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Lithuania Health

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Causes of death across Lithuania 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 Lithuania.

Highlights of Lithuania 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 Lithuania gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 66.81%66.81%
    • Fat : 27.50%27.50%
    • Animal protein : 9.89%9.89%
    • Plant protein : 6.20%6.20%
  • 10.40% increase in caloric supply : Currently Lithuania gets 3417/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 3095/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Meat and Sugar are three major diet compositions in Lithuania
  • Wheat, Rye and Barley are three major Cereal preferences in Lithuania
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Lithuania average intake is 298.60 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Lithuania
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Lithuania average Fruit intake is 134.47grams
  • In Lithuania, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 62.90% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Lithuania 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 Lithuania
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat950
2Rye105
3Barley54
4Rice30
5Oats17
6Maize6
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 Lithuania

Diet Compositions in Lithuania
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Cereals & Grains1166
2Meat485
3Sugar407
4Oils & Fats363
5Dairy & Eggs340
6Alcoholic Beverages287
7Starchy Roots174
8Fruits & Vegetables128
9Other36
10Pulses31

Major Cause of Death


Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Lithuania with 22105 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 57% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were the highest types of death causes in Lithuania.
    Major Cause of Death in Lithuania
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 26646 deaths (year 2016).
  • 37.7% kids below age 5 years die because of Congenital birth defects.
  • Cancers, Drowning and Road accidents are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Cardiovascular disease, Suicide and Cancers are the major cause of death in people aged 14 - 49 years.
  • Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Liver disease are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 40% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cardiovascular diseases.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

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

Major Risk Factors of Death


  • Three Major factors of death in Lithuania are High blood pressure, High cholesterol and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 4 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, Smoking and High blood pressure are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood pressure, Smoking 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 Lithuania (and it's count)

Cancer Analysis


1.2% of Lithuania population was suffering from cancer i.e. 52923 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 921) and Stomach cancer was also concerning with 701 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Pancreatic cancer have 1% of survival chance.Lithuania was really successful in diagnosing Thyroid cancer where 98% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 24640 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 5761 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 921 people were dead. This means 15.99% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Lithuania and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Lithuania :
  • 1.2 % of Lithuania population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Thyroid cancer was most cured cancer in Lithuania
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Lithuania

Tables (Appendix)


Major Cause of Deaths in Lithuania (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 1769 4.53%
Cardiovascular diseases 22105 56.64%
Kidney disease 237 0.61%
Respiratory disease 780 2%
Liver disease 918 2.35%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 708 1.81%
Digestive disease 977 2.5%
Hepatitis 11 0.03%
Cancers 7570 19.4%
Parkinson's disease 266 0.68%
Fire 87 0.22%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 227 0.58%
Homicide 207 0.53%
HIV/AIDS 57 0.15%
Drug disorder 217 0.56%
Tuberculosis 188 0.48%
Road incidents 381 0.98%
Maternal deaths 3 0.01%
Neonatal deaths 40 0.1%
Alcohol disorder 375 0.96%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 9 0.02%
Road incidents 381 0.98%
Lower respiratory infections 545.271982131 1.4%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 708 1.81%
Respiratory disease 780 2%
Liver disease 918 2.35%
Digestive disease 977 2.5%
Suicide 1092 2.8%
Dementia 1769 4.53%
Cancers 7570 19.4%
Cardiovascular diseases 22105 56.64%


Lithuania - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 1 0.82%
Neonatal disorders 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Drowning 1 0.82%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Road accidents 40 32.79%
Fire 2 1.64%
Homicide 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 3 2.46%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 2 1.64%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 5 4.1%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.82%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 1.64%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
Liver disease 1 0.82%
Measles 46 37.7%
Drug use disorders 11 9.02%
Natural disasters 0 0%
7 5.74%


Lithuania - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 2 6.45%
Homicide 1 3.23%
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 6 19.35%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 7 22.58%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 1 3.23%
Cancers 9 29.03%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 2 6.45%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 0 0%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 1 3.23%
Lower respiratory infections 2 6.45%


Lithuania - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 520 18.25%
Homicide 112 3.93%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.04%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 59 2.07%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.04%
Road accidents 184 6.46%
Tuberculosis 55 1.93%
HIV/AIDS 40 1.4%
Drowning 100 3.51%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 23 0.81%
Cancers 430 15.09%
Hepatitis 3 0.11%
Digestive diseases 84 2.95%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 54 1.89%
Liver disease 263 9.23%
Respiratory disease 17 0.6%
Kidney disease 17 0.6%
Cardiovascular disease 545 19.12%
Drug disorder 111 3.89%
Alcohol disorder 153 5.37%
Parkinson's disease 1 0.04%
Dementia 1 0.04%
Lower respiratory infections 76 2.67%


Lithuania - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 407 4.25%
Homicide 70 0.73%
Nutritional deficiencies 3 0.03%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0.01%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 132 1.38%
Diarrheal diseases 2 0.02%
Road accidents 119 1.24%
Tuberculosis 92 0.96%
HIV/AIDS 16 0.17%
Drowning 86 0.9%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 39 0.41%
Cancers 2959 30.89%
Hepatitis 5 0.05%
Digestive diseases 256 2.67%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 190 1.98%
Liver disease 524 5.47%
Respiratory disease 187 1.95%
Kidney disease 58 0.61%
Cardiovascular diseases 3876 40.46%
Dementia 55 0.57%
Parkinson's disease 18 0.19%
Drug disorder 81 0.85%
Alcohol disorder 203 2.12%
Lower respiratory infections 200 2.09%


Lithuania - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 162 0.61%
Homicide 22 0.08%
Nutritional deficiencies 2 0.01%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 38 0.14%
Diarrheal diseases 5 0.02%
Road accidents 69 0.26%
Tuberculosis 41 0.15%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 31 0.12%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 23 0.09%
Cancers 4167 15.74%
Hepatitis 3 0.01%
Digestive diseases 636 2.4%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 460 1.74%
Liver disease 131 0.49%
Respiratory disease 575 2.17%
Kidney disease 162 0.61%
Cardiovascular disease 17682 66.79%
Parkinson's disease 248 0.94%
Dementia 1714 6.47%
Drug use disorders 26 0.1%
Alcohol use disorders 20 0.08%
Lower respiratory infections 256 0.97%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Lithuania
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 4 0.01%
Poor sanitation 3 0.01%
No access to handwashing facility 8 0.02%
Household air pollution 113 0.22%
Outdoor air pollution 2496 4.9%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 2 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 4 0.01%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 16 0.03%
Secondhand smoke 557 1.09%
Alcohol use 4127 8.11%
Drug use 491 0.96%
Diet low in fruits 2514 4.94%
Diet low in vegetables 1908 3.75%
Unsafe sex 195 0.38%
Low physical activity 2402 4.72%
High blood sugar 3349 6.58%
High cholesterol 8371 16.45%
High body-mass index (obesity) 5544 10.89%
High blood pressure 13930 27.37%
Smoking 4646 9.13%
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 210 0.41%


Lithuania - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 2 7.69%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 16 61.54%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 2 7.69%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 2 7.69%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 4 15.38%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Lithuania - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 1 100%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Unsafe sex 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 0 0%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 0 0%
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%


Lithuania - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 7 0.25%
Drug use 228 8.22%
Alcohol use 990 35.7%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.04%
Unsafe water source 1 0.04%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 340 12.26%
Secondhand smoke 13 0.47%
Low physical activity 24 0.87%
Diet low in fruits 109 3.93%
Diet low in vegetables 63 2.27%
Unsafe sex 39 1.41%
High body-mass index (obesity) 204 7.36%
Household air pollution 5 0.18%
Outdoor air pollution 93 3.35%
High total cholesterol 234 8.44%
High blood pressure 331 11.94%
High blood sugar 91 3.28%


Lithuania - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 46 0.35%
Drug use 212 1.59%
Alcohol use 1937 14.55%
No access to handwashing facility 3 0.02%
Poor sanitation 1 0.01%
Unsafe sex 80 0.6%
Smoking 2360 17.73%
Secondhand smoke 101 0.76%
Unsafe water source 1 0.01%
Diet low in vegetables 389 2.92%
Diet low in fruits 679 5.1%
Low physical activity 312 2.34%
Outdoor air pollution 627 4.71%
Household air pollution 30 0.23%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1528 11.48%
High blood sugar 663 4.98%
High total cholesterol 1640 12.32%
High blood pressure 2702 20.3%


Lithuania - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 157 0.45%
Drug use 51 0.15%
Alcohol use 1199 3.45%
Smoking 1947 5.6%
Secondhand smoke 441 1.27%
Household air pollution 78 0.22%
Outdoor air pollution 1773 5.1%
No access to handwashing facility 4 0.01%
Poor sanitation 1 0%
Unsafe water source 2 0.01%
Unsafe sex 76 0.22%
Low physical activity 2066 5.94%
Diet low in vegetables 1456 4.19%
Diet low in fruits 1726 4.96%
High cholesterol 6498 18.68%
High blood pressure 10897 31.33%
High blood sugar 2595 7.46%
High body-mass index (obesity) 3811 10.96%


Lithuania - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 270 | Deaths : 187 69.26%
Breast cancer Patients : 6698 | Deaths : 509 7.6%
Larynx cancer Patients : 933 | Deaths : 129 13.83%
Kidney cancer Patients : 2563 | Deaths : 284 11.08%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 1635 | Deaths : 25 1.53%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 1194 | Deaths : 293 24.54%
Stomach cancer Patients : 1778 | Deaths : 701 39.43%
Uterine cancer Patients : 4972 | Deaths : 124 2.49%
Bladder cancer Patients : 1730 | Deaths : 236 13.64%
Cervical cancer Patients : 1028 | Deaths : 167 16.25%
Prostate cancer Patients : 13872 | Deaths : 534 3.85%
Testicular cancer Patients : 297 | Deaths : 6 2.02%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 469 | Deaths : 465 99.15%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 249 | Deaths : 190 76.31%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 46 | Deaths : 10 21.74%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 5761 | Deaths : 921 15.99%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 571 | Deaths : 55 9.63%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 720 | Deaths : 144 20%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 812 | Deaths : 206 25.37%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 2070 | Deaths : 98 4.73%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 91 | Deaths : 88 96.7%


Lithuania - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 247 0.47%
5-14 year olds 93 0.18%
15-49 year olds 4931 9.32%
50-69 year olds 24640 46.56%
70+ year olds 23011 43.48%


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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