%
Poor sanitation 92 0.22%
Smoking 4067 9.91%
Secondhand smoke 758 1.85%
Low physical activity 821 2%
Diet low in fruits 3028 7.38%
Diet low in vegetables 798 1.95%
Unsafe sex 224 0.55%
High body-mass index (obesity) 8067 19.66%
Household air pollution 134 0.33%
Outdoor air pollution 3397 8.28%
High total cholesterol 5050 12.31%
High blood pressure 6904 16.83%
High blood sugar 5021 12.24%


Iraq - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 183 0.2%
Drug use 360 0.4%
Alcohol use 270 0.3%
No access to handwashing facility 30 0.03%
Poor sanitation 53 0.06%
Unsafe sex 95 0.11%
Smoking 8399 9.3%
Secondhand smoke 1782 1.97%
Unsafe water source 89 0.1%
Diet low in vegetables 1317 1.46%
Diet low in fruits 5332 5.9%
Low physical activity 2512 2.78%
Outdoor air pollution 6831 7.56%
Household air pollution 241 0.27%
High body-mass index (obesity) 16067 17.79%
High blood sugar 16013 17.73%
High total cholesterol 10490 11.62%
High blood pressure 20243 22.42%


Iraq - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 203 0.23%
Drug use 88 0.1%
Alcohol use -327 -0.36%
Smoking 6274 6.97%
Secondhand smoke 1759 1.95%
Household air pollution 209 0.23%
Outdoor air pollution 6406 7.11%
No access to handwashing facility 49 0.05%
Poor sanitation 136 0.15%
Unsafe water source 226 0.25%
Unsafe sex 34 0.04%
Low physical activity 3886 4.32%
Diet low in vegetables 1498 1.66%
Diet low in fruits 4333 4.81%
High cholesterol 9226 10.24%
High blood pressure 24713 27.44%
High blood sugar 19441 21.59%
High body-mass index (obesity) 11900 13.21%


Iraq - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 635 | Deaths : 237 37.32%
Breast cancer Patients : 16542 | Deaths : 2693 16.28%
Larynx cancer Patients : 1183 | Deaths : 396 33.47%
Kidney cancer Patients : 1826 | Deaths : 229 12.54%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 1474 | Deaths : 190 12.89%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 1291 | Deaths : 313 24.24%
Stomach cancer Patients : 1013 | Deaths : 755 74.53%
Uterine cancer Patients : 1065 | Deaths : 186 17.46%
Bladder cancer Patients : 3805 | Deaths : 892 23.44%
Cervical cancer Patients : 1095 | Deaths : 165 15.07%
Prostate cancer Patients : 1599 | Deaths : 421 26.33%
Testicular cancer Patients : 387 | Deaths : 76 19.64%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 576 | Deaths : 384 66.67%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 184 | Deaths : 179 97.28%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 379 | Deaths : 86 22.69%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 3047 | Deaths : 1075 35.28%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 101 | Deaths : 79 78.22%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 1027 | Deaths : 168 16.36%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 2783 | Deaths : 1187 42.65%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 2102 | Deaths : 163 7.75%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 110 | Deaths : 82 74.55%


Iraq - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 1196 3.24%
5-14 year olds 955 2.59%
15-49 year olds 11873 32.21%
50-69 year olds 15376 41.72%
70+ year olds 7459 20.24%


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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