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Causes of death across Kuwait 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 Kuwait.

Highlights of Kuwait 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 Kuwait gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 80.38%80.38%
    • Fat : 42.00%42.00%
    • Plant protein : 8.72%8.72%
    • Animal protein : 8.55%8.55%
  • 39.65% increase in caloric supply : Currently Kuwait gets 3501/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2507/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Meat are three major diet compositions in Kuwait
  • Wheat, Rice and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Kuwait
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Kuwait average intake is 611.86 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Bananas and Dates are three major Fruit Types Intake in Kuwait
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Kuwait average Fruit intake is 298.11grams
  • In Kuwait, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 72.10% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Kuwait 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 Kuwait
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat823
2Rice433
3Maize54
4Oats0

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

Diet Compositions in Kuwait
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1312
2Oils & Fats536
3Meat375
4Sugar374
5Fruits & Vegetables299
6Dairy & Eggs263
7Other153
8Starchy Roots110
9Pulses79
10Alcoholic Beverages0

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Kuwait with 2704 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 42% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Road incidents were the highest types of death causes in Kuwait.
    Major Cause of Death in Kuwait
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 50-69 with 2345 deaths (year 2016).
  • 46.27% kids below age 5 years die because of Congenital birth defects.
  • Road accidents, Cancers and Lower respiratory infections 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, Cancers and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 50% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Kuwait are High blood pressure, High body-mass index (obesity) and High cholesterol. Every year around 3 people die due to High blood pressure.
  • Low birth weight and Outdoor air pollution are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • Outdoor air pollution and Secondhand smoke 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 body-mass index (obesity), High blood pressure and High total cholesterol 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 Kuwait (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.45% of Kuwait population was suffering from cancer i.e. 7091 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Breast cancer (Count : 146) and Colon & rectum cancer was also concerning with 113 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 5% of survival chance.Kuwait was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 3508 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 2986 were suffering from Breast cancer out of which 146 people were dead. This means 4.89% death rate of people suffering from Breast cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Kuwait and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Kuwait :
  • 0.45 % of Kuwait population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Breast cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Kuwait
  • Breast cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Kuwait

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Kuwait (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 265 4.16%
Cardiovascular diseases 2704 42.4%
Kidney disease 182 2.85%
Respiratory disease 129 2.02%
Liver disease 138 2.16%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 457 7.17%
Digestive disease 81 1.27%
Hepatitis 5 0.08%
Cancers 1062 16.65%
Parkinson's disease 27 0.42%
Fire 29 0.45%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 25 0.39%
Homicide 40 0.63%
HIV/AIDS 6 0.09%
Drug disorder 35 0.55%
Tuberculosis 18 0.28%
Road incidents 515 8.08%
Maternal deaths 5 0.08%
Neonatal deaths 158 2.48%
Alcohol disorder 7 0.11%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 7 0.11%
Respiratory disease 129 2.02%
Liver disease 138 2.16%
Neonatal deaths 158 2.48%
Kidney disease 182 2.85%
Dementia 265 4.16%
Lower respiratory infections 342.304605117 5.37%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 457 7.17%
Road incidents 515 8.08%
Cancers 1062 16.65%
Cardiovascular diseases 2704 42.4%


Kuwait - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 1 0.21%
Neonatal disorders 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Road accidents 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 4 0.83%
Cancers 0 0%
Neonatal infections 158 32.78%
Diarrheal diseases 15 3.11%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Drowning 1 0.21%
Fire 3 0.62%
Kidney disease 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 2 0.41%
Homicide 9 1.87%
Liver disease 0 0%
Hepatitis 3 0.62%
Nutritional deficiencies 11 2.28%
Tuberculosis 1 0.21%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 2 0.41%
Protein-energy malnutrition 10 2.07%
Measles 223 46.27%
Drug use disorders 32 6.64%
Natural disasters 0 0%
7 1.45%


Kuwait - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1 1.22%
Homicide 1 1.22%
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 30 36.59%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 3 3.66%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 2 2.44%
Cancers 17 20.73%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 1 1.22%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 7 8.54%
Liver disease 1 1.22%
Respiratory disease 2 2.44%
Kidney disease 1 1.22%
Cardiovascular disease 8 9.76%
Lower respiratory infections 8 9.76%


Kuwait - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 97 5.77%
Homicide 33 1.96%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 2 0.12%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.06%
Road accidents 352 20.95%
Tuberculosis 6 0.36%
HIV/AIDS 3 0.18%
Drowning 15 0.89%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 17 1.01%
Cancers 257 15.3%
Hepatitis 2 0.12%
Digestive diseases 17 1.01%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 69 4.11%
Liver disease 38 2.26%
Respiratory disease 23 1.37%
Kidney disease 28 1.67%
Cardiovascular disease 633 37.68%
Drug disorder 29 1.73%
Alcohol disorder 5 0.3%
Parkinson's disease 1 0.06%
Dementia 2 0.12%
Lower respiratory infections 50 2.98%


Kuwait - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 13 0.55%
Homicide 5 0.21%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Road accidents 93 3.94%
Tuberculosis 6 0.25%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.04%
Drowning 3 0.13%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 5 0.21%
Cancers 507 21.49%
Hepatitis 2 0.08%
Digestive diseases 28 1.19%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 179 7.59%
Liver disease 73 3.09%
Respiratory disease 49 2.08%
Kidney disease 75 3.18%
Cardiovascular diseases 1168 49.51%
Dementia 48 2.03%
Parkinson's disease 6 0.25%
Drug disorder 4 0.17%
Alcohol disorder 2 0.08%
Lower respiratory infections 91 3.86%


Kuwait - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2 0.1%
Homicide 1 0.05%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.05%
Road accidents 25 1.27%
Tuberculosis 6 0.3%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 1 0.05%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 2 0.1%
Cancers 272 13.81%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 31 1.57%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 190 9.64%
Liver disease 26 1.32%
Respiratory disease 54 2.74%
Kidney disease 76 3.86%
Cardiovascular disease 885 44.92%
Parkinson's disease 20 1.02%
Dementia 215 10.91%
Drug use disorders 2 0.1%
Alcohol use disorders 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 161 8.17%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Kuwait
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 3 0.04%
Poor sanitation 1 0.01%
No access to handwashing facility 8 0.1%
Household air pollution 3 0.04%
Outdoor air pollution 860 10.29%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 6 0.07%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 12 0.14%
Child stunting 1 0.01%
Low birth weight 110 1.32%
Secondhand smoke 159 1.9%
Alcohol use 21 0.25%
Drug use 96 1.15%
Diet low in fruits 374 4.48%
Diet low in vegetables 126 1.51%
Unsafe sex 19 0.23%
Low physical activity 286 3.42%
High blood sugar 1108 13.26%
High cholesterol 1158 13.86%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1602 19.17%
High blood pressure 1639 19.61%
Smoking 727 8.7%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Zinc deficiency 1 0.01%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 36 0.43%


Kuwait - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 6 3.95%
Child stunting 1 0.66%
Low birth weight 110 72.37%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.66%
Secondhand smoke 5 3.29%
Poor sanitation 1 0.66%
Unsafe water source 2 1.32%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 14 9.21%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 12 7.89%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Kuwait - 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 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Unsafe sex 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 1 20%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 4 80%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Kuwait - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 8 0.38%
Drug use 52 2.49%
Alcohol use 9 0.43%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.05%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 263 12.61%
Secondhand smoke 26 1.25%
Low physical activity 60 2.88%
Diet low in fruits 131 6.28%
Diet low in vegetables 44 2.11%
Unsafe sex 8 0.38%
High body-mass index (obesity) 410 19.65%
Household air pollution 1 0.05%
Outdoor air pollution 236 11.31%
High total cholesterol 374 17.93%
High blood pressure 331 15.87%
High blood sugar 132 6.33%


Kuwait - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 15 0.39%
Drug use 38 1%
Alcohol use 9 0.24%
No access to handwashing facility 2 0.05%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 8 0.21%
Smoking 336 8.81%
Secondhand smoke 72 1.89%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Diet low in vegetables 52 1.36%
Diet low in fruits 167 4.38%
Low physical activity 128 3.36%
Outdoor air pollution 375 9.83%
Household air pollution 1 0.03%
High body-mass index (obesity) 795 20.84%
High blood sugar 502 13.16%
High total cholesterol 558 14.63%
High blood pressure 757 19.84%


Kuwait - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 13 0.57%
Drug use 6 0.26%
Alcohol use 3 0.13%
Smoking 128 5.58%
Secondhand smoke 55 2.4%
Household air pollution 1 0.04%
Outdoor air pollution 231 10.07%
No access to handwashing facility 4 0.17%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Unsafe sex 3 0.13%
Low physical activity 98 4.27%
Diet low in vegetables 29 1.26%
Diet low in fruits 76 3.31%
High cholesterol 226 9.86%
High blood pressure 550 23.99%
High blood sugar 473 20.63%
High body-mass index (obesity) 397 17.31%


Kuwait - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 71 | Deaths : 26 36.62%
Breast cancer Patients : 2986 | Deaths : 146 4.89%
Larynx cancer Patients : 64 | Deaths : 8 12.5%
Kidney cancer Patients : 258 | Deaths : 20 7.75%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 509 | Deaths : 8 1.57%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 170 | Deaths : 28 16.47%
Stomach cancer Patients : 84 | Deaths : 43 51.19%
Uterine cancer Patients : 630 | Deaths : 20 3.17%
Bladder cancer Patients : 478 | Deaths : 34 7.11%
Cervical cancer Patients : 160 | Deaths : 15 9.38%
Prostate cancer Patients : 710 | Deaths : 34 4.79%
Testicular cancer Patients : 120 | Deaths : 1 0.83%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 62 | Deaths : 44 70.97%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 19 | Deaths : 18 94.74%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 32 | Deaths : 5 15.63%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 930 | Deaths : 113 12.15%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 23 | Deaths : 4 17.39%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 114 | Deaths : 11 9.65%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 173 | Deaths : 50 28.9%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 143 | Deaths : 16 11.19%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 12 | Deaths : 5 41.67%


Kuwait - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 163 2.3%
5-14 year olds 79 1.11%
15-49 year olds 2215 31.24%
50-69 year olds 3508 49.47%
70+ year olds 1126 15.88%


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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