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Causes of death across Ireland 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 Ireland.

Highlights of Ireland 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 Ireland gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 60.27%60.27%
    • Fat : 33.67%33.67%
    • Animal protein : 7.71%7.71%
    • Plant protein : 5.37%5.37%
  • 7.02% increase in caloric supply : Currently Ireland gets 3600/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 3364/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Meat are three major diet compositions in Ireland
  • Wheat, Maize and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Ireland
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Ireland average intake is 257.29 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Bananas and Apples are three major Fruit Types Intake in Ireland
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Ireland average Fruit intake is 434.41grams
  • In Ireland, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 63.60% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Ireland 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 Ireland
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat934
2Maize73
3Rice30
4Oats25
5Barley3
6Rye1
7Sorghum0

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

Diet Compositions in Ireland
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1073
2Oils & Fats551
3Meat439
4Sugar395
5Dairy & Eggs393
6Alcoholic Beverages305
7Fruits & Vegetables211
8Starchy Roots154
9Other48
10Pulses31

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Ireland with 10159 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 33% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in Ireland.
    Major Cause of Death in Ireland
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 22563 deaths (year 2016).
  • 43.64% kids below age 5 years die because of Congenital birth defects.
  • Cancers, Road accidents and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 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 51% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Ireland are High blood pressure, Smoking and High blood sugar. Every year around 2 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, Drug use and Smoking are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • Smoking, High blood pressure and Alcohol use 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 Ireland (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


1.35% of Ireland population was suffering from cancer i.e. 73041 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 1130) and Breast cancer was also concerning with 718 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Liver cancer have 18% of survival chance.Ireland was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 31048 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 10797 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 1130 people were dead. This means 10.47% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Ireland and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Ireland :
  • 1.35 % of Ireland population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Ireland
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Ireland

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Ireland (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 2791 9.15%
Cardiovascular diseases 10159 33.32%
Kidney disease 592 1.94%
Respiratory disease 2210 7.25%
Liver disease 389 1.28%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 1450 4.76%
Digestive disease 735 2.41%
Hepatitis 8 0.03%
Cancers 9260 30.37%
Parkinson's disease 251 0.82%
Fire 44 0.14%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 48 0.16%
Homicide 34 0.11%
HIV/AIDS 9 0.03%
Drug disorder 180 0.59%
Tuberculosis 30 0.1%
Road incidents 215 0.71%
Maternal deaths 3 0.01%
Neonatal deaths 84 0.28%
Alcohol disorder 88 0.29%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 32 0.1%
Liver disease 389 1.28%
Suicide 482 1.58%
Kidney disease 592 1.94%
Digestive disease 735 2.41%
Lower respiratory infections 1343.26799123 4.41%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 1450 4.76%
Respiratory disease 2210 7.25%
Dementia 2791 9.15%
Cancers 9260 30.37%
Cardiovascular diseases 10159 33.32%


Ireland - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 1 0.45%
Neonatal disorders 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Neonatal infections 2 0.91%
Road accidents 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 84 38.18%
Fire 3 1.36%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Drowning 0 0%
Homicide 1 0.45%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Kidney disease 2 0.91%
Liver disease 9 4.09%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Hepatitis 1 0.45%
Nutritional deficiencies 8 3.64%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.45%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 0.91%
Drug use disorders 96 43.64%
Measles 5 2.27%
Natural disasters 0 0%
5 2.27%


Ireland - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2 4.76%
Homicide 1 2.38%
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 8 19.05%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 2 4.76%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 2.38%
Cancers 18 42.86%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 1 2.38%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 6 14.29%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 1 2.38%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 1 2.38%
Lower respiratory infections 1 2.38%


Ireland - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 311 18.25%
Homicide 22 1.29%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.06%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.06%
Road accidents 110 6.46%
Tuberculosis 2 0.12%
HIV/AIDS 7 0.41%
Drowning 24 1.41%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 8 0.47%
Cancers 550 32.28%
Hepatitis 4 0.23%
Digestive diseases 28 1.64%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 51 2.99%
Liver disease 79 4.64%
Respiratory disease 26 1.53%
Kidney disease 11 0.65%
Cardiovascular disease 264 15.49%
Drug disorder 139 8.16%
Alcohol disorder 40 2.35%
Parkinson's disease 1 0.06%
Dementia 3 0.18%
Lower respiratory infections 22 1.29%


Ireland - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 137 2.24%
Homicide 6 0.1%
Nutritional deficiencies 2 0.03%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0.02%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 2 0.03%
Diarrheal diseases 3 0.05%
Road accidents 43 0.7%
Tuberculosis 8 0.13%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.02%
Drowning 15 0.25%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 9 0.15%
Cancers 3117 51.02%
Hepatitis 3 0.05%
Digestive diseases 125 2.05%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 180 2.95%
Liver disease 183 3%
Respiratory disease 307 5.03%
Kidney disease 58 0.95%
Cardiovascular diseases 1618 26.49%
Dementia 97 1.59%
Parkinson's disease 19 0.31%
Drug disorder 33 0.54%
Alcohol disorder 39 0.64%
Lower respiratory infections 103 1.69%


Ireland - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 33 0.15%
Homicide 3 0.01%
Nutritional deficiencies 11 0.05%
Protein-energy malnutrition 6 0.03%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 8 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 25 0.11%
Road accidents 52 0.23%
Tuberculosis 20 0.09%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 6 0.03%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 24 0.11%
Cancers 5565 24.74%
Hepatitis 2 0.01%
Digestive diseases 582 2.59%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1206 5.36%
Liver disease 127 0.56%
Respiratory disease 1875 8.34%
Kidney disease 523 2.33%
Cardiovascular disease 8274 36.78%
Parkinson's disease 232 1.03%
Dementia 2691 11.96%
Drug use disorders 8 0.04%
Alcohol use disorders 9 0.04%
Lower respiratory infections 1212 5.39%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Ireland
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 2 0.01%
Poor sanitation 1 0%
No access to handwashing facility 10 0.04%
Household air pollution 29 0.1%
Outdoor air pollution 1060 3.78%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 2 0.01%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 49 0.17%
Secondhand smoke 255 0.91%
Alcohol use 2797 9.96%
Drug use 342 1.22%
Diet low in fruits 991 3.53%
Diet low in vegetables 929 3.31%
Unsafe sex 111 0.4%
Low physical activity 1019 3.63%
High blood sugar 3110 11.08%
High cholesterol 2849 10.15%
High body-mass index (obesity) 3072 10.94%
High blood pressure 5817 20.72%
Smoking 5401 19.24%
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 222 0.79%


Ireland - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 1 1.89%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 49 92.45%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 1 1.89%
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 2 3.77%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


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


Ireland - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 3 0.22%
Drug use 184 13.25%
Alcohol use 375 27%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 179 12.89%
Secondhand smoke 11 0.79%
Low physical activity 20 1.44%
Diet low in fruits 54 3.89%
Diet low in vegetables 43 3.1%
Unsafe sex 32 2.3%
High body-mass index (obesity) 133 9.58%
Household air pollution 1 0.07%
Outdoor air pollution 37 2.66%
High total cholesterol 120 8.64%
High blood pressure 160 11.52%
High blood sugar 37 2.66%


Ireland - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 19 0.3%
Drug use 99 1.56%
Alcohol use 921 14.5%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.02%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 42 0.66%
Smoking 1528 24.06%
Secondhand smoke 70 1.1%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Diet low in vegetables 203 3.2%
Diet low in fruits 260 4.09%
Low physical activity 157 2.47%
Outdoor air pollution 228 3.59%
Household air pollution 6 0.09%
High body-mass index (obesity) 794 12.5%
High blood sugar 391 6.16%
High total cholesterol 632 9.95%
High blood pressure 1001 15.76%


Ireland - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 200 0.99%
Drug use 60 0.3%
Alcohol use 1500 7.4%
Smoking 3695 18.22%
Secondhand smoke 173 0.85%
Household air pollution 22 0.11%
Outdoor air pollution 795 3.92%
No access to handwashing facility 9 0.04%
Poor sanitation 1 0%
Unsafe water source 2 0.01%
Unsafe sex 37 0.18%
Low physical activity 842 4.15%
Diet low in vegetables 683 3.37%
Diet low in fruits 677 3.34%
High cholesterol 2097 10.34%
High blood pressure 4656 22.96%
High blood sugar 2682 13.23%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2144 10.57%


Ireland - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 240 | Deaths : 197 82.08%
Breast cancer Patients : 15138 | Deaths : 718 4.74%
Larynx cancer Patients : 649 | Deaths : 63 9.71%
Kidney cancer Patients : 2072 | Deaths : 240 11.58%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 1331 | Deaths : 23 1.73%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 1422 | Deaths : 296 20.82%
Stomach cancer Patients : 1303 | Deaths : 450 34.54%
Uterine cancer Patients : 2502 | Deaths : 77 3.08%
Bladder cancer Patients : 2828 | Deaths : 227 8.03%
Cervical cancer Patients : 1234 | Deaths : 101 8.18%
Prostate cancer Patients : 14232 | Deaths : 683 4.8%
Testicular cancer Patients : 765 | Deaths : 5 0.65%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 591 | Deaths : 470 79.53%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 517 | Deaths : 392 75.82%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 119 | Deaths : 28 23.53%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 10797 | Deaths : 1130 10.47%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 2263 | Deaths : 77 3.4%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 936 | Deaths : 99 10.58%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 1464 | Deaths : 275 18.78%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 3266 | Deaths : 110 3.37%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 123 | Deaths : 53 43.09%


Ireland - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 421 0.58%
5-14 year olds 182 0.25%
15-49 year olds 10624 14.55%
50-69 year olds 30765 42.12%
70+ year olds 31048 42.51%


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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