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Libya Health

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Causes of death across Libya 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 Libya.

Highlights of Libya 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)

  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Libya average intake is 0.00 grams
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Libya average Fruit intake is 0.00grams
  • In Libya, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 65.70% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Libya 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 Libya
RankCerealskcal/capita/day

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

Diet Compositions in Libya
RankTypekilocalories per person per day

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Libya with 9564 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 35% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease were the highest types of death causes in Libya.
    Major Cause of Death in Libya
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 11596 deaths (year 2016).
  • 39.66% kids below age 5 years die because of Neonatal disorders.
  • Road accidents, Cardiovascular disease and Cancers 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 39% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Libya are High blood pressure, High body-mass index (obesity) and High blood sugar. Every year around 26 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 blood pressure, High body-mass index (obesity) 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 Libya (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


0.51% of Libya population was suffering from cancer i.e. 20329 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 539) and Breast cancer was also concerning with 324 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Esophageal cancer have 9% of survival chance.Libya was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 98% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 8497 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 3505 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 539 people were dead. This means 15.38% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Libya and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Libya :
  • 0.51 % of Libya population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Libya
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Libya

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Libya (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 1313 4.85%
Cardiovascular diseases 9564 35.3%
Kidney disease 1361 5.02%
Respiratory disease 922 3.4%
Liver disease 614 2.27%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 2717 10.03%
Digestive disease 311 1.15%
Hepatitis 22 0.08%
Cancers 4735 17.47%
Parkinson's disease 105 0.39%
Fire 85 0.31%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 106 0.39%
Homicide 117 0.43%
HIV/AIDS 50 0.18%
Drug disorder 81 0.3%
Tuberculosis 126 0.46%
Road incidents 1466 5.41%
Maternal deaths 19 0.07%
Neonatal deaths 391 1.44%
Alcohol disorder 19 0.07%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 62 0.23%
Terrorism 631 2.33%
Lower respiratory infections 762.69829908 2.81%
Respiratory disease 922 3.4%
Conflict 1126 4.16%
Dementia 1313 4.85%
Kidney disease 1361 5.02%
Road incidents 1466 5.41%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 2717 10.03%
Cancers 4735 17.47%
Cardiovascular diseases 9564 35.3%


Libya - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 1 0.1%
Congenital birth defects 1 0.1%
Cardiovascular disease 1 0.1%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Road accidents 20 2.03%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 391 39.66%
Cancers 29 2.94%
Drowning 0 0%
Fire 1 0.1%
Digestive diseases 9 0.91%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Liver disease 4 0.41%
Measles 16 1.62%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Homicide 4 0.41%
Protein-energy malnutrition 19 1.93%
HIV/AIDS 3 0.3%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 4 0.41%
Hepatitis 110 11.16%
Tuberculosis 269 27.28%
Drug use disorders 42 4.26%
Natural disasters 3 0.3%
59 5.98%


Libya - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2 0.87%
Homicide 3 1.3%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.43%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.43%
Diarrheal diseases 2 0.87%
Road accidents 61 26.41%
Tuberculosis 1 0.43%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.43%
Drowning 14 6.06%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 5 2.16%
Cancers 46 19.91%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 3 1.3%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 18 7.79%
Liver disease 3 1.3%
Respiratory disease 3 1.3%
Kidney disease 6 2.6%
Cardiovascular disease 47 20.35%
Lower respiratory infections 14 6.06%


Libya - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 219 4.85%
Homicide 97 2.15%
Nutritional deficiencies 3 0.07%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0.02%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 9 0.2%
Diarrheal diseases 7 0.15%
Road accidents 958 21.2%
Tuberculosis 36 0.8%
HIV/AIDS 39 0.86%
Drowning 63 1.39%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 45 1%
Cancers 943 20.87%
Hepatitis 7 0.15%
Digestive diseases 48 1.06%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 319 7.06%
Liver disease 117 2.59%
Respiratory disease 93 2.06%
Kidney disease 171 3.78%
Cardiovascular disease 1169 25.87%
Drug disorder 55 1.22%
Alcohol disorder 11 0.24%
Parkinson's disease 2 0.04%
Dementia 3 0.07%
Lower respiratory infections 103 2.28%


Libya - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 46 0.59%
Homicide 13 0.17%
Nutritional deficiencies 2 0.03%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0.01%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 5 0.06%
Diarrheal diseases 6 0.08%
Road accidents 300 3.85%
Tuberculosis 37 0.47%
HIV/AIDS 8 0.1%
Drowning 15 0.19%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 16 0.21%
Cancers 1971 25.28%
Hepatitis 10 0.13%
Digestive diseases 90 1.15%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 899 11.53%
Liver disease 268 3.44%
Respiratory disease 293 3.76%
Kidney disease 469 6.01%
Cardiovascular diseases 3007 38.56%
Dementia 126 1.62%
Parkinson's disease 13 0.17%
Drug disorder 15 0.19%
Alcohol disorder 6 0.08%
Lower respiratory infections 182 2.33%


Libya - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 15 0.12%
Homicide 2 0.02%
Nutritional deficiencies 9 0.07%
Protein-energy malnutrition 8 0.07%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 2 0.02%
Diarrheal diseases 27 0.22%
Road accidents 118 0.98%
Tuberculosis 52 0.43%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.01%
Drowning 4 0.03%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 14 0.12%
Cancers 1761 14.61%
Hepatitis 4 0.03%
Digestive diseases 166 1.38%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1462 12.13%
Liver disease 223 1.85%
Respiratory disease 531 4.41%
Kidney disease 712 5.91%
Cardiovascular disease 5230 43.4%
Parkinson's disease 90 0.75%
Dementia 1184 9.83%
Drug use disorders 12 0.1%
Alcohol use disorders 2 0.02%
Lower respiratory infections 421 3.49%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Libya
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 26 0.09%
Poor sanitation 17 0.06%
No access to handwashing facility 24 0.08%
Household air pollution 10 0.03%
Outdoor air pollution 2421 8.09%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 8 0.03%
Discontinued breastfeeding 1 0%
Child wasting 38 0.13%
Child stunting 6 0.02%
Low birth weight 227 0.76%
Secondhand smoke 534 1.79%
Alcohol use 61 0.2%
Drug use 253 0.85%
Diet low in fruits 1162 3.88%
Diet low in vegetables 745 2.49%
Unsafe sex 126 0.42%
Low physical activity 1032 3.45%
High blood sugar 4440 14.84%
High cholesterol 3325 11.12%
High body-mass index (obesity) 5212 17.43%
High blood pressure 6949 23.23%
Smoking 3130 10.46%
Iron deficiency 2 0.01%
Zinc deficiency 2 0.01%
Vitamin-A deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 158 0.53%


Libya - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 1 0.32%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 8 2.53%
Child stunting 6 1.9%
Low birth weight 227 71.84%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 3 0.95%
Secondhand smoke 3 0.95%
Poor sanitation 6 1.9%
Unsafe water source 8 2.53%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 15 4.75%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 1 0.32%
Child wasting 38 12.03%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Libya - 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 1 7.69%
Unsafe water source 1 7.69%
Unsafe sex 0 0%
Iron deficiency 2 15.38%
Secondhand smoke 1 7.69%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 5 38.46%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood sugar 1 7.69%
High blood pressure 1 7.69%
Poor sanitation 1 7.69%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Libya - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 2 0.05%
Low bone mineral density 24 0.56%
Drug use 122 2.83%
Alcohol use 25 0.58%
No access to handwashing facility 3 0.07%
Unsafe water source 3 0.07%
Poor sanitation 2 0.05%
Smoking 534 12.4%
Secondhand smoke 72 1.67%
Low physical activity 96 2.23%
Diet low in fruits 242 5.62%
Diet low in vegetables 142 3.3%
Unsafe sex 50 1.16%
High body-mass index (obesity) 817 18.97%
Household air pollution 2 0.05%
Outdoor air pollution 386 8.96%
High total cholesterol 576 13.37%
High blood pressure 830 19.27%
High blood sugar 379 8.8%


Libya - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 52 0.46%
Drug use 101 0.89%
Alcohol use 23 0.2%
No access to handwashing facility 5 0.04%
Poor sanitation 2 0.02%
Unsafe sex 48 0.42%
Smoking 1432 12.61%
Secondhand smoke 219 1.93%
Unsafe water source 3 0.03%
Diet low in vegetables 272 2.39%
Diet low in fruits 456 4.01%
Low physical activity 324 2.85%
Outdoor air pollution 921 8.11%
Household air pollution 4 0.04%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2168 19.09%
High blood sugar 1566 13.79%
High total cholesterol 1315 11.58%
High blood pressure 2447 21.54%


Libya - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 82 0.59%
Drug use 30 0.22%
Alcohol use 14 0.1%
Smoking 1164 8.37%
Secondhand smoke 238 1.71%
Household air pollution 4 0.03%
Outdoor air pollution 1094 7.86%
No access to handwashing facility 12 0.09%
Poor sanitation 7 0.05%
Unsafe water source 11 0.08%
Unsafe sex 28 0.2%
Low physical activity 612 4.4%
Diet low in vegetables 331 2.38%
Diet low in fruits 464 3.33%
High cholesterol 1434 10.31%
High blood pressure 3671 26.38%
High blood sugar 2492 17.91%
High body-mass index (obesity) 2226 16%


Libya - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 221 | Deaths : 71 32.13%
Breast cancer Patients : 5528 | Deaths : 324 5.86%
Larynx cancer Patients : 630 | Deaths : 114 18.1%
Kidney cancer Patients : 649 | Deaths : 85 13.1%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 1445 | Deaths : 33 2.28%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 488 | Deaths : 95 19.47%
Stomach cancer Patients : 335 | Deaths : 218 65.07%
Uterine cancer Patients : 629 | Deaths : 29 4.61%
Bladder cancer Patients : 2082 | Deaths : 223 10.71%
Cervical cancer Patients : 608 | Deaths : 87 14.31%
Prostate cancer Patients : 2104 | Deaths : 187 8.89%
Testicular cancer Patients : 195 | Deaths : 4 2.05%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 260 | Deaths : 162 62.31%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 55 | Deaths : 50 90.91%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 267 | Deaths : 66 24.72%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 3505 | Deaths : 539 15.38%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 56 | Deaths : 15 26.79%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 312 | Deaths : 42 13.46%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 539 | Deaths : 212 39.33%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 901 | Deaths : 114 12.65%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 75 | Deaths : 16 21.33%


Libya - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 173 0.85%
5-14 year olds 150 0.74%
15-49 year olds 6301 31%
50-69 year olds 8497 41.8%
70+ year olds 5207 25.61%


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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