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Causes of death across Italy 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 Italy.

Highlights of Italy 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 Italy gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 59.24%59.24%
    • Fat : 47.08%47.08%
    • Animal protein : 7.88%7.88%
    • Plant protein : 6.80%6.80%
  • 20.99% increase in caloric supply : Currently Italy gets 3579/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2958/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Meat are three major diet compositions in Italy
  • Wheat, Rice and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Italy
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Italy average intake is 353.07 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Grapes and Apples are three major Fruit Types Intake in Italy
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Italy average Fruit intake is 382.99grams
  • In Italy, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 64.10% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Italy 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 Italy
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat1041
2Rice59
3Maize33
4Barley2
5Oats1
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 Italy

Diet Compositions in Italy
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1147
2Oils & Fats875
3Meat415
4Dairy & Eggs324
5Sugar308
6Fruits & Vegetables261
7Alcoholic Beverages101
8Starchy Roots66
9Pulses52
10Other30

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Italy with 236770 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 36% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in Italy.
    Major Cause of Death in Italy
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 556794 deaths (year 2016).
  • 48.88% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • Cancers, Road accidents and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular disease and Road accidents are the major cause of death in people aged 14 - 49 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular diseases and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 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 Italy (and it's count) Number of Deaths in Italy - Age wise (only due to Major diseases)

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Italy are High blood pressure, Smoking and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 74 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 Iron deficiency are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Smoking, Alcohol use and High blood pressure are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • Smoking, High blood pressure and High body-mass index (obesity) 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 Italy (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


1.42% of Italy population was suffering from cancer i.e. 1444231 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 21634) and Breast cancer was also concerning with 13338 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Pancreatic cancer have 8% of survival chance.Italy was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 758389 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 227203 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 21634 people were dead. This means 9.52% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Italy and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Italy :
  • 1.42 % of Italy population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Italy
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Italy

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Italy (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 90981 13.75%
Cardiovascular diseases 236770 35.77%
Kidney disease 14627 2.21%
Respiratory disease 31372 4.74%
Liver disease 12322 1.86%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 41441 6.26%
Digestive disease 14446 2.18%
Hepatitis 456 0.07%
Cancers 184588 27.89%
Parkinson's disease 6520 0.99%
Fire 978 0.15%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 426 0.06%
Homicide 518 0.08%
HIV/AIDS 606 0.09%
Drug disorder 771 0.12%
Tuberculosis 432 0.07%
Road incidents 6723 1.02%
Maternal deaths 19 0%
Neonatal deaths 740 0.11%
Alcohol disorder 395 0.06%
Natural disasters 296 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 529 0.08%
Road incidents 6723 1.02%
Lower respiratory infections 9225.93311774 1.39%
Liver disease 12322 1.86%
Digestive disease 14446 2.18%
Kidney disease 14627 2.21%
Respiratory disease 31372 4.74%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 41441 6.26%
Dementia 90981 13.75%
Cancers 184588 27.89%
Cardiovascular diseases 236770 35.77%


Italy - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 8 0.53%
Congenital birth defects 1 0.07%
Cancers 2 0.13%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 9 0.59%
Neonatal infections 1 0.07%
Lower respiratory infections 11 0.73%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Road accidents 740 48.88%
Digestive diseases 23 1.52%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Natural disasters 4 0.26%
Homicide 7 0.46%
Drowning 0 0%
Kidney disease 5 0.33%
Fire 68 4.49%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.07%
Liver disease 12 0.79%
Nutritional deficiencies 55 3.63%
Hepatitis 2 0.13%
Protein-energy malnutrition 5 0.33%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 24 1.59%
Tuberculosis 453 29.92%
Measles 33 2.18%
Drug use disorders 0 0%
Malaria 50 3.3%


Italy - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 6 1.66%
Homicide 8 2.22%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.28%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 16 4.43%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.28%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.28%
Road accidents 66 18.28%
Tuberculosis 1 0.28%
HIV/AIDS 3 0.83%
Drowning 13 3.6%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 4 1.11%
Cancers 160 44.32%
Hepatitis 1 0.28%
Digestive diseases 5 1.39%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 34 9.42%
Liver disease 2 0.55%
Respiratory disease 6 1.66%
Kidney disease 3 0.83%
Cardiovascular disease 22 6.09%
Lower respiratory infections 8 2.22%


Italy - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1826 9.79%
Homicide 280 1.5%
Nutritional deficiencies 13 0.07%
Protein-energy malnutrition 5 0.03%
Natural disasters 100 0.54%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 24 0.13%
Diarrheal diseases 9 0.05%
Road accidents 2272 12.18%
Tuberculosis 23 0.12%
HIV/AIDS 388 2.08%
Drowning 152 0.82%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 51 0.27%
Cancers 7449 39.95%
Hepatitis 41 0.22%
Digestive diseases 271 1.45%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 723 3.88%
Liver disease 964 5.17%
Respiratory disease 211 1.13%
Kidney disease 136 0.73%
Cardiovascular disease 2944 15.79%
Drug disorder 433 2.32%
Alcohol disorder 86 0.46%
Parkinson's disease 11 0.06%
Dementia 47 0.25%
Lower respiratory infections 188 1.01%


Italy - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1495 1.74%
Homicide 124 0.14%
Nutritional deficiencies 41 0.05%
Protein-energy malnutrition 22 0.03%
Natural disasters 75 0.09%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 39 0.05%
Diarrheal diseases 26 0.03%
Road accidents 1141 1.33%
Tuberculosis 71 0.08%
HIV/AIDS 196 0.23%
Drowning 107 0.12%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 79 0.09%
Cancers 47567 55.3%
Hepatitis 133 0.15%
Digestive diseases 1465 1.7%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 4510 5.24%
Liver disease 3626 4.22%
Respiratory disease 2224 2.59%
Kidney disease 1021 1.19%
Cardiovascular diseases 18978 22.06%
Dementia 1739 2.02%
Parkinson's disease 319 0.37%
Drug disorder 104 0.12%
Alcohol disorder 146 0.17%
Lower respiratory infections 769 0.89%


Italy - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1369 0.25%
Homicide 99 0.02%
Nutritional deficiencies 826 0.15%
Protein-energy malnutrition 432 0.08%
Natural disasters 97 0.02%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 405 0.07%
Diarrheal diseases 482 0.09%
Road accidents 3222 0.58%
Tuberculosis 337 0.06%
HIV/AIDS 14 0%
Drowning 146 0.03%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 840 0.15%
Cancers 129344 23.28%
Hepatitis 280 0.05%
Digestive diseases 12693 2.28%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 36119 6.5%
Liver disease 7727 1.39%
Respiratory disease 28928 5.21%
Kidney disease 13462 2.42%
Cardiovascular disease 214802 38.66%
Parkinson's disease 6190 1.11%
Dementia 89195 16.05%
Drug use disorders 234 0.04%
Alcohol use disorders 163 0.03%
Lower respiratory infections 8228 1.48%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Italy
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 74 0.01%
Poor sanitation 20 0%
No access to handwashing facility 87 0.02%
Household air pollution 502 0.09%
Outdoor air pollution 24555 4.41%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 7 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 1 0%
Child wasting 13 0%
Child stunting 1 0%
Low birth weight 369 0.07%
Secondhand smoke 4588 0.82%
Alcohol use 41095 7.39%
Drug use 9673 1.74%
Diet low in fruits 13701 2.46%
Diet low in vegetables 16650 2.99%
Unsafe sex 2132 0.38%
Low physical activity 21002 3.77%
High blood sugar 66951 12.03%
High cholesterol 52721 9.48%
High body-mass index (obesity) 71758 12.9%
High blood pressure 133331 23.96%
Smoking 89501 16.09%
Iron deficiency 118 0.02%
Zinc deficiency 1 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 7556 1.36%


Italy - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 1 0.25%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 7 1.73%
Child stunting 1 0.25%
Low birth weight 369 91.11%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.25%
Secondhand smoke 5 1.23%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 1 0.25%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 5 1.23%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 2 0.49%
Child wasting 13 3.21%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Italy - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 5 35.71%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Unsafe sex 1 7.14%
Iron deficiency 3 21.43%
Secondhand smoke 1 7.14%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 1 7.14%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood sugar 2 14.29%
High blood pressure 1 7.14%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Italy - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 3 0.02%
Low bone mineral density 67 0.51%
Drug use 1188 8.97%
Alcohol use 2340 17.67%
No access to handwashing facility 2 0.02%
Unsafe water source 1 0.01%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 2544 19.21%
Secondhand smoke 123 0.93%
Low physical activity 211 1.59%
Diet low in fruits 507 3.83%
Diet low in vegetables 440 3.32%
Unsafe sex 537 4.05%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1304 9.85%
Household air pollution 13 0.1%
Outdoor air pollution 572 4.32%
High total cholesterol 1264 9.54%
High blood pressure 1616 12.2%
High blood sugar 513 3.87%


Italy - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 3 0%
Low bone mineral density 321 0.4%
Drug use 3418 4.28%
Alcohol use 9325 11.67%
No access to handwashing facility 7 0.01%
Poor sanitation 1 0%
Unsafe sex 647 0.81%
Smoking 21085 26.38%
Secondhand smoke 794 0.99%
Unsafe water source 4 0.01%
Diet low in vegetables 1988 2.49%
Diet low in fruits 2369 2.96%
Low physical activity 1654 2.07%
Outdoor air pollution 3576 4.47%
Household air pollution 78 0.1%
High body-mass index (obesity) 9934 12.43%
High blood sugar 6795 8.5%
High total cholesterol 6055 7.58%
High blood pressure 11871 14.85%


Italy - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 112 0.02%
Low bone mineral density 7168 1.55%
Drug use 5066 1.09%
Alcohol use 29425 6.36%
Smoking 65872 14.23%
Secondhand smoke 3665 0.79%
Household air pollution 411 0.09%
Outdoor air pollution 20401 4.41%
No access to handwashing facility 78 0.02%
Poor sanitation 18 0%
Unsafe water source 68 0.01%
Unsafe sex 948 0.2%
Low physical activity 19138 4.14%
Diet low in vegetables 14221 3.07%
Diet low in fruits 10825 2.34%
High cholesterol 45402 9.81%
High blood pressure 119843 25.89%
High blood sugar 59639 12.89%
High body-mass index (obesity) 60520 13.08%


Italy - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 15732 | Deaths : 10750 68.33%
Breast cancer Patients : 268603 | Deaths : 13338 4.97%
Larynx cancer Patients : 18147 | Deaths : 1712 9.43%
Kidney cancer Patients : 50124 | Deaths : 4440 8.86%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 44275 | Deaths : 686 1.55%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 18456 | Deaths : 4033 21.85%
Stomach cancer Patients : 45453 | Deaths : 13337 29.34%
Uterine cancer Patients : 69481 | Deaths : 1337 1.92%
Bladder cancer Patients : 117656 | Deaths : 8124 6.9%
Cervical cancer Patients : 11304 | Deaths : 1544 13.66%
Prostate cancer Patients : 236741 | Deaths : 10179 4.3%
Testicular cancer Patients : 9568 | Deaths : 81 0.85%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 13474 | Deaths : 12446 92.37%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 3775 | Deaths : 2323 61.54%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 3535 | Deaths : 560 15.84%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 227203 | Deaths : 21634 9.52%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 15414 | Deaths : 1027 6.66%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 19593 | Deaths : 2063 10.53%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 21852 | Deaths : 4057 18.57%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 69016 | Deaths : 4341 6.29%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 6414 | Deaths : 947 14.76%


Italy - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 2926 0.2%
5-14 year olds 1826 0.13%
15-49 year olds 153494 10.63%
50-69 year olds 527596 36.53%
70+ year olds 758389 52.51%


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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